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I’ve talked a little bit about my thin postpartum hair issues in this post before, but one way that I’ve been counteracting the thinner hair is with a rosemary essential oil hair growth spray. Rosemary essential oil helps your hair grow faster and can even lead to thicker/fuller hair as well, so it was a great way for me to support my thinner hair and help my awkward hair growth areas grow out faster. This study showed that rosemary essential oil worked just as well as a leading hair growth drug without some of the side effects that the drug produced in users, which I think is such a cool finding to be able to go a more natural route with even better results overall than a drug. Anyways, here’s the easy recipe I’ve been using in case you want to try it for yourself!

Supplies:
-10 drops rosemary essential oil
-1/2 teaspoon Solubol or a carrier oil
-4 oz distilled water
4 oz spray bottle (amber bottles like this will keep the essential oil potent longer)
mini funnel (optional but helpful)

Add 10 drops of rosemary essential oil to a 1/2 teaspoon and fill the rest of the teaspoon with Solubol or a carrier oil.

Pour your oils into your bottle and fill the rest of the bottle to the top with water. Give your bottle a shake and spray directly into roots and then rub it in with your fingers a bit. It makes my hair look a little wonky when it dries (it kind of gives it that wet look even when dry) so I tend to do it before bed and then fix my hair again the next day. Spray into hair once a day.

It’s true that it’s a little hard to tell for sure how much this works unless you only did it on half your head or something and compared it to the half you didn’t do it on, but I will say that I have always had trouble growing out my hair and the past year or so I’ve definitely noticed it growing way faster than usual (not sure how much of that is postpartum stuff or the spray but I’ll take it). The study did say that the results were much more visible at 6 months after starting treatments verses 3 months in, so I would stick with it a bit before giving up if you don’t see a difference right away (and with any essential oil recipe, stop using it if you notice any adverse reactions). Hope this simple recipe helps your hair look it’s best too! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with the ACS for Desktop actions.