How To Treat yor Hair with Serum of Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is known for its skin, hair and aroma therapeutic benefits. Tea tree oil is used in a lot of commercial hair care products and can also be used in homemade hair products which are free of chemicals and are super effective! This poss deals with tea tree oil benefits for hair along with a hair serum recipe.
Benefits of tea tree oil for hair
Scalp health: Using tea tree oil ensures that your scalp remains clean and healthy. Jain points out, “Being highly antifungal and antibacterial, it is very effective in treating microorganisms that thrive on the scalp. Massaging with this oil will not only moisturise and soothe the dry itchy scalp but at the same time control excess oil production that can block hair follicles, preventing hair growth.Tea tree oil improves scalp health on the whole with its antimicrobial properties. The improvised scalp health makes the follicles more receptive to nutrition and the unclogged pores help promote unhindered hair growth, It is non-comedogenic and hence, will not clog the pores thereby decreasing bacteria on the skin’s surface. The oil helps unclog pores and reduces itchiness and the resulting boils on the scalp. Tea tree oil helps cleanse the scalp and clear theclogged pores that block hair growth. Dirty and clogged pores are also the reason for hair loss and dandruff. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to jojoba oil and massage it gently but thoroughly onto your scalp for 10 – 15 minutes. Rinse it off completely afterwards. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to your conditioner. Apply it to your hair after shampooing it. Leave it on for a few minutes before washing it off.
Battle dandruff: The antifungal and antibacterial properties of tea tree oil also help in getting rid of dandruff. It is a natural conditioner and moisturiser. It removes any agents that cause drying of scalp and its flaking. It also soothes the resulting itchiness if you do have dandruff. Add tea tree oil to your favourite shampoo. Gently massage it into the scalp when applying it.
Get rid of lice: Lice on scalp are caused because of bad scalp health to begin with, and are spread by contact. They suck the blood from the scalp, and cause a lot of inflammation and itchiness. Tea tree oil contains 1,8-cineole and terpinen-4-ol which have insecticidal properties that help kill lice in the head. Mother lice lay their eggs along the hair shaft and they get strongly attached. This connection is broken by using tea tree oil on hair making it easier to remove the lice while combing. Take five to seven drops of tea tree oil and add to one tablespoon of any vegetable oil. Apply this to the scalp. Wear a dry shower cap and leave it overnight. In the morning, use an herbal shampoo to wash your hair. Repeat thisthree to four times a week to get rid of head lice.
Hair Growth: It has been found that tea tree oil induces hair growth. It actually helps in unclogging hair follicles and nourishes your roots. Take few drops of tea tree oil, mix it with any carrier oil and simply massage it onto your scalp. You will feel a great refreshing and tingling effect on your scalp.
Hairfall: We all dread the very thought of hairfall and hair thinning. Tea tree oil can help a great deal in preventing this nightmare called hair fall. All commercial products do more harm to the hair than good and the result is hair fall. Tea tree oil helps restore all the replenished nutrients from the hair. Regular application of diluted tea tree oil with any carrier oil can visible reduce hair fall.
Dry Scalp: Tea tree oil is very good for dry scalp. It moisturizes by nourishing your scalp and your hair really well. It clears all blockages in the pores. Mix it with any carrier oil like jojoba oil and massage gently onto your scalp for 10-15 minutes. Leave it on for some time and wash thoroughly.
Recipe for Tea Tree Oil Serum:
Things you need:
- 2 tablespoons aloe juice or gel
- 15 drops tea tree oil
- 2 tablespoons witch hazel
- 4 tablespoons water
- In a bowl, add aloe juice or gel and add in witch hazel.
- Put 15 drops of tea tree oil and water.
- Stir well and pour the mixture in a dropper bottle.
- To use, take 10-15 drops of this mixture and massage on scalp and hair before bedtime or 2 hours before hair wash.