Rosemary Oil is an essential oil that encourages growth and strengthens hair by stimulating the follicles as well. Great for aiding in thinning temples, or alopecia, this oil can be mixed with carrier oils, and/or conditioners to help relieve flaky, dry scalps.
We must warn you that pregnant or women who breast feed should not use this oil, as it can possibly cause disabilities of the fetus or miscarriage.
As with any essential oil you are using for the first time to ensure you aren’t allergic, perform a patch test on the inside of your wrist or upper arm.
Reap the rewards of deep conditioning
To gain the most benefits, make sure to deep condition according to your hair’s needs. This might me doing it weekly, bi-weekly, or once a month. That way your hair will reap the benefits of each combined ingredient at a time when it really needs it.
Remember to refrigerate or freeze
If you’re using cans of coconut milk, you’ll probably have some left over for many weeks to come. You’ll want to refrigerate the mix that evening. If you don’t plan to use it until a few weeks later, you will want to freeze your mix in a large Ziploc baggy or an ice cube tray.
Application and additional ingredients
Having an application bottle comes in handy on wash day since this mixture tends to be a little watery, even with the added oils and honey or, you can simply put the concoction into an old conditioner bottle. Just make sure the bottle is thoroughly cleansed before you do this.
If you prefer thicker hair products, you may want to try Guar or Xanthan Gum. Both gums are thickening agents commonly used in foods and cosmetics and can be found on Amazon, Bulk Apothecary, or any of your local vitamin shops.
If you choose to use either thickening agent, you should know that you that these gums will swell and are prone to becoming lumpy. This process takes a little time and patience to completely dissolve into your mixture. Since castor oil is highly viscous, you may want to add about a tablespoon or two in your recipe.
The sky’s the limit with this concoction; feel free to substitute carrier and essential oils you already have in your beauty arsenal.