Dandruff is a common problem of the scalp. It is characterized by the flaking of dead skin cells. It may cause redness and itchiness of the scalp. Despite it is not a serious issue, it might cause discomfort and embarrassment. However, it could be effectively treated with natural home remedies. If not treated properly, it results in other problems, such as acne, hair loss, pimples, so it is the best to treat it earliest. In this article, I will introduce to you how to use neem for dandruff.
Before learning the recipes of how to use neem for dandruff, you should know what Neem is. In essence, Neem plant has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine for many centuries to help treat different types of diseases related to skin and other ailments including diabetes. Being a tropical tree grown for commercial purposes in approximately 30 countries, this plant is well known for its healing properties. Natural remedies often use neem tree products, such as neem oil or neem leaves, which are derived from the seeds and the fruit of this plant. Even, neem tree is referred to as “the Village Pharmacy”.
Neem has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties which aids in treating many problems related to health and beauty. Neem extract is popularly used in health and beauty products like toothpastes, soaps, shampoo, lotions and creams.
Having multiple uses, neem can be a good solution for those with dandruff and other common ailments related to the scalp. The followings are some methods using neem for dandruff. Check out from WikiYeah!
7 Ways To Use Neem For Dandruff And Other Scalp Infections
1. Purified Neem Water
The first and also simplest way of using neem for dandruff is taking advantage of purified neem water.
Just take 50 neem leaves or so, then boil them in about 2 liters of fresh water. Boil till the water become greenish and the leaves get soft and lose their original color.
- Strain the leaves and keep it aside till it cools down. Then, use this purified neem water to rinse your hair. It can help treat dandruff as well as hair fall.
- Take 4-5 cups of water and put two handfuls of neem leaves into before boiling it up. Wait for overnight. The next morning, rinse your hair with this solution to relive irritation and itchiness caused by dandruff.
You can use the soaked leaves to create a paste and use it separately onto your scalp as another treatment of scalp problems.
2. Neem Leaf Powder
Another way on how to use neem for dandruff is in the form of neem leaf powder. You could buy a pack of neem leaf powder in the department store or supermarket, or pharmacy. Choose the organic type. Then, make a good paste using it, apply it onto you scalp. After the paste dries out, rinse your hair thoroughly.
3. Grind Neem Leaves
Rather similar to the 2nd method using neem for dandruff, but with this method, you can do it at home.
- Grind neem leaves into a fine paste (its consistency should be similar to a toothpaste). If necessary, splash hot water to create a good paste.
- Apply that paste on your hair, from the root to the tip, including the scalp.
- Wrap your head with a towel.
- After 1-2 hours, shampoo your hair and rinse it thoroughly.
Aside from the effectiveness of treating dandruff, this method also brings other benefits, such as preventing premature hair graying, removing head lice, treating itchy scalp, reducing the inflammation of the scalp, and treating scalp infections.
4. Neem And Coconut Oil Massage
You treat dandruff using neem oil, you can combine it with coconut oil. Concentrated neem oil could be too strong for the human scalp. So, mix it will other oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil or olive oil will alleviate the impact. Coconut oil is very versatile and effective particularly for hair.
- Take 1 cup of coconut oil, boil the neem leaves into it, and strain the oil.
- Then, take 1 lemon to extract its juice, and 1 cup of castor oil
- Add the lemon juice and prepared castor oil into the neem and coconut oil mixture.
- Keep that mixture in a close bottle and use regularly to massage it into your scalp and hair.
- Before rinsing your hair, let the oil stay in your hair for 30 minutes or so. It will not only treat dandruff but also keep your hair healthy.
MORE: how to use castor oil for hair growth and dandruff
5. Neem, Fenugreek Seed And Curd Paste
Fenugreek seeds have antibacterial and antifungal properties like Neem leaves. Also, it has soothing and cooling effect. So, combining it with neem leaves will create a great home remedy for dandruff.
You just need to apply the steps below to create a good solution for your dandruff using neem.
- Take 6-10 neem leaves, 2-3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds, half of a cup of curd
- Soak the seeds overnight, make a good paste.
- Add the curd and neem leaves into
- Add the juice of half of a lemon into that paste.
- Massage your favorite oil onto your scalp and then apply the paste on your scalp.
- Wait for 30 minutes or so.
- Wash your hair as normal.
- Do this method 2 times per week to treat itchy scalp and get rid of dandruff naturally.
6. Neem And Fenugreek Seeds Paste
Similar to the method above:
- Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds for 2 or 3 hours in water
- Add a bunch of Neem leaves into and make a good paste.
- Use the paste onto your scalp, wait for 1 hour or so, wash your hair as normal.
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7. Neem Oil And Lemon Peel
One of the most effective tips on using neem for dandruff is combining it with lemon. Neem oil is effective in curing scalp infections. Lemon peel on the other hand helps in preventing scalp infections and keeping your hair healthy. The combination of these ingredients will create a non-sticky solution, moisturizing your hair naturally.