Who could’ve even imagined that a pretty flower like the hibiscus could be packed with so many benefits too? Pretty and efficacious, now that is something we wouldn’t want to miss!
These beautiful five-petaled flowers are distinctive because of their glossy leaves and all the vibrant colors they’re found in. Now they are mostly used for ornamental purposes because of how obviously beautiful they are, but they have so much more to offer for your hair, skin and body too!
Hibiscus has been used for decades in various forms due to its many health benefits. It's been taken in the form of tea, crushed into a paste and applied on the scalp or even applied on the body as a lotion. Truth be told, this flower is an all rounder. There is no end to the number of ways in which you can benefit from it. Everything from its petals to leaves to even seeds are used in various DIY remedies and recipes.
Some of its amazing hair benefits are mentioned as follows;
- Hair growth stimulation
The naturally present amino acids in hibiscus flowers help in nourishing the hair with sufficient nutrients which promote hair growth. Amino acids are known to produce keratin which is a bonding protein that also acts as a building block of hair. It helps bind the hair and reduces the amount of breakage significantly. Also over long term use, it makes the hair strands thicker and also makes hair more manageable.
- Conditioning hair
Hibiscus shampoo does not strip the hair of its natural oils, it instead nourishes your hair and seals its natural moisture content right where it is! Hibiscus flowers and leaves contain a high amount of slimy-sticky mucilage which naturally conditions the hair.
- Preventing baldness
Hibiscus is a well proven and safe way for re-growing hair. Hibiscus is as effective as Minoxidil and Finasteride, which are the drugs used to treat baldness. Not only is it equally as effective, Hibiscus is considered an all natural solution minus all of the harmful side effects possibly caused with these drugs.
- Treating dandruff and itchy scalp
Hibiscus when applied on the hair, acts as a natural astringent and reduces the amount of oil secreted by the glands. Incorporating hibiscus leaves in your hair care helps in balancing the PH levels of hair along with making hair smoother.
- Preventing premature greying
Melanin is the naturally occurring pigment that gives hair its natural color. Hibiscus contains numerous antioxidants which act as melanin and which also explain as to why hibiscus was used as a natural dye to mask grey hair.
Hibiscus is one of the most underrated hair care ingredients and we don’t really understand why? It is accessible, affordable and highly effective as well. These five-petaled beauties are an absolute blessing for anyone that wants to improve his/her hair quality and texture. Similarly, Hibiscus Shampoo is not only extremely hydrating but it also helps strengthen and smoothen hair the same way that a keratin treatment would. So ditch the keratin treatments and treat your hair the herbal way!