Amazon Shoppers Say This $5 Oil Spikes Hair Growth With Just a Few Drops
We love a good hair-growing treatment around here, whether it's a shampoo that helps you pass a frustrating growth plateau, a leave-in conditioner that spurs length as it detangles, or an eyebrow secret that gives you the brows of Cara Delevingne. Happily, Amazon is a goldmine for products that give you inches — and according to shoppers, just a couple drops of one $5 neem hair oil is enough to work wonders.
Unlike some of the flashy new acids and patent-pending ingredients in other hair and beauty products, neem oil has a long history. Per researchers, it was used in Indian health remedies dating back to a time before written records, and since then, the oil's seen tons of different uses, its germ-killing properties warding off viruses and plant pests alike. As the 2,000+ five-star Amazon ratings for Now Solutions' 100 percent pure neem oil attest, it's also a lifesaver for thin hair.
One shopper writes that they've rubbed two drops into their scalp every night for a year now and have seen their hair growth spring into action in response. Another person has seen their hair transform from "dry and brittle" to "smooth, shiny, and soft" — and they gained four inches. Someone else confirms the magic, writing that the oil "has even begun to stimulate hair growth in a small bald patch inflicted by a burn from a curling iron over a decade ago."
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The one thing to know going in is that neem oil has an earthy, slightly divisive smell, so it's at its best when you mix just a few drops into your shampoo or something like castor, argan, or avocado oil, especially combined with an essential oil. That small amount of neem is enough to trigger a "major difference in growth" and leave your hair silky, shoppers write.
"I can't say that I have ever had a better product for my hair issues," one person concludes — and at 42 percent off its normal price of $9, you can't do better.