DIY Hibiscus Tea Rinse For Thinning Hair

By Aniela / March 27, 2018

The hibiscus flower is one of the most underrated flowers out there, but it's got some seriously powerful stuff, especially when it comes to hair! You've no doubt heard of hibiscus tea, and maybe even had some before, but have you actually ever thought out using hibiscus tea for your hair? Let us tell you it's got some AMAZING benefits and will treat thinning hair giving it volume all while treating split ends, strengthening, and encouraging hair growth! This DIY hibiscus tea rinse is super easy to make and you'll fall in love with the smell immediately!

DIY Hibiscus Tea Rinse

hibiscus tea rinse


  • Helps grow healthy hair
  • Stops excessive hair shedding
  • Provides hair with a boost of luster and bounce
  • Soothes irritated scalp
  • Adds natural shine
  • Strengthens hair
  • Helps reduce dandruff due to its moisturizing properties
  • Helps conditions hair
  • Adds deep red/purple undertones to the hair * If you have light hair/blonde hair, please be wary of this!


  • 1/4 cup dried hibiscus petals
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1 tsp glycerin, aloe vera, or honey
  • 1 tsp coconut oil, olive oil, or any other carrier oil
  • 5 drops essential oil of your choice such as lavender, grapefruit, lime, etc…


  1. Boil hibiscus petals in water for about 5 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. Once cooled, add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
  3. Strain the petals, and pour the mixture into a clean spray bottle.

How to Use the DIY Hibiscus Tea Rinse:

  1. Spray directly onto dry hair focusing on roots and ends. Work through hair with fingertips, massaging the scalp gently for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Cover hair with a shower cap and leave on for 1-2 hours.
  3. Shampoo and condition hair as usual.
  4. Use as often as you would like, generally 2-3 times a week.
  5. Store the bottle in the fridge. It will last for a week or two, then discard and make a new batch.

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4 years ago

If I don’t have hibiscus leaves can I use the tea bags instead?