What to Know About Rosemary, the TikTok Famous Hair Growth Ingredient
What is Rosemary
Rosemary is a popular native Mediterranean herb that is known to give fragrance and add flavor to different dishes. However, its vast purpose had also reached the medicinal and beauty world with its multiple health benefits. Some of its suggested therapeutic effects are prevention of staph infections, improving mood, boosting memory, relieving pain, and calming down anxiety. Moreover, it had also growth popular in the beauty community due to its hair growth properties and nerve rejuvenation benefits for the scalp.
In this article, we will focus on the benefits of using rosemary for healthier scalp health and hair growth. The word “rosemary for hair growth” already has 4.8 billion views on TikTok and many have expressed the extraordinary results of rosemary for hair and scalp. Check out below its benefits and how you can use it yourself!
Rosemary Hair Benefits
#1 For Hair Growth
A clinical trial conducted in 2015 pitted rosemary oil and minoxidil (Rogaine) together and rosemary oil have proved to be as effective as minoxidil in treating hair loss and alopecia. Other studies have also shown that rosemary does not only help with stimulating hair growth but also helps treat itchy scalp. Furthermore, rosemary has antimicrobial properties that can remove dirt and bacteria that live on the scalp. Removing these can provide a clean environment for the hair follicle to thrive and grow healthy.
#2 For Scalp Cleanse
Another amazing use of rosemary is that it has antibacterial properties that can help thoroughly cleanse the scalp and stop the cultivation of bacteria, excess oil, and fungus that may cause dandruff. Rosemary, combined with a scalp massage, can improve blood circulation, and help the hair follicles to grow healthier. Rosemary has also been shown to rejuvenate the nerve tissues in the scalp and heal damaged nerve endings. This, in turn, can heal and restore optimal scalp health. Here are some scalp issues that can be treated with rosemary:
- Dry scalp
- Itchy scalp
- Dandruff and Fungus
- Irritated and inflamed scalp
#3 For Hair Protection
Our hair is prone to damage and can easily break. According to experts, the scalp ages 6 times faster than our facial skin and 12 times faster than the skin in our body. When it ages, the hair can lack elasticity and can be more exposed to faster breakage. This can also disrupt hair growth and cause hair to be gray. Rosemary is an antioxidant that not only helps strengthen hair follicles but also protects them from breakage and losing elasticity.
#4 For Added Shine
Rosemary oil can help reduce frizz by locking in moisture on your strands and keep it hydrated and moisturized. Some people use rosemary tea as a rinse to get shiny locks and revitalize dull strands. While some uses it as a leave in conditioner by making a DIY rosemary spray.
Check out 4 ways you can use rosemary for your hair below!
How to Use Rosemary
Method #1: Rosemary Hair Growth Spray
This method is very easy and can be done at home.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 5-6 stems of rosemary or 1 rosemary tea
- 2-3 cups of water
- Spray bottle
How to Do It:
- Boil 5-6 stems of rosemary or rosemary tea into 2-3 cups of water
- Leave it on for 30-40 minutes and let it steep until you see the water turns purple/reddish tone.
- Let it cool and transfer to the spray bottle
- Spray it on to your scalp and massage
- Do this every day or every other day for hair growth
Check out this tutorial from @thehealthyhur:
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Method #2: Rosemary Hair Rinse
This is almost the same as the rosemary hair spray but you will use it as a rinse instead of spraying it on your scalp.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 5-6 stems of rosemary
- 5 cups of water
- Jar or bottle
How to Do It:
- Boil 5-6 stems of rosemary or rosemary tea into 5 cups of water
- Leave it to boil for 15 minutes and let it sit for 25 minutes
- Let it cool and transfer to the jar
- Rinse your hair with it 1-2 times a week
Check out @katyaniomi’s tutorial here:
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Method #3: Rosemary Oil
Rosemary essential oil can be used to stimulate hair growth by massaging it directly on the scalp. Do this one to two times and week and ramp it up once you get used to it to help improve cell health. When using rosemary oil, be sure to dilute it with a carrier oil or mix it with your shampoo. Rosemary oil can cause irritation if used with high potency. You may dilute it with coconut oil or jojoba oil.
Method #4: Shampoo and Conditioner with Rosemary
Panahi, Y., Taghizadeh, M., Marzony, E. T., & Sahebkar, A. (2015). Rosemary oil vs minoxidil 2% for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia: a randomized comparative trial. Skinmed, 13(1), 15–21.