Treat Your Hair To Ayurvedic Goodness Of Hibiscus
We have all heard of the use and benefits of coconut for hair, but have you heard of hibiscus to grow and treat your hair? Yes, the beautiful, pretty, radiant flower is more than just a visual treat – it is a key ingredient in treating your skin!
Hibiscus – the hair growth herb
In ancient Ayurveda, the herbs are best known for their moisturising properties. This intense natural moisturisation translates to reduced hair fall and increased hair regrowth. The hibiscus flower, scientifically known as Hibiscus rosa-sinensis and popularly known as Chinese Hibiscus, is a remedy just like this.
According to research conducted on ‘In vivo and in vitro evaluation of hair growth potential of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn’ in 2003 by the Biomaterials Division, Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai, the leaf extract is more effective than the flower extract. Let’s understand hibiscus benefits for hair:
- Stops your hair from falling, helping avoid excessive hair loss
- Gives your hair the nourishment it needs to look healthy and lustrous
- Works as an anti-aging agent, it helps prevent premature greying of hair
- It regrows your hair, making it look thick and voluminous
- It treats your hair follicles and rids your hair of dandruff and dirt
- Smoothens frizz, prevents dryness, and reduces breakage and split ends
Hibiscus for hair care – herbal hair oils
The best way you can use this flower for your hair is in the form of herbal hair oils. What is this – it is a combination of the hibiscus extract and a carrier oil base. These include almond oil, coconut oil, mineral oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, walnut oil, and wheat germ oil.
If you’re choosing the good old coconut oil to try hibiscus for your hair, follow these easy steps to use hibiscus and virgin coconut oil:
Step 1 – Mix the hibiscus extract with the Coco Soul Virgin King Coconut Oil in a bowl or bottle
Step 2 – Using your fingers, massage it into your hair and scalp for ten minutes
Step 3 – Leave the oil in your hair and allow the nourishment to seep in for 30 minutes
Step 4 – Wash it off with a mild shampoo and conditioner
We recommend Coco Soul’s Virgin King Coconut Oil. It is extracted from freshly harvested coconut farms in India, and is 100% pure, natural, and unrefined, and gives your hair the purest nourishment it needs.
Hibiscus for hair care – hair mask
There are two major hair concerns that are common among us all – hair loss and dandruff. To help with this, we have found two DIY hair mask recipes to tackle them at home, with ease, with natural ingredients.
Hair mask to strengthen hair – Hibiscus and yogurt
- Three tablespoons of ground hibiscus leaves and flowers
- Eight tablespoons of yoghurt
Method: Mix the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl and apply it to your hair and scalp, leaving it on for 30 minutes. Gently wash it off with a mild hair cleanser and conditioner.
Hair mask to treat dandruff – Hibiscus and fenugreek
- Three tablespoons of ground hibiscus leaves
- One tablespoon of powdered fenugreek seeds
- Quarter cup of buttermilk
Method: Mix the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl and apply it to your hair and scalp, leaving it on for one hour. Gently wash it off with a mild hair cleanser and conditioner.
While washing off the hair masks, for a more effective result, you can choose a conditioner with hibiscus in it! Here’s one – the Coco Soul Conditioner. The magic of the Ayurvedic herbs, hibiscus and lunuwila, strengthens your hair shafts while organic virgin king coconut oil moisturises the scalp to give you soft, bouncy, and manageable hair.
Summary or Conclusion
Are you someone who is hesitant to create your own products at home or use natural ingredients? Mira Kapoor is just the motivation you need! This Bollywood actress swears by hibiscus and hair oil in a homemade hair pack to aid her hair growth, combat dryness, and cover bald patches.