Welcome back for the end of part 5 of our herb series. For this part, we are going to get into the benefits of Lavender and Rose Petals. I’m sure we’ve all used lavender and rose petals as fragrance oils, soap scrubs, lotions, and just as flowers that we have within our homes. However, they can also benefit the hair. For those of you who don’t know there’s Rosewater, Lavender Water and they also come in oil and powder form. So why aren’t we talking about these products a lot more as it relates to natural products that will work on our hair? Hmm, to be honest, I’m not really sure but that’s ok because this is why we are doing these posts. So let’s get into how your favorite scent can also benefit your hair while on this natural hair journey.
- It helps to promote hair growth because the oil is able to penetrate the scalp, in order to provide nutrients from the inside and out. It helps to increase blood circulation to the scalp, which allows the hair follicles to receive more oxygen, which enables the hair to grow.
- It also has antimicrobial properties. Having antimicrobial properties allows it to kill microorganisms or bacteria. By having these properties, it is also known to treat head lice and fungi.
- It helps to curb and soothe scalp irritations and inflammation within the scalp. In addition to that, it also helps to prevent dryness and basically restores the scalp back to its original state.
- It works great as an anti-itch cream for those of us who have an itchy scalp constantly.
- It also has cleansing properties because it helps to remove dead skin cells from the scalp, in addition to preventing and ridding the hair of dandruff.
- It contains vitamins A, C, and E.
- It helps to add sheen and shine to the hair.
- It has anti-frizz properties. Meaning it helps to rid the hair of those fly-away strands that we all hate.
- It also has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. This as we now know helps to rid the scalp of free radicals that will eventually break it down and cause hair fall.
- It has cleansing properties similar to lavender.
- It helps to repair damaged and dry hair. For example, you can use rose water as a natural hair spray since as we all know water-based products are one of the best, if not the best way to moisturize dry hair.
- It contains vitamin A, C, E, Iron, and Calcium.
So How Can You Use These Products
- Lavender comes as an essential oil that can be mixed with carrier oils like Jojoba oil, Coconut oil, Argan Oil and so much more. So long as it’s diluted it can be applied to your scalp directly.
- Rose Petals and Lavender can both be found as a rinse or you can make the rinse on your own, just by soaking the herbs into boiled water for about 30 min then letting it cool before applying the rinse to your hair.
- You can also infuse both of these herbs into your hair oils, similar to how I infused chamomile into my hair oil. Check out our video to learn how to do that.
- These products can also be mixed into any hair butter like almond butter, sal butter, and açaí butter. Basically any butter of your choice.
Well, that’s it for Part 5b. Stay tuned for the final part of our herb series, which will go into the benefits of Marshmallow, Aloe Vera, and Ginkgo Biloba[Silver Apricot, Fossil Tree]. We hope you loved learning about the different herbs that are out there and the benefits they have for natural hair. Just remember, all herbs can be found in powder form as well. Meaning you can turn the powder into a paste just by using water or hair oils. It can also be added to any existing product, either in its oil form, powdered form, or herb form. Plus all of these herbs can sit in boiled water for 30 minutes in order to create a hair spray or herbal rinse. Don’t forget to subscribe to the page. Be on the lookout for more videos, and our oil serum line launching this month. Also check out our social media pages, the link to our social media pages can be found at the top of the page.