Is hibiscus that pretty red flower you see in gardens or in someone’s balcony planter? Yes, it is, and hibiscus leaves for hair growth are the discovery of today.
Some may have tasted hibiscus in the form of an exotic tea, experienced its power of keeping your immunity system in better shape than ever. The same goes for your hair – hibiscus keeps it healthy, adds volume, treats dandruff, prevents hair loss, and decreases hair loss. Let’s look at these in detail and show you how to use hibiscus for your hair to grow into those perfect long tresses.
Hibiscus for your hair – how it helps
Rich in invigorating ingredients like flavonoids and amino acids, hibiscus flowers can enhance the blood circulation to your hair follicles. What are hair follicles? They are present all over your skin, on the outer layer, from which hair starts to grow. These follicles bring the protein and nourishment from the roots to the surfaces. Sometimes, these follicles are dormant and require additional stimulation to develop new hair. Hibiscus helps in retransforming these dormant follicles into hair follicles.
The various benefits of hibiscus for your hair are:
- Stimulation of hair growth, as mentioned above
- Prevents baldness by contributing to growth of new, healthy hair follicles and strands
- Treats dandruff by nourishing the roots of your hair
- An intensely deep conditioning is offered to your hair
- Prevents signs premature aging or greying of hair
Using hibiscus in homemade hair masks
Yoghurt and hibiscus hair mask
- One hibiscus flower
- Four hibiscus leaves
- Four or five tablespoons of yoghurt
Method: Grind the leaves and flowers to make a paste and mix in the yoghurt till you get a fine consistency. The mask is ready to apply to your hair and roots – for 45 minutes, after which you can wash it off with lukewarm water. Applying it once or twice a week will give best results.
Coconut oil and hibiscus hair mask
- Eight hibiscus flowers
- Eight hibiscus leaves
- One cup of virgin coconut oil
Method: Take the flowers and leaves and grind them into a paste. Heat the oil in a pan and add in the paste, until the mixture warms up. Once it does, keep it aside to cool down and once it is room temperature, your mask is ready to apply!
Once you read these virgin coconut oil benefits for hair, you will be convinced of the second hair mask being the better option for you! Try the Virgin King Coconut Oil from Coco Soul to give your hair the lustre, volume, bounce, health, and shine! Here’s how:
- Loaded with antioxidants and good fats
- Nurtures your roots and moisturises your scalp
- Penetrates 90 percent into your hair strands and repairs it
- Reverses up to 50 percent of structural damage
Hibiscus is not usually used for scalp treatments and that is why, it is best to patch test it before you apply the hair mask. Anyone with allergies to plants or pollen, or with eczema, or psoriasis should stay away from hibiscus as a hair or scalp treatment.