DIY Hair Growth Potion – a Natural Homemade Hair Growth Treatment


Hair growth takes time, patience and a good hair care routine. Sadly, it doesn’t happen overnight and there are no shortcuts. I’ve seen all kinds of promising products, the “get longer hair in just 7 days” types and trust me, they just don’t work. Hairs go through a certain growth cycle and that’s just how the human body works – growing longer locks in a few days is unnatural and obviously, impossible.

Although you can’t get longer hair instantly (wigs and extensions excluded! 🙂 ), there are a few ways to boost your hair growth and gain some more length. Factors like diet and medication, emotional stress and health issues, hair care routine, treatments and hair styling are very important and surely affect the appearance and health of the strands. However, today I want to focus on one factor in particular: my favorite natural hair treatment.


So, throughout this whole year I’ve been getting a lot of compliments and positive reactions to my hair length, as well as questions on my routine and products.  I would always mention my protein intake and my weekly hair treatment as key hair boosters. Naturally, my friends were eager to try out these “secret” ingredients and I’m so happy to notice some long locks already! I even have this friend that wanted thicker beard and sure enough, after using this mixture regularly his beard grew thicker! So yes, this thing works. I’ve been joking about it being magical and therefore called it a potion.

My results so far…


Let’s get to the recipe!


To make this hair growth potion you will need:


How to make it

Combine 2 oz (60 ml) of castor oil with 5 oz (150 ml) of coconut oil. Add 4 – 6 drops of lavender oil. Lastly, cut 4 vitamin E capsules in half and spill the serum in the mixture. Mix well and pour in a jar, a bottle, or anything with a lid. Here‘s a similar bottle to the one I used.

Keep it sealed in a cool place for later use.

You can adjust the measurements and make less than this, just remember to not make too much as DIY treatments can go bad after a while. My hair is long and it takes me around 3 weeks to use up this mixture.


How to use

Apply on dry hair, massage it on your scalp and down to your ends. Make sure you cover all strands. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes, then shampoo and rinse off. Make sure you rinse thoroughly to completely wash off all the oils. Your hair will instantly get soft and shiny, and after a few treatments it’ll start growing thicker.

Do this treatment 1 – 2 times a week. Stay consistent and the results will start showing in a month or two!

*You can also use it on your eyebrows, eyelashes, or any areas affected by hair loss.


Why are these ingredients good for your hair?

All of these ingredients are amazing hair boosters and promote hair strength, length and thickness.

Castor oil is often used to treat hair loss. It has antifungal, anti – bacterial and antiviral properties, that can treat scalp infections, dandruff and follliculitus. The high content of Ricinoleic acid can help balance scalp PH and therefore replenish the scalp’s natural oils. This Omega 9 fatty acid is great for nourishing the hair follicles, protection from damage and boosting hair thickness.


Coconut oil has anti – microbial properties, it’s rich in lauric acid and medium chain fatty acids. These nutrients help in deep conditioning the scalp, boost hair growth, make your hair grow stronger and add moisture and shine.

Lavender oil has antiseptic and circulatory benefits. When massaged into the scalp, it can improve blood circulation, balance sebum production, add shine and moisture to the hair, help control dandruff and promote hair growth.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps stimulate hair growth by protecting tissue, repairing damaged hair follicles and improving the blood circulation when massaged into the scalp.

There are other things you should pay attention to if you truly want to grow long hair (such as diet and hair care routine). You can read all about them here!

*If you’re allergic to any of the listed ingredients, do not apply to skin or hair.


Would you try out this treatment? Let me know in the comments bellow!

*This post contains affiliate links, meaning I get a few cents for every purchase through these links. It won’t cost you anything extra but will support my blog! 🙂


26 thoughts on “DIY Hair Growth Potion – a Natural Homemade Hair Growth Treatment

  1. I have suffered from SUCH major hair loss in the last year… thank you so much for sharing. I am so self conscious about my hair ALL the time 🙁

    1. You’re welcome Laura! I’m sorry you suffer from hair loss & feel bad about your hair… Truly hope this would help you. Be consistent, focus on your hair routine and stay patient – in time you’ll start noticing the results! 🙂

  2. I love the added info of why you use certain ingredients. I have lost a bunch of hair recently due to pregnancy and stress and will definitely give this a try!

  3. Ohhh, I want to try this. After having my son last year I lost a TON of hair. It’s starting to get back to normal now, but I’ve always had thinner hair so I think this would help me out greatly. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I’ve been trying to get long hair for years and gave up this month because my hair was falling like autumn leaves 🙁 so I got a pixie cut and I regret it . Hopefully this potion would be helpful.

    1. Hey Ghada! I don’t know much about your hair condition, but seasonal hair loss is normal and I’ve been noticing so much hair around my house these last few weeks :/. This happens to me every year. I’m sorry you regret your cut and I hope your hair grows back thicker! You can read more about growing out long hair in the post I linked above. I included some tips about coloring and diet which are also key :). I’ve been trying to get long hair for years too, so please let me know if you have any more questions. Would love to help!

  5. Great post. My hair is falling out rapidly. I’m bald in some spots on the top. The reminder is very very thin on crown and sides.

    Thank you for recipe and information.

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