Hibiscus For Hair

In Ayurveda, Hibiscus is one of the most renowned herbs for promoting hair growth. Yes, you read it right! Those bright and beautiful flowers growing in the gardens all around you have extraordinary healing properties. 

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.

Studies suggest that complete recovery from dormant hair follicles and bald patches is possible by using Hibiscus flowers.

How is hibiscus used to make hair stronger?

Advocates of using hibiscus for strengthening hair often suggest a weekly hibiscus and yogurt mask. Here are the recommended instructions:

  1. Thoroughly combine about 3 tbsp. ground hibiscus leaves and flowers with about 8 tbsp. yogurt.
  2. Gently apply the hibiscus and yogurt mixture to your hair and scalp.
  3. Leave in place for about 30 minutes.
  4. Wash with a mild shampoo.


Benefits Of Hibiscus For Hair

 If you’re only just discovering the benefits of Hibiscus for hair, we’ve listed all of them to help you understand Hibiscus better and see if it’s a fit for your hair care needs. 

 1. Stimulates hair growth

 Lost hair volume and luster over the years? The naturally occurring amino acids in hibiscus flowers provide the hair with the nutrients help in promoting hair growth. These amino acids produce a special kind of structural protein called keratin, which is the building block of hair. 

Keratin binds the hair makes them less prone to breakage. It also promotes the overall thickness of hair strands and makes hair more manageable. So, instead of turning to expensive keratin treatments that damage hair, you can start using Hibiscus on your hair.


 2. Conditions hair

The chemicals present in most of the shampoos strip the hair away from its natural oils. Have you noticed your hair turning dry and dull? 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. 


 3. Prevents baldness

 Many research papers have been published after studying the use of hibiscus extract for treating baldness. All of these papers suggest that using hibiscus is a safe way for re-growing hair. 

The use of hibiscus is as effective as the drugs used to treat baldness (Minoxidil and Finasteride). In addition to being equally effective, Hibiscus doesn’t cause any of the harmful side effects associated with these drugs!


4.  Treats dandruff and itchy scalp

 Does your scalp suffer from excessive oil secretion causing problems like dandruff and itchy scalp? Hibiscus acts like an astringent and reduces the oil secretion by the glands. Using Hibiscus leaves for hair maintains the pH balance of hair in addition to providing an overall soothing and cooling effect. 


 5. Prevents premature greying

 Traditionally, Hibiscus was used as a natural dye to mask grey hair. The antioxidants and vitamins present in Hibiscus help in producing melanin, the naturally occurring pigment that gives hair its natural color.




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