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Woman Massaging Her Scalp

Rosemary for Hair Health

Natural herb #2 this week we are going to tell you about is rosemary. Rosemary is a herb which is mainly used in cooking. Apart from its aromatic properties rosemary is popular for its medicinal properties as well. Among its many medicinal uses, rosemary is a popular herb for being a hair-enhancing stimulator.

By using rosemary here are some benefits for your hair:

  • Stimulates Hair Growth: Rosemary oil stimulates hair follicles which promotes hair growth. It can be as effective as minoxidil in improving hair thickness and growth. (Studies have shown that rosemary has 2%-2.5% minoxidil in it)

  • Prevents Hair Loss: Rosemary oil strengthens hair follicles and improves scalp health which reduces hair fallout. Its antioxidant properties neutralize free radicals that damage hair and scalp.

  • Treats Dandruff and Dry Scalp: Rosemary's natural anti inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make it an effective treatment for dandruff and dry scalp.

  • Improves Hair Shine and Texture: Essential oils in rosemary condition hair which makes it softer and shinier. It locks in moisture, preventing hair from becoming dry and brittle.

  • Prevents Premature Graying: Rosemary's antioxidants combat the aging effects on hair, preventing premature graying.

 

You can use rosemary in a few ways:

  1. Rosemary Hair Oil
  2. Rosemary Spray
  3. Rosemary Essential Oil in hair care products

 

DIY time!!


Easiest Rosemary Spray Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of dried rosemary or 1 packet of fresh rosemary
  • 3 cloves
  • 4-5 mint leaves (optional)
  • 1/2 tbsp grated ginger (optional)


Instructions:

  1. Put the two cups of water in a pan and let it boil until bubbles form, over medium heat.
  2. Add the fresh/dried rosemary, mint leaves, grated ginger and cloves to the boiling water. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Close the lid and leave it for another 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid and let the liquid cool down. By the time it’s cooled it should be amber colour.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a spray bottle or dropper (Spray bottled recommended) . This can be used for 5-6 days.
  6. If there is remaining liquid, you can freeze it and use it for another week when the first batch is finished. You can also use it to wash your hair on your upcoming hair wash day.


How to use the spray:

  1. Spray on the hairline first.
  2. Section the hair into 8 vertical rows and spray it down on the scalp.
  3. Section the hair into 4 horizontal rows and spray on the scalp.
  4. Do not spray a lot of water on the scalp. A few sprays per row are sufficient.
  5. Start massaging your scalp after spraying. Focus on the scalp, not the hair. You should feel your scalp moving. A scalp massaging tool can be handy, but fingers work well too.
  6. You can spray this to your scalp everyday at night
  7. Keep the mixture in the fridge.

(Safety Precautions - Please do a patch test before you try the rosemary hair spray. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP.)

Feel free to reach out if you’re interested in the rosemary oil recipe as well.

We hope you found this information helpful! We’d love to hear about your experiences, so please share your feedback in the comments below.

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