How to Use Rose Water To Prevent Dandruff & Moisturize the Hair

Rosewater is known to have a number of different benefits in the beauty industry as it can help with your hair & skincare routine. Rosewater contains a number of nutrients that are beneficial for your natural hair. It contains vitamins A, C, E & B plus anti-inflammatory qualities.

Rosewater can be a perfect addition to your natural hair care regimen because of its all-natural and healing properties. The roses used in rose water provide a cool aromatic scent that can be calming and peaceful. There’s a rave amongst women who have used rose water on their natural hair about the effects of rose water on hair.

Here are the benefits of rose water for hair.

1. Hydrating for hair and skin: 

Remember I said in this article Transitioning to Natural Hair that once you join the natural hair gang, water automatically becomes your bestie? Well, the primary ingredient for your natural hair is water but if you want to change things up a bit with your hair care routine, then rose water is an excellent way to nourish and hydrate your natural hair.

2. Softens the hair: 

Constant use of rose water can make your natural hair to be softer and fuller. Rosewater has more prospects of nourishing your natural hair than ordinary water because it is distilled and does not contain hard minerals such as calcium. Hard minerals in hair can cause build-up, making your hair dry and brittle but with rose water, your hair will be softened and fuller.

3. Aromatic & Calming: 

The smell of rose water is intoxicating and pleasant due to the natural scent of petals in it. Therefore having your natural hair to smell nice all day long is a good thing. Rosewater has a pleasant smell that can equally serve as aromatherapy when you are stressed out.

4. It’s antibacterial and cleanses the scalp: 

Rosewater can be a cleansing toner to your scalp because it is antibacterial and is ideal for killing bacteria on the scalp. Rosewater can also be used as a mist on hair extensions. It will clean the braids without having to wash your braids when they’ve been worn for too long. Rosewater also cleanses the scalp and prevents it from having fungus.

5. Eliminates dandruff and other scalp issues: 

Scalp issues like dandruff, dryness, flakiness, and inflammation can be eliminated from the scalp using rosewater. Rosewater can potentially remove irritating scalp issues that prevent your natural hair from growing.

6. Rose water promotes hair growth:

This is because rose water contains vitamins like A, C, D, E, & B3 which are known to strengthen the hair. It also contains antioxidants that can help with the aging of the scalp and follicle cells. Most women use rose water to enhance hair growth as it stimulates the scalp and reduces hair loss.

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How to Use Rose Water for Hair

Rosewater can be applied directly to the scalp and hair to obtain its numerous benefits. There are many products that contain rose water while you can purchase only rose water. You can also make rose water by boiling rose petals in distilled water and allowing it to cool for some minutes before using.

1. Use after shampooing your hair. Rinse your hair with rose water after you shampoo. You do not need to rinse again after using the rose water.

2. Add rose water to your shampoo and/or conditioner before using.

3. Pour rose water into a spray bottle and use it as a mist to reduce frizz and moisturize your hair.

4. Dab rose water onto the scalp. If you want to reduce dandruff and itching, apply rose water directly to your scalp by dabbing using a cotton ball, gently massage the rose water into the skin of your scalp. Then wash with shampoo or conditioner.

Other benefits of rose water

1. Helps to heal wounds, cuts, and scars.

2. Reduces the redness of irritated skin.

3. Rosewater strengthens skin cells because of its antioxidant properties.

4. It delays wrinkles and tightens the pores.

5. Reduces headaches and migraines.

Rosewater makes a great leave-in conditioner for your natural hair especially when combined with essential oils. It can also be used as a hair detangler if mixed with glycerin.

Rosewater can be a perfect addition to your hair care regimen if you want to improve hair growth. It smells pleasant too and very moisturizing to the hair. Rosewater can help you to repair your scalp and prevent other scalp issues that are slowing down your hair growth.

If you are in Lagos Nigeria, you can buy rose water at Ojota market. Otherwise, online stores like Jumia & Amazon would be your best bet .

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