Tea Tree Oil for Hair Treatment
Tea Tree Oil Hair Treatment
Tea tree oil for hair treatment – Is tea tree oil come from the tea plant? Why it has the same name with tea leaves for drink? What about benefits of tea tree oil for hair? Can it solve the commonly hair problem like dandruff and head lice?
Many people think that the tea tree oil comes from the leaves of tea as we used to drink. However, tea tree which here is an essential oil obtained by steam distillation of the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, these plant native from Australia.
Why it has the same name of tea leaves? Yes, because these plants were used as a substitute for tea to drink so why some people in Australia gave it with the name as tea tree but now these leaves used for medicinally is the oil from leaves.
Why tea tree oil is good for hair treatment?
Tea tree was believed for long time in Australian aborigines used traditionally for healing skin cuts, skin burns, and any skin infections by crushing the leaves and applying them to the affected area. In the contains of tea tree oil is terpenoid that benefits for antifungal and terpinen-4 that used as an antimicrobial activity.
Benefits of tea tree oil for dandruff and head lice
Tea tree oil has many benefits for all skin problems include the scalp and hair. Here we explain the benefits for dandruff and lice because we write here in focus to treat about hair problem and solving.
For dandruff treatment we can use tea tree oil by mix to the shampoo that we used for shampooing our hair. How to do is mix a few drops of tea tree oil in the shampoo and rub evenly like using regular shampoo. Let stand a few minutes before rinsing. After using for 4 week we can see the result about benefits of tea tree oil by reducing dandruff significantly.
For severe dandruff you can combine with home making dandruff treatment oil that we have wrote in another topic from this blog. If you have fungal infection in your scalp you can use tea tree oil by rubbing in your scalp that has fungal infection areas after shampooing. It better use in the night before going to bed and rinse in the morning while wake up. You can read more about severe dandruff treatment here.
If you have the problem with your head lice especially for children and teen by applying evenly the tea tree oil to the hair automatically will also kill lice that are bothering you and your child. You can check the lice dead in your pillow in the morning if you have short hair, but if you have long hair or curly you need to comb your hair to see the lice dead and fall in your pillow.
You can found tea tree oil that most commonly in a pure essential oil. Tea tree oil also found as an ingredient for shampoo, creams, soaps, ointments, and lotions. These are about benefits of tea tree oil for hair treatment, hopeful it benefits for you.