Greek Women Are Brewing Their Beauty Secret and Washing Their Hair in Rosemary Tea

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In Ancient Greece, rosemary was considered a sacred herb and burned on the altars of the gods. Today, it’s still reserved for special occasions such as weddings, where a sprig is added to the bride’s bouquet, headpiece, dress and even her hair. Modern-day Greek goddesses rinse their tresses with rosemary water, a “tea” made by boiling water and adding the fragrant herb. Not only does rosemary leave hair soft and shiny, says Megan Garmers, founder of MG Hair and Makeup, it’s also believed to improve memory (way to ensure you imprint the day forever in your mind!). An added bonus: Rosemary is also thought to be an aphrodisiac.

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