DIY Herbal Tea Rinses for Hair
What do you think about an herbal remedy that strengthens hair and promotes healthy hair growth? What if we told you that you probably already have this herbal remedy in your kitchen cabinet?
It's tea time! Tea has a ton of health benefits in the body, but it can also improve your hair! Green tea specifically is rich in a certain kind of polyphenol called epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG and contains an abundance of catechins, which are natural antioxidants. These compounds may help to mitigate dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is responsible for hair loss.
The three step process:
Tea rinses are a simple way of supplementing your natural hair care routine.
- Start by brewing two cups of strong tea in a bowl or pitcher.
- After shampooing as normal, slowly rinse your hair with the tea
- Follow with your preferred conditioner.
How do tea rinses work?
Most teas contain trace amounts of caffeine that penetrate hair strands and promote hair growth by increasing blood flow. Teas are also rich in antioxidants and amino acids that naturally soften hair, increase manageability and restore luster and shine. Certain teas also contain vitamins and cleansing properties that protect against chemical damage, repair split ends and exfoliate the scalp.
What kind of teas should I use?There are MANY types of tea that can be used as a tea rinse:
- Green tea – reduces shedding, stimulates hair growth and exfoliates dry flakes and dandruff
- Black tea – strengthens and thickens hair, adds luster and naturally darkens hair
- Nettle – helps with dandruff and strengthens hair strands
- Rosemary – stimulates hair follicles for hair growth