I recently purchased hibiscus petal powder to add to my henna treatments for a black cherry tint. It created a beautiful color with my henna. I’ve been using henna to strengthen my hair and promote healthy hair growth. My hair is much softer, more manageable, and sheds less. Read more about henna in my article Henna Beautiful Hair.
Hibiscus flower petals have some wonderful alternate uses as well.
1. Hair Rinse
Hibiscus petals promote healthy hair growth, prevent hair fall and dandruff, and slow down premature graying. It also adds shine and luster to hair as it is a wonderful hair conditioner.
What you will need:
Brew the flowers as you would to make a tea. Allow to cool before straining and use as a hair rinse after your final rinse out conditioner.
2. Healing Tea
Hibiscus flower tea has been used for centuries in Africa, Asia, North Africa and the Caribbean for its healing properties. It is a common ingredient in many tea blends. Hibiscus flowers are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.
Hibiscus flower tea is known to lower blood pressure, fever, and for the treatment of liver problems. It is also used as a tea to soothe stomach and digestive problems and for its calming effects on the nerves. You can buy hibiscus flower tea in a herbal tea blend or create your own with hibiscus whole flowers or hibiscus petals.
3. Herbal Infused Oil
Infuse your favorite carrier oil with dried hibiscus flowers to create a hot oil treatment for your hair or to even protect the ends of your hair as a leave-in treatment. Infuse hibiscus flowers with jojoba or grapeseed oil if you have normal to oily hair. For normal to dry hair try almond or olive oil. Read about how to infuse oils in my article DIY Herbal Oil Infusions. I love adding amla to my herbal oil infusion for my hair. Amla is also a wonderful herb for hair health. To learn more about amla check out Amla–Ayurvedic Herb for Health and Beauty.
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