Tea Tree Oil: What is it & Why is it good for your scalp?

Chanamu (차나무) stands for Tea Tree in Korean. 

Tea tree oil, is also known as melaleuca oil. It is an essential oil that comes from steaming the leaves of the Australian tea tree. It is a natural antiseptic, famous for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. But how does Tea Tree Oil help our hair?



Promotes hair growth

Inflamed pores


Tea tree oil unclogs hair follicles, this helps increase oxygen and nutrient supply to the hair follicles. Treating and protects the scalp from infections. This way, hair follicles are now able to produce healthy, strong hair that is less prone to breakage and hair loss. 

As a natural oil, tea tree oil can also help improve the condition of the hair and without drying the hair out.

Protects hair follicles

Hair antioxidants


Antioxidants are present in Tea Tree Oil! These antioxidants protect our hair follicles against the harmful effects of UV rays. Preventing damage of the hair follicles and reducing hair loss.  

Reduce dandruff

Studies have also shown that tea tree oil is effective in reducing dandruff, itchy and oily scalps. Incorporating Tea tree oil into your hair care products brings numerous benefits.

Using Tea Tree Oil

Patch testing


New to Tea Tree Oil? Do a patch test first to test for any allergic reactions! Never apply pure tea tree on your scalp without diluting it as it may be too concentrated. Doing so will over sensitise your scalp, doing more damage than good! For better absorption into the skin, mix the oil with a carrier oil. You may also choose to mix Tea Tree Oil with apple cider vinegar or aloe vera instead for better rinsing after treatment. 

Tea Tree Shampoo

Instead of applying diluted Tea Tree Oil, you could also use an anti-dandruff shampoo which contains Tea Tree Oil. 

Essential Care Kit


We are proud to share that almost all of our Chanamu hair products contain tea tree oil! Together, the Chanamu Tea Tree Shampoo, Scalp Care Tonic and Tea Tree Multivitamin Treatment can help solve many of your scalp problems. So look forward to reduced hair loss, dandruff and itchy scalp after using our products!

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