Rosemary is a surprisingly useful plant with many medicinal applications, including stimulating hair growth. It contains organic compounds that stimulate blood circulation to the scalp, promoting faster new hair growth. Incorporating rosemary into your regular hair care routine nourishes your hair, making it shiny and silky, and addresses a range of scalp issues like dandruff and itchy, dry scalp. Using rosemary for hair care is quite simple: just prepare a herbal rinse or tea.

Rosemary is packed with phytochemicals, a rich potential source of natural compounds such as phenolic diterpenes, phenolic flavonoid acids, and essential oils. About 90% of its antioxidant action is attributed to the high content of non-volatile components like carnosic acid and carnosol (phenolic diterpenes) and rosmarinic acid. These phytochemicals have antibacterial and antifungal properties, make your hair shine, and stimulate hair growth.

How Should I Rinse My Hair with Rosemary?

Boil 4 cups of water and then transfer it to a vessel of your choice (French press, teapot).

Add rosemary (fresh, dried, or essential rosemary oil).

Let it steep for at least 30 minutes. For best results, you can even let it sit overnight.

Strain the liquid and let it cool.


First, wash your hair as usual with shampoo and then rinse it with rosemary water. Massage into the roots and rinse.


You can also add 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar to the rinse. It helps remove residues from styling gels and shampoos.

Other Ways to Use Rosemary for Hair Growth

Treatment with Essential Rosemary Oil

Scalp massage with essential rosemary oil.

You can add a few drops of rosemary oil to your shampoo = Green tea with rosemary.

This approach to hair care using rosemary offers a natural and effective way to promote hair health and growth, leveraging the inherent properties of this versatile herb.