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Tea Tree Oil: How to Use it as Part of Your Hair Care Routine

Updated on May 3, 2012
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Tea tree oil is an absolute miracle and many of us already use it as a part of our skin care regimes, but did you know that it can do wonders for your hair and scalp as well? Everyday hair and scalp issues can be treated with tea tree oil, and it may be a far more affordable alternative than store-bought products. It can be used for dry hair, dandruff or other scalp issues, and even the occasional split end. It moisturizes the hair while keeping the hair and scalp healthy. It’s anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti viral properties makes it a must-have for anyone who is looking for natural alternatives to commercially produced products and treatments.

Tea tree Oil in Hair Care Products

For many of us the idea of mixing together ingredients at home may seem a little daunting, and then purchasing hair care products that list tea tree oil as an ingredient may be the best option. If you’re open to experimentation, you could add a few drops of the oil to the shampoo and conditioner you’re already using. Tea tree can help relieve the itchiness and flaking associated with dandruff and other scalp conditions, so it’s well worth a try.

Tea Tree Oil and the Scalp

The healing and antimicrobial properties of this oil make it a perfect scalp treatment. It has been used to treat a number of scalp complaints, and the easiest way to treat the scalp using tea tree oil is to massage a few drops into the scalp. Leave it on for at least 15 minutes before washing the hair like you would normally. An added bonus to this type of scalp treatment is that it also moisturizes and helps to relieve the itchiness associated with a dry scalp.

Control and De-Frizz your Hair

Tea tree oil can be used to tame frizzy hair and fly-away strands too. Rub a few drops between your palms and then apply it to the strands that need it. If you’re having a really bad hair day, try applying a little more oil to the hair. Start at the ends and work your way towards the roots. Just don’t apply too much. The oil will help tame the hair, and will also moisturize it. You’re likely to find that a lot of the oil absorbs and by the next day your hair should feel silkier and softer.

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