Rosemary Water for Hair Growth: My Experience

Discover the potential benefits of rosemary water for hair growth and scalp health. Learn about my personal experience and my suggestions for incorporating it into your hair care routine.

Rosemary Water for Hair Growth: My Experience
Rosemary Water

My take on Rosemary Water

Rosemary water is a liquid made by steeping rosemary leaves in water. It has several potential benefits for hair and scalp health, including:

  • Stimulating hair growth:

    Rosemary contains compounds that may promote hair growth, such as rosmarinic acid and ursolic acid.
  • Reducing dandruff:

    The anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary may help to reduce dandruff and other scalp conditions.
  • Balancing oil production:

    Rosemary can help to regulate oil production on the scalp, which can help to prevent oily hair and dandruff.
  • Relieving an itchy scalp:

    The anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary can also help to relieve an itchy scalp.
  • Naturally dyeing hair:

    Rosemary water can be used to naturally dye hair a darker shade.

In addition to these hair benefits, rosemary water may also have other health benefits, such as:

  • Improving circulation:

    Rosemary is a good source of antioxidants, which can help to improve circulation.
  • Reducing stress:

    The aroma of rosemary has been shown to have a calming effect, which can help to reduce stress.
  • Boosting cognitive function:

    Rosemary has been shown to improve cognitive function, such as memory and attention.

My hair fell out crazy these past few years, no remedy so far had worked out for me. This may be as I was not consistent enough. But I really wanted to try out the rosemary water having heard about its benefits all over TikTok. I started using it on and off from March of 2023. Here’s what I have experienced so far:

How I prepare it

I took rosemary leaf and boiled it in 2 cups of water (just eyeball the ratio). I boiled it two times for about 7-9 minutes for the first boil and 5 minutes for the next.

Then I put it in an airtight container, recycling my toner bottle as it had a spray and in fridge and left it in there for not more than a week.

It was a very non-exciting part of my actual non-exciting daily routine, but I did it consistently 2 times a day for about 1 month. It left my hair oily, but as I had a holiday and didn’t need to go to college it was fine.

My experience with it

From the beginning I felt nice about the rosemary water. It was something I wanted to try out and hence I was consistent with it. Alas, this lasted only for a little more than a month.

I massaged my hair with the water for about 5-7 minutes at each applications focusing on the parts where there existed bald spots.

Within the month I have also seen changes in my hair. It didn’t fall out crazy as it used to. My hair felt soft but my ends were dry and so I had to put coconut oil in it every time I used the water.

This has also increased my habit of oiling my hair, hence making it feel healthy. So far, my baby hairs were growing all within a month, and right now, with use of rosemary water inconsistently too I feel my baby hair growing and my bald spots covering up.

I haven’t had any allergic reaction to rosemary water, but I do suggest that you should start with small amount of rosemary and then take it big.


I truly suggest you all to at least try using rosemary water and incorporate rosemary oil in your hair care routine and be consistent with it.

Would I recommend it to anyone?

100% yes , but be consistent.