Hello ladies, do you know basil leaves helps 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 also as it’s effective in strengthening the hair shaft.


Do you complain of unhealthy hair? Then you can try basil leave as it helps in rejuvenating and producing healthy hair by stimulating the hair follicles.


Basil leaves have antioxidant properties, they contain the flavonoids, orientin and vicenin that protect the chromosomes and cell structures from oxidation, thus preventing cell ageing and death and providing protection against radiation damage. It helps prevent grey hair also.


So to our DIY Queens, you can try it and tell us the outcome.



▪Pick the leaves

▪Rinse with warm water (do not squeeze)

▪Dry them

▪Blend using a hand/manual blender or the traditional mortar

▪Add a cup of Sunflower /Olive or Coconut oil

▪Mix them together

▪Cover and place it in the fridge for 5days

▪Strain and pour the oil into a bottle

•keep the oil permanently in the fridge for freshness (i left mine outside the fridge, and after 11days it went bad so I will advice you make a little quantity at a time)



Soak dried basil leaves powder and amla powder in water overnight and wash your hair with it after straining it the next morning.


Note– Just like in all hair treatments, you must do this either weekly or however you want but on a regular basis before you can see improvement.

Happy hair grooming ladies!


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