peppermint

hey ladies,
so im really getting confused, ive heard that a peppermint tea rinse should help with hair growth, that it helps scalp stimulation and that kind of stuff. so i thought id look round on the internet more about it, n wat ive found is pretty much the complete opposite! that it helps in REDUCING body hair. that drinking 1 or 2 cups of peppermint tea every day helps reducing body hair.
i want to make a rosemary and peppermint hair rinse, i have both herbs in the garden so i just have to pick it and make the rinse. so will this help with hair growth? or will i be LOOSING my hair? or will it just reduce body hair?
any input would be great thanx!

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I've read numerous studies about that subject as well (i.e., peppermint tea resulting in reduced body hair), and HUGE DISCLAIMER here: I am not a doctor or health care expert, LOL. However, the common denominators among those studies were: 1) the test subjects were all female) and 2) the "hair reduction properties" of the tea were based on internal consumption. Supposedly, peppermint tea can attach to androgens in the body which lead to excessive body hair in women, and expel them naturally, with no side effects. The studies were of particular interest to women with thyroid disorders or PCOS, because they often suffer excessive facial and/or body hair, and usually have to resort to harmful removal methods.

It seems like you're interested in topical use-- not internal consumption. I believe you wouldn't experience anything harmful from a peppermint tea rinse, with the exception of a little tingle . And remember, the women in the study drank five cups or more every day in order to reap the "benefits" of reduced body hair. I use a green tea that's blended with peppermint in order to do my tea rinses, and I never noticed any adverse affects. HTH.
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thanx for that, i started reading as well, n so far ive read that it reduces testosterone, so its NOT a good idea for men..... lol but using it as an oil may help in growth, i dont have ANY money so i thought maybe a tea rinse might help....... idk ima try it out though thanx for replying

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494

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