I’ve been using rosemary infused oil for sometime, I’m loving it and thought I should share it with y’all.
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I know we all have seen herbs being hyped by some of the African communities with thick and lush natural hair that most of us wish for & sis here thought of trying rosemary out because you have to start somewhere and with what you have.
I’m not huge on DIYs but I’ve tried DIY avocado and banana mask, banana, mango and aloe vera mask, Aloe Vera gel, rice water and now rosemary infused oil with hibiscus too. In today’s post, let’s talk about rosemary infused oil.
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Benefits of Rosemary oil for hair.
- Counters hair loss by stimulating blood circulation in the scalp stimulating growth
- Conditions, nourishes the hair follicles and soothes the scalp.
- Thicken the hair and add shine.
- Known to prevent and stop gray hair.
- Moisturize the scalp, soothe itchy scalp & prevent flakes and dandruff.
Benefits of Rosemary oil for skin.
- Fights acne.
- Moisturizes the skin
- Tightens and tones the skin.
- Remove under eye bags and smooth out fine lines.
How to prepare rosemary infused oil.
What you need
- Coconut oil or carrier oil of choice( olive, jojoba, sweet almond)
- Rosemary leaves
- Strainer/ sieve/ cheesecloth
- Pan/ sufuria
- Applicator bottle.
- Start by blending or crushing the rosemary leaves. I do add hibiscus leaves too.
Benefits of hibiscus for hair;
- Moisturizes the hair and scalp
- Prevents split ends, conditions against frizz and breakage
- Treats dandruff and itchy scalp.
- Stimulates growth and thickens the hair
- Stop hair loss
- Prevent premature graying
- Put the coconut oil in the pan and add the crushed leaves then let it heat for 10-15 minutes on low heat.
- Let it heat until the bubbling stops and you smell the sweet rosemary scent, it’s heavenly.
- Let it cool, then strain the oil and pour the oil in your applicator bottle or any bottle/ container of choice.
How to use rosemary infused oil.
- Pre- poo – use the oil as a pre-shampoo treatment. Apply the oil on your strands and scalp, massage the scalp and let it sit for a few minutes to an hour before cleansing your hair. Read more about pre-poo and its benefits here.
- Scalp massages- if your edges are receding, daily massages with rosemary oil will help regrow your edges and if you have minutes to spare, massage the whole head. It’s not only relaxing but also stimulates growth and thickens the hair. Catch up on a post on scalp massages and benefits here.
- Hot oil treatment- heat the rosemary oil until warm, don’t burn your scalp then apply to your hair and scalp after hair cleansing and let it sit in your hair for a couple of minutes then rinse it off. Here is a post on hot oil treatment.
- You can also add the oil in your shampoo too.
I use the oil to pre-poo, where I warm up the oil then apply it. My hair feels so soft after application and cleanses. Also, I massage my edges when I can and I give my scalp weekly massages and lastly, I use the oil to seal in the moisture on my strand ends.
Lemme know if you have used rosemary infused oil before and how has your hair benefited.