One of the biggest concerns of women when it comes to their hair is thinning hair. It is disconcerting to watch your once thick ponytail turn into a thin one over time. Thankfully, there are natural remedies you can use to solve this and other hair problems. Here are ways to use hibiscus or gumamela plant:
#1 Infused Hibiscus Oil
For hair growth:
- Eight flowers of hibiscus
- Eight leaves of the plant
- One cup of coconut oil
Follow these steps:
- Wash the leaves and flowers well.
- Grind them all together until they make a fine paste.
- Heat the coconut oil and add the paste.
- Turn off the stove after two minutes. Make sure the pan is covered.
- Allow it to cool and then you can use two to three tablespoons as oil for your hair treatment.
- Massage onto your scalp for at least 10 minutes and store the rest of the oil in a jar.
- Leave the oil on your hair for 30 minutes and wash afterwards with a mild shampoo.
Do this method 3x a week.
#2 Hibiscus Leaves
Crush the leaves of the plant and apply the paste on your hair root to promote hair growth.
#3 Hibiscus + Coconut Oil
Dip at least 10 hibiscus leaves in coconut oil for three to six weeks and keep it in a cool, dark room. Strain the oil, which you can massage on your scalp.
#4 Hibiscus + Yogurt
Follow these steps for stronger hair:
- Grind one hibiscus flower and three to four hibiscus leaves until you get a paste.
- Add yogurt and apply to your scalp and hair.
- Leave the mixture for one hour before washing with lukewarm water.
You can shampoo as you normally would afterwards.
#5 Hibiscus + Fenugreek
To protect your hair against dandruff, do the following:
- Soak fenugreek seeds overnight.
- Grind some hibiscus leaves and the seeds the next morning.
- Add buttermilk.
Apply the mixture on your hair and leave it there for an hour before washing with a mild shampoo.
#6 Hibiscus + Shampoo
Crush some leaves and flowers of the hibiscus plant and add the juice to your shampoo. Use on your hair for about five minutes. This method is best for thinning hair.
#7 Hibiscus Tea
This tea will help cleanse your hair. Get ½ cup of dried leaves and ¾ cup of hot water. Get half of the tea and add with 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1/3 cup of skullcap tea. Mix well and make sure it’s cool enough before you apply to your scalp.
#8 Hibiscus + Amla
You will need three tablespoons of crushed flowers and leaves and three tablespoons of amla powder. Mix the two with water to form a paste. Apply onto your hair and scalp before rinsing after 40 minutes. Do this twice weekly.
#9 DIY Hibiscus Shampoo
Boil 15 hibiscus leaves and five flowers for five minutes. Let it cool before adding a gram of flour. Use as a shampoo alternative.
#10 Hibiscus Flowers
Take eight hibiscus flowers and crush them. Add water to get a paste, which you will apply to your hair and scalp. Leave it there for an hour before rinsing with warm water.
Hibiscus is naturally safe for almost everyone, but if it causes burning and redness to your skin, stop right away.