Rosemary Hair Rinse
Before we had the option to run to the store and purchase all of our beauty needs, women went into nature. Whether that was to their gardens or to the forests and woods, nature had whatever was needed.
Rosemary is an herb that has been used since ancient times for its medicinal properties. Women might not have known all the science behind their love of rosemary at the time. But rosemary is high in antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic compounds. Also a very rich source of antioxidants, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation, thus promoting hair growth. Because of this rosemary makes the perfect natural shampoo. Ancient women had that right!
Rosemary Hair Rinse
The vast majority of beauty products these days are filled with harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients. This in turn can lead to other problems. Product buildup, then over stripping our hair of natural oils and moisture, leaves us with dry hair that’s prone to breakage. Over time this can also cause a dry itchy scalp. A lot of women are now looking for a natural hair product for remedies.
One of these natural remedies is a rosemary hair rinse. You can easily find these inexpensive ingredients at your local food store. It’s super easy to quickly make at home.
More Benefits of Rosemary
Rosemary contains Ursolic Acid. It’s a key component of the herb that helps blood circulation in the scalp. This increased circulation stimulates hair growth. The anti-fungal properties of the herb make it an ideal natural remedy for managing dandruff, an itchy scalp, and irritation. It also removes product buildup, leaving you with soft shiny hair. And the high antioxidant levels help combat free radicals and hydrogen peroxide, which cause early greying and thinning hair.
How To Make Rosemary Hair Rinse
Ingredients and How To Make It
- Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
- Add 2 Tablespoons of fresh rosemary leaves to the boiling water.
- Let the rosemary simmer on low heat for 2 minutes with the lid on.
- Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to steep for 15-20 minutes. The water will turn brown with an oily film on top.
- Once the liquid is cool enough, strain the rosemary and pour the liquid into a container.
- Allow the rinse to fully cool before using it.
What To Do
I’d suggest pouring the rosemary rinse into a plastic container or an application bottle. The shower can be slippery and it would be terrible to accidentally drop glass.
Wash and condition your hair as you normally would. Be sure to fully rinse your hair clean.
Pour the rinse over your hair and scalp. There’s no need to wash it out. However, if the smell of rosemary is too strong, allow the rinse to sit on your hair for a few minutes and then do a final rinse out with cool water.
Dry your hair and style as usual!
Other Ingredients You Can Add
If you don’t have fresh rosemary leaves, you can add a few drops of rosemary essential oil to a spray bottle with cool water and spray that into your freshly washed hair. Or add a few drops into some leave-in conditioner for a deeper moisturizing hair mask treatment.
There are several other herbs or ingredients you can add to this rinse depending on specific hair concerns. Here are a few that I think are pretty great
+ Oily hair. If you have oily hair you can add lemon juice, sage, black tea, lavender, or chamomile.
+ Dry hair. If your hair is on the dry side add marshmallow root, licorice, lavender, thyme, sage, clove.
+ For an even more moisturizing treatment, you can add a few drops of Lavender essential oil and Rosemary essential oil to a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil. Coat your hair with this oil treatment and let it sit for at least 20 minutes before washing your hair.
I know I’ve mentioned in other posts before how diligent I am about my hair care. It’s much easier to maintain hair health than it is to repair damage. And with the number of chemicals we’re exposed to in all areas of life, on a daily basis, I try my best to minimize that exposure wherever I can. That goes especially for bathing products since we’re literally rubbing it into our bodies!
As always, I hope you find this helpful and give it a try! And please leave any comments or questions below!