That bright red flower we commonly see in gardens has a beauty that makes everyone stop and stare. But did you know that it also holds the power to make your hair stop-and-stare worthy?
Hibiscus infused candles, cocktails, decor items, and even tea is quite common nowadays. In haircare itself, hibiscus is now a common ingredient in many products, and rightly so. From shampoos and hair oils to DIY hair masks, the flower and its leaves have nutrients that can do wonders to your hair. Let’s look at ways to introduce this beautiful plant to your hair care routine for you to benefit from it.
Benefits Of Hibiscus For Hair
- Improves hair growth: Keratin, the protein that makes up hair, is important to keep the hair strong and healthy. Hibiscus contains amino acids that produce keratin. This property of the plant makes it the ideal ingredient for improved hair growth. It also is known for treating baldness.
- Treats dandruff: Hibiscus has astringent properties that help control oil secretion by the scalp. An excess of oil secretion often results in dandruff and itchiness. Using hibiscus for the hair will help you tackle dandruff and an itchy scalp.
- Natural conditioner: If you have dry and frizzy hair that is difficult to manage, introduce hibiscus into your hair care routine and see the difference it can bring to your hair texture. Hibiscus helps you seal the hair’s moisture content and keeps it manageable, soft and smooth.
- Prevents greying of hair: One of the main reasons why hibiscus was used by our ancestors was to keep greys in check. Hibiscus can help us produce melanin because of the antioxidants and vitamins. This melanin retains the colour of the hair and keeps grey hair at bay.
Now that you are aware of the benefits that hibiscus can bring to your hair, let’s see how it can be introduced to your hair care routine.
How To Use Hibiscus For Hair
- Hibiscus Oil
Making a custom oil at home is nothing less than an art. It takes time and effort to get the right blend. To make hibiscus oil, you need a carrier oil like coconut. Get equal amounts of hibiscus leaves and flowers and grind them into a paste. Set this aside while you heat your coconut oil. Add the hibiscus paste into the hot coconut oil and continue cooking for a while until all the particles settle down. Then, switch off the heat and allow the oil to cool. Store it in an airtight container, and you can apply this oil to your scalp a few times a week to see results.
Our busy lifestyles barely give us time to try anything DIY. This is why Tru Hair’s range of hair oils is perfect for the modern human. The Tru Hair Oil contains a blend of Ayurvedic ingredients like hibiscus, aloe vera, bhringraj, Brahmi, amla, and more. These ingredients and their combined goodness are all you need to tackle any hair problems you have been facing. You can also choose hair oils with specific ingredients like the Tru Hair Castor Oil and Onion Oil, which also contain hibiscus.
The best part about Tru Hair’s range of Oils is the Tru Heater. To enjoy a hot oil treatment at home, all you have to do is take the oil and pour it into the Tru Heater. This world’s first hair oil heater warms the oil to an optimum temperature of 65 degrees in around 4 minutes. This easy-to-use feature makes the whole process of oiling your hair so much easier. It is also clinically proven by KLE to significantly reduce hair fall and increase hair density.
2. Hibiscus Shampoo
Hibiscus has the peculiar ability to create lather, making it a perfect natural shampoo alternative. It can also cleanse the hair well without stripping the hair off of its natural oil and over-drying it.
All you have to do is take a couple of hibiscus flowers and a lot of hibiscus leaves. Boil it in water for a while. After it cools down, add a few tablespoons of gram flour to it. Use it like you would use a regular shampoo and experience the magic.
3. Hibiscus Infused Hair Pack
There are several DIY Ayurvedic herbal hair masks and packs you can make using hibiscus. Depending on the hair problems you want to target, you can choose other natural ingredients and combine them to create the hair mask.
Some of the ingredients that go really well with hibiscus are amla, yoghurt, aloe vera, Mehendi, onion, carrier and essential oils, etc. You can use fresh hibiscus flowers and leaves, grind them into a paste and mix it with some of these other ingredients to create an Ayurvedic herbal hair mask. Then, apply it to your scalp and hair, leave it on for a while, and wash with a mild shampoo. Alternatively, you can use hibiscus powder based on availability.
To suit your fast-paced lifestyle, you can also buy an Ayurvedic herbal hair mask that already has a blend of these ingredients. The Tru Hair Herbal Hair Powder lets you get all the goodness of hibiscus and other Ayurvedic ingredients with almost no hassle of making it yourself. All you have to do is take a few spoons of the powder, depending on the length of your hair and mix it with a little water so that a nice thick paste is formed. Apply this paste on the scalp and tips and leave it on for 30 minutes. Then, wash it off with water. When used regularly, your hair will get intense nourishment from all the Ayurvedic ingredients and in turn boost hair growth.
Hibiscus is a mild yet powerful Ayurvedic ingredient that can tackle many hair problems. Introduce this wonder ingredient into your hair care routine, and you will be able to see visible results that you know didn’t come from any chemicals.
The goodness of Ayurveda is very much needed for our current lifestyle. With days of stress, pollution, chemical-filled products, and more, Ayurveda is the one cleansing and detoxing practice most of us need in our daily life. However, it also becomes difficult to bring this age-old technique into a modern lifestyle with such a competitive and fast-paced lifestyle. This is why Tru Hair offers you products that are infused with Ayurvedic ingredients like hibiscus and combine it with modern technology to get all the benefits of Ayurveda with no hassles.
Dr. Tambe (Ayurvedic Practioner)
Dr. Tambe is an Ayurvedic Consultant, practicing in Satara City, Maharashtra for the last 45 years.He comes from a long line of Ayurvedic doctors. His grandfather and father were both Vaidyas, therefore he wanted to continue the family legacy.This year, his family will celebrate 100 years of Ayurvedic service