The Transformative Benefits of Rosehip Oil for Your Hair

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Does your hair need some serious TLC? Look no further than the transformative powers of rosehip oil! Packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids, this powerhouse oil offers a wide range of benefits for your hair. From nourishing and repairing damaged hair to promoting a healthy scalp and boosting shine, rosehip oil is going to be a game-changer for your haircare routine.

With its lightweight texture and non-greasy formula, it's no wonder why rosehip oil has become a cult favorite among beauty enthusiasts. Keep reading to learn what makes rosehip oil so beneficial for your hair along with our favorite products to unlock the full potential of this mighty oil.

What is rosehip oil?

Rosehip oil, or rosehip seed oil, is a natural oil that comes from the rosa canina plant. It’s extracted from the plant’s seeds and fruits, called rose hips. Typically it’s created through a cold-extraction process so that the oil can retain all the beneficial nutrients.

Dating back centuries, rosehip oil has a rich history in both hair and skincare. Starting with the indigenous cultures of Chile, who were the first to discover it, to ancient Egypt where Cleopatra used the oil in her beauty regimen for its anti-aging and moisturizing benefits. Over time, word spread across cultures and today it is a favorite part of hair and skin care routines everywhere.

Is rosehip oil good for hair?

In short, yes! Rosehip oil is wonderful for hair. For starters, it’s lightweight and versatile enough for many hair types, from straight to curly, as well as thin or thick. This type of carrier oil absorbs quickly and doesn’t sit on top of hair. 

(Though we do recommend for those with ultra fine hair to use something lighter like jojoba oil, which is in our popular moringa + jojoba hair oil.)

Along with a lightweight formula, rosehip oil is packed full of healthy nutrients and vitamins, including:

  • Essential fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acids.
  • Vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant.
  • Vitamin A, which is known for its anti-aging properties.
  • Vitamin E and polyphenols to help with inflammation.

Rosehip oil benefits for hair

If you're looking to naturally improve your hair's health and keep it nourished, this oil could be an option for you. Here are some of the best benefits of rosehip oil for your hair:

1. Moisturizes dry ends

One of the best rosehip oil benefits for hair is how rich in essential fatty acids it is. These fatty acids, most notably linoleic acid, work hard to deeply moisturize and nourish hair strands. Our tip is to apply a bit of rosehip oil to the ends of your hair if you’re looking to combat dryness, split ends and frizz, all while leaving your hair healthier and more hydrated than before.

2. Helps scalp health

Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, and when it comes to rosehip oil it contains both the vitamins and antioxidants necessary. With vitamins that reduce inflammation, antioxidants that protect from free radical damage and studies to back it up, rosehip oil can provide gentle relief to a dry, itchy and flaky scalp. 

Massaging rosehip oil into your scalp can provide nutrients that support a healthy environment. Thanks to being lightweight and fast absorbing, scalp massages with rosehip oil can lead to less dandruff and a happier scalp.

3. Prevents hair breakage

Dry and brittle hair is more prone to breakage, but rosehip oil solves this issue by moisturizing hair from within. The essential fatty acids present in rosehip oil, such as omega-3 and omega-6, play an important part in the structural integrity of hair, making it more resilient to stress from styling or the environment. 

How to use rosehip oil on your hair

While you can use pure rosehip oil on your hair, we prefer to reap its benefits at every step of our haircare routine. This can be done by using hair products that already contain this powerhouse ingredient. Our Glossy collection of hair products all feature rosehip oil, alongside peach oil and squalane, to provide intense hydration to thirsty strands.


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Here are some of our favorite hair products that have been created with rosehip oil to help you have the perfect hair you’ve always dreamed about.

glossy shampoo

For a rosehip oil-based haircare routine, start with our Glossy Shampoo which cleanses hair while adding a glass-like shine. Plus, it was third-party tested with proven results that show an incredible 121% increase in shine when used alongside the Glossy Conditioner.

glossy conditioner

When it comes to moisturizing your hair, our Glossy Conditioner with rosehip oil is here to get the job done. This is our most hydrating conditioner yet, which also makes it great for thick and coarse hair. Again, just like shampoo, it was proven by a third party to increase your hair’s shine by 121% when they’re used together.

glossy shine spray with heat protection

Glossy Shine Spray with heat protection for up to 425°F. This hair product is powered by a triple threat of extra moisturizing ingredients: rosehip oil, peach oil as well as squalane. 

Not into heat styling? No problem! Our Glossy Shine Spray can be used to add moisture and high shine to any hairstyle.

Rosehip oil hair products – only made with the good stuff

As a final word on the benefits of rosehip oil for your hair, it's important to know what's NOT in your products just as much as it’s important to know what IS in them. That's why all of our formulas at Verb are free of parabens, harmful sulfates and gluten.

products made with only good stuff

Want to know more about the ingredients you should be looking for in your haircare products? We've highlighted key ingredients for every product right on the page! Looking for a specific ingredient you just can't find? Send us a DM on Instagram at @verbproducts and we can answer any questions you may have.

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