Tea Tree Oil for Natural Hair. If you aren’t familiar with tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, this volatile essential oil comes from the leaves of the tea tree, technically the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia and has been widely used throughout Australia for centuries. Aboriginal communities first utilized it as an antiseptic by crushing the leaves and applying them to burns, cuts, and infections. In the 1920s, its use became widespread outside of Australia after chemist Arthur Penfold published a series of papers on its antiseptic properties.
Beat dandruff, itchy scalp and head lice, and thicken and strengthen your locks by putting a few drops of tea tree oil in your hair.
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