As a beauty aficionado, you’ve tried more shampoos than you care to count and pore over every new haircare launch whilst applying your masks religiously. Nevertheless, the one thing missing from your arsenal is surprisingly easy to come by and cheap to buy. Rosemary oil has been hailed for its anti-inflammatory and circulation improving properties since your grandmother’s time, but in more recent years the medical community has praised its hair growth properties.
A 2013 study on mice proved that testosterone-related hair loss could regrow hair. Two years later, another study proved that Rogaine (aka minoxidil) was no better at treating DHT related hair loss in humans than plain old rosemary oil. In the first study, it is believed that rosemary oil prevented DHT (a type of testosterone that creates baldness) from ruining hair follicles. The idea is that the oil stopped the binding of DHT to hormone receptors. Another theory is that because Rosemary oil helps with circulation, it can make sure a steady blood supply is delivered to hair follicles.
(via Healing Solutions)
To keep things in perspective, 85% of men and 50% of females will suffer from hair loss in their adult life. If you are lucky enough to not suffer from hair loss yet, a fuller mane is always attractive and rosemary oil can get you there. This magical elixir is also rumored to help with dandruff and scalp itchiness.
If you want to reap all of the hair thickening and anti-hair loss benefits, you should opt for high-quality essential oil. Be wary of shampoos and other products that boast “rosemary” on the label but don’t include it as one of the main ingredients. A good way of administering the oil is to massage a few drops directly on the scalp. If your skin is sensitive, mix it in an equal part of carrier oil to avoid any rashes or redness.
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