Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Black Tea & Coffee Hair Rinses ...Why Do They Work?


Tea has so many benefits ...It is loved for its antioxidants ..Black tea contains caffeine that has many benefits for our hair..


It has been proven to increase bulk of hair (thicken the hair) slow or stop hair fall and stimulate growth..


The main benefit of caffeine is that it blocks the DHT from causing the hair to shed..

Did you know Black Tea has more caffeine then a cup of coffee?


Black Tea can darken the hair , add shine and bring out natural highlights...Some add sage to help cover gray..It is said you can use any kind of tea that contains caffeine..Here is a link to show you how to pick the right tea for your hair color
http://www.localharvest.org/herbal-hair-rinse-C6366


Instructions:



Take a large jar or cup with water and pour it into a pot and boil the water..Add at least 2-4 bags of large black tea bags (more if your tea bags are small) ...Turn off the fire and let it brew in the boiling water for a couple of hours or overnight..




More benefits of caffeine....






35 comments:

  1. I am def thinking of doiing this as i Hate my hair color, Its that sandy light dark brown.I would do the tea rinses just to darken my hair

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  2. I don't know how I've missed it but I've never heard of this before! I'm gonna try it!! Thanks for the info.


    www.glamourandlove.com

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  3. I use to tea rinse my hair for the majority of my transition...I need to revisit this now that I'm all natural, I can attest that it does keep shedding to a minimum if done consistently. Great post Traycee!

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  4. I'm definitely going to check out these links and try a tea rinse. Thanks Traycee for sharing!

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  5. I will definitely try it! Please pay attention to the dose you use if you have problems related to hypertension or if you have been told by your doctor to avoid coffee as I have read that you do absorb the caffeine through your scalp, it still goes into your body, although I don't know in what percentage.

    L

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  6. that's interesting! have you done this and was your experience good?

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  7. @ Hair and Beyond...I love your hair color...But yes it would darken it over time..You can add sage to help

    @ GlamourandLove.. Your Welcome

    @ Niki....I could see how this would help in transitioning...

    @ Blessed...Your Welcome

    @ Anonymous.... Yes your right..Also if you have highblood pressure...From the research I did if you had either one that you should do the tea rinse because the Niacin in the coffee..

    I should got and add that warning

    @ sssdawna ..Yes ..You can go a to the last couple post here and I did a video about it

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  8. How long did it take for you to start seeing results? I did this for the first time last week. I'm gonna try it again tonight and see if there's a difference in my hair...thanks for the tip!

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  9. Traycee, congratulations on your mention on Black Voices.

    http://www.bvhairtalk.com/2010/04/23/the-best-straight-hair-sites-around-the-web/

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  10. this might sound like a silly question. But how can you brew the tea overnight? Do you just turn off the heat and let it sit? You can tell I don't drink tea...lol

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  11. I am so gonna try this. Thank you Traycee! The smell of garlic made me nauseous when I used it in my prepoo oil to stop shedding and I knew I couldn't do it again. I can definitely deal with tea because I love tea and drink it all the time. Thanks again! :-)

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  12. Can the black tea rinse be done after a protein treatment? Or should one alternate between protein treatments and black tea rinses? I'm brewing my tea now for a rise tomorrow.

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  13. @ Natalie ... You just boil the water then add then the tea bags and turn the water off...Let it sit in the water for a few hours or overnight

    @ Lisa-just-Lisa...Yes ..Just make sure you follow up with a moisturizing conditioner

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  14. Hi Traycee,

    Do you think its okay to not rinse the tea out, and let airdry? I read on another blog where they deep conditioned first and then used the tea. My thoughts were the tea could continue to block the DHT if I didn't rinse. Any thougts? Thanks, and I LOVE your blog : )

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  15. Hi, i have light-medium brown hair and want to make my hair darker. Firstly, will the black tea cause any damage to my hair? will it cause any damage to my overall health by going in through the scalp?? Also, I've heard that you should rinse your hair with the tea 15 times, then on the last time you should let it sit in ur hair for an hour? (all in one day) i would really REALY appreciate a response. thanks so much! ;)

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  16. Traycee,

    I have a large box of green tea from costco that I haven't touched since winter. I'd like to use it up... can I use green tea instead of black tea? I know black tea contains more caffeine but I was just curious about your opinion of using green tea instead due to convenience lol. Thanks!!!

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  17. hey traycee i have naturally dirty blond coloured hair and i chose chamomile tea to bring the colour out and since it is caffeine free and i dnt want to do the black tea rinses to darken my hair i was wondering if i could add caffine to the chamomile tea if it would have the same effect? thanks for your reply

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  18. @ Isawstars....You can use green tea, white tea, chamomile..Just make sure it does have some caffeine in it...The caffeine is what blocks DHT that causes shedding... I just bought a box of green tea also

    @ Tamiebee...Yes you could add caffeine or you can just buy chamomile tea or white that is not caffeine free...

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  20. Hey Traycee,
    This sounds absolutely and positively wonderful for a couple of reasons. I need my hair to get thicker and no falling out plus I don't want to have to dye my hair so I am all for trying it! At the same time I heard this I was thinking, "So can she find an absolutely non-chemical hair straightener?" I am really a very healthy person and I hate to use things I know is harmful to myself and the environment. So Traycee, can you find a non-chemical hair straightener that literally straightens the hair like a relaxer but totally natural? Let me know.

    MG

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  21. I found this link concerning caffeine and tannins in tea. I also read that tannins attack milk when it's added to tea instead of the inside of your mouth making the taste of it less astringent.

    http://www.fmltea.com/Teainfo/caffeine-tannin.htm

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  22. This really and truly works! Shedding has been reduced by at least 85% since I started this a little over two weeks ago. It's messy or maybe I'm just messy with it but it's so worth the effort and extra clean up. Thanks so much for this post.

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  23. definitly less shedding, moe thickness, and my hair has turned lighter instead of darker. It took me a while to realize that it was the tea, I though maybe I needed a corrective relaxer cause my hair was so thick and big! I was wondering why my hair was turnin soo brown too, duh the tea! Finally,I use to have so much shedding that I would keep track by saving the shed hair every week. Not anymore, my shedding has decreased that much. Thanks Traci!

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  24. can i use any tea like tetley??

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  25. I'm late as iont know what but I just learned about this! How long after using the tea rinses will you see results? I've only done it once and I'm still shedding. It's been a few days and I want to do it again but I'm not sure how offer I can.

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  26. Hi, i was wondering do you think the lipton flavoured black tea would work just as well as the lipton pearl black tea?

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  27. This is very interesting. It is natural so this is worth a try. Hopefully this will work on me. Thank you for the information.

    Black Tea

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  28. How long after relaxing my hair can i do the tea rinse? During relaxer treatment?

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  29. I make a gallon of Black Tea, Split it in half. Put half of it into a gallon size container and put 1 Cup of infusium 23 vitamins and 1 cup of vinegar in it (vinegar softens hair and helps it absorb the vitamins). I wash my hair and then pour that mixture over hair and rub it in well into the scalp. After 3 minutes I rinse it out and condition my hair. I leave the other half on the sink with a dropper and I rub that in my Scalp before I go to bed. I use it twice a day my hair in the last 2 months has almost doubled in thickness and the shedding has stopped!

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  30. I am using lipton tea and I find it effective the ithching of my scalp ceases

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  32. Hi Tracey
    I was wondering how often shall I use tea on my hair?
    Twice or three times a week?
    Thanks..

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