If you’re been following hairtok, then you’ve heard of this Tiktok hair growth oil as every hair influencer seems to have tried it or used it regularly. But as a hairtok observer myself, I’ve seen a lot of hair routines and trends, and some of them don’t seem to stick around.
But the most effective tips and tricks always seem to stick around, and while there are very few Hail Marys when it comes to hair growth, this one has some serious potential if you are struggling to grow out your hair. I was a bit skeptical myself, but after a bout of postpartum hair loss, I was curious to to see what solutions were out there and how effective they might be.
In this post we’ll cover what the Tiktok hair growth oil is, the science behind it, and how to use it.
What is the Tiktok Hair Growth Oil?
This famous concoction turns out to be an oil infused with rosemary that one can apply to the scalp. You can mix rosemary essential oil into another carrier oil (e.g. castor oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut, oil, etc.), with about 5 drops of rosemary essential oil for each teaspoon of the carrier oil. Make sure you don’t use rosemary oil without the carrier oil, as pure essential oil used on your skin can cause irritation!
If you don’t want to DIY it though, you can use a ready-made rosemary oil serum like with the most popular being the Mielle Organics Rosemary Mint Scalp and Hair Strengthening Oil (which at $9.99 is pretty affordable.) See below for some instructions on how to use to get the most of rosemary oil.
Does the Tiktok-Famous Hair Growth Oil Actually Work?
The idea of rosemary protecting against hair loss has old roots, all the way to the ancient Mediterranean. Rosemary essential is generally thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, promote nerve growth, and improve circulation.
In your hair, rosemary essential oil is often used to slow greying hair and dandruff, as well as help with itchy scalp. Studies do suggest that it also helps with hair growth because of its circulation-improving effects. This is one of the reasons scalp massage is also suggested for hair growth.
So yes, the tiktok hair growth oil is science-backed and can help you battle hair loss. Now how do you use it?
How to Use the Tiktok Hair Growth Oil
1. Get or create your rosemary oil mixture. There are three main ways to use rosemary oil on your scalp:
a. Mix 5 drops into a carrier oil like castor oil or jojoba oil.
b. Mix 5 drops into your shampoo. This likely won’t be as effective as the other two methods.
c. Buy a rosemary scalp treatment like Mielle’s Rosemary Mint Scalp and hair Strengthening Oil.
2. Massage the rosemary oil into your scalp. Let it sit for 2-6 hours.
3. After the oil has had enough time to penetrate your scalp, hair follicles, and hair shaft, shampoo and condition as normal.
NOTE: If you have fine hair it may weigh your hair down. Use with a clarifying shampoo to clean away the residue.
How Often Should You Use Rosemary Oil?
Everyday if you’d like! If you have fine hair and find your hair weighed down by the oil, try once a week instead. And if you experience an irritation after using rosemary oil, discontinue use.
How Long It Will Take to Work?
For hair growth, after six months of regular usage people tend to see significant results, but of course this will depend on the person.
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3 Ways to Apply the Tiktok Hair Growth Secret
Mielle is available at Target, Amazon, and Walmart, and it can be used as a styling andor moisturizing oil on the ends of your hair as well.
This scalp serum from pattern is infused with rosemary as well as other essential oils, like peppermint and lavender which can both help with hair loss and hair growth.
This shampoo from Aveda is perfect if you don’t want to add another step to your wash day routine but still get the benefits of rosemary on your scalp.