Monday, 24 October 2011

Tea Rinse for your Natural Hair

I am doing this post in response to aloted and coyintrovert’s question.
Tea Rinse is washing your hair with tea bag extracts. The caffeine penetrates the hair follicles to take their effect. Doing the tea rinse also adds shine to the hair. It strengthens the hair thereby reducing breakage

Chamomile Tea
from Science Daily
Nettle Tea
from Buzzle
Green Tea
from Walax Green Tea

Sage Tea
from Planet Green
Black Tea
from Healthy Living















How to use
You can put a concentrated tea bag extract in a spray bottle and spray it all over your hair. keep it in the hair for 10 to 30 minutes and rinse out later
The second way is to soak the tea bag in a kettle. This method requires more water than the previous. Make the water lukewarm and slowly pour over your hair after washing with shampoo and conditioner
I use the later method and believe me, as I am pouring the extract, I feel the difference immediately.

As we know, different Tea extract have different function on the hair. it is advisable that you know effect you want the rinse to have on your hair before you choose what to use.

Black Tea
The caffeine in most Teas will help stimulate hair growth. The more the caffeine, the higher possibility it has to stain/colour your hair. This is more applicable to black tea so you have to be very careful as too much caffeine can stunt hair growth. The best guide is to diliute as much as possible if you want to use Black Tea
It adds shine to the hair
They strengthen the hair thereby reducing breakage

Green Tea- Helps in combating hair loss and soothes the scalp and helps with scalp irritation

Nettle – This prevents and treats dandruff and helps blood circulation in the scalp so it can therefore be used during the winter period

Rosemary – This helps stimulate the scalp, prevent hair loss and grow hair

Chamomile – It accentuates the natural highlights of the hair

Sage – Helps reduce oil build on the scalp

From research, I realized that most people use Black Tea, which is what I use also, so I guess it is not that bad
I hope this has been useful for you

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62 comments :

  1. I like tea rinses...

    A tip is to collect the water in a bowl the when you pour it over your head. You can then use that same rinse over and over again. It is a good way of ensuring that your entire hair is properly coated.

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    1. No, don't store it. It will grow bacteria. Use it up once you brew it.

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  2. Yep, I can attest Black tea works!

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    1. How so. What were your results? I'm debating between black and green. I wonder could I do both.

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    2. Yea, I guess you should do both, and see which works better for you.

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  3. wow i haven't heard of this before. i will definitely try it.
    need to start paying more attention to my hair.
    www.secretlilies.blogspot.com

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  4. wow!!! I just learnt something new

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  5. Thanksssss!!!, would def try this, I came here two days ago to see if u had put up this response like you said, now I'm glad its here. Black tea!, I'd do this...

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  6. aww..thanks for the post.

    i started using peppermint tea and chammomile a few weeks ago,, couldn't find nettle at the time hence the chammomile.

    uhmm. so ok i use the tea rinse in my daily spritz mixed with aloe vera juice and don't rinse it out (saw this on someone's youtube channel). is this wrong?

    i hope not oo! lol

    i do intend to use the method NN mentioned when I get my new set of yarn braids in a few weesks

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  7. @ Natural Nigerian: Really? I will try this, never heard of it. Thanks

    @ PET Project: *high five*

    @ Tamunoibifiri: Really? Ok, just try it and see how it works for you

    MsJB: Uhmmn, that is nice to hear

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  8. @ stelzz: Wow, nice. I am glad I could be of help. Let's see how it goes

    @ Coy Introvert: Eeya, I normally post on monday evenings. That is the way I do it for now. So, you will do Black tea, abi?

    @ Blessing: Cool, *fingers crossed*

    @ aloted: Lol, I realised a long time ago that you are very adventurous on your hair journey.
    I don't think there is anything wrong with your method. I think the problem might be if you use concentrated black tea on your hair and not rinse it out. The excess caffeine might stunt your hair growth and stain your hair, since you use it on a regular basis.
    But you don't use Black tea, so I don't think you should face that particular issue

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  9. lol..i am actually flattered by your comment re adventurous.

    i went natural in 2008 but i did not take care of my hair. As a result my hair is in need of TLC .I have now made a commitment to take care of my hair and grow my hair out as well. so yes o...i am on a mission, doing lots of research and what not. The one thing remaining is to start a hair blog but i will leave that to u and NN :) You guys are a wealth of info!

    Thanks for the tip again.

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  10. I just learnt something new. Question, would you advise to use the tea rinse right after a deep condition?

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    1. Thanks for dropping by. As for me, tea rinse is the last part of my hair wash regimen. I deep condition, then wash my hair, do the ACV rinse and then finalise with the tea rinse, and it works for me. So, I guess the answer to your question is ye.

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  11. Hi, came across your blog from Bella Naija (I think). Please can you provide more detail on preparing the tea rinse - for example, how many tea bags per how many litres of water or will just one tea bag do, if I am using 1.5 litres of water for example? I did my BC in March 2012 and desperately trying to grow my hair and also adopt a good hair care regime. Unfortunately I live in Abuja and wish I could attend one of the NITC events held in Lagos. I hope we eventually start organising NITCs for Abuja as, since going natural, I have started noticing more ladies with natural hair!

    I didn't realise there was such a wealth of information from Nigerian hair bloggers too. I am so pleased to have discovered your blog. Great job!

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  12. Hmm, it would be interesting if I could really confirm that you got this blog link from Bella Naija, as this blog isn't even affiliated with hers. Thanks for dropping by.

    For the teas rinse, you don't need so many tea bags or water. Just on or two tea bags in a kettle would do. Once you are ready, you can add cold water to the tea water, to make it lukewarm.
    Pour the mix on your hair, over and over again. And you should be fine.

    I am glad this blog is useful to you.

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    1. Hi, thanks for your response. A commenter on BN provided the link to your blog and another hair care blog. That's how I found you. :-)

      I tried the tea rinse over the weekend. After my deep conditioning treatment, I rinsed out with warm water, then an ACV rinse. When I did the ACV rinse, my hair felt really soft but as I was doing the tea rinse, it felt different. It was almost as if my hair was becoming "harder" as I was doing the rinse! I used 2 black tea bags in a kettle, which i mixed with cool water until it became lukewarm. I am not sure if it is beneficial to my hair but I will try again without ACV rinse just to be sure.

      Thanks!

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  13. Thank you so much for this post. I have all of the teas mentioned. I wonder... would it be ok if I combine teas such as nettle and chamomile together for my rinse?

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    1. I think it better for you to try them differently, so you can determine the effectiveness of each of them on your hair.

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  14. Wow,just learn something new

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  16. I really needed these tips! I've recently begun the journey to natural hair, actually about three or four months into the process. I'm definitely trying the black tea rinse. Thank you so much!

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  17. Thank you for your blog! i have natural hair and my hair is really kinky and painful! thank you for the insightful blog! i will be trying all the advice i got from everyone here! Will def be tring the tea rinse method!

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  18. Blessings.....
    Interesting facts.....
    I've been natural since 1999 and my hair is always evolving the latest is the new texture of the grey hairs, they are coarser and drier, most notably my hair is does these knots at the end when i leave it open for an extended period of time.

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  19. sorry when you say tea do you mean the normal tea that we drink? like lipton, nesttea toptea etc

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    1. Those tea you mentioned are types of black tea. So yes, they can be used.

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  20. did my tea rinse this morning using green tea after deep conditioning overnight. boiled 2 bags poured it in a bucket and diluted with cold water. the effect wassuperb, i felt like my pores were sighing in relief plus my hair strands kinda detangled or how should i say it...they were one,one if you understand. my friend commented that my hair looked so black that what did i do to it. i felt so good...natural healthy hair is the way forward

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    1. Good to know this worked for you. Tea Rinse is very good for the hair.

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  21. hello, how can i get these teas in ikeja

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    1. I don't know. But you can get lipton, which is black tea anywhere

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  22. Does lipton tea count as black tea?

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  23. more info on the green tea as per the later part, does it nid to be rinse off or not? thanks

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  24. can lipton be used or tetly,and thanks...cos i have somthn new to add to my regimen...thanks a loooot!

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  25. Hello! How often should the tea rinse be applied

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    1. I do mine every other wash, which is once a month. You can do it once or twice a month.

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  26. Hello! How often should the tea rinse be applied

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  27. HELLO, I WANT TO KNOW IF THE GREEN TEA HELPS WITH DANDRUFF TOO.

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    1. I've never done a green tea rinse. I think the best way to find out is to try it out.

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  28. I have been natural all my life but in 2010, i mis handled my hair so much that my middle hair which use to be he second longest reduced drasticalli to the "ajankolokolo point" i was sooooo sad. Though sad, i still decided to continue making my hair... My hair has not fully recovered from 2010 and I dont know why it taking her so long.... but thank God I found you sha....Help...I still feel like i'm doin sometin wrong.

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    1. Eeya. We are glad you found us. I hope the posts on this blog help you found a solution.

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  29. Well, anytime I see something about tea rinse for hair it has been @tilola talking about it. Finally read your post and seriously I've been enlightened. I started transition last year august and yes I want my mane soft, long and with great sheen NOW. Thanks for the useful info. thumbs up.

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    1. Lol. Are you serious? Tea rinse is a pretty common topic on natural hair blogs. Glad you are learning something useful.

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  30. Well, anytime I see something about tea rinse for hair it has been @tilola talking about it. Finally read your post and seriously I've been enlightened. I started transition last year august and yes I want my mane soft, long and with great sheen NOW. Thanks for the useful info. thumbs up.

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  31. Thanks for this helpful infomation i will try them out

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  32. After the tea rinse can I use pomade

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    1. Yea. You can seal your hair moisture with a good oil or moisturiser.

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  33. Hi. I just recently cut my hair. My hair is really coarse and am just looking for what to do to make it softer and grow. Apart from what is written here. Any suggestions on what to do. Also for the tea rinse,do you rinse it off after pouring the tea? Please do reply.

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  34. I just started with the black tea today. I really hope it works cos I really have bad hair loss...depending solely on it comments about this.

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  35. please where can I buy the black tea. or is it preferable to use lipton tea.

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  36. Well I started natural a year now buh really wanna grow it fast.. Will try the black tea...tnx

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  37. Hi, stumbled on this blog by chance and I have to say I've learnt. I just want to start on my natural hair journey, so I'm no longer relaxing my hair and just waiting for the undergrowth to be a bit longer before cutting off the relaxed portion, can I start doing all these DC and tea rinse or should I wait till I cut off the relaxed portion? And what other advice do u have for natural hair newbies cause my hair is the stubbornest I've seen around. Thanks.

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  38. This is a good one for I really have an itchy scalp even like two days after washing, I will try the tea stuff. Hope it works

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  39. Thank you for this.
    So all this while I've been lost.
    God bless you for this helpful tips.

    Should it be done daily?

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