Itchy Scalp? Dandruff? Hair Lacking Lustre? – Tea Tree Oil to the Rescue

shutterstock_316361192The dryness of winter has a tendency to suck moisture out of our bodies, leaving areas like the scalp cracked, dry and irritated. This can lead to our hair looking and feeling dull and lifeless. A dry scalp can also lead to irritating dandruff.

Tea Tree Oil has many wonderful uses for hair. Little wonder that it is used so widely in various shampoos, conditioners and hair treatments.

The antifungal, anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-infection properties of Tea Tree Oil make it extremely useful for treating many hair-related problems such as dandruff, inflammation of the scalp, psoriasis and even head lice. Tea Tree Oil is also a useful treatment for cradle cap in children.

Tea Tree is a great oil for helping cleanse and clarify without stripping natural oils. Tea Tree Oil will get to work on the microorganisms which contribute to a flaky scalp and dandruff. This in turn will help prevent hair loss, helping you to maintain both a healthy scalp and hair whshutterstock_220211422ich has volume and shine!

Since dandruff is associated with fungal activity on the scalp, the anti-fungal properties of Tea Tree Oil are ideal to help combat this.

Add some to your regular shampoo

Try adding a drop of pure tea tree oil to your normal shampoo.

Place the amount of shampoo you would normally use in the palm of your hand, add a drop of tea tree oil and lather well before application. Tea Tree can also help with greasy, oily and dry scalps and hair as it balances production of sebum.

A 10ml bottle of pure tea tree oil can cost as little as just over £3.00. At healthstore we recommend either Amphora Aromatics Pure Tea Tree Oil or Optima Australian Tea Tree Oil

Ready to use shampoo

An excellent shampoo for treating this irritating condition is Optima Australian Tea Tree Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.

Optima Australian Tea Tree Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is ideal for those who are prone to dry, flaky scalp conditions and combines the015919Anti-dandruff_shampoo antiseptic properties of Tea Tree Oil with Piroctone Olamine, a skin friendly anti-dandruff agent. This intensive hair treatment helps to keep the hair healthy, strong and shiny whilst nourishing and moisturising the scalp. The shampoo also stimulates circulation around the hair follicles and dissolves seborrheic build up. After shampooing, follow with Australian Tea Tree Ultimate Nourishing Conditioner. This pH balanced conditioner nourishes and moisturises the hair and scalp leaving it manageable, clean & shiny.


Due to the solvent properties of tea tree oil, shampoos containing the oil may cause tinted hair to fade faster than normal.

More about the amazing virtues of Tea Tree Oil coming later.