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Use neem oil in these 3 ways to improve the health of your hair

Updated on:23 March 2021, 14:05pm IST
Neem oil can have multiple benefits for your hair, especially when it comes to tackling hair fall. Read on to know how you can use neem oil for hair.
Grace Bains
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Add neem oil to your hair care routine for healthy and long tresses. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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We’re pretty sure you’ve come across the mighty neem tree. In India, many call it the ‘wonder tree’ because of its multiple medicinal properties. From consuming it to manage blood sugar levels to using its leaves during chickenpox, the neem tree has been used since time immemorial by humans to improve health. However, many people do not know that neem is equally potent, when it comes to hair care.

You see, neem leaves have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. What’s more, they’re rich in fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin E. It is because of these properties that neem leaves ensure your scalp and hair stay healthy. In fact, neem leaves can help you combat various hair issues, ranging from hair loss to dullness.

But, how can you use neem oil for hair?

Here are three effective ways of adding the powerful neem oil to your hair care routine:

1. Massage it directly

You probably know that massaging the scalp is an excellent way of improving blood circulation. It can revitalise the hair follicles and strengthen the hair from the roots. In addition, the application of oil to our tresses leaves them deeply moisturised. 

Heat neem oil before application, because it will open up your pores and enhance absorption. Massage it on your scalp and along the length of your hair for at least 20 minutes. Keep it on for about two hours, before washing your hair. If time permits, you should leave it overnight to reap its benefits. Do this once a week to start seeing results.

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More reasons to welcome this powerful gift of nature to your life. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
2. Use it in a hair mask

Adding a neem oil hair mask to your routine can greatly enhance the health of your hair. We recommend combining neem oil with flax seeds, which are also rich in vitamin E and omega-3. Use this combination to make a potent hair mask that can heal damaged tresses, reduce the risk of split ends and condition the hair.

Boil one-fourth cup of flaxseeds with two cups of water. Keep this mixture on medium flame till you see a white froth at the top of the utensil you’re using. Set it aside for two to three hours. You will see that it has turned into a gel-like consistency. Strain this mixture to get rid of the extra particles. Add two to three teaspoons of neem oil to this gel and mix thoroughly. Apply to your tresses and the scalp. Let this mixture dry and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

3. Add it to your shampoo or conditioner

One of the simplest, quickest and most effective ways of using neem oil in your hair care routine is to add it to your shampoo or conditioner. Just take one to two teaspoons of neem oil, and add it to your shampoo or conditioner. Let the product stay for an extra minute or so in your hair before washing it.

Ladies, add neem oil to your hair care routine for healthy tresses!

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