Nature has been the source of many natural components since the beginning of mankind. From beautiful face masks that improve the complexion to hair washes that make our hair strong and beautiful, nature has been truly generous in what it has given us. And it’s time to start using or reusing herbs for hair growth. This blog will be discussing the importance of hibiscus and its benefits for hair growth.

Know a little about its essence and History !!

Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis was first discovered in China or maybe India. Botanists are not sure, since no wild stands of Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis are grown anywhere else.

Wherever it originated, it was in the 1700s that the explorers brought it back to Europe. Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis Linn is one of the widely cultivated plants in the tropics as an ornamental plant and has different kinds and varieties and colors of flowers. In the aspect of health and medicine, the red flowered variety is mostly preferred.

The leaves and flowers are observed to have increased the growth of air and also help in the healing of ulcers. According to traditional texts, it has been well accepted that the leaves and flowers of Hibiscus have hair growth promoting potential and anti-greying properties within them.

Advantages and benefits of Hibiscus For Hair

Here’s the list that will help you understand Hibiscus better and choose what's best for your hair: 

Stimulation of  hair growth

The naturally occurring amino acids in hibiscus flowers provide the hair with the nutrients that assist in promoting and increasing the rate of hair growth. These produce a special kind of structural protein called keratin, which forms the building block of hair.

Keratin binds the hair which makes it less prone to breakage. It increases the overall thickness of hair strands and makes hair more manageable. So, instead of turning towards expensive keratin treatments that cause more damage to the hair, we can start using Hibiscus on our hair which is healthier and less harmful to our hair and body.

Conditioning of hair

The chemicals present in most shampoos strip the hair away from its natural oils. Have you noticed your hair turning dry and dull? Hibiscus helps you nourish the hair thereby retaining the moisture and preventing further damage.

Hibiscus flowers and leaves contain a high amount of mucilage which acts as a natural conditioner. It’s because of this naturally occurring conditioner that crushed Hibiscus flowers and leaves feel slimy to the touch.

Prevention of baldness

Plenty of research has been done and lots of papers have been published after studying the use of hibiscus extract for treating baldness. All of these papers conclude that using hibiscus is one of the safe ways for promoting or re-growing hair.

The use of hibiscus is as effective as the drugs used to treat baldness. In addition to being equally effective, it was also noted that Hibiscus doesn’t cause any of the harmful side effects associated with these drugs like dryness or frizzy hair.

Treatment of dandruff and itchy scalp issues

Most of us have problems like increased oil secretion causing dandruff and an itchy scalp. Hibiscus acts like an astringent thereby reducing the oil secretion by these glands thus enhancing the overall condition of hair and promoting new hair growth.

Using Hibiscus leaves for hair maintains the pH balance of hair as well as provides an overall soothing and cooling effect to the scalp.

Prevention of premature graying

Traditionally, Hibiscus was used as a natural dye to mask gray hair. Hibiscus gives the hair its natural color since it is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and also produces melanin which is the naturally occurring pigment that gives hair its natural color.

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Benefits of the product:

  • Deep Cleansing
  • Anti-Dandruff
  • Hair Growth


Benefits of the product:

  • Hair Conditioning
  • Anti-Dandruff
  • Promotes Hair Growth
  • Prevents Hair Loss

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Frequently asked questions

1.What happens if we apply hibiscus to hair?

We can use hibiscus for hair growth since its nature is rich in amino acids, which form the prime building block of keratin. Keratin is the protein that nourishes, strengthens, and binds the hair roots to the scalp. It improves the health of new hair follicles, by stimulating hair growth.


2. Does hibiscus darken hair?

Hibiscus enhances the natural color of the hair with a crimson tinge and also adds lustrous volume to hair without losing its naturality or drying out like other chemical products.


3. Can hibiscus cause hair loss?

No, it doesn’t !!! Hibiscus aids in hair growth by many things like promoting and stimulating hair growth, preventing premature graying, treating dandruff, and many more.


4. What are the benefits of applying hibiscus to hair?

Hibiscus contains abundant amounts of keratin which strengthens, promotes, and binds hair follicles to the scalp. It boosts the formation of new hair follicles thereby promoting hair growth.


5. Which Color of hibiscus is good for hair?

Irrespective of color, every variety of hibiscus benefits hair growth. However, the brightly hued or the brightest red-colored petals of a hibiscus flower work best for hair. As they are rich in amino acids which form the building blocks of keratin protein.


6. How to use hibiscus on hair?

Add 2 tbsp of hibiscus petal paste and some aloe vera gel. Mix them until you get a smooth paste and apply it to your scalp gently by separating strands of hair. Leave it for about 30-45 mins and then wash it off with lukewarm water. This acts as a mask for dandruff problems. Results are best seen if used twice a week.




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