What is rose water?

Rose water has become one of the most commonly used products when it comes to caring for our health and our general bodies. One thing that you would notice about using rose water is that it is often claimed to be a powerful solution for your hair and for your body in general. However, while much more study is needed to find out just how effective rose water is, it’s safe to say that it has some positive boons for the body.

Rose water itself is an extremely powerful product and is used commonly in various different properties. It’s become a commonly used product in everything from fragrance to hair and skin care. How good, though, is rose water when it is used in your hair? What kind of benefits can using it provide you with?

Rose Water For Hair: Benefits

Just some of the benefits which have been linked to the use of rose water for hair can include, but are not limited to:

  • Rose water is known to be a mild astringent, which makes it useful for combating dandruff.
  • The presence of Vitamins A, B3, C and D all make this a natural moisturiser and conditioner.
  • It’s also been shown to have a positive impact on frizzy hair, reducing frizz in our hair.
  • Another link with rose water is that it can help to combat and calm down scalp infections, as it’s a natural anti-inflammatory.

Again, more research is needed to help us fully understand what rose water can do for our bodies. When used correctly, rose water can have a range of positive benefits. You just need to make sure you don’t see it as a cure-all miracle. 

Rose Water Side Effects

More or less entirely safe to use, this rich Persian-inspired medical treatment has a long history of being used in human healing and care. However, if you suffer from rose allergies, then do not use rose water on your hair. While rose water can be effective for our hair, more research is needed to know how effective it truly is. 


Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 


Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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