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Healthy, Glossy Hair With Rosemary Essential Oil

Shhhh, its every mermaid's beauty secret. You can help improve the thickness and hair growth of your hair 100% naturally using the nourishing properties of Rosemary Oil. Mediterranean cultures’ have used the oil in hair tonics and rinses for centuries due to Rosemary's ability to improve cellular generation.


Several studies have also shown that Rosemary Oil can out performed traditional medicinal hair growth treatments such as Regaine or Minoxidil. But you don't need to suffer hair loss to take advantage of the rejuvenating effects. This natural remedy is safer and less likely to cause side effects than some hair growth medications, and can naturally strengthen your hair at home.


Healthy, Glossy Hair With Rosemary Essential Oil
Healthy, Glossy Hair With Rosemary Essential Oil

Hair loss and breakage can affect many women, especially over the age of forty. It can undermine your self-esteem and become expensive searching for a remedy of trial an error. Well, the search is over. There is increasing evidence and many studies that reveal Rosemary Oil can naturally encourage hair growth, improve hair lustre and even help to prevent hair loss altogether.


If your shower drain is constantly becoming clogged from hair, you are not alone. On average, people lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day. Much of this is normal, especially if you keep your hair very long. It varies for most people, but hair only grows so long before it is naturally shed. However, if your hair loss falls out without growing back it may be considered a medical condition such as Alopecia.


In most people, hair grows around 1-2cm a month, typically faster in the summer than in winter. During the growth phase, which lasts an average of 3-5 years, your hair can grow 45 to 76 cm. After this, the hair natural shed and a new hair is replaced. You age, diet and lifestyle can all affect the rate at which your hair grows and is sheds. If you are one of the unfortunate ones who suffers from hair loss or hair that never seems to grow very long, read on to learn how Rosemary Oil may be your new secret weapon in your hair and scalp health.


Rosemary Essential Oil


Rosemary is best known as a culinary herb used in cooking, but it has also been used for healing in functional medicine and holistic therapies. Similar to oils like Peppermint (also used to promote hair growth), Rosemary Oil helps to strengthen circulation. As a result, its to prevent hair follicles from being starved of blood supply, dying off, and leading to hair loss. The oil also helps to promote nerve growth and has anti-inflammatory properties.


In addition to naturally stimulating hair growth, rosemary essential oil is used to prevent premature greying and dandruff. It may also help dry or itchy scalp.


How To Use


Rosemary Oil is most effective for hair restoration when used consistently for at least 6 months. You can also use the oil as a treatment a minimum of 1 to 2 times per week. The easiest way to use Rosemary Oil is to try a shampoo with a high concentration of the essential oil. Alternatively, you can make a Rosemary Oil infused shampoo at home by adding 10-12 drops of the essential oil to your favourite shampoo bottle.


Applying Rosemary Oil to the scalp, and wrapping your head with a warm towel for a hair and scalp treatment can enhance its effects. To make a Rosemary Oil tonic, dilute a drop or two of Rosemary Oil in a carrier oil such as Sweet Almond, Fractionated Coconut or Jojoba and then massage into the scalp and leave overnight.


Realistically, Rosemary Oil can take several months to work, so don't expect overnight results. Rosemary is most effective for hair restoration when used consistently for at least 6 months.

Other Essential Oils For Naturally Gorgeous Hair


Lavender Oil


Lavender Oil can also help improve hair health and speed up hair growth. The popular oil has been known to help generate the growth of cells and reduce stress. Researchers on one animal study found that this oil was able to generate faster hair growth in mice. It also has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, which can improve your scalp health.


HOW TO USE: Mix several drops of Lavender Oil into 3 tablespoons of carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut, and apply it directly to your scalp. Leave it in for at least 10 minutes before washing it out and shampooing as you normally would. You can do this several times per week instead of using Rosemary; just one or the other.


Peppermint


Peppermint Oil is so refreshing and gives a cold, tingling feeling while increasing circulation to the area where it is applied. Improving circulation can help promote your hair growth during the anagen (or growing) phase. It works to increase the number of follicles, follicle depth, and overall hair growth giving you healthier, stronger hair strands.


HOW TO USE: Mix 2 drops of Peppermint Oil with the carrier oil of your choice. I favour Fractionated Coconut for this. Massage the blended oil directly onto your scalp, and leave on for up to 5 minutes before washing out thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner. You can try this a few times per week instead of using Rosemary or the other suggestions; just one or the other.


Cedarwood Oil


Cedarwood Oil helps to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss by balancing the oil-producing glands of the scalp. This essential oil also contains natural antifungal and antibacterial properties, which can treat different conditions that may contribute to dandruff or greasy hair. A mixture of Lavender Oil and Rosemary Oil, Cedarwood Oil has also been found to help reduce hair loss in those with Alopecia Areata.


HOW TO USE: Mix a few drops of Cedarwood Oil with 2 tablespoons of a carrier oil of your choice. Sweet Almond, Coconut and Jojoba all work well for this. Massage the blended oils into your scalp, and leave it on for up to 10 minutes before rinsing. Cedarwood Oil can sometimes be hard to find, I grab mine from ECO Modern Essentials, click here.


Clary Sage


Clary Sage is a renowned antidote to mild depression, anxiety and stress. Its been used to also improve hair health. Clary Sage Oil contains the same linalyl acetate that helps to make Lavender Oil so effective in increasing hair growth. Using Clary Sage Oil can naturally help improve your hair strength, in addition to increasing hair growth, making hair more difficult to break.


HOW TO USE: Blended 2-3 drops of Clary Sage Oil with your favourite hair conditioner, or try it with blended with 1 tablespoon of a pure carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut. If you use this mixture daily, be sure to rinse after 2 minutes. If using it once or twice per week, leave it on for 10 minutes. Again, choose one remedy and use consistently for several weeks rather than jumping back and for the between the above recipes.


Rose Oil


Rose Oil to the rescue! This popular oil contains fatty acids, lycopene, and vitamin C making it an excellent oil treatment for your skin, scalp and hair. Simply massaging the pure oil into the scalp skin to make your hair follicles grow stronger and hold more firmly to the roots. The antiseptic properties of Rose Oil can also treat the natural build up of scalp bacteria and dirt from styling products.


HOW TO USE: add up to 5 drops in a dispersant such as oil or to the bath. Mix 1 drop of chosen essential oil with 5ml carrier oil and apply to wrists, chest or back of the neck. As a compress, add 2 drops oil to a bowl of water.


Summary


Essential oils can help provide natural ways to ways to improve the quality and health of your hair, skin and scalp. I highly recommended giving a few of these remedies a go adn see what result you personally get from regular use. Just be sure to do a test patch with any new essential oils, especially when you first start using them. Less is always more, and watch out for any adverse reactions. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should not use Rosemary oil unless under a Doctor's supervision.


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*DISCLAMIER: Before trying anything new, it is always advisable that you first check with your GP to see if you may be allergic to any of the oils or remedies suggested. This blog post does not replace the care and advice of your treating physical or health practitioner. When in doubt, check it out.


Health + happiness,

Emma Lisa xx


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