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Tea Rinses For Shampoo Free & Shiny Hair This Winter!

by Pakhi Rajesh Kumar Dixit

Tea is not a word but a self-explanatory emotion and a very strong one. We drink tea when we have cold, we drink tea when we are stressed, we drink tea when we are happy, we drink tea when we are sad. We drink tea for basically everything. Teas are also a regular in hair care regimes for a whole lot of reasons other than being the most popular beverage, obviously.

Our mothers and grandmothers have thick, long and envy-worthy hair, probably because they drink a lot of chai! If you are fed up with nothing working on your hair or have suffered hair loss, keep reading for we have come with 4 tea rinses to help you out.

How to make a tea rinse!
Add three tea bags or a spoon of loose leaves in hot water and let it steep for a strong brew or cold brew it by leaving overnight. Cold brew is more potent and effective, but your normal hot brew also works fine if you are busy. Let it cool for around 30 minutes. Just before putting your tea rinse to use, wash your hair with lukewarm water and then towel try. You must then move on to parting your hair strands. A spare spray bottle lying around would help a lot in this process because you will need to spray the tea on to your hair and scalp. Cover your hair with a lukewarm towel for 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water.

Lavender Tea

Other than smelling awesome, lavender tea also comes with a lot of soothing benefits. South Asian countries normally do not grow lavender, but you will hopefully be able to find tea bags of it. This tea is anti-inflammatory in nature which soothes the scalp and is a sure-shot help for anyone suffering from skin infections such as Psoriasis or Eczema. This is the one you should go for as your shampoo replacement. Lavender essence that comes out of the leaves is antimicrobial thus fights infections and keeps dandruff away. It stimulates hair follicles and helps in the synthesis of collagen. So, if your tummy feels a bit funny after consuming biotin tablets or collagen supplements, try this out. It is a natural moisturizer for your split ends and the caffeic acid brings in antioxidative nature thus fighting harmful radicals. 

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile, contrary to popular belief, is a herb that produces beautiful daisy looking flowers. And chamomile tea is made from those dried flowers. It is the best caffeine-free alternative to black tea (good for your jittery nerves). For centuries, it has been used in traditional hair treatments in China because it has the most amount of natural healing oils and flavonoids; no other tea beats Chamomile in this. It is anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. It rejuvenates the scalp which results in improved hair growth rate with continuous use. You can use it to protect your hair from damage if you are planning to sport blonde hair or are going to dye your hair any other shade which is a tone lighter than black or even completely different. Since it has apigenin, your hair is sheltered from the free radical damage that comes with dyes.

Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea is finally catching up with all the other popular teas in the market. It is naturally rich in amino acids which are helpful in keratin production. Keratin is the basic structural protein of hair, and it is because of this your hair grows thicker and longer. Hibiscus tea helps stimulate hair growth from dormant follicles and bald patches by acting as a catalyst for keratin production. Also, because it has a lot of Vitamin C, it aids production of melanin which gives your hair its black colour. It has mucilage which is a natural hair conditioner which makes your hair seal moisture automatically thusmaking it shine. The astringent properties control oil secretion aka sebum from the sebaceous glands, therefore making this tea highly beneficial if you have oily hair, think or scanty hair, or a combination of both.

Black Tea

Black Tea aka our desi chai (without milk and sugar) tops it all! It provides direct nutrients to hair follicles. Being super rich in tannins and several micro minerals, it is a wholesome solution to almost all your hair woes. It has Omega fatty acids which help get rid of dry scalp. Its caffeine content not only reinvigorates your scalp but also counteracts DHThormone (Dihydrotestosterone) which is the prime culprit behind hair loss. It protects your hair from UV rays or inflammation due to chemicals present in your hair products. Also, when black tea is used regularly on hair, tannins make grey hair turn black to some extent, although a lot of factors come into play when we talk about grey hair – primarily your genes and then your environment or stress levels. If it is genetic, black tea will strengthen your hair and scalp but not reverse the colour.

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