Tea tree oil is obtained from the leaves of a plant called Melaleuca alternifolia. Tea tree oil has an important role in keeping the hair clean, and strong and reducing dandruff. The special thing is that during this time tea tree oil also keeps hair and scalp away from any kind of damage or dryness.

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  1. Benefits and uses of tea tree oil for hair
  2. Risks of tea tree oil for hair
  3. Takeaway
Doctors for Tea Tree Oil Benefits for Hair

Tea tree oil can prove to be helpful in conditions like dandruff and hair fall. When the hair follicles are not cleaned properly and they get clogged, then the use of tea tree oil can prove to be beneficial. Come, let us know in detail about the benefits of tea tree oil for hair -

Keeps hair clean

The use of tea tree oil with shampoo helps keep the hair clean by removing dirt. It can be used in the following ways -

  • Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a small amount of shampoo and mix well.
  • After applying it on the wet scalp, after some time it has to be cleaned with plain water.
  • By applying this, the hair follicles are cleaned and the health of the hair is maintained.

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Helps in hair growth

Tea tree oil removes all kinds of toxins from the scalp by improving blood circulation, which increases hair growth. It also brings new life to the dormant hair follicles. It prepares the hair and scalp for better absorption of nutrients. In this way, it helps in hair growth. To increase hair, tea tree oil should be used in this way -

  • Any carrier oil like coconut oilalmond oil, or sesame oil is to be mixed well with tea tree oil.
  • Massage it well by applying it on the scalp.
  • The oil can also be slightly lukewarm before the massage.
  • After this process hair should be washed with a mild shampoo.
  • As a result, the hair becomes free from any kind of fungus or bacteria.

Dry hair and scalp treatment

If the hair is dry and lifeless, then tea tree oil can help in curing it. Problems like seborrheic dermatitis can also be cured with the help of tea tree oil. In this situation, dry and scaly spots appear on the scalp. To cure dry hair and scalp, tea tree oil should be used in this way -

  • Tea tree oil is to be mixed well with carrier oil like coconut oil or olive oil.
  • Now, this oil should be massaged on the scalp for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Then the hair should be washed in the normal way.
  • After a daily massage in this way, dry hair, and scalp start to heal slowly.

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Remove dandruff

The reason for having dandruff varies from person to person. Oily irritated skin, poor hair hygiene, contact dermatitis, or sensitivity to a naturally occurring fungus called Malassezia on the scalp and other fungal infections can cause dandruff. Tea tree oil has anti-fungal properties, due to which dandruff goes away and there is no dryness in the hair. It can be used in the following ways -

  • Mixing 10 to 15 drops of tea tree oil with shampoo should be massaged well in the hair.
  • Hair should be washed only after keeping it on the hair for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Acting as a natural conditioner, this mixture smoothens the scalp and removes dandruff.

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Scalp itchiness relief

Many people have the problem of itching and dryness in the scalp. A hair mask made of tree tea oil can help in removing it. This hair mask can be made in this way -

  • To make a hair mask, a base should be chosen, for which something thick like avocado paste or curd is necessary.
  • A few drops of tea tree oil should be mixed in it with honey.
  • Now apply it to the hair, should be massaged on the scalp with the fingers.
  • After keeping it for about 15-20 minutes, it is advisable to wash it with plain water.

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Helpful in healing oily scalp

Sebaceous glands produce more oil in the hair of some people, due to which the hair always remains oily. Tea tree oil is non-comedogenic. This means it does not clog pores and helps reduce bacteria on the surface of the skin. To overcome the problem of oily scalp, tea tree oil should be used in the following way -

  • Baking soda and honey should be mixed well in tea tree oil and applied to the scalp.
  • After massaging the scalp for about 10 minutes, it should be left on the scalp for 30 minutes.
  • It is recommended to apply this paste twice a week to maintain the pH balance of the scalp.

Helpful in getting rid of lice

Lice are the result of poor scalp health, which causes inflammation and itching by sucking blood from the scalp. Tea tree oil has insecticidal properties, which give relief from hair lice. Tea tree oil contains components such as 1,8-cineole and terpinene-4-ol.

They are the ones who play an important role in eliminating lice. By applying this oil, the eggs of lice do not stick to the hair and scalp. To eliminate lice, tea tree oil should be used like this -

  • To get rid of lice, mix 1 teaspoon of any vegetable oil with 7 to 8 drops of tea tree oil.
  • Apply on hair and scalp and leave it overnight.
  • This oil is well absorbed in the hair, so it is necessary to apply a shower cap.
  • It is advisable to remove the shower cap and comb it 5 to 6 times with a fine comb.
  • After this, the hair should be washed with a hair cleanser.

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Daily conditioning aid

Tea tree oil can be used daily as a leave-in conditioner for good hair health. This leave-in conditioner can be prepared in this way -

  • Take distilled water in a spray bottle.
  • A few drops of tea tree oil should be added to it.
  • Also, a few drops of chamomile tea can be added to it.
  • It is to be noted that any ingredient can be used to make this spray, but it must contain 5% tea tree oil.

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Tea tree oil is healthy for hair, yet it becomes necessary to take care of some things. Tea tree oil can irritate some people's skin. Come, let us know in detail what things need to be kept in mind while using tea tree oil so that the user does not face any kind of risk from it -

  • Tea tree oil should only be applied to the surface of the skin. It should never be consumed. Doing so can lead to loss of muscle control and balance and the person can also go into a coma. This is one reason why it should be kept away from the reach of children.
  • Tea tree oil contains 1,8-cineole, which can irritate some people's skin. Therefore, before using tea tree oil, it should be tested by applying it to the inner part of the hand. After applying should wait for 12 to 24 hours. If there is no burning sensation, rashes, or redness, then tea tree oil or any product containing it can be used.
  • Fresh tea tree oil should always be used. It is less likely to cause allergies than oxidized tea tree oil.
  • Depression, diarrhea, drowsiness, fatigue, muscle tremors, itching, and rashes are side effects of tea tree oil.
  • Pregnant and lactating women should use tea tree oil with caution.

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Tea tree oil plays an important role in getting rid of dandruff and getting healthy hair. It is also helpful in getting rid of lice. However, before using it, it should be tested by applying it on the skin, because it can also irritate the skin of some people. If any person has any kind of hesitation regarding the use of tea tree oil, then the opinion of the doctor must be taken.

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