Green tea is the most miraculous drink. It has so many benefits for so many parts of the body, that it should be a compulsory element of our daily diet! Green tea contains a big amount of antioxidants, which, besides other functions, also contribute to the health of the hair and the scalp. Next, you will find some tips on how to use green tea in order to help your hair stay straight and beautiful.
First of all, you can drink the tea. If you want to benefit more of its qualities, it is better to use original dry leaves of green tea (and brew it), than the tea bags. In this way, you will get a bigger amount of antioxidants in your cup. Regular drinking of green tea can help your hair in many ways: it inhibits the development of a substance (DHT) known to be responsible for hair falling (so, you should experience a diminution of this process); it reduces the amount of dandruff; and it stimulates the hair growth.
Additionally, if you use green tea to rinse your hair, you can also benefit from its properties. Due to its soothing and antiseptic features, green tea reduces the scalp’s irritations and inflammations, and it is used for patients who suffer from psoriasis.
Now, let’s see how you can use green tea externally for your hair. After you have washed your hair with your usual shampoo (and possibly use the conditioner too), you are ready for a green tea treatment. Here is what you have to do – use a liter of water to boil about 4 or 5 tea bags (or 3 spoons of green tea leaves). Let it cool, until it reaches the temperature you are comfortable with for your skin. Then pour it in a bowl and rinse your hair with it. You don’t have to hurry; try to let your hair into the solution as much as you can. It is not necessary to rinse your hair with water after this; just blow it dry as usual, and you are done! If you don’t have the time to repeat this process every time you wash your hair, try to do it at least once a week.
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For a more intense treatment, here is a hair mask recipe that you should apply for about 2 times a week. You are more than welcome to apply it every time you plan to wash your hair, and if you have the time and the patience to do so, that will be just great.
You will need one egg yolk, one spoon of plant oil (any one you like better) and some strong green tea. Mix the first two ingredients, and then add small quantities of green tea until you get a creamy texture. Apply it on your hair and then cover your head with a shower cap. Leave it in for about half an hour; after that, wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo.
This mask is perfect if you suffer from hair loss, and if you hair is thin. In time, the mask will make your hair thicker, will prevent its breakage, and will allow you to keep it long and healthy.
Remember: include green tea in your daily diet (regular or decaffeinated) to improve your health, and also use it as a beauty product – for a simple rinse or in a mask. For better results, use the green tea regularly – at least once a week for the rinse and twice a week for the mask.
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