Hibiscus Haircare

Did you know that the hibiscus flower and its leaves can solve just about any hair problem? Here's how
By Parvati M. Krishnan
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There’s more to the hibiscus than meets the eye. Ayurveda believes that the hibiscus plant’s root can cure coughs. But did you know that the flower and leaves can solve just about any hair problem? We’ve put together some quick hair care solutions that you can whip up with ease in your kitchen…

  1. Covers Premature Greys & Makes Hair Thicker / Infused Oil

    Crush two or three flowers and leaves in a mortar and pestle. Add half a cup of coconut oil. Bring the mixture to a boil. Once it cools down, apply it on your scalp.
     
  2. Reduces Split Ends & Promotes Hair Growth / Shampoo

    Crush a few leaves with water and store in a bottle. When you wash your hair, take a small amount, add a few drops of hair oil and work into a lather on your hair. Wash off like you would a regular shampoo.
     
  3. Makes Hair Softer & Repair Damaged Hair / Conditioner

    Crush or blend the petals of two or three flowers. Add water to make a paste. After you shampoo, apply the paste on your hair and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
     
  4. Repairs Damaged Hair & Makes Hair Softer / Hair Tonic

    Dry some hibiscus leaves in the sun for a week. Powder and store in an airtight container. Boil a spoonful of the powder with half a glass of water and apply with cotton wool on the scalp every two days.
     
  5. Prevents Hair Fall & Promotes Growth / Amla Pack

    Grind a few leaves with a teaspoonful of amla powder and water. Apply the paste to the roots and leave on for half an hour before rinsing.
     
  6. Strengthens Roots & Prevents Split Ends / Dahi Pack

    Make a paste with a few leaves, half a bowl of dahi and a little oil. Apply it to your hair, leave on for half an hour and wash off with a mild shampoo.
     
  7. Prevents Dandruff / Fenugreek Pack

    Soak some fenugreek seeds overnight. Grind them with a few hibiscus leaves and buttermilk the next morning. Apply the paste to the scalp and leave on for an hour before washing off.
     
  8. Makes Hair Shinier & Blacker / Egg Pack

    Blend a couple of flowers with an egg white. Apply the paste on your hair, leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off with a mild shampoo.