Tea tree oil has many benefits to hair, particularly in fighting dandruff and hair loss. Most hair products nowadays have a lot of chemicals that can be severely detrimental to one’s hair follicles. Tea tree oil is a healthier alternative that can help maintain healthy hair without harming your hair follicles. It can be applied directly to the skin and often used in detergents as well as cosmetic products.
Tea tree oil has antifungal and antimicrobial properties that help in fighting dandruff and other skin and scalp conditions like dermatitis. It fights the fungi that affect the scalp without drying it and moisturizes the scalp, thereby reducing itchiness. Dry skin can clog your hair follicles, as well as dandruff, and tea tree oil helps prevent that by allowing your hair to breathe and encouraging hair growth.
How To Use Tea Tree Oil For Your Hair
Since tea tree oil is extremely powerful, it’s best not to apply it directly to the hair. Using pure tea tree oil on your skin can cause irritation to your scalp. Dilute your tea tree oil to 5-10 % to get the best results. You should also try the Tea tree oil on a small patch of skin first to ensure you don’t react, especially if you have sensitive skin. Also, make sure you use 100% tea tree oil.
You can also incorporate tea tree oil in your other products by:
- Mixing a few drops into other oils, like olive oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil
- Heating a few drops of tea tree oil with either of the oils above and massaging into your hair or scalp ( once a week)
- Mixing drops of tea tree oil in a spray bottle with water
- Mixing a few drops of tea tree oil with your shampoo.
- Add tea tree oil to your deep conditioner
Tea tree oil isn’t fancy, it isn’t medical and it’s something very common. Incorporate it into your hair and watch your hair become healthier and less prone to dryness, itchiness of the scalp of dandruff. Use tea tree oil as a healthier alternative to the expensive harsh chemicals you may have been using for your hair.