Are you experiencing any scalp issues including dandruff and hair loss? Are you looking for ways to revitalize your hair and scalp? Check out tea rinses. These tried and tested remedies which can also be consumed in salads, stews or a simple cup of tea, have been used for centuries for different ailments on the skin and hair.
I use fresh rosemary, sage, oregano and lavender and that is what I will talk about today. Dried herbs are also okay to use. I just happen to have these herbs in my garden.
Rosemary Tea Rinse Benefits.
It has anti-inflammation and anti-bacterial properties. This means it helps to soothe the scalp and reduce any irritation. It also helps to control the increase of bacteria on the scalp that may cause itching, sores and other scalp disorders.
Rosemary also helps to increase blood flow to the scalp. More blood flow means more nutrients for the hair follicles and this stimulates hair growth. Rosemary tea rinses are believed to be able to block DHT, the hormone responsible for male pattern balding and female pattern balding. This means, early balding can be put at bay by using rosemary tea as a hair rinse.
Sage Tea Rinse Benefits.
Sage also increases blood circulation to the scalp which in turn delivers the needed nutrients for healthier, thicker and stronger hair. It is a natural astringent which regulates sebum production on the scalp. This makes it a natural fighter for dandruff that is caused by excessive sebum and an excellent remedy for oily hair.
Besides the beautiful fragrance that it leaves on your hair, sage tea rinse also has anti-inflammation properties to soothe an irritated scalp and reduce itching. It also makes the hair very soft and manageable.
Lavender Tea Rinse Benefits.
Lavender is renowned for its calming and relaxing properties. However, lavender tea rinses have more to offer than just aroma. Lavender is a natural hair conditioner that helps to moisturize the hair and scalp, promoting softness and manageability on your hair. Lavender also has anti-septic properties which help to maintain a clean and healthy scalp.
Lavender is also known to stimulate blood circulation which helps to increase hair growth and reduce hair loss. It also reduces dandruff as it has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.
Oregano Tea Rinse Benefits.
Oregano is rich in Vitamin A, C and E as well as mineral such as, calcium, zinc and magnesium. This makes it a powerhouse for a healthier scalp which grows healthier hair. It helps to nourish and strengthen hair follicles, promoting healthier hair and reducing hair fall. Oregano is also antimicrobial which helps to reduce scalp infections and other scalp irregularities.
How to make a Herbal Tea Rinse
Use one, or two or all of these herbs, fresh or dried. Brew a tea and let it boil for about 15 minutes before cooling it to room temperature or slightly warmer. Strain well and make sure only the liquid is left. Believe me, you need to do this well if you don’t want herbs dropping out of your hair at the most embarrassing times or places. Yes, small particles of herbs may be difficult to get out of the hair so avoid getting them there in the first place.
How to use a Herbal Tea Rinse for Hair Growth
I use this herbal tea rinse as a spray before shampooing my hair as a pre-poo treatment while I detangle my hair to prep it for a wash. It helps to loosen any dandruff and dirt on the scalp while giving me the benefits of a tea rinse.
When I finish detangling my hair, I twist my hair and then shampoo. The usual way to use a tea rinse is to shampoo the hair first. I like to do a deep treatment with it though. After shampooing, I apply the tea rinse on the hair and scalp, before conditioning so that the tea has no barrier to penetrate my hair and scalp. I simply pour the tea onto my head and let it trickle down the hair shaft. I then apply a conditioner on top of the tea rinse and let it sit for about 5 minutes while I finish the bathing process. I then rinse it out.
I use this tea rinse, once a week but you can do it up to twice a week with no issues. Just like with anything though, consistency is the real game changer. Doing it once will give you softer hair that once but you will not see the full benefits on your hair. So, do it for at least a month or two and see the results.
Even if something is natural and no side effects have been reported yet, listen to your body. If you use the tea rinse or anything for that matter and irritation occurs, stop using it at once. Irritation is your body’s way of communicating to you that something is wrong.
That being said, tea rinses are a great way to get your hair back to health and vitality. So, try them and reap the benefits. One cup at a time.