It seems like everyone can't stop talking about the health benefits of green tea. Did you know it's also great for curls? If you're struggling with a dry, dull scalp and feeling like you're losing a lot of curls, try this DIY green tea rinse.
Why should I do a rinse?
Glad you asked! There are tons of great benefits to doing a green tea rinse. For example, the caffeine in the tea will help stimulate your scalp and minimize curl fall. It will also help encourage blood flow to your scalp, which will help curls grow faster and longer. This is a great treatment for curlies who struggle with dandruff and other scalp conditions. Finally, green tea works as a natural conditioner to remove build up, moisturize and add shine to dry curls.
How to make your own rinse:
What you need:
4 organic green tea bags
1 cup water (distilled or filtered is best)
1 heat resistant container like a coffee mug
What to do:
Heat the water, not to boiling but enough to allow the tea to steep.
Place the tea bags in the container and pour the hot water over them. Cover and allow the tea to steep for 45 minutes. This will also give it time to cool.
If you have one available, pour the green tea into an applicator bottle, which will make it easier to apply to your curls.
Wash your curls with a gentle, moisturizing shampoo and then part your curls into 4 sections. Clip back.
Apply the tea rinse, making sure to focus on saturating your scalp and the roots of your curls. It isn't necessary to get all of your curls wet with the tea.
Massage the tea into your scalp and allow the rinse to sit on your hair for a minimum of 15 minutes. Massage the tea into your scalp with your finger tips to encourage blood flow to the area.
This is a great time to cover your curls with a deep conditioner and allow to sit for 30 minutes before detangling. Once your curls are detangled, rinse the conditioner and green tea out with cool water.