Do you struggle with hair loss or alopecia? Many people do; it’s estimated that more than 80 percent of men and nearly half of women will experience hair loss in their lifetime. Hair loss can be caused by many different things, including genetics, postpartum hormones, thyroid disorders, and anemia. But no matter the cause, some people can find their loss of hair and change in physical appearance distressing, and may look for ways to combat the change. Or some of us might just want longer hair, and that’s enough of a reason to look for remedies, too! If you’re experiencing hair loss and it’s bothering you, read on to learn how to infuse your own DIY hair growth oil from home.
Whilst there’s no one proven treatment for hair loss, massaging carrier oils such as castor oil into your scalp helps promote blood circulation, which can stimulate hair growth. Add herbs such as rosemary to the mix, and you’ve got a remedy that could potentially make your locks more luscious and, hopefully, longer.
Rosemary is typically used as a fragrant, earthy herb in our food (you simply must try this delicious rosemary garlic hummus recipe!), but it also has benefits for skincare and haircare. If you’re looking for a natural solution to your hair loss, rosemary could be a great natural option for you.
But, is it proven to work? While there aren’t a lot of studies on it, evidence from a variety of cultures shows rosemary has been used for thousands of years as a natural solution. One interesting 2013 study, looking at rosemary’s effect on the hair growth of mice, did find that it stimulated hair growth. Another study found rosemary to be just as effective as minoxidil, which is a common hair loss medication. Most notably, the herb has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years and is still a go-to in India to this day. In some Mediterranean cultures, the woody perennial is used as a hair rinse, and has been for hundreds of years.
Rosemary’s ability to potentially boost hair growth may be due to the fact the plant has been found to promote nerve growth, improve circulation, and boost anti-inflammatory properties. Combined with castor oil – an oil loved for its skin-nourishing fatty acids – rosemary hair oil makes a great natural remedy.
We’ve created a DIY hair growth oil perfect to make using your LĒVO. Regardless of whether you’re after hair growth or not, this is simply a great-smelling oil that will nourish your scalp and soften your hair.
DIY Hair Growth Oil
Do you struggle with hair loss? This DIY hair growth oil, infused using LĒVO, could be your go-to remedy.
3 - 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 cup castor oil or sweet almond oil
Optional: A few drops of peppermint essential oil
Chop rosemary, then pack it into the LĒVO pod.
Fill LĒVO reservoir with castor oil.
Set your LĒVO to Infuse for 60 minutes at 175°F.
Dispense infused oil into a heat-proof container.
If you’re adding peppermint essential oil, add it now, and stir through carefully.
Once your infused oil has cooled, pour it carefully into a bottle of your choice, or a few small dropper bottles.
Store in a cool, dark environment.
Directions For Use
Pour a teaspoon or two of the hair oil into the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, then massage the oil into your scalp.
Use more oil as needed, and massage for a few minutes.
Brush through, then rinse out.
Shampoo and condition as normal.
We love that this is a simple self-care ritual! So feel free to do it a couple of times a week for a really nourishing element.