How to stimulate leg hair growth

Updated April 17, 2017

Whether you have lost your leg hair because of a medical condition such as alopecia or a treatment such as chemotherapy, there is a solution to stimulating regrowth. Though women may not have a problem with lack of leg hair, men might feel emasculated by the condition. Rosemary, a powerful hair growth stimulator that has been used for centuries, can help you regain lost hair. Rosemary essential oil or tonic can be applied topically to stimulate leg hair growth.

Wash your legs with soap and warm water. Pat them dry thoroughly.

Apply a few drops of rosemary essential oil to areas suffering from hair loss. A few drops all around the leg should be enough. Another option is to boil rosemary leaves in a few cups of water. Soak a wash cloth in the rosemary infusion and wrap around your legs. Leave on for about an hour or two daily, and refresh as needed.

Using your hands, massage the oil deeply into your legs for 15 to 30 seconds.

Wait about five minutes for the rosemary oil or tonic to become absorbed into your skin where it will stimulate follicle growth. Get dressed as usual.

Use twice daily every single day for best results. Once in the morning and once at night before bed. It might take about two to four months until the hair growth is to your liking.


Side effects may include dry and itchy skin. Talk to your dermatologist before using rosemary to stimulate leg hair growth. Your dermatologist should monitor your progress as well as warn you about possible side effects and interactions with other drugs. If you discontinue use, hair loss could reoccur. Wear loosefitting, household trousers to prevent the oil from staining your clothing.


Test out the oil or tonic on a small patch of your skin before using it regularly. Some people have shown to be allergic to the herb. Discontinue use if you get a skin rash or any other type of allergic reaction.

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Maggie Hira has been writing professionally since 2006. She has written for numerous websites and print publications, including "LA.Direct Magazine" and The Budget Fashionista. Hira holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.