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I realized that I’ve never talked about the benefits of green tea for natural curly hair here although I’ve shared this previously on natural frame of mind . Probably because we ran out of them a while back and we kept on forgetting to get more.
Yes, green tea. In addition to being good for the body, it is also good for your hair. Green tea reduces shedding, stimulates the hair follicles, contains nutrients like amino acids which benefit our hair lots more.
Why not just drink it?
Of course you can just drink it if you prefer. I do both. However, truth is that most of us actually prefer applying products on our hair for results than digesting them.
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Besides, applying them seems to yield faster results and you also have the benefit of knowing how our hair responds to whatever we applied.
1) Diy green tea leave in:
- Green tea bags
An oil (optional)
Soak one or two bags of green tea in a cup of hot water for a while. Allow it to cool. Transfer to a spray bottle, add your oil if you want & shake.
This recipe is great to refresh your coils/curls and keep your hair moisturized while reaping the benefits of the green tea.
2) Aloe-green tea spray:
Some naturals love aloe vera, however you can substitute it with honey or glycerin.
- Aloe vera juice
Coconut or olive oil
Green tea bags
(Optional) An essential oil
Steep one or two green tea bags in a cup hot water, allow to cool. Transfer to a spray bottle, add other ingredients and shake.
This recipe is great for those who love humectants or whose hair can’t hold on to moisture. The humectant holds on to moisture and the oil seals in the moisture.
The two leave ins serves as great detanglers too. You can also use them when bagging your hair. Simply spray it, wear a shower cap or satin bonnet for a while and seal with an oil or butter.
You can also experiment to find what works best for you. Remember, diy recipes combos have no end.
PS: You can also use green tea as a hair rinse on its own, works great 🙂 I’ve tried it and loved it.
Have you ever used green tea in your hair regimen? If yes, how?