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Why You Need Rose Water For Locs

What is Rose Water?

Rose water is a fragrant liquid that is made by distilling rose petals with steam. It is commonly used in cosmetics, skincare, and personal hygiene products for its fragrance and numerous benefits for the skin and hair.

Benefits of Rose Water for Locs

  1. Hydrates hair: Rose water is a natural hydrator that can help to keep locs moisturized and prevent dryness and breakage.

  2. Promotes hair growth: Rose water contains antioxidants that promote hair growth and protect hair from environmental damage.

  3. Balances pH: Rose water helps to balance the pH of the scalp, which can help to promote healthy hair growth.

  4. Reduces dandruff: Rose water has antifungal and antiseptic properties that can help to reduce the symptoms of dandruff and other scalp conditions.

  5. Adds shine: Rose water can help to add shine and luster to locs, making them look healthy and vibrant.

How Do you make Rose Water at home?

To make rose water at home, you will need:

  • Fresh rose petals
  • Distilled water
  • A large pot
  • A heat-resistant bowl
  • Cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer


  1. Wash the rose petals to remove any dirt or debris.
  2. Place the rose petals in a large pot and add enough distilled water to cover them.
  3. Place the heat-resistant bowl in the center of the pot, making sure that it does not touch the water.
  4. Cover the pot and heat the water until it begins to boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to a simmer and allow the steam to rise and condense in the bowl.
  6. Once the steam has condensed, strain the liquid through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to remove any petals or impurities.
  7. Pour the rose water into a clean, sterilized bottle and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.