In the South, where I’m from, sweet tea ranks higher than the finest of wines. I never considered using tea on my hair until I started to hear naturals raving about its potential benefits.Did you know Tea rinses can be used as pre-poos, refreshers in between washes or as a final rinse after you condition your hair? Here's what I know (and love) about tea rinses:
Accelerated Hair Growth
There are some herbs that act as stimulants to the scalp. Peppermint tea can increase blood circulation to the scalp which aids in hair growth. When used as a final rinse, burdock root stimulates hair growth and reduces hair shedding. Stinging nettle tea also encourages hair growth.
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Prevents (and Treats) Dandruff
Tea rinses are a good way to reduce or eliminate dandruff. Rosemary tea is excellent at preventing dandruff when applied directly to the scalp.
Easier To Detangle
Hibiscus provides extra "slip" needed for the comb to glide through kinky and curly hair easier. Many women rave about how much quicker the detangling process is with the use of this sweet smelling herb found in many teas.
Tea rinses are a great source of moisture for both the hair and scalp.
With consistent use, tea can strengthen your hair making it less prone to breakage.
Some teas like green tea aids in preventing hair loss.
Reduces Oil and Buildup
Some teas can be used to treat excessive oil production and buildup. Green tea also soothes the scalp and treats scalp irritation.
Clearly, tea can be incredibly beneficial to your hair. So, instead of sippin' on warm or iced tea, consider rinsing your hair with it. Tell us what you think in the comments section below.