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How to make rosemary water for hair? Easy step by step guide

How to make rosemary water for hair? Easy step by step guide

It’s so easy to make your own rosemary water at home! 

The benefits of rosemary water can include promoting hair growth, relieving itchy or irritated scalps and helping to revive dry hair.

Arguably easier to make and use than rosemary oil for hair, which has been recently trending on social media. You can make rosemary water with as little as two ingredients, one of which comes from the tap. So you’ll be saving yourself money!

There are two methods we like to use to make rosemary water. Our favourite way is with rosemary essential oil, but you can also opt for fresh rosemary too. We’ll go into more detail of how to make both later on.

In this article, we’ll talk you through how to make rosemary water, how to use it effectively, and run you through even more benefits on why rosemary water is so good for your hair.

Rosemary water benefits for hair

Using rosemary water frequently has a whole host of natural benefits for your hair.

We love that it can be used to aid natural healing. It’s been used for centuries as a natural remedy for hair loss caused by stress as it stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles.

There have also been studies in more recent years that show rosemary water as an effective treatment for hair regrowth.

However everyone is different, so it doesn’t always mean that rosemary water is going to work for every head of hair. But with it being so easy and cost effective to create, it’s definitely worth a try!

Not just hair regrowth - there are also a plethora of other proported benefits of rosemary water.

Soothing itchy scalps: Rosemary water can help soothe a dry and itchy scalp. Frequently using rosemary water, or suitably diluted rosemary essential oil, on your hair can help remove dry or flakey skin, which will help relieve irritation.

Tackles dandruff: Rosemary essential oil itself has anti fungal and astringent properties, which could help combat dandruff. Frequent use can help slow down the effect of dandruff and remove excess oils from the scalp. 

Healthy hair: The natural antioxidant properties of rosemary can also help make your hair appear shinier. 

How to make rosemary water for hair

There are two ways that we like to make rosemary water, one with rosemary essential oil and one with fresh sprigs of rosemary.

Both are effective, but using rosemary essential oil allows you to make rosemary water multiple times, as you don’t have to buy fresh rosemary for each batch!

How to make rosemary water with rosemary essential oil:

  • Bring 100ml of water to the boil
  • Turn off the heat and add 15 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • Stir well and let the rosemary water completely cool
  • Transfer your rosemary water into a clean spray bottle or a jar

How to make rosemary water with fresh sprigs:

  • Bring 100ml of water to the boil
  • Add 3 fresh rosemary sprigs and simmer for 15 minutes
  • After 15 minutes, turn off the heat and let sit for at least an hour (leaving the rosemary sprigs in the water)
  • Strain and transfer to a clean spray bottle or a jar

If you want to make a bigger batch of rosemary water, you can adjust the measurements shown above to add more water. Just be sure to adjust the amount of oil or sprigs you add to match the new ratios.

Before using your rosemary water, it’s important to do a patch test, especially if you’ve never used it before. To do this, apply rosemary water to a small area of your skin for 24 hours. Check regularly for irritation before more frequent use.

Rosemary essential oil is said to improve hair growth and thickness. With anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties rosemary is used in traditional healing. Also known for its ability to improve cognitive function, lower stress and aid study and concentration.

How to use rosemary water for hair?

Now you’ve made your rosemary water, it’s time to use it!

Using rosemary water is simple. Simply part your hair with a comb so you can clearly see your parting. Then, spray the rosemary water directly onto your hairline and scalp until your hair is wet to the touch.

You can lift sections of your hair and spray the rosemary water here too to ensure full coverage across your scalp.

The rosemary water can be left in your hair. Alternatively, leave in for a minimum of 30 minutes and then wash out if you prefer. You can sleep with the rosemary water on your hair and wash in the morning, too, if you wish. 

We recommend using rosemary water on your hair 2-3 times a week for the optimum benefit. Use the water within two weeks and keep in the fridge between uses.

If you particularly want to promote new hair growth, you can also incorporate a head massage when spraying your rosemary water.

After spraying the rosemary water on to your hair, massage your scalp with your fingers, applying firm pressure. Do this for a few minutes.

How to make rosemary water for hair

Now you know how to make rosemary water for your hair! Regular use could help encourage new hair growth resulting in thicker hair, alongside reducing scalp irritation and dandruff.

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