Have you ever heard of using tea rinses for hair? Tea rinses are growing in popularity within the natural hair community. Hair rinses have been used for centuries to naturally soften and grow hair, increase manageability, and restore lustre, body and bounce. There are numerous tea infusions that can be used on the hair for growth and strength, read on to know about it and steps to use it:
Black tea contains a relatively high amount of caffeine. The caffeine blocks dihydrotesterone (DHT), the hormone that is thought to be responsible for some forms of hair loss. It also reduces hair shedding, adds sheen and softness to hair, it darkens hair or brings out highlights.
This perennial plant from the daisy family has been used in making tea to prevent and treat various health problems including hair fall, hair thinning, and hair loss. With its anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, and anti-microbial properties, chamomile helps encourage healthier hair regrowth. Chamomile also has a calming and soothing effect. It conditions the scalp as well as nourishes and strengthens the hair follicles, stimulating the growth of fuller, thicker, and healthier hair strands.
Rosemary is one of those “magic bullets” that will help make your hair grow faster, prevent flakes and really make your hair shine. Rosemary contains certain organic compounds that help to stimulate your scalp circulation, that in-turn promotes new and faster hair growth. What really also makes rosemary good for your hair is that it works to condition your hair, making it really shiny and helps with scalp health by relieving itchy dry scalp and dandruff.
In the Indian traditional system of medicine, Ayurveda, hibiscus, especially white hibiscus and red hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), is considered to have medicinal properties. The flowers are used to make various concoctions believed to cure ailments such as hair loss or hair greying. They are also used for multiple hair treatments.
Horsetail contains silicon, which strengthens tissues in your body including your hair and skin. Horsetail is great for hair rejuvenation and is very effective in the promotion of hair growth; it also seals the hair cuticles and stops hair breakage. It can be used topically on the hair as a rinse or it can be done as a tincture and massaged into the scalp.
HOW TO MAKE THESE TEA RINSES:
- Add 2-4 tea bags to 2 cups of boiled water ( this may vary depending on how much hair you have), let it steep for a few hours or over night before using!
- For hibiscus, you could directly boil the flowers and use the water for rising.
HOW TO USE THESE TEA RINSES:
- Tea rinses can be used as a pre-shampoo formula or put in hair overnight.
- Tea rinses can be used as a final rinse after you condition your hair. This final rinse is what several persons swear by in their regular regimens, natural and relaxed hair ladies have very positive things to say about the effects of tea rinses on their hair.