Does Tea Tree Oil Block DHT?
This antimicrobial and anti-fungal can help to unclog hair follicles, heal scalp conditions such as dandruff and nourish roots.
Tea tree oil also has anti-androgenic properties, which can block and reduce DHT production.
Tea Tree Oil has powerful cleansing and Antibacterial and Antimicrobial properties so when used a directly onto your scalp topically it can help to unplug clogged pores and increase hair growth.
It's also really important to remember that Tea Tree Oil is very concentrated so please do check, the instructions because you don't want to add too much.
So this 2013 study found that a mixture containing tree tea tree oil and minoxidil was more effective than just the Minoxidil on its own in improving hair growth
More studies are needed on using Tea Tree Oil.
How can you get started with tea tree oil?
Never never never apply it directly to your scalp I need to put a warning in there tea tree oil is an essential oil it always needs to be diluted with a carrier oil I've done an entire video about healing scalp irritations and all of the essential oils that you can use and I use tea tree oil mixed in with coconut oil so I'm going to put it in here please do check it out.
To see like the whole demo of how you can try out all these oils I love doing stuff like this this is my jam. I love hair oils and hair masks so you can dilute tea tree oil with coconut oil. Coconut oil is fantastic to help to alleviate scalp irritations it helps to add shine to your hair a word of warning do not leave coconut oil in for longer than overnight so if you put it in the night before wash it out the following morning don't. Leave it in for hours afterwards because Coconut oil starts stripping your hair of its shine and softness. So please be mindful of that.
Tea tree oil can be applied with another carrot oil such as olive oil or yogurt oil and when you mix tea tree oil to the carrier oil you're going to notice a tingly sort of feeling on your scalp this is because the moment the tea tree oil touches your scalp it's immediately increasing the circulation in that area and that's what causes that kind of tingly feeling similar feeling if you apply um peppermint oil to your scalp.
So I want to have another warning here warning warning warning if you please please please do a patch test because if you are allergic I'm gonna write this down here I just would I don't want anyone to miss this information.
If you're allergic to tea tree oil it can cause hair loss so allergic reactions can just cause havoc so what you need to do is just apply mix tea tree oil with a carrier oil and apply it to an inconspicuous part of your body for example just behind your ear leave it for at least 24 hours and if you have no irritation or discomfort then you should be good to go.
It's important to do this every single time you are applying tea tree oil just in case you change in some way I always do this I just like to be on the cautious safe side so yeah.
So let's have a bit of a summary how can tea tree oil help to block dht and encourage normal healthy hair growth well the evidence out there is a little bit scant but overall it seems as if tea tree oil could potentially block dht because it's fantastic at increasing circulation it has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties which help to reduce buildup on the scalp.
A few studies have found that it helps to block dht overall if your hair loss is related to dandruff or a flaky dry scalp or a scalp irritation then tea tree oil could
really work wonders for you.