How To Make Rosemary Water For Hair

If you have used any form of social media recently, then you will likely be familiar with the recent surge in popularity of using rosemary to improve the quality of your hair.

All over TikTok, there are tons of videos of different influencers using rosemary oil to improve their hair. But if you don’t fancy using rosemary oil, then you can use rosemary water instead. 

How To Make Rosemary Water For Hair

The great thing about using rosemary water to improve the quality of your hair is that you don’t need to spend a large amount of money on rosemary water.

In fact, you can actually make this mixture entirely from scratch yourself. In this guide, I’m telling you exactly how to do this. 

So, if you want to find out how to make rosemary water for your hair, you’re in the right place. Read on to find out more!

Is Homemade Rosemary Water Good For Hair?

First things first, let’s take a look at whether, or not, rosemary water is good for your hair. Well, as you would expect, yes, rosemary water is good for your hair.

The benefits of using rosemary water in your hair stem from the rosemary used in the water, and after just a small period of using this rosemary water in your hair, you will start to feel the benefits. 

The great thing about using homemade rosemary water to improve your hair is that it works in more ways than one.

Not only does rosemary water stimulate hair growth, making it perfect for anyone who wants longer hair, but it also encourages your hair to grow thicker too (see also “How Long Does It Take For Hair To Grow?“). 

In addition to these two main benefits, there are lots of other ways that rosemary water can help your hair.

Some people report that regular use of rosemary water has helped to reduce dandruff, combat an excessive amount of oil, and relieve an itchy scalp.

Some people have even suggested that rosemary water can be used to naturally dye your hair when used in the correct manner. 

So, there really is no denying that homemade rosemary water is great for your hair. With tons of different benefits, it is easy to see why so many people are using this for their hair.

So with that in mind, let me tell you all about how to make your own rosemary water. 

How To Make Rosemary Water To Use On Your Hair

If you have been sold by the benefits of rosemary water, then you will be happy to know that making your own rosemary water from scratch is actually super easy. It won’t take you too long to do, and it is incredibly cost-effective too. 

In order to make your own rosemary water, you need to begin by filling a pan with water and bringing it to a boil on a hob. Once the water starts bubbling, you can then add your rosemary.

For the best rosemary water, I would recommend using fresh rosemary sprigs as this will ensure your rosemary water is packed with nutrients that are good for your hair.

After adding your rosemary, you should take the pan off the heat. Pop a lid on top of the saucepan, and allow the boiling water to steep with the rosemary in it for around an hour.

After an hour, the water should have cooled significantly, and it should have absorbed a lot of the nutrients from the rosemary sprigs. So, you are ready to move on to the next step. 

With the water-cooled, it is then time to transfer your rosemary water into your spray bottles. You should have enough water to fill a couple of spray bottles, so feel free to do this.

Then just like that, your rosemary water is fully prepared and ready to use.

How To Apply Rosemary Water To Your Hair

How To Apply Rosemary Water To Your Hair

Now that you have prepared your rosemary water, you might be wondering how to use this water on your hair.

Thankfully, using rosemary water on your hair is just as easy as making your own rosemary water from scratch, so this is something you will be able to do without any issues. 

As I said earlier, your rosemary water should be decanted into a spray bottle once it has cooled. You can then use the spray bottle to directly spray the rosemary water onto your hair.

Don’t spray too much at once, instead, you should aim to spritz the water through your hair. 

You have a couple of options when it comes to applying rosemary water to your hair. You might choose to do this when your hair is completely dry, or you might choose to do it when it is wet. 

Ultimately, what works best for you will likely depend on how often you wash your hair. You need to apply rosemary water to your hair a couple of times a week.

So, if you wash your hair a couple of times a week, applying the rosemary water after you wash your hair might work best for you. Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply it to dry hair, that’s fine too. 

After you have sprayed your hair with the rosemary water, you should give your hair a comb through. This will ensure that the oil is brushed through all of your hair (see also “How To Clean Hair Brushes“).

Simply repeat this every couple of days, and you should feel the benefits in no time!


In short, making homemade rosemary water for your hair is incredibly simple. All you need to do this is water and rosemary sprigs, and you’re good to go. 

In this guide, I’ve told you everything you need to know about how to make rosemary water for your hair. 

Thank you for reading! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I Leave Rosemary Water In My Hair?

When you have spritzed your hair with rosemary water, you should comb through your hair. Then you should leave the rosemary water to soak into your hair.

Don’t wash the rosemary water out of your hair as this will prevent it from working.

Mimi May