Hydrosols are the steam distilled essences of plants and botanicals. Far gentler than the essential oils they are made in conjunction with, Hydrosols can be used in their pure form, directly on the skin and hair. They can sometimes have unexpected aromas, but they are usually have mild, herbal scents that dissappear quickly after drying.
There are many Hydrosols made from plants that can be benficial in natural hair care. These gentle botanical waters can be used in cleansing rinses, scalp toners, or as an ingredient in creams, soaps, or conditioners. Though almost any of our wide range of Hydrosols can be used to complement hair care recipes, the most popular choices are Lavendula, Rosemary, and Neroli. These three Hydrosols are particularly sought after for their hair care benefits.
Lavandula Hydrosol, also available in an Organic variety, contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help to soothe dry, itchy, and irritated scalps. It's deep, camphorous aroma also makes a pleasant addition to rinses and spritzes. Neroli Hydrosol is adored for its delightfully fruity and floral aroma, making it a popular choice for leave in conditioners. Rosemary Hydrosol is perhaps the most beneficial Hydrosol available for hair care. It can help to enhance the shine and softness of the hair when added to rinses, leave-in conditioners, and hair spritzs.
Be sure to explore the rest of our selection of Hydrosols. There are many that you'll love in your hair care recipes.
Hydrosols for cleansing and detoxifying hair:
- Clary Sage Hydrosol
- White Sage Hydrosol
Hydrosols to nourish and fortify hair and scalp:
Antiseptic or Soothing Hydrosols to help relieve itchy scalps:
- Lavandula Hydrosol
- Lavandin Hydrosol
- Roman Chamomile Hydrosol
- Witch Hazel Hydrosol
- Yarrow Hydrosol
Recipes ideas for Hair Care Hydrosols
To make a simple Hydrosol hair rinse, try combining your favorite Hydrosol with an equal portion of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Rinse your hair with the mixture once every week to dissolve residue from shampoos and other hair products, and increase softness and shine, while helping to balance the PH of your hair and scalp.
Try blending some aromatic and beneficial Hydrosols with an equal portion of Witch Hazel to make an Herbal Hair Spritz. Dead Sea Brine can be used in place of Witch Hazel to increase hairs texture and volume. Blend these ingredients together in a sprayer bottle, and spritz liberally on towel dried hair.
Creamy Leave-In Conditioner
Warm 1 ounce of Shealoe Butter until soft and pliable, then whisk with 1 tablespoon of your favorite Hydorosol. Cool the mixture in the refrigerator until thickened, then apply to towel dried hair.