In our world, two things can be said for certain – we’ll never turn down a cup of hot tea, and self-care is the answer to feeling (and looking) your best. But, what if you could indulge in both of these simple pleasures simultaneously?
While sipping a steaming mug is surely the most popular way to enjoy tea, you can also add it directly to your hair care regimen. That’s right – tea may be the answer to the shiny, healthy hair you’re seeking.
The Best Kept Secret For Gorgeous Hair
Tea is one of the world’s original (but often overlooked) beauty hacks. One of our favorite tea applications is a hair rinse that produces luscious results.
Let’s explore how to bring a tea rinse into your home for soft, flowing locks.
Our At-Home Tea Rinse
This effortless potion can transform your hair as part of a regular shower routine, without drenching your strands in chemicals or taking an overpriced trip to the salon. A weekly tea rinse is an ideal solution for rejuvenation, scalp health, and overall growth, especially for those of us with dull or thinning hair.
Step 1: Choose Your Tea.
Of course, not all tea is created equal. This motto holds true for tea’s beauty applications. We advise against using any old tea in your cupboard, as each type offers unique benefits (and varying degrees of quality).
Green and black teas are our hair rinse go-to's. Their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can soothe the scalp, fend off dandruff, and bring out your hair’s natural shine. What’s more, the high caffeine content in these teas directly aids in hair growth while combatting hair loss.
To concoct your natural hair elixir at home, start by identifying your top hair goals and selecting a tea accordingly. If your scalp needs some serious love, go for your favorite green tea. If your main concern is hair growth, opt for black tea instead.
Step 2: Prepare The Tea Rinse.
Next, boil some water and steep your chosen tea for at least one hour. The amount of water to boil will depend on how large of a batch you’re planning to make, but we recommend a ratio of two cups of water to four bags of tea. Let your tea cool down completely, then store it in a spray bottle.
Step 3: Shampoo and Apply The Rinse.
With your tea rinse ready to go, it’s time to dive into your hair care routine. Simply wash your hair with your go-to shampoo, towel it dry, then spray the tea rinse generously onto your hair and scalp.
Step 4: Let The Tea Work Its Magic!
Now, tie up your hair or throw it in a shower cap for up to an hour (during which you can catch up on emails or indulge in your favorite Netflix show). When the hour is up, rinse out the tea and finish off with a deep conditioner.
The next time you’re brewing a mug of tea, consider getting your hair in on the action. We promise that you won’t regret it!