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One of the natural ingredients contains antioxidants which can help fight free radicals and prevent gray hair.

  18 Maret 2024 03:00 - The appearance of gray hair on the scalp can reduce a person's self-confidence. Gray hair doesn't only appear in old age, but now many young people are growing gray. The factor that influences the appearance of gray hair is heredity. The reason is, genetic factors influence follicle stem cells and melanocytes.

If you have gray hair at a young age, then your parents also experienced this when you were young. Apart from genetics, gray hair can occur due to vitamin B12 deficiency, stress, smoking, and consumption of certain medications. Because it gives an unattractive appearance, it is not surprising that a number of people are looking for ways to deal with gray hair .

If gray hair is usually treated by covering it with polish, there is actually another method you can use, namely by applying a mask made from natural ingredients. As did the owner of the YouTube channel Beautycook. In his uploaded video, he uses hibiscus and shallots combined with henna powder, shikakai and amla to treat gray hair.

The natural ingredients above are believed to be effective in preventing the appearance of gray hair because they contain various ingredients. Hibiscus contains antioxidants such as flavonoids and polyphenols which can help fight cell damage caused by free radicals, so it can prevent hair aging, such as graying. Meanwhile, the presence of vitamin C in this flower can improve hair health.

Red onions contain sulfur which is believed to stimulate new hair growth. The anti-inflammatory content in shallots can help reduce inflammation on the scalp. Like hibiscus, shallots also contain antioxidants which can help fight free radicals and prevent gray hair.

The three additional ingredients such as henna powder, shikakai, and amla have properties for maintaining healthy hair. Henna is known to have strengthening properties that can make hair look stronger and shinier. Additionally, henna is traditionally used to impart a red color to hair, but it is also available in a variety of other colors. However, the effect may be more visible on dark hair.

Shikakai is a natural cleansing agent that helps clean dirt and oil from the scalp, without stripping the natural oils necessary for healthy hair. Shikakai's antimicrobial properties can help reduce dandruff, scalp irritation, and soften hair.

Meanwhile, amla powder contains antioxidants which are believed to be able to fight free radical damage that causes premature aging, including gray hair. So how do you make and use it? Below are the steps you can follow, as summarized by from the YouTube channel @beautycook, Monday (18/3).


How to deal with gray hair using hibiscus from various sources

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- 5 hibiscus flowers
- Red onion skin
- 1 glass of water
- 1 small cup of henna powder
- 1 small cup of shikakai powder
- 1 cup amla powder

How to make:

How to deal with gray hair using hibiscus from various sources

photo: YouTube/@beautycook

1. Prepare a bowl
2. Put the hibiscus flowers and shallot skins into the bowl
3. Pour water and soak for a while, then remove from heat
4. Transfer the hibiscus flowers and shallot skins to a saucepan
5. Pour enough clean water
6. Boil for approximately 15 minutes
7. Remove and cool the concoction
8. In a different container, pour the henna, shikakai and amla powder
9. Pour in the boiled water
10. Stir all the ingredients until evenly mixed
11. Natural hair mask is ready to be applied.

How to use:

How to deal with gray hair using hibiscus from various sources

photo: YouTube/@beautycook

1. Part your hair into several sections
2. Apply the hair mask evenly
3. Wait up to 30 minutes
4. Rinse your hair using normal water
5. By using a hair mask evenly, you can treat gray hair on your scalp.

Hibiscus is believed to be able to treat dandruff

Not only is it relied on to prevent gray hair, hibiscus, also known as hibiscus, has benefits that can treat dandruff. This is because hibiscus contains flavonoids which help protect the scalp from damage caused by free radicals and maintain its health.

Reporting from, hibiscus extract has antimicrobial properties which can help reduce the growth of fungi and bacteria that can cause dandruff. On the other hand, the presence of fatty acids can help clean dirt and excess oil from the scalp. So it can maintain the balance of natural oils and prevent dandruff.