If you’re anything like me, you’re tired of trying countless expensive hair growth products that promise miracles but deliver disappointment, right? If you’re looking for a natural and effective solution for healthier, thicker hair, then you’re in for a treat. I recently discovered the DIY Rosemary Hair Growth Tonic through a friend and incorporated it into my hair care routine. In this blog post, I’ll take you through my experience with this rosemary tonic and tell you what not to do – learn from my mistakes!
The Power of Rosemary
Before we dive into the recipe, let’s understand why rosemary is considered a hair growth elixir. Rosemary is known for its ability to stimulate hair follicles, promote blood circulation to the scalp, and improve hair strength. This herb is packed with antioxidants that can combat hair loss and support overall hair health. Its versatility and effectiveness have made it a popular choice for those looking to achieve luscious, thick hair.
So, naturally, when I started to see rosemary tonics all over Amazon, I knew it was time to get my hands dirty and make my own. Shortly after I dropped 60lb, my hair started to fall out. As the year after the weight loss went by, there was a lot of breakage and hair loss. Now, I know many are thinking it was due to the weight loss, and I thought for a minute maybe it was. Perhaps the weight loss shocked my system. And while that could be a little bit of the reason, I was also entering into perimenopause.
I have been wanting to tell this story for some time, and maybe we will get into that eventually, but for the sake of this post, we will just say that perimenopause, along with my fibroids and PCOS, it did not do my body any good. I was very sick, eventually becoming anemic. My auto-immune issues were flaring up all the time. My hair was falling out. AND THEN – I was put on medication to try to battle some of these issues, only for that medicine to have a side effect of extreme hair loss and/or Alopecia. I stopped that medication, but the damage had been done.
Thus began my journey to save my hair.
I had mentioned to one of my best friends, whose son happens to be one of the best and well-known hairdressers in their area, that I was interested in trying the rice water sprays. She had told me, she tried it, leaving her hair a sticky mess. She followed up with how she had been using some homemade rosemary water as suggested by her son. He had just mentioned the week prior at her hair appointment that he had noticed a lot of new baby hairs! So, of course, I was sold. She said it was pretty straightforward: just boil some water, add rosemary, and let it cook on low heat for a little while. Add to a spray bottle, boom. Done.
Anyone who knows me knows I do not do things the easy way. Also, I just had to be different. Here comes the recipe I started with, and at the end of this post, I will tell you how it ended for me.
Ingredients for Your DIY Rosemary Hair Growth Spray
- Fresh Rosemary Leaves: These are the core ingredients, brimming with hair-loving nutrients.
- Distilled Water: Required for creating an herbal infusion.
- Aloe Vera Gel (optional): Aloe vera offers hydration and soothes the scalp.
- Glycerin (optional): Glycerin adds moisture and helps retain the spray’s effectiveness.
- Essential Oils (optional): You can include lavender, peppermint, or tea tree essential oils for added fragrance and potential hair benefits.
Creating your very own DIY Rosemary Hair Growth Spray is straightforward:
Step 1: Prepare the Rosemary Infusion
- Boil a cup of distilled water and add a handful of fresh rosemary leaves.
- Allow the mixture to simmer for around 10-15 minutes to create a rosemary infusion.
- Let it cool completely before straining out the rosemary leaves.
Step 2: Mix Your Hair Growth Spray
- Combine the rosemary infusion with aloe vera gel (approximately a quarter cup).
- If you choose to use glycerin, add a teaspoon for extra moisture.
- If desired, include a few drops of your preferred essential oil for a pleasing scent.
Step 3: Store and Apply
- Pour your DIY Rosemary Hair Growth Spray into a clean, empty spray bottle for easy application.
- Store the bottle in the refrigerator for an extra refreshing effect.
How to Use Your DIY Rosemary Hair Growth Spray
- Shake the bottle well before each use to ensure all ingredients are evenly mixed.
- Spray the mixture directly onto your scalp and hair.
- Gently massage the spray into your scalp, allowing it to penetrate the roots.
- Leave it on for at least 30 minutes, or even overnight, for maximum benefits.
- Rinse thoroughly with water and a mild shampoo.
The Transformative Results
With regular use of this DIY Rosemary Hair Growth Spray, you can expect remarkable improvements in your hair’s health. You may notice stronger, shinier hair, increased thickness, and even new growth in areas where your hair was thinning. Best of all, you don’t need to break the bank to purchase expensive hair products. This DIY hair tonic is cost-effective and boasts all-natural ingredients, ensuring the safety of your hair and the environment.
The DIY Rosemary Hair Growth Spray is a natural and effective solution for enhancing your hair’s growth and overall health. Say goodbye to pricey commercial products with questionable results and hello to a homegrown, hair-loving remedy. Give it a try, and watch your tresses thrive as they soak in the benefits of rosemary’s natural magic. Your hair will thank you, and you’ll appreciate the ease and affordability of this fantastic DIY hair tonic spray.
So, How Did the Rosemary Tonic Hair Growth Spray Work for Me?
If you have read this far, thank you. So, how did the concoction work for me? It didn’t, and here’s why. I do not follow simple directions. I wanted to add tea tree to the mixture because tea tree mixed in my shampoo keeps my extra oily roots at bay. I did not want to add tea tree essential oil or other oil-type ingredients because I knew it would just sit on my head and make my roots oily.
I decided to boil some water, put it in a Ball canning jar, add the sprigs of rosemary, and I added some green tea bags. In theory, this sounded like the perfect idea. Benefits of tea without the oil.
I let the mixture sit for a few days before I poured some into my spray bottle and got to work.
It wasn’t long before I happened to walk by my jar of tonic and noticed particles floating around.
Y’all, my mixture had gotten mold on the tea bags.
So, don’t do this. Make the recipe as given and follow the advice of my friend.
In the end, I ended up just cutting off all of my hair. New me, right?