ROSEWATER FOR NATURAL HAIR
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
You can make your hair better,
By using rose water boo!
Roses are one breed of flowers that humans just can’t get enough of. Sure they’re beautiful, and it doesn’t hurt that they smell absolutely amazing, but they are also very potent and prominent in hair and skin care too. A lot of perfumes, toners, facial hydrators, and even shampoos have rosewater as an added ingredient. This is because rosewater is just packed with essential vitamins and properties that support healthy skin and hair.
Rosewater contains vitamins A, B3, C, D, E, flavonoids, and it carries anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that soothe your hair and skin. Rosewater is made by soaking rose petals in distilled water in a bid to extract the essential oils from the petals. This is also why rose water has a lot of sugar (which isn’t a bad thing). Rosewater is really gentle on the skin and hair, and it’s a favored ingredient for hair care because it has the same pH as hair, and can help to restore or maintain your hair’s pH balance. It’s also really useful in combating dandruff cause by fungal infections
How To Add Rosewater To Your Natural Hair Routine
Rosewater is very hydrating for your hair and scalp. It also adds a beautiful sheen and bounce to your tresses. You can make your rosewater treatment even more potent by adding some glycerin. You can use this mixture as a hydrating spritz daily (especially if you have your hair out on hot summer days!). Also, you could use it as a sort of deep hydrator by applying it to your scalp and hair, and leaving it on for an hour before rinsing it out.
- Dandruff Treatment
Since rose water is a mild astringent, it can aid in removing dandruff caused by fungal infections. Using a cotton ball, apply a hearty helping of the stuff directly to your scalp. Afterwards, massage your scalp in circular motions for about three minutes. Cover your hair with a plastic cap and leave it in for 30 minutes before rinsing it out.
SEE ALSO: EFFECTIVE WAYS TO TREAT DANDRUFF AT HOME
- Leave-in conditioner
After shampooing your hair and conditioning it, you can go in with a rose water rinse. Do note that you do not have to spend an entire bottle of rose water on this rinse because it’s really more of a douse. Gently apply small amounts of rose water onto every inch of your hair, massage it in, and do not rinse it off. It will leave your hair, softer, shinier, and smelling like literal roses.
- Add to Shampoo
Rose water is one of the many ingredients you can add to your shampoo to make it even more potent. Adding 2ml of rose water to 5 fluid ounces of shampoo is a great balance.
- Promotes Growth
Due to all the exceptional properties and constituents of rose water, it’s in a good place to help you boost hair growth. This is especially true since it balances your hair pH and that makes your scalp an enabling environment for brand new hair growth.
- Repairs Follicles
Rose water can be used in a bid to repair damaged hair. Especially hair that has been damaged from excessive application of heat. The best ways to combat damaged hair with rose water is by using it as a leave-in conditioner after shampooing, and spritzing your damaged hair with it daily. You can also incorporate the other methods above for a more aggressive approach to your issue.
- Treat Oily Hair
Rosewater can treat an oily face but it can treat oily scalped natural hair just as well. If you have an oily scalp, a good fix would be to use rosewater going with any of the above methods, but make it a point of duty to use it as a spritz regularly.
Rosewater is a staple in many supermarkets and it’s really affordable too. You could also make your own rosewater very easily at home if you have all the neccesary ingredients using these steps.