Give your coconut oil a miss and try hibiscus for hair instead. The oil from the plant is known to enhance blood circulation to the scalp and in turn promote healthy hair growth.
You can buy readymade bottles from the market or simply indulge in some DIY.
10 DIYs For Great Health Using Hibiscus
1. Hibiscus oil for hair growth:
- Wash, crush and grind 8 to 9 hibiscus flowers and leaves.
- Now heat 1 cup of coconut oil and add the hibiscus paste to it; mix, cover and turn the heat off.
- When it is slightly cool, rub the oil to your scalp and leave it overnight.
- Wash off the excess oil with Hibiscus shampoo or even one like Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Fullness and Life which is infused with essence derived from nature.
2. Controls premature greying:
- Take 4 tbsp. yoghurt, few hibiscus leaves and make into a paste.
- Rub this paste onto your hair for 1 hour before shampooing.
- This will help prolong premature greying of hair.
3. Prevents hair fall and split-ends:
- Soak amla powder in amla juice and mix hibiscus leaves to it.
- Make a paste out of this combination and treat hair fall and split-ends with this in a matter of just 45 minutes.
If you use hibiscus leaves for hair, you will surely not regret it!
- Take 15 leaves and 5 flowers from the plant and boil it in 1 cup water for 5 minutes.
- Wait for it to cool and then blend it into a paste.
- Mix gram flour to this paste and voila, your organic shampoo is ready!
5. Deep conditioner:
As seen in this article, there are many ways of using hibiscus for hair growth. One such way is when you are able to make your roots stronger. How?
- Just make a paste of 8 hibiscus flowers with water
- Apply it to a clean scalp and leave for 1 hour.
- The effect is the same as deep conditioning from an expensive salon.
Rid yourself off the dirt accumulated in the hair by using hibiscus leaves. Grind ½ cup of hibiscus leaves to form a thick paste, then massage your hair with it and leave for 3 minutes before washing off.
Hibiscus leaves are an excellent remedy for dandruff.
- All you need to do is soak 1 tbsp. of fenugreek seeds overnight.
- Next grind a handful of hibiscus leaves, the soaked fenugreek seeds and buttermilk together to form a paste and apply to your scalp.
8. Controls itchiness:
If you have a dry scalp then hibiscus oils might help.
- Boil a pot with half-filled water, mix some hibiscus flowers, neem leaves and fenugreek seeds to it and let the water evaporate a bit.
- Cool the mixture and then filter it through a sieve.
- Use the residue filter on your hair.
- Then rinse your hair with shampoo.
9. Preserves natural lustre:
Make a paste of 1 whole lime, few hibiscus flowers and henna leaves. Apply this mixture onto the scalp and leave for 30 to 45 minutes before washing off.
10. Stronger hair:
For stronger, thicker and manageable hair, use a mask of hibiscus with curd.
- Simply make a paste with few hibiscus leaves and add 4tbsp curd to it.
- Smear it over your scalp and let it rest for 1 hour.
- Wash off with shampoo