Over the centuries in cultures all over the world rosemary has been using in hair to promote hair growth and delay the onset of grey hair. It stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, also using a daily rinse of the rosemary leaf retains your hair color. Rosemary is a great aid in hair growth, but there have been no reliable studies to support its stimulant. One oft-cited study published in November 1998 journal "Archives of Dermatology" does exist. It regards the use of rosemary to treat people with alopecia area, a disease in which people lose hair in patches. However, University of Maryland Medical Center information depicts this study as "not well designed," and notes that it is not possible to say whether hair growth among the 86 study participants was due to rosemary. Some participants massaged their scalps with rosemary as well as lavender, cedarwood and thyme oils each day for seven months. Subjects who used the essential oils had significant hair re-growth compared to participants who massaged scalps with no essential oils. If you are seeking to stimulate your hair growth, one thing to try is mixing the rosemary oil with a base oil. Using 1 tbsp. Of olive oil and two drops of rosemary oil, mix and massage into scalp for about 10 minutes, wash and style as usual.
Overuse and even the wrong use of this oil can be problematic for an individual. Rosemary essential oil can be toxic, so you must never ingest the oil. Make sure to avoid contact with your eyes and any open wounds you may have. The herb rosemary, in contrast, is considered safe to ingest when recommended dosage such as the amount used for cooking is followed, but always make sure to check for any allergic reactions. Ingestion of a large quantity of rosemary may lead to serious side effects, such as miscarriage, vomiting, spasms, fluid in the lungs or a comma. Those who have Crohn's disease, high blood pressure, ulcers or ulcerative colitis should not take rosemary, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. People who take blood-thinning drugs, including aspirin, ACE inhibitors used for high blood pressure, diuretics, lithium and drugs taken to control diabetes also should not take rosemary due to drug interactions. Prevent hair loss, stimulate new hair growth and promote thicker, healthier hair, Apply a few drops of rosemary oil directly to the scalp. Place one drop on the front of the scalp, one in the back and one on each side. Make sure it is evenly spaced. Massage the oil into the scalp with your fingertips in a circular motion, applying gentle pressure. Continue to massage the scalp for five to 10 minutes. Rinse or shampoo the hair to remove the oil or leave on overnight or until next shower Repeat twice weekly