The one herb, which is a ‘Must Have’ in your beauty list, is Neem. It is the best caretaker of our hair. From dandruff to lice, Neem can fight almost every hair problem. There are 35 active biological elements in Neem and it has many medicinal benefits. Neem is also referred as “Sarva Roga Nirvarini”, which means it is capable of curing every illness or ailment.
Benefits of Neem for Hair
1. Neem Accelerates Hair Growth
The amount of antioxidants found in Neem is much higher than Spinach or Blueberries. Neem protects the scalp from harmful free radicals. There are regenerating properties in Neem that can stimulate the function and growth of hair follicle. Apply Neem regularly to promote a stronger and thicker hair growth.
Home Remedy : Boil Neem leaves in water and use this water to wash your hair after its cool. Massage your scalp with Neem oil reduces hair loss and strengthens roots.
2. Nourishes And Conditions Hair
There are few beneficial fatty acids like Stearic, Linoleic and Oleic acids in Neem oil, which conditions and nourishes scalp. The creamy effect restores and revitalizes under-nourished, rough and dry hair to silky, smooth texture.
Home Remedy : Mix water with Neem powder and make a smooth paste. Apply the paste onto the hair, scalp and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse and condition afterwards.
3. Helps In Getting Rid of Dandruff
The Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Fungal and Antiseptic Properties of Neem are extremely effective against human fungi like Candida. Candida is the major cause of dandruff. Thus, Neem will help in getting rid of dandruff, itchiness and redness caused by dandruff.
Home Remedy : Soak Neem leaves in water And leave it overnight. Filter the water and use it to rinse your hair. The antiseptic properties of Neem will help in removing dandruff. Or you can massage your hair with Tvam Hair Oil – Neem Anti-Dandruff every day.
4. Removes Split Ends
Split ends can stop the hair growth. Hair gets all bushy and almost unmanageable. Neem moisturises the dry split ends. The damaged hair cuticles are repaired by Neem and spilt ends are removed, helping in hair growth.
Home Remedy : Add 4 Tbsp of tea tree oil and 2 Tbsp of Multani mitti in a blended cup of fresh Neem leaves. Mix it well and apply on your wet hair. Leave it still for 20 minutes and then rinse it. Condition afterwards to repair split ends.
5. Keeps Scalp Healthy
Regular use of Neem oil on scalp controls sebum secretion (the natural oil of scalp) and this helps in normalizing the oily or dry scalp conditions. The antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties of Neem keeps scalp in a good health.
Home Remedy : Mix Reetha, Amla, Shikakai and Neem with lemon juice and make a mask. Apply it on your hair for 30 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. It will keep all the scalp infections at bay and the moisture of your hair will be restored.
6. Keeps Lice Away
The best remedy to get rid of Lice is Neem. Azadirachtin, an insecticidal ingredient is there in Neem, which interrupts the growth and reproduction of Lice, helping in killing them. In addition to this, lice strongly dislike the pungent Neem odor. Thus, Neem can keep lice away from crawling into your head or of your child’s.
Home Remedy: Get a Neem based herbal shampoo and wash your hair with it 2 or 3 times a week. Use a lice comb afterwards to get rid of lice. Iraya Neem Shampoo is the best choice you could make.