Super Easy DIY Tea Rinse for Healthy Hair

by Loepsie
4 Materials
30 Minutes

Tea has amazing benefits for the hair and the scalp! I'm going to share how you can use tea rinses to improve your scalp health, slow down shedding, get rid of dandruff, promote hair growth and add dimension to your hair color.

Of course, if you have a serious medical condition, a tea rinse will not be the solution to this kind of hair loss. However, it’s a harmless, natural process that many people have reaped the results from, so it’s worth a try!

Benefits of tea rinses for hair

Green tea in particular has some amazing properties that can be utilized to promote scalp health, namely to remedy dandruff. It is said to have anti-inflammatory properties which help to soothe an itchy scalp and inhibit the growth of fungus.

The caffeine in tea can be used to promote hair growth while slowing down shedding by inhibiting a hormone that causes hair loss.

Tea also contains panthenol which helps strengthen hair strands and prevents split ends. But possibly the most notable effect that tea can have is that it acts as a mild toner.

Black tea works beautifully to make dark hair richer, deeper and with a little luster, whereas camomile tea has been used to enhance blonde hair, giving it more shine and dimension.

Keep in mind that camomile is not really tea, so it won’t provide the other benefits that I mentioned earlier. Also, keep in mind that black tea can stain lighter hair.

Tools and materials:

  • Tea of choice
  • Boiling water
  • Mug and/or spray bottle
  • Shower cap
Brewing tea

1. Make a cup of tea and allow it to cool

You can use a simple tea bag for this. There is no need to use your highest quality tea.

Steep the tea bag in boiling water. Leave the tea bag in until the tea has completely cooled down. This way, you won’t risk burning your scalp and the tea will be concentrated.

If I’m feeling impatient, I pour the tea into different cups to speed up the cooling process without diluting it. 

Pouring tea

2. Shower, then dunk your hair

Once your tea is ready, hop in the shower and use shampoo and conditioner as you normally would.

Then, simply dunk as much of your hair as you can into the cup of cool tea.

Applying tea hair rinse

Then, to reach the roots, pour the tea carefully onto your scalp while leaning over the sink.

Alternatively, you could transfer the tea into a spray bottle if you prefer. 

Applying tea hair rinse

3. Massage your scalp 

Now, massage the tea that’s left on your hair into your scalp. Then squeeze out your hair again to remove any excess tea. 


4. Let the tea set, then rinse and dry 

At this point, you have 2 options. You can either leave the tea in and dry your hair as is. I would only recommend this for dark haired people, since the tea can stain light hair.

Keep in mind that the tea can also stain your towels, so you might opt to use a dark or old towel. I usually go the 2nd route.

Squeeze out any excess tea. Then, put a shower cap over your hair, leaving it on for about 30 minutes.

Finally, rinse it out with lukewarm or cold water. Then dry your hair as usual and apply any oils or leave-in conditioner if you usually use those. 

Apply hair cap

If you are using camomile tea for light hair, you can leave it in for longer. You can even let your hair dry out in the sun to brighten and lighten the hair.

I recommend doing this tea rinse about once a week or every 2 weeks in order to notice the results. You’ll know that the tea rinse is working if after a few times you notice that your hair has more dimension and shine and there is less shedding. 

Tea rinse for hair

Tea rinse for hair

This tea rinse for healthy hair is definitely something I want to incorporate into my beauty routine more often.

Let me know in the comments below if you give this tea for hair rinse a try.

For more hair ideas, check out my post on 4 Super Easy Step-by-step Hairstyles to Wear to Bed.

Suggested materials:
  • Tea of choice
  • Boiling water
  • Mug and/or spray bottle
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