Today, we will be talking about the flower of the Hindu Goddess Kali, can you guess? Let me give one more hint—another name of the flower is the China flower. Yes, you thought correct!
Hibiscus—one of the most beautiful flowers found in the lap of Earth—is a flowering plant great for your garden and decorations. But do you know that hibiscus has extraordinary healing properties?
In fact, in Ayurveda, the hibiscus is a well-known flower for hair growth. It also helps cure baldness, dandruff, split ends, and other hair problems we all suffer. But how to use it for hair?
Well, here we are with 15 effective ways to use hibiscus or China flower for hair. So, let’s get started.
How to Use Hibiscus for Hair?
Hibiscus is a natural treatment for most of your hair problems. It prevents baldness, premature greying, treats dandruff and itchy scalp, boosts hair growth. Moreover, it nourishes and cleanses your hair.
The result is shiny, smooth, and bouncy hair. What else do we need? Anyways, there are many ways to use hibiscus for specific hair treatment. Let’s have a look at some of them.
1. Hibiscus as Conditioner
Hibiscus acts as the best and cheapest conditioner due to its conditioning properties and amino acids such as Keratin. Both help to nourish hair follicles and make the hair smooth and manageable.
You can purchase a conditioner having hibiscus as its main ingredient, or you can make it one at home.
How? Well, all you need is hibiscus flowers, hibiscus leaves, and water!
- Crush the petals and leaves and add some water to make a paste that is neither thick nor thin.
- Apply the paste on your hair, including the scalp, and wash after one hour with lukewarm water.
Do it twice a week instead of a chemical conditioner.
2. Hibiscus as Oil
Hibiscus as oil nourishes your hair and promotes hair growth. Moreover, massage of hibiscus oil on the scalp improves blood circulation and hair thickness. Overall, hibiscus oil covers most of the hair benefits.
- 8 Hibiscus Flowers and leaves
- 1 cup coconut oil (Coconut oil penetrates deep into the hair and provide extra nourishment and other benefits)
- Make the paste of hibiscus flowers and leaves.
- Heat coconut oil at low flames and add the paste to it; leave it for few minutes.
- Pour the mixture into a small bottle and let it cool.
- Massage the hibiscus oil on your scalp for 10 minutes and leave it for at least 30 minutes
- Wash your hair with your regular shampoo.
Keep the oil at room temperature and for better results, use it twice a week.
3. Hibiscus as Shampoo
Hibiscus used as shampoo promotes scalp health and cleanses the hair very well. Leaves of hibiscus produce some lather that helps to clean the hair and retain the natural oils. The result will be clean, smooth, and silky hair.
- 15 hibiscus leaves
- Five hibiscus flowers
- A cup of water
- 1 tbsp gram flour (It works as a natural and chemical-free shampoo to cleanse your hair)
- Take a pan with water and boil leaves and flowers in it for 5 minutes
- After it gets cooled down, add gram flour to it and mix them thoroughly
- Apply the mixture on your hair and scalp instead of shampoo three times a week to get clean and shiny hair.
4. Hibiscus and Fenugreek Seeds
Does your hair suffer due to dandruff very often? A mixture of hibiscus and fenugreek seeds is the solution! Fenugreek (methi) seeds are a natural remedy for dandruff and itchy scalp. When added to hibiscus leaves, it promotes hair growth and supports overall scalp health.
- 12-13 hibiscus leaves
- 1 tbsp of fenugreek seeds
- ¼ cup of buttermilk or milk
- At night, soak fenugreek seeds in a bowl and let them there till morning.
- Take hibiscus leaves, soaked seeds, and buttermilk and make a paste using a mixer or grinder.
- Apply the paste on your scalp and hair
- After one hour, wash your hair with your regular shampoo.
Apply the solution once or twice a week, in the same manner, to get free of dandruff and itchy scalp.
5. Hibiscus and Yogurt
We know that hibiscus promotes hair growth, but what about yogurt? Clinically, there is not enough research to prove the benefits of yogurt to hair. However, protein and lactic acid in yogurt promote a strong and healthy scalp and hair.
A mixture of hibiscus and yogurt helps strengthen the roots of your hair and prevent hair fall to the maximum extent.
- 3-4 hibiscus leaves
- 1-2 hibiscus flower
- 4 tbsp of yogurt
- Using a mixer or grinder, make a paste of hibiscus leaves and flowers.
- Add yogurt to the paste and mix them well.
- Apply the paste on your hair and scalp and let it stay for 1 hour
- Wash your hair with lukewarm water and shampoo thoroughly so that not a bit of paste is left.
Use this treatment once or twice a week for strong hair.
6. Hibiscus and Aloe Vera
Who doesn’t know the benefit of Aloe Vera? I think we all know! And the combination of hibiscus with aloe vera is magical for your hair. It adds shine to your hair and solves the problem of split-end and rough hair.
- 5-6 hibiscus flowers
- 1 cup aloe vera
- Cut aloe vera and slice out the gel from it or directly use aloe vera gel available in the market.
- Take the flowers and gel in a mixer or grinder and make a paste of them
- Use the paste on your hair and scalp and after 45 minutes, wash your hair with lukewarm water and your regular shampoo.
Apply the mixture twice a week for shiny and silky hair.
7. Hibiscus and Henna
Do you use henna (mehndi) on your hair? Well, if you don’t, then you must! Most of us know henna as a plant that naturally dyes our hair, but it is more than that in reality. In a word, I would say henna is an actual natural conditioner.
A combination of hibiscus and henna means say hello to smooth hair and bye to dandruff and rough hair!
- A handful of hibiscus flowers and leaves
- A handful of henna leaves or henna powder product
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
- Mix hibiscus flowers, leaves, and henna leaves well and make the paste of it.
- Alternatively, if you are using henna powder, then make a paste of hibiscus leaves and flowers. Then add water and paste to henna powder and mix all well to make the paste.
- Add lemon juice to the paste.
- Do this procedure at night and leave it overnight.
- Apply the paste on your hair and scalp next thing in the morning
- After one hour, wash the hair with your regular shampoo.
And that’s it! Use this solution twice a month for dandruff-free and silky hair.
8. Hibiscus and Onion
Onion is full of anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, and vasodilatory properties that help to improve scalp health and stimulate hair re-growth. The mixture of onion and hibiscus helps to increase hair volume as well as thickness.
- One onion
- A handful of hibiscus leaves
- ¼ cup of water
- Grind the pulp of onion using a grinder and strain the juice out of pulp in a bowl
- Grind hibiscus leaves with water and strain the juice into the same bowl
- Mix both the juices well and use the mixture on your hair scalp for 15 minutes
- Wash your hair with lukewarm water and your regular shampoo. Keep in mind to wash hair thoroughly, or else your hair will stink.
Apply the solution once or twice a week to boost hair growth and volume.
9. Hibiscus and Amla
Amla is a remedy for all hair problems. Name any, and amla is ready to solve it! It is full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and amino acids that help to improve blood circulation in the scalp and boost hair growth.
Overall, the combination of the healing properties of hibiscus and the nutritional properties of amla leads to hair growth and prevents hair loss.
- A handful of hibiscus flowers
- A handful of hibiscus leaves
- 3 tbsp of amla powder or amla hair oil
- Crush hibiscus flowers and leaves very well and add some water and make a paste
- Then add amla powder or oil to the paste and mix thoroughly to make a fine paste.
- Apply the amla-hibiscus paste to your hair and scalp
- Wash it after 40 minutes with your regular shampoo
Repeat the procedure two times a week for thick, soft, and strong hair.
10. Hibiscus and Ginger
A very few populations know that ginger is good for hair health. Ginger is full of antioxidants and antiseptic properties that help to prevent hair loss and damage. Moreover, it helps to stop free radicals causing split-ends.
So, of course, a mixture of hibiscus and ginger is yes to protect your hair from breakage, dandruff and to boost hair growth.
- One ginger root
- 12-14 hibiscus flower
- Make a paste of hibiscus flower and ginger water
- Add some water to make the paste smoothly; make sure no lumps are there in the paste.
- Apply the paste on the scalp and hair for 15 minutes
- Wash your hair with normal water and shampoo well
Use the ginger-hibiscus mixture once every 15 days.
Note: Do not over-apply ginger as it can cause irritation and damage to scalps.
11. Hibiscus and Coconut Milk
Like coconut oil, coconut milk has also proven to be beneficial for hair. It is rich in lauric acid, protein, vitamin C, B1, B3, B5, and B6. Overall, the hibiscus and coconut milk hair mask are perfect for dry hair, preventing split ends and restoring dry hair and scalp.
- 2 tbsp crushed hibiscus flowers
- 2 tbsp of coconut milk
- 2 tbsp honey
- 4 tbsp aloe vera gel
- Mix all the ingredients and turn them into a thick and consistent paste
- Apply the hair mask to hair and scalp
- After 30 minutes, wash your hair with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo
- Apply the coconut milk-hibiscus paste once a week to treat and prevent split ends and rough hair.
Note: Coconut milk has oil content; that is why if you have oily scalp and hair, then try to avoid it or use less coconut milk.
12. Hibiscus and Egg Yolks
Egg yolks are yellow, and a round portion of eggs contains several nutrients that could nourish your hair. It has a fat known as lecithin, which helps to moisturize dry and rough hair.
Hibiscus with egg yolks is highly recommended for oily scalp and hair as it helps to balance the pH balance of your scalp and boost hair growth.
- Two egg yolks
- 2 tbsp of hibiscus flower (crushed)
- Mix all the ingredients well in a bowl
- Apply the mixture to your hair (cover your whole hair)
- Wash your hair after 20 minutes with your regular shampoo
Use this formula once a week to boost hair growth and volume.
13. Hibiscus and Curry Leaves
Curry leaves (Kadi Patta) contain valuable antioxidants such as carbazole alkaloids and Vitamin B that affect melanin production and prevent premature greying of hairs. Both hibiscus and curry leaves boost hair growth and enhance the hair’s natural color.
- 10-12 hibiscus leaves
- 10-12 curry leaves
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
- Mix all the ingredients and make a consistent and smooth paste
- Massage the paste all over your hair for 10 minutes
- After 30 minutes, wash your hair with lukewarm water (no need for shampoo)
- Use the curry leaves with hibiscus paste three times a week to prevent premature greying of hair.
Note: There is scientific evidence on the benefits of curry leaves as natural hair color; however, it can boost melanin production to some extent.
14. Hibiscus and Olive Oil
Olive oil is a pack of anti-aging antioxidants, Vitamin A, C, E, making it best to lock out the moisture and keratin in hair. In addition to olive oil, hibiscus helps to prevent hair loss and improve overall scalp and hair health.
- Five hibiscus flowers and leaves (each)
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- Make a smooth paste of hibiscus flowers and leaves
- Add olive oil to it; instead of olive oil, you can add almond oil
- Now, apply the mixture to your hair and scalp
- Wash your hair after 30 minutes with lukewarm water (no shampoo required)
Use this hibiscus-olive oil formula three times a week.
15. Hibiscus and Neem
Neem possesses antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties, beneficial for humans’ overall health, including hair. When added to the hibiscus, it helps to remove dandruff and prevents baldness.
- 10-12 hibiscus leaves
- Ten neem leaves
- ¼ cup water
- Grind the neem leaves and water and strain the juice in a bowl
- Do the same with the hibiscus leaves and strain the liquid in the same bowl
- Mix both the juices well and apply to your hair and scalp
- Let it stay for 20 minutes and then wash with lukewarm water (no shampoo required)
Apply the mixture two times a week for dandruff-free and strong hair.
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That’s all for today, guys! As you know now, hibiscus is beneficial for your hair, but when mixed with other healthy ingredients, it is magic for your hair.
So, what are you waiting for? Use hibiscus in any of the ways mentioned above and share your experiences in the comment section.