Gardenia Flower Water for Hydrated Hair
Have you ever just casually ran your fingers through your hair or along the curves the of your curls? If you are like me, you may not always like what you feel. Dry, brittle hair is not a look to go for. Unfortunately, it happens to the best of us.
Heat tools like curling irons, blow dryers, and even the heat of the sun can leave hair a bit parched in the spring and summer seasons. So I want to share a quick and easy remedy to help bring moisture to your strands.
When my hair is feeling dry I reach for a bottle of flower water…which I keep conveniently on my desk alongside a jar of Abundantly You body lotion and lip balm. Yes, I do love for my skin and hair to be hydrated at all times.
There are several varieties of flower waters to choose from, and you can even make your own at home. The selection process mostly stems from what floral fragrance you’re in the mood for. For several years now, I frequently reach for the refreshing gardenia flower water.
Many flower waters are a byproduct of the production of essential oils. Several types of essential oils are produced by a steam distillation process. This steaming process allows for the collection of flower water.
However, you can easily produce gardenia flower water directly from the plant itself.
(See the link at the end of this article to learn how to make your own flower water at home.)
The health and beauty benefits found in flower waters can be traced to its floral root.
Gardenia flower water is one of my favorites. Not only does it have the amazing fragrance of the gardenia flower, but the fact that it is infused in water makes it an excellent moisturizer for my hair.
The Gardenia is not only known for its floral beauty, but for its health and beauty benefits. In herb form, it has been used to treat many ailments in the body. In oil form, its sweet fragrance is desired for aromatherapy and making soaps and candles. And in case you did not know, soap making is kind of my thing too.
The benefits of the gardenia go on and on, but here are the top benefits of gardenia flower water for my hair.
Gardenia flower water is mostly water. There are a ton of hair moisturizing products out there, but water is the ultimate moisturizer. There are several women who love spritzing a bit of water on their hair to relieve dry strands. This is mostly the case for with very coarse, dry hair.
Water penetrates the hair and helps prevent dryness and breakage. The best hydrating products on the market lists water as its first ingredient.
Gardenia flower water, as well as other floral waters, are usually sold in spray bottles. The perfect bottle (in my opinion) will set off a light mist. This way a few pumps are just enough to hydrate your hair without causing excessive dampness.
You can also spray the flower water in your hands and run your fingers through your hair for more even distribution. It is amazing how quickly my hair turns from dry to soft and supple. This is especially the case, when I use other good quality products, like a moisturizing leave-in conditioner or styling product.
Misting my hair with gardenia flower water in the middle of the day is enough moisture to carry me through until I tend to my tresses at night.
Aromatherapy (Calming Relaxation)
The next benefit to using gardenia flower water to moisturize your hair is a bit unassuming at first.
The fragrance of pure gardenia flower water is calming and soothing. As you spritz your hair, the aromatherapy will lift your mood. The scent of the gardenias is known to reduce anxiety and stress.
Essentially, gardenia flower water multi-tasks with every spray. Your hair gets the moisture it needs, while your mind gets a natural uplift that you will enjoy.
Since gardenia flower water is good for the skin too, I give my face a light spritz. It acts as a natural skin toner while helping me to relax.
Organic and chemical free gardenia flower water can be found online. If you have trouble finding gardenia flower water locally, other flower waters and hydrosols have similar benefits. Other wonderful options are lavender and rosewater.
What is your secret to relieving dry hair? Let me know in the comments!