Though hair fall is the most common issue faced by almost every woman around the world, dandruff is another common issue. Today we are not focusing on the first but rather the second issue – dandruff. Dandruff is a particular hair problem which is characterized by itchiness, dryness and irritation. Today, there are many dandruff curing hair products available in the market but it is always a good idea to go natural. Natural products or rather natural remedies are cheaper when compared to the market bought products.
When we are speaking about all natural products or ingredients which can be used for treating dandruff, we can never skin neem. Neem is one of the most beneficial hair ingredient which can be used for treating dandruff. Today we are sharing some ways in which neem can be used for treating dandruff. If you are interested in knowing the ways, keep reading.
Why use neem for dandruff?
Since time immemorial, neem has been used as a medicine for treating several diseases because of its medicinal properties. Neem is having all properties which are needed for curing severe or mild skin problem. However, only some of us were aware of the fact that neem leaves can also be used for treating scalp problem like dandruff. It can be used both in fresh and dried form and is loaded with antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. All these properties present in neem leaves makes it perfect for treating dandruff. As it is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, it also works as a natural blood purifier and helps in cleansing the body from inside which also make our hair and scalp healthy.
How to use neem leaves for treating dandruff?
The best way to get rid of dandruff problem with neem leaves by chewing them in an empty stomach. However, even if this is the best way to use neem leaves for treating dandruff, best horrible and therefore you might want to use some other options. Below we are listing some of the basic and very common methods of incorporating neem leaves in your daily hair care routine to get rid of stubborn dandruff.
Neem and curd hair mask
When it comes to cleaning dandruff, nothing can beat the combination of neem and curd. Neem and curd when combined together makes a wonderful anti-dandruff treatment. Curd is acidic in nature and therefore is very effective in treating dandruff. Neem is anti-bacterial in nature and therefore the combination works best. For this remedy, take a handful of neem leaves and 2 spoons of curd and then grind both the ingredients together to form a smooth paste. Apply the paste prepared on your scalp and let it stay for around 30 minutes and then wash off with a mild shampoo.
Neem and lemon juice hair pack for dandruff
Lemon juice is often used alone for treating dandruff. When combined with neem the effectiveness gets amplified. For this remedy you will need around 10-15 neem leaves and juice of a full lemon. Combine both the ingredients together and grind them well to get a smooth paste. Apply the mixture prepared on your scalp and let the mixture stay on your scalp for around 20-30 minutes and then wash off with your regular shampoo. Use this remedy for twice every week for better results.
Fenugreek and neem for dandruff
Just like neem leaves, fenugreek is also having antibacterial and antifungal properties. Fenugreek along with having these properties also helps in providing cooling sensation to your scalp. For this remedy, soak some fenugreek seeds in water overnight and next morning grind the leaves with the overnight soaked fenugreek seeds. Make sure that you get a smooth paste, which is neither very runny nor very thick. Apply the mixture prepared on your scalp and let the hair mask sit on your scalp for around 30 minutes and wash off with your regular shampoo. Use the remedy twice every week for better results.
Neem and coconut oil for dandruff
For this remedy take around a cup of coconut oil and to it add a handful of neem leaves. To this you can also add castor oil and juice of half a lemon. Take all the ingredients in a bowl and boil the mixture for quite some time until you see that the amount is half. Let the oil cool down completely and then apply the oil on your scalp. You can use this remedy instead of your regular hair oil. Use this remedy at least once a week for noticeable results.
The very basic way to use neem leaves to get rid of dandruff is to prepare a neem rinse. For making the rinse, all you have to do is take some neem leaves and boil them. When you notice the water turning greenish in colour, turn off the heat and strain the mixture. Use the neem water as a final rinse for your hair after you are done with shampooing. Alternatively, for preparing the neem rinse you can soak neem water overnight, strain the mixture and use it in the morning.
Apart from the Neem paste, another great way to use neem leaves for treating dandruff is by preparing neem paste. To prepare the neem paste, take few neem leaves and grind it using a splash of hot water. Grind well to get a smooth consistency paste. Now, apply the paste prepared on scalp as well as on your hair. Make sure that each hair strand is covered with neem paste from root to tip. Let the paste dry on your hair for around 2 hours and then rinse off using a mild shampoo.
If you are someone who doesn’t like messy home remedies, then this one’s for you. Neem oil can be prepared at home or can also be purchased from store. For making neem oil all you have to do is take some neem leaves and add around half cup of any carrier oil to it. You can use olive oil, mustard oil, almond oil or coconut oil. Let the leaves soak in the oil for 3-4 days and then separate the leaves. Massage this oil on your scalp for treating dandruff problem. Apply this oil on your hair and scalp for more than twice every week for getting dandruff free healthy hair.
So these were some of the best home remedies which can be used for treating dandruff at home. The main ingredient in all the above mentioned remedies is neem. We are quite sure that using these remedies you will be able to get rid of dandruff pretty soon.