Rosemary is proof that yet again, nature has some incredible remedies that grow directly from the ground. Although rosemary is most known for cooking foods like sausage, soup and poultry, it can also be used as an effective hair care treatment to stimulate growth and increase shine. A few simple steps can help slow the progress of premature hair loss by stimulating the hair follicles, while also relieving dandruff and itchy scalp.
- Rinse it with cold water– First, take a bundle of rosemary and rinse it. Shake to remove the excess water and place it between paper towels to dry.
- Remove Excess leaves and water – Make sure the small leaves at the base of the stem are totally removed.
- Place in paper bag – Make sure to do this with the stems extending through the open end of the bag. Tie the end with a rubber band for security.
- Hang the rosemary in a warm, dry room – This must be done for at least two weeks. The leaves must be dry and brittle before using.
- Pull the leaves off – Throw away the stems and have the leaves remaining. Place the leaves in a resealable plastic bag or Tupperware container.
- Boil 1 qt. of bottled water – Do this in a large, non-aluminum saucepan. Put in 1-2 large handfuls of the dry leave into the water & turn off the stove burner.
- Steep it – Allow the rosemary to steep in the water for at least six hours.
- Store it – After the six hours have passed, pour the rosemary “tea” into a dark-colored glass jar. Then, store the jar in the fridge. This will ensure the ultimate freshness.
- Use it – Once chilled, use this rosemary as an add-on to your hair care routine. Place in a dropper or spray bottle for portability.
Following the steps in this particular order is crucial. It is necessary to properly cook the rosemary to ensure quality freshness. You should see a difference in the volume, shine, and growth of your hair with continued use.