Long ago, before the creation of synthetic hair care remedies, people relied heavily on natural herbs and plants to provide a natural solution for dandruff, oily hair, dull and breaking ends, and premature balding. One of those such herbs is the wondrous herb, Rosemary.
The Benefits of Rosemary
Unlike many other plants, rosemary is an easily accessible herb that can be grown year-round— making it a favorite for growers and users of this aromatic herb! Rosemary has been cultivated for centuries for dietary and topical purposes. Here at Moraz, we use it in a variety of ways, primarily as a natural ingredient in our hair care products because of it’s incredible properties.
For Hair Growth
When applied to the scalp, rosemary stimulates and improves blood circulation to the scalp encouraging the growth of healthy, new hair follicles. As a result, it makes for a wonderful hair growth ingredient.
As a Cleansing Ingredient
In addition to promoting healthy hair growth and preventing hair loss, rosemary possess antibacterial properties that can help cleanse your hair and scalp. According to researchers at the University of Murcia, “several studies have reported that rosemary extracts show biological bioactivities such as hepatoprotective, antifungal, insecticide, antioxidant, and antibacterial. It is well known that the biological properties in rosemary are mainly due to phenolic compounds.”(1) This makes for a wonderful ingredient in cleaning shampoos.
Rosemary for Treating Dandruff
Not only is rosemary an effective ingredient for hair growth, but it is also used in order to treat hair dandruff. Rosemary is used in treating irritated, dry, flaky scalps due to it’s antifungal, astringent, and decongesting qualities that reduce the excess oils and buildup of flakes that contribute to dandruff.
As a Conditioner
Rosemary has been shown to soften, detangle, and smooth hair cuticles so it is an essential ingredient in hair conditioners like those at Moraz. When you apply rosemary to the scalp, it deeply conditions and moisturizes the hair; calming inflammation while nourishing hair follicles. It is ideal as a hair care ingredient for especially dry hair.