Hair fall, receding hair, and baldness are very common hair problems nowadays. The ever rising pollution and pesticide use is taking a toll on our health. The first sign of deteriorating health is visible in skin and hair. That is why hair fall is often linked with underlying medical conditions like thyroid, hormonal imbalance and digestive problems. Hair fall due to medical conditions can only be controlled by taking proper medication.
However, if hair fall is not massive and there is no medical reason then it can be controlled by improving diet and topical use of herbs and oils. Among several herbs, hibiscus is one herb which cures many hair problems. From controlling hair fall to controlling premature graying of hair, hibiscus can be one stop solution for hair problems. But the challenge is how to use it! This article will unravel some of the easy ways to use hibiscus for hair. Read on to know more!
Hibiscus Hair Oil
Oiling hair prevents several hair problems. And the effect is doubled if it is infused with herbs. Yes, herbs infused hair oils are wonderful for hair growth. You can prepare hibiscus hair oil easily at home. Take few flowers and leaves of hibiscus. Grind the flowers and leaves in a food processor to form paste. Boil the paste with one cup of coconut oil. Cool it and use the oil to massage scalp. Leave it overnight for best result. Hibiscus hair oil improves blood circulation, rejuvenate the scalp and promote hair growth.
Hibiscus Hair Mask
Hibiscus hair mask is excellent for hair and scalp. It is known to nourish hair root making it strong and healthy which in turn promote hair growth. To prepare this mask at home, take some hibiscus leaves and grind it into paste. Now mix the paste with half cup of curd. Apply the paste evenly over the hair and scalp and let it settle for 30 minutes to one hour. Then rinse with lukewarm water and shampoo.
Hibiscus Fenugreek Anti-dandruff Hair Pack
You can now say goodbye to the daunting hair problem, dandruff, by using hibiscus anti-dandruff pack. It is completely natural unlike branded anti-dandruff shampoo and lotions. Try this pack right away. If it doesn’t cure dandruff, it won’t be harmful either. Here is the recipe! Soak a tablespoon of fenugreek seed overnight, next morning, grind hibiscus leaves and fenugreek seeds together to form paste. Mix the paste with buttermilk and apply it on the scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes then shampoo.
Hibiscus Mehendi Anti-dandruff Pack
Here is another way to use hibiscus to make an antidandruff pack. Instead of fenugreek, use mehendi leaves for this recipe. Grind mehendi leaves and hibiscus leaves together to make a fine paste. Add half lemon juice to the paste. Apply on the hair. Let it dry and then wash off with water. Use this pack once a week for fast result.
Amla is an excellent hair cleanser. It is loaded with vitamin C that prevents hair fall and promotes hair growth. The positive effect of amla gets double when added with hibiscus. Take enough quantity of hibiscus leaves, grind it into paste. Mix the paste with amla powder to form a mask. You can even use amla juice in place of amla powder. Apply the mask on the hair and scalp and let it sit for 30 to 45 minutes. Then rinse with water followed by shampoo.
Tulsi Hibiscus Shampoo
Using hibiscus shampoo is a great way to clean hair. Being natural, it is completely safe. In this recipe tulsi (basil) is used which is a very effective herb for hair growth. To prepare this shampoo, you need 6 to 8 hibiscus leaves, 4 to 5 tulsi leaves, 2 hibiscus flowers, 3 tablespoons of green gram flour, 1 tablespoon of coconut or olive oil and 1 cup of water. Grind tulsi leaves, hibiscus flower and gram flour to form paste using water. Mix given quantity of oil to the paste and apply on hair. Use the paste fresh on hair for best result.
Hibiscus Hair Deep Conditioner
Hibiscus flower is rich in nutrients and therefore acts as an excellent conditioner. The best thing about this conditioner is that it is inexpensive and chemical free. Use this natural condition to ward off hair problems in no time. This simple yet effective conditioner is easy to prepare at home. Take 7 to 8 hibiscus flowers and crush them to make fine paste. Apply the paste on the hair directly. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Use this conditioner once in a week for healthy, shiny and bouncy hair.