Friday, January 24, 2014

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TEA RINSES





What is a tea rinse? 
  A tea rinse is done by pouring a cup of tea, commonly green or black, over the hair to reduce shedding or stimulate hair growth. 

 How is it supposed to work? 
  The caffeine in the tea penetrates the hair follicles. 

 Is there any proof that tea rinses make hair grow faster or reduce shedding? One scientific study shows that caffeine can stimulate hair growth when used in tiny amounts (0.001% caffeine in water). The same study also found that applying too much caffeine to the hair follicles can actually stunt growth. A different study found that caffeine in shampoo can penetrate the hair follicles when left on for 2 minutes. Both studies were done on the hair follicles of men with androgenetic alopecia. So, no scientific studies have been done to test the effects of caffeine on a woman’s scalp who doesn’t have a hair loss disorder. Generally, the current evidence says that caffeine definitely penetrates hair follicles and may stimulate hair growth, but no one knows for sure. It’s impossible to say how much additional growth you might see, if any. Don’t expect more than an inch or two per year. There are no published scientific studies on caffeine and shedding.

 How do I do a tea rinse?

 1. Before you prepare for your shower, brew a weak cup of green or white tea. Black tea has higher caffeine content, so it’s not a good choice. You don’t want to make the tea too strong or you could do more harm than good. Try brewing 1 tea bag for only 1 or 2 minutes. 

 2. Cool the tea down to lukewarm. 

 3. Use a color applicator bottle or spray bottle to apply the tea to your scalp. 

 4. Leave it on for at least 5 minutes and up to 30 minutes. There’s no way to tell how long would be best.

 5. Shampoo and condition as usual. 

 6. Repeat the tea rinse 2 or 3 times a week. If you don’t see any results after 1-2 months it’s best to spend your efforts somewhere else. 

 7. You can also experiment with using tea to stimulate eyebrow growth. Follow the same steps as above and watch to see if the hair grows thicker or more quickly.

42 comments:

  1. For some weird reason i connect caffeine to dryness. Don't ask me why but maybe because after a large consumption of caffeine comes a lot of washroom visits :)). So using that to rinse hair is quite an interesting catch. Hmmm...well, i think i drink way too caffeine already anyway. This is obviously something new to me and i appreciate your effort in educating us some more. Great post as usual.

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  2. I've never done a tea rinse before so thanks for your input on what it is and how it works. But I think I might be too afraid to try it.

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  3. wow! sounds weird but imma try this.
    thnx for sharing.

    x Lori
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  4. Wow definitely going to try it out and thanks for the tips.

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  5. Never heard of this method, thanks for sharing.
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  6. Tea rinsing! You always come up with surprising interesting idea.

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  7. Interesting - might try it Ada oma

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  8. If ginger juice can be included in tea rinses, then I have done it before, but my hair growth didn't sky-rocket. Lol. Educating post btw!

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    1. lol my sister anything for sky rocket hair growth.

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    1. lol it was new for me when i first read it.

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  10. That's interesting ! Though I don't think I would risk trying it, it's already hard to find a nice routine and to understand how to make your hair not dry. It feels like caffeine could spoil everything

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  11. WOOW thanks for the information... I might try it!
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    Demondi

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  12. Wow, this a great tip!! Thanx for sharing. God Bless

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  13. I guess I have to try this to and hopes it works Thanks Uche
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  14. please would lipton yellow label tea work? thats about the only tea near me for now.
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  15. WOW!! The researches you come up with are marvelous, my sister. Never heard this before, but sounds great.

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  16. I should try a tea rinse on my afro sometime! :) I'm following your blog now! ♥

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  17. So today I took my hair down to wash it and I totally thought about you. I'm thinking about creating a hair post dedicating it to you. I grew a couple of inches and i'm excited. Thank to you for these amazing tips.

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    1. awwww i feel so honoured.
      thanks for the sweetest compliment.

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  18. Wow! Follow me back please?
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  19. This tea rinse seems like a good alternative for hair growth, but I would like to see more positive and consistent data that it works to help stimulate the follicles to grow. I was just talking about this with a coworker of mine who is in her transition phase. She's trying everything without researching. SMH

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    1. yes it really looks like a good alternative.

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  20. Tea rinse? Sound fab. Never heard of this,thanks for the share babes..
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  21. Wow I never knew this hun. So glad I came across this tip and will definitely try it out.x

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  23. You are seriously such a wealth of information. I love your blog.

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