Another frustrating hair problem that most of us suffer from is dandruff. These itchy flakes are really disturbing and could oftentimes cause embarrassment. Most dandruff sufferers take utmost efforts to eliminate these flakes and prevent them from coming back. Sure, there are a number of anti-dandruff shampoos and creams available. But for those seeking alternative and safe treatments, why not try using chamomile tea or green tea?
Chamomile tea is often used by people because of its calming effects. But with its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it has also been used as remedy for cough and other health issues. Now, chamomile tea has also been found to treat dandruff.
It is undeniable that green tea has been widely used worldwide, not just as a drink, but also as a health remedy. There have been numerous studies supporting green tea's ability to cure certain diseases. And with its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, green tea also becomes an effective agent against dandruff.
- Boil 1 cup of water in a saucepan.
- Pour 2 tablespoons of loose leaf chamomile tea and 1 tablespoon of lavender herbs.
- If you plan to use green tea, pour 2 tablespoons of loose leaf green tea and exclude adding lavender.
- Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Remove the saucepan from the fire and let the mixture steep for around 30 minutes.
- Pour on a glass container, straining the leaves off.
How to Use
- Wash your hair with shampoo and rinse.
- Pour the chamomile tea/green tea on hair and massage on to scalp.
- Leave on hair for 1 hour. For long hair, wrap it up with a shower cap.
- Rinse hair with warm water and massage to remove flakes.
You can wash your hair with this blend as needed. Visible flakes will lessen with regular use, preferably twice a week for persistent cases. And with any alternative treatments, rare cases of allergies may occur; hence it is advisable to apply chamomile or green tea on patch tests first. Also, please note that hair may lighten with extended use of chamomile tea. So when you find your dandruff case resolved, you may discontinue use to keep your hair's dark color.
Hair is every person's crowning glory. It is important to always keep it looking vibrant and well-nourished. Unfortunately, keeping it soft and manageable isn't always easy. Plus, there comes tangles and brittleness. But above all these hair problems, one of the most common issues affecting both men and women is thinning and falling hair, which could be very alarming especially when left unattended.
Aside from using conditioner after every wash, the key to achieving strong, beautiful locks is to reinforce it with treatment masks.
While there are numerous hair care products available in the market today, nothing is still safer than the organic and chemical-free ones. And what's the best material to use? Of course green tea.
Green tea antioxidants are capable of reinforcing hair follicles, keeping it strong. Tea helps inhibit the hormone DHT that causes pattern baldness to both male and female. In numerous studies, green tea EGCG and catechin have also shown to promote hair growth.
Follow these simple steps to make your own green tea hair mask.
What you'll need:
- 2 tablespoons loose leaf green tea
- 1 tablespoon mustard powder
- 1/4 cup yogurt
- 1 egg yolk
How to use:
- Mix all the ingredients mentioned above and try to achieve a consistent, creamy texture. If the mixture comes too thick, add more of green tea.
- Apply the mixture generously and evenly into scalp.
- Cover hair with a shower cap and leave in for around 20 to 30 minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly.
- Repeat green tea hair mask once a week or as necessary.
In the previous blog post, we discussed how we could achieve natural hair highlights by use of chamomile tea. But we're not done with the hair benefits of tea yet. In this article, we'll talk about getting shiny, smooth hair by making your very own conditioner from loose leaf green tea.
Green tea conditioner can give your locks extra shine. It can also give your hair a soft and smooth feel. Follow these simple steps and you're well on your way to a healthy, shiny hair that visibly improves with regular use.
- Boil 2 cups of water.
- Add 2 tablespoonful of loose leaf green tea and let it steep.
- Strain off the leaves and let the brew cool.
Apply green tea on a damp hair, preferably after shampooing. Let the conditioners sit for around 3 minutes before rinsing with cool water.
Green tea works well as a conditioner because it is rich in nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Provitamins and Panthenol. Vitamin E works as a restorative agent from dryness while Vitamin C helps protect hair from UV and sun damage. Panthenol and provitamins keep hair soft and strong. With all these nutrients, it's no wonder why aside from bringing luster, green tea conditioner also helps strengthen hair strands and promote hair growth.
How we present our hair makes a huge difference in our overall appearance. With countless hairstyles out there, you could easily get a new look in almost an instant. But if you feel bored of the conventional comb and gel, then take your look to the next level with hair highlights!
Having highlights done can be very expensive, so if that's out of your budget, don't fret. There's a way to have natural highlights that look better than salon, chemical highlights for a fraction of a cost; not to mention safer and all-organic with tea.
Chamomile tea will give your hair a beautiful, natural highlight. It could also make your hair look fresher and healthier. Chamomile tea results in nice gold strands that even brunettes could enjoy. Plus, it won't dry out your hair as opposed to other natural hair highlighters. It would make your hair feel soft instead.
Making your all-natural hair highlighter is very easy. Just follow these simple steps:
- Boil 3 to 4 tablespoons of chamomile tea in two cups of water in an enamel or glass pot. Metal will react with chamomile thus altering the effect. If you do not have an enamel or glass pot, bring the water to a boil and transfer it to an enamel or glass container afterwards then add the dry tea.
- Let the teabags steep for a while to come up with a strong brew.
- Allow it to cool. This may take a while.
That's it! Use the brew to rinse your hair. Alternatively, you can just simply apply the tea to particular strands you wish to highlight. For better effects, sit in the sun for a while and allow it to react with tea. But remember to protect your skin from the UV rays! Be sure to wear clothing, and the all-natural green tea sunscreen! You'll find that as your hair dries, the new highlights begin to show.
To complete the process, wash and rinse the tea off your hair. Apply conditioner if desired. If you wish an even lighter color, repeat the chamomile treatment once a week.
Green tea has been widely patronized by people not just simply as a drink but also as other forms of commodity - especially as a beauty product.
Numerous skin care items have been developed with green tea as the base component due to its high level of antioxidants. There are skin gels, creams, toners, cleansers, lotions and moisturizers, among others. The antioxidants in green tea are used to combat free radicals that cause skin aging, loss of elasticity and damage.
One product in which green tea is closely associated with is sunscreen. A number of research studies have backed up claims wherein green tea could protect the skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays. What makes green tea an effective agent against ultraviolet rays is its catechin content. This antioxidant helps make skin re-hydrated and resilient from UV rays, therefore preventing premature ageing, drying and further damage.
While these products can come quite expensive, you can actually make your green tea sunscreen by just following these easy DIY steps:
- Boil 2 cups of water.
- Add 1 tea bag or 1/2 cup of loose green tea leaves on the boiling water.
- Let the tea steep for 5 minutes.
- Remove the bag, or if you are using loose leaves, strain them off.
- Cool the liquid completely.
- Apply on skin by use of cotton balls, or you may opt to place it in a spray bottle and spray on skin.
- Unused liquid may be stored in an airtight container and be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
And there you have it! Your very own green tea sunscreen. You can apply it on your skin as often as you like, especially if you're always under the sun.