Progressive hair loss has a cosmetic and social impact. Hair undergoes three stages of hair cycle: the anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Through cyclical loss and new-hair growth, the number of hairs remains relatively constant. A variety of factors, such as hormones, nutritional status, and exposure to radiations, environmental toxicants, and medications, may affect hair growth. According to studies, using rosehip oil could help to combat hair loss and thus increase hair growth.
In a study published in Dove Press, the effectiveness of a standardised rose hip containing seeds and shells of Rosa canina on cell longevity was investigated.
The study noted: “Objective measurements of facial wrinkles, skin moisture, and elasticity were made by using Visioscan, Corneometer, and Cutometer at the beginning of the study, after four weeks, and after eight weeks.
“Evaluation of participant satisfaction of both supplements was assessed using questionnaires.
“In addition, the effect of the rose hip preparation on cell longevity was measured in terms of leakage of hemoglobin through red cell membranes.
How to use
You may apply rosehip oil directly to your hair. Some people prefer warming the oil beforehand but be sure to test it before applying to make sure it’s not hot.
Massage the oil throughout your hair, making sure that you cover each strand.
Place a shower cap over your hair and leave it on for up to 30 minutes.
Thoroughly rinse out the oil before shampooing and conditioning.