Monday, January 28

Dandruff Remedy (guess I'm on the tea rinse wagon!)

So as many long-time HIA readers know, I have some serious bouts with dandruff/itchy-flakey scalp. After reading several posts on tea rinses in the past couple of weeks (like herehere and here) and how it helps with hair shedding, I decided to do a bit more googling research on my own. I found out that not only does tea-rinsing help with shedding, but green tea-rinsing has been found to help soothe the scalp irritation that comes along with conditions like heavy dandruff and psoriasis and maybe even naturally treat them (source). Once I read that, let me tell you, I was all in.

And my fellow reforming PJs will be happy to know that I happily get the best of both worlds: I got to join a random bandwagon (tisk tisk!) but I didn't have to buy a new product because I already had everything I need around the house!

So on my mid-week co-wash last week, I added one more step and did a green tea-rinse before deep conditioning. I added a little flair to it and put a few drops of tea tree essential oil to my brew. I made about a cup of tea and used a spray bottle to apply it it my scalp and hair (because green tea is also said to strengthen and condition the hair).

We'll see how it goes!

Do any of you guys swear by tea rinses? Or tried it and hated it? Weigh in!

Until next time,

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  1. My shedding did decrease after I did the tea rinse. I didn't particularly like how my hair felt at the end of my wash day, but it did do what it was supposed to, so I'd use it again in the future.

  2. I don't do rinses but every time I read one of Jeni's wash day posts I say to myself "I should do that" - but we see how that has gone! lol.

  3. Wow. Hope it turned out great. I want to add it to my to-do list, but never get around to trying it. I have added tea tree oil to my oil mix, so far I like it.

  4. I don't try it yet. I just know now that tea can help to dandruff. Wow your blog is really helpful.

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