Hair loss is a common problem experienced by almost every one! Losing a few strands of hair everyday is quite normal! Hair loss is nothing serious, until it turns abnormal! When the hair loss is clubbed with thinning of hair it is a serious concern to worry! Medically termed as alopecia, the causes of hair loss are many! Malnutrition, accumulation of toxins, lack of moisture, dandruff, etc are the major causes of hair loss.
If you are looking for an effective natural remedy, look for nothing other than neem leaves. Neem tree is commonly found in every household. Neem leaves has been used for ages to treat many skin ailments and hair loss. The anti-microbial and blood purifying properties of neem leaves address the root causes of the hair loss. It treats the internal problems, reduces hair loss, and stimulates the growth of healthy strong hair. Neem is a versatile herb and can be used in many ways.
Neem leaves used in any form not just treats hair loss, but also heals your body internally. It adds a natural glow to your skin; treats boils, blemishes and acne; addresses all skin allergies; treats viral and bacterial infection; etc.
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Different ways to use neem leaves for hair loss
Growth of healthy hair requires healthy nourished scalp!
The scalp is affected by many factors. Dry scalp, flaky scalp, dandruff, etc stimulates hair loss. Besides, excessive production of sebum (oil), makes the scalp oily and leads to hair thinning! It clogs the pores of the scalp and prohibits hair growth.
Applying neem oil addresses all these issues. Neem oil is a topical treatment to scalp infections. Heat the neem oil (don’t let it boil). Massage the scalp with the warm oil. Take bath in warm water after an hour. You can apply neem oil twice a week.
The smell of neem oil might be disgusting! Still, tolerate for a while and think about the lustrous hair you get soon!!
Boiling neem leaves
Take a handful of neem leaves and boil it in water. Let the water boil until the color of the water changes (until water extracts the medicinal value of neem leaf). Allow the water to cool and remove the neem leaves. After shampooing, rinse the hair with the water. This remedy eliminates dandruff and opens clogged pores caused due to dandruff.
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Grind the neem leaves
Another method of using neem leaf for hair loss is grinding the neem leaves into a paste.
Get some fresh neem leaves and grind it into a fine paste (consistency should be like a tooth paste). You can add splash some hot water to make a fine paste.
Apply the paste on the hair from root to the tip of the hair. Don’t ignore the scalp too! Wrap your hair in a towel.
Shampoo the hair after one or two hours. Rinse the hair thoroughly.
When you grind it coarsely, you will find it very difficult to rinse the hair and remove the remnants of neem leaves paste.
Additional benefits you derive:
- Prevents premature graying
- Removes head lice
- Treats the itchy scalp
- Reduces the redness / inflammation of the scalp
- Treats infections in the scalp
Neem leaf powder
You can easily get a pack of neem leaf powder in any departmental store or even in a pharmacy. Make sure to buy organic one! Make the powder into a paste and apply it on scalp! Rinse the hair once the paste dried.
Still, using fresh neem leaf is recommended!
Eating the baby neem leaves – Saved the best for the last
Let us learn about a good old granny’s remedy, neem leaf for hair loss!!
Neem leaves are natural blood purifier. It purifies the blood, removes the toxins from the blood and internal organs. The powerful medicinal properties of neem leaves heal all the infections and purify the organs.
Get a few baby neem leaves. Grind it to a fine paste. Swallow a cherry sized paste and drink a lot of water. Alternatively, you can mix the paste into butter milk and drink it. Of course, it tastes, too bad, but too good for health! Toxins accumulated in the body are a major reason for hair loss.
Why baby leaves?
The baby leaves are fresh and you cannot tolerate the bitter flavor of the matured neem leaves. The taste and aroma of the neem leaves stays in your taste buds for longer hours. So, go for the fresh neem leaves.
Since the blood is purified, it enables growth of strong hair. Purified blood ensures improved blood circulation, which in turn reduces the hair loss.
Your skin and hair depicts how healthy you are! When your internal organs function effectively, you will glow with lustrous hair!!! Give it a try and you will be surprised.
Eating the neem leaves paste has been a customary in the past. Children are fed the neem leaves paste twice a month, which is followed by oil bath.
Try these simple remedies from the multi-faceted tree, almost seen everywhere!
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