Hibiscus Mask. Natural Red Hair Dye & Conditioner


Most girls are worried with the aspect how to make hair vibrant without the use of chemicals or permanent hair dye. For redheads it is rather burning question as red color is very difficult to keep bright.

Chemical ingredients contained in commercial hair dye may seriously spoil hair becoming the reason to excessive hair loss and dandruff. Not worth taking risk, right? Anyway, applying store bought hair dye may let you have bright hair color which lasts till the first washing but in comparison with natural methods it is the worst choice.

In this article you may find useful tips to keep your natural red color vibrant and bright using natural components. Organic hair coloring is quite popular. Black tea, henna, cocoa – this is not the whole list of herbal ways to enhance natural hair color. Among them hibiscus flower seems some kind of little discovery.

Hibiscus Flower Benefits for Hair

The Egyptians called this drink hibiscus – tea of Pharaohs. Long time ago hibiscus tea was a privilege of Egyptian nobility. That’s not surprising – due to its anti-aging and healing properties hibiscus tea later became the national drink of Egypt!

DIY Hair Mask. Natural Coloring. Hibiscus

Hibiscus, and its second name – Sudanese rose, contains fruit acids, pectin, bioflavonoids, antioxidants, micro and macro-elements. It is widely used in skin care and believed to be the best hair growth product. It is able to nourish, revitalize the skin and hair, reduce sebum production, that’s why it is believed to be wonderful solution for oily hair. Hibiscus flowers can give hair red hue be a gentle conditioner making strands soft and smooth. Well, it doesn’t mean that hibiscus is natural deep red hair dye. But it is particularly suitable natural hair dye for brunette hair giving them a noble shade of mahogany.

How to Make Hibiscus Mask to Dye Hair?

Hibiscus mixture is very easy to make. Follow these simple steps to prepare your own hair mask.

You will need:

  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons of organic henna powder
  • 2 tablespoons of gelatin
  • hibiscus tea

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First, you should prepare hibiscus tea. Heat 2 to 3 cups of water in a kettle, bringing it to a boil. Place the hibiscus in a pot and pour the hot water over it. You should see the flowers release a red to purple color. Allow the hibiscus tea to steep for approximately 10 minutes. Brew the tea longer for a darker color. It is very important as we plan to give red hair deep and bright hue.

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Then, dissolve gelatin powder in a right way. Powder gelatin needs to be dissolved in cold water. If you use very hot water the powder particles will swell on the outside, preventing the water from getting into the grain center, and creating uneven texture. Sprinkle the powdered gelatin into a hibiscus liquid and let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes. Then, when the mixture is heated a little bit, the gelatin will dissolve evenly. Scattering or sprinkling the gelatin over the liquid’s surface prevents the gelatin from forming clumps. Remember that boiling destroys gelatin’s ability to set.

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Then, combine henna powder and cocoa together. Add this dry mixture to gelatin liquid. Mix well.

After its preparation, it is applied to clean and damp hair, distributed on each strand. After all you need to put on a shower cap, wrap head with a towel. For the best effects you may use a hairdryer to let mask compounds penetrate deeper into hair follicles. Don’t expose your hair to very hot air blow. Keep this mask on for up to 1 hour: of course, if you want to have brighter hue, you’d better keep the mask longer. Afterwards wash your hair with cool water otherwise you can destroy gelatin layer on hair shaft (don’t forget that our hair mask include gelatin to make hair glossy) and they become less smooth.

Hibiscus hair mask is a mixture of organic components which have particular effect on hair. For better understanding you find useful information for each mask component below:

Cocoa in Hair Care

Powder and oil derived from cocoa beans have a unique feature to nourish hair from within, makes them shiny and soft. Due to the use of homemade masks, based on cocoa powder, the hair begins to grow faster, become thicker, split ends are prevented.

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In addition, cocoa perfectly strengthens hair roots and stimulates the blood circulation, thereby providing hair growth.

Complete mask with cocoa will be useful even if you have the luxury, healthy hair, as a preventive measure. As for the liquid, weak staining numerous, brittle, dull and lifeless hair, there’s no healing cocoa mask can not do.

Some recipes of hair masks include cocoa powder as base component. One of the most popular variation is DIY Chocolate Mask. Delicious Cocoa Hair Treatment

Gelatin for Hair Growth

Gelatin hair masks are very popular in traditional cosmetics. It turns out gelatin masks are able to solve a variety of hair problems – dry and brittle hair, scalp itching and dandruff, thinning hair and dullness, even strengthen hair and stimulate hair growth – this is the power of gelatin. Internet resources even confirm the effect of gelatin on hair compared with such of lamination, popular service offered by most beauty saloons.

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Effectiveness of the gelatin hair mask can be noticed after one procedure. Powder makes hair more smooth, shiny and manageable.

Researchers had proved that in the gelatin there are hydrolyzed collagen molecules which are very small and are able to penetrate easily into the deepest layers, in this case, the hair. Using gelatin masks, your hair gets great building material, which restores the damaged areas of the hair, thereby gelatin hair masks can prevent split ends and other hair imperfections.

Organic Henna Powder for Hair

Henna is organic hair dye, its effect on hair is softer than that of artificial colorants, as it does not destroy the hair, envelops it, creating additional protection from the harmful factors. Depending on the proportions and natural additives henna can give your hair amazing hue. It can be auburn color or deep red. That’s why henna is popular in natural hair care of most women.

DIY Hair Mask. Natural Coloring. Henna

Henna is very useful for hair growth, it makes them more fluffy and shiny, not only nourishes the hair and scalp, normalizes the fine and sebaceous glands and effectively helps to get rid of dandruff and hair loss (alopecia). Damaged hair treatment with henna really brings results even after the first use.

Hope these easy steps will give you full detail of making beneficial hair mask with hibiscus. If you already tried it on your hair – share experience with us or any additional recommendations in case you have such. We’ll be glad to hear from you!

Discussion3 Comments

    • Rin Dandelli, Dermatologist, MSc

      Hi, Zee!
      Due to henna or gelatin this mask is like a cream. But you can make any thickness by mixing more/less liquid components

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