March's blog post will focus on the topic of tea rinses for textured hair. We will explore what tea rinses are, delve into their various benefits, and provide a guide on how to prepare and use them effectively. Join us as we uncover the secrets of incorporating this soothing and nourishing practice into your hair care routine.
Ayurveda, a holistic system of medicine originating from India, offers a range of practices for promoting overall well-being, including hair care. Ayurvedic hair care involves utilizing herbs and roots in different forms such as powders or dehydrated preparations to harness their nourishing properties. These practices have been associated with various benefits for the hair and scalp, such as promoting hair growth, soothing scalp issues, aiding in hair regrowth, enhancing blood circulation, and increasing hair thickness. Discover the wonders of Ayurvedic hair care and unlock the potential for healthier and more vibrant hair. (credit: naturalyoungmag.com)
Tea Rinses are easy and effective Ayurvedic hair practices to add to your haircare routine. First, let's decide on the type of tea to use!
Hibiscus for itchiness and dry scalp
Hibiscus, also known as Gudhal, is a vibrant flower with remarkable benefits for the hair, skin, and body. Its natural properties include mucilage, which helps in detangling the hair, making it an excellent conditioner for dry and frizzy hair. Hibiscus also provides relief from itchiness, dry scalp, and dandruff, promoting a healthier scalp environment. Embrace the power of hibiscus to nourish and revitalize your hair, leaving it soft, smooth, and free from common hair concerns.
Green Tea for hair growth
Green tea is not only a refreshing beverage but also a beneficial ingredient for hair care. It contains caffeine, which can penetrate the hair follicles and stimulate growth. By nourishing the scalp, green tea helps maintain a healthy environment and protects against common issues like dandruff, bacteria, fungus, and sun damage. Incorporating green tea into your hair care routine can promote stronger, healthier hair while providing essential protection for your scalp. Ecoslay's Ginger and Moringa Tea Rinse infuses Ginger and Apple Cider Vinegar into it's Moringa Green Tea elixir to add moisture-boosting benefits into this powerful concoction!
Bamboo tea for strength
Bamboo contains a high concentration of silica. Incorporating bamboo into your hair tea will therefore provide incredible strengthening benefits for your hair strands. (credit: root2tip.co.uk)
These are only a few of the many types of hair teas that you can prepare! Some other great ones are chamomile, nettle, rosemary, catnip, horsetail, parsley and sage! Just Google your hair/scalp concern and you're bound to find a hair tea or other Ayurdevic remedy that just might hit the spot!
Now that you've decided on a hair tea to try, here's how to prepare it!
Making hair tea is just as simple as brewing up a cup for drinking! There are a couple of methods that you can use:
- Place the herb(s) in a pitcher (glass is ideal).
- Pour boiling water over the herb(s), cover, and steep for 10-20 minutes.
- Strain the mixture and allow the liquid to cool. (credit: naturallycurly.com)
- Store in a spray bottle.
- Brew a strong cup of tea using 3-4 tea bags and 2 cups of boiling water.
- Allow it to cool down to lukewarm before using.
- Store in a spray bottle.
After cleansing, spray the tea onto your scalp and massage throughout hair. Depending on the type of tea that you've made, you might opt-out of rinsing out the tea, Also, if the tea is astringent in nature (like witch hazel or thyme), be sure to follow it up with a moisturizing deep conditioner. (credit: maneaddicts.com). Some tea rinses are excellent refreshers and pre-poo treatments as well, so don't be afraid to experiment!
I hope that this blog post demystified tea rinsing a bit and encourages you to give this method a try! Bonus points if it jump starts your Ayurvedic curiosity and takes you down the path of other beautiful herbs and oil to incorporate into your hair and body regimen.
As you give various teas a try, pop into the comments to share your favorites.
Happy tea rinsing!