Are you looking for a hair oil that can help you get that long, strong and luscious hair that you’ve always wanted? Well, look no further, as this simple homemade hibiscus hair oil can work wonders for your hair! This article will talk about the benefits of using hibiscus hair oil for your hair and also tell you how you can make it at home.
What are the benefits of hibiscus hair oil for the hair?
Benefits of hibiscus hair oil for scalp and hair:
1. Stimulation of hair growth:
Over the years hair sometimes loses its luster and volume. The amino acids in hibiscus hair oil can help in promoting hair growth by the production of keratin, a protective protein of the hair, which makes it thicker and avoids it from breaking.
2. Prevents hair from premature greying:
Hibiscus contains a lot of vitamins and antioxidants, which produces melanin. This pigment helps in the retaining the natural colour of hair.
3. Treatment of dandruff and itchy scalp:
Do you often find white flakes of dandruff on your shoulders and find the need to itch your scalp very often? Hibiscus hair oil can help you reduce the oil secretion by the sebaceous glands and acts like a natural astringent. It gives the scalp a cooling effect and also stimulates the blood flow on the scalp.
4. Treatment of baldness or alopecia:
A very common problem in the present day is hair fall resulting in baldness. Hibiscus hair oil can act as a natural remedy by strengthening the roots of the hair and promoting hair growth.
5. Clearing of excess sebum:
Usage of hibiscus hair oil can help unclog the pores on the scalp and reduces the excess sebum (the oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands), making the hair less greasy, sticky and oily.
6. Acts as a natural hair conditioner:
Shampoos have a lot of chemicals in them, which in turn remove or reduce the natural oil content in the hair. Hibiscus flowers have a high amount of mucilage (a gelatinous substance in plants), which naturally conditions the hair and helps make it smoother and silkier, by nourishing the hair follicles, making it soft and manageable.
How to make hibiscus hair oil at home?
1 cup coconut oil
20 to 30 hibiscus flower petals
Under running water, wash the hibiscus flowers and place them on a towel to get completely dried. Then, remove only the petals to use.
To make the oil:
Into a heating wok, add in the coconut oil and wait for a few minutes until it gets heated. Next, add in the hibiscus flower petals and let it simmer on low flame for 5 to 8 minutes.
You will soon observe that the colour of the flowers have changed and the colour of the coconut oil has become darker. Turn off the flame and let it cool.
Strain out the hibiscus flower petals from the oil using a cheesecloth and store the oil in an airtight container. Store in a cool and dry place when not in use.
How to use this hibiscus oil on the hair?
Generously apply this hibiscus oil all over your scalp and hair. Then gently massage it in using circular motions for 4 to 6 minutes. Then leave it on your hair for an hour, before rinsing off with a mild shampoo. Condition your hair after, as usual.