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6 Ways You Can Use Gudahal (Hibiscus) To Make Hair Thicker

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Does your hair feel thinner than normal? Do you often wake up to hair strands coating your bedsheets and pillow? Are you too scared to touch your hair, fearing it will break more? We have only one suggestion for you and that is, homemade hibiscus masks for hair growth.

Remember the time when your mother incessantly harped about the limitless benefits of hibiscus in hair care and how effective it is for hair growth? Well, turns out, she was more right than you would care to admit!

Hibiscus has a rich amount of vitamin C that cleanses the scalp of the excess sebum, unclogging pores and forming a protective barrier on the hair against free radicals.

homemade hibiscus mask for hair growth

Antioxidants and antibacterial properties of hibiscus keep pesky dandruff at bay, stimulating blood flow, which in turn promotes the regeneration of hair follicles.

Furthermore, hibiscus is a powerhouse of vital vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, all of which work to keep your hair thick, smooth and bouncy.

Now, let's get down to the ways how you could use hibiscus, also known as gudahal, for thicker hair.

Here are 6 handy tips on how to use hibiscus to increase hair growth, take a look!

Hibiscus Oil
This hibiscus (gudahal) oil recipe for thicker hair is infused with the goodness of coconut oil that will show results within just seven days of application.

homemade hibiscus mask for hair growth

How It Works
Take 7 hibiscus flowers and a bunch of its leaves. Grind it into a smooth paste.
Boil coconut oil in a pan, add in the paste, allow it to simmer for 10 minutes.
Allow the oil to cool at room temperature.
Apply it through your scalp and hair. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
Rinse with a clarifying shampoo.

Hibiscus Shampoo
One of the most tested home remedies to reduce hair fall is by using hibiscus. Hibiscus has a natural lathering quality, which cleanses the scalp without being harsh.

homemade hibiscus mask for hair growth

How It Works
Crush five hibiscus flowers to a smooth paste. Add it to a tablespoon of besan. Using yogurt, make a smooth paste out of it.
Use the paste to wash your hair.
Rinse thoroughly with water. If you feel that your hair is still oily, repeat the process.

Hibiscus + Methi Anti-dandruff Mask
This mask will slough off the dead skin cells, control oil production, which in turn will keep flaky dandruff at bay.

homemade hibiscus mask for hair growth

How It Works
Soak a tablespoon of methi (fenugreek) seeds overnight. In the morning, grind it into a coarse paste.
Crush 10 hibiscus flowers into a smooth paste and add it into the methi paste.
Apply the mask to wet hair. Let it sit for 45 minutes.
Rinse it with a clarifying shampoo and pat dry.
This homemade hibiscus mask will show results in the first application itself!

Damage-controlling Hibiscus Tonic
It is not just the flower, but hibiscus leaves and stem too that can be used in hair care. For hair that has become a victim of heating tools, toxic chemicals and environment, here is a revival tonic!

homemade hibiscus mask for hair growth

How It Works
Take 10 to 12 hibiscus leaves and flowers.
Boil water, bring it to a boiling point, add in the flowers and leaves. Let it simmer for 30 minutes.
Let the solution steep for 12 hours. Strain the liquid and use it as a tonic to prevent hair fall.

Hibiscus Conditioner
Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, hibiscus works 10 times better than your most-trusted conditioner.

homemade hibiscus mask for hair growth

How It Works
Make a thick paste of hibiscus flower with water.
Apply it through your hair and scalp.
Cover your hair with a shower cap. Let it sit for an hour.
Rinse with a clarifying shampoo and pat dry.
You could also make a powder of dry hibiscus flowers and use it as a conditioner to reduce hair fall.

Hair-strengthening Hibiscus Mask
This mask will infuse life back into your dull, dead and brittle hair.

homemade hibiscus mask for hair growth

3 tablespoons of hibiscus powder
1 teaspoon of honey
1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
2 tablespoons of yogurt

How It Works
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until you get a smooth consistency.
Wet your hair and apply the mask liberally.
Let it sit for 30 minutes. And then, rinse it with a clarifying shampoo.
Repeat this homemade hibiscus mask for hair growth twice in a week for best results.

If you have any more tips on how to use hibiscus to increase hair growth, add it to the comment section below.

Read more about: hair growth, hibiscus, coconut oil
Story first published: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 15:25 [IST]
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