Just rosemary sprigs and water, and you can make your own rosemary water for hair right now. It’s that easy!
Good to replenish dry hair, relieve itchy scalps, and promote new hair growth. You’ll be a fan like me in no time!
Surely we all know of the beautiful herb called rosemary? It’s such a pretty herb for the garden and looks great all year round!
It’s used in cooking and skincare cosmetics alike, but did you know that rosemary is a powerful herb to use in hair products, too?
Rosemary water for hair is a wonderful tonic, stimulating new hair growth and caring for the scalp better than many of the products you can buy in store (and it’s free to make, too, so it saves you money!)
In this post, I’ll share how to make rosemary water for hair, as well as how to use it, apply it, and some further tips on why it works so well.
rosemary water benefits
There are many benefits to using rosemary water spray for hair. The most recognized benefit is that rosemary helps stimulate hair growth.
Certain studies suggest that both the amount of hair and the rate of hair growth may increase when rosemary water is used regularly.
Rosemary water has been popular for centuries to help treat hair loss naturally, such as in cases of losing hair from stress or aging.
Overall, the results are really optimistic, with many people seeing stronger and faster hair growth and a healthier scalp too.
Rosemary water also helps with scalp hydration – adding much-needed antibacterial properties to relieve itchiness and dry skin.
The best thing is that rosemary water is suitable for all hair types and can be used as often as you want as a cleansing hair rinse.
Oh, and of course, let’s not forget that it smells lovely and herbally!
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how to make rosemary spray for hair
You’ll be surprised how simple it is!
I mean, how to make rosemary water and how to use it, which I’ll explain in the section below.
It’s literally just water, and rosemary sprigs cut straight from the garden. I too was thinking it may need to be more complex, but really, it’s just two ingredients.
If you haven’t got a rosemary shrub on hand, you can buy fresh rosemary from the grocery store.
Here’s the recipe:
- 3 cups of water
- 2 springs of rosemary
- Bring water to a boil
- Add fresh rosemary sprigs, remove from the heat, cover, and steep for at least an hour or until cool. I like to leave the rosemary in the water until it’s fully cooled off to maximize its goodness.
- Transfer to a spray bottle.
- Spray daily onto dry hair or 2-3 times a week for normal hair.
what does rosemary water do for your hair?
I would love to tell you that rosemary water is the holy grail answer to hair loss – being the one and only answer to covering up bald patches or improving the confidence of hair loss sufferers.
While it would be wrong to make such claims, several studies show promising results from rosemary oil, and each of us is different, so I say it’s worth a go! Give it a try.
Science has studied the effects of rosemary water spray for hair growth and found that the oils in the plant may act directly on the scalp, thereby improving hair health.
After all, hair grows from the scalp, so if you improve the condition of the scalp, you, in theory, improve the condition of your hair.
Whether rosemary stimulates blood flow to the scalp, bringing fresh oxygen to the scalp is one theory.
Or perhaps the oils are so deeply nourishing to the hair shaft? I don’t know if anyone really knows, but the results are worthwhile. That’s what’s important!
Personally, after I use rosemary water, my hair feels softer, stronger, and glossy-er, and this is exactly the result I’m after.
My thinking is this is a wonderfully natural product with zero toxins, so it can only be doing good! So give it a go and see if it works for you.
How to use
The best way to use rosemary water is to spritz it lightly onto dry hair, then give your hair a gentle brush to work it through from your scalp to the ends.
You can apply it to wet hair after washing and then comb and dry it as normal, too – it’s your choice entirely.
I have been known to give my hair a ‘rosemary rinse’ as well, where I apply a bit more as a hair soak and leave it on for a few minutes. Then wash it off.
It works well as a hydrating tool, but you wouldn’t need to do this too often – a regular light spritz is better than a once-on-a-blue-moon hair soak.
The main thing with rosemary water is to use it regularly. Some say it takes up to 6 months to notice any hair condition or scalp health improvement.
It’s best to store your rosemary water in its bottle in the fridge. It’ll last up to 4 weeks, by which time you’ll probably have used it all anyway!
Rosemary water should, in theory, be suitable for all hair types, but of course, you won’t know until you try it.
So my advice is to apply a small amount on the first try, and then if you want to add more (and your hair likes it), do!
Lastly, you may ask if you can spray rosemary water on your hair daily. My answer is, why not?
It’s far healthier on your hair than anything you can buy in store. Being natural, free of chemicals, and full of earthly goodness.
What’s not to love?
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Feel free to let me know, or ask any questions below.
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- 2 rosemary sprigs (cut fresh)
- 3 cups of water
- Bring water to a boil.
- Add fresh rosemary sprigs, remove from the heat, cover, and steep for at least an hour or until cool. I like to leave the rosemary in the water until it’s thoroughly cooled off to maximize its goodness.
- Transfer to a spray bottle.
- Spray daily onto dry hair or 2-3 times weekly for normal hair.
Store the rosemary water spray in the fridge for up to one month.