So a couple weeks ago Tea & Me did a post on things to do with your tea bags and loose leaf tea, after you make your cup.
Something that has always bothered me about making tea is throwing the leaves away after you use them. Even though you can’t make endless cups with them (that would be SUPER weak tea), if only there was something you can do with them.
She gave out a list of things you can try to do with tea, and one was to do a hair rinse.
My hair and I have a “special” relationship. Basically it does whatever it wants and I hope that I can do something with it.
Even my hairdresser has said she has never seen such contradictory hair. If I want it to be dry-it stays wet. If I want it wet-it dries instantly.
When I get it a way I want it-DONT MESS WITH IT!
Lately my scalp has been driving me crazy. I have been switching from product to product-trying to find something that would help-but to no avail.
So I was psyched about the tea rinse. I waited so long to do this review, because I wanted to try out at least three different teas.
- Make a cup of tea-as you usually do.
- When you finish steeping your tea, put them in another cup and steep in hot water for about 15-20 minutes.
- Allow the tea to cool completely before using.
- Detangle your hair before you step into the shower to avoid knots and breakage.
- Wash and clean your hair well with your usual shampoo.
- Proceed to condition your hair. …
- Rinse the conditioner out of your hair.
- Pour your hair rinse through your hair and squeeze out the excess liquid.
- Do not rinse hair any further.
So first I tried black tea, Earl Grey, my favorite!
“Black Tea [is supposed to] strengthen hair roots [and] darken hair.”
The second time I did the green tea, Kukicha Green Tea.
“Green Tea prevents early grey hairs, [along with] strengthen[ing] and shin[ing] hair.”
The last one I did was this calming Lavender tea that my friend bought me.
“Lavender Tea moisturizes and conditions hair.”
So after the black tea I didn’t feel any different. I’m sure this is something you would have to do over time to see a difference. I’m not sure I will as I do not want to darken my hair.
With the green tea-I don’t have a grey issue, I think the strengthening would take time, and my hair is always shiny looking-so I couldn’t really tell a difference.
I did see an improvement with the lavender tea as I needed my hair to be moisturized and conditioned.
Above all, I really enjoyed this as I loved using the tea bags and leaves. It was great not just throwing them away-it definitely felt less wasteful and that I was recycling.
For other things to do with your tea bags and leaves, check out Tea & Me’s post, I Made Tea…Now What?
For more tea posts, go to Use Tea to Soothe Dry or Irritated Skin
For more hair posts, go to Why the Princess Leia Crown Hairdo is Awesome