As a beauty aficionado, you’ve likely tried it all. Every product that you could get your hands on has likely been put on your strands. Nevertheless, there’s one thing missing from your arsenal that’s surprisingly cheap and easy-to-come-by. What is the miracle product, you’re likely wondering? Well, it’s none other than rosemary oil. Rosemary oil has been hailed for its anti-inflammatory and circulation-improving properties since your grandmother’s time. 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 confirmed that Rogaine (aka minoxidil) was no better at treating DHT-related hair loss in humans than rosemary oil. 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 the 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 to administer 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.