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Black tea is something that is available in all kitchens. Black tea is more oxidised than other types of tea. It is also stronger in flavour than other tea types like oolong, green or white teas. Black tea contains more caffeine and are the preferred beverage for people trying to get back their energy. But, did you know that black tea has amazing benefits for hair care?
In India and a few neighbouring countries like China, black tea is also known as red tea due to its red tinge.
Tea is harvested in India, in Assam and West Bengal areas, and it is consumed throughout the country. In fact, Indian tea is so famous that some international cafes have adapted the tea as part of their menus. They call it 'chai tea' which makes no sense, really.
But apart from consumption, black tea can be used for many beauty purposes like hair care.
Here we will be listing down the best ways in which you can use black tea for your hair and its benefits.
Use this amazing home remedy to get great hair days for that perfect hair care and reap from its various benefits that are as listed below.
To Treat Grey Hair:
Black tea is a natural dye due to its colour. Brew some black tea and let it cool. Apply it on your scalp and let it dry for around 20-30 minutes. This will prevent the grey strands from cropping up before their time.
For Hair Loss:
Dihydrotestosterone or DHT is one of the main causes of baldness and hair loss. Black tea contains natural DHT blockers, which makes it a great remedy to stop hair fall.
To Manage Split Ends:
A certain component in black tea makes it a great home remedy to repair and prevent any further split ends and benefits the hair. Rough, brittle hair tends to split into two. Using black tea on the ends can prevent that from happening.
Use a black tea rinse to add shine to dull hair. After shampooing your hair, use brewed tea as a final rinse to add lustre to your dull hair. This is a perfect hair care benefit of black tea.
To Treat Breakage:
The same tea rinse that adds shine to your hair can also make your hair grow stronger and reduce breakage. This would only make sure that the hair grows stronger. However, hair that is already present would not be affected.
To Treat Greasy Hair:
If you have an oily scalp and no matter how many times you wash your hair, it can still seem to turn oily within a day, hence, use brewed tea as a mask for your scalp to ensure that your hair remains fresh and clean for up to three days.
A black tea mask can also help treat dandruff and itchy scalp to a great extent, as it has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to soothe the scalp and to remove the dead skin cells.