In this guide, we will outline the process of creating neem oil for hair growth and discuss its potential benefits for your hair.
One of the most convenient methods for making neem oil involves utilizing neem powder, a derivative of crushed neem tree leaves. This powder can be readily employed, and for added advantages, other herbal powders such as Henna, Indigo, Fenugreek, Mulethi, etc., can be incorporated.
Note: Since this is a powder-based DIY recipe, it necessitates the use of a carrier oil as a base. In this recipe, we will employ castor oil, but alternatives such as coconut, jojoba, sesame, or any preferred oil can also be used.
100g Neem Powder
8-10 tsp Castor Oil
Double pots or boiler
Fill one pot/boiler with water and bring it to a boil.
Place the second pot on top and add the base oil (Castor, coconut, or jojoba).
Incorporate Neem powder into the mixture, stirring it with a wooden spoon.
Adjust the oil or powder quantities as needed.
Once fully dissolved, turn off the stove and let it rest for 15 minutes.
Strain the mixture and transfer the oil to a glass bowl.
If neem powder is unavailable, fresh neem leaves can also be used.
Fresh Neem Leaves
Pan, wooden spoon, and grinder
Place fresh neem leaves in a grinder, adding some water.
Grind the mixture thoroughly until a thin paste is obtained.
In a pan, add coconut oil (1 cup recommended for 500g of leaves).
Pour in the ground mixture and let it boil.
Cook on low flame, stirring, until the neem changes color (from green to slightly brown).
Remove from heat, let it cool for 10-15 minutes, and strain.
Store the resulting oil in a glass bottle.
Benefits of neem oil:
Neem oil offers various benefits for hair, including:
Conditioning the scalp
Temporary sealing of hair follicles
Reduction of dandruff
Minimization of grays
Promotion of healthy hair growth
Section your hair into parts.
Take 4-5 drops of Neem oil on your palm.
Massage the oil onto your scalp using your fingers.
Begin from the front and move to the back.
Apply the oil to the ends, focusing on the oldest hair.
Cover areas prone to itchiness.
Allow the oil to rest for 60 minutes or overnight.