Table of Contents
Home remedies and herbal medicines are in the limelight again and for all the right reasons. From treating everyday health conditions like acne, hair fall, and others to your seasonal health problems like the common cold, cough, fever, and others, they work wonders for everything. Especially nowadays, amidst the increasing pollution and chemical treatments or medications, our hair suffers a lot. For such external factors affecting your hair, we have brought one such herbal recipe which ensures you healthy, voluminous, and shiny hair and also, glowing skin – HIBISCUS OIL. And we have covered it all, how to make hibiscus oil, benefits of hibiscus oil, and everything in between.
Hibiscus is a beautiful blooming plant that is easily available at your local nursery. This plant not only enhances the beauty of your garden but also comes with massive healing properties. In Ayurveda, Hibiscus is a very famed herb used for various treatments for different ages and problems. Let’s check out some of its benefits, particularly for your hair.
Benefits Of Hibiscus Oil for Hair
1. Promotes hair growth:
If you are suffering from major hair fall these days then this oil will reverse engineer the problem and regrow your hair. Hibiscus flowers have naturally occurring amino acids in them which helps in producing keratin, also known as the building block of hair, in our body.
2. Conditions your hair: benefits of hibiscus oil
Worried about your dry hair and ends? Hibiscus has a cure for that too. It is rich in mucilage, a polysaccharide that acts as a natural conditioner and makes your hair smooth, shiny, and frizz-free, giving it a lustrous texture and shine.
3. Contains anti-greying properties:
Traditionally, hibiscus flowers and leaves were used for dyeing hair due to their lovely reddish tint. Since it is rich in antioxidants, it boosts the growth of melanin in our body, a natural pigment, and hence, works wonderfully as anti-greying hair oil.
4. Treats itchy scalp:
Hibiscus is known for maintaining the pH levels of the scalp, reducing redness and itchiness caused by flaky scalp and dandruff. Moreover, it also lessens the natural secretion of oil and has a very soothing effect making it a perfect hair oil to relax your scalp and hair.
This wondrous oil with these amazing properties is easy to make, cheap, and very efficacious. So let’s see how to make hibiscus oil, right at your home!
How To Prepare Hibiscus Oil
First, make sure you have the following ingredients at your home and even if they aren’t present, no issues, jump to the B part of this section:
1. Hibiscus flowers – 8-10 flowers
2. Hibiscus leaves- 20-30
3. Fenugreek seeds – 2 tablespoon
4. Dried basil leaves – half cup
5. Onion seeds- 2 tablespoons
6. Dried curry leaves – half cup
7. Dried henna leaves – half-cup (optional)
8. Black Pepper powder – half tablespoon
9. Coconut oil – 1 liter (quantity as per choice)
The basil and curry leaves, fenugreek and onion seeds, and, black pepper in this oil are going to enhance the properties of hibiscus oil and make it even more powerful and effective for your hair.
PREPARATION OF HIBISCUS OIL:
STEP 1. Take Fenugreek seeds, onion seeds, dried curry, and basil leaves, (add henna leaves if you want) and make a fine powder.
STEP 2. Now heat coconut oil in a pan on medium flame and once it starts bubbling up, pour hibiscus flowers and leaves into it.
STEP 3. Keep stirring them till the ingredients become crisp. Turn off the heat and let it cool down.
STEP 4. Now, filter the oil and pour in a glass jar and add the fine powder to it and stir well.
STEP 5. Finally, add black pepper powder to it and keep the jar in direct sunlight for a few days.
And your wonder-working HIBISCUS OIL is ready!!!!
Suggested read: Hair Loss Prevention Tips
PART B: How to make hibiscus oil?
It’s completely fine if you are out of the above-mentioned ingredients currently. Just take freshly plucked hibiscus flowers and leaves, pour them into the hot coconut oil in a pan and let them get crisp and darker in color. Now let it cool down and sieve it in a jar and it’s ready to use.
Even though the Part-B recipe is super easy to make and whip up, we still recommend you to put in some extra work and go ahead with the Part-A recipe. It does require a whole lot of ingredients and steps, but it also offers stunning and better results than the latter.
So, these were all the great benefits of hibiscus oil and how to make hibiscus oil at home, in both easy and a little bit tough ways. Say Bye-bye to frizzy, dry, or weak, oily hair and say Hiiii to beautiful and strong hair with the above-mentioned recipe of hibiscus oil. While all good things take some time, we definitely recommend you to try oiling your scalp with this hibiscus oil once every week and within a month’s time, you’ll start seeing and feeling the results.