In Ayurveda, Hibiscus is known as one of the best secrets to beautiful and healthy hair. Hibiscus promotes hair growth, stops hair breakage, gives hair a healthy luster with bounce, and delays premature graying. Hibiscus has been a wonderful ingredient in hair treatments that combine other ayurvedic herbs such as alma, marshmallow roots and brahmi. For henna color treatments, hibiscus is used to achieve a burgundy to black cherry color on hair. It is also slightly acidic and helps to aid in a faster henna dye release. Hibiscus powder can be used as a hair tea rinse or used in your daily moisturizing spritz.
Here is a recipe I am using and loving to moisturize my hair
1.25 cups of water
1/3 cup of Aloe Vera Gel
3 tablespoons of Hibiscus Powder
Boil water and add Hibiscus . Let the mixture steep for as long as you want. Strain the liquid with cheesecloth. Then add aloe vera gel to the strained liquid. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and moisturize your hair as needed. Store the mixture in the refrigerator for a week. The pH of this mixture is exactly 4.0 which is close to the pH of hair and helping the hair to retain moisture better.
I have to say that my hair is visibly thicker and stronger. This is going to be a staple in my regimen. I also use Hibiscus, combined with other ayurvedic herbs in my deep treatments, which I will be sharing in a future post.
What about you? HAVE YOU USED ANY AYURVEDIC TREATMENTS IN YOU HAIR, IF SO HOW DO YOU USE IT AND WHAT BENEFITS DO YOU DERIVE FROM IT?
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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Coilybella Project 365 # 73:Hibiscus can improve the overall health of your hair
Natural Hair Care