There’s a five-minute home-remedy to manage thinning hair, and triple board-certified dermatologist Mamina Turegano, M.D. cannot stop raving about it on TikTok. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, it isn’t. According to Mamina, rosemary oil can help prevent hair loss and take you closer to your hair goals. It’s time to incorporate this antioxidant-laden oil into your hair-care routine now! Here’s how you use it.
But first… why rosemary oil?
According to research, rosemary is just as effective as minoxidil. What’s that you ask? Well, minoxidil is an active ingredient found in common hair-growth products. Sadly, it comes with a bunch of side-effects like itching and discomfort on the skin. Rosemary, on the other hand, has no such side-effects. Instead, it stimulates blood circulation in your scalp, in turn, promoting hair growth and putting an end to your hair-loss woes.
Replete with hair-growth boosting properties, rosemary oil also boasts of anti-inflammatory as well as anti-fungal properties. These qualities minimise dandruff-related symptoms. You can add a few drops of the oil to natural dandruff shampoo to eliminate the incessant itching and scaling of your skin.
How to use rosemary oil to prevent hair loss
Now that you know why rosemary deserves a special place in your shower caddy, here’s how you can it to inhibit hair loss and boost hair growth:
- Massage it into your scalp
Start off by diluting the oil’s potency with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or coconut oil. Mix five drops of rosemary oil with a teaspoon carrier oil, and massage it into your scalp. You can keep it on overnight, or apply it in the shower and leave it on for five minutes before rinsing off.
- Add it to your shampoo
Add about five drops of the oil to your shampoo and massage it into your scalp. Leave it on for five minutes before washing it off. You can combine the formula with conditioners, creams and other hair care products too.