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Rosemary has been used for thousands of years as a scalp and hair treatment. It is traditionally known to slow the appearance of grey hairs, to help curly hair, and to low-light the darker hair pigments. You can dye your hair dark using a combination of black walnut hull and rosemary. It has also been used to treat dandruff, and to give hair a nice glossy look. Rosemary is known to increase circulation in the body, and the increased circulatory effects to the scalp could explain a lot of the benefits we see. Its anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties can easily explain its use as a dandruff treatment.
Rosemary Hair Oil
Rosemary hair oil is the perfect treatment for any hair. This formula is designed specifically to nourish the hair and scalp. It is a wonderful treatment for dandruff, dry scalp and hair, and split ends.
1 C Olive Oil (I get my high quality, organic oils from my affiliate Tropical Traditions)
1 C Coconut Oil
½ C Rosemary Leaves (I get my high quality, organic herbs from my affiliate Mountain Rose Herbs)
½ C Nettle Leaves
Put the herbs into a glass mason jar or a medium sized pyrex measuring bowl and cover with the oils. Place the glass jar or bowl into a pot of water, using the “double boiler method” and turn the pot of water on medium low. This applies heat to the oils and herbs and allows them to infuse without getting too hot. Allow the herbs and oils to infuse for 4-6 hours, mixing occasionally. Strain out the herbs, squeezing out all the essential volatile oils, and store your oil in a clean, dry, lidded glass jar.
When the oil is done, use 1-2 Tbsp of oil and place it on the scalp near the roots. Brush the oil through the hair to the tips. If you have long hair or split ends you may need to use additional oil on your hair tips. Wrap your hair in a towel and let sit for 15-30 minutes. Wash your hair 2-3 times to remove the oil. Dry and style hair as normal and enjoy!
*Note* You may experience oily hair that first day, just wash your hair again the following day and it should be back, nicely moisturized, and healthier than ever.
How do you like to use rosemary in your hair?
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