Monday, May 24, 2010


As salaamu alaikum & Hello, Lately I have been researching and hearing a lot about the many benefits in black tea rinse's for hair.  It's said to aid in reducing shedding, adds shine...annnd helping in hair growth.  I am happy to report that currently I really don't have much of a problem with shedding, My hair doesn't shed much at all nothing where I would be alarmed. 

However, I was interested in trying it with my two oldest daughters in mind...both are relaxed young ladies ( as in relaxer)
Although, my oldest daughter has been interested in going natural, she has been really considering it lately...and I would support her decision 100%.   My middle daughter has hair down to her mid back and my oldest daughter has her hair cut into a bob which currently hits about to the middle of her neck.  But, They both shed quite often.  And this is where the black tea rinses come in I have ben using it on their hair on there wash days. I have noticed less shedding from both of there hair as well as lots of shine. I really like this rinse for them and I plan to use it on there hair weekly , until I see that there may be no need for it any longer.

What I do is brew about 6 tea bags into a large container or bowl of hot water...allow it to steep overnight.
I wash their hair and rinse ....pour some of the tea into a old empty water bottle , put a small hole into the top that goes to the water bottle ....squeeze that all throughout their hair and scalp and then put their deep conditioner on top of the rinse while still in their hair ....and allow the both together to sit in their hair for 20-30 mintues, rinse and proceed with the rest of their regimen. Be sure to put conditioner on top of tea while in the hair ...because the tea will make your hair feel almost like a protein treatment...almost like a semi-hard feeling...but the conditioner on top will take care of that. Also use an old t-shirt while applying and an old towel because black tea does stain.

Here is more on black tea rinse's.

You’d be surprised what’s in your kitchen cupboards that can increase the growth rate of your hair. In particular, tea (with caffeine) is not only great for drinking, but it’s also been linked in research to contribute to hair growth. How is this possible? Well, the caffeine stimulates the hair follicles as well as block DHT (hormone responsible for hair loss and male pattern baldness). It also slows down the rate of hair fall as well as reduces shedding.

Other benefits include increase thickness, produces hair that is so lush and cotton soft.

Tea Rinse Recipes

Recipe to use after taking out a sew-in weave or braids:

4 cups of hot water, swish the tea bag around until the water turns color, let it sit and cool. Put on hair and let it sit for a few minutes and comb through hair. Results – easy detangling, less breakage, and less shedding.

Recipe for hair loss – mix black tea with a bit of lemon juice, apply to hair, massage into scalp, and follow up by shampooing.

Use tea as a final rinse after your weekly shampoo and conditioning regimen.

Holistic recipe books recommend nettle tea as a rinse for your strands. Nettle tea although it doesn’t have caffeine it is said to promote hair growth and strengthens your tresses. This is due to it’s stimualing properties. Steep tea bags or put loose herbs in a pot of hot water, let it sit for more than two minutes, then infuse with essential oils such as peppermint and rosemary. Nettle can also be mixed with aloe vera and horsetail to create a homemade hair strengthener.

Nettle tea tonic for soft and glossy hair

nettles, quart of water, allow water to begin to simmer, add one handful of nettles, allow to the nettles to simmer in the water for at least 2 hours. Once mixture has cooled, strain, and put in a bottle. Use a scalp treatment and apply every other night. Be sure to make a fresh batch every three days or so as this does not have a long shelf life.

Recipe for Fine Hair

shampoo hair (make sure the hair and scalp are clean), apply a protein treatment, rinse with something that is moisturizing, gently squeeze excess water from hair, pour tea rinse on hair making sure to get your scalp, apply moisturizing conditioner, deep condition for 25-30 minutes, rinse the tea/conditioner combo out of hair, apply your leave-in and style as normal (roller set or another protective style)


1.) If used more than once per week, you may experience dryness, be sure to rinse out the tea and always incorporate moisture into your regimen.

2.) May experience better results using black or nettle tea.



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Anonymous said...

Hi Mrs. Zainab. I would really like to thank you for providing information on a possible solution to hair shedding. My hair has been shedding a lot lately...even more than it used to and I think I'm motivated to try out tea rinse. I just wanted to ask, though, what type of deep conditioner do you use on your daughters' hair after the tea rinse is applied?
Thanks again :)

zainab1 said...

@Anonymous...sure! and thanks for asking as of now we use curls coconut sublime moisturizing deep conditioner in which you can find here

Hope thhis helps:)

And thanks a bunch for stopping by, take care.

ahnn said...

I never know that black tea has a lot of uses like this. This is worth a try.

Black Tea