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Revive your hair with Rose Water

They say 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet'! The beauty and benefits of rose go way beyond its fragrance. Rose water is the most favourite and multipurpose ingredient that one can include in their beauty routine. It is a rose distillate possessing immense beautifying properties. Today we are going to check the benefits and ways of using rose water for hair.


Rose Water for hair

Rose water can improve hair health by addressing a multitude of hair related problems. It has anti inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Along with hair, it can also help soothe and balance the scalp due to its pH value. A well balanced scalp may pave out the way for healthy hair.

  • Anti-oxidant
    Rose water contains flavonoids, polyphenols which can be beneficial in hair growth. It can be used in conjunction with the other hair growth ingredients to promote a healthy mane.
  • Antibacterial
    Rose water possesses mild antibacterial properties that can be useful in reducing mild dandruff. Although, a regular and consistent usage is required to see the results. If you are using any medicated dandruff shampoo, then rose water will be able to soothe the scalp.
  • Anti-inflammatory
    The natural anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce inflammation due to dry scalp or wrong use of hair care products. The scalp skin has less sensitive sensory nerves which might result in experiencing a worsening of scalp conditions easily. So to avoid any scalp inflammation it is better to take care of it with soothing ingredients like rose water.[3]

Other benefits of rose water for hair

  • Help reduce excess oil
    Rose water can help reduce the oiliness of the scalp due to its pH value. Sometimes the scalp may get irritated due to the overuse of hair care products. Rose water is beneficial in such cases when used on hair or scalp.
  • Condition the Hair
    The hydrating properties of rose water can help retain the moisture in the frizzy hair strands. Rose water adds a shine to the hair while making them soft.
  • Ease out dry scalp
    Owing to the hydrating nature of rose water, it may be able to ease out an itchy, dry scalp by providing a soothing effect.

How to use rose water for hair?

The simplest way to use rose water for hair is to spray some fine mists onto your hair and let it dry. When used on clean hair, rose water is better absorbed instead of using it on oily hair and scalp.

  • Diluting the shampoo 
    If you are the one who likes to dilute the shampoo before use, then you might as well be able to use rose water for dilution. Dilute the shampoo in rose water to wash the hair. The hydrating properties and pH of rose water will be especially helpful for cleansing.
  • Last rinse
    Many people use different brews or cold water as the last rinse. Rose water can be used as a last rinse for hydrating the hair and imparting a shine. Pure rose water is made with distilled water. If you receive a hard water supply in your place, using rose water as the last rinse will be beneficial.
  • Hair mist 
    You can spray some rose water on your freshly cleaned hair and scalp. It can help in soothing and hydrating the scalp. Once you have sprayed your hair with rose water there is no need to wash it off again. You can frequently use rose water on your scalp in summers. However, in monsoons make sure to not let the hair be damp for a long time.
  • Massage the scalp 
    You can apply rose water on your scalp and massage it in with a very light hand. It can help with blood circulation and soothing the scalp. If you apply oil to your scalp before using shampoo then you may use rose water instead. Do not leave wet hair or scalp as an overnight treatment. Use it on the scalp one hour before you shampoo the hair.


Juicy Chemistry Bulgarian Rose Water
Juicy Chemistry Bulgarian Rose water is made by using the steam distillation technique with natural ingredients. It derives the aroma from constituent organic ingredients without any added synthetic fragrances. It hydrates and nourishes the skin and helps balance the skin while restoring its pH. Rich in polyphenols it also exhibits antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It also contains vitamin C, terpenes, glycosides, flavonoids, and anthocyanins. The natural scent may wither away over time but it does not affect the efficacy of the rose water.


The Juicy Chemistry Bulgarian Rose water has following certifications

  • COSMOS Certified Organic
  • GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices Certification)
  • ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001 
  • Dermatologically tested for safety and irritation

Frequently Asked Questions on Rose Water for Hair

  1. Can you leave rose water in your hair? 
    Yes, you can leave rose water in your hair when using it as the last rinse or even when using it as a hair spray. Use rose water on freshly cleaned hair. 
  2. Can I mix rose water in hair oil? 
    Since oil and water do not mix well with each other, it is better to use rose water on freshly cleaned hair.
  3. Can I use rosewater toner on my hair? 
    As long as the rose water toner you are using is 100% rose water without any added fragrance or other ingredients, you can use it on your hair.
  4. Can I leave rose water in my hair overnight? 
    You can leave it overnight only if the rose water used on hair has dried up fully. Avoid wet hair just before going to bed. It is good to use rose water during the day so that it can dry and then leave it overnight.
  5. How to make rose water at home? 
    Using an organic rose water will be beneficial for the hair instead of making the rose water at home or following some DIYs for rose water. Homemade rose water has a lower shelf life.

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3586833/
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331906604_Assessment_of_Rose_Water_and_Evaluation_of_Antioxidant_and_Anti-inflammatory_Properties_of_a_Rose_Water_Based_Cream_Formulation