Top 6 Tea Tree DIY Hair treatments
Tea Tree oil is becoming more and more popular as a natural healthcare and beauty treatment, so we decided to explore how to use Tea Tree oil in beauty regimes and healthcare.
The benefits and information we found was so extensive, Tea Tree Oil has so many beauty and healthcare benefits, that we couldn’t possibly list them all in this article.
Tea Tree Oil Top 6 Hair treatments for you to do at home:
Tea Tree Oil is one of the best natural cleansing oils for hair, as it will not damage or dry your hair.
Tea Tree Oil reduces the effects of hair loss and promotes hair growth, giving you healthy hair and a healthy scalp.
Tea Tree Oil is very strong, if you use it on it’s own it can cause dryness, itchiness or sensitive scalp or skin. The tips below all combine Tea Tree Oil with carrier oils like coconut/olive/jojoba /almond oil. Alternatively it can be mixed into your favourite shampoo.
- Daily Cleansing:
Mix a few drops of your Tea Tree oil into your favourite shampoo, apply the mixture to your hair and gently massage into your scalp for a few minutes, this massaging motion into the scalp promotes the medicinal properties of the Tea Tree Oil.
- Hair Growth:
Tea Tree Oil unclogs your hair follicles and nourishes your roots. Mix Tea Tree oil with Olive oil. When you mix Tea Tree oil with warmed Oilve Oil it adds smoothness and a protective layer that is resistant to toxins, which helps promote hair growth.
To prepare, warm olive oil for a few seconds (not in the microwave) add 3-5 drops of tea tree oil. Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair at least once a day for 3 weeks in order to see amazing results. Rinse thoroughly.
- Dry Scalp:
Tea Tree Oil is excellent for dry scalp and itchiness, it moisturises and nourishes your scalp, clearing pore blockages. Mix a few drops of Tea Tree oil with Jojoba oil. Mix well and massageinto your scalp for 10 – 15 minutes. Rinse it out thoroughly and then wash your hair normally. Alternatively add Tea Tree oil to your normal conditioner mix it in well leave on for a few minutes and rinse thoroughly.
Tea Tree oil is renowned for it’s anitfungal amd antibacterial properties.It fights the fungus that causes dandruff and nourishes your scalp at the same time. Add 10 drops of Tea Tree Oil to every 230 grams of your usual shampoo. Massage the shampoo into the scalp and let it rest for 3 – 5 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly. Try using a mixture of carrier oil with tea tree oil on dry hair. This may help to reduce or eliminate stubborn dandruff from the scalp.
- Hot Oil Treatment:
Add Tea Tree oil to any of your favorite hot oil treatments. This adds moisture to your scalp and helps treat dryness/itchiness. Use any carrier oil such as jojoba, olive, sesame, castor, almond or coconut oil. Add 1-2 drops of tea tree oil to ½ cup of oil (use less if your hair is naturally more prone to oiliness, more if it is more prone to dryness). Warm your oil mixture by heating plain water on the stove. Wait until the water is just about to boil and remove the pot from the stove. Put the oil mixture in a glass container and place it in the warm water until the oil warms up. Test the oil on your wrist first to check the temperature, making sure it is not too hot. Section your hair into four sections, for easy and even distribution. Using an applicator bottle or your hands, apply the oil to your hair, distributing evenly. Carefully massage the mixture into your scalp and coat through to your ends. Cover your hair with a plastic shower cap ( If you don’t have a shower cap wrap Shrinkwrap/Gladwrap around your head) and let the oil treatment sit on your hair for at least 30 minutes.If you want to you can heat a towel in the sun or the tumble dryer and cover the plastic covering on your head. Alternatively sit in the sun with the plastic covering on.Then shampoo and condition as normal.
- Hair Mask:
Tea Tree Oil makes a wonderful hair mask. Choose a natural base product for your mask either one cup of plain yogurt or one whole avocado mashed up. Both are thick enough to act as a paste and will also moisturize due to their abundance of healthy fats. Add 10 drops of argan oil, 2 tablespoons of honey (both will aid in hydration and act as a glue). Add some drops of tea tree oil and stir the mixture until smooth and creamy. Using gloves, apply the mixture directly to your scalp, press in and massage gently using your fingertips. Leave on for 10 minutes, then make sure to rinse out thoroughly. If you don’t have time for a DIY mask try adding tea tree oil to a conditioning treatment or existing hair mask that you have bought.
Tips, when using tea tree oil for hair:
- Tea tree oil can be used on any type of hair, no matter what style, texture or length
- Stop using tea tree oil if you notice redness, rash, or irritation.
- Tea tree oil can cause allergies in some people, so conduct a patch test first with your diluted solution before applying it to your scalp or hair.
- Make sure that you are only using a few drops of tea tree oil with your carrier oil, or if using with a shampoo/conditioner, only add 10 drops for every 230 grams of shampoo/conditioner. If too much is used, it can have the opposite effect and cause hair to become extremely brittle and weak.
- Tea tree oil is not only a great solution for hair but can also help to treat a number of skin infections and respiratory problems.
Tea tree oil has been used for thousands of years. Its natural antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and antiviral properties make it a great all natural treatment for many scalp ailments, like dandruff, oily hair and itchy scalp. It is even used to treat lice infections.Tea tree oil is one of the healthiest natural oils available and a very effective treatment to increase hair growth. Tea tree oil is an amazing beauty product for both skin and hair, and should definitely have a place in every woman’s beauty cabinet!