Photo: Goodshoot/Goodshoot/Getty Images
Hibiscus is a natural flower that has been used for hundreds of years for both medicinal and beauty purposes, including the treatment of dry, damaged hair. Hibiscus restores natural keratin moisture, which results in shiny locks that will put your hair stylist's expensive treatments to shame. Even though concocting hibiscus hair treatments requires time and patience, the overall benefits of using this magic flower on your hair are priceless.
Combine 3 oz. Hibiscus petal powder with 3 tbsp. honey and 3 tbsp. plain yogurt. Stir in 6 tbsp. aloe vera gel, and mix well. Add enough coconut milk to make a paste that you can spread easily on your hair, but not so thin that it drips all over. To be on the safe side, drape a towel over your shoulders and apply the hair mask in a room without carpet.
Liberally apply the Hibiscus mask to your hair and scalp, paying close attention to the ends of your hair, which tend to be the driest. Cover your head with a plastic shower cap, fix a cocktail -- optional -- and put your feet up.
Rinse off the mask after 30 minutes, and wash your hair as usual. You'll notice right away that your hair is silkier, softer and healthier ... and well worth the time and effort.