You might just be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about the green tea powder they call ‘matcha’ popping up on the menu in your local cafes. It’s becoming more and more popular within the health and beauty scene. It originates from the Japanese spiritual ‘tea ceremonies’ a tradition whereby the powdered green tea leaves are placed into a bowl with hot water and whipped together to be served to attendees.
Green tea has already been proven to improve brain function, prevent cancerous cells from growing, and aid in weight loss. However, matcha is even more beneficial to the body as you are drinking 100% of the actual tea leaf and benefiting from all of its nutrients.
So you may be wondering how this form of powdered green tea can benefit your hair?
Well, it contains vitamin C, vitamin E and panthenol (a type of vitamin B), which is a humectant used in many shampoos and conditioners to aid in moisturizing the hair. Matcha is full of antioxidants that help to fight dandruff, stimulate the scalp follicles, and increase the hair’s strength.
You can apply the matcha directly to the hair in the form of a mask, tea rinse, or conditioner, or you can consume it to receive the amazing benefits it holds.
Below are nine curly hair products that are infused with this super tea so you can get the matcha fix your hair’s been looking for!
Briogeo has created the ultimate superfood shampoo by mixing matcha with other fruits and vegetables that benefit the hair. Apple has been proven to help prevent hair loss due to its soluble fibre, antioxidants to stimulate the scalp and vitamins like biotin to encourage hair growth.
Next, we have a conditioner to match with the matcha (see what I did there!) shampoo. This conditioner also is infused with kale, giving you a dose of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
DevaCurl knew what they were doing when they created this amazing “Melt Into Moisture” line! Using matcha that has been made into a butter, they have ensured that the product helps to retain moisture by sealing the cuticle.
Another green tea and apple match made in heaven! This butter masque has been created to help restore damaged hair thanks to the many antioxidants included in the ingredients.
Carol’s Daughter’s Green Supreme line has a leave-in tonic mixed with matcha green tea, coconut water, and moringa. How great does that sound!? Simply spray this goodness onto freshly washed hair.
Looking for something to help soften your curls and prevent split ends? This green matcha infused shampoo from ‘Graydon’ is guaranteed to hydrate working alongside the chia! Perfect for all hair types.
A curly girls dream combination, this hair mask is infused with organic matcha green tea and is 100% natural. The ingredients include avocado oil, bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar and more!
With the extra aid of the mint menthol and salt crystals, this hair scrub will get your scalp follicles moving and blood cells pumping, ready to replenish the scalp and encourage hair growth!
The amazing natural alternative dandruff-fighting shampoo from Aubrey Organics uses the super ingredient Matcha to help aid the scalp and stimulate the follicles to promote hair growth.
Have you used matcha for your hair before? Share your experience in the comment section below.
And for more information about matcha, check out this article: Why You Should Start Using Green Tea, Now