Tea Tree Oil Benefits for a Healthy Hair and Scalp
Aug. 27, 2020
If you haven’t heard of this multi-use beauty product yet, grab a snack and keep scrolling because our hair care experts are here to share the who, what, and why on tea tree oil and why you should add this essential oil into your hair care routine ASAP!
What Is Tea Tree Oil?
Used for centuries as an alternative to Western medicine, tea tree oil has been touted as a save-all remedy for a myriad of different ailments. Derived from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant that is native to Australia, tea tree oil can help banish blemishes, soothe sunburned skin, clean out wounds, and even help out your hair.
We see it frequently used in many beauty products such as makeup removers, face cleansers, shampoos, and even as a main ingredient in a face mask. But learning how to safely use this potent essential oil can be a gamechanger for your hair routine. We’re sharing some of the main benefits below.
Tea Tree Oil Hair Benefits
Tea tree oil can help with a ton of hair ailments, including hair loss, dandruff, itchy scalps, and even promoting healthier strands. Its naturally antiseptic properties make it a great hair care addition because:
Longer and Stronger Hair
Looking for fuller, longer, and stronger hair? Tea tree oil may just be your answer! Tea tree, when used on your scalp, can penetrate deep into your skin, and unclog hair follicles and disinfect pores. This helps to nourish your roots and promote hair growth.
We mentioned that tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic and that it can help anyone out who might suffer with pesky dandruff flakes. Dandruff can come from a build-up of yeast on your scalp, creating the itchy, scaly, dryness you see on your black shirt. When applied to your hair and scalp, tea tree oil goes to work moisturizing and soothing your scalp, and its anti-inflammatory properties can help stop the itch and reduce the flakes.
Antibacterial and Antifungal
Because tea tree oil is the queen of cleanliness, it goes right to work breaking down bacteria, grime, and debris that might make a home on your head. If you’ve ever suffered from lice, tea tree oil can help get rid of the critters and prevent them from coming back because of its antibacterial and antifungal qualities.
Promotes Soft, Shiny Hair
Not only can this mighty oil clean, protect, and promote hair growth, it can get rid of product build-up which can make your tresses look tired, stressed out, and dull. For softer, shinier hair that not only looks good but feels great too, try incorporating a tea tree oil hair product into your routine.
How to Use Tea Tree Oil on Your Hair
Tea tree oil is known for its cleansing properties, so you can look for a powerful shampoo and conditioner duo that contains this beneficial hair ingredient. You can also easily create your own tea tree oil shampoo by combining 5 to 10 drops of pure tea tree oil to your current shampoo. If you’re looking for more of a DIY project for healthy hair, try diluting tea tree oil with a 1 to 10 ratio of tea tree oil to a carrier oil like almond oil. Massage this mixture evenly through your hair, rinse, and repeat 2 to 3 times weekly for best results.
Tea Tree Oil Side Effects
While this invigorating oil is generally safe and all natural, there are a few precautions you should consider. When using the pure oil on your hair, it’s best to look for a brand that is fresh and from Australia. This significantly reduces the risk of an allergic reaction. If your skin is more on the sensitive side, we recommend performing a patch test before applying to your skin or hair. If no reaction occurs within 12 to 24 hours, you’re good to use it. It’s also recommended to dilute the pure oil with a carrier oil before you apply anywhere on your body, including your scalp and hair. This powerful essential oil is also not to be ingested as it can have some adverse side effects if consumed. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before using tea tree oil.
There you have it! Everything you need to know about tea tree oil for your hair and scalp. From combating dryness to helping with the itch, this miracle medicinal oil can help with all your hair care woes. Have you ever used tea tree oil on your hair? What were the results?
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