Rosewater is a completely natural product that is produced from the rose petals through steam distillation. Rosewater is well known across the world for its amazing therapeutic properties. For centuries, beauty care and rose water was closely related and we can find many mention of this product in the days of queens and kings. In the modern times, researches have found that the basic reason behind the numerous therapeutic properties of rose water lies in its constitution. Rosewater is filled with flavonoids along with a bunch of essential Vitamins like, Vitamin A, C, D, E and B3. These vitamins are known for their anti-aging actions and they can be excellent for the skin and also for the hairs and scalp.
The natural constituent of rosewater makes it anti-bacterial, anti-fungal as well as moisturizing in nature. This element is able to boost blood circulation in the scalp and can help extensively to heal the skin. Rosewater, when used in the right way can give naturally healthy, problem and damage free hairs. However, always keep in mind that natural ingredients take time to show results, and hence you need to be patient with them. At the same time the good thing is that, natural ingredients like rose water used in your hair care will never affect your hairs negatively and the results are expected to become more pronounced with time and regular use.
However, if you are worried about how you can use it most effectively in your daily hair care regime, here is a bunch of homemade treatments with rosewater that can give you all the goodness of this natural beauty ingredient.
Rose water for treating sun damage
Sun damage is increasingly becoming a problem for everyone and you need to take care of your hairs in the best way to ensure that the sun damage does not ruin your hairs. So, once you are back from a beach vacation follow this treatment for the next one week and you will be able to repair the sun damage caused on your hairs.
Rosewater with jojoba oil and Vitamin E: Mix 1 tablespoon of rosewater with 1 spoon of Jojoba oil and the whole content of a Vitamin E capsule. Mix the ingredients well and apply this mixture to your clean scalp and hairs, massaging the mixture. Leave on for 10 minutes and wash off with water and a mild cleanser. If the damage is much you can repeat the process for 2 times for the first few days or skip the shampoo part all together for 1-2 days.
Rosewater with honey: This hair pack can also be very effective to reduce sun damage. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 2 tablespoons of rosewater and massage this mixture onto your scalp and hairs. Let it set for 30 minutes and wash off with plenty of water.
Rosewater as hair conditioner
Rosewater has the properties to act as an excellent hair conditioner.
Just rose water: Spray some rosewater to your washed and semi-dried hairs. Comb the hairs through to spread the rosewater to all the hair strands evenly. Let it dry out naturally and you will get naturally soft and silky hairs.
Rose water hair pack: Another hair conditioning pack of rosewater that is often used includes application of rosewater with Fuller’s earth. Make a paste of fuller’s earth by soaking it in rosewater instead of normal water. Now apply this pack onto your hairs and scalp and wash off after 20 minutes. This pack has been found to be very nourishing for hair.
Rosewater hair rinse: You can also prepare a rose water rinse through easy steps to spray into your hairs as a natural conditioner after shampoo. Prepare a concentrated concoction of green tea; mix rose water with it in 2:3 proportions and spray it onto your hair. Leave on. You do not even need to wash it off.
Rose water for curing scalp itching
Scalp itching and irritation of the scalp can be cured by regular use of rosewater. Being filled with a number of vitamins and flavonoids it has natural anti-bacterial and skin soothing properties which can help in reducing the itching sensation in the scalp.
Only rosewater treatment: Massage in some rose water onto your scalp very gently once you are back home and not expected to go out. Sleep with it and wash off with plain water in the morning. With regular use, this treatment can reduce scalp itching effect.
Rose water with lemon juice: Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with 3 teaspoons of rosewater. Massage this mixture onto your scalp. Leave on for 10 minutes and wash off with plenty of water. This quick treatment can be very helpful to get quickly rid of scalp itching.
Rose water for hair growth
According to many, rosewater can also be effective for hair growth as well. Rosewater can boost blood circulation into the hair roots and thus can invigorate hair growth. Hair is few easy rosewater treatments that can boost hair growth.
Rosewater with Fenugreek: Grind 1 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds to make a dust and mix sufficient rose water with it to make a smooth and slightly runny paste. Apply this onto the scalp. Leave on for 30minutes -1 hour after covering your hairs with a shower cap so that it does not get dry. Finally, wash off only with water.
Rosewater with Onion juice: Prepare some fresh onion juice by grating an onion. Mix this juice with rose water in 1:1 proportion and apply it onto your scalp. Leave on for 30 minutes and wash off with a mild cleanser.
Rosewater and glycerin: Rose water with glycerin can improve the hair. Take equal amounts of rose water and glycerin. Mix them well and apply this mixture on the scalp. This helps to give good nourishment, moisture, and can strengthen towards hair follicles. The application of rose water helps to get a natural growth and healthier hair strands. This is the best natural way to get hair re-growth that best fits to your requirement.
Rose water for treating oily scalp
Rosewater is capable to control extra oil secretion from the oil glands on the scalp. So, if you have very oily scalp which is often a reason of dandruff and other scalp infections rose water treatments can be actually effective to treat the problem.
Rosewater with salt: Mix 1 tablespoon of table salt in 2 tablespoons of rose water and massage this mixture directly onto your scalp in light circular motion. The salt will help to keep your scalp clean and free from infection through exfoliation and opening of pores while the rosewater will help in controlling the excess oil. Wash off after 10 minutes.
Rose water with ginger juice: Prepare 1 teaspoon ginger juice from freshly grated ginger, mix it with 1 teaspoon of rose water and apply this mixture onto your scalp. Ginger along with rose water works effectively to control the excessive oil secretion on the scalp. Wash off after 10-15 minutes.
Rose water for damaged hair
Rose petals and distilled water: You should choose the roses that are free from pesticides and chemicals by asking your florist. Make sure they are organically grown. Take 1 cup of rose petals and rinse them in cool water. If the roses are available in your garden, then it is better to pick them up in the early morning when they are covered with morning dew. Remove the petals and place them in a glass bowl. Boil two cups of distilled water and pour them on rose petals. Let them steep for about 30 minutes. Take a clean cloth and strain the mixture into another glass bowl. Now, take that mixture in an airtight glass bottle to store it in the fridge. Use these rose into a diluted shampoo and wash your hair normally. After shampoo, rinse your hair with one cup of rose water as a final rinse. Make sure don’ rinse the hair after rose water rinse. This will add shine and acts as a condition and pleasant smell of your hair.
Best homemade shampoo with rose water
Rose water, rum and egg: The homemade shampoo is best to get chemical free. This shampoo is best for oily hair. Take ¼ cup of rose water, ¼ cup of rum, three eggs and vinegar. Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add rose water and rum into that mixture. Now, massage the mixture to your hair and scalp from scalp to hair ends. If your hair tends to look extremely oily, then leave this shampoo for a few minutes and then rinse it off. Wash it off with vinegar that helps to strip the surplus oils and can also restore the natural sheen to your hair.