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A Deep Dive Into the Best Tea for Curly Hair

Is tea good for curly hair? What helps naturally curly hair? Which hair treatment is best for curly hair? Should I wash my hair after tea rinse?

Curly hair can be stunning, but it also requires special care to keep it looking its best. Just like finding the perfect tea blend to suit your taste buds, selecting the right hair tea for your curls is essential. Much like a well-steeped cup of tea, the best tea for curly hair should provide nourishment and hydration to keep those curls bouncing with vitality.

Hair Teas To Soothe Scalp

Let’s take a deep dive into the world of hair care and explore the top teas that can work wonders for your curly hair.

Green Tea

Green Tea – Helps with dandruff and psoriasis. Learn more from the insightful article by curl friend, Patrina Haupt. This is great if you’re experiencing a lot of shedding on wash day. It could also work well if you’re noticing thinning or balding in specific areas. Buy in india here.

Rosemary Tea for Curly Hair

Rosemary – Prevents dandruff and makes hair super shiny! I love adding fresh rosemary to my tea blends and brew it all together. Rosemary also happens to be my fav scent! Simmering fresh rosemary for 15-30min fills my house with the most comforting smell. This aromatherapy lifts up your spirits and reduce depression too! Buy in India here.

Moringa Tea

Moringa – Did you know? Deficiency in Vitamin A causes thickening of scalp, resulting in dryness and dandruff! No wonder they say an apple a day! Love this article by Laurriette Rota learn more about Moringa benefits here. Laurriette says, add Moringa powder to various teas or you can stir it into hot water to make tea on its own. You may add apple cider vinegar for added benefits if you wish. 

Calendula Tea

Calendula – Oh it’s one my favorite scent ever! Rich in antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties Calendula soothes sensitive scalps. You can even use calendula to brighten blonde hair. For best results, steep 1/4 cup calendula flower petals in 1 cup boiling water overnight. Strain, then use directly on your scalp as a final rinse post-shampoo. 

Neem Tea

Neem – Best known to soothe scalp issues like dry scalp, dandruff and hair fall. Add a cup of fresh neem leaves to boiling water, and use this water to rinse your hair after shampooing your hair. Rinse it out!

Hair Teas For Hair Growth

Black Tea

Black Tea – Apart from promoting hair growth, black tea slows down hair fall, adds shine and color to your hair. Rinsing your hair with black tea helps to darken your hair and also give it a bit of a gloss? Black tea contains caffeine penetrating into the hair follicles and stimulating hair growth. 

Chamomille Tea

Chamomille – Calms scalp irritation and promotes hair growth. But, it can have a “bleaching effect” on darker hair. The polyphenols and pigments lighten your hair color to give you natural highlights. Since I have dark hair I don’t use it in my hair tea. Use your discretion if you do. Here’s an article with DIY options using Chamomile .

Nettle Tea

Nettle – Rich in vitamins, nettle leaves promote hair growth by inhibiting the formation of DHT. This is the hormone that causes male and female baldness. I always look for nettle leaves in ready tea blends. Nettle tea is great for your body, helping you flush toxins away. I consume such teas and reuse the bags for hair too. (Buy here)

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint – Stimulates scalp to promote circulation and hair. You can steep fresh spearmint or peppermint in boiling water to use that as a rinse. Another alternative is to reuse peppermint tea bags to prepare your hair tea. Apply it on cleansed hair before conditioner. Make sure to rinse it all out. 

Hair Teas For Hair Color

Sage Tea

Sage – Using this regularly can darken your hair. Sage contains natural pigments that stain grey hair naturally. Besides, sage is rich in antioxidants which help to prevent and reduce the formation of new grey hair. Sage is also said to be highly beneficial in treating alopecia and thinning hair. Buy here.

Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus – Known for its natural conditioning properties, hibiscus also helps in hair growth! My only problem is that it tints your hair. It can also stain your hands. If you don’t mind those aspects then simmer hibiscus powder in water to make tea to use it as a rinse. Massage your scalp and rinse it off. I don’t like the deep red undertone for my hair so I don’t use it but you can if you want to. Make  DIY Hibiscus Gel with fresh flowers instead.  

Blue Tea

Blue Tea – My curl friend Ruby says since salon purple shampoos can can be damaging and drying to your hair, she personally likes to use butterfly pea flower water to tone her blonde hair. Check out her post here.


If you have scalp conditions, aim to stimulate hair growth, or enhance your hair color naturally, there is a tea remedy for you. Repurpose your used tea bags for your hair care routine. These methods have been personally tested on my hair, so feel free to experiment cautiously on yours. Share your experience with me after giving them a try!

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