Neem oil is rich in fatty acids, limonoids, vitamin E, triglycerides, antioxidants and calcium, all of which are very healthy and beneficial for hair health. Neem oil is a natural remedy for every problem related to the hair and scalp. It is an evergreen natural product, which is prepared from the neem tree and its seeds. Neem oil is offered by many companies in the market. If you want, you can make neem oil by yourself at home too. There are many benefits of massaging the hair roots and scalp with neem oil. In this article, you’ll find out the benefits of neem oil for hair.

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  1. What are the benefits of neem oil for hair?
  2. Precautions while using Neem oil
  3. Takeaway
Doctors for Benefits of neem oil for hair

Helps with dandruff and itching

The most common cause of dandruff is considered to be fungus. Neem has antifungal properties, which eliminates fungus and gets rid of dandruff. It contains Nimbidin, which can be helpful in relieving inflammation, itching and burning due to dandruff. It also helps in maintaining the pH balance of the scalp. According to research, nimbidin, found inside neem oil, is also helpful in the treatment of dermatitis and psoriasis.

Lice Treatment

The problem of lice in the hair can cause a lot of trouble. In such a situation, the use of neem oil can help get rid of the problem. An insecticidal component called Azadirachtin is found inside neem, which prevents the growth of head lice and helps eliminate them from the root. According to research, it has been revealed that after ten minutes of treatment with neem seed extract, all the head lice of an adult can be eradicated from the root.

Aids hair growth

The anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties present in neem oil make hair thick and strong. They also help grow healthy cells, which protect the hair from dust, dirt, stress and hair thinning.

Provides relief from scalp psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis is a problem that, if not treated on time, can lead to permanent hair loss and baldness. Neem oil is very beneficial in the treatment of scalp psoriasis. Using it every day makes hair healthy, shiny, thick and strong.

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Decreases dryness of hair

Neem contains fatty acids, which nourish the hair from the inside and reduce dryness of hair. With continuous use, your hair will become healthy and shiny again.

Prevents grey and thin hair

People often complain of white and thin hair at an early age now. The reason for this is usually hormonal imbalance. In such cases, neem oil can be a good home treatment option. Neem oil prevents premature greying of hair and reduces the problem of thin hair by making hair thick.

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Be sure to take these precautions while using neem oil:

  • A patch test must be done before using neem oil anywhere on the body, hair or skin. To do a patch test, apply the oil on a small patch of skin on your hands or arms and cover the area for 24 hours. If you experience any allergy, redness, hives or irritation during these 24 hours, wash your hands immediately and do not use it again. If you do not experience any side effects from using neem oil after the patch test, then it can be used on your hair or skin.
  • Apply neem oil on hair 1 to 2 hours before washing hair. Leaving it in the hair overnight can cause a burning sensation.
  • Using neem oil is generally considered safe. But those who have sensitive skin may experience some burning or itching. In such a situation, consult an expert before using neem oil.
  • The smell of neem oil is very pungent. To avoid irritation, you can mix a few drops of neem oil with a carrier oil, such as jojoba, grapeseed or coconut oil.

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Neem oil can be used not only for hair but also for skin and in medicines. Doctors believe that it is safe to use neem in everyday life. There is a possibility of allergic and side effects, in which case, it is important to consult a doctor before using neem oil.

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