There are a lot of things we use on a regular basis that has many functions. We know about the foods like avocado, eggs, and mayonnaise when it comes to natural ingredients we can use on our hair. In fact, many of these kitchen items are tried and true tools in the natural hair movement. We know about the oils that work, and the veggies we can use on our tresses, but what about tea?
Yes, believe it or not, you can add the teas you drink to the list of consumable items that are also good for your hair. From green to black teas, you can incorporate all the benefits of a household favorite into your hair routine. They are best used as a rinse and can work wonders for your hair.
So let’s jump into the nitty gritty to see just how helpful a tea rinse can be for you!
If there ever were a miracle drink, this is it for so many reasons. We love it because of its healing powers and energy giving properties and now there is another reason to make it a go to. Green tea is ideal for those who experience bouts of dandruff. It stimulates the scalp by improving the blood flow. That fights off bacteria and fungus that cause dandruff. Furthermore, it encourages growth! Just brew it, allow it to cool, spray it onto clean hair, let it sit for about 20 minutes and then rinse.
Another popular one amongst tea drinkers, black tea is ideal to combat shedding. The high caffeine concentration found in black tea counters the cause of hair loss and shrinkage. Our hair goes through growth and rest stages, and when there is an overabundance of the hormone Dihydrotestosterone, the hair just doesn’t grow the way it should. Black tea helps with that. When you brew it, you want an extra potent pot so use a few bags and let it sit for a while. Transfer to a spray bottle, apply to your hair, cover with a shower cap and rinse after about an hour.
If you are looking to darken your hair naturally, then Rosemary teat will help you accomplish that. This is especially true if you want to darken the gray hairs you might not be so fond of. It is also effective with growing your hair because the organic compounds promote circulation in your scalp and that will most definitely promote growth. To top it all off, it works to condition your hair as well and makes it shiny. Just brew, cool, spray, sit and rinse.
The soothing tea that’s good for a restful night’s sleep will also help brighten your hair naturally; in particular, if you are blonde. This is a very gentle lightening agent and can work to bring new life to dull looking hair. The flavonoids found in the tea have worked for centuries to cure stomach ailments and other maladies and can work on your hair too. Now, the hair lightning is not going to happen in one sitting. It will take some time because it does it gently and slowly. But if you are patient, and if you want to try a method with no harsh chemicals, using chamomile tea may be a way to go. Follow the same instructions for the other tea rinses to take advantage of what it has to offer.
Don’t you just love when you find new ways to use old favorites? Tea rinses are an unconventional way to add some good stuff to your hair.