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Here are 4 benefits of using rosemary for long and lustrous tresses

Rosemary is a popular herb that improves the flavour and texture of food, but did you know it can help to tackle hair fall, and give you long and lustrous tresses?
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Let your hair do the talking with the rosemary oil.
Grace Bains Published: 13 Mar 2021, 15:33 pm IST
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All of us vie for strong and healthy hair, and there is nothing better than using naturally available ingredients to ensure our hair gets the care it deserves. 

Rosemary is one such ingredient, which is a type of herb that has been an integral part of the Mediterranean cuisine for centuries. It not only lends a wonderful aroma to a dish but can also enhance the flavour. Not many, however, know that it can have multiple benefits for your tresses too.  

The herb’s leaves and essential oil can be added to the haircare routine to ensure both your scalp and hair stay healthy. Not only does it increase the blood circulation in your scalp, it also removes excess dirt and oil, and improves the thickness of your hair. 

Here are four benefits of rosemary for strong and healthy hair:

  1. Prevents hair loss

Rosemary is known to improve blood circulation. When the circulation in your scalp region increases, it can potentially strengthen the hair follicles and reduce hair loss. In fact, a piece of research published in US-based PubMed Central established that rosemary oil is just as effective in combating hair fall as minoxidil, a medicine specifically used for hair loss issues. In addition, improved blood circulation can also lead to prevention of hair loss. So, try to include it in your hair care routine. 

  1. Promotes hair growth

Not only does rosemary reduce hair fall, it can also give way to hair growth due to its ability to keep the nerves healthy. It contains carnosic acid, which is known to have a healing effect in the case of nerve damage. Due to this, rosemary can provide your scalp with the nourishment it needs for growth. Research suggests that rosemary can play a part in stimulating hair growth. 

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Nourish your hair with rosemary. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  1. Prevents premature greying

Rosemary has a hair darkening effect and hence, if applied regularly, can prevent premature greying. When it comes to spotting some greys, prevention is better than cure. Hence, you should make rosemary a regular feature of your hair care routine in order to keep the white strands at bay.

  1. Fight dandruff

 A combination of antifungal and decongestant properties, rosemary is perfect to help you deal with dandruff. Not only does it keep your scalp clear of fungus, which can give way to dandruff but will also eliminate excess oil. A clean scalp ensures you steer clear of dandruff and keep your tresses healthy.

So, for an effective health care regime, include rosemary, as it provides the double benefit of encouraging hair growth and preventing hair loss.

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Grace is someone who likes writing enough to make a living out of it. When she isn’t writing, you will find her having chai and reading a book. ...Read More

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