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Black Tea For Less Shedding And Thicker Hair

by Evenes Ruth Mafupa

There are a lot of DIY hair treatments around and after being natural for over two years, I thought I had tried them all. I am quite a junky when it comes to trying these home made treatments and once I read about them and the benefits, I always want to try it out. apparently, I had not tried the black tea rinse until recently. And the reason I tried the black tea treatment or rinse rather for my hair was because I felt that my hair was still shedding from post-natal effects. So in a bid to arrest that, I saw on a number of blogs about the benefits of doing a black tea rinse which included just “what the doctor ordered” and who was I to deny these benefits to my mane. So I tried it out. For those who do not know the benefits yet, let me dwell on that just a bit.

Benefits Of A Tea Rinse To Our Hair

  • Strengthens hair and stops breakage.
  • Drastically reduce shredding.
  • Maintains hair colour.
  • Shredding prevents DHT hormone from full function.

How Black Tea Works

Tea leaves have an abundance of catechins, a type of antioxidant which benefit us whether ingested or applied topically as it prevents free radicals activity and relaxes blood vessels, allowing a greater flow of blood around the scalp thereby promoting follicular activity. The high caffeine content in black tea also blocks the formation of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) on the scalp. DHT is a hormone that causes hair follicles to shrink leading to excessive shedding, thinning hair and is responsible for balding in both men and women. So if you may be experiencing excessive shedding, thinning hair, loss of shine and your hair appears torn and has split ends, black tea rinse may be what may help to restore your tresses back to health.

Here Is What You Will Need

2 bags black tea

1 tsp of Grapeseed oil

1 tsp of Jojoba oil

2 cups water

1 spray bottleTea Rinse

I liked the tea rinse a lot. It made my hair so soft and l also noticed less shedding just after one rinse. I will definitely do it again. It is cheap, my hair needs it and it fits well into my regimen.

So instead of just drinking the tea let your hair have some of that caffeine.

Are you going to do a black tea rinse soon? Do you think your hair needs it? What oils will you add to your tea? Please tell us about it in the comments section below. Have you found this information helpful, please like it and share with friends and family.

Till then, be blessed.

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Cleo 8 October 2013 - 06:47

I have tried the black tea rinse, infact I have incoporated it into my regimen and I could also see the difference because I have a huge issue with shedding…so I’m with you. It works!!

Ruth Mafupa 8 October 2013 - 07:09

Yey Cleo. You’re right. It works wonders.

Grace 8 October 2013 - 09:29

would it work quite oky without adding the oils??

Ruth Mafupa 8 October 2013 - 09:37

I am sure it would. the benefits in this post are for black tea and the oils are just for that extra nourishment. I think I have become an oil person who adds it to almost everything including coconut oil to my coffee. Yes that’s right. I also add it to my conditioner and leave-in conditioner. So me adding oil is just about a norm. Please use it without the oils and tell us your experience here or write me an email. Would love to know.

Mokone 14 October 2013 - 09:09

Hi Ruth

Thank you for this blog.

I’ve been trying to grow my natural hair for years now…yes I mean years but I always end up shaving it off.

I’m so bad at maintaing hair is not funny and worse I do not like relaxing or weaves and the likes.

I cut off my hair in April but now is about 2cm long :(!! I wash my hair everyday in the shower with a bathsoap and apply hairfood or moisturiser. I comb it everyday.

I just started going through your blog today because I would really love to grow my natural hair.

So the tips I found on your blog is that I shouldn’t wash my hair everyday, my hair needs lots of moisture, deep conditioning and shampooing once a month.

I’m gonna try your regime as you’ve stated in other blogs as well as this tea rinsing in this blog as well as your daily oil spritz.

However, since my hair is still so short how do I plait it or twist it – my question is how do I avoid combing it everyday?

Thanking you in advance for your help. keep it up sis, this is great blog and very informative.

Ruth Mafupa 22 October 2013 - 06:45

Hi Makone.
Since your hair is relatively short, I’m sure you can comb it everyday but make sure it is only when necessary, preferably once a day and with a wide toothed comb. You can also comb it only after spritzing with some water/oil mixture to minimize breakage. After spritzing with your spritzer, it is usually not difficult to just use your fingers to shape it a little bit without having to use the comb though. All the best in your hair journey and if you face any huddles, please write me a line or two before reaching for those shears.

Sibongile Amy 22 October 2013 - 06:14

I have used the black tea rinse once or twice. It was impressive how soft my hair seemed after and it also seemed stronger. Didn’t know of any scientific backing at the time. I was transitioning for a year until last Sunday when I chopped of the remaining relaxed hair. During the transition, I tried so many things a lot of which worked like this and the ACV rinse. I liked that the tea didn’t smell funny (unlike white vinegar which I tried before ACV) :). The tea rinse I used didn’t have anything else added. After dabbing my hair with a cloth, I simply added my leave in conditioners and it was a good result.
When I’m done with my protective style challenge, I will definitely use the tea rinse again.
I highly recommend the Black Tea rinse.

Ruth Mafupa 22 October 2013 - 06:35

Thanks Sibongile for sharing.

Tyarah 13 November 2013 - 14:27

I think I need that black tea rinse and I’m definitely going to do it next time I wash my hair. My hair doesn’t shed much but the breakage, tearing and split ends is ridiculous, it’s almost depressing me. And if it’s as good as everyone says it is, it will be part of my regimen. I hope it works.

Ruth Mafupa 14 November 2013 - 11:01

Do try it out Tyarah and share the results. God bless

Kgadi 11 December 2013 - 12:16

Hi Ruth

I would love to try this rinse but to be honest I am tired of buying all these different oils just to try treatments. So far, I have been enjoying the coconut and castor oil as these work for me well. Can I use these oils or do I need to buy Jojoba and Grapeseed oil?

Ruth Mafupa 11 December 2013 - 13:01

Black or green tea is good on its own so adding oils is optional. I happened to use jojoba and grape seed oil but you can use any.

Abbas 27 August 2017 - 07:49

please tell me that in how many days/months this remedy give results??

Eve 28 August 2017 - 17:57

For me, I noticed less shedding from just a week after using the rinse twice in a row. As for thicker hair, that will take a bit more time, more like at the rate at which your hair grows. When your hair stops shedding excessively, then the density of the improves.

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