Rosemary oil for hair growth


The essential oil of rosemary is widely available and reputed for its diverse health benefits, ranging from antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to potential memory enhancement. In recent times, claims have surfaced suggesting its efficacy in promoting hair growth and preventing hair loss, drawing on historical practices of Mediterranean cultures utilizing rosemary-infused hair rinses.

The benefits of rosemary oil for hair may stem from its inherent properties, including but not limited to

  • anti-inflammatory actions
  • promotion of nerve growth,
  • enhancement of blood circulation,

similar to peppermint oil, which is also recognized for its hair growth-promoting effects. By improving blood flow to the scalp, rosemary oil may help prevent hair follicles from degenerating due to insufficient blood supply, potentially averting hair loss.

Recent Scientific studies about Rosemary Oil :

Some scientific findings suggest that rosemary may have positive effects on nerve tissue. Carnosic acid, a vital component of the plant, demonstrated the ability to repair tissue and nerve damage in a study. This capacity to heal nerve endings raises the possibility of rejuvenating scalp nerves, potentially leading to hair regrowth.

Recent studies have provided further insights into rosemary's role in preventing hair loss. In a 2015 trial comparing rosemary essential oil to minoxidil, both treatments were administered to individuals with androgenic alopecia (pattern baldness). The results indicated that rosemary essential oil was comparably effective to minoxidil and notably alleviated the side effects of scalp itchiness.

Additionally, research involving rosemary leaf extract, distinct from the essential oil, indicated its ability to promote hair growth, particularly in cases where hair loss was triggered by testosterone, as observed in pattern baldness. Notably, this study was conducted on mice.

Furthermore, two separate clinical reviews conducted in 2010 and 2011, respectively, recognized rosemary's potential to promote hair growth. The former cited a study demonstrating successful hair regrowth in individuals with alopecia who used essential oils, including rosemary. The latter review described rosemary essential oil as a remedy for hair loss due to its ability to improve circulation.

Overall, rosemary oil emerges as a promising and accessible remedy for promoting hair growth, potentially rivaling commercial products in efficacy while posing minimal risks when used appropriately.

How to use Rosemary oil?

Here are several methods to consider when using rosemary essential oil as a hair treatment to promote restoration and thickness. Try these treatments once or twice a week, gradually increasing frequency as desired or once you feel comfortable with them.

  1. Direct Scalp Massage: Combine approximately five drops of rosemary essential oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil, such as jojoba or coconut oil. Massage the mixture evenly onto your scalp after bathing or showering. While rinsing the oil afterward is optional, if you choose, allow it to remain on your scalp for at least 5 to 10 minutes beforehand.
  2. Incorporate into Shampoo: Mix rosemary essential oil into your shampoo, conditioner, lotion, or cream. Exercise caution to avoid adding an excessive amount; aim for about five drops per ounce of product. Use the product as usual, or directly add 2 to 3 drops of rosemary oil to any hair product before application.
  3. Create Homemade Shampoo: Numerous online resources offer recipes for homemade shampoo bases. Customize your shampoo by incorporating essential oils to suit your health and beauty goals. These recipes may feature a blend of ingredients such as baking soda, coconut oil, essential oils, and other beneficial oils.

Before using rosemary oil, it's important to note a few key considerations. First, avoid eye contact to prevent irritation; if contact occurs, rinse the eyes promptly with cold water. Additionally, exercise caution to avoid excessive application to the scalp, as rosemary oil may cause skin irritation, albeit without significant health risks.

Diluting the oil with a carrier oil is recommended to mitigate this risk. Suggested carrier oils include Almond oil, coconut oil, Castor oil, etc. Moreover, limited information exists regarding the safety of using rosemary essential oil during pregnancy or breastfeeding, necessitating caution due to uncertain effects despite its topical application for hair loss treatment.

Rosemary oil made by ShatPratishat, is pure steam distilled essential oil, without any additives. 


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