Finding the right hair products can be similar to playing roulette, and trying to figure out what works well for you can become very expensive, very quickly. Making your own hair products is easier than you’d expect, not to mention you get to control the number of chemicals in them, ideally zero!
Rosemary oil is a fantastic ingredient to use in hair products because it not only helps with dry, flaky scalp, but also stimulates hair follicles, encouraging hair growth and strengthening hair shafts.
Try these natural rosemary-infused hair treatments for a little extra volume and to treat dry, frizzy hair. They’re super easy to do, and you probably already have everything you need to make healthy, rosemary-based hair care.
Rosemary Volumizing Powder
A fun tip is to actually apply the volumizing powder right before bed, and when you wake up you’ll have extra height to your hair that also smells divine.
—2 tablespoons cornstarch
—3–4 drops of rosemary essential oil
—2 tablespoons rice flour or potato flour
—A clean, empty spice shaker
In a mixing bowl, combine the cornstarch and rice flour (potato flour works fine as a substitute) and add the 3–4 rosemary oil drops. Add the mixture to an empty spice shaker and sprinkle onto your roots for extra volume.
To really ensure that it’s getting in there and absorbing the oil, use your fingertips to rub it in until the powder disappears. Then, brush out your hair. You should have some crazy volume, plus hair that smells super fresh.
Dry shampoos are also a great way to add texture to hair that’s a little too clean to style—when hair is super clean, it’s too slippery to really stay in place. Dry shampoo helps with that by adding a little grip in the form of powder.
Rosemary Coconut Oil Hair Spray for Dry, Damaged Hair
Hair spray has come a long way from the aerosol cans that made us cough and simultaneously worry about our contribution to the hole in the ozone layer. This hair spray will hydrate and strengthen your hair as opposed to most sprays on the market.
Using a spritz bottle also means you have more control over where the product goes—no more mists that somehow manage to get everywhere!
Don’t expect the strong hold of alcohol-laden hair sprays, but instead, you’ll see the frizz fade away after using this natural alternative.
—2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil
—10 drops rosemary essential oil
—2 cups distilled water
Add the coconut oil to a spray bottle along with the distilled water and essential oil. Be sure to shake well before each use, as separation is normal. Spritz on damp or dry hair.
Then, either using your fingers or a wide-toothed comb, comb the product through from the roots to tips for smooth hair. Using your fingers or a wide-toothed comb is healthier for hair, resulting in fewer tangles and frizz. Coconut oil is one of the few oils that can penetrate the hair follicle, so it helps to moisturize and strengthen hair alongside rosemary oil.
Every so often, this can be sprayed straight onto the scalp, near to the roots, as a treatment. Hair is really only as healthy as its roots are, and rosemary oil can help stimulate follicle growth when applied to the roots. This is best done as a pre-shampoo treatment; most hair types will find the spray is a touch too heavy to use on their roots every day.
I love a dual-purpose product, and this definitely fits the bill! It’s DIY, harmful chemical-free, and multi-purpose. What’s not to love?288
Anne Aulbert says
How much of the volumizing powder do you use at bedtime and does it make your hair look white? Do you put it in a shaker or just sprinkle a little on your hair and comb through? A little more information please!
Ollie Perry says
I think this is the best and suitable recipe for me. Coconut is necessary for my hair. Thanks for the amazing recipe for my hair. I hope this will work on my dry hairs.
Nicky Hair says
I love coconut oil for my hair and scalp! It adds that extra shine and keeps my scalp moist. It saves me during winter months. Glad to have found this article. Thank you for sharing! I’ll definitely whip up my own soon. :)
Anne Aulbert says
Where do you find rosemary essential oil?
Any natural food store should carry Rosemary Essential Oil.
Moore 1976 says
I love this. :) I’m going to listen to you and apply this before bed. But first, I have to make it. :D
Hi Deborah! Thank for sharing
Do you think it will need no preservative? How long will its shelf life?
Hello! I was wondering if I could use an essential oil other then rosemary? like peppermint or lavender. thanks!
Did you use fractionated coconut oil or regular? If you didn’t use fractionated, do you think it would work and avoid the re-hardening problem?
Lindsey Johnson says
Hey Elizabeth – we used fractionated coconut oil. I think in the summer or if you live someplace warm, it wouldn’t be a problem using regular so it doesn’t harden.
LisaMarie Franzese says
I do Love coconut oil for the hair, and just about everything else. I just want to mention that if the coconut oil get cold it will harden and won’t spray on. So just run the bottle under hot water before you use it in the cold months. I do this with my coconut oil make up remover.
Lovely recipe! I can just imagine how pretty the scent. I believe coconut oil is a magical ingredient … it’s done wonders for the the small patch of KP on my upper arms. I keep a jar of it in our bathroom medicine cabinet! :)