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Let's talk about rosemary oil for low porosity hair...
Essential oils have experienced a bit of a boom in the natural hair community.
The various nutrients and exotic smells have made many kinky-coily hair naturals feel like organic goddesses.
Since each essential oil has its own unique function, it’s important to know how to properly use each one in a way that benefits your body and keeps you safe.
Today, we’ll be looking into the wonderful world of rosemary oil and how it effects low porosity hair.
Due to rosemary’s earthy and savory flavors, it’s become a seasoning staple in most American and European kitchen.
Every time the holidays come around people are quick to make sure that they have enough to garnish their turkeys.
But do we actually know what rosemary oil is?
Rosemary is a Mediterranean herb that grows from a bush. Rosemary is also a relative of mint, which explains why it’s so fragrant. But one of the most beautiful things about rosemary, other than the taste and the smell, is the name.
In Latin, rosemary is called “ros marinus” meaning “dew of the sea”. Based on its utility and hair care properties, I would say that it’s the perfect name.
Rosemary is one of those herbs that’s excellent for repairing damage and helping with healing. Here a few perks to using rosemary in your routine:
All of these features alone make rosemary great for anyone with low or high porosity.
But there are some specific reasons why those of you with low porosity hair need to add rosemary to your hair care routine.
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In case you’re new to identifying low, medium, and high porosity hair, we’ll give you a quick crash course.
Porosity comes from the word “porous”. Porosity describes how well your hair takes in and absorbs and retains moisture. You know that your hair is low porosity if you find that your hair is slow to absorb moisture, it takes a while to dry, it loves oils, and/or you struggle with dandruff.
If any of those symptoms sound familiar, then you just might be low porosity – welcome to the club!
If this happens to be you, then don’t worry. Having low porosity hair isn’t anything to worry about.
It doesn’t mean that you have an inferior, or superior, type of hair. It simply means that your hair has a certain way of absorbing and retaining water.
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Yes, at the end of the day rosemary oil for low porosity hair is a helpful treatment. Hot oil treatments infused with rosemary oil are the bees knees for low porosity hair.
It opens follicles and hydrates deeply into the hair strands making your hair so much healthier and manageable during the week.
One of the NHP-hive favorite oil mixtures to use in a hot oil treatment recipes is a combination of castor oil and grapeseed with rosemary essential oil for low porosity hair.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Melissa Lee
Melissa Lee is a Contributing Editor to NHP and a former owner of the BlackhairOMG website. She formed 4C Trichology Growth Services, LLC., a US based hair care consultation service. She has also contributed as a writer and consultant for various hair and beauty websites. Melissa can be followed on Twitter here.