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How to Use Rosemary for Hair Growth

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By Toia Barry

Are you looking for natural ways to strengthen and lengthen your hair? Rosemary oil just might be the answer to all your hair goals.Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, has been used for culinary purposes, as a healing herb, and as decoration in its plant form. In addition, there is research showing the advantages of rosemary essential oil for health, skin, and hair growth. So if you were wondering, “Is rosemary good for hair?” the answer is yes! 

Rosemary is used to encourage hair growth in men, women, and all hair types. Many different essential oils promote healthy hair and hair growth, but rosemary oil is known as the best at getting the job done. Read on to discover the benefits of rosemary oil and how to use it specifically for healthy hair growth!

Benefits

  • Stimulates growth and thickness: rosemary oil improves blood circulation by carrying more oxygen to your scalp and promoting healthy hair follicle growth.
  • Revives dull hair: the rosemary plant has the powerful ingredient carnosic acid to help nourish a healthy scalp and heal nerve damage. 
  • Soothes dry and itchy scalp:rosemary oil improves hydration to calm the inflammation and itchiness that can cause thinning hair or hair loss.

Ways to Use Rosemary Oil 

Rosemary is most effective when it is used for 6 monthsor more. Start incorporating rosemary oil into your daily or weekly hair routine to receive all of its benefits. Here are some different ways you can add rosemary oil into your hair care:

Apply It to Your Scalp 

When it comes to how to prevent hair loss in women, a healthy scalp is key.Take about 3-5 drops of rosemary oil and massage it into your scalp. You can apply it after washing and conditioning hair or whileyou have dry hair. It’s up to you whether to leave it in or let it settle for a few minutes and then rinse it out. If the smell seems a bit overpowering, mix with another oil, like shea, avocado, or coconut oil.

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Remix Your Products 

Add about 10-12 drops of rosemary oil into your natural hairproducts: shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, lotions, or creams. Use the product as normal. 

DIY 

If you don’t want to buy products and you’re willing to get a littlecreative, try making your own rosemary oil-infused products:

  • Shampoo
  • Tomake a DIY rosemary shampoo, combinethe following ingredients: 

    • 10 to 12 drops of rosemary essential oil
    • 1/2 cup of liquid castile soap
    • 1/2 cup of distilled water or peppermint tea 
  • Spray or tonic 
  • To make a DIY conditioning spray, combine the following ingredients: 

    • 3 parts distilled water 
    • 2 ½ tablespoons vegetable glycerin 
    • 1 tablespoon fractionated coconut oil
    • 1 tablespoon rose water 
    • 3 drops of rosemary oil 
    • 2 drops of another essential oil, like lavenderoil or peppermint oil

    Buy Infused Products 

    Purchase products, like shampoo, lotion, or cream, already containing rosemary oil. These products are available in most drug stores and online retailers, like Amazon.

    If you are wondering how to strengthen hair and grow your curls, Mielle Organics’ Rosemary Mint Collection is perfect. Each product is infused with both rosemary and mint essential oils, known to increase blood circulation. This means that more oxygen is carried to your scalp, resulting in stimulated hair follicles and faster hair regrowth. Our Rosemary Mint Strengthening Hair Masque is perfect for delivering hydrated and strengthened curls after 20 minutes. The Rosemary Mint Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil is great for nourishing the hair follicle, smoothing split ends, preventing dry scalp, and length retention. 

    Mielle’s Rosemary Mint Strengthening Shampoo works overtime to bring those curls back to life. It also has amazing slip and is perfect for all hair types. The Rosemary Mint Strengthening Edge Gel is going to give your edges just the shine and growth you're looking for. Last but certainly not least, our Rosemary Mint Multivitamin Daily Styling Crème is known for its frizz protection and the smell it will leave your curls with!

    Tips for Using Rosemary Oil 

    • Like most essential oils, it can irritate the skin when in direct contact, so be mindful while using 
    • Women that are pregnant or breast-feeding should consult their doctor before using
    • Avoid getting in your eyes or mouth 
    • No research shows rosemary oil works for children 

    Finding Success with Rosemary Oil

    Who wouldn't want to stimulatehealthy hair growth without using artificial products or chemicals?! The natural hair journey can be such a test of patience, but rosemary oil is here to help. It could be just the thing you need to get the healthy hair you’ve been working so hard for. There are also so many bonuses to using rosemary outside of hairregrowth. What more could a naturalista ask for?

    In need of products to nourish your curls? Our Type 4 collection has all-organic products specific to your hair type! Shop now!

    References:

    1. Healthline. 10 Tips to Naturally Regrow Your Hairhttps://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/regrow-hair-naturally#onion-juice
    2. Medical News Today. How to use rosemary oil for hair growth.  https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319444
    3. Greatist. Brush Up on Rosemary Oil for Hair Growthhttps://greatist.com/health/rosemary-oil-for-hair
    4. Doterra. Leave-In Conditioning Sprayhttps://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-leave-in-conditioning-spray?epik=dj0yJnU9amJJQkFyeGw4UGRlLWQ5bWNwTHRrUnpEak80VlRPa1QmcD0wJm49S2JhYTlfa0hTU0hsaVd1Y0ZnalpxdyZ0PUFBQUFBR0JVYXpj




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