Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, known colloquially as Chinese Hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian Hibiscus and Shoeblackplant, is a species of tropical Hibiscus, a flowering plant in the Hibisceae tribe of the family Malvaceae, native to East Asia. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is a bushy, evergreen shrub or small tree growing 2.5–5 meters tall and 1.5–3 meters wide, with glossy leaves and solitary, brilliant red flowers in summer and autumn.
The 5-petaled flowers are 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter, with prominent orange-tipped red anthers. It encourages hair growth by stimulating circulation, discourages split ends, it prevents pre-mature greying of the hair strands and thickens hair. It is used as a mild cleanser that helps with toxin elimination .It is a great hair color for natural hair especially in combination with henna.