We’ve talked about tea rinses that help with hair shedding but how about if you just want to drink the tea? What are the best teas for hair growth?
If you know that you don’t eat as much nutrient-dense food as you should, don’t worry! Herbal tea is a delicious way to add extra nutrients and health benefits to your body.
Drinking herbal teas help hair growth by a few methods, they increase nutrients that feed your hair follicles, some herbs improve blood flow, and some help to strengthen your hair from within.
So with that said, let’s get into the 10 best teas for hair growth.
1. Sage Tea
Sage is a plant native to the Mediterranean region and vitamin K is a main component of sage. This nutrient protects the heart and strengthens weak bones.
Sage also contains copper which helps to prevent premature greying. Sage’s astringent properties make it useful for treating scalp ailments like eczema and dermatitis, as well as soothing eczema. All in all, a great herbal tea option.
2. Lavender Tea
Lavender tea has a delicate floral aroma and taste. Taken internally, lavender tea reduces inflammation, the immune system is boosted, the body is detoxified, and sleep is improved.
Hair rinses containing lavender can soothe the scalp, prevent fungal infections, and even prevent hair loss.
3. Horsetail Tea
Horsetail has been found to contain high amounts of silicon and antioxidants, which could benefit your hair.
Micro-inflammation and aging of the hair fibers can be reduced by antioxidants. In addition to reducing hair loss, higher silicon content in hair fibers makes them more radiant.
4. Green Tea
EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) found in green tea, is an antioxidant that promotes hair growth.
Green tea is also a DHT-blocker. DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) is an androgen that causes hair loss. Thus, you protect your hair follicles by drinking green tea and you can also stimulate them by using green tea as a hair rinse.
5. Rosemary Tea
Rosemary is another herb from the Mediterranean. Additionally, it contains iron, calcium, and vitamin B-6, as well as powerful antioxidants. Taken internally, it helps you to keep your brain healthy, aids digestion, and can even aid in memory and concentration.
As a result of the ursolic acid found in rosemary* tea, it helps to increase circulation to the scalp. This increased blood circulation will stimulate your hair follicles, resulting in increased hair growth, which is a great side effect if you are experiencing hair loss. These benefits make rosemary* one of the best teas for hair growth.
6. Jasmine Tea
Jasmine tea is another tea that is derived from flowers, so it has a mild floral scent and taste when you drink it.
In addition to fighting scalp infections, the brew keeps your hair moisturized, which prevents hair fall and dandruff. Your hair grows longer and thicker when you drink Jasmine tea regularly.
7. Peppermint Tea
Using peppermint tea as a rinse can increase cellular activity and lead to faster hair growth*, though there is little research showing that drinking peppermint* tea can help with hair growth.
However, Peppermint* tea also improves digestion, and anything that increases the uptake of vitamins* and nutrients in your body will only improve your hair growth too.
8. Ginger Tea
Ginger boosts blood circulation to the scalp when taken as tea. Due to this, ginger stimulates hair growth and strengthens hair follicles and roots.
In addition to these benefits, ginger can also be used as a hair rinse. By using ginger, your scalp will be less flaky and your hair will have a natural sheen. It will also make your hair stronger so it can retain more length.
9. Stinging Nettle Tea
Stinging nettles are rich in vitamins* A, C, D, and K. It is also packed with silica, potassium*, iron, sulfur, and amino acids – all of which boost hair growth.
When taken internally, this tea slows shedding and increases hair growth.
10. Rooibos Tea
Known for its high levels of polyphenols and native to South Africa, it has been highly prized for years. This tea has a deep crimson color, which gives it the name “Rooibos”, which means “red bush” in Afrikaans.
Aside from reducing hair loss, Rooibos also fights dandruff. The tea can also be used as a rinse to spur hair growth.
Do you agree with our list of best teas for hair growth?
Do you know of any other hair-friendly teas we didn’t mention? Do share them in the comments and let us know if you have tried any of the herbal teas we have mentioned and how they improved your hair growth.
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