We Can't Believe We Haven't Been Putting Tea Tree Oil in Our Hair All Along

Audrey Noble

Tea tree oil is essential if you want a healthy scalp. It's something we never pay that much attention to, but some of us get pretty bad itches (or worse) on that part of our heads. Tea tree oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties to soothe it. But what exactly is it? According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, tea tree oil comes from the leaves of tea trees and is known to treat various skin problems, such as acne and athlete's foot. It makes sense it would help the scalp too.

According to Hair Loss Revolution, these are the benefits of tea tree oil in hair:

  • Soothes dry and itchy scalps
  • Fights fungus and other infections to keep scalps healthy
  • Prevents pile-up of dead skin cells and product residue
  • Controls excess oil

It sounds like we should start incorporating into our hair routine, right? From shampoos to detanglers, we've rounded up the top four products that help keep our scalps itch-free. Scroll down to see our favourites.

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