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Not Just Skin, Tea Tree Oil Is Beneficial For Your Hair Too: Here's How You Should Use It

Haircare tips: Tea tree oil is beneficial for your skin as well as hair. You can fight hair fall, dry scalp, dandruff and other hair problems with the help of tea tree oil. Here are some ways to use it.

Not Just Skin, Tea Tree Oil Is Beneficial For Your Hair Too: Heres How You Should Use It

Haircare tips: Regular oiling can help control hair fall


  1. Oiling regularly can prevent hair fall
  2. Oiling provides right nourishment to your hair
  3. There are many factors which can lead to hair fall

Oiling should be an important part of your hair care routine. It supports your overall hair health. Oiling strengthens your hair and provides the right nourishment to your hair. You can choose the right hair oil according to your hair type and hair problems you are facing. Many are aware of the benefits of tea tree oil for skin. This oil is beneficial for your hair too. It can help control hair fall. Dandruff is also a common problem that can be controlled with the use of tea tree oil. You can also achieve long and strong hair with the help of tea tree oil. Here are some benefits of tea tree oil for hair and right methods to use it.

Haircare Tips: Benefits of tea tree oil for hair

Tea tree oil can help in controlling dandruff. It can reduce scalp dryness. Use of tea tree oil can also promote hair growth.

According to a study published in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, using a shampoo containing 5 percent tea tree oil on 126 participants for four weeks resulted in 41 percent improvement in dandruff. It also helped in controlling itchiness and greasiness.

Other studies have also highlighted the benefits of tea tree oil in controlling hair fall and other hair problems.

Also read: Hair Growth Tips: Prepare Onion Oil To Control Hair Fall With This Simple Method


You can essential oils such as tea tree oil to promote hair growth
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Dr. Sunil Kumar Prabhu explains, "Tea tree oil has been traditionally used and can be beneficial to manage dandruff because of its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used quite often found in personal care products because it can purify and cleanse the skin, and unclog the pores."

Also read: Hair Care Tips: Do's And Don'ts Of Oiling Your Hair You Need To Know

How to use tea tree oil for hair?

Dr. Kumar further explains, "Tea tree oil in its concentrated form may be harsh on the scalp. It can be used by mixing it with a carrier oil such as coconut, almond oil, or olive oil. When it is used in the right formulation, tea tree oil can be suitable for sensitive skin. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo, or in a small ratio with the carrier oil - in case you have any doubt, consult with a hair-care expert who will be able to guide on the exact proportion of tea-tree oil required for your scalp type."

Also read: Oiling Tips: How Oiling Regularly Can Be Beneficial For Hair

(Dr. Sunil Kumar Prabhu, Senior Consultant, Dermatology and Aesthetic Physician, Aster RV Hospital)

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