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From fighting too much hair shedding to darkening those pesky grays, regularly using a hair tea in your natural hair care routine is a benefit.

I am a firm believer in using hair teas. From fighting too much hair shedding to darkening those pesky grays, regularly using a hair tea in your natural hair care routine is a benefit. I’ve been using them for years now and have nothing but great things to say about them.

 The second most consumed drink in the world, tea or Camellia sinensis, is related to camellia flowers and a sub-tropical, evergreen plant native to Asia. Tea is now grown all around the world and made up of three basic components.  The differences between the thousands of different teas can be boiled down to the tea growing process and tea processing methods. There are two main types of tea: true teas and herbal teas, also known as tisanes.  CupandLeaf

Primary Components of Brewed Tea are: 

1. Essential Oils – these provide tea’s delicious aromas and flavors.
2. Polyphenols – these provide the “briskness” or astringency in the mouth and are the components that also carry most of the health benefits of tea.
3. Caffeine – found naturally in coffee, chocolate, tea and Yerba Mate, caffeine provides tea’s natural energy boost.  TeaClass

From fighting too much hair shedding to darkening those pesky grays, regularly using a hair tea in your natural hair care routine is a benefit.

Teas are bursting with benefits for our bodies and that includes our hair. They have antioxidants, caffeine, can aid in weight loss, may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke and may even boost the immune system. Not only for drinking, many use teas in other ways like hair rinses and facial tonics and moisturizers.

There are hundreds of types of teas with their own individual appearance, taste, benefits and aroma but they can all be placed in a few categories. The most common categories today are green, white, oolong, black, and fermented and that refers to how much a tea is oxidized (fermented).

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As several types of tea are beneficial to our bodies they also help with hair is various ways. From helping dry hair, to dull hair to suffering from an irritated saclp, teas are excellent as hair rinses or simply by drinking them. Here’s a little information on how to create a hair tea rinse and which teas are best for specific needs.

 Hair Tea / Hair Rinse

A hair tea or hair tea rinse is simply brewing a type of tea, allowing it to steep and cool prior to pouring it over your hair and scalp.  Massaging your scalp with the hair tea is next and this all happens after hair has been washed.  There are MANY uses for the tea rinses and there are many types to choose from:

*  Turn gray hairs darker – Rosemary and Sage

*  Brightening the hair – chamomile for blondes; rooibos for redheads; or black tea for dark hair

*  Reduces shedding hair – Green tea, black tea

*  Stimulate hair growth – Green tea

*  Strengthens and thickens the hair – Black tea

*  Helps with dandruff and psoriasis – Green tea, Nettle

*  Promote hair growth – Hibiscus (This was found through a scientific study on rats – (Journal of Ethnopharmacology, pp 235-239, 2003).

From fighting too much hair shedding to darkening those pesky grays, regularly using a hair tea in your natural hair care routine is a benefit.

Many of these teas increase blood flow, have antioxidants, cleansing properties, antibacterial properties and amino acids. I’ve not even MENTIONED all the other teas that can be created with herbs like Marshmallow root, burdock, catnip, fenugreek, or horsetail but how much and what they all can do is unknown to me personally.

Caffeine can help with hair growth and black tea seems to have the most caffeine but depending who you ask will determine if you choose to use it. Some even use some tea rinses in spray bottles but most seem to just use them as a final rinse after washing the hair like I do. Some rinse the tea out after massaging and letting it sit from 5 to 30 minutes while others leave it in and continue with a deep conditioner.  Either way a good deep conditioner is necessary as many find the hair to feel rough after the tea rinse has been applied. Seriously Natural

Hair tea rinses are easy to do, greatly benefit your tresses and have become a staple in my hair care needs. I’ve been using them for years now and use them as a final step AFTER the deep conditioner and I don’t rinse it out.  I suffer from shedding during stressful times (as many of us do) so I make sure to use them regularly when this is occurring.

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All in all, hair teas are amazing assets to natural hair for anything thing from brightening, soothing scalps to (my fave) helping with shedding and hair growth. So, the next time you brew that tea, consider brewing another cup for your hair!

Check out this easy to follow video by Babilon Kay.  She is actually making a green tea hair mask and after I saw this I knew I had to try it!  She uses Matcha Green Tea Powder and mixes with olive oil to create her mask. She directly applies to her freshly cleaned scalp.  I will add to this post once I try this and give you my take on it but I am feeling really good about this hair mask.

Have you tried a hair tea rinse? 


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  1. Sashe
    April 3, 2019 / 7:04 pm

    Wow, so informative!! Did not realize there were hair teas. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Tierra
    April 3, 2019 / 7:19 pm

    I have been natural for a good minute but every post you put me on more and more game!

  3. Jamaria
    April 4, 2019 / 11:56 am

    I had no idea there were hair teas! Thanks for sharing I’m gonna have to check this out! Xo

  4. April 9, 2019 / 10:25 am

    Very interesting I need to try this for my hair.

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