What it does: conditioning
Also called: azadirachta indica leaf extract, neem leaf oil
Neem leaves are a great source of minerals, vitamins, and good fatty acids with antibacterial, antifungal, and regenerative properties.
Benefits for your hair
Promotes hair growth
Neem extract's regenerative properties support healthy cell division and stimulate hair follicle growth and function. It also helps in countering hair thinning. Therefore, regular application promotes thicker, stronger, and more luxurious hair growth.
Prevents itchy scalp and dandruff
Neem can do wonders for your hair and scalp health in general and it successfully fights off scalp issues like redness, itchiness and dandruff. The powerful antifungal and antibacterial properties of neem play an integral role here.
Neem oil contains several fatty acids – such as linoleic, oleic, stearic acids which nourish the scalp and hair. These fatty acids present in neem revitalize and restore dry, under-nourished or rough hair.
Prevents and kills lice
According to studies, neem oil is known to be effective in treating head lice without any side effects. Neem contains azadirachtin, an insecticidal ingredient, which disrupts the growth and reproduction of lice and eventually kills them. The pungent smell of neem oil repels lice hence it is also used as a preventive treatment.
Neem extract has antibacterial properties and promotes hair growth and hydration.