Rosemary prevents and helps slow down hair loss, and stimulates hair growth as well. How you might wonder? Basically, rosemary improves your circulation thanks to its ursolic acid which stimulates blood circulation to your scalp, which in turn helps to boost hair growth. It gets more oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. Also, the carnosic acid in rosemary rejuvenates nerves and damaged nerve endings, which stimulates hair growth.
And as if that wasn’t enough, rosemary also nourishes hair follicles, makes hair shiny, darkens gray hairs and slows down the appearance of new grays, as well as reduces dandruff thanks to its moisturizing properties to the dry scalp. So, really, there are only advantages to using rosemary in your hair. So let’s get to it!
What you’ll need:
- Fresh rosemary (a handful)
- 2 cups of water
- pot with a lid
- wooden spoon
- Fine sieve
- Spray bottle
What to do:
1. Place a handful of rosemary in a pot and cover with the water.
2. Cover the pot and turn the heat on low.
3. Let it simmer for 3 hours giving it a stir once an hour.
4. Remove the lid and put the pot on the side letting it cool down.
5. Pour the liquid through the sieve.
6. Pour the liquid in a spray bottle.
How to use it:
After washing your hair, towel dry it and spray the rosemary water into your scalp. Then massage your scalp gently and continue with your usual post-shower routine.
For best results, use it consistently. You should quickly notice shinier and healthier hair and any scalp dryness improve. It will obviously take longer to notice hair growth. Be patient and consistent.
NB: the rosemary water should be kept in the fridge. If you have allergies or sensitive skin you should patch test the rosemary water on your skin first before using it.