" A clinical study showed that Rosemary is equally as effective as Minoxidil in promoting hair growth."
The Traditional Use of Rosemary
Rosemary is a popular herb that has been used in culinary preparations and traditional herbal medicine for centuries. Botanically known as Rosmarinus Officinalis, the essential oil of rosemary is also frequently used in clinical aromatherapy to enhance cognitive functions of the brain; improving memory, alertness and concentration.
Rosemary Oil Promotes Hair Growth
A study published in the Phytotherapy Research suggests that Rosemary contains phytochemicals that suppress the action of enzyme 5-alpha-reductase in converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone is the androgen hormone that causes the hair follicles in some men and women to stop growing hair.
The exact mechanism and components of Rosemary extract or essential oil that promote hair growth are still yet to be identified and studied further. Nevertheless, it is one of the very promising ingredients to fight hair loss.
Pre-Shampoo Treatment Oil to rejuvenate hair follicles with cannabis sativa, menthol, stabilised vitamin E and rosemary essential oil. Suitable for men and women learn more >>>
Rosemary Oil vs Minoxidil
A comparison study between the hair-growth-boosting properties of Rosemary Oil and Minoxidil showed that rosemary is equally as effective as Minoxidil in promoting hair growth in people with androgenetic alopecia (Skinmed - Dermatology for the Clinician).
Rosemary in Hair Loss Solution Products
Due to its ability to reduce dihydrotestosterone levels in hair follicles, Rosemary is one of the favourite herbs for the treatment of hair loss. I use Rosemary oil in my hair loss formulas, Hair Growth Serum and Scalp Stimulator. I formulated these products to solve my own hereditary hair loss problems.
My hair especially on the front and crown of the scalp have been affected by androgenetic alopecia. Fortunately, with regular daily use of Hair Growth Serum and Scalp Stimulator, my hair slowly grows back. When you are dealing with hair loss, you need to be patient and discipline in using the treatment products. Hair can only grow up to a quarter of an inch per month, so it takes time to see visible results.
A revitalising hair serum to reduce hair loss and promote hair growth with caffeine, niacinamide, menthol and rosemary essential oil. Suitable for men and women learn more >>>
Hair Growth Serum is a water-based hair growth stimulator that contains caffeine, niacinamide, menthol, thyme, cedarwood and rosemary oil to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss. For best results, use it twice a day, morning and evening. It is quickly absorbed, soon after you apply this serum to the affected areas of the scalp; you can style your hair as usual.
Scalp Stimulator is an oil-based pre-shampoo scalp rejuvenator. I love the instant cooling sensation every time I apply Scalp Stimulator on my scalp. Formulated with vitamin E, menthol, rosemary, lemon, rice bran and cannabis sativa oil; Scalp Stimulator should be gently massaged into the affected areas of the scalp to rejuvenate hair follicles and improve the condition of thinning hair. Leave it for at least 20 minutes before you wash your hair with a gentle shampoo. For best results, use it once a day.
" FANTASTIC! Dear Henry, today my hair loss patient who started using Henry Tianus Hair Loss Solution Products one week ago, came to my clinic and told me that Henry Tianus products are FANTASTIC. His hair look healthier and stronger already. Congratulation Henry, good job. " dr. Agustin Blanch, Spain learn more >>>
Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Henry Tianus has been listed as The Recognised Institute Practitioner at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London (UK) since 2005. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with US and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips.
You may also like:
The 6 Best Essential Oils To Stop Hair Loss and Regrow Hair
As an anti-ageing scientist who studied at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London; I am very fond of essential oils. For the past 15 years, I have been developing and perfecting haircare formulas to slow down my own hereditary hair loss.
Caffeine Helps Prevent Baldness in Men and Women
In hair follicles, testosterone gets converted to dihydrotestosterone by the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase (5-AR). A study published in the International Journal of Trichology suggested that Caffeine may reduce the activity of 5-alpha-reductase. Hence, caffeine seems to help prevent the hair follicles from shrinking.
Rosemary Extract Reduces Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in Hair Follicles
A study published in the Phytotherapy Research showed that Rosemary extract inhibited the activity of 5-alpha-reductase by up to 94.6%. By inhibiting the action of enzyme 5-alpha-reductase in hair follicles, rosemary extract reduces dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in hair follicles that helps prevent androgenetic hair loss.
Peppermint Strengthens and Promotes Hair Growth
A study published in Toxicology Research suggested that peppermint oil is more effective than minoxidil in promoting hair growth. Peppermint oil has been shown to increase the number and the depth of hair follicles. After 4 weeks, Peppermint Oil improved the hair growth by 92% compared to 55% of Minoxidil.
The Potential Side Effects of Finasteride
According to Reuters (29-September-2019), U.S. Food and Drug Administration have received 5,000 complaints about the adverse sexual effects of finasteride from 2009 to 2018. 350 out of 5,000 men who reported these side effects were also suffering with suicidal thoughts. It was said that 50 of them committed suicide.
Hair Loss and Thinning Hair Treatment
During the shedding stage, the hair follicle rests completely for about 100 days. In average, up to 100 telogen hairs are shed everyday. Often, it is not the number of hair fall that causes thinning hair. Most of the times, it is the prolonged resting stage that causes the hair on the scalp to thin.
How Dihydrotestosterone Causes Hair Loss (Androgenetic Alopecia)?
Dihydrotestosterone causes hair follicles to shrink gradually. Over the times, hair appears visibly weaker, shorter and thinner. The term of androgenetic alopecia is used for a hair loss condition caused by androgen hormones, particularly dihydrotestosterone. Left untreated, this hair loss condition may cause baldness.
Baldness and The Increased Risk of Heart Disease in Men
Numerous studies with a total participant of 36,990 men showed that men with severe vertex baldness have a 48% higher risk of heart disease. A moderate vertex baldness was associated with a 36% increased risk of heart disease, while men with mild vertex baldness have a 18% higher risk of heart disease.
Diabetes Increases The Risk for Hair Loss
High Blood Sugar Levels trigger inflammation. Chronic inflammation is an autoimmune condition, the same type of condition that triggers alopecia areata. People who suffer from type 1 diabetes are at higher risk of suffering from alopecia areata, a hair loss condition characterised by smooth bald patches on the scalp.
Menopause: How to Reduce The Effects on Your Skin and Hair
There are some visible changes to the skin and hair during menopause. Usually one year after the last period, women find that their skin becomes drier and the signs of ageing look more prominent. With declining estrogen levels, many women experience thinning hair and notice more hair growing on their face.
Niacinamide (Nicotinamide) for Youthful Radiant Skin
Niacinamide boosts the production of collagen in the skin by up to 54%; while it also increases the production of elastin and skin proteins by up to 20% and 100%. A clinical study showed that Niacinamide visibly improved the appearance of ageing skin and helped prevent the appearance of age spots by up to 68%.
N-Acetyl Glucosamine: How To Reduce Age Spots and Hyperpigmentation
N-Acetyl Glucosamine is a nano peptide naturally extracted from the outer shells of shellfish. It can penetrate deeper into the skin and reduce age spots, hyperpigmentation and other signs of ageing. It helps prevent the excess melanin production, boost hyaluronic acid synthesis in the skin and speed up skin renewal.
Why Colloidal Gold Skincare is Great for Your Skin
Colloidal Gold is a suspension of gold nanoparticles in a fluid, usually water. Known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, studies showed that colloidal gold can penetrate deeper into the skin and acts as a carrier for other active ingredients to improve the efficacy of the skincare products.
Scientific Sources: Rosemary oil vs minoxidil 2% for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia: a randomized comparative trial, Skinmed (Dermatology for the Clinician), 2015 Jan-Feb, 13(1):15-21; Promotion of hair growth by Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract. Phytotherapy Research, 2013 Feb, 27(2): 212-7.