Why the new best thing for your hair might just be tea

Why the New Best Thing for Your Hair Might Just Be Tea

Harmini Asokumar by Harmini Asokumar on Feb 8, 2016
Why you should care

Everything you need to know about tea rinsing and the many ways it’s good for your hair.

There’s nothing quite as soothing after a hard day like a warm cup of tea to unwind. Well guess what, now your hair could benefit from that cuppa too.

Natural, easy, inexpensive, and full of goodness, tea rinse has gotten some beauty experts hooked. Find out what tea rinse is and what it can do for your locks!

What Is Tea Rinse?

It’s exactly what it sounds like – pouring tea into your hair! All you need to do is brew the tea of your choice and allow it to cool down before pouring it over your hair and scalp after you’ve shampooed your hair. Massage it in like you would a hair mask or shampoo and let it sit for 5 – 30 minutes depending on how much time you have or how it feels on your hair. Use a deep conditioner after the tea, as the tea may be quite drying.

Benefits Of Tea Rinse

Different tea types help with different hair problems. Here are some common hair problems and their an-tea-dotes.

  • Create natural highlights and lighten hair colour – black tea (for brown and black hair) and chamomile (for blonde hair).
  • Stimulate healthy hair growth and manage dandruff – green tea.
  • Thicken and strengthen hair – black tea.
  • Hair loss – green tea and black tea (use them separately or brew the leaves together)

More Tea Talk

These teas not only have their own unique properties, but they also give a full on health benefit to your hair and scalp. They stimulate blood flow and contain antibacterial properties which cleanse and rejuvenate hair. You can mix and match tea types to cater to your specific needs.

Other Ways To Tea 

If you’re not a fan of the rinsing method, use a spray bottle instead. Add a few tea bags to a pot and bring it to a boil. Let the tea brew before cooling it and removing the bags. Pour the tea into a spray bottle and spritz it on, then massage it into your hair. That’s it, simple as one-two-tea!

Why you should care

Everything you need to know about tea rinsing and the many ways it’s good for your hair.

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