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Tea Tree Oil and Lavender?

Posted by A Reader on 08/16/2005

I don't have a scalp infection but do have Hair Loss Problem. How often and for how long should I use the tea tree oil & Lavender oil on my scalp? Also, I have an 18 year old friend who (since a little girl) has been combing her long thick hair back into a bun or pony tail. Her front hair has been gradually fallen off. Would the tea tree oil & lavender oil application work for her? If so how often & for how long should she use it? Thank you so much.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Hair loss is usually due to vitamin C deficiency. You must take it everyday, between 250- 1000 mg. I would prefer sodium ascorbate. My own mother who is already 75 years old was suffering severe hair loss, and vitamin C simply solve the problems. However, a second cause of hair loss is fungus infection and you just use the tea tree/lavender for only once a week for a month and thats all. You don't need to do too much since the oils are quite strong anyway. These two remedies should solved most of the hair loss problem. In case it still don't work as well take some silcon supplements and/or vitamin D. They will improve the skin and the epidermis as well as hair growth."

Ted follows up: "First off, most fungus medications and shampoo do not work. The ones I used have been proven to work against fungus. It doesn't hurt to try and if it works fine. The second problem is whether it is a fungus problem. For one thing, hair growth problem is usually a sign of mineral imbalance usually the most common is mineral deficiency across the board. Get your hair mineral analysis done. The third factor, taking vitamin D and fulvic acid seems to really help with hair growth. You should see it within two weeks. The fourth factor is eating too much salted food seems to be a factor in preventing hair growth, this too and the drinking of softdrinks that contain aspartame seems destructive for hair growth due to relatively high formaldehyde from breakdown of aspartame which depresses the growth of hair follicles.