Rosemary Recipes for Your Hair
From gentle rinses to penetrating oils, treat your hair to the essence of rosemary. Regular use of rosemary can darken your hair over time, imparts shiny highlights for people with dark hair, and is sometimes used in place of harsh hair dyes to gently darken gray hair.
Reputedly, rosemary also improves the health of hair folicles and staves off premature hair loss. Use these simple organic rosemary recipes and see for yourself the difference that this beautifully fragrant herb can make to your hair.
Rosemary Hair Rinse
Simply combine one cup of rosemary leaves with five cups of water and simmer for about half an hour. Let cool, strain out the leaves, and decant the rinse into a clean bottle. Use as a final hair rinse after shampooing to control oily hair and promote a healthy shine.
Rosemary Hair Softening Rinse
Bring four cups of distilled or purified water to a boil, them remove from heat. Add half a cup of rosemary leaves, and 1 teaspoon borax (available in the laundry aisle). Cover and steep for two hours, stirring once or twice. Strain and pour into a dispensing bottle (a recycled shampoo or conditioner bottle with a flip top opening works wells). Use 1/2 to 1 cup as a final rinse after washing and conditioning hair. Remainder can be stored in the fridge for about a week.
Rosemary Scalp Restorative
A hair lotion recipe for men, designed to stimulate the scalp and promote hair growth.
1 teaspoon vodka, 3 drops of rosemary essential oil, 5 drops of lavender essential oil. Mix the essential oils with the vodka, then add one tablespoon of water.
Dip fingers into the lotion then massage into the scalp. Can be used before or after washing hair, and between shampoos as well.
Rosemary Quick Shine and Anti-Static Recipe
After washing your hair, while hair is still damp, place 6 drops of rosemary oil and 4 to 8 drops of drops of coconut or jojoba oil in the palm of your hand (use more if your hair is long). Rub hands together to combine oils, then stroke, pat and scrunch your hair, distributing oils as evenly as possible to add shine and discourage fly-away static.