How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

By Muhaiminah Faiz The Craftaholic Witch Follow

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

In this instructable I’ll show you how to make hibiscus oil, shampoo and conditioner in few easy steps. My mom used to make hibiscus oil and conditioner occasionally but I’ve never used them until now. The home remedies contest has finally inspired me to try out my moms hibiscus home remedies. I was also happy to use my great grandfathers stone mortar and pestle, it was fun!

*I’m writing this after 2 weeks! I had to experiment the hibiscus home remedies I made and wanted to show everyone the difference! I used the hibiscus hair remedies after every 2 days for 2 weeks. I’ve attached pictures of my hair before and after 2 weeks. You might not be able to see or understand some differences in the picture, such as- softness. My hair is more silky, soft and hair fall has reduced. So, don’t worry, give it a try, feel the difference and keep your hair happy 😀

Step 1: Materials Needed

To make these Hibiscus Home remedies for hair you’ll need:

For the oil:
1) Hibiscus flower, 4) Small pot (for boiling oil),
2) Hibiscus leaves, 5) Clean bottles or containers.

For the Shampoo
Hibiscus flower, 4) Olive oil,
2) Hibiscus leaves, 5) Stone mortar and pestle
3) Water, 6) Clean bottles or containers.

For the Conditioner
1) Hibiscus flower, 4) Clean bottles or containers.
2) Water
3) Stone mortar and pestle,

Before starting to make any of these home remedies wash the flowers and leaves and make sure there’s no dirt on them.

You can blend the petals and leaves to make a fine paste but in that case you’ll need lots of hibiscus flowers, which is quite difficult. If you want to make a fine paste use dried hibiscus powder.

Or, simply crush the flowers and mix it with a small amount of water. Leave the mixture for a while (10-15 minutes) and then apply it on the scalp (shampoo and conditioner). Both methods work.

Step 2: Hibiscus Hair Oil

To make hibiscus hair oil you’ll need – hibiscus flower (2-3), hibiscus leaves(2-3) and coconut oil (1/2 cup).

How to make:
First, crush the hibiscus flower (petals) and leaves using the mortar and pestle.
Take a small pot and add 1/2 of coconut oil (or as much as you want).
Now add the crushed flower petals and leaves to the oil and boil them for 4-5 minutes.
Allow the oil to cool down.

How to use:
After the oil cools down you can simply apply the hibiscus oil on your scalp. Massage the oil gently on your scalp.
Wrap your hair with a towel and keep it for 10-15 minutes (at least).
And then, rinse the oil off with lukewarm water and your regular shampoo.

Step 3: Hibiscus Hair Shampoo

To make hibiscus hair shampoo you’ll need – hibiscus flowers (2-3), hibiscus leaves (2-3), olive oil (few drops) and water (to make paste).

How to make:
Crush the hibiscus flower petals and leaves using the mortar and pestle,
take a small bowl and add the crushed flowers and leaves in it.
Add water to the crushed petals and leaves to make a paste.
Now add a few drops of olive oil.

How to use:
Gently apply this paste on your hair, from root to tip.
Keep it for 15 minutes,
Wash it off with lukewarm water.

Step 4: Hibiscus Hair Conditioner

To make hibiscus conditioner you’ll need – hibiscus flower(3-4) and water (to make paste).

How to make:
Crush or blend the hibiscus flower petals,
take a small bowl and add the crushed flower in it.
Add some water to the crushed flowers and mix to make a paste.
*Don’t add too much water, just a small amount to make a fine paste.

How to use:
Apply this paste on the scalp and leave it for 10-15 minutes.
Rinse off with lukewarm water.
After 24 hours use your regular shampoo and feel the difference.

Hibiscus home remedies are quite easy to make and they’re really effective. If you’re not allergic to hibiscus then use the hibiscus oil, shampoo and conditioner once a week to feel the difference, it repair damaged hair and brings extra shine to it.

Step 5: Benefits

Some benefits of using hibiscus home remedies for hair are-

* Repairs damaged hair,
* Enhances hair growth and thickens hair,
* Covers premature gray hair,
* Makes hair soft, smooth and shiny,
* Discourages split ends,
* Prevents hair fall,
* Enhances hair color.

Hibiscus home remedies are great for hair care (and skin care too). But make sure to test if you’re allergic to hibiscus, though hibiscus is considered to have less side effects.

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

I have always tried to use homemade, natural products on my son, when he was a baby. For his hair wash I used to use gram flour mixed into a paste with little water. But as his hair started growing, washing the gram flour out of his hair was quite difficult as he had quite thick hair. It was also quite drying on the hair, when used separately as a paste. I started using arappu and this hibiscus shampoo to wash his hair.

If I didn’t get hibiscus flowers that day or if I am out of station, then I will switch over to arappu powder. Most of the Indian homes will have hibiscus plant and especially the red hibiscus flower is very common. Out of all the varieties of hibiscus, the red color hibiscus is used the maximum for herbal remedies. Please try growing hibiscus plant in you garden, it produces flowers year round and it needs very less maintenance.

This hibiscus shampoo is very very mild on the hair and it is perfect for washing babies hair. Hibiscus flowers are good hair conditioners, so I always add a hibiscus flower for making this shampoo. The leaves of hibiscus produce a very slight lather and it helps clean the hair very well.

To make this shampoo, first take the required amount of hibiscus leaves and soak them in water for 5 to 10 minutes, this will help to grind it to a smooth paste. Now take the soaked leaves, a hibiscus flower (remove the stigma) and grind to a smooth paste. To use it as a shampoo for babies, wet the hair in lukewarm water and then apply this hibiscus shampoo and gently massage their hair. Rinse off. If you are giving an oil bath, you can even use the shampoo twice.

Homemade Hibiscus Shampoo Recipe

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

1. Pluck the required amount of fresh hibiscus leaves and a hibiscus flower.

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

2. Soak the hibiscus leaves in water for 5 to 10 minutes.

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

3. Add the hibiscus flower to the soaked leaves and grind to a fine paste.

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

Home Made Hibiscus Flower Shampoo For Silky And Strong Hair

After receiving great response from Hibiscus herbal remedies few of my readers have asked me to tell them about homemade shampoo from Hibiscus leaves. In today’s world people pay lot of attention to their shampoo and from my experience I have learnt that shampoo cannot stop hair fall or cure any hair problem.

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

They are just a fad. Many of my friends and readers asked me which shampoo I use and to recommend them one. I do recommend few of my favorite one but I always tell them that if you are looking for just cleaning your hair then only use shampoo.

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

  • It prevents the premature graying of hair when used as hair oil or hair pack. In rare cases use of hibiscus has also shown signs of premature graying reversal.
  • Hibiscus is also known to combat hair loss in men and women. So those who are dealing with excessive hair loss or have experienced hair thinning can give it a try!
  • Hibiscus is good for all skin types & scalp. So, even people with sensitive scalp too can use it. It has not shown any allergic reaction however, it is always recommended to do a patch test before.
  • Hibiscus makes the hair roots and strands stronger & shinier.
  • Hibiscus conditions hair and keeps them bouncier. All those with fine hair can get the bouncy voluminous hair with its regular usage!
  • 8-10 Hibiscus leaves and 1 or 2 flowers of hibiscus

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

  • 1 and ½ tbsp. of green gram flour/mung dal/green bean, mung, mongo, moong, moog dal (in Bengali), mash bean, munggo or monggo, green gram, golden gram, and green soy
  • 1 tbsp coconut /Almond /olive oil

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

  • Water to form a paste

Method and preparation-

Step1– Take the leaves and flower of hibiscus and add 1 cup of water in it.

Step2– Try to mash the leaves in the water and add gram flour into it.

Step3– Mix it thoroughly and you will see a sticky liquid if it is thick in consistency then add more water so that a loose liquid if formed.

Step4– Filter the liquid with the help of a sieve and take out the liquid in a bowl.

Step5– Add any of the above mentioned oil in the liquid.

You can increase or decrease quantity of the liquid according to your suitability. Use it as your regular shampoo and rinse thoroughly your hair and scalp with it.

You do not have to use your regular shampoo the day you use this liquid as a shampoo. Don’t be harsh on your hair while using the shampoo and let the hair dry on its own without the help of a towel.

Using this remedy once in a week or once in fifteen days will make your hair shiny, strong and youthful.

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

Everyone wants to get rich, thick, soft, and beautiful hair. But moving towards chemical treatment is not suitable for your hair as later it can create many hair problems.

Herbal ways are free from chemicals and highly useful for a longer time. There is a natural homemade shampoo using Hibiscus, Amla, and Shikakai powder.It is simple to make, also efficient for promoting hair growth.

Things Required:

  • Hibiscus flowers and leaves – 5-6
  • Shikakai – 2 Teaspoon
  • Amla powder– 4 Teaspoon
  • Water – 750 ml.

How To:

  • Grind the hibiscus flower and leaves together. Add amla and shikakai powder in flower and leaves paste and mix them properly.
  • Add water to it and allow the ingredients to soak overnight.
  • Next morning, heat the pan on high flame till the water comes to a boil.
  • Then, reduce the fire and keep it for 5 to 15 more minutes.
  • When it became concentrated and begins frothing up a little, turn off the flame.
  • Let it cool down by covering the pot with a top.
  • Once it reaches the average temperature, use your hand to crush the boiled ingredients.
  • Keep it in hibiscus leaves and let them dry to become powder form.
  • Now you can use it as shampoo.

Massage your scalp with it and work it through your hair’s entire roots and tips. Then, wash it off thoroughly with warm water. Do it twice a week for shiny and moisturize hair.

Why it Works:

For hundreds of years, shikakai has been used for hair care in India. Shikakai is also be used in the form of shampoo to clean hair, make hair oil, and even as hair masks as it contains a rich source of Vitamin A, C, D, E, and K. The most efficient way to use reetha nut for hair is to use it as a hair rinse. With regular use, reetha makes the hair more substantial from the root, which reduces hair fall significantly.

Hibiscus is rich in amino acids necessary for producing keratin and stimulating hair regrowth from dormant follicles and bald patches.

Amla contains many essential fatty acids that penetrate the follicles, making the hair softer, shinier, and voluminous. It increases the growth of hair due to its high iron and carotene content. You can create amla paste for hair by combining it with other herbs that promote hair growth.

Looking forward to having gorgeous tresses? Try these Organic Homemade Shampoo Recipes From Your Garden for lustrous and healthy hair!

There are countless hair care products available in the market but they don’t usually work as they advertise. They are full of chemicals that can damage the scalp’s health and quality of your hair over time. So, is there no other option available? Well, there is! You can make your own shampoo at home using these Organic Homemade Shampoo Recipes From Your Garden!

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Organic Shampoo Recipes From Garden

1. Soapwort Shampoo

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

Soapwort is a perennial plant that has a unique property to produce soap-like lather. Its roots and leaves, both can be used for it. You can grow these plants from seeds or get them from a nursery.


  1. One small bowl of fresh soapwort roots or a bowl of dried root, soaked overnight
  2. One bowl of fresh rosemary
  3. Four drops of rosemary essential oil
  4. Half liter water

Take water in a pan and add rosemary and soapwort in it. Heat the contents till it reaches boiling point. Turn down the heat and let the contents simmer for 20-30 minutes. Leave this mixture to cool off at room temperature. Strain the mix through a muslin cloth or paper towel in a sieve. Add a few drops of essential oil and stir. Your homemade shampoo is ready! Use one cup to wash your hair. This shampoo can be used for up to a week. Store in a cool and dry place.

2. Herb Infused Castile Shampoo

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

Herbs such as Arnica, Henna, False daisy, Muskroot, Shoe flower, and Aloe vera plant can be used to make shampoo infusions.


  1. 2 ounces organic Castile soap
  2. 6 ounces of water
  3. 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil argan oil
  4. 20 to 40 drops essential oil

Make the herb infusion by pouring hot water into a heatproof jar that contains herbs. Stir this mixture for few minutes and then leave for few minutes. Pass this through the sieve and set aside. Pour carrier oil, essential oils, and Castile soap in the infusion. Stir the solution until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Pour into any container of your choice.

3. Herb Infused Baking Soda Shampoo

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

Baking soda acts as a fantastic cleaning agent for your hair. It clears up the buildup caused due to the use of hair care products or hard water. Using baking soda gives more body, volume, and strength to your hair. It also does not strip natural oils from your scalp.


  1. Baking soda
  2. Water
  3. Herbs (Equal amounts of chamomile, holy basil, ginger, nettle, and peppermint)

Prepare the infusion of herbs with hot water. Strain this solution and pour it into a bowl. Add 2-3 tbsp of baking soda and stir the solution it gets dissolved in the solution. Your homemade baking soda shampoo is ready. Pour it into a bottle and use it according to your hair length and volume.

4. Homemade Rosemary Mint Shampoo

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

Rosemary oil stimulates hair growth, prevents baldness, reduces graying, and is also helpful in treating dry scalp and dandruff. Peppermint is the most intense oil from all the other essential oils. It is because it contains menthol which has a unique cooling and refreshing sensation when applied to the scalp or taken for oral use.


  1. 6 ounces Aloe Vera Gel
  2. 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  3. 10 Tbsp Baking Soda
  4. 20 drops Rosemary Oil
  5. 10 drops Peppermint Oil
  6. Empty bottles

It is super easy to prepare this shampoo. All you have to is mix all the ingredients listed above in a bowl. Now pour this solution into an empty bottle. Your homemade shampoo is ready for use!

5. Castile Herbal Shampoo

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

Castile soap is bio-degradable, non-toxic, and is not harsh like other products available in the market when used in a diluted form. Using dried herbs and flowers as an ingredient will not only dilute Castile soap but can also make your shampoo more effective.


  1. 1 cup distilled water
  2. 1/3 cup dried herbs like chamomile, holy basil, ginger, nettle, and peppermint
  3. 1/2 cup dried flowers like marigold, jasmine, and dandelion
  4. 1/4 cup castile soap

Put dried herbs and flowers in a fine sieve. Brew the herbs for 30 minutes or more in this hot water. Take a jar or container and put castile soap in it. Remove flowers and herbs from the water and pour this herb-infused water into the jar. Stir the solution to mix the contents. You can also add a few teaspoons of avocado, coconut, or olive oil for dry hair or scalp flakiness.

6. Natural Hibiscus Shampoo

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves

Hibiscus is known to promote hair growth and repair the damaged shaft of the hair. It also helps to add luster and shine to the dull hair and treating split ends. As it is completely natural, you will never have to worry about any side effects ever!


  • 10 to 12 Hibiscus Leaves
  • 5 to 6 Holy Basil leaves
  • 3-4 Hibiscus flowers
  • 2-4 tbsp Green Gram Flour
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 cup Water

Grind hibiscus and Holy basil leaves along with hibiscus flowers and green gram flour. Add water and make a paste. To make sure it is not thick and forming lumps, add water to make it watery. Now put 1 teaspoon of either Argan, Jojoba, or Coconut oil and your homemade shampoo is ready! Make sure to use it fresh and do not store it. For best results, leave it on your hair for 10-15 mins.

Hibiscus plants have gorgeous flowers that can make any garden look spectacular. The flowers are bright, colorful and large. There are many different plant varieties so there are many flower colors you can get. In addition to flowers, hibiscus plants also have gorgeous foliage. Their leaves are glossy, strong and make a great contrast to flowers with their deep, dark green color.

If you wish to grow a hibiscus plant, it is important to know how to make it produce numerous, rich flowers. This is the best way to make your garden look exotic and vibrant.

A great thing about hibiscus plants is that they are easy to care for. You can grow them in your garden or in a container. If you wish to make your hibiscus produce more flowers, there are some important tips to follow.

Remember: the only way to make your hibiscus produce flowers is to make it happy. It is important to provide your hibiscus with everything it needs to thrive so it will reward you with lush, beautiful flowers. Taking a good care of your hibiscus is not difficult so chances are that you can make your plant produce flowers only if you make a little effort.

It is vital to provide your hibiscus with everything it needs to bloom:

Hibiscus is known as a sun-loving plant. However, it does not thrive in places that are too hot and bright. If you live in a hot area, it is better to position your hibiscus somewhere with partial sun. In less warm climates, on the other hand, make sure to place or plant your hibiscus somewhere with full sun. This is important to make your hibiscus thrive and produce lush flowers.

Water Requirements

It is important to provide your hibiscus with all the water it needs. It is a water-loving plant so you need to provide it with enough water. In fact, the only way to make your hibiscus bloom is to give it enough water. In some cases, depending on the heat and humidity, you might even need to water your plant on a daily basis. In some extremely dry conditions, watering twice per day might be needed. Remember, these are tropical plants so don’t let them dry out.

On the other hand, make sure not to over-water. Hibiscus plants don’t like to be soaking wet. It is therefore important to provide adequate drainage for your hibiscus. The best way to go is to keep the soil moist but not too wet. Your hibiscus should never sit in deep water.

In case you notice that your hibiscus is dropping leaves or if you notice yellow leaves on the top of the plant, it is a clear sign that your hibiscus is not getting enough water. On the other hand, if the yellow leaves appear in the middle of the plant, it is a sign that you are watering too much. Make sure to adjust your watering regime to give your hibiscus adequate amounts of water. This is the only way to make it thrive and produce wonderful flowers.

Fertilizing Hibiscus

Another thing you need to take into account is the fertilizer. Most of the time, when you buy your hibiscus it will already come with a slow release fertilizer applied to the soil. In this case, you don’t have to worry about initial fertilizing. If this is the case, you won’t need to fertilize your hibiscus in the first few months.

After this period, however, make sure to apply regular fertilizing to make your plant thrive. It is best to use a diluted fish emulsion, preferably liquid and with seaweed combination. Another type of a diluted liquid fertilizer might also work. Make sure to feed your hibiscus with this fertilizer every other week. This is the only way to give your plant all the nutrients it needs and to make it produce healthy blooms.

Hibiscus Container Size

If you wish to grow your hibiscus in a container, it is important to know how big of a container to choose. If you want your plant to produce flowers on a consistently, it is best not to place it in a container that is too deep. A huge, deep container makes a good environment for your plant to grow so you hibiscus will be healthy. However, such a container makes the plant focus all of its energy on producing roots than the top growth and flowers. As a result, such a plant will have less flowers, which is not something you want.

On the other hand, if you want to use a mixed container, it is best to plant your hibiscus in a larger pot. The best one is a container that is wider than the nursery pot, but still not too deep. This way you will make your hibiscus strong and make it produce more flowers.

How to Overwinter Your Hibiscus

Another thing you need to worry about is the winter. If you live in colder climates you might try to overwinter your hibiscus indoors, but keep in mind that this is not always an easy thing to do. Your hibiscus needs at least a 2 to 3 hours of direct sun per day. This is not always to achieve indoors. If you wish to overwinter your hibiscus indoors, make sure to place the plant in an South, East or West facing windows.

Also, keep in mind that while your plant will need less water during winter, you still need to water it. This is particularly true if you have a strong heat in the home, which can make the air dry. This can be very hard on tropical plants such as hibiscus. In this situation, you need to water your hibiscus more often.

One important thing to keep in mind about flowers is that you need to remove any flower buds if you notice them. You want to prevent your plant to flower during the winter. This should wait until spring.

In the spring, make sure to cut your hibiscus back and move it to your garden or another location outdoors. Make sure to move your hibiscus only after the night temperatures rise above 50 degrees F.

Does hibiscus help in hair growth? The regular use of hibiscus benefits hair and makes them long, strong and healthy. Hibiscus powder for hair is a common use of the flower’s beneficial properties.

How to make shampoo with hibiscus flowers and leaves


Benefits of Hibiscus for Hair

Does hibiscus help in hair growth? The regular use of hibiscus benefits hair and makes them long, strong and healthy. Hibiscus powder for hair is a common use of the flower’s beneficial properties. The hibiscus benefits for hair are described below.

Hibiscus Oil Benefits for Hair

Nourishment for hair: It nourishes and conditions hair while restoring the elasticity of strands, thus reducing hair fall. Hibiscus benefits hair by naturally sealing the moisture on the shafts of hair and making it smooth and silky.

Protection from external damage: Hibiscus has resilient properties that protect the scalp and hair from UV rays. Using hibiscus powder on hair also prevents frizziness, split ends and hair fall.

Hibiscus Flower Benefits for Hair

  • It prevents premature greying of hair. Hibiscus was once used as a natural dye to mask grey hair. It contains antioxidants and vitamins that help in promoting the natural colour of the hair.

    It makes the hair smooth and shiny and also strengthens the roots.

Hibiscus Leaves for Hair

Treats dandruff and itchy scalp: Using hibiscus leaves for hair balances the pH of hair. Hibiscus reduces the oil secretion by the glands that treat dandruff and itchy scalp. The leaves also reduce the growth of dandruff-causing fungi, reduce dandruff flakes and prevent its recurrence.

How to Use Hibiscus for Hair?

You can use hibiscus oil, flowers, and leaves to get rid of multiple hair-related issues.

How to Use Hibiscus Oil for Hair?

Hibiscus oil benefits hair by improving blood circulation on the scalp and in the hair follicles. It can be used thrice a week to reap maximum benefits.

  • Take a few leaves and flowers, around 8-10, and grind them into a fine paste.
  • Heat coconut oil and add the paste to it. Heat the mixture.
  • Let it cool down.
  • The oil is ready to use. Massage it on the scalp for a few minutes.

How to Use Hibiscus Powder for Hair?

You can use hibiscus and amla masks to strengthen your hair follicles and maintaining scalp health. For this mask:

  • Mix hibiscus powder and amla powder in equal amounts in water to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply it on the scalp and hair. Keep it for about 30 minutes and rinse it off with a mild shampoo.

How to Use Hibiscus Leaves for Hair?

Here are the uses of hibiscus leaves for hair:

Hibiscus Leaves and Onion

Using hibiscus leaves with onion juice on hair will promote hair regrowth and prevent baldness.

1. Mix juice of hibiscus leaves with onion juice. Apply it to the hair and the scalp.

2. Keep it for 15-20 minutes. Wash it with lukewarm water.

3. Use it 2- 3 times a week.

Hibiscus And Curry Leaves

Using curry and hibiscus leaves for hair will promote hair growth and prevent premature greying of hair.

1. Blend hibiscus leaves, curry leaves and a spoon of coconut oil to get a smooth paste.

2. Apply it to the scalp and hair and massage it for 10 minutes.

3. Keep it for 30-40 minutes, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water and mild shampoo.

4. Use it 2-3 times a week.

How to Use a Hibiscus Flower for Hair?

Hibiscus Hair Mask

The mask makes hair manageable and provides nourishment to the hair. For this,

  1. Grind about 3-4 hibiscus leaves and one hibiscus flower to make a paste.
  2. Add a cup of yoghurt to it. (Instead of yoghurt, you can also use aloe vera gel, almond oil, coconut milk or olive oil.)
  3. Apply the paste to the hair and keep it for an hour.
  4. Rinse it off with a mild shampoo.
  5. Use it 1-2 times a week.

You can also add 3 spoons of ginger juice or 2 egg whites to the hibiscus flower paste to promote hair growth.

Hibiscus for Hair Growth

The flowers and leaves of the hibiscus have essential nutrients and amino acids that enhance blood circulation to the hair follicles. They trigger keratin formation and encourage hair growth.

Does Hibiscus Regrow Hair?

As per studies, using hibiscus is a safe way for re-growing hair and can be used as a treatment to prevent baldness. Hibiscus can turn inactive hair follicles into active ones and thereby promote the growth of new hair. It improves blood circulation on the scalp and also triggers the formation of keratin, which makes the hair shaft thicker. The use of hibiscus for hair growth doesn’t cause any harmful side effects.

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Hibiscus or ‘shoe flower’ is a natural remedy that helps tackle hair loss easily. Know how hibiscus works on healthy hair growth here.

Written by Priyanka Ganwani | Updated : March 19, 2015 10:34 AM IST

If you are looking for a natural way to help curb your hair loss problem then hibiscus or shoe flower is a soothing remedy for this problem. The flowers have a chemical composition of phosphorous calcium, riboflavin, and vitamin C while its leaves contain some amounts of carotene. This makes hibiscus a remedy with exceptional properties that nourish the hair, prevent premature greying and also help relief the scalp from dandruff. Regular use of the flowers is also highly beneficial in preventing hair loss and improving hair growth.

Benefits of hibiscus for hair loss

  • Hibiscus petals and leaves are an effective age-old natural remedy to control hair fall.
  • Such flowers speed up the hair growth process due to their ability to stimulate blood circulation to the scalp which infuses the needed nutrients to the follicles.
  • It helps strengthen the roots and hair due to the calcium, vitamin C present in it.

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Hibiscus and coconut oil paste

Crush a few flowers of hibiscus and mix with sesame oil or coconut oil to make a fine paste. Apply this to the scalp and hair, leave on for a few hours and then rinse with cool water and a mild shampoo.

Hibiscus with olive oil

You could incorporate hibiscus in your regular hair wash routine by using it as a shampoo. You would need 2-3 hibiscus flowers and leaves, some olive oil and water for the all-natural shampoo. Begin with crushing some hibiscus petals and leaves with a mortar and pestle. Take this in a bowl and add water and a few drops of olive oil to the paste. Apply this paste thoroughly from the root to tip and keep it for 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

Hibiscus leaves and amla

Hibiscus and amla are two strong ingredients that work on hair fall. For a paste, crush some hibiscus leaves and amla powder and mix well water. Applying this paste to hair and roots and wash once completely dry. This remedy controls hair fall permanently and increases hair growth.

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