How to Rub Vitamin E on the Scalp to Promote Hair Growth

Spoonful of fish oil capsule.
Vitamin E capsules on a wooden spoon. (Image: areeya_ann/iStock/Getty Images)

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps repair and build tissue. When you apply vitamin E to your scalp, it helps reduce inflammation and repair damage to the follicles, and healthy follicles encourage hair growth. Vitamin E is available in pill form as a dietary supplement in the vitamin section of the drug store. You can use the vitamin E gel from the supplement capsules as a topical skin treatment.

Step 1

Wash your hair and scalp with a mild shampoo. Squeeze the excess water from your hair, and blot your hair with a towel until damp. The vitamin E penetrates best on a clean scalp.

Step 2

Pour a quarter-sized amount of grape seed, sesame or carrot oil into a small dish. Use grape seed oil for normal hair, sesame oil for oily hair and carrot oil for dry hair.

Step 3

Pierce two vitamin E capsules with a pin, and squeeze the contents into the oil. The oils help the vitamin E spread more easily.

Step 4

Part your hair into four sections: front-to-back and ear-to-ear. Twist each section and clip it to your head.

Step 5

Release one section of your hair. Dip your fingers into the vitamin E oil, rub your fingers together and massage the oil into your scalp. Work the oil from the roots to the ends. Repeat with the remaining sections.

Things You'll Need

  • Mild shampoo

  • Towel

  • Vitamin E gel caps, 200 IU

  • Grape seed, sesame or carrot oil

  • Small dish

  • Comb

  • Hair clips

Tip

For short hair, massage the oil directly into your scalp without parting your hair into sections. Some people may have a reaction to the vitamin E oil. Wash your hair immediately if you experience itching or swelling on your scalp.

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