Tea is a wonderful thing. It's warm, full of antioxidants, and also great iced, if that's how you prefer it. However, did you also know it's fabulous as a beauty product? If you're looking for a natural curl care remedy or treatment, consider incorporating tea. Here's how to use tea to cleanse your curls. After you've tried this rinse, make sure you let us know how it works for you.
How To Use Tea To Cleanse Your Curls
1 cup strong brewed black tea
10 drops essential oils. Rosemary, lavender, and tea tree are great choices.
What to do:
This recipe is super easy! The black tea will increase shine in dull, dry damaged strands. The caffeine encourages the follicles, increasing growth and blood flow. Finally, the tea coating your strands will decrease frizz and enhance shine.
While this recipe calls for rosemary essential oils, it's ok to switch it up depending on your curl's needs. Rosemary unclogs follicles and enhances blood flow. If your strands are clogged up with product or oil, this will help improve blood flow. If your scalp is particularly irritated, you can use lavender oils. Finally, if you think your strands need a bit of a refresher or you struggle with dandruff, add tea tree oil to your mix.
Add the tea and essential oil if your choosing to a bowl and mix until completely blended. Wash your curls, focusing on scrubbing your scalp with your finger tips. Use warm water to soften any dandruff or oil. After you've shampooed and conditioned your curls, use the tea as a final rinse. Don't rinse off.
Get out of the shower, remove excess water from your curls, and apply styling product throughout your strands. Enjoy beautiful, defined, and frizz free curls! If this tea rinse works great for you, make sure you let us know. We love hearing from you!