How much tea tree oil to add to shampoo? 3 to 6 drops every…

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  • Start by adding 3 to 6 drops of tea tree oil to the shampoo you use every time you wash your hair. Also, remember that the mixture of tea tree oil and shampoo should be used no more than twice a week.
  • If you start gradually, you’ll be able to evaluate and monitor the results.
  • And don’t forget that the type of shampoo you mix the tea tree oil with is also important. And I’ll tell you more about that later.


Now you know how much tea tree oil to add to your shampoo, which should always  be between 3 to 6 drops. 


And I’m sure you’re wondering, “wouldn’t it be better to mix all my shampoo with tea tree oil?”

In practical terms, it might be better. But if you put the health of your hair first, I recommend you start by mixing a few drops of tea tree oil with the shampoo you use every time you wash your hair.


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Tea tree oil is very thick, and  if you mix it with the shampoo, you could saturate your hair. Then, the results will be opposite to what you’re looking for. 

  • If you mix more than the indicated amount of tea tree oil with your shampoo, and you were looking to moisturize your scalp, you’ll probably dry it out and dandruff will appear.
  • Alternatively, if you wanted to strengthen your hair, you may weaken it.
  • Finally, if you want to control the oiliness of your hair, you’ll end up with even oilier hair.

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So, before using tea tree oil with shampoo, let’s see the correct way to mix it.


How much tea tree oil to add to the shampoo?

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As I told you before, I recommend that you separate the amount of shampoo you usually use and add 3 to 6 drops just before each use.

  • You can do it in a separate container.
  • Just place the amount of shampoo you’ll use, and add the drops.
  • Blend to integrate.


 I advise you to use tea tree oil with shampoo for two weeks according to the previous instructions.  This way, you’ll be able to evaluate the results.

healthy hair after using tea tree oil and shampoo

  •  If after two weeks, you notice that your hair is light and nourished,  you already know that you should use three to six drops of the oil with your shampoo.
  •   Alternatively, if two weeks later you notice your hair is heavy and greasy,  I advise you to reduce the amount of oil to two drops.
  • su_highlight background=”#ff99f8″]If after four weeks, you get the results you were looking for,[/su_highlight] you can mix 20 to 25 drops of tea tree oil in a 250 ml bottle of shampoo. But remember, you should use this shampoo a maximum of twice a week, and alternate it with another shampoo if you need to wash your hair more than twice a week.


Which shampoo to mix with tea tree oil?

The shampoo you use with the tea tree oil will depend on what you want to achieve in your hair.

  • Do you want to control dandruff? Use an anti-dandruff shampoo
  • Do you want to moisturize your hair? Use a moisturizing shampoo, especially if it contains silk extracts.
  • Do you want to repair your hair? Use a shampoo with keratin to repair your hair fiber.
  • Do you want to stop hair loss and stimulate hair growth? Use an anti-fall or fortifying shampoo


Also   use a tea tree oil that’s 100% natural.  This means it shouldn’t contain dyes or additives or other oils.

For example, ARTIZEN offers 100% natural and undiluted tea tree oil. Another option can be tea tree oil from GYA LABS.

Both options can be easily found on the web.


How often to use tea tree oil and shampoo?

hair wash with shampoo and tea tree oil
Remember to use the mixture of tea tree oil and shampoo  a maximum of twice a week. 


Otherwise, if you abuse its application, you could clog the pores of the scalp and generate:

  • Extreme greasiness
  • Scalp flaking
  • Bad odor
  • Hair loss

You may be very clear about what you want to use tea tree oil mixed with shampoo. But do you know all the benefits it can bring to your hair?

I’ll tell you about them below.


Most common uses of tea tree oil on hair

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Tea tree oil is very versatile and complete because it works externally by keeping the hair hydrated due to its fatty acids and vitamins.

It’s ideal for moisturizing the scalp, helping to control excess oil, and preventing clogging of the hair follicles.

It also has  antifungal, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties  which prevents dandruff, flaking, or scalp irritation.

Many of my clients also use it to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth because it stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles.

Finally, if your hair is healthy, it’ll also help keep it soft, shiny, manageable, and frizz-free.



You can mix 3 to 6 drops of tea tree oil with your shampoo to moisturize your damaged hair, control excess oiliness, or eliminate dandruff. But remember that this mixture isn’t for daily use.

I recommend it up to twice a week because overuse can be counterproductive.

Finally, if you notice that after using the shampoo and tea tree oil mixture on your hair, there’s a reaction on your scalp, consult a dermatologist for another treatment.

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