Whether it’s your hair or skin, going natural is very often a healthier alternative, gives a nice break from
artificial enhancers and proves to be extremely beneficial in the long run. While major issues should be
resolved with the help of a medical practitioner, you can definitely get your basics in place with small
changes to your beauty routines and treatments with the aid of natural herbal powders and other such
products. And when health and beauty can go hand in hand, it’s even better. How about starting with an
ingredient that Ayurveda says is an “elixir of life”!
Here we take a look at a plant that is considered sacred by many and is definitely also a great addition to
your natural hair and skin care regimen. Tulsi, also known as Ocimum Sanctum or Holy Basil, belongs to
that category of herbs that are considered to be a part of the holy grail of health and healing. A commonly
found plant in many an Indian household, Tulsi is now also gaining popularity the world over for it’s
umpteen benefits. Tulsi leaves, oil and especially natural Tulsi powder is one of the easiest ways to
incorporate the benefits of this herb to your hair care practice.
This centuries old beauty and health solution is also said to contain antioxidants and a myriad of anti-
bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and vitamin rich properties.
Hair Health Benefits of Tulsi
Treats Dandruff: Tulsi powder can help with dryness in the scalp as well as cleansing the roots and scalp,
making it an effective addition to dandruff treatment. Additionally a scalp massage will help with blood
Curbs Hairfall: This wonder herb can help you curb hair loss, naturally. Add it to an oil massage and it
can also aid in helping with improving hair growth, due to the presence of magnesium and eugenol which
boost the circulation of blood.
Improves Shine: Tulsi is said to greatly help in maintaining healthy hair and making your strands shiny
and lustrous. Since it is cleansing, it will also help in alleviating problems arising during to pollution like
dryness and dullness.
Refreshes Scalp: Cooling and soothing, Tulsi can be a great refresher for your scalp. It also relieves
itching and is useful in helping with inflammation.
You can add natural Tulsi powder to a variety of other ingredients, depending on your needs, and also use
it to create a hair oil that is best suited for your needs. A pack with natural oils like coconut and almond
oil for a scalp and hair massage, is a good option to begin with. Tulsi powder can also be used in natural
hair color treatments to provide some cooling and anti-inflammatory benefits. A mix of Tulsi and Amla
powders is also very beneficial for hair health.
Whether it’s fresh leaves in your morning antioxidant rich cup of tea, or Tulsi powder in your hair and
skin packs, the strength and immunity boosting properties of the “queen of herbs” are not to be missed!