Tea tree oil for hair

March 4, 2013

Prevention of Hair Loss – Hair loss can be due to many conditions.  It can be attributed to the existence of dandruff in the scalp. Dandruff can be caused by a lot of factors. It can be due to malnutrition or an unbalanced diet, insufficient stimulation of the nerve as well as an interruption on the blood circulation.  It can also be caused by a fungal infection due to ‘trichophyton spp’ or a yeast infection caused by the ‘Malassezia’ genus particularly Pityrosporum ovale which is present in the hair follicles.  Then it becomes a natural tendency to scratch the scalp more often. Moreover, pulling out of hair strands will occur in order to get rid of the constant itching. As a result, there will be hair thinning and subsequent loss of hair.

One benefit of natural tea tree is to eliminate the yeast or fungal microorganisms by clearing out as well as unblocking the hair follicles. Consequently, this can remove dandruff.

Growth of Hair – It is easy to use other essential oils with tea tree oil for re-growth of hair. Actually, you can even have a voluminous cascade.  However, it is very important not to use concentrated tea tree oil.  It will result to allergies and skin eruptions.  Before using tea tree oil, it is best to dilute it with jojoba oil, olive oil, coconut oil or almond oil using a ratio of 20:80.

Elimination of Hair Lice – Tea tree oil can be used in getting rid of head lice. Actually, lice infestation is not only irritating but will also cause several health issues.  Combine eight drops of tea tree oil with a mild shampoo. Massage your head for about fifteen minutes.  Rinse and repeat the procedure. In reality, before you apply the shampoo for the second time, take two drops of tea tree oil and then apply it into your hair.  After that, apply the shampoo and rinse.

Hair Care for the Kids - More often than not, babies are inflicted with a condition known as cradle cap. The scalp will become infected with pustules which will trigger inflammation and itchiness.  Tea tree oil is best in relieving this painful predicament.  All you have to do is wash the hair of your child after you massage it with a solution of sweet almond oil and tea tree oil.  The combination makes use of the 10:1 ratio. Rinse the solution using an extremely mild baby shampoo.

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