Rose water 🌹💧 is one of the most versatile ingredients out there and it makes a great addition to any hair care routine.

Hair may be something you know tons about and is something you’ve always invested into taking care of.

But I’ll be honest.

Hair is the last thing I’ve ever tried to make look good.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always wanted to have silky soft hair that was the envy of everyone, but instead I was blessed with a forest of frizz on my head that was too wild for me to tame.

So, my idea of hair care may not have ever gone much further than using a hair tie to put it out the way or a tiny amount of coconut oil, so I don’t look like I’ve been struck by lightning.

Anyway, I’ve been using rose water in my skincare routine for a long time now and after hearing so much about it for hair, I finally gave in.

So, before I tell you anything else about my experience – let me tell you what the benefits actually are!

(Note: Do you want to get the most out of your skin care routine? Get your natural rose water to enhance the cosmetics you already use, whilst knowing what you’re putting on your skin.)

Rose Water For Hair Benefits

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There’s a whole list of benefits for using rose water 🌹💧 for your hair, helping it look healthy and strong.

The thing with hair is that it’s either something people invest a lot of money into to look good, is something that naturally falls perfect, needs minimal upkeep or is a mess you don’t want to deal with (well that’s me anyway).

Your hair may be oily, frizzy, you may have dandruff, it may be damaged, maybe it just doesn’t grow long or it’s perfectly fine!

If you’re not in the final boat with hair that you love, rose water could be what you need.

I use rose water to help hydrate the frizziness I have and make it, at least, more manageable.

But that isn’t the only reason to use it! 😃

It can also:

  • Promote hair growth
  • Condition hair
  • Reduce scalp inflammation
  • Strengthen your hair from the root
  • Get rid of dandruff
  • Reduce oiliness on your scalp
  • Reduce hair loss
  • Reduce product buildup on your scalp

If you want to know more, you can read all 105+ benefits of using rose water for health and beauty.

Anyway, you can see why you’d need this in your beauty routines.

Spraying your scalp daily and massaging it in or just giving a few mists over all of your hair is literally all it takes (try out this super easy DIY recipe for making your own rose water)!

Now let’s say you want to target something more specific.

Dry, frizzy hair?

Oily scalp?


There’s a recipe for each one of these, so let’s start with dandruff!

How To Use Rose Water For Dandruff

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Dandruff is a common issue for a lot of people and happens when there is either a buildup of product or when the scalp is too dry/too oily.

Ok, so don’t go scrubbing at your scalp trying to exfoliate it and get rid of anything on there.

Rose water has antibacterial properties that work great at killing any bacteria and also loosening up any product you still have at your roots.

So, you can go ahead and add a small amount to your shampoo when you wash your hair, or massage the water into your scalp after showering. 🚿

But if you feel like using a more intense treatment to help get rid of your dandruff, try out this easy recipe as part of your weekly hair care routine:

Rose Water Dandruff Treatment


  • 1 teaspoon of ground fenugreek
  • 2 teaspoons of rose water
  • 1 drop of catnip essential oil
  • 1 drop of peppermint essential oil

To make this easy treatment, just mix up the ground fenugreek and rose water into a paste and add in the essential oils.

Both catnip and peppermint are popular essential oils that are used for dandruff or for any other hair benefit.

If you want to know more about essential oils, read this complete guide.

Anyway, as you can guess, if the paste turns out too runny for you to massage into your scalp, add in a little more ground fenugreek.

If it’s too thick, then go ahead and add in a few drops of rose water in at a time.

When it turns into a manageable paste, take small amounts and massage it into your scalp.

Just a tip to make your life easier:
It may help to section your hair into parts, so you can make sure you cover your entire scalp.

Afterwards, leave it on for 40 minutes and head into the shower! 🚿

Make sure to use shampoo to get rid of all the paste (and you may even need to shampoo a few times to get it all), then condition and finish off with a few mists of rose water all over your hair!

This mixture is great for reducing dandruff and I’d recommend you to do this every two weeks for the best results.

Now you know what to do if you have dandruff, try this next recipe out if your hair is super dry and frizzy.

How To Use Rose Water For Dry Hair

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Dryness and frizz is a common hair issue and can be a sign of having damaged hair or a naturally dry scalp.

Now this dry section is where I can share with you my experience…

I have hair that’s extremely frizzy and wearing it a down is a huge no for me!

I’ve tried a whole ton of things: leave-in conditioners, deep treatments, expensive hair products, hair straightening and even cutting it short to try and grow healthy hair again (please remind me to never do that again)!

Not one of these things ever worked for me and even a salon job wouldn’t last longer than a few hours.

But the one thing I never considered was rose water 🌹💧.

Like I said, my strengths lie with skincare and that’s where my obsession with rose water came from, but maybe (just maybe) it could work for my hair!

Usually the roots and the skin on your head is the cause of dryness, so I knew if I wanted to give this a go, I’d have to treat my scalp as well as the actual strands.

So over time I’d keep using this ingredient like my life depended on it and I have to say… I’ve noticed a huge improvement! 😄

My hair is definitely a lot silkier, feels stronger and my curls are more defined – but I knew I had to take it a step further.

I’m doing my best to include a weekly hair routine that hydrates my hair so much more than I have before, so this was when I knew to include a deep treatment hair mask.

There are a ton of recipes out there, but this one was my absolute favourite:

Rose Water Hydrating Hair Mask


  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons of rose water
  • 2 drops of carrot seed essential oil
  • 2 drops of ylang ylang essential oil

Ylang ylang and carrot seed essential oil are both great for making your hair thicker, stronger and encouraging hair growth, as well as adding shine (exactly what you need when dealing with dryness).

So to make this mask, soften the coconut oil (if it’s solid) by warming it up slightly in a microwave for 5-10 seconds and then add in the drops of essential oils and rose water.

Stir the mixture and apply it to your scalp.

The best way to do this is to section your hair into parts and then applying it to every part of your scalp, massaging it in as you go.

Once you’ve done that, rub any excess into the tips of your hair and comb it all through with a wide tooth comb.

Wrap your hair up in a towel or an old t-shirt and leave it in for, at least, 3 hours.

The longer you leave this in, the more moisturising the mask will do, so keep this on for as long as you feel your hair needs.

Now, if you’ve ever done any hot oil treatment before, you’ll know it can be a pain to get it out when you don’t know what you’re doing.

You need to have a shower and use shampoo to get it out of your hair, and you may need to do it multiple times – just make sure to massage it into your scalp, thoroughly, each time to loosen up the mask.

Finish your hair care off with a conditioner, a few sprays of rose water all over your hair and then let it air dry, if you can.

Your hair should be extremely soft now and the frizz should be noticeably less!

If not, either leave the mask in for longer or use a bigger batch for your hair.

Remember, for the best results, you’re going to have to repeat this weekly – but you’ll end up with the silky soft hair you’ve always wanted!

So now you know how to fix dry or damaged hair, let’s say your hair is shorter than you’d like.

Let me tell you how to use rose water for hair growth.

How To Use Rose Water For Hair Growth

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Long hair is a popular request from a lot of people. Sometimes, their hair just doesn’t seem to grow past a certain point or they cut it short and realise they want it long again.

It can take people years to wait for a few inches to be added onto their lengths, but there is an easier way!

Rose water 🌹💧 stimulates your scalp and improves the blood circulation, which helps your hair grow quicker.

Now, doesn’t that sound great?

The easiest way, as I mentioned earlier, is just to spray a few mists over all your hair and then massage a small amount into your scalp for the benefits.

But even I know I’d want the most impact I can get and I’d rather use an actual recipe, just for growing longer and thicker hair.

Well, as you guessed, here’s an all-natural DIY you can do for that hair you’re dreaming of:

Rose Water For Longer Hair Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
  • 2 tablespoons of rose water

Now, this recipe is extremely simple.


Because the trick is in how to use it!

When applying this to your hair, you want to be holding your head upside down so your hair is hanging downwards.

This will increase the blood circulation to your scalp.

Now to boost this even further, you’re going to use rose water which is a natural stimulant and you’re going to massage the oil and rose water mixture into your scalp to improve the circulation even more!

I find the easiest way to do this, is to lie on a bed on your back and let your neck relax on the edge so your head is hanging down.

Then massage the oil mixture into your scalp for 5 minutes, continuously, to boost the circulation to a massive extent and nourish the skin/roots.

Your hair will be able to grow so much with this method and it will be noticeably thicker too!

But, remember, for the best results you need to do this on a regular basis.

For the fastest hair growth, repeat this daily for a few weeks or keep going until your hair is the length you want.

But what if you’re dealing with hair loss?

This same recipe and application have helped people reduce their hair loss, so go ahead and give this hair growth mask a go!

Now we know how to make our hair long, what about hair fall?

To reduce hair fall we need to make our hair stronger, so let’s look into how we can use rose water for exactly that.

How To Use Rose Water For Hair Fall

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Hair fall can take a huge toll on someone’s self esteem and make them feel self conscious and stressed about styling or brushing their hair.

But what if you could easily strengthen and thicken your hair using natural ingredients?

I hated the fall I used to have, but I can safely say that rose water has improved the strength and thickness of my hair! 😍

For me, using rose water generally has done more than enough for me (spraying it all over my hair and scalp) but there are tons of DIY recipes out there that are specifically for hair fall.

After looking through a whole list of them, here’s the best one with an extra touch:

DIY Hair Fall Spray With Rose Water


  • 100ml of rose water
  • ½ teaspoon of vegetable glycerin
  • 3 drops of wintergreen essential oil

Pour all these ingredients into a spray bottle and shake it up!

Every time you want to use this spray, give it a shake to make sure the ingredients are mixed and then spray it all over your scalp and hair.

Both rose water and glycerin are naturally hydrating which helps reduce hair breakage and encourages thicker growth.

Wintergreen essential oil is the best oil for reducing hair fall, but if you want any extra benefits in your spray, read this guide on all 94 essential oils to personalise it for yourself.

Anyway, apply this once every two days or everyday if your hair is on the dry side to keep it strong and improve it’s condition – if you find your hair is becoming too greasy, either use the spray less or reduce the amount of glycerin you are using.

If your hair is still dry, you can use a little more glycerin to reduce breakage.

So there you have it. Those are the best ways to use rose water 🌹💧 for your hair!

Whether you want thicker, longer, stronger hair or are trying to tame frizz or dandruff, rose water works great as a natural hair care product that can improve your hair’s condition.

It can be as simple as spraying it all over your scalp and lengths or trying one of the DIY recipes above!

Get your natural rose water to enhance the cosmetics you already use, whilst knowing what you’re putting on your skin and if you want to know more, read the full list of benefits or find out how to use rose water for your skin.

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