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Great Tea Rinses for Natural Hair

I know ACV (apple cider vinegar) rinses are popular in the natural hair movement. Other well-known rinses include baking soda rinses and rinses using witch hazel. Rinses are a quick and simple way to repair and cleanse hair.

And depending on the rinse, they could also promote growth. But you may not get these from the usual rinses. This is where tea rinses come into play.

You can make tea out of any herb. Tea is nothing more than seeping herbs into warm water and making that a beverage. Teas are popular all over the world. In fact, tea is arguably the most popular beverage in the world not only because it’s yummy, but more so because of the health benefits that come with drinking tea. Peppermint-tea_hgSome of those health benefits include promoting healthy hair.

We will review some top tea rinses below for healthy natural hair:

Tea Rinses for Scalp Stimulation: If you suffer from scalp sores, dandruff or hair loss consider the following herbs in a tea for better stimulation.

  • Organic Lavender
  • Organic Peppermint
  • Organic Rosemary
  • Organic Black Tea

Tea Rinses for Dry Hair: If your hair is chronically dry or you simply want to keep it soft throughout the day consider the following herbs in a tea:

  • Organic Marsh Mallow
  • Organic Sage
  • Organic Calendula

Tea Rinse for Detangling: Proper detangling of curly and kinky is a common problem with naturals. Consider the follow herbal teas as a detangler.

  • Organic Rosemary
  • Organic Flaxseed
  • Organic Hibiscus

It is very easy to make any of these herbs in a tea. While organic brands are not necessary, it’s recommended for the best effect. You can find most of these teas in any grocery store.

  1. Break the herbs up or take the herbal bags and place them in a small pot or a tea kettle.
  2. Allow to simmer on the stove on medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Remove.
  3. Strain the herbs from the water and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  4. Place in spray bottles or dispense bottles for easy application to your hair.

Check out the video below of this fellow natural using a black tea rinse in conjunction with her conditioner.

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