1. I am a past brunette, now mostly gray, salt and pepper. Started black tea rinses, have done four in the past 3 weeks. Leave on for 3 or 4 minutes then apply conditioner on top of the tea for another 2 minutes. My hair is stunning, soft, bouncy, strong and many different shades of brunette, from my original shade, deeper and richer, to light brown, still with some gray, but much less. Beautiful array of shading, very natural. Tried sage and rosemary (picked from the garden) mixed with the black tea, lots of depth and warmth to the colour. I am 62 years old and my hair looks fabulous for pennies!

  2. Thank you for the tip.. I did tea rinse few times, but I used it as a leave in. Is there any problem in doing that?

  3. Yes, it is natural for your scalp to itch after a tea rinse. I have done it three times and though the effect is almost instant my scalped itched for days. I don’t mind the itch at all cos now my hair sheds less!

  4. What would happen if u leave the tea. In the hair

  5. Normally after Deep Conditioning my hair, my hair is still tangled up, so after the DC treatment, I use my normal conditioner to detangle it. So would it be okay to do the Tea Rinse, than DC, than Use my normal conditoner to detangle?

  6. 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?

    1. Author

      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).

  7. 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!

  8. 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?

  9. 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! 🙂

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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 🙂

  13. 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!

  14. I used the black tea rinse along with Dr Miracles deep conditioner and it definitely helps with less hair shedding.

  15. 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.

    1. Author

      Hi Miguel, I think daily tea rinses would be a bit much. Certain teas have a stiffening effect on hair.

  16. 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

  17. I think I will have to start incorporating tea rinses into my regimen. Thanks for creating such an informative post!

  18. 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 .

  19. 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.

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