6 Ways To Use Tea Tree Oil For Healthy Hair And Scalp


These days hair problems like hair fall, dandruff, itchy scalp are quite common due to poor diet, environmental pollution, smoke, dust, sun, chlorinated water and harmful chemicals that are contained in your hair products. To avoid all these hair problems and get healthy shiny hair, you need to take good care of your hair. Tea tree oil can be the best solution for all these hair problems as it has natural antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiseptic and antioxidant properties which can effectively deal with various hair related problems. Here are the five hair problems you can tackle using tea tree oil.

Here are The 6 Ways To Use Tea Tree Oil For Healthy Hair And Scalp:

1. Tea Tree And Avocado Mask To Prevent Hair Loss

UV rays of the sun and environmental pollution makes your hair extremely dry, frizzy and susceptible to damage and hair fall. To prevent hair fall, try this hair mask made with tea tree oil and other hair nourishing ingredients.


Tea tree oil – 3-5 drops according to hair length
Ripe Avocado – 1
Organic honey – 2 tbsp
Plain yogurt – 1cup


In a bowl, beat yogurt and add the avocado after mashing it thoroughly. Mix rest of ingredients like honey and tea tree oil to get a smooth mask. First wash your hair using a mild shampoo and apply the mask on your damp hair. Leave the mask on your hair to work for 20-25 minutes. Wash off with plain water. If necessary shampoo your hair one more time.


2. Tea Tree And Olive Oil Blend For Quick Hair Growth

Massaging your hair with diluted tea tree oil opens the clogged pores of the hair follicles, provides optimum nutrition your hair needs for healthy growth of your hair. To use tea tree oil for faster hair growth, try this recipe


Olive oil – 2-3 tablespoons
Tea tree oil – 2-4 drops


Heat olive oil slightly. Add tea tree oil and mix well when the oil is warm. Apply the oil all over your scalp and hair. Massage gently with your fingers for 10-15 minutes and leave it to work for at least 1 hour. While tea tree oil will strengthen your hair and help it grow faster by providing a microbe free environment, the olive oil high in vitamin E and antioxidant properties will make your hair soft, silky by providing a protective layer to hair from toxic elements present in the environment. To initiate healthy growth of your hair, try this method 2-3 times a week.


3. Tea Tree And Grapeseed Oil Shampoo For Oily Hair

Most commercial shampoos contain harmful chemicals that in the long run make your hair susceptible to dandruff, itchy scalp, hair fall and many other hair problems. It is best to make your own shampoo with basic ingredients as castile soap and carrier oil of your choice. To make your own shampoo using tea tree oil, try this:


¼ cup of liquid unscented castile soap
¼ cup of honey
25 drops Tea tree oil
2 tbsp. grapeseed oil
10-15 drops of basil oil
1tbsp vitamin E oil
¼ cup of distilled water


Combine all the ingredients and pour it in empty shampoo bottle. Shake vigorously to mix the ingredients well. Your homemade shampoo is ready use. Use this shampoo to cleanse oily hair effectively without over-drying and damaging it.


4. Tea Tree And Almond Oil Shampoo For Dry And Damaged Hair


Tea tree oil 10-15 drops
Liquid Castile soap – ¼ cup (unscented)
Rosemary oil-10 drops
Lavender oil-10 drops
Vitamin E oil- 1tablespoon
Almond oil-2 tablespoon
Purified water ¼ cups


Mix all the ingredients in a bottle; close the cap tightly; shake well to mix the ingredients well.


5. Tea Tree And Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse For Dry & Itchy Scalp

Dry itchy scalp is caused due to bacterial infection. The anti-bacterial property of tea tree oil works great for treating dandruff and itchy scalp.


Tea tree oil 4-5 drops
Water – 1cup
Apple cider vinegar-1 cup

After washing your hair with natural shampoo, add 1 cup apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil in 1 cup of water; mix well and use this solution as a last rinse to your hair. Regular application of this rinse will help to keep dandruff and itchy scalp at bay.


6. Tea Tree Oil Massage For Head Lice

Head lice is a common problem that affects children more. But most head lice treatments do not give impressive result and worst part is the chemical present in them damage the scalp and hair. Tea tree oil is an effective solution for head lice problem. It leaves no side effect.


5-10 drops of tea tree oil
Equal amount of water

Dilute tea tree oil with water and massage into the scalp. Use lice comb to remove the lice out. Wash your hair with tea tree oil shampoo. For stopping lice infestation repeat this treat 2-3 times a week. Wash your clothes, toys, bed sheets etc., in hot water.


Before applying tea tree oil, dilute the oil and also carry patch test to find whether you are allergic to it or not.

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