Hibiscus for Hair Care

by Meghana on September 19, 2011 · 24 comments

Hibiscus for Hair Care

Tender leaf of hibiscus is a powerful medicine for hair problems. In fact, the best hair treatment. Also it is a plant grown in everyone’s garden.

In the Indian traditional system of medicine, Ayurveda, hibiscus is considered to have medicinal properties. The roots are used to make various concoctions believed to cure ailments such as cough, hair loss or hair greying. As a hair treatment, the flowers are boiled in oil along with other spices to make a medicated hair oil. The leaves and flowers are ground into a fine paste with a little water, and the resulting lathery paste is used as a shampoo plus conditioner. (wikipedia)

Hibiscus for Hair Care

Natural Hair Packs

• Take a few hibiscus leaves and make a fine paste using a mixer. You need not add water while crushing as the leaves itself has water content. Add half bowl of curd to this paste. Apply this paste to roots and leave for 1 hour. Wash with warm water. Hair becomes super soft. Oil your hair at next bath and wash using a mild shampoo. This leaves hair black and shining. Repeating this procedure once in a week makes roots strong and avoids split ends.
• Soak fenugreek seeds overnight. In the morning, grind these soaked seeds and hibiscus leaves along with buttermilk. Apply this paste to scalp and leave for an hour. It results in dandruff-free scalp.
• Make a fine paste of hibiscus leaves and amla powder using water. Applying this paste to hair and roots controls hairfall permanently and also helps in hairgrowth.
• Mix hibiscus leaves and mehandi leaves along with half lemon juice. This acts as a natural conditioner and anti-dandruff agent.


• Dry hibiscus leaves under the sun for a week. Grind these dry leaves and make a fine powder. It can be stored for about a month, but see through that you do not add water. Take a spoon of this powder and boil it with water. Apply this solution once in two days using cotton to roots. This acts as a best hair tonic.

Natural Homemade Shampoo


• Take a few hibiscus leaves and crush it to make a fine paste using water. Filter this paste only if required. However, the pieces of leaves will come out while washing.
• Add a few drops of hair oil to this paste. Now, wash your hair using this paste. It foams well and cleans your hair making it super soft. You need not add oil before washing because the paste contains oil.


• Washing with this natural shampoo avoids split ends and supports hairgrowth. The paste is too sticky and sticks to hair. So, it requires lot of water to rinse and clean.

This is one of the wonderful homemade ayurvedic treatments for healthy and shiny hair.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

bhavna September 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm

thanx a lot dear,really nice article,very useful one.thanx thanx thanx


Meghana September 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm

🙂 My pleasure.


Taps September 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm

i have used hibiscus before and they helped my hair becoming lusturous, will try other tips mentioned by you this puja when i would go home ! :toothygrin: :thumbsup: :thanks:


neha September 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm

:thanks: so interesting meghana


Meera September 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm

This brought back memories of my school days when on Sundays, my sister and I would pluck hibiscus leaves from our garden and make a paste to apply on our hair. It was really good. Now, we don’t have the plant and so have not been using it for quite some years.


Nupur September 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm

very nice post meghna…. i ll try this out defntly 🙂
thnkx for sharing :victory2: :victory2: :thanks: :thanks:


Visakhi September 19, 2011 at 1:38 pm

This article reminded me of my childhood.. I rarely used artificial shampoo those days, my grandmom made me this hibiscus shampoo, it rinses well and makes my hair clean, shiny and healthy.. Sadly nw i live in a flat where i cant grow hibiscus and other palnts.. 😐 😐 .. But i loved this article and ur each and every point is true and works well from my experience.. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


jomol September 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm

My mom uswed to make oil from hibiscus flowers and leaves……now tho I don’t even apply oil that much 😐 but very good info on hibiscus flowers meghana….it will help those who have hair problems :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:


Meghana September 19, 2011 at 3:44 pm

🙂 🙂


Poo September 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I am suffereing from major hairfall.. :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail: 😥 😥 😥 😥 .. Will surely try these remedy .. hope it helps.. Nice review meghna.. :waytogo:


megha September 19, 2011 at 3:29 pm

very useful article 🙂


Somreeta Mukherjee September 19, 2011 at 5:32 pm

wonderful article on a time-tested product 😉


praseena September 19, 2011 at 6:10 pm

what an excellent article, thank you so much :thanks:


Nikita September 19, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Used similar masks when i was a kid ..Mum would make sis and me sit with it for 1 hour and then give us a wash 🙂 and now post viral fever i have very bad hairfall .. ur article is a gud remider to try these again. :thanks:


Wafa September 19, 2011 at 9:18 pm

we have to use leaves not petals of the flower!!! such a dumb question i knw :worship: :worship:


Nidhi Pandey January 2, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Great Article Meghana… I have been thinking of using hibiscus leaves since long..but now I feel I should try out each n every remedy given by you! :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: for the detailed review!


sakhi November 22, 2012 at 11:53 am

hibiscus is cold…so before trying take care…I have tried curd and hibiscus hair packs..the effects are marvellous


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