If your hair is experiencing a lot of shedding, there is one tried and true remedy that can really work in helping to minimize and reduce this problem. The black tea natural hair rinse is very easily accessible (you can find it at your local grocery store/ health foods store), it is cheap and it is also something I have personally tried and continue to use to this day. I remember seeing a SIGNIFICANT reduction in my hair’s excessive shedding. Especially the one time when my hair was shedding like a mad and deranged poodle because I had left my braids in for too long – and I thought I was going to have to start doing the Donal Trump comb-over!
Shedding is just a natural part of the hair cycle and it is something that is going to happen no matter what. Your hair can start shedding excessively because of stress, weight loss, pregnancy, birth control etc. – Regardless, things can get annoying if you start to see more of your hair on a comb or on the floor instead of on your head.
Why black tea? There is a large amount of caffeine in black tea and this prevents the DHT hormone from working to its highest capacity ( the DHT hormone that is mainly responsible for your hair’s shedding).
Ultimately the black tea hair rinse is best for strengthening breakage-prone hair and works wonderfully to reduce the amount of hair shedding.
What you will need:
- 2 bags of black tea
- 1 spray bottle
- A cooking pot / kettle
- 2 cups of water
- A plastic shower cap
- A funnel ( if needed)
- A towel
Boil the water in a kettle, pour out 2 cups into a jug and throw in the 2 bags of black tea. Steep the tea for 10-15 minutes, this will allow the ingredients to release, which will also maximize the benefits of the hair rinse itself. After the black tea water has cooled or is lukewarm, pour it using a funnel (if you need one) into a spray bottle.
Divide your hair into 5 sections and spray the black tea onto wet or dry hair until your whole head is drenched in tea. Apply your favorite hair conditioner after you’ve applied the black tea mixture. Place a cap on your head for 30-45 minutes.
Rinse off the black tea and conditioner and apply your favorite leave in conditioner!
Recommended treatment time
The black tea hair rinse can be done as frequently as 2 times a week. I use it as a maintenance technique, rather than waiting until the excessive shedding starts (prevention is better than treatment, keep that in mind). It’s best to do this treatment at least 4 times a month for best results.
Have you tried this remedy for black hair shedding, if so, what is your progress so far?