With its distinctive lively and fresh fragrance, there is no denying the beautifully spirited scent of Tea Tree Oil. Tea Tree Oil is a seriously diverse and multi-functional product that truly deserves a top spot in everybody’s hair and beauty routine.
Often thought of as solely a skincare saviour, thanks to it’s anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, Tea Tree Oil has long since been recognised for its benefit in the treatment of acne, cold sores and even athletes foot. But did you know that Tea Tree Oil also offers many surprising benefits when used on your hair and scalp?
Discover the amazing benefits of using Tea Tree Oil for your hair
What is Tea Tree Oil?
Tea Tree Oil is a natural essential oil that is extracted from the leaves and the wood of the native Australian Melaleuca Alternifolia plant. Used by the Aboriginal indigenous population to treat fungal infections, grazes and infections, this potent oil can also be used as part of your daily hairstyling to help soothe a dry scalp, kill head lice and eradicate dandruff.
The 5 amazing beneficial properties of Tea Tree Oil
How to use Tea Tree Oil
We know what you’re thinking, this all sounds fantastic, but how do I actually use Tea Tree Oil effectively on my hair? We recommend mixing 5-10 drops of Tea Tree Oil with carrier oils such as jojoba oil, almond oil or unrefined coconut oil to create a deeply nourishing hair masque. Whether it’s a quick hair masque to apply whilst you’re in the shower, or a deep treatment overnight masque, this formulation works beautifully both ways.
Another way to reap the benefits of Tea Tree Oil on your hair and scalp is to dilute 8-10 drops of Tea Tree Oil into some water, decant the mix into a spray bottle and spritz through your hair each day.
How to use Tea Tree Oil in shampoo
If you are looking to make your own Tea Tree Oil formulation, you can also add Tea Tree Oil to your everyday shampoo. Simply add 5-10 drops of Tea Tree Oil for every 250ml of shampoo. Once you’ve made your cocktail, massage the shampoo and Tea Tree Oil mix into your scalp and comb throughout the ends of your hair to start reaping those fantastic benefits. You will feel a slight tingly sensation upon application, that’s the Tea Tree Oil working its magic!
And if you don’t feel like making your own mix, here at Look Fantastic we stock a brilliant range of Tea Tree Oil infused products, including one of our personal favourites, the Cantu Shea Butter Tea tree Jojoba Hair And Scalp Oil. This super conditioning and soothing oil is formulated with pure shea butter, Tea Tree Oil and gentle Jojoba Oil which are the dream team ingredients to promote natural shine whilst encouraging a healthy growth environment. Suitable for all hair types and particularly great for weaves, this no-drip formulation is perfect for discovering the benefits of Tea Tree Oil.