Neem for Hair Care During Monsoon: Different Ways to Use
In more than 90% of people, hair loss increases by almost 40% during the monsoon due to increased humidity in the atmosphere, dry scalp, dandruff and contact with water acid rain. The humidity that accompanies the monsoon season robs the scalp of natural oils leading to a dry scalp and weaker roots. The high percentage of humidity in the environment around us causes the hair to absorb hydrogen and swell, making hair brittle and frizzy that tends to break easily. So, you are likely to experience more hair fall during monsoon due to low strength of hair craziness, which makes the hair look lifeless and dull and worse, it leads to tangled hair and hence hair loss. hair.
Frizz, dandruff and dull hair are a major concern during the monsoon season. Hair problems become more common during the rainy season, especially if you have dandruff. There can be a number of solutions to get rid of dandruff, but did you know that using neem is one of the most effective remedies one can try. Neem is a very important part of Ayurvedic medicine and has been used for ages. It is used to treat health problems, skin and hair problems.
Over the centuries, Neem has been highly valued in India for its healing and purifying properties and is probably the most widely used among herbal products. It was used as a preventative in epidemics and was also used to treat bronchial ailments, asthma, jaundice and various digestive problems. It is also commonly used in homes for skin and hair problems like prickly heat, boils, rashes, dandruff, itchy scalp, etc.
The characteristic bittersweet aroma of Neem is due to its organic (natural) sulfur compounds, which have been shown to have powerful and versatile healing actions, especially when applied to the skin and scalp. In fact, I would say Neem is nature’s antibiotic. It has powerful antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic properties. It is also a powerful antioxidant, which reverses the damage caused by free radicals, leading to the degeneration of the human body and the immune system. Neem not only heals, but protects, soothes and purifies. Its cooling and soothing action has been invaluable in skin and scalp problems, including dandruff and hair loss.
As for the hair, due to its sulfur compounds and versatile healing actions, neem extracts and oil have been used in protective, preventive and corrective scalp and hair care. It has a healing and soothing effect on inflammatory and eruptive states of the scalp. The cooling and soothing action of Neem has made it invaluable for the care of seborrhea and dandruff.
In hot and humid weather, like the skin, the scalp is also more prone to rashes and rash conditions. Hair also attracts more dirt and pollutants in humid weather. Neem can easily be used as a home remedy for hair care, not only to prevent problems but also to soothe and heal.
Infusions of neem leaves can be used to wash the hair. First, boil some water and add the neem leaves to it, when it is hot. Do not boil the leaves, but cover them and let them sit in water overnight. The next day, strain the water and use it to wash the hair. Indeed, the water can also be poured in the last rinse after the shampoo. In case of boils and rashes on the scalp, the infusion of neem leaves will help. In case of dandruff and itchy scalp, infusions of neem leaves are very useful. Use the infusion as a last rinse, after washing the hair. Neem leaves can also be used to treat fungal infections of the scalp. A paste of neem leaves can be applied to the scalp.
Neem can also be used with oil for head massage. First heat about 200g of pure coconut or oil. Take a handful of neem leaves and add them to the oil. Let it sit in the oil for about ten days, allowing it to sit in the sun during this time. Then drain the leaves and save the oil for use. It is a preventive treatment for rashes, itching and other scalp conditions, including dandruff. It relieves itching and prevents scalp infections.
In humid weather, people with oily skin suffer from an oilier scalp, which can lead to sticky dandruff or rashes on the scalp. The sweat deposits remain on the skin, leading to rashes. Soak in hot water overnight. The next day, make a paste of neem leaves and apply on the scalp. Wash off after 20 minutes.
For dandruff, add a few drops of lemon juice to the infusion of neem leaves and apply to the scalp. Part hair into sections and apply. Wash it off after 20 minutes. It also helps reduce the oiliness of the scalp.
Hair actually attracts more grime and pollutants from the environment. These pollutants need to be eliminated regularly and Neem is ideal, as it not only helps in the elimination of toxins but it restores the normal balance of the scalp. This is why Neem is an important ingredient in hair oils, hair cleansers, hair rinses and hair tonics. The healing, preventive and protective properties of Neem have prompted cosmetic companies to develop a range of Neem skin and hair care products, based on Ayurveda.
(The author is an internationally acclaimed beauty expert and is called India’s queen of herbs)