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Hibiscus For Hair: A Complete Guide for Using the Whole Perennial Plant for Your Beauty!

Posted by Hemapriya Natesan on

Hibiscus For Hair: A Complete Guide for Using the Whole Perennial Plant for Your Beauty!

Deemed as one of the finest herbs in Ayurveda, Hibiscus plant as a whole plays a vital role in maintaining hair health.

We have all heard the saying “Not just a pretty face” and it not only stands true for humans but also for the stunning red Hibiscus flower. Yes, you read it right, there’s more to Hibiscus than meets the eye! In fact, in Ayurveda, this holy flower has been deemed as one of the best herbs for hair health. It is an all-rounder as Hibiscus aids hair growth from dormant hair follicles helping cover bald patches and also combats dryness and dandruff.

We know hibiscus as this bright red beauty, swaying cheerfully in the garden. Hibiscus is considered a very feminine flower, symbolic of the divine feminine energy in women and their unique power of creation. In Victorian times, giving a hibiscus meant that the giver was acknowledging the receiver’s delicate beauty. The red hibiscus is the flower of the Hindu goddess Kali, and appears frequently in depictions of her often with the goddess and the flower merging in form. It showcases femininity and divine power of a woman. Just like this divine and powerful flower, we as women need to make utmost use of it’s benefits and evoke the girl power within us. Hibiscus can be used it many ways to treat your hair, even its leaves are useful!

 

How to Use Hibiscus for Hair

Deemed as one of the finest herbs in Ayurveda, Hibiscus plant as a whole plays a vital role in maintaining hair health.

Rudrapushpa is the Sanskrit name of Hibiscus rosa and this flower is one of the most renowned herbs for promoting hair growth. The naturally occurring amino acids in hibiscus flowers provide the hair with the exact nutrients that help in promoting hair growth.

In general, anyone who is looking for a more natural way to regrow hair, decrease frizz, and thicken and/or volumize their hair can use hibiscus plant as a part of their daily hair regime. We recommend doing a patch test before applying it directly to your hair or scalp. Hibiscus being so versatile, parts of it can be used to treat hair problems.

 

1. How to Use Hibiscus Leaves for Hair

 

Hibiscus Hair Mask for Hair fall

Hibiscus For Hair: A Complete Guide for Using the Whole Perennial Plant for Your Beauty!

  • 10-15 Hibiscus leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds
  • ½ cup yogurt

Method:

  1. Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight or for about 8 hours.
  2. Grind the seeds with the hibiscus leaves and a little water to get a thick paste. Add in just enough yogurt so it’s not too runny.
  3. Apply all over the scalp and hair, massaging it into the scalp.
  4. Leave for 30 minutes and then wash off with a mild shampoo. Do this once or twice a week.

Hibiscus and fenugreek seeds are heroes that fight against hair fall, thanks to their nutrient profile that features folic acid and Vitamins A, C and K. They also contain nicotinic acid that is known to prevent hair fall by strengthening the roots and follicles.

Using Hibiscus leaves for hair maintains the pH balance of hair in addition to providing an overall soothing and cooling effect.

 

Yoghurt Hair Mask for Nourished Hair

Hibiscus For Hair: A Complete Guide for Using the Whole Perennial Plant for Your Beauty!

  • 1 Hibiscus Flower
  • 4-5 hibiscus leaves
  • 4-5 tbsp yoghurt

Method:

  1. Grind the leaves and the flower to make a paste.
  2. Mix the yoghurt with the paste till you get fine consistency.
  3. Now apply this hair mask to your hair and roots. Leave this for 45-60 minutes, wash it with lukewarm water.
  4. You can apply this hair mask once or twice a week.

 

DIY Hibiscus Shampoo for Hair Growth & Shine!

Hibiscus For Hair: A Complete Guide for Using the Whole Perennial Plant for Your Beauty!

Strengthen your roots and get lustrous hair by making this Super Simple Hibiscus Shampoo and Conditioner at home!

Method:

  1. Blend 10-15 Hibiscus leaves and 1 Hibiscus flower with a cup of water, strain and your shampoo is ready!
  2. Apply on wet hair and leave on for five minutes before rinsing off.
  3. Use this recipe twice a week for best results!

 

2. How to Use Hibiscus Flower for Hair

 

Deep Conditioning Hair Repair Mask

Hibiscus For Hair: A Complete Guide for Using the Whole Perennial Plant for Your Beauty!

unique herbs used in this ancient ayurvedic hair mask condition and moisturize hair by penetrating deep into the scalp and every hair strand from the inside out. It hydrates the hair and soothes the scalp and in turn smoothens the hair shafts and helps in reduction of free radicals and therefore aids in reduction and slowing down of hair greying.

Method:

  1. Mix Soundaryah’s Deep Conditioning Hair Repair Mask with sufficient amount of coconut oil or any pure oil to form a thick wet paste. You can also swap oil for yogurt or plain water for your mask base to make for a viscous, fully bloomed mask.
  2. Apply all over scalp starting from the front area to the back.
  3. Use soft circular motions to massage the mask into the scalp.
  4. Now apply the mask on the hair length as well.
  5. Cover hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap and then wrap head with a towel to prevent dripping and drying out.
  6. Leave the mask on for ½ an hour to 1 hour and wash off with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo.
  7. Apply a small amount of a light hair oil like almond or coconut all over hair length to semi damp hair and let dry naturally
  8. Use the mask once a week for deep conditioning your hair from root to tip.

 

Anti-Dandruff Herbal Hair Mask

Hibiscus For Hair: A Complete Guide for Using the Whole Perennial Plant for Your Beauty!

This mask heals dandruff naturally through regular use and Reduces occurrence of flaking and itchiness. It also strengthens the hair roots and stops hair fall.

Method:

  1. Mix Soundaryah’s Anti Dandruff Herbal Hair with sufficient amount of coconut oil or any pure oil to form a thick wet paste. Or You can also swap oil for yogurt or plain water for your mask base to make for a viscous, fully bloomed mask.
  2. Apply all over scalp starting from the front area to the back.
  3. Use soft circular motions to massage the mask into the scalp.
  4. Now apply the mask on the hair length as well.
  5. Cover hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap and then wrap head with a towel to prevent dripping and drying out.
  6. Leave the mask on for ½ an hour to 1 hour and wash off with lukewarm water and a mild herbal cleanser.
  7. Use the mask once a week for active dandruff.

 

3. Miscellaneous Uses

  • Use ground up hibiscus leaves and flowers with half a cup of water for a 100% natural chemical free hair cleanser and conditioner.
  • Mix equal quantities of Hibiscus powder and Amla powder in water to make a potent anti-hair fall pack and apply it all over your hair and scalp and wash off after fifteen minutes.
  • Tisane/ tea made from the dried red hibiscus petals is known by many names around the world and is served both hot and cold. The beverage is known for its red color and tart flavor. It is rich in vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants and especially beneficial for women’s uterine health.

 

 

Benefits of Hibiscus for Hair

Hibiscus For Hair: A Complete Guide for Using the Whole Perennial Plant for Your Beauty!

  1. Stimulates hair growth: 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.
  2. Conditions hair: 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: 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: 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.

Deemed as one of the finest herbs in Ayurveda, Hibiscus plant as a whole plays a vital role in maintaining hair health.

The real beauty of nature is the simplicity of their use and Hibiscus stands true to this in so many ways. Hibiscus / Rudrapushpa in its delicate feminine beauty is one of Mother Earth’s precious herbs, waiting to be embraced by us and when you do it will always nourish your body, mind and soul with its beauty and healing powers just like the Goddess in all its myriad forms.

Deemed as one of the finest herbs in Ayurveda, Hibiscus plant as a whole plays a vital role in maintaining hair health.

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