What exactly is Rosemary Oil?
Rosemary is a herb with a rich history dating back to ancient times. It holds a prominent place in both medicine and cosmetics. The Ancient Egyptians, recognizing its protective qualities against high temperatures, incorporated rosemary into creams and oils. Over the centuries, it’s also been utilized in folk medicines for other purposes, ranging from antispasmodic and diuretic to antiepileptic and antirheumatic. Rosemary essential oil comprises up to 150 different compounds. The non-volatile leaf extract is rich in bioactive compounds like carnosic acid, rosmarinic acid, and ursolic acid, but its final composition varies based on factors like geographical origin, plant part used, and extraction method. Its chemical profile contributes to rosemary's antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and bactericidal properties, making it a versatile and valued ingredient in skin and hair care formulations.
Benefits of Rosemary Oil In Hair Care:
While individual responses may vary, rosemary oil offers the following benefits:
Reduces Dandruff: The anti-fungal properties of rosemary oil help in reducing dandruff and flakiness of the scalp.
Improves Scalp Health: Rosemary oil has soothing and antiseptic properties that can help calm an irritated scalp.
Adds Shine: Regular use of rosemary oil is believed to contribute to shinier and more lustrous hair.
Rosemary Oil For Hair Growth - Clinical Evidence
When it comes to reducing hair fall and promoting hair growth, the evidence supporting the use of rosemary oil isn’t simply anecdotal. Clinical studies also support its use for the purpose.
In a recent study from 2022, scientists compared the effectiveness of Trust tonic, a hair treatment containing Capixyl, Procapil, and rosemary extract, and the widely used 2% minoxidil (a common drug used to combat hair loss) in addressing hair loss issues in men. Over a span of 24 weeks, the Trust tonic group exhibited significantly better scores for both self-assessed and staff-assessed hair growth in comparison to the minoxidil group. Particularly noteworthy is the impressive 57% improvement in hair growth observed in the Trust tonic group due to the rosemary extract, overshadowing the 8% improvement seen with minoxidil.
How To Effectively Use Rosemary Oil in Your Hair Care Routine
Since hair growth originates from the scalp, a healthy scalp is crucial for healthy hair growth. Start by using our Clarify and Rebalance Shampoo to improve scalp health. Shampoo your hair with this daily. Infrequent shampooing can lead to build up and overgrowth of microorganisms in the scalp and as a result, aggravate hair loss.
Twice a week shampoo your hair with our Salicylic Acid Shampoo instead to encourage a balanced scalp microflora and promote normal scalp exfoliation.
Follow up each wash with our Strength and Shine Hair Conditioner to strengthen your hair and prevent hair loss due to hair breakage.
Apply our Rosemary Hair Fall Treatment Oil to your scalp daily at night. [Our rosemary oil does not require dilution in a carrier oil. We have taken care of that for you!] For severe cases of hair fall, we recommend twice daily application. Pairing this with our Retin-oil Serum can further enhance hair growth. In the case of Retin-Oil start with 0.2% and increase the strength as your scalp adjusts.
It's essential to emphasize that noticeable results typically manifest after consistent use for six months. Beware of misleading claims suggesting rapid improvements.
Warning: Always remember to perform a patch test before using any essential oil on your skin. While rosemary oil is generally considered safe, individual reactions can vary. In addition, insufficient information is available regarding the safety of using rosemary essential oil during pregnancy or breastfeeding. While topical application for hair loss is a common practice, it's important to exercise caution due to the unknown effects in this specific context.