Did you know that those beautiful and brightly coloured hibiscus flowers are great for your hair? Hibiscus is one of the most popular herbs used for hair growth. It has gained popularity because of its ability to stimulate hair growth even from dormant hair follicles in bald patches. This flower is an efficient remedy for treating hair fall, promoting regrowth, and preventing premature greying. 

If you suffer from hair loss, then Hibiscus flowers and leaves will serve as the perfect remedy for you and stop hair fall. Both hibiscus flowers, as well as hibiscus leaves, are used to cure hair problems.

Research have shown that complete recovery from dormant hair follicles and bald patches is possible by using Hibiscus flowers. 

The chemicals present in most of the shampoos strip the hair away from its natural oils. Have you noticed your hair turning dry, dull and brittle? Don’t worry, you can use Hibiscus to nourish your hair and seal its natural moisture content.

Hibiscus flowers and leaves contain a high amount of mucilage which acts as a natural conditioner. It’s because of this naturally occurring conditioner that crushed Hibiscus flowers and leaves feel slimy to the touch.

Healthy and jet-black glossy hair not only makes us look much younger than our years but also puts the accent on our persona. However, the stress of modern-day living takes a heavy toll on our body including our hair. Unhealthy eating habits, erratic lifestyle, environmental pollution, and the sun’s toxic UV rays cause our hair to grey prematurely, dehydrate the locks, and weaken the follicles eventually leading to hair loss.

The oil extracted from hibiscus rosa-sinensis or hibiscus flowers and the leaves of the shrub is highly rich in alpha-Hydroxy acids, vitamins A, C, and amino acids. The vitamins and minerals in hibiscus oil hold multiple benefits for the hair. Hibiscus oil for hair benefits include prevention of hair loss, thwarting untimely greying and/or aging, strengthening the strands and the roots to name a few.

Hibiscus oil for hair is included as an integral ingredient in herbal shampoos and conditioners that you can use once in a while for maintaining the health of your tresses. However, you can prepare hair masks by blending the extract obtained from the leaves and flowers of the hibiscus plant with other herbal elements like amla, neem, coconut oil, and lemons. Using these homemade hibiscus oil recipes will enable you to make the most of the flower’s beneficial properties.

Hibiscus hair oil is very good for hair loss, dandruff removal, hair regrowth, making hair thicker and for healthy hair. This homemade hibiscus hair oil is highly beneficial in hair growth and shows good results in hair loss too. This hair oil is made using hibiscus leaves and hibiscus flowers. Such hair oils can also be bought from the market but it is always good to get the organic and homemade products when you can. Benefits of this hair oil are numerous in variety of ways like it is ideal for hair loss, treating dandruff and itchy scalp, once the oil is used regularly to massage the scalp and hair. In anyways, once you start to regularly oil your hair, it does wonders to your mane.

  • Benefits of Homemade Hibiscus Hair Oil and its Application for Hair:
  • Hibiscus promotes hair growth.
  • Hibiscus hair oil is highly beneficial in giving a smooth shine to the hair.
  • This herbal hair oil makes hair thicker.
  • The oil conditions the hair and hydrates them.
  • It reduces the frizz and hair appears softer.
  • This hair oil is also great for dandruff treatment.
  • It also prevents premature white hairs.
  • When there is itching in the scalp then too this oil gives relief.
  1.  Stimulates hair growth:

Hibiscus infused oil promotes hair growth and revitalizes the scalp by promoting blood circulation in the head. It is rich in vitamin C, the deficiency of which is known to cause hair loss. The flower stimulates hair regrowth from dormant follicles and bald patches.

Coconut oil penetrates deep into the hair shaft, supplying it with nourishment. The oil massage also helps improve blood circulation and increases hair thickness.

  • You Will Need:
  • 8 hibiscus flowers
  • 8 hibiscus leaves
  • 1 cup of coconut oil.
  • Process
  • Take some flowers and hibiscus leaves.
  • Shred the hibiscus flowers and hibiscus leaves into small pieces and then using a grinder, grind the flowers and leaves.
  • When the extracts are grinded, you will have to take them out.
  • Take one cup of coconut oil and put it into a saucepan.
  • Warm the oil and put the flower extract into this coconut oil.
  •  Boil both of them well.
  • Keep the flame at low as we need to warm the flowers and oils properly.
  • After this, add few neem leaves, if you are struggling with dandruff to prepare your hibiscus hair oil for dandruff or few pieces of curry leaves, if you’re making a hibiscus hair oil for hair loss.

8.Even if you put both these herbs then too it will be good as it will make this oil more powerful.

  • Once the coconut oil becomes infused with the hibiscus extracts.
  • Put off the flame and let the oil cool down. After some time, Sieve the hair oil in a small bottle.

12.Your Home -made hibiscus oil is ready for use.

   13.Let it stay for the entire night.

   14.Rinse your hair with a shampoo in the morning when you step into the shower.

Alternatively, you can also use an herbal shampoo enriched with hibiscus.

You can store it and use when you want. It will have a good shelf life but in case you feel that the oil smells bad or the smell has changed, then you can know that it’s the time to discard the oil. This will not happen commonly as mostly the hair oil will finish soon than it gets stale. It is considered good to make the hibiscus hair oil in small quantities like with just a cup of coconut oil.

  • How Often?
    • times a week.
    •  Checks Itchiness of The Scalp:

Oil of hibiscus effectively revives the scalp and also prevents it from turning dry that can cause itchiness in the area.

  • You Will Need
  • 10 neem leaves
  • A handful of hibiscus leaves
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Process
  • Grind the neem leaves with water and then sieve the juice.
  • Grind the hibiscus leaves and mix them with the neem juice to create a thick paste.
  • Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Wash your hair with lukewarm water.
  • How Often?
    • times a week.
  • Boil some hibiscus flowers along with neem leaves and fenugreek seeds in a small pan half-filled with water.
  • Keep boiling till the water evaporates considerably and let the solution cool down.
  • Use a sieve to filter the solution and wash your hair with the filtered liquid.
  • Later, rinse hair with a shampoo and dry the tresses completely.
  • Excellent for Treating Dandruff:

Hibiscus acts like an astringent and reduces the oil secretion by the sebaceous glands. With its antimicrobial properties, hibiscus also curbs the growth of dandruff-causing fungus on the scalp and prevents the recurrence of dandruff.

  • You Will Need
  • A bunch of hibiscus leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • Process
  • Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight in water.
  • The next morning, grind the seeds and the hibiscus leaves into a fine paste and mix the buttermilk into it.
  • Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair and leave it on for an hour.
  • Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
  • How Often?

Once a week.

               Hibiscus leaves mixed with fenugreek seeds (soaked overnight) and buttermilk and applied on the scalp is perfect for tackling dandruff issues.

Alternatively, you can use a paste of mehendi leaves and hibiscus (washed down with lemon juice) for achieving the same results.

  • Makes Hair Thicker and Stronger:

Regular use of a paste prepared by mixing grinded hibiscus leaves with curd(yoghurt) makes your hair thicker and stronger.

This hair mask is claimed to help soften and strengthen your tresses. It also makes your hair manageable and nourishes them.

  • You Will Need:
  • 1 hibiscus flower
  • 3-4 hibiscus leaves
  • 4 tablespoons yogurt
  • Process:
  • Grind the hibiscus flower along with the leaves into a fine paste.
  • Mix the paste with the yogurt until you get a smooth consistency.
  • Apply this hair mask to your scalp and hair and leave it on for about an hour.
  • Wash the mask out of your hair with lukewarm water and shampoo.

How Often?

  1. times a week.

5.Prevents Premature Greying:

The natural pigments, antioxidants, and vitamins present in hibiscus are said to help in producing melanin (the natural colouring pigment in our body). Hibiscus has been used as a natural dye to cover grey hair traditionally. It helps to prevent premature greying of hair and is a good hair conditioner.

Curry leaves are used to prevent premature graying of hair. They also help enhance the hair’s natural color and stimulate hair growth.

  • You Will Need:
  • A handful of hibiscus leaves
  • A handful of curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Process
  • Blend all the ingredients to get a smooth paste.
  • Apply this paste to your scalp and hair. Massage it into your scalp for 10
  • Keep the paste on for 30 minutes and then rinse it out with lukewarm water.
  • How Often?
    • times a week.

6.Nourishes the Hair by Conditioning It:

The conditioning properties of hibiscus soften the hair and make it more manageable, while the amino acids in it nourish the hair follicles and promote hair growth.

Hibiscus seeds are rich in amino acids that nourish your hair, strengthen your roots, and keep your locks lustrous and healthy. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the hibiscus acts as a natural conditioner due to the presence of high mucilage. Also, the ultra-emollient property of hibiscus is said to restore the elasticity of the hair and condition your hair

  • You Will Need
  • 8 hibiscus flowers
  • Water
  • Process

1.Crush the hibiscus flowers and add sufficient water to get a fine, consistent paste.

2.Apply this paste on your scalp and hair and wait for an hour.

3.Rinse the hibiscus out of your hair with lukewarm water.

  • How Often?

2times a week.

  • Keeps Hair Soft and Prevents Frizzing:

Aloe vera helps add shine to your hair while dealing with issues such as breakage, hair fall, and split ends.

  • You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons hibiscus petal paste
  • 1 cup aloe vera gel
  • Process
  • Combine the ingredients until you get a smooth paste.
  • Apply this paste to your hair and scalp. Store the excess in a jar.
  • Leave the paste on for 45 minutes and then rinse it out with lukewarm water.

How Often?

Repeat this 3 times a week.

8.Combats Hair Fall and Split-ends:

This pack has excellent conditioning properties, making it perfect for dry hair. It battles dryness, repairs brittle hair, and prevents breakage and splitting. Coconut and its extract can reduce split ends.

  • You Will Need
  • tablespoons crushed hibiscus petals
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • Process
  • Mix the ingredients to get a thick, consistent paste.
  • Apply the paste to your scalp and hair and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash the pack out with lukewarm water.

This particular hair mask combats hair-fall and split-ends as well as keeps your hair jet black.

  • How Often?

Once a week.

9.Treats Hair Thinning:

Hair thinning is often observed at large these days. Treating it with homemade hibiscus oil would be the best technique. Ginger and hibiscus are both amazing hair growth ingredients. When massaged into the scalp, they have the ability to stimulate hair growth from dormant follicles.

  • You Will Need
  • 3 tablespoons ginger juice
  • 2 tablespoons crushed hibiscus flowers
  • Process
  • Combine the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth consistency.
  • Working in sections, massage the solution into your scalp and then work it down to the tips of your hair.
  • Once all of your hair is covered, wait for 20 minutes.
  • Wash your hair with lukewarm water.

How Often?

  • times a week.

10.Maintains the Natural Sheen of Hair:

This hair pack conditions your hair. It not only moisturizes your hair but also eliminates dandruff and is a natural hair conditioner.

  • You Will Need
  • A handful of hibiscus flowers
  • A handful of hibiscus leaves
  • A handful of henna leaves
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Process
  • Grind the henna leaves and the hibiscus flowers and leaves together. Add the juice from half a lemon to this mixture.
  • Mix well and apply this paste to your scalp and hair. Leave it on for an hour.
  • Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
  • How Often?

Once in two weeks.