Rosemary Water for Hair Growth: Benefits & How to Use

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Rosemary is known for its medicinal properties and for use in the kitchen, to add that spicy taste to your food. Did you know you can also use rosemary water for hair growth?

If you’ve been on Tiktok lately you may have noticed that Rosemary water is the newest hair trend after rice water started to die a slow death.

So why all the buzz with Rosemary water, what benefits does it have for hair and how can you use it to promote healthy hair growth?

First things first,

Is Rosemary Water Good for Hair Growth?

Rosemary water for hair growth, how to use rosemary water for hair growth

Rosemary is an ayurvedic herb with numerous benefits such as strengthening the hair follicles, minimizing hair breakage, and providing your hair with much-needed moisture.

All these benefits result in the creation of an environment that encourages the growth of healthy, long hair.

Despite having all these awesome benefits, it may cause irritation when used on a sensitive scalp.

It’s therefore advisable that you do a patch test before going all in and using the treatment. We wouldn’t want you to end up with a wound on your scalp!

Benefits of Rosemary Water for Hair

1. Promotes hair growth

Rosemary water has been found to help thin hair grow their hair back. [1]

It works similarly to minoxidil, better known as Rogaine, which is a hair loss medicine.

2. Improves blood circulation

Rosemary water contains ursolic acid which helps increase blood circulation in the scalp. An increase in blood circulation ensures that nutrients and oxygen are delivered to your hair follicles to keep them healthy.

Having a steady supply of blood to your hair follicles ensures a longer anagen phase, which is the phase in which your hair grows. [2]

3. Soothes the scalp

The scalp may develop problems such as itching, dandruff, and fungal and bacterial infections. All these problems cause damage to your hair follicles impacting the growth of your hair negatively. Rosemary water contains anti-inflammatory that may help alleviate some of these issues. [4]

This ensures that your scalp stays healthy. A healthy scalp creates a healthy environment for optimal hair growth.

4. Boosts the strength and shine of the hair strands

Rosemary is a source of a good amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants prevent your hair follicles from being damaged by free radicals. [5]

This, along with its benefit in points one, two, and three, help prevent hair damage, resulting in strong, shinier hair strands.

How to Make Rosemary Water For Hair Growth


  • Rosemary Sprigs
  • 3 – 4 cups of water


  • Put about 3-4 cups of water into a cooking pot. The amount of water you use will depend on the the amount that you need to make.
  • Place the cooking pot on heat until the water starts to bubble.
  • Once the water starts to boil, place a few sprigs of rosemary into the water.
  • Turn off the source of heat and cover the cooking pot.
  • Let your mixture brew for a while, until the water starts to turn red. This should take about an hour.
  • Once it is cool, transfer the water into a spray bottle ready to spritz on your hair or use otherwise.
  • Keep the rest in a storage container enough to hold all the water and keep it in the fridge. You can use the water without it going bad for a week.

How to Use Rosemary Water For Hair Growth

Here are four different ways that you can use rosemary water for hair growth:

1. Rosemary water rinse

  • Start by washing the hair
  • Using a spray bottle, spray the rosemary water on your hair ensuring that every strand is coated, and then let your hair air dry
  • Use it as the final rinse for your hair.

2. Add it to your shampoo

To enhance your shampoo’s purifying capacity, add about 6-10 drops of rosemary water to your shampoo.

As you wash your hair, massage the shampoo well into your scalp, to enable it to reap the full benefits to your hair.

How often to use Rosemary Water for Hair Growth?

Start by using it once or twice a week. With time after observing your hair’s reaction to rosemary, you may increase it to 2-3 times a week.

Consider factors such as:

  • The sensitivity of your scalp
  • Your hair routine
  • The amount of damage hair has


Rosemary water might be the answer when it comes to hair growth and health. We hope this article helped you learn more about the treatment so that you can go ahead and use it on your hair and reap the full benefits.

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