If you’re on the hunt for an organic shampoo and conditioner that refreshes and helps keep your scalp healthy, then you may want to consider a tea tree oil shampoo.
But before you try it, it’s always best to get some background information about it to make sure that it is right for you. Tea tree oil comes from a tree that originated in Australia, the Melaleuca alternifolia. Traditionally, the natives of the area used the leaves of the tree for medicinal purposes, such as for sickness and treating wounds.
Later, through research, it was found that the oil had anti-bacterial properties. As a result, the sale of tea tree oil was started. Popularity increased decades later and businesses started mass-producing the oil. It can also be extracted from the Melaleuca dissitiflora and Melaleuca linariifolia.
Effects On People
It must be noted that tea tree oil has been classified as poisonous when swallowed. So don’t eat it! And of course it would be good to keep it away from children. There have been other rare side effects that have occurred in some people using tea tree oil, so do more research if you want to make certain it is something you should use.
Tea tree oil may be helpful with viral, bacterial, and fungal conditions. This is for topical use only. It has also been used to fight acne and mouth sores. This is most likely due to its antiseptic properties. It has been shown to be effective in fighting dandruff. Of course, one of the main causes of dandruff is fungus.
So tea tree oil has definitely shown that it can be beneficial to those who use it, especially to the skin. And that may be the most important part of this post. Hair are just specialized skin cells, basically. Of course, after they have grown outside the scalp, they are already dead. It’s funny how people value dead cells so much when they are hair. So if you have something that, in general, is good for the skin then it may also be good for hair as well. That is because the follicles grow right underneath the exterior of the skin.
Having a healthy scalp should contribute to having stronger hair. Hair is more apt to grow in a healthy environment than one that is either too dry, or too oily, which can lead to fungus growth. In studies, tea tree oil shampoo has had positive results in correcting conditions like bad dandruff. It may be good to try if you are looking for something new to help the health of your scalp or just mixing up shampoos, which is good to do. Remember though, try to find something that is as natural as possible. Stay away from sulfates and parabens, as they may be harmful to the skin.