15 Amazing Ways To Use Hibiscus For Your Hair

by Anjali Sayee

Hibiscus is one of the most popular herbs used for hair growth. It has gained popularity because of its ability to stimulate hair growth even from dormant hair follicles in bald patches (1). The flower is an efficient remedy to treat hair fall, encourage regrowth, and prevent premature graying. But how exactly does it do this? Read on to find out.

Benefits Of Hibiscus For Hair

  • Hibiscus-infused oil can help boost hair growth. It is rich in vitamin C, whose deficiency is known to cause hair loss (2).
  • It is rich in amino acids that nourish your hair, strengthen your roots, and keep your locks lustrous and healthy (3).
  • The flower stimulates hair regrowth from dormant follicles and bald patches. This helps thicken your hair and add volume (1).
  • It helps treat issues of the scalp, such as itchiness and dandruff (4).
  • It helps increase hair thickness and reduce hair loss (5).
  • It helps prevent premature graying of hair and is a good hair conditioner (5).

The following are 15 different ways in which you can include hibiscus in your hair care regimen.

How To Use Hibiscus Flower For Hair Growth

1. Hibiscus Infused Hair Oil For Hair Growth

The hibiscus infused oil helps rejuvenate the scalp and promote hair growth. Coconut oil penetrates deep into the hair shaft, supplying it with nourishment (6). The oil massage also helps improve blood circulation and increases hair thickness (7).

You Will Need
  • 8 hibiscus flowers
  • 8 hibiscus leaves
  • 1 cup of coconut oil
Processing Time

45 minutes

Process
  1. Wash the hibiscus flowers and leaves and then grind them into a fine paste.
  2. Heat one cup of coconut oil in a saucepan and add the hibiscus paste to it.
  3. Heat for a couple of minutes. Cover the pan with a lid and turn off the flame. Set the pan aside for the oil to cool.
  4. Once the oil has cooled, take 2-3 tablespoons to use and store the rest in a jar or bottle.
  5. Massage the oil into your scalp with your fingertips. Work it down to the tips of your hair.
  6. Once all of your hair is covered, massage your scalp for an additional 10 minutes. Leave the oil in your hair for 30 minutes.
  7. Wash the oil out with a mild shampoo.
How Often?

3 times a week.

2. Hibiscus And Yogurt Hair Mask For Strong Hair

This hair mask can make the hair roots strong and promote hair growth. It also makes your hair manageable and nourishes it.

You Will Need
  • 1 hibiscus flower
  • 3-4 hibiscus leaves
  • 4 tablespoons yogurt
Processing Time

1 hour

Process
  1. Grind the hibiscus flower along with the leaves into a fine paste.
  2. Mix the paste with the yogurt until you get a smooth consistency.
  3. Apply this hair mask to your scalp and hair and leave it on for about an hour.
  4. Wash the mask out of your hair with lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

3. Hibiscus And Fenugreek Anti-Dandruff Hair Pack

Fenugreek is a popular remedy for dandruff (8). It also exhibited hair growth-promoting effects in mice (9). Hence, it not only relieves scalp issues but also contributes to hair growth.

You Will Need
  • A bunch of hibiscus leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
Processing Time

1 hour

Process
  1. Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight in water.
  2. In the morning, grind the seeds and the hibiscus leaves into a fine paste and then mix the paste with the buttermilk.
  3. Apply this to your scalp and hair and leave it on for an hour.
  4. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

4. Hibiscus And Mehendi Anti-Dandruff Hair Pack

This hair pack conditions your hair. It not only moisturizes your hair but also eliminates dandruff and is a natural hair conditioner (10).

You Will Need
  • A handful of hibiscus flowers
  • A handful of hibiscus leaves
  • A handful of mehendi leaves
  • 1/2 lemon
Processing Time

1 hour

Process
  1. Grind the mehendi leaves and the hibiscus flowers and leaves. Add the juice from half a lemon to this mixture.
  2. Mix well and apply this paste to your scalp and hair. Leave it on for an hour.
  3. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
How Often?

Once in two weeks.

5. Hibiscus And Amla Hair Mask

Amla helps stimulate hair growth (11). It also strengthens hair and enriches hair pigmentation (12).

You Will Need
  • 3 tablespoons crushed hibiscus flowers and leaves
  • 3 tablespoons amla powder
Processing Time

45 minutes

Process
  1. Mix the ingredients to form a paste. You may add some water to get a smooth consistency.
  2. Apply the amla-hibiscus mixture to your scalp and hair.
  3. Once all of your hair is covered, leave the mask on for 40 minutes.
  4. Rinse it out with a mild shampoo.
How Often?

2 times a week.

6. Hibiscus Shampoo

As hibiscus is an excellent ingredient for scalp health, it can also be used to wash hair. The leaves of this flower produce a slight lather, which cleanses the hair without stripping away its natural oils.

You will Need
  • 15 hibiscus leaves
  • 5 hibiscus flowers
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour
Processing Time

5 minutes

Process
  1. Boil the hibiscus flowers and leaves in a cup of water for 5 minutes. Set it aside to cool.
  2. Once the mixture has cooled, add the gram flour.
  3. Wash your hair by replacing your regular shampoo with this mixture.
How Often

3 times a week.

7. Hibiscus Deep Conditioning Treatment

The conditioning properties of hibiscus soften the hair and make it more manageable, while the amino acids nourish the hair follicles and promote hair growth.

You Will Need
  • 8 hibiscus flowers
  • Water
Processing Time

1 hour

Process
  1. Crush the hibiscus flowers and add sufficient water to get a fine, consistent paste.
  2. Apply this paste on your scalp and hair and wait for an hour.
  3. Rinse the hibiscus out of your hair with lukewarm water.
How Often?

2 times a week.

8. Coconut Milk And Hibiscus For Dry Hair

This pack has excellent conditioning properties, making it perfect for dry hair. It battles dryness, repairs brittle hair, and prevents breakage and splitting.

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons crushed hibiscus petals
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons aloe vera gel
Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. Mix the ingredients to get a thick, consistent paste.
  2. Apply the paste to your scalp and hair and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  3. Wash the pack out with lukewarm water.
How Often?

Once a week.

9. Ginger And Hibiscus Leaves For Hair Regrowth

Ginger and hibiscus are both amazing hair growth ingredients. When massaged into the scalp, they have the ability to stimulate hair growth from dormant follicles (13).

You Will Need
  • 3 tablespoons ginger juice
  • 2 tablespoons crushed hibiscus flowers
Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth consistency.
  2. Working in sections, massage the solution into your scalp and then work it down to the tips of your hair.
  3. Once all of your hair is covered, wait for 20 minutes.
  4. Wash your hair with lukewarm water.
How Often?

2 times a week.

10. Egg And Hibiscus For Hair Growth

This pack is enriched with proteins (14). It works well to control oiliness and hair fall. If you have oily hair, this pack will help balance your scalp’s pH levels and encourage hair growth.

You Will Need
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons crushed hibiscus flower
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process
  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl until you get a consistent paste.
  2. Apply this paste to your hair until all of it is covered.
  3. Wait for 20 minutes with the hibiscus-egg pack in your hair and then rinse it out with a mild shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week. 

11. Neem And Hibiscus For Hair Growth

Neem can help treat dandruff (15). It can also strengthen hair and promote hair growth. However, there are no scientific studies to back this up.

You Will Need
  • 10 neem leaves
  • A handful of hibiscus leaves
  • 1/4 cup water
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process
  1. Grind the neem leaves with water and then sieve the juice.
  2. Grind the hibiscus leaves and mix with the neem juice to create a thick paste.
  3. Apply this to your scalp and hair and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  4. Wash your hair with lukewarm water.
How Often?

2 times a week.

12. Olive Oil/Almond Oil And Hibiscus For Hair Growth

Olive oil contains oleic acid that inhibits the activity of 5-alpha reductase, an enzyme that can cause hair loss (16).

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon olive/almond oil
  • 5 hibiscus leaves
  • 5 hibiscus flowers
Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. Grind the leaves and flowers to form a smooth paste.
  2. Add a teaspoon of either olive oil or almond oil to the paste.
  3. Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair.
  4. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.
How Often?

3 times a week.

 13. Aloe Vera And Hibiscus For Hair Growth

Aloe vera helps add shine to your hair while dealing with issues such as breakage, hair fall, and splitting (17).

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons hibiscus petal paste
  • 1 cup aloe vera gel
Processing Time

45 minutes

Process
  1. Combine the ingredients until you get a smooth paste.
  2. Apply this paste to your hair and scalp. Store the excess in a jar.
  3. Leave the paste on for 45 minutes and then rinse it out with lukewarm water.
How Often?

Repeat this 3 times a week.

14. Hibiscus And Curry Leaves For Hair Growth

Curry leaves are used to prevent premature graying of hair. They also help enhance the hair’s natural color and stimulate hair growth (18).

You Will Need
  • A handful of hibiscus leaves
  • A handful of curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Processing Time

45 minutes

Process
  1. Blend all the ingredients to get a smooth paste.
  2. Apply this paste to your scalp and hair. Massage it into your scalp for 10 minutes.
  3. Keep the paste on for 30 minutes and then rinse it out with lukewarm water.
How Often?

3 times a week.

15. Hibiscus And Onion For Hair ReGrowth

Onion juice can help stimulate hair growth (19). The regular use of this hair pack will ensure an increase in hair volume and thickness.

You Will Need
  • 1 onion
  • A bunch of hibiscus leaves
  • 1/4 cup water
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process
  1. Grind the onions to a pulp. Using a muslin cloth, collect the juice from the onion pulp in a bowl.
  2. Grind the hibiscus leaves with water and collect the juice from it using a muslin cloth.
  3. Mix both the juices and apply the mixture to your hair and scalp in sections.
  4. Keep the solution on for 15 minutes. Wash it out with lukewarm water.
How Often?

3 times a week.

Hibiscus is a wonderful ingredient to incorporate into your hair care regimen. Whether you choose to prepare a healthy hair oil, a wholesome conditioning treatment, or a nourishing hair pack, hibiscus can work wonders for your hair.

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Anjali Sayee

Anjali Sayee is a writer and an introvert. From studying Aeronautical Engineering and wanting to design her own airplane to writing articles on hairstyles, she has been on quite a journey. She believes that hair is one of the key factors that define a woman’s personality. To quote her, “What’s the first thing they do in the movies to show a personality change? Change the hair – because it has a life of its own.” She’s here to help you find the hairstyle you need. This bookworm is a self-professed Wholocker, a talented drummer, and an amateur photographer.

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