Do you know hibiscus? This brightly-colored flower is really great for your hair. This has been one of the most popular herbs used for hair growth. It is popular as it has the ability to stimulate hair growth even from dormant hair follicles in bald patches.
This flower is also an excellent remedy for treating some hair problems, such as hair fall, promoting regrowth, and preventing early greying. Hibiscus leaves are also beneficial for hair health as being elaborated in benefits of hibiscus leaves for hair treatments.
There are so many ways in which hibiscus helps hair to recover from its lost beauty. Here are the main benefits of hibiscus for hair.
- Stimulating Hair Growth
Hibiscus is beneficial for stimulating hair growth. It is rich in vitamin C which is helpful to promote hair growth. The flower stimulates the regrowth process of the hair from dormant follicles and bald patches.
You can simply massage hibiscus-based oil regularly as it can help nourish the scalp, stimulate blood flow and promote the growth of hair strands remarkably.
To stimulate hair growth, you just need to prepare a handful of fresh hibiscus flowers and leaves and a cup of coconut oil. Then, grind the leaves and flowers into a form of paste and add to the coconut oil. Heat the mixture for several minutes, then apply it three times a week to see the difference.
- Treating Dandruff
Hibiscus acts like an astringent and reduces the oil secretion by the sebaceous glands. It also has antimicrobial properties which also curb the growth of dandruff-causing fungus on the scalps. As a result, it prevents the recurrence of dandruff.
- Preventing Early Greying
Hibiscus has natural pigments, antioxidants, and vitamins which are said to help in producing melanin. Melanin is the natural coloring pigment in our body. That’s why hibiscus has been used as a natural dye to color grey hair traditionally. Besides, it is also a good hair conditioner and prevents premature greying of the hair.
- Natural Hair Coloring Agent
Just like being mentioned before, hibiscus can be used as a hair coloring agent. A homemade concoction of hibiscus tea is an excellent coloring agent for the hair. You don’t have to be worried of any side effects.
- Stop Hair Breakage and Split Ends
Stronger hair shafts and strands mean there is less hair breakage and split ends. By using hibiscus, your hair will be strengthened completely from shaft to tip. As a result, your hair will be free of breakage and split ends.
- Smooth and Shiny Hair
If you wish to have a soft and silky mane, then just have some hibiscus. You can make a paste using hibiscus powder and aloe vera gel. Then, apply it to your hair at least 2 times a week. By using it regularly, you can add shine to your hair and make your hair strong.
- Cleansing the Hair
Do you know that shampoos laden with chemical strip away the natural oil from your hair? Using shampoo will make your hair dull and lifeless in the long run. You should give your hair a break and make a DIY hibiscus shampoo instead. Use the shampoo once a week so that your hair bounces back to its original form.
There are many ways of making hibiscus shampoo at home, but the best way is by mixing hibiscus with gram flour and water.
- Stop Hair Loss
If you’re suffering from hair loss, then you should use hibiscus flowers. Hibiscus flower is rich in vitamin C and amino acids, which help improve blood circulation under the scalp to stimulate healthy hair growth.
You can make your own oil to stimulate hair growth by using hibiscus petals. Take a clean and dry mason jar, fill it up with some dry petals from 2 to 3 hibiscus flowers. Add some sweet almond oil. Then, place the jar in the sun for 1 month. Shake the bottle every once in a while in order to release the nutrients. After a month, you can strain the oil and use it to massage your scalp for a couple of hours before shampooing. You will see your hair grow thick and long.
Hibiscus is not only great for hair and skin, but there are some more health benefits of hibiscus tea for pregnant women and health benefits of hibiscus oil.