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Amp up your Hair Care Routine with Green Tea

You would have heard of the bountiful benefits of green tea for skin. Let us tell you that green tea can be a valuable addition to your hair care routine. The abundance of antioxidants, nutrients makes it an unmissable ingredient to be used in your beauty regime.


Can Green Tea help improve hair?

Green tea is a choke-full of polyphenols, which makes it a powerful antioxidant ingredient to be used for hair growth. A study found out that Green Tea can help improve hair growth. This powerful antioxidant property of green tea is attributed to catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate). It is a major constituent of polyphenols. When green tea is used on the scalp it stimulates human hair growth by reducing the formation of free radicals. Regular usage of green tea in hair care products or making green tea a part of your hair care routine can be beneficial for thick hair growth in the long term.


Other benefits of Green Tea for Hair

Green tea not only nourishes the scalp but also protects it from dandruff, fungus and sun damage.

  • Reduces hair loss
    The vitamins and antioxidants in green tea may help with hair loss. The powerful antioxidant property of green tea immensely helps in reducing hair loss and stimulates hair growth as well.
  • Helps reduce dandruff
    The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of green tea help reduce dandruff when used on the scalp.
  • Reduces Oily Scalp
    A study suggested that green tea can help in reducing the scalp sebum with regular, topical application. It was found that topical use for scalp greasiness is safe as well as efficient.
  • Helps soothe scalp 
    The anti-inflammatory properties of green tea may help soothe any scalp inflammations. Sometimes dry or oily scalp can face irritation due to the wrong choice of hair shampoos and green tea may be useful in such cases. [1]

Ways to use green tea for hair

After checking out the benefits of Green Tea for hair growth let us see how you can incorporate it into your hair care routine. Several easy and affordable ways for infusing green tea in water or oil are mentioned below. For a stronger infusion increase the amount of green tea concerning water or oil. You can use hot or cold infusion. Cold Infusion takes time and the hot infusion is faster to make and is available for immediate use. When you make a water infusion, use it immediately and don't store it.

  • Green Tea Hair Rinse
    Green Tea Hair Rinse is a cost-effective and easy to make at home method. In this method, we brew two to three teaspoons of Green Tea in two cups of hot water and let it steep. After washing your hair with shampoo, start pouring the solution onto your scalp. Let the green tea brew run through your hair length. Leave it for a few minutes before rinsing with normal water. Do not shampoo again to remove the rinse, just a single rinse with normal water is okay.
  • Green Tea Hair Spritz
    Make a brew with three teaspoons of green tea in one cup of hot water. Let the brew cool down fully. You can use this cold brew to apply on your scalp and hair lengths before shampoo. Keep it on until it fully dries up. Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.
  • Mixing Shampoo in Green Tea Brew
    Here is another way to use a Green Tea Brew if you find both the above methods time-consuming. Brew a green tea according to your choice and leave it until it's still lukewarm. Use this lukewarm water to mix your shampoo. Make sure that you do not use too hot brew for this method. 
  • Green tea Infused Oil
    One may not find it feasible to make fresh green tea brew every time they wash their hair. In this case, you can make a green tea infused oil with your favourite carrier oil such as cold pressed almond oil or cold pressed castor oil. Take a clean and dry glass bottle with a lid. Add one teaspoon of green tea to 50ml of oil. Let the oil infuse the green tea for up to 4 weeks. Keep on shaking the bottle in between. After 4 weeks, strain the oil and discard the green tea and use this oil on your scalp as an overnight treatment or after shampooing on your scalp.

If you are not much into DIYs then you can use hair care products infused with Camellia.


Juicy Chemistry's Haircare range with Camellia as an ingredient


Frequently Asked Questions on Green Tea for Hair

  • Which green tea can I use for hair?
    Using organic green tea leaves that are loose is advisable to reap maximum benefits. If you can't find loose green tea then green tea bags would suffice.
  • How can I use green tea for my hair?
    You can use green tea hair rinse as a last rinse for your hair. You can also massage green tea infused water on the scalp and wash it off during the shampoo.
  • Can green tea reduce hair fall?
    Yes, it can reduce hair fall due to the catechins present in it.
  • Is green tea rinse good for hair growth?
    The nutrients and antioxidants in green tea provide an effective way for hair growth. Rinse helps the hair absorb the goodness of green tea and promote hair growth.

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2855614/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3358932/
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/2013/368350/
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jfq/2020/8874271/#conclusions