Tea tree oil for dandruff

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I'm currently transitioning and now I have a dandruff problem . I jus bought some tea tree oil. How do I use it? Jus rub it on my scalp then rinse? Or do I add it to my coconut oil and olive oil? Or add it to my shampoo? Plz help

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Last edited by NaturallyKi; 03-08-2012 at 01:29 PM.
for best i would add it too the shampoo, though you could mix it with another currier oils, just pure like that may be a bit strong

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
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I agree with Fmasuhr. Straight into the shampoo works well! Just keep in mind that TTO is very strong, so you don't need to dump a ton of it into your shampoo. You could add a few drops into the oil mixture you said you put into your scalp, too. Whatever you find works best for you!

Also, are you Curly Girl? Lots of people have less dandruff problems after CO-washing for a while -- probably because normal shampoo strips our scalp so much that we get "dry hair flakes" and mistake it for dandruff.
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Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
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I usually add tea tree to my shampoos and conditioners. Sometime I apply it directly to my scalp and I also mixed it with carrier oils as well: olive oil, coconut oil, etc.

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Ion Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis Tar Shampoo
Suave Shea Butter Conditioner
Biolage Scalp Therapy Shampoo
Biolage Fortify Therapy Shampoo
Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil
mmm i was thinking that too, it could be one of your ingredients that are doing it to you or it could also be build up. the best cure for dandruff is to get to the bottom of it and find out the reason y you got it in the first place. then you just got to get rid of it once.

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
As far as Use goes I honestly feels it depends on how you want to use it, be best to remember. I know a friend who uses it just as is directly on the Scalp. Some mix it in with w/e products they are already using. I think it also depends on the Degree of the Dandruff/Dry scalp.

I use to have Dandruff badly over a year or so ago Especially the front part of my head on the sides, I'd have to oil my scalp every day or it would start to flake around the next day if I scratch my head or if by the end of the week the Dandruff would cake up and then combing it out just... Yes it was bad, irritation and redness.

TeaTree Oil most definitely helped A LOT! I actually don't have dandruff anymore. I didn't put it in my Shampoo or Conditioners though, I mixed it with Olive Oil and Castor Oil, as well as a few secondary oils into an Applicator bottle for easy distribution. What a HUGE difference it made. I would put just a little directly on my scalp with my main problem areas to really test it out and I haven't had dandruff in quite some time. It was a huge relief. There use to be times I actually hated doing my hair, especially when I had to part my hair in the front on the sides because it would just cake up and when I clean it, would be irritation.

Also I switched up products I use and started making my own. Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera helps as well. Coconut Oil is what I use to Oil my Scalp and I use Aloe Vera Gel.

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I agree with Fmasuhr. Straight into the shampoo works well! Just keep in mind that TTO is very strong, so you don't need to dump a ton of it into your shampoo. You could add a few drops into the oil mixture you said you put into your scalp, too. Whatever you find works best for you!

Also, are you Curly Girl? Lots of people have less dandruff problems after CO-washing for a while -- probably because normal shampoo strips our scalp so much that we get "dry hair flakes" and mistake it for dandruff.
Originally Posted by wavynwild16
Hey, I'm new to the lingo. Still learning. Curly girl??? My hair is wavy at the top and curly in the back. I hope I answered that correctly lol....I haven't been co-washing. Its too much of a hassle cuz it takes me so long to detangle my hair now. I still haven't found the perfect conditioner/detangler for my hair. My hair seems to suck up the conditioner as soon as I put it on my hair. And I end up using half the bottle lol


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Thanks so much ladies! I tried putting it directly on my scalp. Big mistake! The smell of it was so overwhelming I had to wash my hair again. Will adding coconut oil n olive oil to the tto mask the smell of it?

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yea it should, tea tree oil is very strong, as you noticed and its not adviced that you applie it directly onto your scalp, it would probaly burn. mixing it with coocnut oil or olive oil will be alot better. and it wouldnt be as strong. remember you only need like 5 drops of it

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
Oh wow I'm glad my scalp didn't start burning. Lol a few drops goes a long way I see. Thanks for the advice :-)

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no worries hope it helps ooh btw, another oil that is great for the scalp is rosemary oil, also helps with growth. use the same as tea tree though also rather strong

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
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I agree with Fmasuhr. Straight into the shampoo works well! Just keep in mind that TTO is very strong, so you don't need to dump a ton of it into your shampoo. You could add a few drops into the oil mixture you said you put into your scalp, too. Whatever you find works best for you!

Also, are you Curly Girl? Lots of people have less dandruff problems after CO-washing for a while -- probably because normal shampoo strips our scalp so much that we get "dry hair flakes" and mistake it for dandruff.
Originally Posted by wavynwild16
Hey, I'm new to the lingo. Still learning. Curly girl??? My hair is wavy at the top and curly in the back. I hope I answered that correctly lol....I haven't been co-washing. Its too much of a hassle cuz it takes me so long to detangle my hair now. I still haven't found the perfect conditioner/detangler for my hair. My hair seems to suck up the conditioner as soon as I put it on my hair. And I end up using half the bottle lol


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Originally Posted by NaturallyKi
I meant CG, as in the conditioner-washing method. That's okay, though! I just meant that I've heard lots of success stories from people with dry or flaky scalps who start conditioner-washing. I actually prefer low pooing, but it's all about what you and your hair respond best to!

And I totally know what you mean about the detangling situation, ha ha. I have horrible tangles all the time. I think some of it gets fixed with a good protien/moisture balance, but I've been at this since two Decembers ago, and my hair still gets tangly. So, I'm all about tons of slip in my conditioners! Which ROs (rinse out conditioners) are using or have tried? My favorite lately is GFTN (Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition) -- it's got nice slip and very nice moisture! My favorite lighter one would probably be Yes To Carrots, but Tresemme Naturals is okay, too.
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Favorite...
Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!
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I like the Paul Mitchell tea tree oil it works very good

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Sorry its a shampoo and conditioner line from Paul Mitchell

*life is oh so lovely*
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I agree with Fmasuhr. Straight into the shampoo works well! Just keep in mind that TTO is very strong, so you don't need to dump a ton of it into your shampoo. You could add a few drops into the oil mixture you said you put into your scalp, too. Whatever you find works best for you!

Also, are you Curly Girl? Lots of people have less dandruff problems after CO-washing for a while -- probably because normal shampoo strips our scalp so much that we get "dry hair flakes" and mistake it for dandruff.
Originally Posted by wavynwild16
Hey, I'm new to the lingo. Still learning. Curly girl??? My hair is wavy at the top and curly in the back. I hope I answered that correctly lol....I haven't been co-washing. Its too much of a hassle cuz it takes me so long to detangle my hair now. I still haven't found the perfect conditioner/detangler for my hair. My hair seems to suck up the conditioner as soon as I put it on my hair. And I end up using half the bottle lol


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Originally Posted by NaturallyKi
I meant CG, as in the conditioner-washing method. That's okay, though! I just meant that I've heard lots of success stories from people with dry or flaky scalps who start conditioner-washing. I actually prefer low pooing, but it's all about what you and your hair respond best to!

And I totally know what you mean about the detangling situation, ha ha. I have horrible tangles all the time. I think some of it gets fixed with a good protien/moisture balance, but I've been at this since two Decembers ago, and my hair still gets tangly. So, I'm all about tons of slip in my conditioners! Which ROs (rinse out conditioners) are using or have tried? My favorite lately is GFTN (Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition) -- it's got nice slip and very nice moisture! My favorite lighter one would probably be Yes To Carrots, but Tresemme Naturals is okay, too.
Originally Posted by wavynwild16
Yayyy I'm learning the lingo now. No I'm not a CG. I tried once but my hair still felt dirty so I didn't try again. ROs I've used cantu shea butter, oyin handmade conditioner, kinky curly not today. But I had to use A LOT in order to get a good slip. So I'm still looking for the best condtioner with slip for my hair. I bought hello hydration and tresemme naturals over the wknd. I'll be trying those soon.

Have u ladies made any homemade conditioners? If so what is the recipe?


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Sorry its a shampoo and conditioner line from Paul Mitchell

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Originally Posted by mamis3
Thanks ill try this too



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