Neem Oil for Hair Growth and Scalp Health

by Viviscal Hair Expert on April 20th, 2017
Neem oil for healthy hair and scalp

Looking for a natural protein treatment for damaged hair? Well, look no farther than neem oil for one of the best and most versatile hair boosts.

Neem oil comes from a fruit-bearing tree known as the Indian Lilac, with its seeds being pressed and processed into neem oil. Over the years, people experimented and found that neem oil can be used as an all-natural boost for your scalp.

Now, neem oil is one of the most popular oils for hair growth — we’re big fans as well. If you want healthy, beautiful hair from an all-natural treatment, think about trying neem oil for hair growth and shine.

The Properties of Neem Oil

Like other essential oils, neem oil has anti-inflammatory properties that give you a soothing sensation when rubbed into your scalp. It helps keep the area clean and in the best possible state to let your hair grow. A clean scalp also reduces the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, and other scalp conditions.

Also, by creating a clean area around your hair follicles, they can receive the nutrients from your blood more efficiently. Increasing circulation is one of the best ways to promote hair growth, and neem oil is great at doing so.

It’s also an antipyretic substance, meaning it can help reduce fever — another use that makes it so handy to have around the house.

The Cure for an Itchy Scalp

Neem oil gained popularity because of its ability to relieve itchy scalp. Neem oil works with your natural oils to create an antiseptic effect for most types of scalp conditions.

One of the best ways to maintain the effect is to add neem oil in your shampoo. Adding a few drops into your shampoo bottle is a great way to benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of neem oil on an ongoing basis. It could even help prevent shampoo or conditioner buildup.

Remember to start with a small amount of neem oil (just a few drops) to see if your scalp responds well to it. You should notice a lot less itching throughout the day.

Other Benefits of Neem Oil

Here are some of the most prominent and powerful features of this fantastic plant and protein treatment for hair:

  • Promotes Hair Growth – Neem oil has chemical properties that encourage the healthy division of cells. This process strengthens the follicle and promotes healthy, consistent growth.
  • Conditions – Neem oil hair conditioner will work as a treatment for dry, damaged hair. It contains fatty acids that nourish and moisturize while also bulking up the hair with restorative proteins.Your hair will be silky and smooth after a few uses of neem oil-enhanced conditioner.
  • Works Well With Other Oils – If you’ve ever done a natural protein treatment for hair with avocado oil, you can mix neem oil in with this routine for an extra oomph to your hair care. Neem oil often has a pungent smell, and cutting it with smooth avocado, jojoba or other essential oils can cut down the odor.

How to Apply Neem Oil to Hair

Most people want to avoid applying pure neem oil to their hair and scalp, as the smell is extremely pungent. We recommend adding a few drops to your shampoo and/or conditioner and then wash your hair as normal.

Another great option to really activate the anti-inflammatory properties of neem oil for scalp is to mix your oil with that of avocado, jojoba, or sesame oil. Add lavender or ylang ylang oils to make a fragrant mix of healthy hair oils.

Whether you’re looking for a healthy scalp, and end to dandruff, thick and silky hair, or hair follicle restoration and hair growth, neem oil is one of the most powerful hair treatments in the world. It’s exciting to think that you can maintain shiny, healthy hair while also maintaining scalp health with just a few drops of neem oil added to your beauty regimen.