How To Use Neem For Curing Dandruff And Getting Lustrous Hair


We’ve already talked a lot about the most common hair issue across the globe i.e. hair fall. Today, let’s focus on the second most one. Yes, we are talking about dandruff. It is a certain condition of the scalp which is characterized by dryness, itchiness, loose white flakes, etc. There are tons of dandruff-busting hair products flooding the market, but going natural is always good for the health of hair and scalp. Neem is one of such natural cures that can be used in a variety of ways to eliminate dandruff successfully. The details are given below:


How To Use Neem For Curing Dandruff And Getting Lustrous Hair

Why Use Neem For Dandruff?

Since the ancient times, the neem (Azadirachta Indica) tree has been known for its great medicinal qualities. Be it severe ailments or mild skin problems, neem can come to our rescue always. Almost all parts of this tree are beneficial for our internal as well as external health, but it neem leaves that can help us get rid of dandruff effectively. Both fresh and dried leaves of the tree have amazing anti-microbial, antifungal, antiviral, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties, which address the root causes of dandruff and improve the health of our scalp. Being rich in antioxidant vitamin C, it also works as a natural blood purifier that cleanses the body from inside and makes the scalp as well as hair healthy.

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Basic Uses Of Neem To Cure Dandruff


The best and the easiest way to use neem for dandruff is chewing a few fresh, tender baby leaves every morning in an empty stomach. But it tastes horrible and hence, you may want to try other options. So, here are some basic ways to use neem for removing dandruff:

How To Use Neem For Curing Dandruff And Getting Lustrous Hair

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  • Neem Rinse: Take water in a large pan and add a handful of fresh neem leaves to it. Start boiling the mixture. Once the infusion turns greenish in color, remove the pan from the heat, discard the leaves, and allow the mixture to cool down. Use it as a final rinse for your hair after shampooing thoroughly. You may also soak neem leaves in hot water overnight and rinse your hair with the strained liquid in the morning.
  • Neem Paste: Make a smooth and fine paste by grinding some fresh neem leaves with a splash of hot water. Apply it to your scalp from as well as hair. Make sure that each of your hair strands is covered with it from root to tip. Wait for 2 hours and then, rinse off with a mild shampoo.
  • Neem Powder: Dry two handfuls of fresh neem leaves under the sun. Crush the dried leaves into a fine powder and make a paste out of it by adding some lukewarm water. Apply it thoroughly, give a standing time of 1 hour and then, wash off with a shampoo.

Neem Oil And Its Uses For Removing Dandruff

The homemade neem oil can be an excellent solution for your dandruff problem. It can be prepared at home very easily and affordably. Moreover, you can use it in a number of ways to keep dandruff away. Here is how to make the super beneficial neem oil at home:

How To Use Neem For Curing Dandruff And Getting Lustrous Hair

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  • Pour 2 cups of pure coconut oil into a pan and add a handful of fresh neem leaves to it.
  • Bring the entire thing to a boil and.
  • Squeeze the juice of a lemon into it.
  • Also, add 1 tablespoon of castor oil.
  • Boil for 5 more minutes and then, strain the liquid.

Voila! Your homemade neem oil is ready now. Following are the methods of application you can try in order to eliminate dandruff:

  1. Warm up the oil a little and massage into your scalp for 15-20 minutes. Wash your hair after an hour with tepid water. Practice it at least twice every week.
  2. Blend 1 tablespoon of pure olive oil with 1 tablespoon of neem oil and apply all over your scalp. Rinse off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.
  3. Prepare a mixture by mixing neem oil, tea tree essential oil, and rosemary essential oil in equal quantities. Apply it to your scalp, and shampoo after 1-2 hours.

Neem Packs And Masks To Keep Dandruff Away

Finally, here are some simple neem hair packs and masks that will not only give you relief from dandruff but also make you hair smooth and lustrous:

How To Use Neem For Curing Dandruff And Getting Lustrous Hair

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  1. Boil some fresh neem leaves, grind them into a fine paste, and add some pure raw honey to it. Apply the paste all over your scalp and hair.
  2. Soak some fenugreek seeds overnight. Add some fresh neem leaves to them and make a smooth paste. Apply it to your scalp and let it sit for an hour. You can also add some curd to this mask.
  3. Soften a handful of neem leaves by soaking them in water for 10 minutes. Make a paste and add fresh aloe vera gel to it. Your mask is ready.
  4. Grind some neem leaves by adding a little water to them. Add multani mitti and wait until it becomes soft. Mix them together to form a smooth paste. Use it as a hair mask.

Forget commercial anti-dandruff shampoo. These simple neem remedies will cure your dandruff so effectively that you will fall in love with them. Just give a try and see the magic!

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