Hair Update: Tea Tree Oil Treatment and Cleansing

If you saw my last post, then you saw the length check of the back of my hair. I've finally found a hair regimen that works for my hair. I learned so many new things about my hair, and I'm still learning :-)

 Castile Soap & Tea Tree Oil

You all may know I don't like to use shampoo often to cleanse my hair. I like to use my Castile Soap mixture. Recently, I've added Tea Tree Oil to the soap to treat dandruff. I originally discussed using the oil nightly, but I have not adjusted to the smell of 100% pure Tea Tree Oil. As a result, I've opted to use it in my cleanser when I wash my hair every 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. I apply the Castile soap mixture (with Tea Tree Oil) to my hair and let it sit for about 3-5 minutes, then I rinse it out. My scalp has been a lot cleaner. 

This past week, I decided to shampoo my hair for the first time in 1-2 months. My hair was really dry. Since I have been moisturizing and sealing my hair every night, my hair has been healthy and moisturized. As a result, I could see the difference right away, after shampooing. It's been about 4 days since I shampooed, and the moisture hasn't been fully restored to my strands. My hair should be fine by the middle of the week.

Coming Soon...

I have read many natural hair articles that advise against daily hair manipulation to promote retentionI will speak on this from my experience soon. 

Do you shampoo or cleanse your hair? Also, do you use Tea Tree Oil?