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Magic of Ayurveda #1: Secrets of hibiscus for beautiful hair

Cocosoul

4 December, 2020

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We get it, there’s a lot to keep a track of in the world of haircare: a new celebrity hair trend, a new product, a new ingredient, a new hairstyle. With so much going on, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed on the best way to care for your beautiful hair. More so, when[1] most of them end up just being fads or are chemical treatments and ingredients that would put even the most dedicated of lab rats to shame. So then what is the secret to getting thick, healthy, lustrous hair that you’ve always wanted?

The answer is closer to home than you think. Mother Nature offers everything you need, from nutrition to ingredients that provide healing, and even medicinal gifts. One such natural ingredient for beautiful and lustrous hair is hibiscus.

Hibiscus flowers have been revered in Ayurveda for their abilities to boost hair growth. Their petals and leaves, both, are known to improve the growth of hair follicles and even cover bald patches. So let’s unlock the secrets of this exotic plant for your benefit.

Benefits of hibiscus flowers and leaves

Hibiscus leaves and flowers for the hair are a centuries-old Ayurvedic secret. The multiple benefits of hibiscus flowers make it a go-to, natural ingredient for hair-related woes.

1. Works as a scalp moisturiser

The blend of hibiscus flowers and leaves is moisture-rich and helps nourish your scalp. The mucilage content in the leaves and flowers gives it a slimy consistency that protects your hair from drying out. Regularly using this paste can nourish your scalp and make your hair soft and smooth.

2. Improves hair growth

You can use hibiscus for hair growth as it is rich in amino acids, a prime building block of keratin. Keratin is the protein that nourishes, strengthens, and binds the hair roots. Hibiscus is known to improve the build-up of keratin and boost the formation of new hair follicles, thereby stimulating hair growth. It also thickens the hair strands to reduce hair fall.

3. Cures dandruff and itchiness

The soothing benefits of hibiscus leaves and flowers can provide lasting relief to a dry/itchy scalp. Hibiscus has astringent properties that reduce excess oil secretion, thus curing dandruff and flakiness.

4. Prevents premature greying

Hibiscus is an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins that are needed to produce melanin, which gives our hair their natural colour. Therefore, using hibiscus flowers can prevent premature greying and boost the natural colour of your hair

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Unlocking the magic of hibiscus for hair growth

There are many uses of hibiscus leaves and flowers and an oil massage is among the best ways to nourish and strengthen your hair. You can harness the benefits of hibiscus leaves for hair growth with hibiscus hair oil. Regularly massaging your scalp with hibiscus-infused hair oil improves blood circulation, boosting growth and giving you shiny, beautiful hair.

Here is a step-by-step guide to making hibiscus oil at home.

  • 08-10 hibiscus leaves
  • An equal number of hibiscus flowers
  • A cup of hair oil to form the base

Process: 

  1. Wash the leaves and flowers and grind them into a thick paste.
  2. Heat the hair oil for a few minutes and add the hibiscus paste to it.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Cool the hibiscus oil and store it in a jar until the consistency is even.

Voila, your hibiscus hair oil is ready for use. To use this oil, you should: 

  1. Warm the hibiscus hair oil.
  2. Apply it to your scalp with your fingertips and leave it on for at least an hour.
  3. Wash with a mild, natural shampoo.

An Ayurvedic, plant-based ingredient, hibiscus can do wonders for your hair and make it strong, smooth, and lustrous. However, as it's a seasonal flower that blossoms only for a few months, preparing haircare products with hibiscus at home can be tricky during off-seasons.

So, wouldn't it be great if you could harness the benefits of hibiscus for hair in a bottle all-year round? Sounds interesting, right? Well, this is where Coco Soul comes to your assistance.

With the magic of Ayurvedic herbs backed by the power of virgin coconut oil, Coco Soul’s au naturel concoctions can make your hair silky and beautiful in no time. They are organic, meaning they do not contain harmful ingredients like parabens, sulphates, silicones, formaldehyde, phthalates, mineral oil, etc.

To benefit from the magical properties of hibiscus flowers and leaves, we recommend the Coco Soul Hair & Scalp Conditioner. Infused with Ayurvedic herbs like hibiscus and lunuwila as well as virgin coconut oil, this hair and scalp conditioner is a natural solution to get envy-inducing hair. With every wash, your hair becomes stronger, smoother, and more manageable. This organic secret to lustrous locks contains:

  • Virgin coconut oil: Revered as an elixir in Ayurveda, it nourishes and moisturises the hair shafts and promotes cellular repair.
  • Hibiscus: An Ayurvedic remedy for hair issues since ages, hibiscus strengthens the roots and boosts growth to add volume to the hair.
  • Lunuwila: This ancient herb is effective in preventing premature greying and reducing split ends.

This nature-inspired luxurious conditioner will transform your baths into a luxurious sensory experience. The best part is that Coco Soul’s products are 100% vegan, are not tested on animals, and are MadeSafe™-certified, i.e. its ingredients are not shown to have any harmful side-effects.

For best results, use this hair conditioner with Coco Soul’s Hair & Scalp Cleanser, which is also infused with pure virgin coconut oil apart from Ayurvedic herbs like godapara and kikirindiya. This hair cleanser unclogs hair follicles, balances scalp oil, and strengthens the roots.

All in all, this is a perfect combination to say goodbye to all your haircare woes and get lustrous, smooth, and beautiful hair. To learn more about natural ingredients, check out our blog on the best natural ingredients for hair.

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At-home hibiscus hair masks

Apart from hibiscus hair oil and products, hibiscus hair masks are an excellent means of nourishing the scalp and promoting hair growth. You can prepare the following hibiscus hair masks from the comfort of your home.

1. Hibiscus with amla

When combined with hibiscus, amla (Indian gooseberry) is another Ayurvedic ingredient that can prove to be magical for healthy and beautiful hair. To make this hibiscus-amla hair mask, you need:

  • 05 hibiscus leaves
  • 05 hibiscus flowers
  • 02 amlas (you can also use dried amla)

Process: 

  1. Grind the ingredients together to form a smooth paste.
  2. Apply the paste to your hair and scalp and leave it on for 45-60 minutes.
  3. Wash the hair with a mild shampoo and conditioner.

Virgin coconut oil is another power ingredient for hair. You must check out the benefits of virgin coconut oil for frizzy hair.

2. Hibiscus with aloe vera

Aloe vera is another Ayurvedic staple known for its moisturization benefits. Regular application of aloe vera on your hair can remove dryness, provide nourishment, boost growth, and prevent greyness. To make this hibiscus-aloe vera hair mask, you need:

  • 08-10 hibiscus flowers
  • 08-10 hibiscus leaves
  • A cup of aloe vera gel

Process: 

  1. Grind the ingredients together to form a smooth paste.
  2. Apply the paste to your hair and scalp and leave it on for 45-60 minutes.
  3. Wash the hair with a mild shampoo and conditioner.

With a promise to bring Ayurvedic secrets and nature’s goodness in easy bottles and tubes, Coco Soul’s products are the friend your hair and skin are looking for. So give your hair the gift of Ayurveda and shop for Coco Soul haircare products here, today!

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