Following in the footsteps of the previously popular rosemary oil TikTok trend, in which users applied rosemary to their hair and scalp in the pursuit of luscious locks, a new trend including the ingredient is emerging.
Now, TikTokers are claiming that spraying rosemary tea on their hair and even actually drinking boiled rosemary water is helping their hair grow and offering additional health benefits.
As TikTok users across the globe hop on the bandwagon, with #rosemarywater reaching over 797 million views on the app, vitamin experts at Chewwies weigh in on whether drinking rosemary water and spraying it on your hair can truly contribute to hair growth and what other potential advantages it may bring.
Sarah Hastings, the vitamin expert at vitamin and supplement brand Chewwies, explains, “While rosemary is believed to possess properties that may stimulate hair growth, such as improving circulation and reducing inflammation in the scalp, scientific evidence supporting this claim is limited. We really need more research to truly understand the effects of consuming rosemary water on hair growth.
It is important to note that individual experiences with rosemary for hair growth, in any form, can vary. Some may find that spraying rosemary water directly on their hair works for them as opposed to drinking it, however, factors like genetics and lifestyle habits can influence hair growth and it’s difficult to isolate all factors and contribute hair growth to just one ingredient and one single change in routine.
However, not all is lost! While drinking rosemary water may not guarantee miraculous hair growth, it can contribute to overall well-being due to its potential health benefits. Rosemary contains antioxidants and antibacterial properties that can help support general health.
So, whilst there may be potential benefits associated with consuming or spraying rosemary water on your hair, it should not be seen as a magical solution for hair growth. Incorporating rosemary into a balanced lifestyle may have positive effects, but further research is needed to fully understand its impact on hair health.”