I love tea, I even think I am a tea addict and being Kenyan you can’t blame me for my tea addiction ha-ha. I take tea to calm down, to detox my body, to soothe my cramps. Tea has many health benefits and also has many advantages for natural hair. Keep reading to find out the benefits of tea for your natural hair.

There are so many different types of tea; green tea, rosemary tea, black tea, chamomile tea etc. and they have amazing health benefits and hair benefits.

What is tea rinsing?

It involves brewing tea, allowing it to steep and cool and then pouring it over your hair as a rinse to help combat several hair issues.

Benefits of tea rinsing

-Help to strengthen weak hair and prevent split ends and brittle ends

-Prevent hair shedding. Tea contains caffeine and the caffeine blocks the DHT hormone, resulting in less shedding.

-Can help cover up grey hair over-time with consistent use

-Treat certain scalp conditions like dandruff and itchiness due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties

-Help refreshen your hair midweek. Since tea is basically water, and water is essential to keep our natural hair hydrated, you can use tea to moisturize your hair.

-Help control sebum production on your scalp

-Add shine and lustre on your dull-looking curls.

-Thickens the hair

-Stimulate hair growth

-It’s a natural hair ‘dye’. Although it cannot permanently change your hair color, tea rinses such as black tea, hibiscus tea or beetroot will give your hair different hues of brown or red.



Preparing a tea rinse isn’t much different from making a cup of tea.

So I prepare my tea rinses using 2 methods

Method 1

  • Place my herbs or tea bags in a pot of water; bring it to a boil for 5-10 minutes.
  • Leave the mixture to cool down while the herbs infuse in the water.
  • Strain the mixture and place it in a container.

Method 2

  • Boil water in a pot.
  • Pour it over fresh herbs or 2-3 tea bags.
  • Let it steep overnight or for a few hours (I usually let it steep for 4-8 hours).
  • Strain the liquid and place it in a container.

How I use my tea rinses

  • As a pre-poo treatment
  • As a final rinse
  • As a daily hair mist
  • As a liquid base for my hair masks

I love tea rinses because they have been really beneficial for my natural hair and have become part of my hair routine. I recently tried an Ayurvedic tea and my hair shedding reduced significantly read more about it here.

If you have tried tea rinses before, kindly share your experiences with me in the comment section. Thank you for reading. Until next time my loves, kisses.