Once a week, I do a black tea hair wash/soak. I first started this because I noticed I was shedding so much hair!! After researching, I found a natural solution could be doing a tea soak. The black tea also blocks hair loss (I was shedding puppies daily) because it has caffeine and can block DHT which causes the hair loss. So it reduces the shedding! For me this has proven to be true. Concerning cosmetic benefits, it helps bring a brighter shine to hair and naturally darkens it and brings out my natural highlights. The green tea helps stimulate hair follicles and prevents shedding, it gives the hair a shine, can help strengthen hair, and can help with dandruff. Thankfully, at this time in my life, I am not dealing with a dandruff issue. Hahaha.
I have been happy about doing my tea rinse and will continue to keep it part of my weekly routine.
2 Tablespoons of equally mixed black and green tea.
30 drops of Rosemary
15 drops of Texas Cedar wood
10-15 drops of whatever other oils you’d like
1/2 tsp. honey
– sometimes I will add Sandalwood, Lavender, Bergamot, lemon, orange, tangerine.
My mix tends to smell very earthy and I love it.
A Shower cap
What I do:
Boil water – I boil 1Litre
Add tea and oils
Let steep for a few hours or overnight
Take to bath and rinse
I always take a bath when I do the rinse. Bring a bowl and pitcher, because when you rinse your hair you will want to rinse it over a bowl to catch it a few times. I rinse my hair about 5 to 10 times over, place a shower cap on and let it sit for 20 – 30 minutes.
During this time, I listen to music, meditation sequences, or watch a show. There is always chamomile or lavender in my bath. So relax for the 20 or so minutes, listen, put a facemask on, and let the tea just soak in.
Rinse after 20 or 30 minutes. You can shampoo/condition if you want; I do not.
Dry and style. You’re done! Repeat in a week.
Also, my hair grows very quickly.