Does Rosemary Tea Promote Hair Growth? Well, Maybe.

Tapping on the shoulders of our experts for this one.

Hair, Skin

1/21/2022 8:00:00 PM

Tapping on the shoulders of our experts for this one.

There is, however, a better-proven use of rosemary for hair growth .

calls out the same study when asked about rosemary's effect on hair. The study compared the effect of rosemary oil to that of Rogaine (2 percent minoxidil) on 100 subjects. "The same amount of hair growth was noted in both groups over six months," Gohara summarizes. "Although this data sounds promising, this has not been reproduced."

She goes on to compare rosemary oil, in this context, to crutches for a broken leg: helpful in the healing process but not the direct cause of the healing. More specifically, "rosemary oil eliminates dirt, strengthens follicles, provides moisture to the scalp, and minimizes breakage." That, she elaborates, creates a better environment for hair growth than one might have without the help of rosemary oil, which would explain that study's comparable results.

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Ron Robinson calls out the same study when asked about rosemary's effect on hair. The study compared the effect of rosemary oil to that of Rogaine (2 percent minoxidil) on 100 subjects. "The same amount of hair growth was noted in both groups over six months," Gohara summarizes. "Although this data sounds promising, this has not been reproduced." She goes on to compare rosemary oil, in this context, to crutches for a broken leg: helpful in the healing process but not the direct cause of the healing. More specifically, "rosemary oil eliminates dirt, strengthens follicles, provides moisture to the scalp, and minimizes breakage." That, she elaborates, creates a better environment for hair growth than one might have without the help of rosemary oil, which would explain that study's comparable results. "It works as an antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and most importantly, microcirculation enhancer." If you ask cosmetic chemist Ginger King the same question, she'll give you a confident stamp of approval and cite similar effects — but only for rosemary oil, not tea. "It works as an antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and most importantly, microcirculation enhancer," she explains. "An antioxidant is a must for all hair-care to preserve integrity; microcirculation will help to reenergize the scalp for better growth." Additionally, King states that rosemary oil's antimicrobial powers improve scalp health and reduce dandruff — plus, those anti-inflammatory properties help reduce irritation and, therefore, itching and scratching. She also notes that there are a handful of clinical studies (some of which are ) that have shown evidence of rosemary oil's effects on hair growth, it's just that "it takes longer time to see the results than with the over-the-counter minoxidil." OK, great — so rosemary oil is pretty dang good as far as hair growth goes. But what does that mean for rosemary tea ? They're made from the same key ingredient, so they must provide similar results, right? Maybe. "Yes, it's possible, but I need full research before absolutely confirming this," says Robinson. King, on the other hand, has doubts. "Usually, for active ingredients, oil-soluble ones are better than water-soluble ones for efficacy," she explains, adding that everyone's homemade rosemary tea is diluted differently, which can only add to the mystery of whether or not it's effective. Simply put: there's mounting evidence that rosemary oil can support (but not cause) hair growth — tea, not so much, but that mostly comes down to a lack of research. What all these experts are trying to tell you is that, if you're looking to boost hair growth with a natural remedy, you're safer buying a vial of generic rosemary oil or looking for hair-care products containing rosemary oil instead of making your own tea at home.