:-) I did my first black tea rinse this past wash. I am in LOVE!! Definitely a keeper!
What about Lipton Ginger Lemon? LOL
I've tried the black tea rinse.. However my hair did not agree with it.. It made my hair stiff and the texlax hair clump together.. It was a nightmare to detangle.. But I still love the benefits :o))
Black tea stiffens and makes my hair clump together as well. It's absolutely necessary to deep condition after doing a black tea rinse otherwise it would take me forever and a day to the detangle! Just thinking about it gives me a headache lol
Your suppose to use a moisturizing DC afterwards
I also tried the black tea rinse! But i only used 2 tea bags in 2 cups of water. I did stiffen my hair but it also made it darker. How many tea bags do you use?
Two tea bags as well
I have a weird question. I see that both black tea and green tea have different benefits. You think if I mix the green tea and black tea together I would get the all the benefits or would that be too much. Sorry if that is a dumb question lol!
Not too much, I've done it!
I am 14 weeks post and have done a few black tea rinses. I have noticed loosing a lot less hair, but I am not sure if it's because I have been wearing my hair in buns a whole bunch.I'm still gonna keep trying it though.
Wearing your hair up in tight hair styles such as buns actually makes you loose more hair! They recommend that wearing your hair down puts less stress on the follicle, so the tea must be working.
How long do you keep the tea on your hair before you rinse it out?
A few minutes. Applying deep conditioner over it is also an option.
what a timely and helpful post especially after i had a not so positive black tea rinse! I linked your blog to this post >>> http://crowningglorymine.blogspot.com/2013/01/black-tea-rinse.html
Your beauty sets are high quality. I enjoy them a lot. Very informative.
I didn't know black and green tea had so many benefits !!! I'm going to try it out !!!
Just wondering whether you dilute the tea with cold water or wait for it to cool before using it. And around what temperature the tea is before you use it
I generally let it cool to room temperature. If I'm in a rush, I'll add water to it in the shower to cool it down.
Thanks, and happy new year! :)
You're welcome happy new year!
But what makes the improvement ?? Cold water or converted water :p ???
Do you reuse your green/black tea?
No I don't. I use new tea bags each time I do a rinse.
Nice info Jen. I enjoy your infographics. How long have you been using tea rinses? I tried to do them a few years ago when I first started my regimen but it never took unfortunately. The thicker hair claim is enough to make me want to revisit though . . .
Thank you! I've been doing them since July 2010.
On a non hair related note....if you ever want a break from law you can do website templates. Your blog makes mine look like child's play! lol
Yours does not!! Designing websites is a lot more fun than pouring over my casebooks though haha.
Do you make the rinse like you are making tea and then let it cool off before you rinse your hair?
Tried this today (green tea) and I have a quick question. Is it okay to just store it in the fridge until my wash next week?
Yes, I've done it without any issues. It's convenient.
i def prefer the green tea to the black tea...the black tea my hair wasnt feeling too much...i had a itchy scalp lately maybe due to the cold weather i suppose but it stopped it drastically after the green tea rinse...i think i may incorporate it once a month or so and see how it goes..thanks for this tho jen:-) happy new year! im tryna get on ur level this year with my hair lolkim
Do you actually rinse the shampoo out with your tea rinse, or do you first rinse the shampoo out and then apply the tea rinse?
I rinse the shampoo out first, then rinse with tea.
I wonder if green tea will make a good hair spritz if conditioner is added to it
I was wondering the same thing!
I was wondering that same thing!
Wow. I rinsed with Lifelineherbalstore.co.uk Intense Care Herb treatment and wow was my hair very soft after shampooing with K-Pac's Moisture Shampoo. The downside is that it's pretty steep for a few tea bags but worth trying at least once!
Thanks for the info. I will have to give this a try. I saw that you addressed my question of combining both types of tea, I may try that.
Do you use a application bottle?
No I use a pitcher
Hi... How often do you wash your hair with green tea and black tea ?
I do a tea rinse weekly (every wash day).
I will be trying this on my daughter's hair tonight.
Can i mix both tea together
Yes you can
Have you ever tried a coffee rinse? Coffee has a lot of caffeine and may not harden the hair. Just wondering if you know of any harmful effects it might have on hair
I wouldn't use coffee it has A LOT of caffeine and too much caffeine causes stunt growth
Wow,I thought I knew enough about hair but I'm learning so much more from this site,its so interested and cant wait to do the rinse.
Today is my wash day and am going to try the green tea rinse my mom and sister will also try it we will see what happen am excited .
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I think I will have to start incorporating tea rinses into my regimen. Thanks for creating such an informative post!
I used green tea rinse yesterday with a little bit of olive oil. WORKED WONDERS!!!! I keep playing in my hair its so soft. BIG DIFFERENCE! My hair has always drunk up ANYTHING WITHIN HOURS! ALL I KNOW IS IT'S DAY TWOOOOOOO(2CHAINZ VOICE) LOL
Can this be used on a daily basis?
Hi Miguel, I think daily tea rinses would be a bit much. Certain teas have a stiffening effect on hair.
I experienced a lot of shedding ( i think). I had a flattwist protective style in for 2 weeks. I tried the green tea and nettle combination.( didn't have any black tea). I hope to see a difference in the take down. Thanks for the info.
I used the black tea rinse along with Dr Miracles deep conditioner and it definitely helps with less hair shedding.
OOOOOOHHHHH!!!!! so THAT'S what I was doing wrong lol. I tried it a few times but didn't like it because it make my hair hard, I was using it AFTER I DC'd. I'm going to try it again, before I DC this time. Wish me luck!
Hey sorry if this is a dumb question but i wanted to know how often should i do a tea rinse and can you explain everything in detail please :)
Love the blog! Totally diggin the tea rinses. If you can find it look for horsetail tea. I found it in my local Fiesta.(yea Texas!) Trader Joes has it too. Horsetail tea rinse followed by some aloe vera juice, I don't know why it works but it freaking does. I'm talking next level moisture and makes breakage a distant memory. Keep up the great work
I tried this last week and I love it! I washed my 4c hair with a light shampoo then added my daily spritzer to my hair and deep conditioned for about 45 minutes. I then doused my hair and roots with black tea (i also added some brewed burdock root). After that i kept a cap on my head for ~20 minutes. My hair felt significantly softer afterwards and i shed less hair.
i was takn back with the results of using the blk tea due to the hardness that it produce on my hair.. i see i was less informed on the proper procedures to what i needed to do in the process of application. I am fully aware of the proper procedures and i think i will give it another go at it. The first time, i was baffeled and scared becasue of the results..(hard and tangled) but i think i can do this and achieve the great benenfits it has to offer.. Thanks for the Info! :)
I just did my first green tea rinse 7 days ago and i was just wondering if it's natural to have an itchy scalp after doing the rinse? And also how long do you have to keep the tea bag in the water before you use it?
I just did my first black tea rinse and noticed a reduction in shedding immediately! I boiled 3 small Tazo black tea (Awake blend) bags in 2 cups of water in a small saucepan. Don't boil too high because the bags can burst in the pot. I let them boil on low for about 30 minutes. Then I turned off the pot and let them sit for another 10 minutes. Placed the tea in a bowl and let cool with a lid overnight. Shampooed with a sulfate free and paraben free shampoo and applied tea with a spray bottle directly on the scalp first then misted the rest of the hair and sat with a plastic cap for 30 minutes. Rinsed out (it was stiff) and did a deep conditioner with root stimulating olive oil conditioner for 15 minutes under the dryer with plastic cap. When I rinsed, only 5 strands came out and I have relaxed hair!! Letting it air dry tonight with a bit Creme of Nature Argan Oil spray on leave in conditioner.Good luck ladies! I have spent hundreds in the last two months on reconstructors, Nioxion, hair vitamins, dermatologists and everything else. This was less than a $5 solution that worked immediately!
is the black/green tea rinse meant for natural hair or relaxed hair? and after rinsing hair with the tea will there be hair loss when wearing protective styles?
Tea rinses are for both relaxed or natural hair. Tea rinses do not 100% stop hair shed with long term protective styles but it reduces the amount (you'll see the most reduction right the day of).
Let's talk healthy hair.