Tea tree oil for hair – How to use & Its benefits

Tea tree oil has gained popularity lately as one of the best hair care products due to its natural healing and nourishing properties. It is suitable for all types of hair and is quite effective. Women worldwide today use this indigenous ingredient of Australia to solve various hair problems.

Benefits of tea tree oil for hair

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  • Thoroughly cleanses your hair and by removing all dirt and impurities.
  • Maintains the pH balance of your scalp.
  • Reduces hair fall with regular use.
  • Adds volume to your hair.
  • Deeply nourishes your scalp and stimulates hair growth.
  • Helps in getting rid of lice.
  • Helps in vanishing extra oil from your hair.
  • It treats dandruff and does not let it come back.
  • Fastens hair growth.
  • Unclogs the blocked hair pores and deeply penetrates it providing your hair the necessary nutrients.
  • Reduces the visibility of spots on your scalp (if any).
  • Gives you smooth, shiny and frizz free hair naturally.

Ways to use tea tree oil for various hair problems

Tea tree oil as a shampoo

How to make rosemary oil for hair

You can easily make tea tree oil based shampoo by yourself. Daily usage of this will improve your scalp health and benefit your hair.


  • Add 8-10 drops of tea tree oil in a small bottle of your regular shampoo.
  • Shampoo your hair on alternate days with it.

For healthy scalp

Mixing tree tea tree oil with baking soda helps in removing dead skin, unclogging the skin pores, fighting the bad bacteria, maintaining pH balance etc., resulting in healthy scalp.


  • In a bowl mix 1-tablespoon baking soda, 3-tablespoon honey and 3-4 drops tea tree oil and mix well.
  • Apply the mixture on your scalp and massage for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash off after 30 minutes.
  • Repeat the procedure twice a week.

For dandruff free hair

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Tea tree oil contains antifungal and antibacterial properties, which help in reducing dandruff.


  • Take tea tree oil infused shampoo and gently massage your scalp for 2 minutes.
  • Leave it untouched for 5 minutes.
  • Wash with tepid water.

For hair fall reduction

Mixture of tea tree oil and egg white calms itchy scalp and nourishes it thus reducing hair fall overtime.


  • Mix 2 egg whites and five drops tea tree oil in a bowl.
  • Massage your scalp with this mixture for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash off with an herbal shampoo after 30 minutes.
  • Repeat the procedure twice a week.

For increasing hair volume

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Mixing almond oil with tea tree oil helps in deeply nourishing the scalp, which leads to growth of new hair.


  • Mix few drops of tea tree oil in required almond oil.
  • Massage  your hair with this oil mixture for 5 minutes
  • Wrap a warm towel around your hair and keep it for 30 minutes.
  • Do this once a week.

For hair conditioning

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You can also use tea tree as a hair conditioner here is how!


  • In a bowl mix distilled water with tea tree oil.
  • The oil must be 5% of the total water content.
  • Add the mixture to spray bottle.
  • Spray it regularly after every hair wash.