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- 1.1 How to use hibiscus flower and leaves to grow hair at home?
- 1.2 Which hibiscus flower is good for hair?
- 1.3 Can I use Fenugreek seeds to make a mask and then use Amla as a tea?
- 1.4 How many times should I do this with tea through out the month and how will it increase my hair length?
- 1.5 I have fresh Hibiscus growing in my garden, how can it help in straightening my hair?
- 1.6 How to use raw hibiscus leaves and tell me whether I can use shampoo after it?
- 1.7 My hair is dry and very thin, looks lifeless?
- 1.8 Do you recommend any over the counter Ayurvedic shampoos for grey and thinning hair?
- 1.9 How to make hair oil to make my hair longer, smoother, silkier and thicker and to stop graying?
- 1.10 Dry flower also crushed or only fresh flower?
- 1.11 Can any kind/variety/hybrid of hibiscus flower and leaves be used for hair growth remedial purposes? My hibiscus flower is light purple with a red center.
- 1.12 Can I use dried hibiscus petals mixed with coconut oil for hair loss due to medication?
- 1.13 I have dandruff and lice & nits, I want to get rid of it?
- 1.14 I get flakes and itch in my scalp now and then. When I shampoo and condition it, flakes and itch go away and comes back in few days, any solution to stop permanently?
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How to use hibiscus flower and leaves to grow hair at home?
Which is best to use, the hibiscus flower or its leaves, for promoting quick hair growth naturally?
You actually have to use both the hibiscus flower and the leaf for hair growth. All you have to do is collect the leaves and petals of hibiscus. Make sure you collect a lot because you have to crush it and get the juice out of it. Traditionally people have used a mortar and pestle to crush it. However, if you want it fast, you can also use a food processor. Once you have created a paste out of crushed hibiscus flower and leaves, simply mix it to your shampoo. Apply it to your hair and lather it like you would normally do for the normal shampoo. Leave it on for about 5 minutes then rinse off. If you want, you can also mix the hibiscus paste to your conditioner.
Which hibiscus flower is good for hair?
I understand the hibiscus flower is an herbal remedy which promotes the growth of hair. There are so many different hibiscus plants which one is the correct one to use?
Any type of hibiscus flower is good for the hair. However, it becomes more effective if you will also utilize the leaves. Combine both leaves and petals and grind them and add to your regular shampoo. Make sure that you do not throw away the juice that comes out from grinding. Put everything into your shampoo solution and leave it in your hair for at least 5 minutes. If you do this on a regular basis, you will be able to see visible results in a span of a few months.
Can I use Fenugreek seeds to make a mask and then use Amla as a tea?
I have dry African hair that I would like to hydrate on a daily basis.
While you can use a mask and follow up with the tea it may not give the results you want for your hair type.
African hair usually requires heat to allow a product to fully penetrate the hair. The addition of glycerin to any oil mixture may also be beneficial. You may want to apply a hot oil treatment, cover it with a shower cap (or plastic) and sit under a hair dryer so that the oil will have a higher chance of fully penetrating the hair shaft.
For continued daily relief and hydration, a leave-in conditioner which contains aloe and fruit, or nut oils such as coconut, Shea butter, and cacao can be used. If you wear your hair naturally, lightly dampen your hair and massage the leave-in conditioner into your scalp and through the ends of your hair during your bath or shower.
Try to avoid any products that contain petroleum or mineral oils as these may contribute to African hair problems. Petroleum and mineral oils are not moisturizers themselves but can only help seal in moisture if it's there in order to help protect the hair during styling. Petroleum and mineral oils may also clog the pores of the scalp.
How many times should I do this with tea through out the month and how will it increase my hair length?
How many times should I do this with tea through out the month and how will it increase my hair length
Rosemary and Green Tea Rinse:
- Green Tea ( 4 tablespoons loose or 6 tea bags)
- Two fresh sprigs of rosemary or two tablespoons of dried rosemary
- Four cups water
Boil water and steep the rosemary and green tea covered for 5 to 10 minutes. The longer you steep the tea the stronger amount of oil will be extracted from the rosemary. If you use fresh sprigs then just take a slotted spoon and remove the sprigs, dried rosemary you will need to strain the tea before using. Use this tea after you shampoo your hair. Apply to the wet hair and allow it to penetrate the hair shaft for 5 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water or leave it in depending on how the texture of your hair is. Rosemary contains compounds that stimulate circulation in the scalp, promoting hair growth. The herb also has a calming effect on a dry itchy scalp as well. The smell is pleasant but if you feel it is too strong you can rinse your hair is warmer water, although you will lose some of the benefits of the rosemary. You can add a little bit of coconut oil to the tea if you have frizzy or dry hair. The green tea contains Vitamin E which will help soften your hair. The presence of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea is highly effective for hair loss which also promotes better hair length and volume. The antioxidants in the green tea will breathe new life into your hair each time you use the hair rinse.
I have fresh Hibiscus growing in my garden, how can it help in straightening my hair?
I have dry scalp and a very wavy hair which is difficult to manage. Let me know the way that unmanageable curly hair can be managed. Also, I have a problem of premature whitening.
Coconut oil combined with sage is beneficial to dry scalp issues as well as premature greying. Combine 2 drops of sage oil with 2 to 3 tablespoons coconut oil and massage it into your scalp and hair at night, rinse in the morning. Depending on how thick your hair is, you may need to double or triple the amount you make.
How to use raw hibiscus leaves and tell me whether I can use shampoo after it?
I have short and thin hair..I need long and dense hair
Hibiscus can be added to your shampoo or used combined with your favorite hair oil as a conditioner. You could use the oil as a hair and scalp treatment on dry hair before you shampoo but also it is just fine to use it after you shampoo. It is your personal preference as both methods give the same result.
My hair is dry and very thin, looks lifeless?
I have been trimming my hair every 30 days to facilitate growth but the growth is very slow. For the past 2 years, I'm trying, but it is just shoulder length. Moreover, the scalp can be seen if I apply little oil because of the scanty hair. I have tried using brin-raj Ayurvedic oil but no use. It appears like under nourished hair.
Trimming hair is a myth for promoting hair growth. While you are taking off damaged ends of hair strands, it does not promote the hair strand to grow faster. Focus on your scalp which is where new hair growth begins. Because applying oil to your hair reduces volume in your situation, you should instead steep the hibiscus flower and leaves in green tea and use that as a hair rinse after shampooing your hair. Once a week use two egg whites as a scalp and hair mask for 30 minutes before you shampoo your hair. Follow by rinsing your hair with lukewarm water and applying the daily hibiscus green tea hair rinse. You will have nourished hair in no time!
Do you recommend any over the counter Ayurvedic shampoos for grey and thinning hair?
I am a 59 years old male with Pitta Dosha
NaturOli Soap Nuts Natural Shampoo is a highly recommended Ayurvedic shampoo, however, it is becoming very common to see major hair care companies adding coconut or argan oil to hair products. Whatever shampoo you purchase, try to look for the least amount of chemicals listed in the ingredients and avoid shampoos with Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) which is damaging to hair. To control the Pitta which causes excess oil in your hair, you need to avoid spicy, oily or sugary foods as well as tea and coffee. Increase your intake of green leafy vegetables like kale.
See more questions like this: How to prep olive oil for hair
How to make hair oil to make my hair longer, smoother, silkier and thicker and to stop graying?
Constant use of chemicals has made my hair very dry and rough and it does not grow beyond shoulder length. My son is 16 and I already could spot a few grays in his hair. Please help
Begin using coconut oil on your hair each day. Rub a small amount in the palms of your hands and run your hands through your hair beginning at the ends, working your way up to the scalp. Use an all natural shampoo like the No Poo method of apple cider vinegar to clean your hair.
Dry flower also crushed or only fresh flower?
I want dry hibiscus flower used to made oil
When making hibiscus flower oil at home it is best to use the fresh blossoms and macerate them well to release their healing essential oils. Although dried hibiscus flowers will help condition your hair and encourage hair growth as well, it is the oils and fresh constituents in the fresh blossom that pack a powerhouse of nutrients. However, some people use the dried hibiscus blossoms or hibiscus powder because they find it less expensive than buying the fresh blossoms.
Can any kind/variety/hybrid of hibiscus flower and leaves be used for hair growth remedial purposes? My hibiscus flower is light purple with a red center.
My hair is not only thinner now but is showing signs of (early) alopecia, these problems are concentrated on the frontal crown (above the forehead area. I have now health problems and have had a full blood test -ALL GOOD- flying colors!. I am 64 years old have had a FULL, head of hair, thick, black and glossy hair. Not so now! Help. Many thanks
Any kind of hibiscus flower and leaves will work. Crush the flower and leaves in Aloe Vera gel and apply to your areas of thinning hair due to alopecia. You also should increase your intake of Vitamin C rich foods as well as vegetables like potatoes and cucumbers. These foods are beneficial to treating disorders that cause alopecia.
Can I use dried hibiscus petals mixed with coconut oil for hair loss due to medication?
I have to take medication daily that is causing my hair to fall out and has become very thin. I found a website where I can order dried hibiscus petals, but need to know if I can use JUST the petals, or do I need to use the leaves as well. Will the dried petals work, or do I need fresh? Also going to order fenugreek powder. If you have any info on that, I would so greatly appreciate any help. I'm desperate!! Thanks in advance.
You need the leaves as well as the petals.
I have dandruff and lice & nits, I want to get rid of it?
I have dandruff and lice & nits, I want to get rid of it
Mix 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup of salt in a spray bottle. Saturate the hair and scalp and wait for it to completely dry in the hair. Then apply olive or coconut oil to the hair and cover with a shower cap over night. Lice can survive without air for several hours but the salt and vinegar will break down their skeletal system and then the oil will eventually suffocate the lice. In the morning you will need to comb the hair with a fine tooth comb to remove the dead lice and nits. Repeat this treatment if needed.
I get flakes and itch in my scalp now and then. When I shampoo and condition it, flakes and itch go away and comes back in few days, any solution to stop permanently?
I get flakes and itch in my scalp now and then. When I shampoo and condition it, flakes and itch goes away and comes back in few days, any solution to stop permanently?. I have tried: Changing shampoos, applying packs of natural herbals. I think it was caused by: Body heat.
Apple Cider Vinegar will restore the PH balance on your scalp. Use the vinegar as a hair rinse instead of conditioner for 2 days a week and you will see improvement.
If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.
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