Rosemary oil against hair loss

Rosemary oil has gained a lot of popularity in hair care and, according to research and recommendations of dermatologists, it has a scientific basis.

Rosemary contains carnosic acid, which heals tissue damage and improves cell function. It improves blood circulation, which is important for hair growth, because without proper blood supply, the follicles do not receive the vitamins and nutrients necessary for hair growth and therefore die.

An international study comparing the effects of rosemary oil and minoxidil on hair growth found that results were similar after six months. Therefore, it is safe to say the following: if you want fuller, thicker hair, rosemary oil is one of the most effective oils on the market.

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Picture: MARUSHA Rosemary and Neem hair oil

What is the effect of rosemary oil on hair and scalp?

  1. Rosemary oil reduces scalp irritation. As the aforementioned international study proved, most people who used rosemary oil also experienced less itchy scalp. The rosemary plant is known to have anti-inflammatory properties in the form of essential oil. Thus, this oil soothes an inflamed scalp.
  2. Rosemary oil prevents hair loss. Rosemary oil is a powerful antioxidant that can fight free radicals. Free radicals damage and destroy molecules, thereby injuring hair follicles and causing hair loss. 
  3. Rosemary oil prevents dandruff. Along with improving blood circulation in the scalp, rosemary oil also kills bacteria that clog hair follicles. This can accordingly reduce the formation of dandruff on the scalp. 
  4. Rosemary oil helps reduce the number of gray hairs. When cells are damaged, they can oxidize, and research shows that this can play a major role in aging processes, such as accelerating hair graying. By actively fighting free radicals, rosemary oil can also slow down the graying process.

How long should rosemary oil be used for hair growth?

According to the recommendations of dermatologists, Rosemary hair oil should be used for more than six months to see results. Rosemary and Neem hair oil for hair growth produced by the brand MARUSHA prevents dryness of the scalp and hair already after the third use, and with long-term use, there is a noticeable visual improvement in the condition of the hair.

What kind of hair is rosemary hair oil suitable for?

Rosemary essential oil can be used on any type of hair as it works on the hair follicle and not the hair strand. It is also safe to use on colored hair as the oil should be applied primarily to the scalp. 

If you have sensitive skin, first put a small drop of oil on the skin and observe for 24 hours whether irritation has occurred. When applying the oil, tilt your head back so that it does not get into your eyes. 

Since there are no data on use during pregnancy or breastfeeding, it would be recommended not to use it during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Can Rosemary oil be compared to other oils?

Rosemary essential oil differs from most oils used in hair care with its direct effect on the health of hair follicles. 

Unlike other oils (such as tea tree and peppermint, which promote hair growth), rosemary oil stimulates hair follicles that have poor blood supply (poor blood supply causes hair loss). 

Be warned, however, that rosemary oil should be used in smaller doses than other oils, as excessive exposure can irritate the skin.

How often and how to use rosemary hair oil?

If the hair is very fine or if the scalp is oily, then it is recommended to use it once a week, keeping it on the scalp for at least 20 minutes and then rinsing with shampoo. If the goal is to prevent dandruff, then it can be used more often.

Although rosemary oil is not harmful, it is not recommended to leave it in your hair overnight on a regular basis. Any oil, left on the skin for a long time, disrupts the microflora of the scalp, which in turn can cause itching and redness.

When starting to use rosemary hair oil, first apply it once a week and then you can gradually increase the frequency of use.

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