Neem oil can help prevent dandruff.
Neem oil is a yellowish vegetable oil derived from the fruits and flowers of neem. Known botanically as Azadirachta Indica, the neem tree is native to India and other parts of Asia and is widely known for its many medicinal properties. All parts of the tree can be used medicinally as they contain azadirachtin, a powerful compound that gives neem its antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasitic properties. Neem oil contains azadirachtin in concentrated amounts and there are many health benefits to using neem oil for hair care.
Oil derived from a neem tree is often included in hair care products.
Using hair oil regularly can be helpful in keeping your hair healthy, and there are different types of hair oil for different hair types and conditions. According to many beauty experts, it is vital to consider the overall hair care goal when choosing hair oil. Neem oil, for example, can be used for a variety of purposes, such as conditioning hair, treating the scalp, calming infections, and getting rid of lice and nits.
A few drops of neem oil can be added to the shampoo before application.
A biweekly application of neem oil can result in a healthier scalp, and the health of the scalp, of course, affects the overall health of the hair. The oil should be massaged well into the scalp and left overnight or for about an hour before shampooing. When using neem oil for hair, it is advisable to dilute it in a carrier oil such as coconut, olive, or almond oil.
The smell of neem oil can be masked with aromatic oils like tea tree oil.
On its own, neem hair oil has a very strong, bitter odor that many people may find difficult to tolerate. It is possible to mitigate the odor to some extent by combining neem oil with aromatic essential oils such as lavender or tea tree. In addition to the odor issue, the concentrated nature of neem oil can also cause reactions in people with sensitive skin. This can be avoided by diluting neem oil in a carrier oil.
When used on hair, neem oil should be diluted with a carrier oil.
Neem oil for hair can help treat excessive dryness of the scalp, prevent dandruff, and get rid of any existing dandruff. Regular application of the oil can also solve hair loss problems as the oil is known to promote hair growth and strengthen hair quality. Neem oil for hair can also be used as a conditioner with shampoo. A few drops of oil can be added to the shampoo before application and then a good lather can be worked up and left for a minute or two before washing. The hair will retain a good shine after drying.