What is a tea rinse?
A tea rinse is done by pouring a cup of tea, commonly green or black, over the hair to reduce shedding or stimulate hair growth.
How is it supposed to work?
The caffeine in the tea penetrates the hair follicles.
One scientific study shows that caffeine can stimulate hair growth when used in tiny amounts (0.001% caffeine in water). The same study also found that applying too much caffeine to the hair follicles can actually stunt growth. A different study found that caffeine in shampoo can penetrate the hair follicles when left on for 2 minutes. Both studies were done on the hair follicles of men with androgenetic alopecia. So, no scientific studies have been done to test the effects of caffeine on a woman’s scalp who doesn’t have a hair loss disorder. Generally, the current evidence says that caffeine definitely penetrates hair follicles and may stimulate hair growth, but no one knows for sure. It’s impossible to say how much additional growth you might see, if any.
Why Tea Rinse?
Herbal hair rinses have been used for centuries to naturally soften hair, increase manageability, and restore luster, body and bounce. Hair tea rinses are conditioning treatments that strengthen the hair and encourages healthy growth of hair as well as give nourishment to scalp hair follicles.
Black tea is a tea for hair growth that helps to restore shine and color to your hair. Rinsing your hair with black tea helps to darken your hair and also give it luster. It can be used in cases where hairs are being damaged with shampoos that contain a lot of chemicals. Using black tea as a tea for hair growth helps to slow down hair fall and increase the quantity of your hair.
Nettle tea and rosemary tea are used a s teas for hair growth. Nettle tea promotes hair growth and strengthens the hair. Rosemary tea also stimulates hair growth by stimulating the hair follicles. These teas can be mixed with other herbs such as aloe vera and horsetail for more effective results.
Chamomile tea that is used to promote hair growth. Rinsing your hair with this tea helps to stimulate growth.
How To Tea Rinse:
Steep tea bag in hot water for 30 min. When the tea has cooled, pour it over your freshly washed and conditioned hair. You can improvise by pouring tea in a spray bottle and spraying your hair. You can rinse your hair or leave as in.