Black Tea Rinses Can Stop Shedding Dead In Its Tracks

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Say WHAT? A black tea rinse can give your hair the business? According to many natural hair gurus out there, this rinse works. So, for you tea heads out there who love a big cup of antioxidants to start your morning, you may want to not only drink it, but give your hair and scalp a sip of it as well. Yum Yum! Black tea rinses can do the following:

  • Stop shedding
  • Strengthen hair
  • Create shine

If  you want to do a tea rinse, here is what you will do:

Get 2-4 bags of black tea and steep in hot, boiling water. Let it steep for a few hours, or overnight. The stronger the brew, the better your results will be. (you can add garlic power to your tea, but that is optional, it can also stop shedding, but can be smelly). Pour the tea into a spray bottle, After you shampoo your hair, spray the tea onto the scalp and hair. Let it sit for 20-30 minutes.

*Warning* Black tea is a natural hair dye. Be mindful that your hair color could possibly change.

Wash out the rinse and deep condition. The tea rinse can be drying to the hair, so it is important that you condition your hair afterwards. Do not skip that step. To ensure that your moisture is retained, try adding your deep conditioner on top of the tea rinse.

Several YouTubers have confidently claimed that this tea rinse has worked for them with just one use. Some say they religiously do this rinse every two weeks, and have received amazing results. Of course, every one is different.


Here’s the science behind Black Tea when it comes to your hair; it contains lots of caffeine. The caffeine blocks the hormone that is known for hair loss (DHT). For whatever reasons you’re shedding (stress, postpartum, etc), this is said to be a natural way of combating it.

Want proof that this could work? Here’s living proof:

Black tea is not the only tea that can help with excessive hair shedding. See more of our posts on tea rinses to discover more about this simple treatment:

What Are Tea Rinses And How Do They Benefit Your Hair?

The Wonderful Benefits Of Tea Rinses For Your Hair

Avoid Hair Damage This Summer With These 4 Must-Try Tea Rinses

Black Tea Rinse For Shiny Locs

About Mykel Trent


Hi! I am Mykel, and I love life. I love performing, dance, acting, fashion, hair, etc. I have a Bachelor's in Communications Theatre. Theatre is the best and challenging major by far. It has taught me discipline, problem-solving, leadership, creativity, and so on. I like who I'm becoming! xo

About Mykel Trent


Hi! I am Mykel, and I love life. I love performing, dance, acting, fashion, hair, etc. I have a Bachelor's in Communications Theatre. Theatre is the best and challenging major by far. It has taught me discipline, problem-solving, leadership, creativity, and so on. I like who I'm becoming! xo

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Comments

    1. Leah GRH

      Tea is drying, so you should deep condition after doing the rinse. I haven’t tried black tea yet, but do use green tea and it does dry out my hair if I don’t condition afterwards.

  1. Katy C. Arnold

    I am definitely going to do this hair rinse. My hair shed a lot.

  2. Jess

    I didn’t have a problem with shedding however I tried the black tea rinse 2 weeks ago just to experience its effects and I must say it did more than stop shedding. I’ve gone natural and after the black tea rinse…I’ve seen new growth of hair! Well I had to put my hair in a protective braids after the tea rinse.

    It’s amazing.

  3. Lexi T-M

    Definitely trying this! I need a new hair color anyway!

  4. Michelle Luna

    Ok I might sound clueless here but you shampoo your hair, then put the tea on your scalp (and avoid your hair since the scalp is where everything happens anyway, right? that would help avoid being so drying?), wait 30 minutes… then shampoo *again*? My hair can only handle getting shampooed about once or twice a week, and it’s only about 10% non-caucasian hair! Would this still work if you applied it on dry hair, and then just did the one shampoo? Or applied after shampoo, and merely rinsed out later?

  5. Anonymous

    does this work if you do the rinse on braided hair? Will it reduce hair loss when you remove the braids?

  6. CozyVon

    If caffeine blocks the hormone that causes hair shedding, would just drinking lots of coffee & tea (as I do, along w/ water) help also?

  7. Dlite77

    Your curls are cute what do you use?

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