Tea Tree Oil for the Hair
Tea Tree Oil For Your Hair
Melaleuca alternifolia, or Tea Tree is a plant native to Australia and is well known for a producing “tea tree essential oil”. Tea tree oil is known as an effective natural antimicrobial and antiseptic. It can be used to manage the symptoms of everything from athlete's foot to the common cold. People tend to associate tea tree oil with treatment of skin problems, it is excellent for clarifying the scalp and cleaning hair in the most natural way.
Hair parasite, microbe and dandruff treatment
Beyond issues of debris and clogged pores, tea tree is renowned for being a gentle yet effective ally against more serious hair health and scalp health concerns. Tea tree oil is one of the most effective natural treatments for dandruff. Tea tree oil’s natural yeast and fungus fighting properties are excellent at removing dandruff. Parasitic issues, such as head lice and ringworm, can be treated by tea tree essential oil diluted in a carrier oil (like our Tea Tree Oil Shampoo) and applied to the scalp.
Tea tree oils popularity has increased in the last several years since chemical solutions that were commonly effective aren't performing as well - this is because organisms have built building a resistance to them. There are no instances of bacteria or fungus becoming resistant to tea tree oil.
Tea tree oil when using in hair products is also an exceptional hair moisture balancer. Unlike other natural oils that could burden hair with more hydration than required, tea tree oil naturally finds a balance and encourages oil production in dry hair while controlling excessive oil production for oily hair. Tea tree oil is a powerful solvent with the ability to remove residue from styling products, cleansers and conditioners that can settle on hair and deep within pores. While many may turn to standard clarifying cleansers to restore their hair, they might be doing themselves a disservice as most clarifiers target residue on hair and not on the scalp.