What is a tea rinse and how do you do one?

what is it supposed to do for your hair and how do you do it?

also are there certain teas better for hair than others?
Tea rinses are bags of tea or herbs.

They are very good for the hair. Here's a simple recipe.

Nettles,Rosemary,Horsetail,Coltsfoot
Put 1tablespoon of each in a bowl or pitcher and add hot water, let steep for about an hour then let strain let cool,you can also add rosemary essential oil and peppermint essential oil for a very refreshing growth tea. use after each wash or co-wash. Don't rinse it out, then use a leave in, moisturize ,seal and style.HTH
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I've just started dabbling a bit in rinses. Anita Grant actually has some good info on them, though I know they are trying to sell you the product, they also have instructions and descriptions of the different herbs.

Here is a good breakdown from their site.

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Tea rinses are bags of tea or herbs.

They are very good for the hair. Here's a simple recipe.

Nettles,Rosemary,Horsetail,Coltsfoot
Put 1tablespoon of each in a bowl or pitcher and add hot water, let steep for about an hour then let strain let cool,you can also add rosemary essential oil and peppermint essential oil for a very refreshing growth tea. use after each wash or co-wash. Don't rinse it out, then use a leave in, moisturize ,seal and style.HTH
Originally Posted by mj11051
sounds yummy

has anyone ever did a regular black tea rinse?
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can you use just regular ol tea...or do you have to mix stuff into it?
tea rinses help keep the hair conditioned, soft, and strong. some herbs are really good for the scalp as well.

i used to do tea rinses every week for years, but then i got lazy and stopped. i'm trying to get back into doing them regularly. i'm using chamomile, rosemary, nettles, horsetail, coltsfoot, and marshmallow root.
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I've just started dabbling a bit in rinses. Anita Grant actually has some good info on them, though I know they are trying to sell you the product, they also have instructions and descriptions of the different herbs.

Here is a good breakdown from their site.
Originally Posted by Kitathena
Oh cheers for the mention!
I love tea rinses or herbal rinses I've been using them for what seems like ions!
I use herbal rinses like you would use a bottle of conditioner.
My fave (at the moment) is Irish Moss but there are so many and each have their own benefits.
Hope the info. from my site has helped somewhat.

However, it's not just confined to herbs - there are seeds and vegetables that provide the same beneficial properties as herbs do.
Like:
Fenugreek (mulched powder) soaked in hot water, strained and used as a rinse.
Flaxseeds
Okra - just bring to a simmer and use as a final rinse instead of a bottle conditioner.
Okra (inci: Abelmoschus esculentus *or* Hibiscus esculentus)

aka - Quimgombo, bhindi, Gombo, Okro, bindi, bamia, Lady’s Fingers, Ochro, Okoro, bamiya, and bamieh all from the annual, herbaceous shrub cultivated and originating from Africa.
Okra belongs to the Malvaceae (mallow) family of plants, the same group as Blue Malva, Hibiscus and Marshmallow.


Okra is a powerhouse of valuable nutrients.
  • A great source of vitamin C.
  • Low in calories (20 calories per one-half cup cooked, sliced okra)
  • Fat-free
  • A good source of vitamin a, calcium, fiber and vitamin c
You can use Okra effectively as a setting lotion, final hair rinse, natural hair gel and to rid lice.

Setting Lotion Recipe:

Get Mixing:
  1. Slice 2 to 4 Okra
  2. Add the Okra to 150ml of boiling water.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of Organic Blue Malva or Organic Marshmallow herbs (optional)
  4. Let the mixture boil up really good
  5. Turn off the heat once boiled
  6. Leave it to cool until it forms a slimy and gelatinous liquid.
  7. Remove the boiled Okra & herbs from the liquid
  8. Smooth the nutrient rich slimy gel into a clean and sterilized jar
  9. Store in the fridge when you're not using it
  10. Use within 2 to 3 days or add a synthetic preservative to increase it's shelf life.
Optional:
Add a little freshly squeezed lemon juice or your favourite essential oil to the mix

Source:
My old blog

Hope this helps..
Must get back to work..
I have this herbal energizer tea at home, and i never drink it, its disgusting. anyways, it contains, black tea, green tea, white tea and lemon. Can i use this on my hair and if so, what's a good mixure to go with it?
Oh my goodness! Okra? It's such an essential part of our diet. My daughter loves okra (a true west african)! I just made some Gombo last week. I will definitely try it as a conditioner on Friday.

As for tea, I buy some rosemary and sage leaves from the store and boil them together for about 15 minutes. I don't really measure but I have about a quart of tea stored in the fridge right now. I use as a final rinse but I also have some in a spray bottle that I use in the morning to smoothen my edges. It really moisturizes my hair and provides some shine.
Thanks for the Okra tip, Anita!
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Okra is amazing! My mom got me using it (sometimes). It really makes the curls pop.Thanks for this new recipe. I normally mix it with flax seed for the gel portion of my homemade gel.
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Oh my goodness! Okra? It's such an essential part of our diet. My daughter loves okra (a true west african)! I just made some Gombo last week. I will definitely try it as a conditioner on Friday.

As for tea, I buy some rosemary and sage leaves from the store and boil them together for about 15 minutes. I don't really measure but I have about a quart of tea stored in the fridge right now. I use as a final rinse but I also have some in a spray bottle that I use in the morning to smoothen my edges. It really moisturizes my hair and provides some shine.
Originally Posted by Congolaise

Rosemary and Sage is great for rinse and if you add conditioner to it, its a great DT...does give noticeable shine.

I just bought some new tea. Rosemary, red zinger, black cherry, chamomille, orange. Might do this rinse after I henna this weekend.
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Okra is amazing! My mom got me using it (sometimes). It really makes the curls pop.Thanks for this new recipe. I normally mix it with flax seed for the gel portion of my homemade gel.
Originally Posted by Fleurzty
Fleurzty,

Will you please give me the recipe for your homemade gel? Thanks.

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