I am starting to hear more buzz about the use of tea for natural hair care. This was very interesting when I first heard of it. I thought to myself; this can be good as tea does so much for your body with its nutritional value. Then using tea on your hair should be very beneficial. I started to look more into the uses of tea on the hair and found that there are three teas used for the hair.
One of teas used is green tea. It has an antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate, this aids in scalp stimulation. Also, this ingredient is said to increase hair growth and elongate the hair follicle. The other two teas are black tea and nettle tea. Nettle tea stimulates the scalp to grow out the hair when applied directly. It has vitamins which aid in thickening, growing, and strengthening of the hair. Black tea works by repairing the strands of the hair. This tea does wonders for easing the strain of detangling your hair and helps the hair to pack some powerful shine.
How to use Tea for Hair
To use the tea in your hair, you would first brew up your tea as you would when drinking it and Let it cool. Next, you pour it into an applicator bottle. You can also add some essential oils to the tea here too. Apply the tea mix to your scalp, cover with plastic cap, let the tea sit on your hair for 30 minutes to an hour, then rinse out and style hair as normal.
Note: You will need to brew the tea stronger than you would for drinking it. Remember that tea has natural staining properties. Do not do this treatment with anything on you can not stand to mess up.
Have you tried using tea as one of your hair care treatments?