Rinsing my hair with tea is a practice that I have been doing since years for healthy hair nourishment. After years of brewing a mug of tea for my long hair, I am penning down this article summarizing all the benefits that you can notice on regular usage of hair teas, the proper way to include hair tea in your shampoo routine and some recipes that you can create using kitchen ingredients and herbs from Blend It Raw Apothecary.
Hair Tea Rinse Benefits
- adds shine to dull hair
- balances oil production
- reduces scalp build up and dandruff
- improves hair texture
- promotes hair growth by providing nourishment from the herbs
- helps reduce hair damage
How to brew hair rinse tea
There are two ways to brew hair rinse tea. I always prefer the second method as it retains all the benefits of the herbs used.
- Boil a mug of water, take it off heat and add 1-2 tablespoons of your hair tea mix. Let it brew for an hour. Sieve an use
- or Add 1-2 tablespoons of hair tea mix to one mug of room temperature water. Let it cold brew over night, sieve in the morning and use.
Use: Pour this brewed hair tea as the last step in your shampoo routine.
Herbs that can be used for hair tea
Nettle- Nettle leaves are rich in silica and sulphur. This helps in making hair shinier and healthier. Rinsing hair with nettle extracts and water results in re-growth of lost hair and also helps in restoring the original hair colour.
Hibiscus– Hibiscus hair tea will help reduce scalp buildup and also add a shine to dull hair.
Rose Petals- Rose hair tea will be extremely soothing for itchy scalp. It will also add a mild scent to your hair.
Lavender Buds– Lavender has a calming effect on the scalp along with a soothing aroma.
Blue Pea Flowers– Blue pea flowers have been used since ages as a hair rinse in Thai tradition. Blue pea flower is excellent for the hair, as it contains anthocyanin – a compound known to increase blood circulation in the head and therefore maintain a healthy scalp. It also helps in strengthening the hair follicleS.
Besides these you can also add black tea, curry leaves, neem leaves, mint, green tea from your kitchen to make herbal hair tea.
DIY Black Tea Hair Rinse Tea for shine
This hair tea is great for adding shine to hair, controlling hair fall and balancing oil production in scalp. It will also prevent your hair from turning greasy too soon after wash day.
- Mix together 1 tablespoon Black tea, 1 tablespoon Rosemary Leaves, 1/2 tablespoon Nettle Leaves and few curry patta leaves.
- Brew and use.
- Always brew fresh tea before usage. DO NOT STORE brewed tea.
If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below.