In case you don’t want to watch all eight minutes of the video, below are the details.
What You’ll Need
- A heat resistant container, ideally a glass measuring cup
- A black or green tea bag (Naptural85 uses a decaffeinated green tea, to minimize the amount caffeine she’s putting on her hair)
- 8 ounces of boiling water (that’s where the measuring cup comes in handy)
- An empty applicator bottle (you can get one on Amazon for $3 or at your local beauty supply store)
Prepare The Tea
- Put the tea bag in the measuring cup.
- Poor 8 ounces of boiling water into the cup and let the tea steep for about 5 minutes if it’s caffeinated. If it’s not caffeinated you can leave the tea bag in longer if you like.
- Let the tea cool.
- Once cooled, poor the tea into the applicator bottle.
How to Do the Green Tea Rinse
- Shampoo your hair as you normally would.
- After shampoo your hair (and rinsing out the shampoo), begin applying the tea with the applicator. It’s best do this in sections.
- The tea rinse is all about your scalp, so focus on applying the rinse to your entire scalp and massage it in.
- Let the tea sit on your scalp for about 15 minutes. Naptural85 conditions and detangles her hair in the mean time.
- Once 15 minutes has passed, wash out the conditioner and tea. Then follow up with a deep conditioner. It’s important to deep condition after a tea rinse in order to keep your hair hydrated.
Naptural85’s Results and Why This Works
Naptural85 saw results from the rinse within two weeks. She explains that a tea rinse works because hair loss and shedding is caused by a hormone called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and caffeine blocks DHT and its effects, helping to reduce hair fall and stimulate new hair growth. She advises that it’s best to do a tea rinse once every two weeks for about a month or a month and a half. Reason being: she saw results after about a month and didn’t want to over do it. That’s one of the things I like about this: it’s not something you have to permanently add to your hair routine. It has an end date!
This Article was originally published via Unruly