Before we begin, a quick hair-related joke: What’s the difference between a Circus Master and Caesar’s barber? One’s a raving showman and the other’s a shaving Roman.
Let me preface this post with a disclaimer that I’m not normally a jokester—but hair puns are pretty easy. OK, hair we go!
I guess I’ve been used to seeing small sprigs of Rosemary at the grocery store, especially when I cook my fave baked chicken recipe, Copper Chicken. Or I’ve seen Rosemary in small pots at Home Depot. But Rosemary is a plant of deep roots (pun fully intended) since 500 B.C. when it was used by the Greeks and Romans for medicinal holistic purposes.
I only discovered Rosemary essential oil several months ago when a friend told me how it helps hair growth and slows down hair loss. Let’s face it, as you get older, your hair starts thinning out. According to the American Hair Research Society, half of women experience hair loss by the time they reach 50. (Hair today, gone tomorrow 😂) Women have hair loss gradually all over their scalp (unlike men, who will have a receding hairline that’s much more obvious).
As a side note, there are many reasons that people lose hair, not just age. For example, young ballet dancers can also lose hair because of the strain from those tight hair buns. African-American women can also lose hair due to the weight from hair extensions (more on African-American women later). And even everyday stress will make your hair fall out! So women and men of all ages can and do experience hair loss. It’s enough to make you, uh, wig out (can you tell I like puns?).
Personally, I felt like I was starting to lose hair. So I decided to try Rosemary as a hair treatment. I went through nearly a whole 15 ml bottle of Rosemary essential oil before I noticed that I wasn’t taking as much hair out of the drain after I showered—only three to five strands vs. the 25 or so strands that used to come out! Hair-raising, eh? So it’s not instantaneous but it is working.
Rosemary essential oil is very strong. I put it on at night before bed and it’s actually very relaxing because it gives a warm, tingly sensation on my head, which is probably what helps stimulate hair growth. Because of its heat, you should NOT put it on anywhere near your eye (eyebrows is the closest area near the eye you can safely apply Rosemary). But if you’re like me, you want the thicker sexy eyelashes without the hassles of mascara. Free tip: use castor oil to stimulate eyelash growth! Castor oil is follicle stimulating and inhibits microorganisms that hamper growth. But it’s way too greasy on your scalp.
Every night, I put a drop of Rosemary essential oil on my finger and then spread it on my eyebrows. (No eyebrow tattooing for me like some Asian women that want the thicker brows). Then I put a few drops on my scalp and massage it in several random parts of my head.
I have a video here on how to do my daily Rosemary routine.
You can do the drug thing (synthetics made in a lab which may have some side effects and “have only moderate success”) or you can use the natural thing….you guessed it Rosemary essential oil.
Interestingly, I recently came across a news article about an African-American lady who started her own business with hair products for black women who were losing hair. She was so successful, she started selling it to Whole Foods. And the only non-emollient (read: moisturizing) ingredient that was common across her various hair products? You guessed it…
So why not get Rosemary essential oil straight instead of getting an upcharge from someone else who mixes it with other ingredients? You can order high quality essential oil directly, and I have the most reliable brand that you can get wholesale. Ask me how!
Essential oils help with beautiful more thicker hair. Essential oils help…that’s what I’m here for!