Hibiscus flower: a natural hair loss remedy?Hardly a day goes by without a natural hair loss remedy appearing on the internet. It’s easy to see the attraction of something that can be made at home with relatively little effort and without the hassle of a trip to the GP or a specialist hair loss clinic. Many of these remedies have been handed down through the generations too so there must be something in them, right?

Age-old hair loss remedy

One such age-old remedy is the hibiscus flower which can apparently be used in a variety of ways to help with hair loss. One recipe calls for crushed hibiscus leaves and petals with equal parts of coconut oil and castor oil. After the mixture has been allowed to stand for a night and the oils have absorbed all that hibiscus goodness it’s time to apply it to your hair and scalp by massaging it in.

Lots of benefits?

Proponents of the flower claim it can prevent premature greying, combat hair loss in men and women whilst making the roots and strands stronger and making the hair generally bouncier. Like any natural hair loss remedy there is an element of science to back up the claims. In this case hibiscus is rich in vitamin C ad amino acids whilst the flowers are mucilaginous and lathery.

In truth though, there is no real substantive evidence to suggest that hibiscus has any positive effects on hair loss at all, although on the positive side it’s not likely to do any damage and probably smells better than some other natural cures (I’m thinking onions here).

If you’re really suffering with hair loss and it’s bothering you then by all means try a natural hair loss remedy but don’t let it stop you seeking expert advice. Whilst the natural route may not actually damage your hair the delay in seeking medically approved treatment could see an irreversible loss.