Easy DIY Rosehip Water for Healthy Hair

Luisa Louis
by Luisa Louis
8 Materials
30 Minutes

In this tutorial, I show you how to make an infused hair treatment. It's a great DIY for hair growth, itchy scalp, eczema, alopecia or just to refresh your curly to wavy hair on day 2.

Follow along for the rosehip hair growth serum recipe, and to learn how to use this DIY scalp oil treatment.

Tools and materials: 

  • Fresh or dried sage, calendula and rose petals
  • Dried rosehip (optional)
  • Pot and stove
  • Water
  • Resealable jar
  • Strainer
  • Funnel
  • Spray bottle
Making rosehip-infused water

1. Make rosehip-infused water

Boil water in a pot and put your herbs and petals into the water for a few minutes, so they infuse the water.

Making rosehip-infused water

Once infused, let the herbs and petals cool down in the pot.

Making rosehip-infused water

Then, strain the herbs, saving the infused water in a resealable jar. Squeeze all that fabulous infused water from the herbs.

Labeled jars

Don’t forget to label your jar of infused water with the name of the infusion and the date!


2. The properties of the infused water

Rose and rose hip nourish, condition, and moisturize your hair follicles, promoting healthy, shiny, long hair. They also keep dandruff under control. 

The natural oils in sage strengthen hair roots, and are beneficial for treating alopecia and thinning hair. Sage has natural anti-inflammatory, astringent and antimicrobial properties that are also helpful in treating dandruff, eczema, and dermatitis. 

Calendula is rich in plant-based antioxidants that protect your scalp from bacterial growth. It also soothes sensitive scalps.

Refreshing curls

3. Use infused water to refresh curls

This is a great way to refresh your curls on day 2. 

Put some infused water into a spray bottle and top it with water. Then spray the infused water onto your day 2 hair to dampen it. 

Once your hair is wet, add your usual leave-in conditioner, and style your hair. 

Either diffuse your hair or let it air-dry.

Using infused water on hair

4. Use infused water as a hair treatment

First, I used a rehydration mask on my hair. 

Once the mask was rinsed out of my hair, I simply poured infused water over my hair. 

Massage it into your hair and leave it in for a bit. You can even use your hairbrush to help distribute the infused water.

Rinsing hair

Then rinse your hair, but leave a bit of the infused water in. 

Towel-dry your hair and put it in a bun.

Refreshed curls

Style your hair, and this is the final result! 

Rosehip for hair

Don’t use the concentrated infusion as a leave-in product, just as a treatment product.

For treatment, you can also apply it, cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it for half an hour before rinsing it off. 

Also, make sure you only use this hair growth serum in the shower, especially in its concentrated form, because the tint will transfer to your clothes. 

Leave a comment to let me know if you tried making this DIY scalp oil treatment, how you used it, and how you liked it.

Check out my post on How to DIY an Easy Protein Treatment for Curly Hair.

Suggested materials:
  • Fresh or dried sage, calendula and rose petals
  • Dried rosehip (optional)
  • Pot and stove
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