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Have you tried the black tea rinse on your natural hair yet?

Would you consider it?

Black woman drinking tea [Stocksy]

Every day, we learn something new. To be honest, I had never heard of a black tea rinse on natural hair. Rice water and beer rinse I have definitely seen and heard of but this was the first time I was coming across a black tea rinse. Anyway, so apparently, giving your natural hair a black tea rinse is essential and beneficial for the hair in these ways:

1. The black tea helps reduce hair shedding

2. Strengthens the hair

3. Promotes hair growth

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4. Restores shine and color

5. Most importantly, it contains caffeine which is known to block DHT – the hormone that causes hair loss

So, yeah! Given those benefits, I think it’s worth a try especially if you’re experiencing a lot of hair shedding.

Here’s how to do it:

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1. Add 2 cups of water into a small pot then put in 2 to 4 normal black tea bags and bring the water to boil.

2. Once it has boiled, let it sit for a few hours or even overnight.

3. Remove the tea bags and pour the tea into a small container, then transfer some of it into a small spray bottle.

4. Onto already shampooed hair, pour the tea (you can pour straight from the jar onto the whole hair).

This could be a bit messy though so ensure you’re doing it in the bathroom.

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5. If you want to spray only onto the roots of the hair, section your hair into medium sized twists, then spray the roots of each twist while massaging the tea onto the scalp.

6. Wear a plastic cap and let it sit for 20-30 minutes then rinse off and finish by deep conditioning your hair.

You can also deep condition your hair while you still have the rinse on. Either way works, just make sure that you deep condition and rinse.

Note that the tea can stain your clothes and towel so it’s advisable to wrap an old towel or t-shirt around your neck to avoid stubborn stains.

Try it at least once or twice a month and see if it helps with breakage and adds a significant difference in your hair.

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