What are the benefits of Rosemary for your hair?
For centuries Rosemary has been touted as beneficial for your hair. Those fortunate enough to have an amply supply of rosemary growing in their garden or in the wild nearby would often seep rosemary in hot water for 10 to 20 minutes and then use the resulting tonic on their hair when washing or rinsing.
For most people, Rosemary is not abundantly available and so they would need to use Rosemary essential oil. Most users of the essential oil would simply add it to their shampoo and benefit from the short contact that it has when washing your hair.
We have a look at the properties that Rosemary exhibits and how they can benefit your hair.
Rosemary fights scalp irritation
Rosemary is a natural antiseptic that helps to kill bacteria and fungus which normally cause scalp irritation. The harmful bacteria and fungus prevent healthy hair growth. By reducing and removing the harmful bacteria and fungus your hair is afforded the opportunity of growing stronger and healthier than before.
Rosemary is both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial and as such benefits hair growth by removing harmful bacteria, and fungus, and reducing inflammation of the scalp. An inflamed scalp causes unnecessary irritation to you and to your hair follicle resulting in reduced hair growth and health.
Rosemary is also a natural treatment for scalp conditions such as dandruff, psoriasis, and eczema. Using Rosemary on a regular basis helps to keep these conditions under control and prevents scalp irritation and itchy scalp.
By treating unwanted bacteria and fungus in and on your scalp, Rosemary removes impediments to the healthy growth of your hair resulting in a healthier scalp and improved hair growth.
Rosemary is a vasodilator
A vasodilator is a substance that increases blood circulation through the opening of blood vessels resulting in increased blood circulation.
One of the prime causes of hair loss in both men and women is androgenetic alopecia ( Pattern Baldness). It results in the preceding hairlines and bald spots in men and in the thinning of hair in women. The prime direct cause of this is a reduction of blood flow to the hair root which results in insufficient nutrition being absorbed by the hair root and then, for lack of a better description, the hair strand slowly thins out and then dies, almost being starved to death.
By increasing blood flow to the scalp and the hair follicles, the necessary nutrition is supplied to the hair which can then grow back stronger, thicker, and healthier than before.
A popular hair loss treatment on the market is simply a topical application of a medication prescribed for heart conditions. This medication is a vasodilator that opens blood vessels and increases blood flow through the body. When applied topically to the scalp it increases blood circulation and the feeding of hair follicles thereby reducing hair loss and improving hair condition. Basically, it mimics just a portion of the function that Rosemary performs.
How to apply Rosemary to your hair.
There are a variety of ways that Rosemary can be applied to your hair and scalp in order to improve the condition of your hair, improve scalp health, and for your hair to grow stronger and thicker.
- Fresh Rosemary – Use if you have an ample supply of fresh Rosemary available. Pick a handful of fresh Rosemary and place it in a jug. Add approximately 1 to 1.5 liters of boiled water and allow to steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the rosemary from the water and keep the water. Wash your hair as normal and then use the jug of Rosemary water to rinse your hair. Gently massage your scalp at the same time to allow increased absorption of the rosemary to your scalp. You may experience a slight tingling of your scalp which is due to the increased blood circulation. Try to use this at least 3 times per week.
- Rosemary essential oil – Warning – never apply essential oils direct to your skin, always dilute with a carrier first. Add approximately 20 drops of rosemary oil to your bottle of shampoo and the same to your conditioner. Mix well so that the oil is properly diluted and dispersed through the shampoo. Wash and condition your hair as per normal.
- P133 Hair Growth Treatment – P133 is a completely natural hair growth treatment that contains a blend of oils and essential oils including Rosemary. Apply approximately 1 ml of oil to your scalp for half to one hour before washing your hair. Gently massage into your scalp. After washing and drying your hair, spray the hair mist to lightly moisturize your scalp. Gently massage into your scalp. You will experience a tingling sensation for a couple of minutes which is due to the increased blood circulation.
Roundup on the benefits of Rosemary for your hair
As can be deducted from the above, the benefits of rosemary for your hair are numerous and I would recommend that you begin to use Rosemary to improve your hair and scalp condition.
My sincere recommendation is that you use the P133 Hair Growth Stimulant which not only contains Rosemary but also contains a blend of other natural ingredients to really boost hair growth and prevent hair from falling out.