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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is tea tree oil is good for hair growth?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
No: But it helps relieve an itchy scalp. The only known promoters of hair growth are medications like minoxidil and propecia (finasteride).
Dr. Jeffrey Turley
A Verified Doctoranswered
37 years experience
Sorry, no: Tea tree oil is a natural astringent that may cause mild inflammation and blood flow to skin. Additional blood flow may help you keep the hair you already have (for a little while) but it will not stimulate hair growth.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Do tea tree oil products cause facial hair growth in women?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
No: Tea tree oil will not cause increased hair growth for either men or women. The cause for this problem in women may be related to hormonal imbalance and increase testosterone effects (hirsutism). Have this checked out by your doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the benefits of using tea tree oil for hair?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Many: The hair may be rinsed with a spoonful of tea tree in warm water to control lice. It's is wonderfully soothing after hair removal. It can also ward off dandruff.
Last updated May 2, 2015
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