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7 Practical Ways to Tea Rinse on Curly Hair

Here’s everything you need to know about tea rinse – The which, the what, how, and my OMG results after using some! Share this with your friends if you find it useful too..

What is Hair Tea?

This is not your chai latte or the masala chai. No. Hair tea is using specific “herbs” meant for enhancing overall appearance of your curly hair, and scalp health.

Hair Tea Benefits

Depending on which Tea you use, using hair tea in your routine:

  • Adds shine!
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Reduce excessive hair loss
  • Strengthens and stimulates hair follicles
  • Retains styling for longer days (juicy results!)

6 Practical Ways to incorporate Tea Rinse

  1. Tea infused Flaxseed gel
  2. Add to bentonite clay
  3. Bowl Method before styling.
  4. Mix with your deep conditioner or DIY Deep conditioner!
  5. Add Amino Proteins, Bowl method before deep conditioning (More here)
  6. Add hair tea to your ACV rinse for extra benefits!
  7. Blue tea rinse to remove brassiness from bleach blonde hair or grey hair.

I tried brewing tea with okra to make my favorite DIY Okra gel, but it didn’t work out. For some reason the water did not turn into egg-white consistency. So remember to not use your hair tea if you want to make Okra gel for curly hair.

How I do the Tea Rinse

I prefer using ready blends with many herbs in them. My go-to hair teas are either Tropigyalnaturals or Bounce Curl. In India you can just get Nettle Leaves from here. When in doubt use as your “last rinse”. Use before styling or conditioning for best results. If these ready blends are not accessible to you, here’s a list of teas you can use or club them together to make it EXTRA. Use your discretion, as always. Spray it section-wise before/after/during styling – this is how I prefer to use it in my curly hair routine also.

Is a Tea Rinse better than Rice Water Rinse?

If you are protein sensitive, and don”t want to try the rice water rinse, hair teas are a safe bet. Even the minimal protein in the rice water can dry coarse hair out. But depending on which tea you use, tea rinses can moisturize dry hair. You can add essential oils to make it smell more pleasant as well but big difference is that rice-waters stink, hair teas do not! 

Would using this rinse warm be more beneficial, or cool is fine?

If you have low porosity hair that doesn’t absorb liquids easily, then use warm tea. Do not add oils to this DIY if you have fine hair or low density hair. Otherwise, for me, since I have thick hair, I don’t mind using my rinses at room temperature.  

How to store the Tea?

Do not use a DIY like this that’s more than 2 days old!! NO! If you watch my video, I usually make only a cup of tea to use immediately. Again, use your discretion. You can add a few drops of your fav oil in your hair tea, and scalp massage for added scalp benefits! I prefer a tea rinse. It’s more practical for me to prepare, use, and it smells better than most other DIYs. When replaced with water, I also notice how juicy, soft, and defined my curls are after using hair tea. Let me know if you try.

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