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All You Need to Know About Rosemary Tea For Hair Growth

Sometimes the answer is in your kitchen.

It’s no secret that natural ingredients are precious allies of your wellness. From indigestion to insomnia, you’re sure to find a herbal infusion to treat them. But did you know tea can also be a precious friend to grow your dream hair? We’re talking about rosemary tea, the latest social media sensation. But is it just a TikTok myth or does it really work?  All Things Hair did the research for you and this is what we found.

All About Rosemary and Its Benefits

As you can guess from the name, rosemary tea is an infusion made from rosemary leaves. This plant is an evergreen shrub originally from the Mediterranean but now widely available worldwide, characterized by needle-like leaves. You’ve probably seen it – and tasted it – as a seasoning in many cuisines, but don’t be surprised if rosemary becomes a staple in your hair care routine.

Rosemary has been used for a long time in folk medicine to cure various illnesses, including peripheral vascular diseases and hair loss.  Recently, thanks to TikTok and its viral power, all eyes have been pointed toward rosemary tea for hair growth. Not to be confused with rosemary oil, rosemary tea is a homemade solution you can make by boiling a few rosemary leaves in water and straining the reddish liquid. You can drink it or spray it directly on your scalp when you wash your hair as often as you wish.

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Rosemary is a common ingredient in many hair care products.

Does Rosemary Tea Work For Hair Growth?

The debate on the positive effects of rosemary tea is still open. Rosemary is recognized as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial ingredient, both important properties that stimulate hair growth and repair hair breakage. Its essential oils and extracts have been found to act like minoxidil, the conventional drug found in hair loss treatments including Rogaine. A comparative study on the effects of minoxidil and rosemary oil has shown little to no difference between the two study groups, with both achieving hair growth in six months.

Rosemary tea shares many of the same beneficial antioxidant and antimicrobial properties as rosemary oil, potentially offering the same effects. Rosemary contains ursolic acid, which stimulates blood circulation and can help deliver essential nutrients to the scalp. This can have multiple positive effects including healthier and shinier hair. What’s more, rosemary tea’s anti-inflammatory properties work wonders against itchy scalps and other scalp irritations.

How To Use Rosemary For Hair

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Try adding rosemary tea to your hair care routine.

Making rosemary tea is super simple. Boil 2-3 cups of water, add a few fresh rosemary sprigs, and let brew for up to 5 minutes. Once done, strain the tea and drink it or leave it for a bit more and strain it into a spray bottle. Here are a few ways you can use your rosemary tea for hair:

  • Spray: You can apply it as a mist all over your scalp, making sure you reach the roots of your hair for best results;
  • Rosemary tea rinse: If you’re trying to fight hair loss, you might want to create a rosemary tea rinse to apply before shampooing. Let it sit for around 30 minutes then proceed with your normal hair care routine;
  • Use products containing rosemary extracts: thanks to their properties, rosemary oil and extracts can be found in many hair care products like shampoos, conditioners, and hair sprays. Here at All Things Hair we love the combo Suave Professionals Rosemary + Mint Shampoo and Conditioner, a lifesaver against dryness and dull hair!

Are you going to try rosemary tea for hair growth? Show us your results by tagging us on Instagram @AllThingsHairUS.

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