Tea, alongside its use as a delicious and nutritious beverage, also has a number of healthful properties, which makes it a valuable addition to your regular hair care routine.
This extremely versatile addition can be used in a number of ways, but to get you started, four of the most nutrient-dense options are highlighted in detail below.
Make a Tea-Based Hair Growth Mask
Masks are an all-coverage option which offer concentrated benefits and can be whipped up in just a matter of minutes. Are you eager to get started? Then give the 5-ingredient hair mask below a try!
Avocado, Cherry, and Reishi Tea Hair Growth Mask
- Avocado (1 half)
- Vanilla Essential Oil (10 drops)
- Cherries (6, peeled and pitted)
- Water (1/2 cup)
- Reishi Tea
Bring ½ cup of water to a boil and remove from heat. Add in reishi mushrooms, and allow to steep until the water cools.
Strain the reishi mushrooms from the tea water, dispose of the mushrooms, and then add the reishi tea water to a mixing bowl.
Add ½ avocado, 10 drops of vanilla extract oil, and six peeled and pitted cherries to the reishi tea water. Blend on high speed until the mixture is well combined.
How to Apply:
Apply the mixture to a wet scalp. Spread the mixture smoothly, ensuring to cover the entirety of your scalp and hair. Massage, in a smooth, circular motion, for 2 - 3 minutes.
Allow the mask to sit on scalp for 15 - 20 minutes, and then rinse completely and towel dry.
This deeply moisturizing mask is an essential addition to your usual hair care routine. The combination of avocado and cherry adds a plethora of nutrients to your scalp, while the Reishi mushrooms and vanilla essential oil are known 5-alpha reductase inhibitors.
Infuse Your Shampoo With a Homemade Tea
Whether you like to make your own homemade shampoos, or you prefer to purchase shampoos from the store, you can infuse your regular shampoo with a homemade tea for advantageous results. Are you a bit skeptical? Try out the dandruff-fighting shampoo below.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Rosemary Tea Shampoo
- Apple Cider Vinegar (1 cup)
- Water (1 cup)
- Rosemary (1 bunch)
- Jojoba Oil (1/4 cup)
- Peppermint Essential Oil (10 drops)
Bring one cup of water to a boil. Remove from heat, immediately adding in one bunch of rosemary to steep. Once the rosemary water has cooled, remove the rosemary bunch and discard.
Next, add the rosemary tea water, one cup of apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup of jojoba oil, and 10 drops of peppermint essential oil to the container of your choice. Mix or shake until thoroughly combined.
How to Apply:
Add the mixture to the palm of your hand. Lather the mixture and apply to scalp.
Massage the shampoo, with the tips of your fingertips, into your scalp for 2 - 3 minutes. Allow the shampoo to sit on your scalp for an additional 2 - 3 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly before towel drying hair and scalp.
The combination of ingredients found within this shampoo are moisturizing (jojoba and peppermint), anti-inflammatory (rosemary), and all-around beneficial for those looking to stop hair loss and stimulate hair growth.
Brew a Pot of Hair Growth Tea
Green tea has been scientifically proven to reverse hair loss in mice. This is fantastic news for individuals suffering from hair loss or hair thinning.
But how does green tea work to stop hair loss in its tracks and even regrow hair?
While the exact mechanics are unknown, it’s strongly believed that green tea’s high level of antioxidants plays a significant role and contributes to green tea’s anti-aging effects.
And, while not everyone is a fan of green tea, one particularly tasty way to add tea to your diet is to make a green tea smoothie. Or, if you’re in a rush or just want a simple way of adding green tea to your day, consider the use of green tea extract capsules. Whichever method of consumption you choose, remember that it’s important to get 3 - 5 cupful’s worth of green tea per day for best results.
Perform a Weekly Tea Rinse for Stronger, Longer Locks
For those looking for an easy way to add tea to your regular hair care routine, this simple yet highly effective 3-ingredient hair rinse can work very well.
Green Tea and Vinegar Hair Rinse
- Green Tea (1 serving)
- Water (1 cup)
- Vinegar (1 tablespoon)
Bring one cup of water to a boil. Put one green tea bag in mug or bowl, and pour boiling water over tea bag and allow to steep until water cools. Remove the tea bag and discard. Add one TBSP of vinegar to green tea, and stir.
How to Apply:
Pour the mixture on wet hair. Allow to sit for 10 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly with water.
As mentioned above, green tea has a number of anti-aging and antioxidant properties which make is a beneficial addition to any haircare routine. Additionally, the vinegar adds a cleansing effect to the mixture which helps clean clogged and blocked hair follicles.
When you add tea to your regular hair care rotation, you are providing your scalp and hair with a vital boost of nutrients and antioxidants. To get started reaping all of the benefits involved with tea use, try one (or more!) of the tea-packed options mentioned above.