DIY Hibiscus Hair Care

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Introduction: DIY Hibiscus Hair Care

About: Hey, I'm Muhaimina! A Craftaholic person (or Witch if you may say!). Obsessed with swirls and polka dots... and Instructables is pretty much my second home! Follow my IG Blog https://www.instagram.com/the_cr...

In this instructable I'll show you how to make hibiscus oil, shampoo and conditioner in few easy steps. My mom used to make hibiscus oil and conditioner occasionally but I've never used them until now. The home remedies contest has finally inspired me to try out my moms hibiscus home remedies. I was also happy to use my great grandfathers stone mortar and pestle, it was fun!

*I'm writing this after 2 weeks! I had to experiment the hibiscus home remedies I made and wanted to show everyone the difference! I used the hibiscus hair remedies after every 2 days for 2 weeks. I've attached pictures of my hair before and after 2 weeks. You might not be able to see or understand some differences in the picture, such as- softness. My hair is more silky, soft and hair fall has reduced. So, don't worry, give it a try, feel the difference and keep your hair happy :D

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Step 1: Materials Needed

To make these Hibiscus Home remedies for hair you'll need:

For the oil:
1) Hibiscus flower,                4)Small pot (for boiling oil),
2) Hibiscus leaves,        5) Clean bottles or containers.
3) Coconut oil,              6) Stone mortar and pestle

For the Shampoo
1)
Hibiscus flower,               4) Olive oil,
2) Hibiscus leaves,              5) Stone mortar and pestle
3) Water,                            6) Clean bottles or containers.


For the Conditioner
1) Hibiscus flower,              4) Clean bottles or containers.
2) Water             
3) Stone mortar and pestle,

Before starting to make any of these home remedies wash the flowers and leaves and make sure there's no dirt on them.

You can blend the petals and leaves to make a fine paste but in that case you'll need lots of hibiscus flowers, which is quite difficult. If you want to make a fine paste use dried hibiscus powder.

Or, simply crush the flowers and mix it with a small amount of water. Leave the mixture for a while (10-15 minutes) and then apply it on the scalp (shampoo and conditioner). Both methods work. 

Step 2: Hibiscus Hair Oil

To make hibiscus hair oil you'll need - hibiscus flower (2-3), hibiscus leaves(2-3) and coconut oil (1/2 cup).

How to make:
First, crush the hibiscus flower (petals) and leaves using the mortar and pestle. 
Take a small pot and add 1/2 of coconut oil (or as much as you want).
Now add the crushed flower petals and leaves to the oil and boil them for 4-5 minutes.
Allow the oil to cool down.

How to use:
After the oil cools down you can simply apply the hibiscus oil on your scalp. Massage the oil gently on your scalp.
Wrap your hair with a towel and keep it for 10-15 minutes (at least).
And then, rinse the oil off with lukewarm water and your regular shampoo.

Step 3: Hibiscus Hair Shampoo

To make hibiscus hair shampoo you'll need - hibiscus flowers (2-3), hibiscus leaves (2-3), olive oil (few drops) and water (to make paste).

How to make:
Crush the hibiscus flower petals and leaves using the mortar and pestle,
take a small bowl and add the crushed flowers and leaves in it.
Add water to the crushed petals and leaves to make a paste.
Now add a few drops of olive oil.

How to use:
Gently apply this paste on your hair, from root to tip.
Keep it for 15 minutes,
Wash it off with lukewarm water.

Step 4: Hibiscus Hair Conditioner

To make hibiscus conditioner you'll need - hibiscus flower(3-4) and water (to make paste).

How to make:
Crush or blend the hibiscus flower petals,
take a small bowl and add the crushed flower in it.
Add some water to the crushed flowers and mix to make a paste.
*Don't add too much water, just a small amount to make a fine paste.

How to use:
Apply this paste on the scalp and leave it for 10-15 minutes.
Rinse off with lukewarm water.
After 24 hours use your regular shampoo and feel the difference.

Hibiscus home remedies are quite easy to make and they're really effective. If you're not allergic to hibiscus then use the hibiscus oil, shampoo and conditioner once a week to feel the difference, it repair damaged hair and brings extra shine to it. 

Enjoy!

Step 5: Benefits

Some benefits of using hibiscus home remedies for hair are-

* Repairs damaged hair,
* Enhances hair growth and thickens hair,
* Covers premature gray hair,
* Makes hair soft, smooth and shiny,
* Discourages split ends,
* Prevents hair fall,
* Enhances hair color.

Hibiscus home remedies are great for hair care (and skin care too). But make sure to test if you're allergic to hibiscus, though hibiscus is considered to have less side effects.

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    52 Discussions

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    janouj.oum
    janouj.oum

    1 day ago

    Can i use olive oil instead and still store it ??

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    hanimommy5
    hanimommy5

    Question 3 months ago

    Can I use almond or avocado oil instead of coconut?

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    EllynM
    EllynM

    Answer 3 months ago

    I certainly would. Coconut oil damages my hair.

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    elisa440
    elisa440

    10 months ago

    I read your post. it's very informative and helpful. I was looking for this particular info for a long time. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! thank you and I'll be waiting for your next post.

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    Balap6
    Balap6

    1 year ago on Step 2

    Does the hibiscus shampoo works on oil or just on washed hair..

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    Uthra Ravichandran
    Uthra Ravichandran

    4 years ago

    Nice post !
    I have a doubt.

    How to use this oil, shampoo and conditioner together. What is the procedure. Plz clarify..

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    KaleemP
    KaleemP

    4 years ago on Introduction

    i whiite hair , if i use hibiscus oil can my hair change to black coour

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    KaleemP
    KaleemP

    4 years ago on Introduction

    i have 50% white hair , how can i use hibuscus , if i use my hair colour will change to black

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    Bipingulati
    Bipingulati

    5 years ago

    Hi Author thanks for the post i just want to check that will it work in baldness i want my hair back :(

    i had long and silky hair. but after i got a haircut till the shoulder, my hair has become rough, dull, unruly, and unmanageable. i have tried out numerous shampoos but none of them are effective. presently i am using an anti dandruff shampoo. the dandruff has vanished from my hair, but hairfall is still continuing. please give a suggestion.

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    blogeasy
    blogeasy

    5 years ago

    Oh lovely dear!! I never new that this hibiscus can do such wonders! Will definitely use it....have many hibiscus plants at my home...

    Oh my.. I never thought that a hibiscus can do soo much.. I am really facing a great problem with my mom's hair.. it is going very thin and.. a lot of hair falll.. do it will work in case for a women of 55 years? She use to have a wonderful hair once.. but now.. may b for health.. or may b for carelessness she is loosing it.. and she really can not affort it... do it will work for my mom? plz give a suggession

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    Muhaiminah Faiz
    Muhaiminah Faiz

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, that's very troubling! anyways, it should work for any age. Hibiscus surely reduces hair fall and enhances hair growth. Follow the instructions of this instructables carefully for better result. Best of luck :)

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    nupurshubh
    nupurshubh

    5 years ago

    M suffering from baldness due to alopecia
    Does it work for that also?

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    anlim11
    anlim11

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Hi, stumbled onto your webpage while researching on the hibiscus for my school's exam paper. Looks interesting! I have a hibiscus tree in my garden and never used the flowers for anything. Shall try your recommendations. TQ!

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    Muhaiminah Faiz
    Muhaiminah Faiz

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, that sounds great! You should definitely give it a try, hibiscus is really good for a number of hair problems. :)

    my hair s curry and strong but for past few days i have hair loss and hair demage...how can i use hibiscus ?

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    Muhaiminah Faiz
    Muhaiminah Faiz

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Hibiscus is great for hair fall reduction, follow the instructions you'll find out how to use hibiscus.

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    sirinikhi
    sirinikhi

    5 years ago on Introduction

    among children if you should have noticed there is a skin disease in the scalp, in telugu they call it penu kurupu, or lice bite apply this oil and the dandruff and all sort of scalp infections vanish, and while taking head bath and when using aritha for hair wash, make a paste of the hibiscus leaves and mix it in the aritha decoction and wash hair the aritha decoction does not slip from the hair and fall into the eyes, causing the burning sensation