Rosemary is not only a must have herb for in the kitchen, it is also a healing herb that is great for different uses, especially for in the hair. Rosemary has antioxidant properties, which, simply put, means that it prevents and delays cell damage…but why is it so great for your hair? Well, besides the beautiful scent that it has (rosemary is one of my favorite scents in the world), it helps with dry and itchy scalp, including dandruff, and it approves blood circulation which helps with hair growth.
This is not something I do every day, and not even week, not that you couldn’t, but if my scalp and hair is feeling extra dry — this is the first thing I do, and the aromatherapy element of rosemary just instantly eases and relaxes me, and all I have to do is take a sniff of my hair and I feel instantly calm.
Here is how you do it:
- Collect a bunch of rosemary, or purchase it if you do not have the ability to collect it in the wild.
- Clean your rosemary. I like to clean pretty much everything, as it’s just hard to now what has been on it. You can clean your herbs by either letting it sit in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes, or wrapping in a damp paper towel and letting it sit for 10 minutes. Then let completely dry.
- Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil. Place the rosemary in the pot, and then lower the heat.
- Let the rosemary soak in the hot water on the stove for about 40 minutes. Your house is going to smell amazing as well!
- Turn the stove off and remove the pot from the heat and let cool completely. Then remove the rosemary and pour your rosemary water into a container or bottle and place it in your shower. Use immediately, by just pouring over your head after washing and conditioning your hair as usual.