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Homemade tea for your hair? We say yes!

Homemade tea for your hair? We say yes!

Have you ever thought of drinking herbal tea to help with the hair growth of your dreams? We’ve taken a closer look at the use of Rosemary tea to promote new hair growth. 


Rosemary tea has been used in folk medicine to treat various illnesses for many generation. And has been found to have promising effects on anxiety, depression in addition to its antioxidant properties. Whether it's drinking rosemary tea or applying it as a treatment directly to the scalp, some say it prevents breakage and loss, while others say it stimulates new growth.


Having gained popularity on social, Rosemary tea is believed to have the ability to be a herbal alternative to Minoxidil (the conventional drug found in many hair loss treatments and the leading ingredient in hair loss treatments like Rogaine). Similar to Rosemary oil, the tea has been found to contain many of the same antioxidants and antimicrobial properties. Rosemary oil, another byproduct of the rosemary plant, has been found to improve hair growth in specific cases of loss, including forms of alopecia. 


So what is Rosemary tea? Well first, it shouldn’t be confused with Rosemary oil (which also has great benefits for your hair). Here’s our quick overview of the amazing benefits below: 

TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and vasodilator. 

MAIN BENEFITS: Stimulates hair growth, improves circulation, and soothes the scalp.

WHO SHOULD USE IT: Anyone with hair breakages or shedding can benefit from the tea, and all hair types can drink the tea (as it focuses on the scalp and not the hair itself). But you should definitely consult a dermatologist first to determine the cause of your hair loss before starting a home treatment. 

HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT: Rosemary tea can be used daily or as often as you wash your hair, as there are no known harmful effects.

WORKS WELL WITH: Apple Cider Vinegar 

DON’T USE WITH: There are no known ingredients that negatively interfere with rosemary tea, and it is not a known allergen. However, there is always a chance for irritation, and you should discontinue use if this occurs.


After taking a closer look, we’ve broken down why we love Rosemary tea and have added it to our healthy hair routine. 

  • Promotes blood circulation: contains ursolic acid which helps to increase circulation to the scalp. Drinking rosemary tea can help increase blood circulation, which helps to deliver necessary nutrients to the hair. This also helps increase circulation to the scalp to help prevent hair loss and help regrow hair. 
  • Reduces scalp issues: contains anti-inflammatory properties to sooth a variety of issues including an itchy scalp and dandruff. 
  • Preventative to hair loss: Rosemary has been suggested to act as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory. Rosemary extract may also act as an anti-androgen, blocking DHT from binding to its receptor. (DHT = dihydrotestosterone and has been associated with hair thinning). 
  • Promotes hair shine and boosts strength: Drinking the tea can help increase blood circulation which in turn helps to deliver vital nutrients to hair follicles. This will assist in building stronger strands to help to make your hair shiny and silky. 

Interested in trying the tea? We’ve got a simple recipe below: 

1- Boil a cup of hot water.

2- Add 1 teaspoon of loose rosemary leaves (they can be either dried or fresh from the garden). Alternatively you can place the leaves in a tea infuser and leave for 5-10 minutes. 

3- Depending on your sweet tooth, you can also add a drop of honey. We recommend Manuka honey.