How to Use Neem to Get rid of Dandruff Naturally at home

How to Use Neem to Get rid of Dandruff Naturally at home | Monsoon Hair care

Neem is a staple ingredient in India to treat many skin irritations and scalp conditions naturally. Neem is a potent herb that is been used to treat dandruff since ages. It not only clears dandruff in the first wash but also controls it from re-occurring. It can also reduce scalp acne and get rid of lice. While there are many other uses of Neem in day to day life, Here are four different and easy ways to use Neem to get rid of dandruff naturally at home.

4 Ways to use Neem to Get rid of dandruff Naturally – Monsoon Hair Care

1. Neem Oil with essential oils

Neem Oil is one of the most potent Carrier oil amongst all the available oils. The anti fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Neem oil are excellent to treat the fungus and to give relief from the itchiness caused by dandruff.

Neem Oil is also used to treat Oily scalp. It controls the excess sebum production on the scalp and maintains the scalp’s health to give that lustrous and shiny long hair you ever wanted.

Neem oil is also proven to be effective for treating scalp psoriasis too. It controls hair fall caused by flaky dandruff. Neem Oil mixed with other hair loving essential oils like Tea Tree, Peppermint and Rosemary essential oils are proven to control dandruff and also helped to get rid of dandruff completely with regular use.

How to use Neem Oil with Essential oils

>> Take 2 tablespoons of Cold Pressed Organic Neem oil into a small bowl. Add 4 drops of Rosemary/peppermint/Tea tree essential oil or if you would like to mix all these three essential oils, then add 2 drops of Rosemary essential oil and one drop each of Peppermint essential oil and Tea tree Essential oil. Mix them well.

>> Now section your hair and apply this oil all over your scalp. Do not over apply the oil to your scalp, just the sufficient amount. If the oil is Left over, you can apply it to your mid length hair.

>> Wash your hair with a mild shampoo after 5-6 hours.

Repeat this once or twice every week to control dandruff and excess sebum production on scalp.

Note: Use Cold Pressed, Organic Neem Oil for better results

You may be Interested to know that: These uses of Rosemary Oil will help you to clear your dandruff for good


2. Neem juice Hair tonic

Neem Juice is easy to extract and easy to apply to your scalp too. It is the most efficient way to use Fresh Neem Leaves to get rid of dandruff. For this method, you can only use Fresh Neem Leaves. So, have a walk around your area and get some fresh Neem leaves to prepare this Neem Tonic for hair.

How to make Neem Hair Tonic for dandruff 

>> Take two handful of Fresh Neem Leaves and wash them thoroughly.

>> Now put these Leaves into a blender and pour 1/4 cup or Pure Rose Water into it and blend it well.

>> Pour this juice into a strainer and extract only the water out of it.

>> Take a cotton ball and Dip it into this Neem tonic that you have just prepared and apply onto your scalp.

>> After 1 hour, wash your hair with a Mild shampoo and condition as usual.

This can be repeated once every week to cure dandruff.

3. Neem Powder Hair pack

Neem powder is a easily available in the market nowadays. It is used for face, body and hair. If there is no Neem Tree near by at your place to use Fresh Neem Leaves, you can use Dried Neem Leaves powder to Make this hair mask at your home.

Be sure to only get highest quality Neem leaves Powder from a trusted brand. I use this Nature’s Tattva Certified Organic Neem Powder to use for my face and hair masks.

How to make Neem Hair Mask to get rid of dandruff

>> Take one cup of Organic Neem Leaf powder into a mixing bowl. Now add 1/2 cup curd and mix it well to form a paste. You can add water while mixing to form a nice creamy hair mask.

>> Section your hair and apply this Neem hair mask to your scalp. Massage your scalp for 2 minutes and comb it well to distribute the mask well to each section of your scalp.

>> Cleanse well with Normal water first before washing your hair directly with shampoo.

Always use a Mild shampoo to cleanse your scalp.

You can use this scalp once or twice every month depending upon the severity of dandruff.

4. Neem Hair rinse

Neem Hair rinse is the easiest way to get rid of dandruff using Fresh Neem Leaves. Finding a Neem tree is not a tough task especially if you are in India. We have a Neem Tree in almost every colony.

Neem Hair rinse can be prepared by either  using Fresh Neem Leaves or dried ones too, but is most effective when  you use Fresh Neem Leaves just pluck from the Tree. Fresh Neem Leaves has many antibacterial and anti microbial properties that kills the problem Causing Bacteria and keeps your scalp clean and dandruff free.

How to Prepare Neem Hair rinse to get rid of dandruff

>>Take a handful of Fresh Neem Leaves and wash them thoroughly to remove any dirt an mud.

>>Now, Take 500 ml of water into a boiling pan and put those freshly washed Neem Leaves into it.

>>Place this boiling pan on to the Cook top or stove and Put it on the Lowest flame possible. Remember, you should not boil the leaves, but just “steep” them to get all the beneficial and medicinal properties out from the Leaves.

>>Simmer the water for 10 minutes and OFF the stove/cooktop.

>>Let the water cool at room temperature. Now transfer only the water into a container/jar which you can use it in your shower to rinse your hair.

>>After cleansing your hair with a Mild Shampoo, Pour this water all over your scalp and to the rest of your hair.

>>Massage your scalp for 5 minutes and Leave this on your hair for another 5 minutes before washing it off with normal water.

You can condition you hair if required.

Repeat this once a week to get rid of itchy scalp and dandruff in monsoons.

To know more about Hair rinses and its wonderful benefits, you can read

What actually a Hair rinse is and How does it differ to different Hair types

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