Last year, I didn’t focus much on my hair journey. With the exception of chopping off a few inches of length late in the year, my journey was pretty uneventful. So now that the new year is here, I’m thinking about what I can do to make up for lost time.
My strategy, this year, is to focus on scalp health. If the scalp is thriving, our hair will thrive. Just as I was putting my thoughts together around what I can do differently to promote healthy hair growth, an idea appeared on my timeline that I couldn’t ignore.
Several ladies recommended the combination of two oils to stimulate hair growth. I’m no stranger to either of these products. I’m aware that people have been fans of both for a while. But this is the first time I’ve seen them combined to make a powerful-hair-growth formula.
Wild Growth and castor oil are gaining lots of popularity as a power duo for enhancing hair growth. I haven’t used Wild Growth oil in a while but I do remember that it did an amazing job at detangling my stubborn hair. It also made my roots really nice and soft. Everyone knows that castor oil is thee product to reach for when you’re dealing struggling edges. It makes sense that combining the two would create something wonderful.
Another thing I appreciate about Wild Growth oil is its unique ingredient list.
Olive oil, Jojoba oil, Coconut oil, Vitamin D, Choline, Inositol, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Calcium, Natural color, fragrance.
The creators of Wild Growth actually included a variety of nutrients to their oil blend. It’s interesting to see vitamin D on the list. I’ve talked about the connection between adequate vitamin D intake and healthy hair. Consuming vitamin D is extremely important. But there might be something to be said to applying the vitamin topically as well. If topical vitamin A is giving people good results, why not vitamin D? Inositol was once referred to as vitamin B8. Inositol is a popular hair loss remedy as it can help to slow down DHT related hair loss. Choline and Inositol combined can help hair create new cells that contribute to growth. Our hair follicles are ultra sensitive to decreasing levels of iron in the body. Iron deficiencies will ultimately result in hair loss.
You might be wondering if it adding a bunch of hair-friendly vitamins to a scalp oil will make any difference. My response is to remind everyone that what we put on our skin (and scalp) will absorb into the body. But instead of having to go through the digestive process, the scalp will have direct access to these nutrients. I’d love someone to do a study measuring the difference between taking hair supplements orally, applying them topically or combining the two methods to see if there are any variations in results.
Until then, I’m going to pick up some Wild Growth so I can try this combination out for myself. The “light” version of Wild Growth doesn’t have all of those wonderful vitamins in the ingredient list so I’ll stick to the original. If I want to really amp up the growth stimulating power of these oils, I might add a couple of drops of peppermint oil which is also known for its ability to impact hair growth. I’ve also seen folks pair castor oil with a product called Virgin Hair Fertilizer. The main ingredient in this hair fertilizer is peppermint oil so by adding peppermint oil to your Wildgrowth/castor blend, you are essentially getting the best of all three products in one.