If thinning hair is getting you down, we may have found the solution. There truly is no better feeling than hair that is thick, healthy and luscious so when it feels like volume is lacking and your shine is slacking, we don’t blame you for becoming a little desperate to turn it around, stat. But with the plethora of strengthening and volumising hair products on the market, it can be tricky to decipher the marketing BS from formulas that will actually deliver results. So, rather than spending a fortune on an entirely new hair care regimen, it seems that adding rosemary oil into your hair care routine could be the most efficient way to thicken up those strands and nurture them to be long and luscious. But how does one incorporate this essential oil into their routine? And why bother? We break it down for you.
How To Use Rosemary oil may sound like the hair helper we’ve been waiting for but its potency can be your biggest asset and your biggest downfall. When starting out, it is best to incorporate the essential oil into a carrier oil (think coconut or jojoba oil) to dilute it and reduce any irritation. Then simply massage the concoction into the scalp for five to 10 minutes and rinse out, following with your favourite shampoo and conditioner. You can do this one to two times a week at first and slowly work your way up to daily if you feel so inclined. Think of it a little like retinol…but for your strands.
The Benefits Hair Growth: Duh! Rosemary oil contains carnosic acid which helps to heal nerve damage, tissue damage and improve cellular turnover. What does this have to do with hair growth? It improves blood circulation in the scalp which helps deliver proper nutrients to the hair follicle promoting long, luscious strands. Reduces Scalp Irritation: Nobody likes an itchy or irritated scalp. The rosemary plant is known for having anti-inflammatory properties so it’s unsurprising that it is great at soothing the scalp and keeping the skin calm.