Are you looking for a hair mask to combat your dandruff?
Dandruff is a common scalp condition associated with the disruption of the bacterial and fungal microbiomes. It causes annoying, itchy, flaky skin without visible inflammation. The key to managing dandruff is general scalp maintenance, as well as an antifungal and anti-inflammatory treatment. You really want to make sure your scalp microbiome stays in homeostasis. Thankfully, there’s a great natural treatment to help with that. (1,2)
Ingredients to Use
Coconut oil use is common around the world to help maintain scalp health. And for a good reason! Coconut oil has both antifungal and antibacterial properties and acts as a conditioner to help reduce hair damage. One study showed that fungal pathogenesis pathways decreased while healthy bacterial pathways, like biotin metabolism, increased. This is very important because biotin reduces inflammation and improves the skin barrier, hair growth, and scalp health. Infuse it with ozone, and you have an enhanced version. (3)
Now let’s combine Ozonated Coconut Oil with tea tree oil for a powerful botanical to combat pesky dandruff. Tea tree oil has properties that have shown activity against the yeast Pityrosporum ovale, which appears to be related to dandruff. This could be because of the oil’s strong antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. As a bonus, it’s possible tea tree oil can help your hair grow longer and thicker! In a study for alopecia, this oil showed better results than the typical treatment of minoxidil in terms of stability, efficacy, and an earlier response time during treatment. (4,5)
Make this hair mask for yourself at home by adding a couple of drops of tea tree oil to your Ozonated Coconut Oil or snag some of our limited edition Ozonated Coconut Oil with Tea Tree. Either way, you’ll reap the benefits!
- Slightly warm your Ozonated Coconut Oil with Tea Tree. Do not let it get too hot.
- Massage the oil into your scalp for about 10-15 minutes and then work the oil into the rest of your hair.
- Let the oil sit on your scalp and hair for an additional 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, wash the oil out with your shampoo of choice, and voila!
- Repeat once a week as needed.
Cautions when using Tea Tree Oil
Do not ingest. Tea tree oil may be toxic if swallowed. Before using the oil for the first time, test 1 to 2 drops on a small area of your skin and wait 24 hours to see if a reaction occurs. When using the oil, it is best to mix it with an equal or greater amount of coconut oil, olive oil, or almond oil. Do not use tea tree oil on pets. (6)