Tea tree oil also known as melaleuca oil and ti tree oil, it is an oil with the fragrance of camphoraceous and it could be pale yellow to nearly colourless and clear. Tea tree oil is isolated from e leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, mainly found in Australia and New Zealand.
Tea tree oil is very useful in the field of science whether it be horticulture or medical. Infact it is used as an alternative medical treatment in Australia for centuries, people in Australia also use it to cure cold and cough by inhaling the oils. Also it is considered as the best medicine for the treatment of acne, to reduce inflammation, in the treatment of fungal infection and also for treating dandruff, lice as well as it also reduces the problem of hair fall.
Tea tree oil is the best treatment for the hair as it is antibacterial and you can also see it in the ingredients of many body products such as skin lotions, and many shampoos contain tea tree oil. A chemist Arthur Penfold published a series of papers on its antiseptic properties.
It is very beneficial for the hair, it doesn’t increase the length of hair directly but it encourages hair growth by helping to unclog hair follicles as well as it nourishes the roots. It also makes hair thick and moisturizes the hair so that scalp is no longer dry and itchy and also it prevents dead cells from building up.
Tea tree oil controls the excess oil produced in the scalp and it is best medicine for treating dandruff and lice.
Different uses of tea tree oil
In your hair you can use it on its own or mixed with other ingredients but it is very necessary try to use it in a required amount otherwise it can cause some negative effects.
You can use it with coconut oil, jojoba oil, peppermint and olive oil; it helps in treating itchy scalp and the benefit of applying tea tree oil with the mixture of other oils is that it becomes more sensitive. After adding it with other oil message it into your scalp and wait for 30 minutes before rinsing it out.
You can also add it in your shampoo before washing your hair or you can use it after shower, shampoo and conditioner your hair after that comb out your hair and apply required amount of tea tree oil and message it into your scalp, don’t use it excessively.
You can also go with overnight treatment if you have problem of dandruff and lice.
There are some thing that you should remember if you are using tea tree oil, first use tea tree oil once in a week and always try to use it with other ingredients because it is toxic and excessive use of it can be harmful.
If you also want thick, long and beautiful hair, you should once try tea tree oil. You will yourself feel the difference.