Rosewater is a household staple that is used in a plethora of DIY face masks. While we all know about the countless benefits this heavenly scented liquid has for our skin, how many of us have tried it on our hair? If you have never heard of rosewater being a part of hair care, let us tell you something - you’ve been missing out! Today, we’re diving in deep and discussing the benefits rosewater for hair. Read on…
What is rose water?
Rosewater is a liquid made by boiling rose petals in water or by distillation. This mildly fragrant water was used as a natural perfume, an alternative to perfumes that are chock full of chemicals. But aside from its sweet smell, it has medicinal and culinary values as well. Today, we will be focusing on the five benefits of rose water for hair.
Soothes the scalp
Rosewater has incredible anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that calm irritated, inflamed or itchy skin. If you feel a discomfort on your scalp, rosewater could get rid of it.
Due to its moisturising properties, rosewater is a great ingredient to get rid of dandruff. After all, dandruff causes irritation and itchiness. Moreover, roses also contain anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agents that can soothe scratched and wounded scalp, further promoting healthy skin on your head. Once your scalp’s barrier is restored, you will notice a tremendous decrease in dandruff.
Promotes hair growth
Rosewater is rich in vitamins A, C, D, E and B3. These nutrients are essential to keep skin, hair and our overall body healthy. When rose water is sprayed directly onto the scalp, these vitamins penetrate the skin and hair follicles and provide them with the goodness they lack, triggering hair growth. Think of it as a healthy smoothie for your hair.
Rosewater is extremely moisturising, hence it is always recommended for people with dry skin. So naturally, it would work as a leave-in conditioner on dry hair. This works exceptionally well when you’ve been out and about and your hair starts to look rough. Just pour it into a spray bottle and spritz it on your hair. If you have rough ends that look frayed, a few sprays of this will instantly moisten and soften them again.
Strengthens the hair
Thanks to the vitamins, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, rosewater strengthens each strand of your hair. Not only does it promote hair growth but it also reduces hair fall and hair breakage. It makes the overall health of your hair better.
How to use rosewater for hair
A great way to incorporate rose in your hair care routine is by using products infused with rose. Try the BB favourite Love Beauty & Planet Natural Murumuru Butter & Rose Shine Shampoo & Conditioner Combo. This shampoo and conditioner duo is enriched with Amazonian murumuru butter that is renowned for its moisturising properties, and Bulgarian roses that provide all the benefits from rose, plus it leaves a sweet-smelling fragrance behind. Additionally, it also contains 100% organic coconut oil to seal in the moisture!