This amazing tree, neem (dogonyaro) should have been called the tree of “do all”, it has amazing benefits on our health generally. It can be ingested and it can also be used topically on the skin and on the hair. We have discussed its benefits on the hair in past posts, if you miss it, try to read it.
Anyway, let’s see the benefits on the hair:
Every girl dreams of having long, shining and healthy hair just like Rapunzel. It doesn’t matter whether you are born with healthy hair or with an unruly mane, it is important to take care of those tresses. Neem is a magical herb that not only helps to treat skin problems but also scalp and hair problems, that too, effectively and safely. If you are tired of using chemical laden hair products that make big promises but disappoint you when it comes to results, then stop looking and just read on to find out about some simple DIY with neem that will prove miraculous for your hair.
1. Treats Dandruff & Hair Fall:
To reduce hair fall and to get rid of dandruff, boil a handful of neem leaves in 2 cups of water till the leaves change colour and the water becomes greenish. Use this water as the last rinse after you shampoo your hair. The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of neem help in getting rid of the dandruff, keeping your scalp healthy and help in stimulating hair growth.
2. Reduces Scalp Itchiness:
To tackle the problem of dandruff and itchy scalp, you can also apply a paste of neem powder and water and let it sit for an hour followed by your regular shampoo and conditioning.
3. Enhances Hair Growth Rate:
Neem has regenerative properties which help in reducing hair fall. An oil massage to the scalp using neem oil can increase the blood circulation in the scalp and help in enhancing the rate of hair growth. You can mix it with any of your favorite carrier oils (olive, almond, coconut, jojoba etc) as well.
4. Conditions Hair:
Just like neem can be used to moisturize dry skin, it can also be used as a natural conditioner for dry and fizzy hair. Just make a paste of neem leaves boiled in water & honey, and apply it to the hair followed by regular hair wash, and your dry and untamed tresses will be well-conditioned, dandruff-free and without frizz.
5. Treats All Scalp-Related Problems:
Another hair mask that will help you deep condition your hair can be made by mixing neem powder with amla powder, shikakai powder and reetha powder with water and lemon juice. Apply this to your hair and let it sit for 30 minutes before you wash it off with your regular shampoo. The ingredients of the pack will help in keeping the scalp problems at bay while retaining the moisture in the hair and preventing dryness.
6. Keeps Scalp Healthy:
If you apply Henna on your hair regularly, just add 2 tbsp. of neem powder with Henna powder, 1 tbsp. of yogurt, lemon, black tea and 1 tbsp. of coffee. The Henna will help in moisturising your hair while the neem will keep your scalp healthy.
7. Treats Baldness:
Most of us believe that baldness is a cosmetic issue. But the lesser-known fact is that baldness can also be a result of some long-term treatment with heavy drugs. Such cases of baldness can be cured by using neem.
Neem makes the hair stronger against hair fall and restores lost hair too. Regular use of neem as a hair mask and neem water as a rinse promotes hair growth. Neem also triggers the normal functioning of the scalp to ensure the regrowth of hair.