Sridevi’s hair-care routine for Janhvi and Khushi was pretty well-established. And it included a DIY oil that worked like magic. The mix had amla and crushed dried-up flowers. She’d massage this oil into their scalps every 3 days.
But I’m here to talk to you about an underrated ingredient in this DIY. An ingredient that you probably shouldn’t sleep on anymore. Hibiscus.
Hibiscus is a boon for the hair and Janhvi’s lush, tousled waves are proof. Let’s take a look into the benefits of hibiscus for hair.
It Can Encourage Hair Growth
This flower has the capacity to encourage hair growth. This is because it contains flavonoids that enhance circulation in the head and nourish your follicles. It even contains amino acids that stimulate the production of keratin. This makes your hair look stronger and shinier.
It Can Prevent Sun Damage
Hibiscus can even act as a shield against U.V induced damage — which, typically, manifests as greying and thinning. Studies suggest that it works like a sunscreen against U.V.B rays in particular.
It Can Fight Dandruff
Since it contains anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties, it can tackle dandruff by curbing the growth of dandruff-causing yeasts on the scalp.
It Can Reduce Greasiness
Hibiscus is an astringent as well. This means that it can control the natural oils and moisture in the scalp by balancing the activity of your oil-secreting glands. No more grease and oiliness. Your hair will start looking thick and voluminous in the process.
It Can Treat Scalp Infections
Apart from dandruff, it can even treat conditions like folliculitis, ringworm, and more. This is, again, thanks to the flower’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-microbial properties — that come from the presence of flavonoids in it.
It Can Hydrate
It conditions and hydrates the hair from the inside out. This reverses damage from all those chemicals and heat-styling tools naturally and makes your mane look shiny.
That’s it. I know I’m using hibiscus in my next hair-care DIY.
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