Everywhere you turn these days there are rave reviews about super foods. Want a thinner waistline and a model’s profile? There’s a super food for that. Crave healthy long lustrous hair? You guessed it! There is bound to be a super food for that too.
Now this is not a food blog by any stretch of the imagination but in the wider scheme of things, it stands to reason that we may be required to turn our attentions to the benefits of edible or consumable ingredients to a healthy hair regimen.
The adage “you are what you eat” has somehow always played a part in our choices even without the scientific research to substantiate the claims. So I suppose there has to be some credibility to these claims if people continue to subscribe to them.
Teas just so happen to be one of those super-foods; the benefits of which have gained more publicity in recent times. Sure you may not classify tea as food but if you Google it you will see it right there among the list of other super-foods.
The tradition of tea drinking may be a bit archaic to Generation Y’ers but growing up, many of the people I knew were self-proclaimed herbalists who swore by this and that bush to get results that eluded even the doctors.
Drink some fever grass for the chills, moringa* tea or ginger* and cinnamon to calm the nerves … you get my drift, there is a tea for everything so I was not really surprised to find that tea rinses do the hair good too.
What is a tea rinse and how does it benefit your hair?
Well that is exactly the reason for this post. The hair care gurus have found that pouring herbal tea over their hair and scalp as part of a wash day routine yields favorable results that aid the healthy hair journey.
Basically, you would just get a regular tea bag – be it green tea, black tea, any herbal tea or even coffee – steep it in hot water for 10-20 minutes to extract all the goodness, leave it to cool and then pour over your hair and scalp.
So What’s So Great About a Tea Rinse Anyway?
► Increased hair growth from the caffeine: This can be nothing but good news for those of us who struggle to attain a mere ¼ inch per month. The promise of increased growth would automatically cause us to perk up since it would mean we would be able to start seeing some real progress much faster.