Tea Tree Oil for Hair Grow
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Tea Tree Oil for Hair GrowthIf you are looking for a magical potion that can  treat all your hair and skin problems, get your hands on tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is extracted from the narrow leaves of Melaleuca Alternifolia, a native to the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. The healing and soothing properties of this  oil helps treat many health and beauty problems.

Tea tree oil is a great alternative and home remedy for hair growth compared to chemical-filled and artificial hair care products. It is a herb that reduces hair loss and promotes hair growth.  It also prevents other hair problems such as dandruff, baldness, psoriasis, and even head lice.

Is Tea Tree Oil Good for Hair?

There are tons of benefits of tea tree oil for hair. Some of them are listed below:

  • Tea tree oil has many natural antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-infection properties which effectively deal with certain hair-related problems.
  • Tea tree oil removes dead cells, unblocks hair follicles, and boosts the immune system which is then able to fight against infections that lead to hair loss, thus preventing head lice and dandruff.
  • The oil moisturizes hair and keeps the scalp free from fungal and bacterial infections, preventing dry and itchy scalp and blocked hair follicles.
  • Tea tree oil effectively treats cradle cap in children.
  • Using tea tree oil for hair loss really helps because it contains anti-androgenic effects which inhibit male hormones causing hair loss.
  • Tea tree oil is recommended by many dermatologists and cosmetologists.

How to use Tea Tree Oil for Hair Growth:

Apply tea tree oil in many ways for hair growth. Purchase 100 % pure tea tree oil from holistic shops, vitamin stores, or beauty/hair supply stores. Tea tree oil shampoos, soaps, conditioners, and body washes can be found at any of these stores, as well. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to your regular shampoo instead of buying tea tree shampoo.

1. Tea Tree Oil for Hair Growth 

Simply massage the oil on the scalp regularly to prevent many scalp issues and to produce healthy, shiny, beautiful hair. This stimulates blood flow and reduces inflammation in the follicular cells that, in turn, enhance hair growth and reduce itchiness, dandruff, dryness, oiliness, and blackening hair.

  • Apply a few drops of tea tree oil to scalp and gently massage for 5 – 7 minutes.
  • Leave for 10 – 15 minutes and wash with tea tree shampoo.
  • Repeat regularly for best results.
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2. Tea Tree Oil with Carrier Oil

This process is used for hair growth, hair loss, head lice, itchiness, dandruff, and dryness. Carrier oils include baby oil, olive oil, almond oil, vegetable oil, and jojoba oil. Tea tree oil mixed with a carrier oil clears dandruff and fights fungus. The combination moisturizes and nourishes hair, adding a protective layer resistant to toxins and promoting hair growth.

  • Mix 10 drops of warm tea tree oil and 1 teaspoon of any carrier oil.
  • Apply to the scalp and gently massage for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Wrap head in a hot towel to open clogged pores.
  • Leave for 10 – 15 minutes and wash with shampoo.
  • Repeat regularly for best results.
  • Note: Feeling a tingling sensation is completely normal.

3. Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

This process is used for hair loss, oiliness, head lice, itchiness, dandruff, and dryness. There are many tea tree oil-based hair products like shampoos, conditioners, hair oils, and dandruff shampoos to choose from.

  • Apply tea tree oil-based oil, shampoo, or conditioner to the scalp and gently massage for 5 – 7 minutes.
  • Leave for 10 minutes and rinse with water.
  • Repeat regularly for best results.
  • Note: If treating for head lice, comb the hair with a fine tooth comb after washing to remove the live and eggs. If treating for hair loss, mix the tea tree oil with almond oil prior to shampooing the hair.

4. Tea Tree Oil Spray

Tea tree oil contains anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that effectively treat head lice, dandruff, dryness, and itchiness, making hair healthy and beautiful.

  • Fill an empty spray bottle with an ounce of tea tree oil and a few ounces of water.
  • Lightly spritz your entire scalp.
  • Leave for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Cover head with a warm towel for maximum oil absorption into hair.
  • Wash your hair with tea tree oil shampoo.
  • Repeat regularly for best results.
  • Note: Apply before going to sleep and rinse in the morning for added results.

5. Tea Tree Oil Spray and Mask

Tea tree oil hair mask not only eliminates scalp problems like dandruff, dryness, and head lice, but also refreshes your scalp in the summer and restores health to your hair. The first stage in this process rids excess skin and cleanses the scalp. The second stage moisturizes hair with the hydrating agents in coconut oil and avocado.

  • Fill an empty spray bottle with a few drops of tea tree oil and equal quantities of apple cider vinegar and water.
  • Lightly spritz your entire scalp.
  • Leave for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Wash your hair with tea tree oil shampoo. Leave the shampoo on your hair for 3 – 5 minutes before you rinse it out.
  • Mix a mashed avocado and 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil.
  • Apply to the entire scalp and gently massage for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Leave for 30 – 40 minutes and rinse with mild shampoo.
  • Repeat as needed for best results.
  • Note: Apply before going to sleep and rinse in the morning for added results.
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6. Tea Tree Oil for Wavy Curls

  • Shampoo and condition your hair.
  • While still wet, apply a few drops of tea tree oil to scalp before going to sleep.
  • Braid hair into two parts on each side. Use more braids with shorter hair.
  • Take braids out in the morning and finger comb hair.
  • Repeat as desired.
  • Note: Apply tea tree oil and any carrier on untamed strands of hair from root to tip to help with frizz.

7. Rosemary and Tea Tree Oil for Hair

These oils have antibacterial, antiseptic, and antioxidant properties which stimulate healthy hair growth and heal many scalp problems such as dryness and flakiness.

  • Mix drops of tea tree oil, rosemary oil, and any carrier oil (jojoba or coconut oil).
  • Apply to the scalp and gently massage for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Leave for 2 – 3 hours and rinse with hot water.
  • Repeat twice weekly for best results.

8. Tea Tree Oil and Coconut Oil

Both coconut oil and tea tree oil have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that prevent scalp itchiness, dandruff, scalp folliculitis, scalp eczema, and scalp fungus.

  • Mix 10 drops of tea tree oil and a tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil until melted.
  • Apply to the itchy scalp and gently massage for 5 – 8 minutes.
  • Leave for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner.
  • Repeat regularly for best results.
  • Note: Apply before going to sleep and rinse in the morning for added results.

9. Tea Tree Oil and Lavender Oil

These oils have antibacterial properties that quickly heal itchy scalp, dandruff, and scalp psoriasis by conditioning and nourishing the hair and stimulating the deep layers of the skin.

  • Shampoo your hair.
  • Mix a few drops of tea tree oil and lavender oil.
  • Apply to the scalp as a conditioner and gently massage for 4 – 7 minutes.
  • Leave for 5 – 10 minutes and rinse with water.
  • Repeat regularly for best results.
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10. Tea Tree Oil Mask For Scalp Problems

This process moistures hair with its abundance of healthy fats. Honey aids in hydration and also provides essential enzymes needed for hair growth.

  • Wash your hair with your regular shampoo.
  • Mix a cup of yogurt, a mashed avocado, 10 drops of argan oil, 2 tablespoons of honey, and a few drops of tea tree oil until the paste consistency is creamy.
  • Apply to the scalp and gently massage for 6 – 8 minutes.
  • Comb your hair to evenly distribute the oil in the scalp and hair.
  • Leave for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Repeat regularly for best results.

11. Tea Tree Oil Mark For Nourishment

  • Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil, milk, castor oil, one egg, and 5 – 10 drops of tea tree oil.
  • Apply to the scalp and cover with a plastic hair cap.
  • Leave for 2 – 3 hours.
  • Use a hair dryer to apply a low medium heat to the scalp.
  • Wash hair with shampoo and conditioner.
  • Repeat regularly for best results.


  • It’s important to dilute tea tree oil with another oil prior to applying it on the hair as it can cause irritation, itchiness, and dryness when applied directly.
  • Using tea tree oil-based gels, such as Paul Mitchell’s tea tree stylish gel, will provide fullness and shine to hair with a medium to firm hold.
  • Using tea tree oil for hair growth may not be effective for all hair types.
  • Tea tree oil should not be swallowed nor used orally.
  • Some may be allergic to tea tree oil, causing redness or irritation. Always apply a small quantity as a patch test. If nothing happens, use it in proper proportion for healthy hair.
  • Always apply tea tree oil in the right way with the right quantity or proportions for proper hair growth. If used incorrectly, the oil may have the reverse effects, making hair extremely brittle and weak.
  • Tea tree oil will not increase facial hair growth.
  • Tea tree oil not only helps hair growth and other issues, but also treats many skin problems like relief from razor burns, acne reduction, and wart and ringworm removal. It can also help with respiratory problems, such as sore throat, cough, asthma, and bronchitis, and can strengthen the immune system.

Have you tried any of these methods? Do you know any other methods for hair growth? Share your experience with us!

  1. I baught a bottle of 118ml and do not know if I must use the full bottle at once, or how much must I use (for growth) ?

  2. What are the measurements for these great ideas. What exactly is a few ounces etc. Could you please give measurements?

    1. Mix 5 drops of tea tree oil in a glass of water. Pour the mixture in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on scalp, let it stay for 10 minutes and rinse off with water.

        1. Yes, you have to rinse off the application. If you want, you can let the application stay for few hours and then rinse off with water.

          1. You have to use shampoo to rinse your hair. You can use shampoo containing tea tree oil for more effectiveness.

  3. I have dyed my hair three time and my hair is falling out it delicate and very dry and hard it lifeless please help I have long hair and I do not want to cut it give advise please

    1. Try the methods mentioned above. Apart from that eat nutritional food, wash your hair 3 times a week and use mild shampoo and conditioners.

    2. Try taking ‘Biotin’ also. It’s an over the counter pill that helps many people with hair, nails and skin problems. My hair was falling out due to an autoimmune disease. I started taking large doses of Biotin which really helped!

  4. Can i mix 5 drops of tea tree oil and tea spoon of olive oil,coconut oil,bition oil with one ounce of water. To spay on hair a d scalp

    1. Yes you can. Apart from eat nutritional food, cover your hair before heading out and wash your hair 2 times a week.

  5. Is this a good way to use tea tree oil by mixing it with coconut,olive,and biotin oils and spay on scalp shampoo hait with tresame and use tresame conditioner or use a mayonnaise. Base.conditioner

  6. Can I leave tea tree oil in my hair ?
    Or do I have to wash it off after each apply.

    1. You have to wash it after the specified time. Leaving oil in hair for more than day can attract dirt which clogs the pores.

  7. My scalp is very bulgy from middle and hair growth is also not proper in the middle of the head ,This can cause an itching and burning ,and also show some cuts inside the scalp ,,how should i use the tea tree oil ? and also wash head daily or not?

    1. Before trying our remedies for hair growth, please consult a doctor to find out the exact reason behind the cuts, itching and burning.

  8. Hey i moved to canada & i used to had really healthy curly hair
    but since the time i ve got hair i have lost the volume with too much dryness & last night i had dandruf & hairfall like there were white flakes on my hair so i shaved my head today so now should i use tea tree oil to repair my scalp which is kinda dry because of canadian climate

    1. You can apply tea tree oil mixed with any other oil like coconut or olive oil. Its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties will treat the problems. It also moisturises the scalp.

  9. I was diagnosed with alopecia. I have lost a lot of hair; however, I’ve been using natural oils and shampoos and have seen moderate results. Has tea tree oil been known to counteract alopecia?

    1. As you have been seeing results using some natural oils, applying tea tree oil should also be beneficial. Good luck on trying and let us know your experience.

      1. Can I mix tea tree oil with avocado oil and use this as a daily dressing on my hair? Also, does this mix need to be washed out?

  10. I have suffer for 3 months my scalp in dandruff problem many oli i used it but not efiects so tell me what i do

  11. thanks sir but i have recently purchased tea tree oil, so can you give me best tricks how can be mix with this oil than give me result
    thnks sir

  12. I have really black hair that I want to keep black. Will using tea tree oil make it lighter or less dark?

    1. Try the methods mentioned above in the article. Apart from that include fresh veggies and vegetables in your daily diet.

  13. Can I mixed Tree Tea Oil with water and put it on a Tampon for a bacterial infections and stick it up me.

    1. Yes, you can. Mix 1/2 cup of water and 5 drops of tea tree oil. Dip the tampon in mixture and insert it into vagina. Leave it there for 2 – 3 hours, remove it and rinse thoroughly with water.

  14. Hi, I mixed 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 tsp castor oil, 1 tsp almond oil, 1 tsp olive oil and 4-5 drops of rosemary and tea tree essential oil each.

    The above combination I used in one go, kept it overnight and washed in the morning. Is the procedure correct?

    Are these quantities correct or should I increase or decrease some in order to avoid hair loss and to have a good hair growth ?

    Please suggest.

    1. The amount of ingredients looks fine. If the combination is causing any burning sensation, then reduce the quantity of essential oil by 2 drops each of rosemary and tea tree oil.

      1. Thanks for replying.

        One more thing, after shampooing and conditioning in the morning, should I apply some oil in hair or leave it as it is ?

        Also, should I use oil in hair daily after bath, if yes, which oil and of which brand is good?

  15. I’m Rose
    Where can I buy tea tree oil ??
    Is it ok if I apply with coconut oil twice a week at night before sleep ?
    Will it help us hair regrowth ??

  16. Hello hi!
    I applied 4 drops of tea tree oil with one spoon of olive and almond oil ..
    but can I do hairspa after dis massage ?

  17. Tea tree oil does work for hair loss. My hair was thinning and tried all the tea tree products. Some are too strong and will irritate your scalp and make your hair fall out quicker. Tea tree oil needs to be diluted in a good shampoo. I used both Jason’s Natural and the Made from Earth Tea Tree Shampoo. They are both good, but I now only use the Made from Earth Tea Tree Shampoo, because I feel it has made my hair grow back more than the Jasons Naturals. I have been using the Made from Earth shampoo now for about 2 months, and my thinning is almost back to where it was before i started thinning. 🙂

  18. Hello!

    I have really thin and wavy hair. So how should I use tea tree oil for hair strengthening and regrowth ? Can ” Organics Carrot tea tree oil ” be used directly or it needs to be used with a carrier oil.

    1. Try any method mentioned above in the article. Apart from that, follow a nutrition rich diet and drink plenty of water to keep the scalp hydrated. Tea tree oil is very strong, it can cause irritation and burning sensation so it is better to dilute it with any carrier oil like coconut oil or olive oil.

  19. Hi I have lost quite alot of hair most have come in an have grown but i still have spots that i have stubbles what do you recommend ? Please Help

      1. can we use it as daily? one more thing is, it is oil base and after we massage the whole head, it is very oily right? so we rinse it off with shampoo? isnt ok that let the head oil for half an hour and make it every day

        1. You can use it daily. Leaving the application of tea tree oil more than the specified time can cause irritation and burning sensation.

    1. Dilute 10 drops of tea tree oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Apply the mixture on the scalp and massage for 10 minutes. Wrap the head with warm towel and leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes. Rinse with shampoo and water. Repeat the process regularly. Apart from this method, you can find other ways of using tea tree oil in the article above.

  20. Can i mix tea tree oil , rosemary oil and coconut oil ,lavender oli, olive oil together and apply for hair growth and reduce problem of hair loss? If any side effects please tell me.

    1. You can use the combination for improving the hair growth. Adding more amounts of essential oils can cause irritation in some people. So, make sure to add less amounts of essential oils compared to coconut and olive oil.

  21. My son suffers from eczema this gives him a very dry itchy and flaky scalp we’ve tried so meny different types of lotions, moisturizers nothing really works? We just used tea tree oil for the first time tonight!! What will give us the best results?

    1. Tea tree oil is effective in treating eczema. It contains antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which are helpful for treating eczema. As, you have just tried tea tree oil for the first time, we recommend trying it regularly to notice the difference. For more information and remedies related to tea tree oil for eczema, you can read this article – http://wellness.guide/tea-tree- oil-for- eczema/.

  22. I color my hair and I am considering using the tea tree oil to promote hair growth. My hair is thinning very badly. Can I continue to color my hair? Thank you so much!

    1. It is better to avoid hair coloring until the hair fall stops and your hair recovers from the damage caused by the chemicals in them. Choose any method from the above article and try it regularly until you achieve the results. Apart from that increase omega fatty acids, biotin, vitamins and magnesium rich foods in your diet.

  23. I get a color rinse on my hair at least once a month, because of thinning hair, I have olive oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, castor oil, I mix 1 to 2 oz. of all together. How many drops of tea tree oil to these solutions ? I will massage into my scalp twice weekly, wash out each morning. Thank you for your reply…

  24. can you conffirm they are right product in hair fall?Because actuly my hair is every Day fall and many much dandruff.
    Please Reply Me I Am Waiting For Your Answer.Please…

    1. Yes, tea tree oil is beneficial for treating hair fall. But make sure to dilute it before applying it. Apart from that, eat nutritional food, exercise regularly, and drink plenty of water to achieve effective results.

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