Can Rosemary Really Oil Treat Hair Loss? A Look at the TikTok Trend By Bernard Arocha, MD on November 01, 2023

A woman’s scalp with thinning hair

Hair loss can be a source of embarrassment for both men and women. At Arocha Hair Restoration & Transplant Center, Dr. Bernardino A. Arocha offers a wide range of hair restoration treatments to restore the hairline and create a natural looking, fuller head of hair.

When it comes to home remedies for hair loss, rosemary oil has been gaining a lot of attention on TikTok and other social media platforms. Users tout its seeming ability to increase hair growth and add volume to their hair, but can rosemary oil really treat hair loss for our Houston, TX, patients? Find out as we take a look at rosemary oil and its effect on hair growth.

Does Rosemary Oil Increase Hair Growth?

Rosemary oil has been trending on TikTok as a way to naturally increase hair growth. There are countless videos showing hair growth before and after treatment with rosemary oil, with many people showing increased hair growth.

Usually when something seems too good to be true, it probably is. But when it comes to rosemary oil, there’s reason to believe it actually works to promote hair growth.

One study looked at the efficacy of rosemary oil for hair growth by comparing it to minoxidil, a hair regrowth medication, for treating male and female pattern baldness. The study found that at three months, neither treatment had much of an effect on hair regrowth; but at six months, both groups saw increases.

Why Might Rosemary Oil Help Treat Hair Loss?

There still needs to be more research into the effectiveness of rosemary oil for treating hair loss and why it may be beneficial. However, the current thinking is that rosemary may encourage hair growth because it contains substances believed to help with cellular turnover and improve blood circulation.

Good blood circulation is necessary for hair growth because nutrients are delivered to the follicles through the blood. Without good circulation, the hair follicles may not receive sufficient nutrients. As a result, hair loss may occur.

How Long Does It Take to See Results?

Rosemary oil for hair regrowth is a slow process and not everyone who uses rosemary oil for hair growth will see an improvement. Those who do, typically see an increase in hair growth around six months after they start using rosemary oil.

Those who see results usually apply rosemary oil to their scalp two to three times a week. Some people choose to leave the oil in the hair overnight while others apply it and leave it on for a few minutes before shampooing. There are many different rosemary oil products available, so it is best to follow the product’s instructions.

Professional Hair Restoration Can Help

Rosemary oil alone can only do so much for hair regrowth. With limited scientific research and mostly anecdotal evidence of its effectiveness, rosemary oil may not work for everyone. Even after months of use, some find their hair looks and feels thinner than desired.

Professional hair restoration is scientifically proven to be safe and effective in providing hair growth results for both men and women. Professional hair restoration from our Houston hair restoration center can restore the hairline and create a fuller, natural looking head of hair. Some popular treatments include:

  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): During FUE, individual hair follicles are removed from donor areas and implanted into areas of hair loss or thinning. 
  • Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT): With FUT, a strip of hair is taken from the back of the scalp. Follicles from this strip of hair are then transplanted into areas of hair loss.
  • LaserCap® LCPRO™ Hair Loss Treatment: The LaserCap hair loss treatment uses low-level laser light therapy to stop hair loss and with consistent use has been beneficial in increasing hair growth.

Learn More About Hair Restoration Treatments

If thinning hair is leaving you feeling insecure and unhappy with your appearance, hair restoration treatment may be right for you. To learn more about your options for hair restoration, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment at Arocha Hair Restoration & Transplant Center in Houston.

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Since 2002, Bernardino A. Arocha, M.D. has been transforming lives through the power of hair restoration. With an artistic approach and a variety of procedures available, Arocha Hair Restoration has a track record of providing stunning results. Dr. Arocha is affiliated with prominent organizations with memberships that include:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS)
  • Fellow, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)
  • American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ASHRS)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)

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