Tea… Tea… Tea…
Yup. Tea is actually quite good for your hair and even more inexpensive. Who knew a boring old tea bag could do such great exploits?? Well… In the hair world. I remember I used to do lots of these when my hair was much shorter. Whatever happened?? LOL. I think I started to dread wash days as my hair grew longer. I did chamomile, green and black tea rinses but never got as far as trying coffee but I don’t think I will.
I cannot even try to say I have my hair maintenance routine on a lockdown: I don’tttt!!! Sometimes I hate my hair, other times I don’t. Sometimes I think it’s growing, other times I feel it’s not. Ugh. Some products don’t work at all making some really long and tiring procedures regrettable. Ah! See. I digress. So we’re back to tea!
Incorporating tea rinses into your routine can go a long way in improving your hair health and getting you a step closer to your hair goals. Teas increase blood flow in the scalp, have antioxidants, cleansing properties, antibacterial properties and amino acids which of course have a positive effect on your head of hair and scalp. If you’re feeling creative, teas that can be created with herbs like marshmallow root, burdock, catnip, fenugreek, or horsetail. You could even go HAM on our local herbs here in Naija…you never know, you may be on the brink of an amazing discovery!! :D… How much and what they all can do isn’t known to me.
Caffeine can grow hair and black tea seems to have a high caffeine level depending on who you ask. You could incorporate it into your wash days or fill up your daily spritz bottle with tea to minimize shedding. With many teas for many good causes, you have a whole lot to choose from.
– Rosemary and Sage tea can help turn gray hairs darker
– Chamomile for blondes; rooibos for redheads; or black tea for dark hair to enhance brightening the hair.
– Green tea & black tea to reduce hair shedding, stimulate hair growth & strengthen/thicken hair.
– Nettle tea to help with dandruff and psoriasis.
– Hibiscus to promote hair growth.
Please…The fact that it’s a tea rinse doesn’t mean you should pour scalding hot stuff on your hair. ALWAYS make sure the steeped tea is cool enough for your scalp before use to avoid accidents. Apart from putting it in a spritz bottle, there are also many creative ways to incorporate tea into your hair regimen.. it could be in an ayurvedic pack, a deep conditioning treat etc…
What way(s) are you gonna incorporate tea into your regimen??