Over the last few years, the use of tea tree oil has extensively increased in beauty products. Its ability to fight many types of bacteria, viruses, fungi and treat infections makes it an excellent ingredient to add to your beauty routine. While you may have come across several skincare products with tea tree oil, especially those for acne-prone skin, we bet you haven’t used it for hair and scalp problems.
The antibacterial properties of tea tree oil can treat a number of scalp problems like dandruff, itchy scalp, infection and more. If you are dealing with an itchy scalp this summer, adding tea tree oil to your hair care routine can help. Here are a few ways on how to do it.
Massage into your scalp
One of the most effective ways to add tea tree oil into your hair care routine is to massage it into your scalp. Make sure you do not apply the oil directly onto the scalp. Always dilute it first by adding a few drops into a carrier oil like coconut, jojoba or almond oil. Known for its antifungal properties, tea tree is also a potent cleanser, so if there’s a buildup of product or bacteria, it will effectively clean dirt, grime and other impurities to reduce itching and leave you with a clear scalp.
Buy a tea tree oil shampoo
Another way to get rid of an itchy scalp and treat problems that lead to it is by using a shampoo infused with tea tree oil. It tackles issues like dry scalp, dandruff as well as psoriasis by reducing inflammation and irritation. The Love Beauty & Planet Tea Tree and Vetiver Aroma Radical Refresher Shampoo is an excellent choice for anyone dealing with an itchy scalp. It deeply cleanses the scalp to remove all types of impurities and dandruff to keep it free of irritation.
Apply tea tree oil mask
If you don’t use a hair mask regularly, it's time you start doing that. Not only will it help relieve an itchy scalp, but it will also improve the health of your tresses due to the presence of moisturising ingredients in it. First, to make a hair mask with tea tree oil, choose a base like avocado paste or yoghurt. To this, add a few drops of tea tree oil and honey, then apply the mask to your hair. Massage with fingertips for a few minutes, then leave it on for 15-20 minutes before washing off with a mild shampoo.