Looking for a quick way to relieve dry hair? I use Gardenia Flower Water for moisture and a quick uplift!
I often sit at my computer and casually run my fingers through my hair. Unfortunately I do not always feel softness and moisture as my fingers travel through.
When my hair is feeling dry I reach for a bottle of flower water…which I keep conveniently on my desk alongside a body cream and lip conditioners. Yep, I love for my skin and hair to be hydrated at all times. 🙂
Over the last month or so, Gardenia flower water has been my hydrosol of choice.
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.
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 | Hydration
Gardenia flower water is mostly water. Water is the ultimate moisturizer. Many spritz water alone to relieve dry strands. 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, can be purchased in spray bottles that set off a light mist. 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.
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.
Gardenia Flower Water | 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 aroma can’t help but lift your mood. The scent of the gardenia reduces 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 to calm my nerves before an important meeting.
It makes for a wonderful skin toner too!
Gardenia flower water is organic and chemical free. Click here to find a great article on how to make your own at home!
How do you relieve dry hair? Let me know in the comments!
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