It’s back…our series on top oils for locs. In this post, we focus on rosemary oil, a wonder oil for hair loss and stimulating hair growth. It’s an herb steeped in history and readily available for your locs at most health food stores or where essential oils are sold.
Rosemary is also known as Rosemarinus Officinalis is also known as a culinary herb (think Rosemary Chicken). Its oil is extracted from the leaves. Rosemary is a part of the mint family, which also includes basil, lavender, myrtle, and sage.
Walk through the beauty aisles of any drugstore, and you will find rosemary in a variety of shampoos, conditioners, and lotions (rosemary and mint shampoo). Regular use of rosemary oil helps stimulate hair follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that rosemary oil slows early onset hair loss and graying.
Rosemary oil can be used in daily scalp massages or mixed with carrier oils (oils that mix well with essential oils, like olive oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil and others) for hot oil treatments.
Add rosemary oil to your shampoo or conditioner—a drop for every four ounces of product. Rosemary oril also works with scalp issues such as dandruff. You can also massage it in for a prepoo treatment when mixed with jojoba oil, lavender, sage or peppermint. Notice the tingling properties of each option that stimulates the hair follicles.
One note: Rosemary oil should not be used by pregnant women because it can cause contractions.
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