Chamomile tea – Adds to the aesthetic appeal of your hair by accentuating your natural highlights.
Sage tea – Limits oil build up on your scalp.
Nettle tea – Promotes blood circulation to the scalp to boost hair growth and prevents dandruff.
Rosemary* tea – Helps you kick the itch to the curb, results in increased hair growth to help you attain your desired length faster.
Naturally, all these teas and their benefits provide restorative properties to a healthy hair regimen and no doubt can provide the TLC needed to grow out healthy tresses and at roughly a dollar per box of tea bags, it is affordable to maintain.
While there are few conclusive studies that trumpet the benefits of topically applied tea, there is information to suggest that the antioxidants and minerals in teas have been a part of experimental treatment of alopecia with directions to ensure that it is applied topically.
The Kwon et al report also explores the effect of green tea extract applied topically for increased hair growth.
If you are interested in including a tea rinse in your regimen follow the following steps:
1. Brew 1-3 teabags in 5 cups of hot water and allow it to cool. For high caffeine teas stick with just 1 teabag.
2. Section your hair and twist in preparation for your wash.
3. You can use a color applicator bottle* or a spray bottle to douse your scalp with the tea, or simply pour the mixture through your scalp using a jug.
4. Let it sit for 2-5 minutes if the tea you use contains high levels of caffeine but there is no harm in leaving the ones with a low caffeine concentration in for up to 30 minutes if you wish.
5. Shampoo and DC as usual. Conditioning is very important because teas have a tendency to leave hair feeling dry so do not use a tea rinse at the very end of your wash cycle.
So, now that you are armed to the teeth with this knowledge, you can make a more informed decision about what this super food can do for your hair.
Do what is right for you and your hair care needs and allow time for the changes to become apparent. Shortly after you begin your tea rinse, you will notice that shedding will reduce very quickly but don’t wig* out if you still see longer hairs after your first application.
The process has been tried, it is now up to you to prove it. Do you do tea rinses?
Originally posted 2013-10-18 15:00:00.