Nature is full of treasures just waiting to be used. We have become so accustomed to simply picking up a commercial product that often times nature gets overlooked for even the simplest of ailments. From scalp issues to skin irritants, all one has to do for easy remedies is check out your very own house plant like your Neem tree.
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Neem oil comes from the large green tree and has been used in India since 2000-4000 BC. Naturally occurring in the seeds, this oil is yellow to brown in color, has a bitter taste with a garlic / sulfur smell. Extracted from the seeds and fruits of the Neem tree, Neem oil is a natural insect repellent.
The Neem leaves hold many essential health benefits like curing swelling and inflammation and fighting with parasites inside the human body. It also helps in creating medicines. So undoubtedly, the oil that is extracted from this very plant will be helpful for retaining the health of your natural hair. Some amazing benefits of the Neem oil include:
Helps in Hair Growth
Neem oil contains anti-oxidants. These antioxidants help in fighting free radicals or UV rays and it also takes care of the blood vessels and cells of the scalp; as a result, the normal hair growth is initiated.
Helps improving the hair texture
The fatty acids of Neem oil like linoleic, oleic, stearic act as an excellent conditioner for the hair and scalp. They nourishes the hair and the scalp. These fatty acids help in retaining moisture on your hair and scalp and as a result they curb the dry and dullness of the hair. If your hair is undernourished and rough, regular use of Neem oil is sure to give your hair a shiny and healthy glow.
For best results, heat your Neem oil and apply it to your scalp using your fingertips. Cover your hair with the towel and leave it for 20-25 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and style as usual. You should be able to see a noticeable in a couple of weeks.
Solving the problem of Dandruff and Itching
The Neem oil helps in maintaining the pH level of the scalp and as a result, dandruff and itching can be avoided. This oil is great for minor scalp irritations.
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Getting rid of the Head Lice
The external parasites like lice can make our life a living hell. Neem oil is a safe way to get rid of these parasites without the use of any chemicals. For best results, apply the Neem oil at night and leave it overnight to get rid of the lice in the morning.
Neem oil moisturizes the scalp thoroughly. It helps in repairing the cuticles of the hair. Thus, regular usage of the Neem oil reduces the chance of having split ends.
Although the smell of Neem oil is unusual and can be a bit disturbing, the amazing benefits of this oil cannot be ignored. To keep your curly, coily and wavy hair tangle free, healthy and dandruff free- use Neem oil regularly.
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