Neem tree (Azadirachta indica) is extensively used in Ayurveda for producing many Ayurvedic medicines. From hair growth to dandruff, neem oil is the natural cure for your scalp and hair problems.
The neem oil is extracted from the seeds and fruits of the neem tree, and its properties are extensive, so start taking note:
1. Promotes Hair Growth
The high levels of neem oil antioxidants protect the skin of the scalp from permanent damage that is caused by free radicals.
Neem oil also has regenerative properties that stimulate the growth of the hair follicle.
2. Conditions of dry or malnourished hair
Neem oil contains several fatty acids that nourish and condition the scalp and hair.
Its moisturizing effects restore dry, malnourished or rough hair to a soft and silky texture.
3. Help against dandruff and itching
Neem oil is effective against several human fungi, such as candida, which is one of the leading causes of dandruff.
Also, when you have dandruff, it is because there is some underlying inflammation in the scalp.
Neem oil will take care of this problem, thanks to its anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help against redness and irritation of the scalp.
4. Relieves the symptoms of Eczema
Eczema or dermatitis is a skin inflammatory ailment of the that is characterized by being very itchy and by the formation of scales and crusts of the skin.
Neem oil is rich in fatty acids and glycerides that easily penetrate the outer layers of the skin, restoring the protective barrier and preventing the loss of moisture. I already talked about this in the post about neem oil for the surface.
Neem oil is also a potent analgesic. Therefore, it will bring relief from the unbearable discomfort caused by dry or itchy skin, especially in the hair area.
5. Keeps your scalp healthy
This oil is also ideal when it comes to helping your scalp since its immense healing properties help to keep the skin of the scalp in good health.
Besides, neem oil is also considered as a natural astringent thus promotes firmness of soft organic tissues.
The use of neem oil regulates the secretion of sebum and also works to normalize the conditions of the oily or dry scalp.
6. Against Lice
Neem oil is one of the best home remedies for the treatment of lice. The oil interrupts the growth and reproduction of the lice and kills them at the same time.
Also, the pungent smell of neem oil is strongly rejected by lice thus scalp friendly.