I love using the purest products on my hair, especially if I can do or make it myself. Tea rinses are the craze right now in the natural hair community. Green tea literary has so many benefits besides just drinking it daily! You can make a facial mask, drink it of course lol, dark circles under your eyes, add it to your shampoo and now just use it as a rinse for your hair! In this post I will share with you the benefits of doing a green tea rinse and how it has helped my hair. I will even share how to make this simple product! Most importantly, this is a cheap alternative to hair products on the market now! Make sure you check out all my other natural hair posts here for more inspiration on how to grow your natural hair long and strong!
Green Tea Rinse
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Benefits of Green Tea on Natural Hair
- Green tea has high levels of vitamin E and vitamin C and Panthenol which can improve natural hair texture (Vitamin C guards against UV radiation while Vitamin E helps to restore dry or damaged hair. Panthenol is a provitamin that assists in strengthening the hair strands preventing split ends, while helping to keep your curls soft.)
- Green tea has caffeine, which is known to stimulate hair growth!
- Green tea will stop excess shedding
- Green tea has amino acids, which will strengthen your hair
- Green tea can stop dandruff!
D.I.Y. Green Tea Rinse
This is probably the most simple diy project ever! All you need is green tea, spray bottle and water. Now there is speculation on lose green tea and green tea bags. I honestly see not a huge difference in the two because both will work. However, knowing me, I like to go completely purest as possible lol. So, I hit up my local Oriental stored and picked up some green tea leaves straight from China itself haha!
- Boil 1 cup of water in a pot
- If you are using green tea bags, steep the bag in the pot for about 2 minutes, if you are using loose green tea, you will need a tea sifter
- Let the green tea cool! Please don’t add boiling hot green tea to your hair! I like to let mines reach room temperature
- Once cooled, add to a spray bottle. This will make application easier.
Additional add ins to Green Tea Rinse
Now if you want to get all fancy because that is just too simple for you haha, you can! What I like to do is add 1/4 cup of Unfiltered and Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) to this rinse. ACV is a potent antimicrobial which can kill bacteria and fungus. ACV also helps eliminate frizz, aids as a great detangler, cleanses your scalp, and adds natural body and shine to the hair!
How to use a Green Tea Rinse
Now, you can use this rinse any way you like. For myself, I like to do it every wash day. First I will use a clarifying shampoo or ACV (a natural alternative to clarifying shampoo) on my hair scalp to get my hair squeaky clean. After I rinse the shampoo out and before I apply a conditioner, I apply my green tea rinse to my hair. I saturate my hair, from root to tips, with this mixture. I let it sit in my hair for about 5 minutes in the shower. Do not leave green tea in your hair! It could cause stiffness, yuck! After 5 minutes, I continue on with my hair routine. After my second wash routine, I noticed my hair was shedding less! Also my hair just feels stronger and less prone to breakage!
Green Tea Miracles
I hoped you enjoyed this small post today! How do you girls incorporate green tea rinses in your hair care routine? What add ins do you add to your mixture? Besides hair and drinking, how else do you like to use green tea in your overall body care? Let me know in the comments down below! Until next time,
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