Rosemary is an aromatic plant highly prized in the gastronomic field. Its unmistakable aroma and flavor bring body and personality too many dishes. But did you know that this plant is also highly valued in the world of beauty and personal care? Rosemary has been used as the main ingredient in many beauties and health treatments for centuries. Its high content of vitamins A, B2, and C, as well as iron, magnesium, zinc, and calcium, makes rosemary possess great antiseptic, healing, fortifying, and softening qualities.
At present, rosemary water is one of the most popular natural products that exist, as its properties bring incredible benefits to the skin but, above all, to the hair. If you want to know these benefits, do not miss the following article, because we explain everything you should know about rosemary water for hair: benefits and how to use it.
How to use rosemary water for hair?
If you want to enjoy one or several of the wonderful properties of rosemary water for hair, know that it can be prepared at home. If you prefer, you can buy it at any herbalist’s or herbalist’s shop, and in some natural cosmetic stores. Besides having a very economical cost, rosemary water is very easy to use and apply to your hair. Also, its benefits and results are usually visible in a very short time, so your record will be rewarded with optimal results in a matter of a few weeks.
However, keep in mind that you should not use rosemary water in the same way and in the same amount in all cases. It is not the same to use rosemary water to cover gray hair or prevent them from appearing to use rosemary water to strengthen your hair and prevent its fall. Depending on one or the other case, you will need more or less amount of rosemary, a longer or shorter period of action of rosemary water on your hair. Add other ingredients that reinforce and complement the benefits that rosemary water already has for yes.
Rosemary water for gray hair – natural dye recipe
Rosmarinic acid makes rosemary water a natural way to cover and prevent gray hair. And it is that rosemary water has a great coloring power that makes it the ideal natural dye to make gray or white hair disappear when your hair is brown or brown. You can buy coloring shampoos or vegetable dyes based on rosemary in specialized businesses. You can follow this recipe to make rosemary water for gray hair:
- 300 g of fresh rosemary (you can buy it at any herbalist’s shop).
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar.
- 500 ml of water.
Bring the water to a boil and, when it boils, add the rosemary. Lower the heat and let the rosemary boil for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the tablespoon of vinegar, stirring until dissolved.
Let the rosemary water cool and then strain or filter it to separate the leaves from the coloring lotion. Pour the rosemary water lotion into a container that is convenient for your application (a glass bottle, an applicator with a nozzle, a spray bottle, …).
How to apply:
Moisten your hair beforehand. Apply, from the root to the tips, as if it were your usual dye and massage with circular movements so that the product penetrates properly. Leave on for half an hour and rinse with water.
We recommend that, to ensure the color that would result in your hair with gray hair, apply rosemary water on a small lock, as a test.
Rosemary water for hair loss
The stress of daily life, as well as seasonal changes or certain periods of anxiety and nerves, can cause, among other symptoms, hair loss. Applying rosemary water to your scalp will help you stop hair loss during these critical times. To do this, you only need to prepare an infusion of rosemary with the same ingredients and following the same procedure that we have explained to prevent gray hair.
- You should apply rosemary water for hair loss every time you wash it, after using and rinse your usual shampoo.
- Spray all your hair with the rosemary water anti-hair loss lotion and massage your scalp for two minutes.
- Brush or comb your hair, gently and let dry, if it can be outdoors.
- For the treatment to be effective, you will have to repeat this process for two weeks.
Rosemary water for hair to grow
A diet rich in vitamins and minerals is very important for hair growth. Also, applying remedies located on the scalp, help you stimulate the blood circulation of the area, and promote the growth of a greater number of hair strands. In pharmacies and stores of natural products, shampoos enriched with rosemary are sold. If you wish, you can create your own shampoo with rosemary water for hair growth. To do this, you only need to prepare an infusion of rosemary water, as we have explained in this article and then follow these steps:
- Add 250 ml of rosemary water to 250 ml of neutral shampoo (to be able to be ecological or natural).
- Mix well and use it as your usual shampoo.
- If you wish, you can add a tablespoon of lavender oil to your rosemary water shampoo.
- Lavender will provide extra softness and a very pleasant perfume to your hair and reinforce the revitalizing qualities of rosemary itself.
Rosemary water for shiny, soft and volume hair
Rosemary has a high nutrient content for your hair. This extra nutrition helps keep the hair follicles of your scalp hydrated and nourished, favoring your hair grow healthy and with a bright appearance. Because of its high content of vitamins C and B, rosemary water is ideal for helping you fight against free radicals that favor the aging of your hair.
If you use rosemary water for hair, you can eliminate the toxins that are embedded in it and give it extra luminosity and vitality. To achieve a bright, soft, and bulky hair, the best thing you can do is add rosemary water to your usual shampoo. We have advised in the section “Rosemary water for hair to grow” and use it every time you wash your hair.
If you think you have any type of medical condition or problem in your scalp, we recommend that you go to a specialist to recommend the most convenient treatment to follow.