Updated May 21, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Tea Tree Shampoos

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in May of 2018. Salon professionals and beauty experts everywhere are catching onto the fact that there's almost no reason to not put tea tree oil on your hair. It does an amazing job of removing dirt, fortifying follicles, and producing strands that are stronger, thicker, and shinier. We found shampoos that use this tingling ingredient as their base and that offer a few other benefits, as well. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Paul Mitchell Special

2. OGX Hydrating +

3. Desert Essence Replenishing

Editor's Notes

May 19, 2020:

Most people reach for a tea tree shampoo because they are dealing with a dry, itchy scalp and/or dandruff, so we focused on finding formulas that treat those problems very effectively. At the same time, we considered the various other ingredients that may be able to improve those issues, as well as ones that treat other common concerns, such as thinning, slow growth, hair loss, and dryness. With all that in mind, we have identified the best options out there.

If you really want that strong tingling sensation tea tree can produce on the skin so you know it is working, you should look to Paul Mitchell Special, Rocky Mountain Barber Company Forest Mint, Trader Joe's Tingle by Kodiake, and CHI Tea Tree, as they produce that in spades. This is partially due to the tea tree oil, but also partly due to some of the other ingredients they contain, such as peppermint. Paul Mitchell Special and Rocky Mountain Barber Company Forest Mint also have added menthol, while Trader Joe's Tingle by Kodiake has stinging nettle. Of course, we realize some people may find that cooling sensation to be a bit uncomfortable. Those people should look to Yes To Naturals Scalp Relief, since it produces almost no tingle at all.

Honeyskin Organic is a pricey choice, but it has one of the best ingredient lists of the options on our list. It includes apple stem cells, manuka honey, coconut oil, aloe vera, and more. With the various essential oils and other ingredients it has, it offers impressive antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiprotozoal properties, even if the marketed claims of apple stem cells slowing follicle aging turn out to be false.

If you are dealing with thinning and the above option is a bit out of your price range for a shampoo you use regularly, you can turn to Desert Essence Replenishing, Maple Holistics Special Formula, or Jason Normalizing, all of which have ingredients that have shown at least some effectiveness at combating that issue.

Special Honors

Odylique Tea Tree and Herb Though it is pricey, Odylique Tea Tree and Herb is filled with beneficial ingredients like rosemary leaf, aloe vera, stinging nettle, cedar bark extract, and more, most of which are organically grown. Together they should do a great job of cleansing and soothing your scalp, and there is chance it may help combat hair loss. odylique.com

Pete & Pedro Clean Between the combination of the included tea tree oil and the very thick lather it creates, Pete & Pedro Clean should remove all the oil and dead skin that builds up on your hair throughout the day. It only requires a small amount to do its job effectively, and it is loaded with energizing peppermint. peteandpedro.com

4. Maple Holistics Special Formula

5. Honeyskin Organic

6. Trader Joe's Tingle by Kodiake

7. Rocky Mountain Barber Company Forest Mint

8. Chi Tea Tree

9. Jason Normalizing

10. Yes To Naturals Scalp Relief

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on May 21, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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