Neem leaves have been used for ages in Ayurveda since they contain some amazing medicinal and health benefits. Known for its antiseptic properties, neem leaves are also widely used in skincare. But while you may be aware of all the benefits neem can have for you, did you know it can also work wonders for your hair? That's right, neem can help keep multiple hair ailments at bay and can also give you strong and shiny hair. So, if you're still wondering what all this plant has to offer, here are some benefits that neem can have on your hair.
Can promote hair growth- Neem contains antifungal and regenerative properties. So, it can help get rid of build-up in your scalp while also boosting your hair growth. All you need to do is opt for some neem oil. Apply this oil all over your hair and scalp and massage your scalp well so that the oil seeps in properly. Leave it for about an hour and then rinse your hair with a herbal shampoo.
Can condition your hair - Ran out of conditioner for your hair? There's no need to fret since you can just use some neem oil instead. Neem contains vitamin E and fatty acids that can help condition your hair and make it soft and smooth. Apply some neem oil to your hair and wrap your head in a towel. Let the oil soak into your hair for about 15 minutes and then rinse it off.
Gets rid of dandruff - Say goodbye to dandruff with the help of neem! Since neem contains some amazing antibacterial and antifungal properties it can help get rid of your dandruff in no time! You need to opt for a hair mask made of crushed neem leaves and yoghurt. Mix these ingredients well and then apply the mask all over your scalp. Leave it on for a good 15-20 minutes and then wash it off thoroughly. You should use this mask once a week for best results.
So, now that you're aware of just how beneficial neem is for your hair, we say you get right to it and start incorporating it into your hair care routine. As always, do remember to do a patch test first to see whether neem suits your hair type and your skin. Stay tuned for more updates.