Due to pollution, poor diet, unhealthy lifestyle or abuse of hair care products, your hair may become dull and dry. Even though dyeing it might make it look better for a few days, the process of coloring your hair doesn’t make it any healthier. In fact, this destroys your hair even more.
If you have dry hair, which looks frizzy, you are probably wondering how you can improve its appearance without damaging it. It is well-known that prevention is the best cure, but you can also rely on some incredible natural remedies.
One of these remedies you can try at home is hibiscus hair mask. Besides the appealing color, hibiscus has numerous health benefits. When it comes to hair repairing, the following nutrients recommend hibiscus as an excellent treatment for dry hair:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Amino acids
These nutrients promote a healthy and shiny hair, nourishing both the scalp and hair. In fact, maybe you have already noticed that almost each hair care product or shampoo is enriched with amino acids, vitamin A, and citrus extracts, due to their high content of vitamin C.
Moreover, hibiscus also combats hair loss and stimulates its growth. Not to mention that using it for your hair does not expose you to some toxins or dangerous substances.
Hibiscus Flowers and Yogurt Hair Mask
- 8-10 fresh hibiscus flowers
- 3 or 4 tablespoons of yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 4-5 drops of rosemary essential oil (optional)
Wash the hibiscus flowers and then remove their stalks and sepals. Put them in a grinder, add the yogurt and mix. Once you obtain a smooth paste, transfer it to a bowl, add the honey and mix well. You can also add some rosemary essential oil as this ingredient also promotes hair growth. And voila! You have a natural, hydrating hair mask for your dry hair.
Hibiscus Leaves and Fenugreek Seeds Hair Mask
- 10-14 fresh hibiscus leaves (depending on your hair length)
- 1-2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds
- 5 fresh hibiscus flowers (optional)
First and foremost, you have to soak the fenugreek seeds for about 8-10 hours, so you better put them in a cup of water and leave them there overnight.
Wash the hibiscus leaves thoroughly and then remove their stalks. Then, put them in a blender or grinder. In order to obtain a smooth paste, you can also add a little water. After this, grind them, and then transfer the paste to a bowl. Do the same with the fenugreek seeds and them mix these solutions. If you want, you can also grind some hibiscus flowers together with the leaves, to boost the proprieties of the hair mask.
How to apply the hair masks
After you have rinsed your hair, let it air-dry. However, you should not allow it to dry completely. When the hair is still slightly damp, apply one of the masks with your fingers or by using a hair brush. It is important to cover all the hair, starting with the roots. Then, put a shower cap on for about 30 minutes. Then, rinse and shampoo your hair normally, but don’t apply any conditioner.