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HARNESS THE BENEFITS OF ROSEMARY OIL FOR HAIR

Rosemary oil is a precious oil known for its healing properties. Apart from skincare, it is a good essential oil to be used for hair care too. It is a prized oil for being antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic. It has a slightly camphorous odour which feels good and peaceful.

Rosemary essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the needle-like leaves of a woody evergreen shrub, native to the Mediterranean. Owing to its miraculous quality for hair, it is now cultivated around the world. Dried rosemary leaves are often used in culinary whereas rosemary oil is widely used in beauty products.

The major components of rosemary oil are α-Pinene, 1,8-cineole, camphor, and borneol. It is also rich in monoterpenes, flavonoids, and phenolic acids. Let us walk you through the important benefits of rosemary essential oil in hair growth.


CAN ROSEMARY OIL HELP WITH HAIR GROWTH?

Yes! Rosemary helps with hair growth when used topically (diluted form) on the scalp. Regularly using hair care products infused with Rosemary essential oil is also touted to show some considerable effect on hair growth. Many people use rosemary leaves to make a hair rinse. In case you have any allergy to rosemary essential oil, you can easily use the leaves to make a simple hair rinse.

A study found out that rosemary essential oil is as effective as minoxidil in helping with hair growth. Minoxidil is commonly prescribed to enhance hair growth. The study also found that rosemary oil had lesser side effects when compared to minoxidil.


                     

BENEFITS OF ROSEMARY OIL FOR HAIR

  1. Antioxidant
    Environmental factors such as exposure to pollution, heat, sun and other factors can lead to oxidative stress of hair follicles. Rosemary oil is a natural antioxidant, which helps in mitigating the free radicals that cause damage to hair health. 
  2. Natural stimulant
    Rosemary oil acts as a natural stimulant when applied topically to the scalp. It boosts blood circulation to help with hair growth.
  3. Anti-inflammatory
    The anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary essential oil help with the inflammation caused to the hair scalp and inducing normal hair growth.
  4. Strengthening the follicles
    Oily Scalp may lead to poor hair growth due to the weakening of hair follicles. The anti-fungal, astringent properties of rosemary oil may help reduce excess oil on the scalp thereby supporting hair growth. Rosemary oil can help make the scalp healthy by reducing the oil produced by the hair follicles.

    The awesomeness of Rosemary oil just doesn't stop here. Apart from hair growth, it offers the following benefits for hair
  5. Premature greying of hair
    Rosemary oil can help prevent premature greying. You can make rosemary oil a part of your regular hair care routine to reduce the early greys.
  6. Dandruff
    The antifungal properties make rosemary oil an apt ingredient to help reduce dandruff. It can reduce the fungus that causes dandruff as well as reduces oily scalp. A clean and dandruff free scalp helps to keep the mane healthy.

WAYS TO USE ROSEMARY OIL FOR HAIR

After checking the wondrous benefits of rosemary oil, you might be eager to make it a part of your hair care routine. Rosemary essential oil can be added to cold pressed carrier oils and used topically on your scalp.

Always use diluted rosemary oil on the scalp and never directly. The essential oil has to be used at 1% dilution, that is if you take 1ml of rosemary essential oil then use 99ml of carrier oil for dilution.

Rosemary Essential Oil For Hair Growth Recipe (oily scalp)

Ingredients needed

  • 2 tsp of Cold Pressed Jojoba Oil
  • 2-3 drops of Rosemary essential oil 

Procedure

  • Take Jojoba oil and add 2-3 drops of rosemary essential oil and stir it.
  • Massage this oil on your scalp gently
  • You can leave the oil overnight or wash it after one hour.

Almond oil and Rosemary Oil for Hair Growth (dry scalp)

Ingredients needed

  • 2 teaspoons of almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon of castor oil
  • 2-3 drops of rosemary oil

Procedure

  • Mix 2-3 drops of rosemary oil with 2 teaspoons of almond oil and 1 teaspoon of castor oil.
  • This mixture can be gently massaged into the scalp once every 3 days or left in for one hour before shampoo.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON ROSEMARY OIL

  • Can rosemary oil regrow hair?
    Yes, rosemary oil is found to be as effective as Minoxidil to improve hair regrowth without any substantial side effects.
  • How long does it take for rosemary oil to grow hair?
    It can take anything from 3 to 6 months to show effects. The time frame also varies from individual to individual.
  • Is rosemary or peppermint better for hair growth?
    Both the oils are beneficial for hair growth. They can be used individually or by adding 1-2 drops of both oils in three teaspoons of Argan Oil or Jojoba oil.

References

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/rosemary
https://www.mdpi.com/2223-7747/9/5/651/htm
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25842469/

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