Hair! The one thing that can make you go berserk if you don’t have the listening kind.

When you’re at home, your hair behaves and makes you look like a Hollywood actress. And you just can’t seem to get over how good it can make you look.

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know how to use rose water in 6 ways to get gorgeous and luscious locks
Learn how to use rose water in 6 ways to get gorgeous and luscious locks

Fast forward to the day when you actually need your hair to behave and be nice. Guess what?! It chooses to be a rebel and will do exactly what is not asked of it, looking either too dry or too oily, full of static and somewhat funny. You just can’t fix these hair woes because your hair seems to have a mind of its own.

Read on to learn how you can tame your wild locks and make them do as you say by using just one little humble bottle of rose water.

Method 1: Hydrating Hair Mask

Your hair tends to become dry and rough due to exposure to pollution and the sun. The rose water in this hydrating hair mask helps reduce the hair damage and restores moisture. In fact, it prevents your hair from becoming brittle by deeply moisturizing it.

The coconut oil in the recipe is a natural source of a fatty acid called lauric acid, which is extremely nourishing and moisturizing to the hair and skin. For some people, it helps prevent protein loss from their hair.

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The scalp tends to become dry when there is an insufficient production of the natural oil called sebum, which can make your hair thin and brittle. Ylang ylang essential oil stimulates the sebaceous glands and improves the production of sebum, which keeps your hair conditioned and healthy.

The carrot essential oil is rich in vitamins A and E, which stimulate hair growth, make your hair soft and shiny, and protect your hair from environmental damage. It lubricates the outermost layer of the skin and hair and replenishes the moisture.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose water hydrating hair mask
Things you'll need to make rose water hydrating hair mask
  • Rosewater (hydrates dry hair) – 3 tablespoons
  • Extra-virgin coconut oil (moisturizes the hair cuticles) – 2 tablespoons
  • Carrot seed essential oil – 2 drops
  • Ylang ylang essential oil – 2 drops

Step 1. Combine the four ingredients in a bowl

put the four ingredients in a bowl
Put the four ingredients in a bowl
  • Pour 3 tablespoons of rose water into a bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin coconut oil to it.
  • Add 2 drops each of ylang-ylang essential oil and carrot seed essential oil to the bowl.

Step 2. Whisk the ingredients well & apply the hair mask

mix all the ingredients together and apply to your hair
Mix all the ingredients together and apply to your hair
  • Blend all the ingredients well using an electric hand whisker.
  • Partition your hair into sections and apply the hair mask on the scalp, one section at a time.
  • Once you’ve covered your entire scalp, wipe any excess mask onto the roots of your hair and run a wide-toothed comb through your hair.
  • Wrap your hair into a bun and cover it with a towel or an old T-shirt. Let it sit for a minimum of 3 hours. You can leave it in longer, as per your need for moisturizing your hair.
  • After the recommended time, remove the towel and massage your scalp and hair.
  • Wash your hair with shampoo.
  • Spray some rose water on your damp hair and let it air-dry.

Use this remedy once a week to get shiny and silky soft hair.

Method 2: Scalp Itchiness & Dandruff Soother

Dandruff is a common hair problem that many people face, especially during the winter season. Rose water has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which destroy the dandruff-causing bacteria on the scalp and loosens up any residue of the hair care products that you use. It soothes the irritated scalp and thus reduces itchiness.

Fenugreek seeds are rich in protein, vitamin C, potassium and iron, which help ward off dandruff and reduce the itchiness of the scalp.

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The peppermint essential oil in the recipe has cooling properties that soothe the scalp and reduces itchiness and inflammation. It also boosts hair growth by reducing the dandruff flakes that block the hair follicles on the scalp.

Things you’ll need:

 

things you'll need to make rose water scalp itchiness and dandruff soother
Things you'll need to make rose water scalp itchiness and dandruff soother
  • Rose water – enough to make a paste
  • Ground fenugreek powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Peppermint essential oil – 4 or 5 drops

Step 1. Mix the three ingredients together

combine the three ingredients
Combine the three ingredients
  • Put 1 tablespoon of ground fenugreek powder in a bowl and add enough rose water to make a thick paste.
  • If the paste is too runny, add more ground fenugreek powder. If it seems too thick, add a few drops of rose water to loosen it up.
  • Add 4 or 5 drops of peppermint essential oil.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.

Step 2. Apply the mixture to your scalp & massage it

add the essential oil and blend everything together
Add the essential oil and blend everything together to apply to your hair
  • Partition your hair into sections and apply the paste little by little onto the scalp, either using an applicator brush or your fingers.
  • Massage the paste on the scalp and let it sit for 40 minutes.
  • Wash out the paste. You may have to shampoo your hair more than once to get the paste completely out.
  • After washing it, spray a mist of rose water on your damp hair.

Use this remedy once every 2 weeks for best results.

Method 3: Leave-In Hair Conditioner

As your hair is subjected daily to harmful chemicals and environmental pollutants, it needs some TLC from time to time. This serum will repair and rejuvenate your hair and make it look thicker, smoother and shinier.

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Rose water increases the blood circulation to the scalp, which in turn provides more nutrients and revives the hair follicles.

The coconut oil, lavender essential oil, and geranium essential oil in the recipe work together to deeply moisturize the scalp and control the excess oil produced by the scalp, which in turn promotes hair growth.

The aloe vera in this recipe contains vitamins A, C, and E, which nourishes and promotes shiny hair. It also contains vitamin B12 and folic acid, which reduce hair loss.

The olive oil softens the hair and repairs any damage. The vegetable glycerin in the recipe is absorbed into the roots of your hair and spreads to the tips to fix split ends.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose water leave-in conditioner
Things you'll need to make rose water leave-in conditioner
  • Rose water – ¼ cup
  • Extra-virgin coconut oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Aloe vera gel – 2 tablespoons
  • Extra-virgin olive oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Vegetable glycerin – 2 tablespoons
  • Geranium essential oil – 7 drops
  • Lavender essential oil – 4 drops

Step 1. Combine rose water, coconut oil, aloe vera juice and olive oil in a mixing jar

put all the ingredients in a mixing jar
Put all the ingredients in a mixing jar
  • Pour ¼ cup of rose water into a mixing jar.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin coconut oil to it.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil.

Step 2. Add vegetable glycerin and essential oils

put the vegetable glycerine and essential oils into the mixing jar
Put the vegetable glycerin and essential oils into the mixing jar
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin into the mixture.
  • Add 7 drops of geranium essential oil and 4 drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture.

Step 3. Whisk everything well & leave the conditioner in your hair overnight

mix everything well and pour into a reusable pump bottle to use
Mix everything well and pour into a reusable pump bottle to use
  • Whisk all the ingredients into a smooth blend using an electric hand whisker.
  • Pour the mixture into a reusable pump bottle.
  • Squirt some of it into your palm, and apply it section by section on your scalp and hair.
  • Leave the serum in your hair overnight. Wash it out in the morning using a mild shampoo.

Use this remedy once every 2 weeks. This serum can last up to 3 weeks.

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Method 4: Dry & Frizzy Hair Smoother

Dry and frizzy hair looks disheveled, even if you’ve combed it twice. Rose water helps hydrate the hair and make it more manageable. It also helps maintain the pH level of the hair and deeply moisturizes it.

Olive oil and vitamin E oil further deeply moisturizes your hair. Vitamin E oil strengthens the hair cuticles and prevents static hair and flyaways.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose water dry & frizzy hair smoother
Things you'll need to make rose water dry & frizzy hair smoother
  • Rose water – ¼ cup
  • Vitamin E oil – ½ capsule
  • Extra-virgin olive oil – ¼ tablespoon

Step 1. Mix the three ingredients well

combine all the ingredients together and mix well
Combine all the ingredients together and mix well
  • Pour ¼ cup of rose water into a bowl.
  • Add ¼ tablespoon of Extra-virgin olive oil to it.
  • Add ½ capsule of vitamin E oil.
  • Whisk all the ingredients using an electric hand whisker.

Step 2. Store the blend in a spray bottle & use as needed

pour the blend in a spray bottle and use it on your hair
Pour the blend into a spray bottle and use it on your hair
  • Transfer the mixture into a spray bottle using a small funnel.
  • Spray it directly on your scalp and hair.
  • Alternatively, you can spray it on your hair when it feels dry and frizzy.

You can store this serum for up to 3 months.

Method 5: Volumizing Hair Spray

An oily scalp can make your hair look thin and limp. Rose water helps reduce the excess oil secretion from the scalp. It’s also rich in flavonoids and vitamins that increase the blood circulation to the scalp, activating the hair follicles. This promotes hair growth.

The aloe vera in this recipe has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which help eliminate the bacteria present on the scalp. It also moisturizes your scalp and hair. This makes your hair smooth and oil–free, making it look voluminous.

The rosemary essential oil contains ursolic acid that helps increase the blood circulation in the scalp, which brings more oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles, promoting hair growth.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose water volumizing hair spray
Things you'll need to make rose water volumizing hairspray
  • Rose water – 2 tablespoons
  • Aloe vera gel – 1½ tablespoons
  • Rosemary essential oil – 5 drops

Step 1. Combine the three ingredients in a bowl

put the three ingredients together in a mixing bowl
Put the three ingredients together in a mixing bowl
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of rose water into a bowl.
  • Add 1½ tablespoons of aloe vera gel to it.
  • Add 5 drops of rosemary essential oil as well.

Step 2. Blend the ingredients well & use the spray as needed

whisk the ingredients well together and pour it into a reusable spray bottle to use on your hair
Whisk the ingredients well together and pour it into a spray bottle to volumize your hair
  • Mix the ingredients well using an electric hand whisker.
  • Pour the mixture into a spray bottle using a small funnel.
  • Spray the serum onto your hair as needed.

The shelf life of this serum is 1 week.

Method 6: Hair Rinse for Growth

Rose water contains nutrients that boost hair growth.

The jojoba oil in the recipe mimics the natural oil produced by your scalp. It nourishes the hair follicles and maximizes the rate by which your hair grows. It also gets rid of the dead skin, dandruff, and dirt, leaving a well-hydrated scalp behind.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose water hair rinse for hair growth
Things you'll need to make rose water hair rinse for hair growth
  • Rose water – 2 tablespoons
  • Jojoba oil – 1 tablespoon

Single-Step Treatment: Mix rose water and jojoba oil & apply it on your scalp

mix both the ingredients well together and apply to your scalp and hair
Mix both the ingredients well together and apply to your scalp and hair
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of rose water in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil to it.
  • Blend the ingredients well using an electric hand whisker.
  • Apply the mixture like you would normally oil your hair, section by section.
  • Allow it to sit for 1 hour, then wash it out using a mild shampoo.

Tips

  • Essential oils are very potent extracts of plants. Use them in the given quantities only and not more than that.
  • Refrain from using any ingredient that you’re allergic to.
  • Rose water is the most benign ingredient that is used in beauty products and it has no side effects. However, stop using any remedy if it is adversely affecting your hair.
  • You can use essential oils of your choice.

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