Rosemary oil is derived from rosemary plant by distilled process. This oil has been used for seasoning food from years. Not only for flavor but it’s aroma too is magical. This plant have some medicinal properties too. Either you inhale it’s aroma or massage it’s oil it will give you benefits only. This oil has number of benefits. But as you read in heading “Rosemary Oil : Boost hair growth and stop hair fall” this is the major topic on which we will concentrate more.
Rosemary oil boost hair growth and stop hair fall
A study was conducted to know whether the rosemary oil is beneficial to counter hair fall or not. A number of people were divided into two group. One group was given minoxidil and other one Rosemary oil to apply on scalp. After 6 months new hair were seen on the bald area of people from both groups. But no side effects like ithching and dryness on scalp was noticed on people who were using Rosemary oil. Not only that it also worked effectively on dandruff. Where as minoxidil showed side-effects.
Rosemary oil makes hair strong from the roots and add shine to them. Rosemary oil attack on the DHT i.e. testosterone responsible for hair loss. It does not allow DHT to stick to hair roots and block blood circulation. It widens nerve and make more blood flow towards hair roots. Rosemary oil is also quite effective for male and female pattern baldness, hair thinning, premature grey.
How to use Rosemary oil
One should not apply this oil directly on scalp. It should be mix well with some carrier oil before applying. You can use coconut oil, mustard oil, castor oil, olive oi or argan oil as carrier oil. Whichever oil you use the ratio should be 3:1. According to this ratio add 5 drops of rosemary oil to 1 tablespoon of carrier oil. I personally use 1 table spoon of coconut oil, 1/2 tablespoon of castor oil and add 8 drops of rosemary oil to it and mix them well. Apply this on the scalp and gently massage for few minutes so that your skin absorb this oil properly. After that cover your hair with towel or shower cap for 2 hours and let the oil do its work. Best thing will be to left it for overnight. Later wash your hair with some mild shampoo. Repeat this atleast 3 times a week.
You can also add rosemary oil into your shampoo and conditioner. Remember this can take some time 6 months or even longer depend upon person to person. You can also follow these steps to boost hair growth.
How to make rosemary oil at home
Rosemary oil is easily available in the market. If someone wants to prepare it at home he/she can follow these steps :
First Method :
- Take some rosemary palnt and wash it properly with water.
- Crush them a little bit with the help of some wooden piece.
- Take a pan. Add carrier oil (I prefer coconut and castor oil) and crushed rosemary into it.
- Put this pan on low flame until the leaves start changing its colour.
- Let the oil come back to room temperature and filter it out in the glass jar.
2nd method :
- Take a glass jar. Add carrier oil and crushed rosemary into it.
- Place this jar in sunlight for 2 weeks.
- Keep stirring the jar every other day.
- After 2 weeks your oil is ready to use.
Other benefits of rosemary oil
Stress is also major reason for hair fall. Either you massage this oil or inhale it’s aroma it will definitely help you to get relieve from stress.
Place a plant of rosemary in your room. It’s magical aroma will improve your memorizing and concentration power.