Tea Rinse?

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Hey guys! I have 2c hair which somehow manages to be both crazy frizzy and ridiculously oily. I've seen a couple different places mention using a tea rinse on oily hair, and was wondering if any of y'all had tried it. None of the sites I saw mentioned even what kind of tea to use, so I don't know if they meant black, green, herbal, anything goes... Have any of you guys tried it?
My scalp is oily, but my hair is dry and frizzy. I tried the tea rinse a couple times, but I didn't do it often enough to notice a difference. It should help and certainly won't hurt.

I believe it should be done with black tea, as black tea is an astringent. I just wouldn't try it if you have light colored hair.
I LOVE a chamomile tea rinse! I don't have oily hair but it makes it super soft Especially when I add a few drops of lavender oil.

Green teas, black teas, and herbal teas are all fine, and I know Curly Nikki has a few articles on them that should come up with a quick Google search.

When I do a tea rinse I just bring a pot of water to boil on the stove and let a teabag or two steep for ~20 minutes while I take a shower. I use a big pot so I can just dunk my entire head in it after my shower, then dump it on my hair over the sink, add my leave-in, and get on with my life.
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Last edited by yakotta; 11-11-2014 at 08:28 AM. Reason: typo
I have tried tea rinse using black tea and my hair feels soft and manageable afterwards. I'm not sure but I think it also darken my hair.
Different teas give different results. I like using black tea because it has so many more benefits, including darken the hair. Here is my recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nizU...Ifu6Gj&index=2

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Never heard about black tea for hair, but chamomile tea works and sage tea works. Just remember that chamomile will lighten the color of your hair and sage will darken your hair color (because of natural pigments). If you don't want to change the hair color use the mix of both. Buy dry sage in the grocery store in spices aisle and chamomile in tea aisle, take tablespoon of each, add hot water, wait until warm and just rinse your hair.
Tea rinse contains tannic acid that helps tighten the pores and prevent build-up oil on the scalp. Here's how to do it:

Dip a tea bag in some warm water and apply the resulting tea to your scalp.

Leave on for a few minutes and then rinse out with a mild shampoo.
doing tea rinses is one of my holy grails! I do alot, normaly ill use fresh herbs though in the winter when i dont have anything else then ill use same green tea, it makes the hair nice and fresh. Ive heard that dark teas make the hair darker n lighter teas make the hair lighter, though cause ive got dark red hair i dont really notice a differece in colour.

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Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
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