The question is, why aren’t you using tea rinses? Every DIY natural should, at the very least, be treating herself to a tea rinse. I have also incorporated these herbal infused teas as my base for my liquid leave when I moisturize my hair, using the L.O.C Method.
It’s very easy to incorporate tea rinses into your regimen, and can be used on natural, relaxed, or transitioning hair.
Benefits: Vary based upon type of tea.
Black Tea – Reduce Shedding, Increase Shine, Strengthen Hair
Green Tea – Stimulates growth, Soothes itchy scalp/dandruff, Conditions/Strengthens Hair
Chamomile – Brightens blonde hair, heals inflamed scalp, may prevent hair loss
Calendula – Brightens blonde hair, nourishes the skin, healing and anti-fungal. Brew 1/4 c. calendula petals in 1 c. water.
Hibiscus – Promotes softness and shine, astringent qualities, releases darkish purple dye that can be used to color greying hair, deepen underlying color and/or enhance natural highlights, provides slip to aid in detangling.
Lemongrass – Controls/eliminates dandruff.
Catnip – Helps with split ends, conditions, helps with manageability (reduces frizzies), soothes dry scalp, anti-dandruff treatment, temporarily colors white hair pale blonde. brew strong cup of tea, massage into scalp after shampooing and rinse)
Neem – Repairs damaged hair, restores sheen, encourages hair growth.
Rosemary – Stimulates scalp, thought to help decrease hair loss and promote growth, treats oily hair.
Nettle – Prevent and treat dandruff, stimulate scalp, great for winter.
Burdock and Marshmallow Root are mucilage plants, producing a secretion that is similar in to aloe vera. Great for naturally adding slip!
Burdock – Maintains and promotes healthy scalp, encourages hair growth, improves hair strength adds shine and body. Adds slip for easy detangling
Marshmallow Root – Relieves scalp irritations, provides moisture and adds slip for easy detangling
You can buy packaged teas at your local grocery store and/or loose teas at many natural food stores. You can also purchase individual herbs to make your own custom teas for your hair needs.
This week, I’ll show you how I have incorporated Tea Rinses into my regimen.