Tea Tree Oil for Hair Growth

Tea Tree Oil for Hair Growth

The hair care market is inundated with products, and it can be hard to differentiate between them. Even though each one claims to have the magic ingredient for hair rejuvenation, once you look into the ingredients, you may wonder about their quality.

Many traditional hair care products include long lists of synthetic ingredients, chemicals and preservatives capable of damaging your hair follicles and irritating your scalp. 

The reality of the hair care industry is why Divi’s Scalp Serum includes only safe, clean ingredients, like tea tree oil, in a formula containing a rich array of amino acids, vitamins and botanical extracts. Here is more information about how tea tree oil can promote hair growth and revitalize your scalp.

What is Tea Tree Oil?

Melaleuca alternifolia, commonly known as the tea tree, is a plant that grows in swampy areas along the coast of Southeast Australia. Sailors in the 18th century named the tree because they used its leaves to make tea, although these trees are not the same as the tea plants from which drinkable tea leaves come.

Science backs up tea tree oil as having many medicinal qualities. One component, Terpinen-4-ol, is a strong, broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent. It is effective against bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoal infections affecting skin and mucosa.

The oil also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. A 2012 study posited terpinen-4-ol as an agent to treat psoriasis. Researchers have also found that it accelerates the wound-healing process, treats scabies, and exhibits anti-cancer activity

If you’ve done independent research on skincare treatment, you’ve probably come across tea tree oil. Many people use this oil to help treat issues such as:

  • Dandruff
  • Head lice
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Toenail fungus
  • Allergic reactions
  • Acne

Where Does Tea Tree Oil Come From?

Tea tree oil is a natural substance derived from the Australian tea tree, which grows mostly in the Lismore region of New South Wales. Tea trees have been grown on commercial plantations for the past 50 years as the industry has standardized the production of the product to ensure consistency. Through a time-tested, patented process, commercial producers can extract oil from the plant’s leaves for use in hair and skin care products. Divi’s Scalp Serum includes this clean ingredient in a power-packed formula to help you enjoy stronger, healthier and more vibrant hair.

A process of molecular distillation is the most common method of extracting and purifying tea tree oil from the leaves for the commercial production of this ingredient.

Benefits of Using Tea Tree Oil for Hair and Scalp Care

At Divi, we take hair and scalp care seriously. We don’t cut corners or sacrifice safety or quality. Dry, thinning or balding hair is often a symptom of more serious conditions affecting the scalp. Our 100% science-supported ingredients include tea tree oil for hair growth and scalp rejuvenation.

Tea tree oil offers numerous benefits for your hair and scalp.

Reducing Inflammation

Tea tree oil contains antioxidant and antimicrobial properties capable of reducing inflammation of the scalp. Since scalp inflammation is one of the most common causes of hair loss in men and women, Divi’s scientists harnessed the power of tea tree oil to address the issue.

Combating Dandruff

Excessive dandruff can be frustrating and embarrassing at any age. Fortunately, research proves that products containing tea tree oil can improve dandruff symptoms by up to 41%. Divi’s Scalp Serum can also help soothe the dryness and itchiness often associated with dandruff.

Treating Head Lice and Demodex Mites

Many people suffer from head lice. A 2012 study shows that tea tree oil can effectively treat and prevent head lice. The medicinal oil is also effective in managing chronic blepharitis, targeting the microscopic Demodex mite parasites living around hair follicles and sebaceous glands.

How Tea Tree Oil Contributes to Hair Growth

Healthy, better-looking hair starts with the scalp. Scalp conditions like dryness, itchiness and inflammation can impact your hair follicles and lead to brittle, thin and sparse hair. Tea tree oil has antifungal properties capable of treating your scalp and contributing to overall hair growth.

Tea tree oil can also support the effectiveness of other hair-loss treatments. One study highlights the effectiveness of tea tree oil in enhancing the effects of minoxidil (Rogaine) and improving the overall hair’s growth cycle.

How to Apply Divi’s Scalp Serum with Tea Tree Oil

Applying tea tree oil correctly can help you see faster, longer-lasting results. Due to its potentially high sensitivity, it is important to use it in a balanced, scientifically researched dosage as part of a formula, such as Divi’s Scalp Serum.

Divi’s Scalp Serum includes clinically proven ingredients that are safe and easy to apply. We carefully control the amount of tea tree oil in our multi-nutrient formula so you can start using it immediately. To apply, simply massage three-fourths of a dropper of Serum into your scalp once a day for the best results.

Man Applying Divi's Scalp Serum

Other Ingredients Working in Synergy with Tea Tree Oil in Divi’s Scalp Serum

Tea tree oil is a powerful ingredient in Divi’s Scalp Serum, providing well-rounded hair and scalp care. This essential oil offers many excellent health benefits when combined with other active ingredients. The benefits include:

  • Targeting root causes of hair health
  • Helping your hair look thicker and fuller
  • Combating signs of shedding and thinning
  • Creating a healthy environment for hair growth
  • Promoting stronger, healthier hair
  • Energizing and soothing the scalp
  • Stimulating blood flow to hair follicles
  • Supporting natural cell renewal

Here is some information about a few of the active ingredients in our hair products working synergistically with tea tree oil for the most effective results.

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

Ascorbic acid (also known as vitamin C) can support your immune system to fight illnesses and diseases. However, it also offers many other health benefits. Divi’s Scalp Serum includes ascorbic acid to help prevent hair loss.

According to a review of recent studies, you could be facing hair loss due to a vitamin C deficiency. This clean ingredient helps your body absorb iron, which is essential for long, luscious hair.

Green Tea Extract

Divi’s Scalp Serum includes green tea extract to help reduce hormone-based hair loss. This ingredient contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a catechin potentially affecting human health and disease. Medical research indicates EGCG can boost your hair’s growth cycle and prevent hormone-related hair loss.

Eucalyptus Oil

In 2016, scientists discovered that eucalyptus oil could provide nematicidal (parasite-killing) and fungicidal benefits. It also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which make it useful for treating a dry, itchy scalp.

Rosemary Leaf Extract (Rosemary Oil)

Tea tree oil works most effectively when blended with other botanicals, like rosemary leaf extract. Popularly known as rosemary oil, rosemary leaf extract can benefit your hair and scalp in many ways. One study suggests this ingredient is just as effective as minoxidil but without the side effects.  

At Divi, we include rosemary oil in our hair products to help increase blood flow in the scalp, reduce DHT-related hair loss, revitalize hair follicles, and maximize hair growth.

Peppermint Oil

In addition to rosemary and tea tree oil for hair growth, Divi’s Scalp Serum proudly includes peppermint oil as another research-backed ingredient. A 2014 study found that applying peppermint oil topically can:

  • Produce more hair follicles
  • Increase the depth of hair follicles
  • Promote overall hair growth

Hyaluronic Acid

Dealing with dry, limp or frizzy hair can be quite a hassle. It can feel uncomfortable and make hairstyling a nightmare. Beyond that, it can hurt your self-esteem and sometimes leave you embarrassed to go out in public.

At Divi, we infuse our hair products with hyaluronic acid. Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid to help specific areas retain moisture. When it comes to hair care, this substance can help in several ways:

  • Hydrating dry hair
  • Plumping limp hair
  • Reducing frizzy hair
  • Revitalizing high-porosity hair


Caffeine has many benefits, but many people are surprised to learn it supports hair health. Topical application of caffeine can prevent hair loss and help stimulate hair growth.

Divi’s Scalp Serum includes many powerhouse ingredients, including caffeine. According to a University of Lübeck study, caffeine can improve scalp and hair health for those who suffer from androgenetic alopecia. Caffeine can also:

  • Break down fatty acids
  • Help your hair look younger
  • Protect your scalp from the sun’s harmful UV rays
  • Increase blood circulation in the scalp

Copper Tripeptide-1

Copper tripeptide-1 (GHK-Cu) is a peptide complex helping keep your skin smoother and firmer. At a young age, your body typically produces GHK-Cu without issue. However, your level of copper peptides decreases as you age.

GHK-Cu affects more than your skin’s appearance, however. A 2007 study shows this amino acid can lengthen your hair’s growth cycle. At Divi, we’ve infused our hair care products with copper tripeptide-1 to help prevent hair loss and encourage longer, thicker hair.

Try Divi’s Hair Products for Effective Hair and Scalp Care

Finding the best hair products for your unique situation can be overwhelming. At Divi, we simplify the process by offering clinically proven products with clean ingredients, such as tea tree oil, for hair growth. If you’re looking for well-rounded, safe hair and scalp care, look no further than Divi’s Scalp Serum with tea tree oil.