Today I’ll share the remedy I mentioned briefly in yesterday’s posting: a natural remedy for hair loss and hair growth. I’ve known of this remedy for quite sometime, but it really proved itself to me during my experiments as a no ‘poo person. (And for the record, I’m still no ‘poo, going on 6 months now!) The magic remedy is really a two-fold process as I’ve learned: rosemary oil and good old scalp scrubbing.
I’ve always been a shedder; been losing hair all over every house I’ve ever lived in. It gets everywhere, and although during spring and fall it reaches ghastly proportions, I still seem to have too much hair. I suppose that part is in my genes, but for many men and women, losing their hair is a lot more devastating. Rosemary is considered a rubefacient, which means it brings blood to the surface. It stimulates circulation. Circulation not only helps keep your hair on your head, it helps to grow it as well.
In the beginning months of going no ‘poo, some of you may remember that I noticed I had to cut my bangs almost weekly. I was scrubbing a lot harder because going without shampoo made me nervous in the beginning, what with the awkward adjustment period hair goes through when weaning off the ‘poo. And I also found that rosemary oil helped balance the oils on my scalp, along with totally eliminating any dandruff or dry itchy skin. Now I use a few drops (about 5 – 7) in the palm of my hand, and massage it into my scalp in the evenings, using my fingertips and even gently scratching with my nails to work it in. This always results in less hair in the shower drain next day, and if I keep it up, it gets progressively better. It speeds up my growth as well, but I don’t mind now. It beats shedding a trail of hair everywhere I go!
Best part is, my scalp is healthier and my hair is shinier. With the rosemary oil used in the evenings (along with having ditched the ‘poo 6 months ago), my hair stays cleaner longer. Rosemary is a wonderment for hair care; next time I’ll share my rosemary rinse secret for extra curls! My new favorite remedy.