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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has been around for a very long time, since about the 1800's, but has recently found its way into many hair products. It is one of the most beneficial ingredients used in hair care today. This extract is a derivative of the melaleuca tree in Australia. It is superb for cleaning out the hair follicle and promoting hair growth, more so than many of the other products on the market today. Occasionally people have an irritated scalp caused by bacteria or other irritants and this product can assist with healing the effects of harmful bacteria or hair products.

In terms of hair product tea tree oil can prevent and help with bacterial and fungal infections to the scalp. This has a direct benefit to hair, especially ethnic hair since many harmful products may have been previously applied. A solution to this is to apply the tea tree product which is perfect for restoring dry or damaged hair. Tea tree mixed with a combination of other oils can prevent scalp infection and dandruff as well. One must think of the extract like medicine. There are different concentrations of this chemical found in various products.

What you generally see in industry are hair products that contain approximately two percent concentration tea tree oil. It is particularly useful in shampoo form and since it can be applied to hair on a regular basis for healthy hair. It generally makes ethnic hair more durable, thicker and robust. The product "Proclaim Tea Tree Shampoo" also has great effect on someone who is losing their hair. In general scalp irritation will be reduced, the follicles cleansed and the hair will be strengthened and become more durable. This function of relieving scalp irritation greatly helps with ethnic hair because often times harsh products can be used that may damage hair.

However, if this oil product is used it will maintain healthy hair. By nature, it is a potent antiseptic. It is also good to note that it is not irritating to the skin like chemicals found in other products. It is also known for cleaning out the sebaceous glands on the scalp. This is desirable to most people. The net result is healthy hair, irritation free, and can be more easily worked with. And when you are styling ethnic hair, it certainly helps. Other hair products that contain tea tree oil are root stimulator, conditioner, shampoo, wax, and oils, as well as other ethnic hair products. All of which contribute to overall ethnic beauty. In summary through the usage of the tea tree oil in the right proportion you can achieve superb hair results and maintain the overall health of your hair.

Hair products containing tea tree oil are generally not too much more expensive than that of the normal variety. Only about forty percent more cost, but the benefit to your hair is fantastic. When you invest in these products and apply it to your hair it is an investment that is well worth it.



  1. That was a really useful article on tea tree oil. Great blog, I am following now, follow me too if you want! Kisses!
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    1. Great blog indeed. I use tea tree oil to treat fungus in my nails and to preserve my Shea butter mix. Thank you!
      -keep it natural sisters-

  2. This IS useful & timely! I've been experiencing some scalp irritation but I wasn't sure if it was due to the products I've been using or the fact that I haven't washed my hair in a few days and since I started transitioning I've been co-washing more often than before.... But I've used tea tree oil products before and loved them. Now, I'm adding this to my shopping list :-)

  3. Great info, Thanks a bunch for sharing. Take care.


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  5. I really quite adore tea tree oil! I use it for my face in a mix of coconut oil, rosemary, aloe, and tea tree. As well, I mix it with my apple cider vinegar when I do a rinse for my hair/scalp and it's also mixed into my cholesterol hair treatment. Yay tea tree oil! It soothed and healed my scalp when I had irritations/scabs from product buildup while wearing braids. Nature's cure all!

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  7. I've been using tea tree oil for a while now but I really had no idea it was so useful!!! I use it on my scalp/hair and on my skin. Since it's antiseptic it helps keep my monthly breakouts to a minimum.


  8. I love tea tree oil. I wish I could grow the plants myself but they require a better climate I believe.:O)

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