As we age, one of the biggest problems most people face is the thinning down of their hair. The hair succumbs to damage, breakage, and hair loss and our hair begin to thin out.

Well, while hair thinning is inevitable, there are ways we can use to regrow thinning hair and improve hair growth.

One essential oil to regrow thinning hair

What’s better than using simple all-natural ingredients in your everyday hair care routine to bring back volume to your hair?

Try out this super simple one-ingredient shampoo hack to help you regrow your thinning hair. All you need is the super effective ingredient – rosemary essential oil!

How does rosemary essential oil benefit your hair?

Rosemary helps promote hair growth by healing the damaged hair follicles as it has ‘carnosic acid’, which is an active ingredient present in plants that are known to help heal damaged nerves and tissues. This property of rosemary essential oil can heal nerve endings and could possibly stimulate rejuvenation of hair follicles, in turn restoring hair growth. It is just as effective as minoxidil. 

The properties of anti-inflammation in rosemary essential oil can help prevent and treat scalp conditions and reduce hair fall. At certain times the hair follicles remain dormant and proper stimulation can help them begin to grow hair again. Proper blood circulation is of utmost importance because when the blood flows to the scalp it can stimulate hair follicle growth from within and stimulate better hair growth right from the root, so the hair grows out stronger and healthier. Well, rosemary essential oil can help promote better blood circulation in the scalp to regrow thinning hair.

Please Note: Using black seed oil is completely optional. If you are someone with dry hair, then adding in some black seed oil can really benefit your hair.

Here are the benefits of black seed oil:

Black seed oil is rich in nutrients that can help provide nourishment to the hair follicles in turn restoring hair growth. The black seed oil contains omega-3s which help in increasing the blood circulation in the scalp in turn promoting hair growth and reducing hair fall.

Black seed oil can help regulate any imbalances in the hair growth cycle and activate the hair follicles to promote proper hair growth. It also helps to nourish the hair and can promote hair luster and shine, with an increase in hair volume. The black seed oil also has linoleic acid which can help prevent premature greying of hair, as the linoleic acid helps prevent the depletion of the pigment cells in the hair follicles.

How to make the rosemary essential oil shampoo to regrow thinning hair?


Into a mixing bowl, add some shampoo (you can add in as much as you’d use for a one-time hair wash). Then, add in a few drops of the rosemary essential oil, along with the black seed oil (optional for those with dry hair), and mix this well.

To use:

Wet your hair well under running water and then apply this shampoo mixture evenly all over your scalp and hair. Then, using your fingertips, massage it in gently so that it lathers well.

Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing off. Lastly, condition your hair, as usual.