Everyone wants a full head of luscious hair, but let’s face it, not everyone is blessed with one! Whether you are suffering from thinning hair due to the ageing process, prematurely grey hair, a dry flaky scalp, dandruff or just hair that naturally needs a little boost, then we recommend that you try some of our wonderful rosemary essential oil.
Along with our fantastic lavender fields, Jersey offers the perfect climate for growing wonderfully aromatic rosemary. Once harvested our rosemary is subject to the same steam distillation process as our lavender to produce amazingly pure, fragrant rosemary essential oil. Renowned for its invigorating properties, rosemary oil can act to increase blood flow to the scalp, which can help to treat a number of common scalp and hair problems.
As we get older many of us find that our hair starts to thin, this can often result in male pattern baldness and extreme hair thinning in women. Whilst there is no 100% effective treatment for thinning hair and baldness, rosemary essential oil can help to stimulate the scalp and encourage hair to become thicker.
Rosemary essential oil may also be effective in treating the premature loss of hair pigment i.e. greying hair. It is believed that rosemary can help to promote the pigmentation process of the hair, thus helping to prevent greys before they appear. In some cases it has also been reported that rosemary oil has helped to revert grey hair into black with sustained use (although this is yet to be corroborated).
Dry, Flaky Scalp
The combination of a moisturising and nourishing carrier oil (see below – coconut and jojoba are particularly good here) and the invigorating properties of rosemary essential oil can be fantastic for treating dry, flaky scalps. The dryness will be treated and then future problems with a dry scalp may be prevented with regular use.
A dry flaky scalp is not the only cause of dandruff; it can often be caused by a fungal or bacterial infection in the scalp. In this case the antifungal and antibacterial properties of rosemary essential oil can help to provide an amazing natural treatment. Along with this, rosemary’s revitalising properties can leave the hair and scalp healthy and flake free.
To treat your hair and scalp with rosemary essential oil you can use a number of methods:
- Wet your hair with warm water and then massage a mixture of 6 drops of rosemary oil and 2 tablespoons of a carrier oil (coconut, jojoba, sweet almond and olive are all good options) into your scalp. Leave this to act for a minimum of 20 minutes (or leave overnight) and then rinse off with your usual shampoo and conditioner.
- Add a few drops of rosemary oil to your usual fortifying and nourishing shampoo and conditioner for a daily rejuvenating hair treat.