I’ve blogged about a hair spritz I use regularly here, but of late I’ve also been using another recipe, at least for the past 3-4 weeks. It has become a tried-and-tested favourite!
|Ancient woman of India used Hibiscus extracts as hair treatments. Both the leaves and flowers of the tree are included in Ayurvedic therapy, and used in cosmetic formulations. The flowers and leaves contain many properties that benefit hair and scalp, and help in the treatment of dandruff and hair loss.|
Hibiscus has a soothing and cooling action on the scalp. It is beneficial to those who suffer from the scalp condition seborrhea because of its astringent properties which help to reduce oil-gland secretions and excessive oiliness in the hair and scalp. Hibiscus also helps to reduce scaling, itching, and redness, and reduces clogged pores, thereby improving overall hair health.
Calendula flowers & Hibiscus leaves can be steeped in boiling water overnight, strained and then used directly on your scalp as a final rinse and left in your hair.
- Fill a large pot with water
- Cover the pot & bring the water to a boil on high heat, then turn the heat down to low and simmer for 1 hour to get rid of impurities. (Check regularly to make sure the water is not boiling away.
- Remove the water from the heat, add Calendula, hibiscus leaves & essential oils. Stir to blend.
- Replace lid and let the mixture steep to cool.
- Pour liquid into a glass jar and store in a cool place for up to 1 week before using.
- Strain leaves before putting into spay bottle to avoid clogging.
Thomas – Banks, Laquita. “Flowers for your hair and scalp.” Cocoandcreme.com. November 10. 2011. Web. 20 February. 2012.