While many of us are already well aware of the many benefits tea tree essential oil has to contribute to the overall health and care of our skin, it is also widely used and effective for the hair as well.
What Does Tea Tree Oil Do for Hair?
If you are having trouble with your hair or are not experiencing hair growth, then tea tree oil can help unclog the hair follicles while also effectively nourishing the roots of your hair.
It contains antimicrobial as well as antifungal properties as well, which also makes it effective at treating other hair conditions, as you will see outlined below.
Dandruff is a scalp condition that many of us experience. Its more noticeable signs are dry, white flakes of skin on our scalp and in the hair. It is also often accompanied by itching and can be an embarrassing as well as annoying condition to deal with.
Due to the moisturizing benefits of tea tree oil as well as its antifungal properties, it is a more than effective treatment for dandruff and dry scalps and can help alleviate some of the causes of dandruff.
For Hair Growth
To maintain a healthy scalp and promote positive hair growth, you can use tea tree oil for daily cleansing and as a hair growth treatment. Mix a few drops of tea tree essential oil with a few drops of a carrier oil of your choosing we suggest pure virgin coconut oil or jojoba oil.
Mix it well and then apply it to your hair and scalp and massage it in before thoroughly rinsing the mixture out of your hair. For added softness and shine, you can also add in a few drops of olive oil or castor oil as well, and this can also act as a protective layer for the hair that will help block out toxins.
For Dry Scalp
Because of its moisturizing properties, tea tree oil can also hydrate the scalp and nourish your hair while preventing dryness and itchiness. Mix a few drops of tea tree with a few drops of jojoba and massage the mixture into your scalp and leave it for 15 minutes before washing it out.
Hot Oil Treatment
Finally, you can add a few drops of tea tree oil to any hot oil treatment to add more moisture. Add 2 drops of tea tree to about half a cup of carrier oil and then warm the mixture and apply it evenly throughout the hair.
Massage it in and cover your hair with a shower cap and let the hot oil treatment work for at least 30 minutes. You can then wash your hair as normal.
If you are looking to restore the shine and smoothness to your hair and control frizziness and itchiness, then tea tree oil is definitely something you want to include in your hair care routine moving forward.