Tea tree oil : does it really work?
Tea tree oil, commonly aka TTO is derived from the leaves of tea tree. The tree is native to Australia. It is not the regular tea plant used in making black and green teas. The following is a tea tree oil full review on its use to treat hair loss.
How it works
Tea tree oil has terpenoids, such as cineole, eucalyptol, and viridiflorol, as its active ingredients. The terpenoids give the tea tree its microbial and antiseptic properties. These ingredients kill bacteria and fungus that may lead to infections that cause hair loss. Tea tree oil also helps to unblock hair follicles and remove dead cells. It boosts the immune system,
helping to fight against infection that may cause hair loss.
• It has antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal and anti-infection properties. This helps in treating infections that are associated with hair loss.
• Reduces flaking and dandruffs that may clog follicles leading to hair loss.
• Soothes an itchy scalp
• Nourishes and moisturizes both the scalp and hair
• Treatment for oily scalp problems because it controls excess oil production
• Enhances nutrients and blood flow to the hair follicles
• Curbs hair fall due to damaged hair and thinning hair
• Helps to balance the scalp Ph level
• Stimulates hair growth cycle
• It is all natural with no artificial substances
• Removes dead cells, which may contain bacteria and fungi that clog follicles
• It contains anti-androgenic effects, which reduce male hormones that cause hair loss.
• It enhance the appearance of hair by making it look silky
• Ensures that residue from hair products do not clog your follicles
• Boosts the immune system to fight infections that lead to hair loss
Does it do the job?
Tea tree oil has been found to enhance hair growth. However, its effectiveness in restoring and preventing hair loss depends on the cause. Tea tree oil can cure hair loss resulting from scalp conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis is a condition that entails a build-up of dead cells on the scalp. Tea tree oil might not be helpful in treating other types of hair loss. Hair loss due to genetic pattern baldness cannot be treated using the oil.
Are there any risks involved?
When applied topically, tea tree oil has been shown to be generally safe. Tea tree oil is much safer than a number of commercial hair products. Only mild side effects may occur such as blotchiness and redness. This normally happens if you use tea tree oil without diluting it with carrier oil. If the side effects do not disappear in 24 hours, consult your doctor or dermatologist. However, it is toxic if taken orally.