Are you someone constantly worried about your hair loss? Well, I’m sure there are many of you guys out there who suffer from hair loss and are looking for the right remedy to stop this problem. Well, how about try out rosemary, the wonder ingredient for hair growth!
How does rosemary benefit your hair?
Helps restore hair growth:
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 is 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.
Keeps scalp and hair healthy:
When the hair follicles get inflamed or the scalp skin gets irritated, it can lead to itchiness on the scalp, causing hair to break away, get damaged or fall out. Scalp infections also can be a reason for hair loss. Seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, folliculitis and even dandruff, can all be a cause for hair fall. Therefore, the properties of anti-inflammation in rosemary essential oil can help prevent and treat scalp conditions and reduce hair fall.
Rosemary essential oil can promote better blood circulation:
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. Certain times the hair follicles remain dormant and proper stimulation can help it begin to grow hair again.
Rosemary can be used on your hair in different ways – hair spray, hair rinse, hair oil or essential oil.
Rosemary water hair rinse or hair spray:
To make the hair rinse:
2 cups of water
2 handfuls of rosemary stalks
(Stalks should be around 8 to 10 inches in length)
Pour the water into the heating pan and place on high flame, add the stalks of rosemary in and let it simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the water starts to change color (light greenish). At this point, turn off the flame and let it sit for a few minutes and then strain into a container. The rosemary water is ready to be used.
To use as a hair spray: Spritz the rosemary hair spray randomly over your hair, (just like you would use a finishing spray) and let it dry naturally.
To use it as a hair rinse: Pour the rosemary water over your hair and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Then wash your hair with a mild shampoo and condition thereafter.
Tip: You can even use this rinse after your head bath and let it dry naturally, as it can give your hair a lovely fragrance.
Caution: Different ingredients work differently on different skin types and it is important to do a patch test before complete application, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Here is how you can use it for your hair:
1. Rosemary hair oil or essential oil:
You can use rosemary in the form of diluted essential oil to massage your scalp or you can even make homemade rosemary oil and use it for your scalp and hair.
Caution: Diluting a few drops of rosemary essential oil in any carrier oil before use is very important as rosemary essential oil is highly potent and concentrated and can have side effects if not diluted before usage. Dilution can be2 to 4 drops of rosemary essential oil, for every 2 tbsp of carrier oil.
Watch the video to know how you can make rosemary oil hair growth serum :