Neem Leaves for Hair: 10 Benefits and 10 Ways to Use it?

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Neem is known as the Indian lilac (or dogonyaro) is one of the most vital parts of Ayurveda and is an essential ingredient in many Ayurvedic medicines. The botanical name of the neem is ‘Azadirachta Indica’, and is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is grown typically in tropical and semi-tropical regions of India.

The medicinal properties of neem have been in the Indian subcontinent for over 4,000 years. The Hindu Vedas called neem as ‘Sarva Roga Nirvani’ which translates ‘one that prevents all ailments’. The leaves, seeds and the fruits are often used to make neem oil whereas the barks of the tree could be converted into fertilizers and materials to control the pests.

Neem can do wonders when it comes to one’s health. In today’s article, we are going to discuss the importance of neem leaves for one’s hair.

Benefits of Neem Leaves for Hair

Using neem leaves for one’s hair can give the great results. Usually, a paste or oil is made from the neem leaves, which is used for the various hair treatment. Here are the 10 benefits of neem leaves:

1) Promotes Hair Growth

Neem has a really high level of antioxidants than those found in blueberry or spinach. This helps in protecting the scalp from the ongoing damage which is usually caused by the free radicals. Apart from this, neem also has a regenerative property that carries out and supports healthy cell division.

It also helps in stimulating the hair follicle growth and function. Neem does promote a thicker, stronger and more luxurious hair growth. Apart from using neem oil, one can also use the paste of neem by grinding some fresh neem leaves in water and applying directly to one’s hair, the roots, and the scalp.

2) Conditions Dry and Under-Nourished Hair

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Neem contains a vital ingredient, fatty acids like linoleic, oleic, and stearic acid.  These acids help to nourish and condition the scalp and keep the hair smooth. The moisturizing effects restore the dryness, under-nourished and rough hair to smooth and silky texture.

One needs to massage the scalp thoroughly for better effect. Keep the oil for 20 minutes and then wash as usual for a silky smooth and shiny hair.  One can also use the neem paste, add few drops of olive or almond oil, and apply directly to the scalp.

3) Helps with Dandruff & Itching

Neem oil is very effective against the common human fungi such as candida. A candida is one of the major reasons for dandruff, which causes the underlying inflammation that makes the scalp red and irritated. Without a doubt, neem oil takes care of everything.

Along with the anti-fungal property, neem oil also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects which help to reduce the redness and scalp irritation.

4) Relieves Eczema Symptoms

Eczema or in common tongue known as the ‘dermatitis’ is an inflammatory condition characterized by dry, itchy, red flaking and crushing skin. Neem has an inflammatory substance known as ‘nimbidin’ present in it which acts like a non-steroidal drug, which helps to reduce the redness and itchiness.

Also, neem is a rich source of fatty acids and glycerides that easily penetrates the outer layer of the skin thus restoring the protective barrier and preventing the moisture loss.

5) Keeps the Scalp Healthy

Neem is also the scalp savior as it has immense healing properties within itself. Neem is an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic,  anti-fungal, and anti-viral which keeps the scalp in a very good condition. Neem is also a cooling agent which is very soothing and astringent in nature.

One should use the neem on their head on a regular basis in order to keep the scalp clean and healthy. It regulates the secretion of sebum, which is scalp’s natural oil and helps to normalize the oily or dry scalp conditions. This is one of the reasons one will find the neem oil in most of the skin and hair products.

6) Get Rid of Head Lice

Neem oil is one of the best homemade remedies to treat head lice and nits. Neem contains an insecticidal ingredient called ‘azadirachtin’. Azadirachtin prevents the growth and reproduction of lice and also is dangerous for their lives which kills them eventually.

Also, there is a unique ingredient in neems which has a mesmerizing quality that inhibits the swallowing system of lice, which reduces the appetite leading to starvation. In addition, the neem has a very strong smell that is hated by the lice, thus keeping them away from crawling into one’s head. The best way to get rid of lice is to apply the neem oil thoroughly on the scalp on a regular basis.

7) Prevent Baldness

Baldness

For most of us, the baldness is a cosmetic issue, but very few people know the fact that it can be also a result of some long-term treatment with heavy medication. In this cases of baldness, neem is the best option for curing it.

Not only neem makes the hair stronger, but also it helps in restoring the lost hair. Regular use of neem water promotes the hair growth and triggers the normal functioning of the scalp to ensure the regrowth of the hair. One needs to take precaution or consult doctor before starting the neem treatment.

8) Improves Hair Texture

In order to improve the texture of hair, one needs to use the neem oil on a regular basis. The neem oil is very good for hair and helps in the improvement of scalp and hair quality. There are no side-effects and there is always a win-win situation no matter what the hair problem is.

Neem oil helps to untangle rough hair making it smooth, so one can thereby shape the hair into a desirable style. One needs to massage neem oil on the scalp regularly for better results.

9) Removes Split Ends

One of the most common problems among the females all around the globe is split ends. Females spent a lot of money to cure their hair problems. But, the cheapest and the most effective method without any side-effects is the use of neem oil. When one sees their hair with split ends, it is time to start the neem oil ritual.

Split ends can seriously damage one’s hair by stunting the hair growth more fizzy and unimaginable. Neem seed oil benefits a lot in this case as it moisturizes the hair from root to tip and also helps in the gentle repair of hair cuticles. A basic trimming and regular application can help to repair the dreadful split ends.

10) Treats Frizzy Hair

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Living with frizzy hair is one of the most frustrating things on the planet, especially if one has a curly hair. One takes hours to make their hair perfect, but as soon as they walk out of the house they see a reflection of birds nest on their head in a car window.

There is a solution to this problem, neem oil. Neem oil is a required to cure a dull, lifeless and frizzy hair. It provides the deep nourishing to the frizzy hair, which retains the shine and strength of the locks. It is advisable to add few drops of neem oil to one’s shampoo before every wash, so one can get a hydrated, smooth and happy hair.

How to Use Neem Leaves for Hair:

After discussing the benefits of neem leaves, here are the 10 different ways to use the neem leaves for numerous hair problems:

1) Simple Neem Paste

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Best for: Used for most of the hair problems including the Dry Scalp, Redness, Itching, etc.

Required Ingredient: Neem Leaves and Water

Ratio: 4 : 1

How to Use:

  • First, boil the water to a required temperature.
  • Add the sufficient amount of neem leaves into the boiling water.
  • Keep the leaves in the boiling water for about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove the leaves from the boiling water and let it cool for about 3 minutes.
  • Grind the cooled leaves in the grinder until one gets a thick paste.
  • Apply the paste to one’s scalp and hair and allow it to soak for about 20 minutes.
  • Then wash your hair with shampoo.

To Repeat: Use this once a week.

2) Neem Leaf and Egg

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Best For: Used in case there are boils on the Scalp.

Required Ingredient: Egg Yolk, Honey, Castor Oil, Beer, Curd and Moong Dal

Ratio: 1 : 1 : 1 : 1 : 1/10 : 1/10

How to Use it:

  • First, boil the required water to a boiling temperature.
  • Add the sufficient amount of neem leaves into the boiling water.
  • Keep the leaves in the boiling water for about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove the leaves from the boiling water and let it cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the neem leaves along with other ingredients into a grinder and make a thick paste.
  • Apply it to hair from root to tip.
  • Keep the paste on for about 30 to 40 minutes before washing it with the shampoo.

To Repeat: Use this thrice a week for an amazing result.

3) Neem Leaves, Moong Dal and Fenugreek Seeds

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Best For: Used to remove Dandruff, Hair Lice and turns the Dull and Dry Hair into soft and smooth.

Required Ingredients:  Neem Leaves, Moong Dal, Fenugreek Seeds, and Hibiscus Leaves

Ratio: 1 : 2 : 2 : 1

How to Use it:

  • Soak the moong dal and fenugreek seeds separately in water for a whole night.
  • The next morning, make a fine paste of the two.
  • Squeeze the juice out of the neem leaves and add it to the paste.
  • Prepare a thick hibiscus paste in the grinder by adding water.
  • Mix all the mixture together.
  • Apply the mixture on the scalp and hair.
  • Allow it to dry and keep it on for about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Wash the hair with clear water.

To Repeat: Use this twice a week.

4) Neem Leaves, Tea, Coffee, and Henna Powder

Best For: Used to repair the Frizzy Hair

Required Ingredients: Neem Leaves, Henna Powder, Curd, Tea, Coffee and Lemon Juice

Ratio: 2 : 2 : 1/10 : 1 : 1 : 1/10

How to Use it:

  • Make the neem powder out of neem leaves.
  • Make a thick paste using neem, henna powder, tea, coffee, and curd.
  • Add lemon juice to the paste and mix it well.
  • Apply the paste to the hair and scalp thoroughly.
  • Leave it for about 30 to 40 minutes before washing it with shampoo and cold water.

To Repeat: Use this neem hair pack for at least twice a week for the best results.

5) Neem Leaves and Gooseberry

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Best For: Used to cure the Baldness.

Required Ingredients: Neem Leaves, Aloe Vera, Amla, Shikakai, and Gooseberry

Ratio:  1 : 1 : 1 : 1

How to Use it:

  • Make a fine paste using neem leaves, Amla, Aloe Vera, shikakai, and gooseberry.
  • One can add camphor powder and curd, but it is optional.
  • Apply the paste on the scalp thoroughly.
  • Leave it there for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Rinse the hair with warm water and make sure all the paste is removed from the hair.

To Repeat: Use this neem hair pack for at least three times a week for the best results.

6) Neem and Tulsi Leaves

Best For: Use to deal with Itchy Scalps and promotes Healthy Hair.

Required Ingredients: Neem Leaves and Tulsi Leaves

Ratio: 1 : 1

How to Use it:

  • First, boil the water to a required temperature.
  • Add the sufficient amount of neem and tulsi leaves into the boiling water.
  • Keep the leaves in the boiling water for about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove the leaves from the boiling water and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Grind the cooled leaves in the grinder until one gets a thick paste.
  • Apply the paste to one’s scalp and hair and allow it to soak for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Wash the hair with shampoo and cold water.

To Repeat: Use this neem hair pack for once a week.

7) Neem Leaves and Amla

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Best For: Use for Hair Growth.

Required Ingredients: Neem Leaves, Amla and Soap Nuts

Ratio: 3 : 1 : 1/4

How to Use it:

  • First, boil the water to a required temperature.
  • Add the sufficient amount of neem leaves and amla into the boiling water.
  • Keep the leaves and amla in the boiling water and add soap nuts to the mixture.
  • Remove the mixture from the boiling water and leave it for an overnight.
  • Next morning, grind the mixture in the grinder until one gets a thick paste.
  • Apply the paste to one’s hair thoroughly and keep it there for at least an hour.
  • Wash the hair with shampoo and cold water.

To Repeat: Use this regularly for a month.

8) Neem Leaves with Rose Water

Best For: Used to Remove Dandruff and to make hair look more Shinier.

Required Ingredient: Neem Leaves and Rose Water

Ratio: 1 : 4

How to Use it:

  • Make the powder out of neem leaves.
  • Add the neem powder into rose water.
  • Apply the mixture thoroughly throughout the length of hair and also gently massage the scalp.
  • Keep it for around 40 to 50 minutes.
  • Wash the hair with cold water.

To Repeat: Use this once or twice a week.

9) Neem Leaves with Honey

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Best For: Used for treating Hair Fall, promotes Hair Growth, acts as a Conditioner and makes Hair look Shinier.

Required Ingredients: Neem Leaves and Honey

Ratio: 1 : 1

How to Use it:

  • Make the powder out of neem leaves.
  • Mix an equal portion of honey and neem powder thoroughly.
  • Apply the mixture throughout the length of the hair and to the scalp.
  • Keep it for about 2 to 3 hours for the best effect.
  • Wash the hair with cold water for better shine.

To Repeat: Use this neem hair pack for at least once a week.

10) Neem Leaves and Lemon

Best For: Used for the Dandruff treatment.

Required Ingredient: Neem Leaves and Lemon

Ratio: 4 : 1

How to Use it:

  • Make the powder out of neem leaves
  • Take a lukewarm water and add neem powder to form a smooth paste.
  • Add lemon juice to the paste and mix well.
  • Apply the paste on the tip to the root of the hair and also massage the scalp gently.
  • Let the paste rest for around 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Shampoo the hair and wash with warm water to get a better effect.

To Repeat: Use this neem hair pack for twice a week.

Neem is one of the most important trees in the Indian subcontinent which has numerous medicinal values when it comes to hair treatment.

The presence of Vitamin-C gives the neem a huge advantage to protect hair from getting damaged. It sure can make your life better, so make neem a part of your life. Neem is a single pack which is a solution for all hair problems.

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