'I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck,' Emma Goldman
I have thick long hair which demands alot of attention. So, I am always on the lookout of ways by which I can make my hair heathier. Rose Water has a common and rather irreplaceable place in almost every Indian household. Apart from being a fantastic toner for our skin, it also contains properties which are great for our hair. Rose water treats scalp irritations and dandruff. With regular application it also delivers shine and solves the problem of hair loss. Unfortunately, we do not have access to Rose Water Hair Tonic in India, all we have is the regular skin toners. I refrain from using these skin toners on my hair as they contain preservatives. I prefer making my own Rose Water, as it is very easy and fresh. Lets see how I go about it.
Gently wash the roses, and put it in boiling water. For 2 cups of water use around 3-4 big roses.
Let the rose petals boil in the water for a good 15 mins. Then close the lid so that the aroma of the roses remain entact. Then we let it cool. You know you are done when it starts to look like this-
Once the rose water cools, you can strain the water and store it in the refrigerator.
How I apply Rose Water on my hair?
We can store the rose water in a spray bottle and directly spray it on our scalp. I, however like to use my fingers, that way, I also get to gently massage my scalp. Massaging your scalp with Rose water induces blood circulation and triggers hair growth. I do this every alternate night before going to sleep.
I was facing the problem of itchy scalp this summer, and this treatment has wonderfully solved my problem. My scalp feels nourished and my hair smells lovely!
The extracted therapeutic and intoxicating aroma of roses in pure water calms my senses and with it the lovely massage ensures I sleep like a baby!