Hello ladies, do you know basil leaves help for hair growth and repair? Most commonly known as “Tulsi” in India, the basil plant is a leafy herb belonging to the mint family. It is called ‘SCENT LEAF” by some folks in Africa.
It is highly medicinal not only for hair alone but for the body in general, but as usual, we shall be talking about its benefits to hair. Basil leaves prevent hair loss when you massage the oil into your scalp and hair frequently. It helps cool the scalp, reduces itchiness, and promotes hair growth by improving blood circulation in your scalp. For those complaining of brittle/ thinning /weak hair, massage it into your scalp as it effectively strengthens the hair shaft.
Do you complain of unhealthy hair? Then you can try basil leave as it helps rejuvenate and produce healthy hair by stimulating the hair follicles.
Basil leaves have antioxidant properties. They contain flavonoids, orientin, and vicenin that protect the chromosomes and cell structures from oxidation, thus preventing cell aging and death and protecting against radiation damage. It helps prevent grey hair also.
So to our DIY Queens, you can try it and tell us the outcome.
Here Are Steps To Use Basil Leaves For Hair Growth
Pick the leaves
Rinse with warm water (do not squeeze)
Blend using a hand/manual blender or the traditional mortar.
Add a cup of Sunflower /Olive or Coconut oil.
Mix them, cover, and leave in the fridge for 5days.
Strain and pour the oil into a bottle, leave the oil permanently in the fridge for freshness(i left mine outside the refrigerator, and after 11days, it went bad, so I will advise you make a little quantity at a time)
FOR PREVENTION OF GREY HAIR & SHEDDING
Soak dried basil leaves powder and amla powder in water overnight and wash your hair with it after straining it the following day.
Note- Just like in all hair treatments, you must do this either weekly or however you want but regularly before you can see improvement.
Happy hair grooming, ladies!