Important Uses and Benefits of Marjoram for Hair Health

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Medically Reviewed By Dr. Aarti Nehra

Natural hair care remedies offer a holistic and chemical-free approach to maintain healthy and lustrous hair. Incorporating these remedies into a hair care routine helps maintain natural moisture, reduces breakage and contributes to overall hair vitality. One such excellent natural hair care remedy is marjoram. So, read on to learn about how marjoram benefits the well-being of your hair and how to incorporate it into your hair care regimen. 

What is Marjoram?

Native to East Asia and the Mediterranean region, marjoram is a perennial herb belonging to the same family as mint. The plant features a woody, hairy stem, oval dark-green leaves and small pinkish-white flowers. Marjoram has a subtle pungent aroma and a delicate sweet flavor. 

It has numerous culinary uses and is widely used as a garnish for soups and salads. Owing to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, the herb has significant medicinal value and has been traditionally used to treat a variety of ocular, gastrointestinal, nasopharyngeal, cardiac, respiratory, neurological and rheumatologic disorders.

Marjoram’s leaves, flowers and oil are all used to create medicines. Moreover, this potent herb is a nutritional powerhouse, being a rich source of proteins, fiber, carbohydrates, iron, magnesium, calcium, antioxidants and vitamins A, C and D. Also, marjoram essential oil contains several beneficial active ingredients like terpineol, thymol, terpene hydrocarbons and carvacrol.  

Benefits of Marjoram for Hair

Marjoram benefits the health of your hair in a variety of ways. Due to its rich antioxidant content, the herb combats free radical damage, preventing inflammation of the scalp and premature graying of hair. With its strong fungicidal and antibacterial properties, it helps in cleansing your hair and scalp by eliminating impurities, addressing hair problems like hair fall and dandruff. Possessing strong antiseptic, fungicidal and bactericidal qualities, it can help treat a plethora of scalp infections.

With its antimicrobial effect, topical application of marjoram oil can help in treating dryness, dandruff and psoriasis. It also helps in controlling sebum production and prevents the buildup of excess oil on the scalp.  When used regularly, marjoram can stimulate hair growth by boosting blood circulation to your scalp. Moreover, marjoram oil or tea is widely used by individuals with darker hair to revitalize hair color. The herb’s rich nutritional profile helps in providing hair follicles with nourishment, giving your locks strength and a smoother texture. 

Marjoram Uses for Hair

There are several ways to enjoy the marjoram benefits for healthy hair.

  • A convenient way is to purchase products that are made using marjoram, such as shampoos and conditioners infused with the herb.
  • Similarly, you may consider adding marjoram essential oil to your choice of shampoo or conditioner to prevent an itchy, inflamed scalp.
  • You may also choose to mix marjoram essential oil with any carrier oil and apply it directly onto your scalp and hair.
  • Another option is to put 10-15 drops of marjoram essential oil into a bucket of warm water. After taking a shower, pour it over your head. Finally, air dry your hair.
  • Using this herb in your hair care routine can be very helpful, particularly by creating your own marjoram hair rinse. For this, put a pot of water on the stove with some marjoram leaves in it. Heat up the mixture and cool it after it has boiled. Then, strain the leaves and apply the leftover solution directly to your hair after shampooing or conditioning.


If you want to add marjoram to your hair care routine, there are many different ways to do it. You can either make a marjoram hair rinse or massage your scalp with marjoram oil (diluted in carrier oil), this potent herb is highly beneficial in boosting your hair health. Among the many marjoram benefits for hair care is its ability to treat dandruff, cleanse the scalp, prevent premature graying and stimulate healthy hair growth. All in all, regular use of this herb can do wonders for your hair 


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