Most women shed about 50-100 strands of hair per days. However, if you have ever had periods where you are experiencing excessive shedding, it might be time for a tea rinse. Keep in mind excessive shedding could be the result of many factors including stress or diet.
A popular remedy for excessive shedding is a black tea rinse. The caffeine in tea penetrates hair follicles and blocks DHT, the hormone responsible for hair shedding. The tea rinse can also adds shine and softens hair. The rinse will also darken hair or bring out natural highlights.
You can use either green or black tea for the rinse. Black tea has more caffeine than green tea, so I would recommend starting with green tea and seeing how it agrees with your hair.
Rinse instructions: Add 2-4 tea bags to 2 cups of boiled water ( this may vary depending on how much hair you have), let it steep for a few hours or over night. Take the tea and pour on your hair after it has been shampooed, let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Then make sure you deep condition your hair after it has sat for 20-30 minutes adding the deep conditioner on top of your rinse.
Note: I did notice some tangling initially after the black tea rinse, but after doing the deep conditioning it softened nicely.
*Warning: tea stains so be sure to wear an old shirt or something you don’t mind staining.