Looking for an inexpensive way to give your hair a HUGE boost? Try incorporating a tea rinse to your weekly regimen. Tea rinses have numerous benefits. Depending on the type of tea you use, it can impart shine, stimulate your hair follicles, treat dandruff, reduce shedding significantly, and so much more. 

How does tea assist with hair health?

In some teas, one word: CAFFEINE. Stop for a second and think about how a cup of coffee or can of Coke wakes you up in the morning. Caffeine energizes your scalp. In a sense, it awakens your hair follicles – increasing blood flow to your scalp and promoting GROWTH.

Other teas that do not contain caffeine have herbal properties known for aiding with specific ailments. For instance, Nettle Tea works as cleanser/antiseptic/sebum balancer. It cleanses and soothes while ridding your scalp of dandruff.  We can talk exotic herbal teas in a later post because, right now, I want to focus on the basics and start you off on the right foot. You can get fancy in the future J

Here are our top 3 inexpensive and easily accessible tea rinse  

No. One: Black Tea

  • Minimizes shedding
  • Strengthens hair strands
  • Thickens hair
  • Promotes luster and shine

No. Two: Peppermint Tea

  • Stimulates hair follicles to promote growth
  • Assists with the treatment of dandruff
  • Promotes growth

No. Three: Green Tea

  • Stimulates hair follicles to promote hair growth
  • Prevents hair loss
  • Reduces scalp inflammation and dandruf

BONUS: here are a couple of tips on how to incorporate these tea rinses to your regimen.  Also, please keep your hair moisturized when using tea rinses because they can be drying.

Preparation: Typically, I steep at least 4 tea bags into 2 or 3 cups of water to maximize the potency of my rinse. You want to adjust the proportions for the tea rinse method you plan to use.

Methods: 3 methods

  1. Spray Bottle Refresher: Steep your tea. Place your tea in a spray bottle and spritz your scalp and hair. Massage the tea into your scalp. When doing this method, be sure to keep your hair moisturized because tea rinses can be very drying. 

  2. Layer before Deep Conditioning: Apply the tea to your hair prior to applying your deep conditioner. Then, deep condition as usual.  

  3. Post-Shampoo Rinse: Wash and condition your hair. Massage the tea into your scalp and allow it to sit for 15-45 minutes (place a shower cap or processing cap over your head). Rinse the tea out. Apply Leave-In and style as usual.  

I hope this helps with your healthy hair journey!