Black Tea Rinse 101 - Reduce Shedding!Saturday, January 05, 2013
DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) is a hormone causing hair follicles to shrink making it impossible for healthy hair to survive. It's the hormonal process of testosterone converting to DHT, which then harms the follicles. This process takes place in both men and women. Fortunately, Black Tea contains caffeine (much more than coffee) which is known to block DHT. Caffeine, acidic in nature, removes DHT from the scalp, thus reducing hair fall. Not only does Black Tea aid in reducing shedding, it also provides softness to the hair, volume and shine!
I've done the Black Tea Rinse twice and my shedding decreased drastically. I noticed that my shedding began to minimize approximately 1-2 weeks after I did my first rinse. I noticed less shedding, fuller, stronger and smoother hair (cuticles were laying flat). It's truly something you should try if you experience excess shedding.
Here is the process I use to make my Black Tea Rinse.
2. Black Tea (I used Tetley Tea which is a brand of Black Tea)
3. An empty spray bottle
Pour 2 Cups of water into a pot. Add 5 tea bags into the water. Bring to a boil.
I leave the tea bags in to steep. Once cool, I remove the bags and pour the tea into a spray bottle.
I shampoo my hair twice and t-shirt dry for 15mins. I apply an old towel around my neck to prevent the tea from dripping on my clothes and staining it. I then section my hair and spray the tea directly into my scalp. I spray the tea all over my head until my scalp is completely saturated.
I then put on my shower cap to allow the tea to penetrate my scalp. I leave it on for 45mins-1hr.
After an hour, I rinse out the tea thoroughly.
After rinsing it out, I follow up with a moisture rich deep condition for 30 mins with my steamer. Black Tea tends to make the hair feel dry (even while wet, it's hard to describe) so deep conditioning after or while the tea is on your hair, is a must!
(Mixture of Keracare Humecto with Avocado, Olive and Coconut Oil)