Black Tea Rinse For Less Shedding And Thicker Hair

There are a lot of DIY hair treatments around and after being natural for over two years, I thought I had tried them all.



 I am quite a junky when it comes to trying these home-made treatments and once I read about them and the benefits, I always want to try it out. Apparently, I had not tried the black tea rinse until recently. And the reason I tried the black tea treatment or rinse rather for my hair was because I felt that my hair was still shedding from post-natal effects. So in a bid to arrest that, I saw on a number of blogs about the benefits of doing a black tea rinse which included just “what the doctor ordered” and who was I to deny these benefits to my mane. So I tried it out. For those who do not know the benefits yet, let me dwell on that just a bit.

Benefits Of A Tea Rinse For Our Hair:


  • Strengthens hair and stops breakage.
  • Drastically reduce shredding.
  • Maintains hair colour.
  • Shredding prevents DHT hormone from full function.


How Black Tea Works

Tea leaves have an abundance of catechins, a type of antioxidant which benefit us whether ingested or applied topically as it prevents free radicals activity and relaxes blood vessels, allowing a greater flow of blood around the scalp thereby promoting follicular activity. The high caffeine content in black tea also blocks the formation of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) on the scalp. DHT is a hormone that causes hair follicles to shrink leading to excessive shedding, thinning hair and is responsible for balding in both men and women. So if you may be experiencing excessive shedding, thinning hair, loss of shine and your hair appears torn and has split ends, black tea rinse may be what may help to restore your tresses back to health.

Here Is What You Will Need

2 bags black tea
1 tsp of Grapeseed oil
1 tsp of Jojoba oil
2 cups water
1 spray bottle

I liked the tea rinse a lot. It made my hair so soft and l also noticed less shedding just after one rinse. I will definitely do it again. It is cheap, my hair needs it and it fits well into my regimen.
So instead of just drinking the tea let your hair have some of that caffeine.
Are you going to do a black tea rinse soon? Do you think your hair needs it? What oils will you add to your tea? Please tell us about it in the comments section below. Have you found this information helpful, please like it and share with friends and family.

Till then, be blessed.

About the Author

Ruth Mafupa

Ruth Mafupa

Ruth Mafupa is an advocate of African Natural hair and entrepreneur based in Johannesburg South Africa. She is a mother to three gorgeous boys and wife. She loves all things natural, clothing design, arts, poetry, music with her deepest passion being in natural hair. Editor and blogger on Natural Sisters and founder and owner of a natural hair care product line, Natural Moisture You can find Natural Sisters on Facebook, on Google+, Pinterest and also on Twitter and the handle is @natsis27"

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