Hey naturalistas! Hope your hair is well moisturised? Mine? It has been in a protective style and well taken care of. Very moisturised! Lol! You might have heard or seen people use green tea on their hair and wonder if it’s not too extreme. Nah! Contrary to that, green tea is the bomb. I’ve used it on one or two occasions and can boldly attest to its potency.
BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA RINSE FOR HAIR
- Reduces breakage: Caffeine which is a major constituent of green tea acts to reduce hair loss by disassembling dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a by-product of testosterone that blocks the hair follicles from producing hair. This causes gradual hair loss by suffocating and shrinking the hair follicle leading to lots of breakage.
- It increases blood flow into the scalp which provides the hair with more nutrients and promotes hair growth.
- For shine, the antioxidants in green tea will protect your hair against the damages of UV radiation and Vitamin E will ensure your hair is soft and shiny.
- When it comes to anti-inflammatory effects, it can soothe an itchy and dry scalp, preventing irritation and inflammation.
- It also has anti-fungal properties that can protect your scalp from infections and prevent thinning of hair.
WHO NEEDS A GREEN TEA RINSE?
Basically, anybody enthusiastic about the health and growth of their hair needs this green tea rinse but if you’re experiencing excessive hair loss, postpartum shedding, balding, itchy and dry scalp, then this rinse is definitely for you. As an alternative, you can use black tea. They both give your hair the same benefits.
So Let’s get straight to how you can make your own green tea rinse in very few simple steps.
YOU’LL BE NEEDING: One green tea bag, water, Spray bottle, applicator bottle, scalp massager and a bowl or mug.
- Place green tea bags in boiled water. If you’d love to use an electric kettle, heat water according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- When you feel most of the green tea contents have dissolved in the hot water, remove and allow to cool in the bowl or mug.
- Pour into a spray and applicator bottle for easy application. (Find out other benefits of having a spray bottle and how you can improvise one here).
HOW TO USE A GREEN TEA RINSE ON THE HAIR
- Wash hair with a moisturizing shampoo
- Part your hair into sections and hold with ouchless bands or hair clamps for easy manipulation.
- Apply the tea rinse to your scalp using an applicator bottle and your hair using a spray bottle.
- Allow to sit for 15 minutes while massaging your scalp with a scalp massager or fingers to increase blood flow to your head
- Rinse hair with water
- Deep condition and detangle as usual
- Moisturise and seal
Do not leave the green tea rinse on your hair for too long as it contains caffeine and can easily stiffen or dehydrate your hair. You can add oils like peppermint, lavender, rosemary and eucalyptus for extra benefits. Store the remaining rinse if any in a refrigerator and use every 1-2 weeks. Do not use the rinse long term. The green tea will minimize shedding but using it on a long term basis will dry out your strands. You can also try gradually increasing the number of tea bags you use over 6-8 weeks after you determine that green tea works well for your hair. For instance, you can start with one bag, and then add a second the following week.
Doing a green tea rinse after a shampoo may be the ideal addition to your regimen if you’re experiencing a lot of shedding on wash day. It could also work well if you’re noticing thinning or balding in specific areas.
Hope this helps. Your thoughts are welcome in the comment section.Anybody enthusiastic about the health and growth of their hair needs a green tea rinse but if you’re experiencing excessive hair loss, postpartum shedding, balding, itchy and dry scalp, then this rinse is definitely for you. Click To Tweet