Rosehip oil is made from pressing the rosehip seeds and fruit.
It is an overall great oil for hair and body care, and has many benefits for the hair itself and the scalp.
Rosehip oil is a very rich oil, containing:
- Anti-inflammatories, which can help deal with an itchy or sore scalp
- Healthy fats like linoleic and oleic acids which can improve the look and texture of your hair
- Antioxidants like lycopene and vitamin C, which can help boost collagen production, an important part of the hair’s structure
If you are looking to incorporate a natural hair care solution into your routine, try including rosehip oil!
5 Benefits of Rosehip Oil for Hair:
Benefit #1: Scalp Conditions
Rosehip oil is known for reducing inflammation. If you have a scalp condition like eczema or rosacea, it may be worth it to try applying rosehip oil to you scalp. Try once a week at first, and see if it helps to relieve your symptoms.
Rosehip oil may also be a great choice if you are prone to dandruff or just a dry scalp, particularly in winter.
Benefit #2: Hair Growth
Hair grows from the root, so having healthy roots is the first step toward growing long and healthy hair.
Lycopene and vitamin-C may help with healthy roots because they may boost collagen production, which is related to a healthy hair follicle.
Benefit #3: Strengthening Hair
Rosehip oil is rich in both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. As mentioned above, it also contains lycopene and vitamin-C which are antioxidants.
If you are lacking any of these nutrients, your hair may look brittle or dull. The antioxidants in rosehip oil may help to destroy free-radicals which can make your hair look dry.
If you are looking for healthier looking, shiny hair: try massaging rosehip oil into your hair, focusing on the ends. You can leave it in for a few hours, or wear a shower cap and keep it in overnight!
Benefit #4: Moisturizing Hair
Rosehip oil is frequently used as a moisturizer for the skin, so it may work as well for your hair!
Along with being rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, rosehip oil is also just a great moisturizer in general.
It works to keep moisture in the skin, so it should also work to keep oil in your hair. As mentioned above, try to oil your hair and leave the oil in for a few hours or overnight. Try this technique up to a few times a week, and you might begin to see noticeably less dry hair in a few months.
Benefit #5: Getting rid of buildup in your hair
When we use a lot of styling products in our hair, they can build up over time. This can lead to your hair looking dull and flat.
You may be able to use rosehip oil to clarify your hair, without totally stripping out all of the oil. Many clarifying shampoos do a great job of removing buildup but can also leave your hair totally stripped and dry.
Try clarifying with rosehip oil by “washing” your hair with it. In the shower, wet your hair and then add a dime sized amount of rosehip oil to your palm. Scrub your scalp and hair with the rosehip oil and then rinse it out.
Tip: You may need to use your regular shampoo to get all the rosehip oil out. Alternatively, you can leave the excess oil in your hair overnight like recommended above, and then wash it out the next day. Your hair will be sure to shine and be free of buildup.
Rosehip oil is a fabulous choice for skin and hair care. It is truly a multipurpose oil – the uses are endless!