You know its rose water when the smell of fresh roses wafts through the air and not just that, it charms you with its nourishing goodness. A flower that’s not just a symbol of love and is pretty but also has some of the best qualities to enhance one’s beauty and body. A rich source of flavonoids along with Vitamin A, B3, C, D, and E, rose water is one of the most sought after products in the current ethos.
Just how a haircut can give you a makeover, and physically mentally and emotionally make you feel better, so can a good hair quality. Good hair requires some extra care, time and also a knowledge of how to use a particular ingredient suited best for your hair problem. Whether you use fresh rose water, homemade fresh water or the bottled one available in the market you are sure to be able to reap benefits from a hair care routine if followed religiously.
Rose Water Benefits for Hair
- Rose water refreshes and hydrates the scalp.
- It also moisturizes and soothes the scalp, helping in curing headaches using its cooling effects.
- It energizes every cell and nourishes the roots of the hair, which otherwise any shampoo or conditioner fails to do.
- Rose water regenerates the original quality of the hair and makes it better if you were not originally blessed with the best.
- It replenishes lost moisture making hair fizz free, shinier and smoother alongside.
- It promotes hair growth by increasing circulation of blood cells in the scalp.
- Its anti-inflammatory property can help in reducing dandruff, and preventing other infections.
- The pH of Rose water is similar to the pH of Hair, hence it stabilizes the pH level of the hair.
- It stimulates hair growth and helps in repairing the damaged porosity of your hair.
- One of the best qualities of rose water is its natural antiseptic quality which prevents fungal infections
- Use of rose water at least once a week, lifts up your spirits by deleting stress and easing anxiety.
- Rose water removes excess oil from the scalp, making it look fresher and keeping the dirt particles at bay.
- Rose water rejuvenates hair follicles and is also beneficial in treating mild scalp inflammations.
How To Make Your Own Rose Water At Home
To make rose water at home, you just need 2 ingredients: Distilled water and fresh rose petals. Just wash rose petals gently and add it to distilled water. Just boil for 10 minutes and you are done. By boiling the rose petals in distilled water, you now have fresh homemade rose water ready.
Rose Water Uses For Hair
The best and most simple way to use it is to apply it directly to your hair and scalp. Using a cotton ball, start applying rose water in the scalp by parting hair into sections making sure the entire scalp is covered. Wash your hair using rose water, and feel better as your hair looks shinier and healthier as the rose water has played its magic in removing excess oil from the scalp.
Add It To Your Shampoo For That Wonderful Gloss
Like Nimisha suggested to add different ingredients to your shampoo for having your dream hair, try mixing some rose water with your shampoo. Just add some rose water to your shampoo, and apply on your hair. Rinse it with normal water. This works well for making hair looking healthier and shinier, by not making much of an effort.
Use It As A Hair Rinse
Post your regular shampoo regime, pour some rose water on the scalp and scrub it till the ends. Do not wash off. Not only will it rejuvenate the scalp, but also add luster and a natural long-lasting fragrance in your hair.
Whip Up A Rose Hair Mask For Damaged Hair
A concoction of a tea spoon of Jojoba oil, a capsule of Vitamin E and a cup of rose water can help in repairing damaged hair. Apply this mixture to wet hair and scalp and massage for a minimum of 10 minutes. Follow the regular shampoo routine post this.
Mix It With Glycerin To Prevent Dryness
A mix of glycerin and rose water can enhance the amount of moisture on the scalp. Take equal parts of glycerin and rose water depending on your hair length. Mix them together to get a liquid, which is viscous in nature. Massage your hair thoroughly with it and rinse to get frizz free healthy hair. For controlling oil and preventing dryness, just apply it as an overnight treatment and then wash it off the next morning.
Make Your Natural Rose Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
If the overuse of shampoo has lead to split ends or your hair getting tangled into bunches, use the rose oil in the water to make a mix. A hint of rose oil (about 10 drops) in a cup of coconut oil, can work as a natural deep conditioner. This works great if you leave it on for at least an hour before washing.
Use Rose Water To Control Dandruff
For controlling dandruff, soak a 3-4 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in bowl full of rose water till they soften. Mash them into a paste with a liquid consistency and apply all over the scalp. Leave it on for a 2 hours, and then follow your regular shampoo routine.
Also check: How I got Rid of Dandruff in a month!
Make Your Own Homemade Rose Water Shampoos
Make a DIY shampoo with rose water using 3 eggs, a quarter cup of rum and a quarter cup of rose water. Mix them together and use it to wash your hair. Rinse this shampoo, with diluted vinegar to clean your hair and give it a new life.
Another way of making homemade rose shampoo is by mixing a half cup of rose water, half-cup beer and 5 drops of rose essential oil together. Add 2 spoons of castile soap to it and stir. You just made a shampoo mix that cleans revives and also nourishes.
Make Rose Hair Perfume
Use it as a hair spray to hydrate or get straighter hair as a result. Or as hairstyle fixer, if you would like to keep your hair chemical free after all the heat treatments it’s gone through. You can also make rose hair perfume within minutes. This not only keeps your hair manageable but your hair smells divine too.
We sometimes need to go beyond what an old age use of a particular product was and research and experiment until we are able to utilize all the properties of a natural thing to our complete benefit. Do give these diys a try and you will fall in love with your natural hair again because of rose water.
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