So around the beginning of August I tried the infamous tea rinse 'treatment'. This is something I've wanted to try out since the beginning of my hair journey and I've only just got round to trying it now... 2 years later lol. And I've only just got around to blogging about it... 2 months later - what a fail I am lol.
Benefits of a tea rinse:
Can darken the hair and add shine
The Caffeine in tea helps stimulate hair growth when used once a month
What I did
I'm not a lover of the hot beverage but the rest of my family drink it like there's no tomorrow. I used PG tips tea bags, as that's what we had in the house, but any brand will suffice. Before getting in the shower to wash my hair I boiled water and added 3 tea bags. I let it cool for the duration of my shower session. When I had finished washing my hair I transferred the tea rinse mix to my spray bottle. I sprayed the mix onto my hair and put on a plastic cap whilst I finished the rest of my shower session. I then put my deep conditioner on top of the tea, and put on a plastic cap for a further 30 minutes. I then went on to rinse it all out.
Ok, so word of advice... Make sure you wear old clothes and use old towels because tea stains! My bath tub and spray bottle were definitely affected too and it took a good scrub to get the stains out. As I said previously, I don't like tea and my hair did smell of it heavily on application but once you rinse the smell disappears. In terms of shedding, it was still present. It didn't stop miraculously, but I didn't expect that anyway. I think this is something you need to be consistent with in order to get the results. I did notice however that my hair felt a lot softer and had a lot more luster than usual, which is definitely a plus.I plan on doing this once a month, providing my hair is not in braids.
So have any of you tried/ thinking of trying a tea rinse?
Feel free to share your thoughts.