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JM | Aug 8, 2022

Rosemary, the beauty herb

Mikala Johnson

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Rosemary is one of the best and most popular herbs known for its beauty benefits. Rosemary is a very common and easily accessible herb. It is green in appearance with thin, needle-like leaves with a deep, pungent smell. Rosemary is traditionally known as a culinary herb that is very common in the kitchen.

However, rosemary is a versatile herb that happens to be a good treatment for the hair.  When it comes to its contributions to hair it seems to be all-purpose. Many commercial hair products such as hair oils, shampoos and hair masks contain rosemary.

Here is a brief list of its uses and benefits to hair:

Hair Growth – Rosemary can be used to stimulate and improve circulation to the scalp thus encouraging hair growth.

Hair Cleanser – Due to its antibacterial quality the herb is gentle cleanser for hair.

Sheen – Increases sheen and luster of the hair, giving it a polished look.

Scalp issues – Rosemary helps to relieve irritated, dry, flaky and dandruff-ridden scalps.

How to use Rosemary

As with all herbs there are many different ways that rosemary can be applied externally onto your hair and scalp. These processes can be used with either fresh or dried herbs. It can be used as an essential oil. Rosemary infused oils are quite popular within the beauty industry.

Massage it directly onto your scalp

Mix rosemary essential oil (Which is highly concentrated) with carrier oil such as jojoba oil, coconut oil or almond oil. Add 2-3 drops of rosemary essential oil to 10ml of carrier oil. Massage the mixture directly onto your scalp. Rinsing out the oil is optional, however, if you chose to rinse, let the oil sit on your scalp for at least 10-15 minutes before you do so.

Mix it into your shampoo

Rosemary oil can also be applied to conditioners and hair mask. Ensure that you do not add too much essential oil to products. Keep to about five drops per ounce of product. Afterward, use the product like usual.

Rosemary Rinse

Rosemary rinse is as simple making a cup of tea. Actually, it is pretty much a cup of tea!

How to make a rosemary rinse

  • Simply boil water and add your rosemary to the water.
  • Allow it to steam for 15-30minutes and then strain to remove the leaves. Voila! You are left with rosemary infused water.
  • The water can then be used for a rinse for a cleansing rinse, a treatment for shine, a treatment for dandruff or for scalp irritation.
  • The mist should not be rinsed out.

For extra scalp stimulation, which is great for hair growth, complement your rinse with a pleasant scalp massage. 

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