4 Herbal Teas For Hair Growth You Need To Start Drinking
Tea drinkers can not stop raving about the fantastic health benefits they receive from drinking their favorite teas. Aside from tasting wonderful, teas provide the body with an abundance of antioxidants. But do they do anything for hair? Absolutely! Some herbal teas for hair growth are equally tasty, easy to make, and do wonders for your hair health.
In this post, you will learn about the hair benefits of drinking herbal teas, what kind of teas work best for hair growth and how to make them. You will also find out how to use these teas as a hair rinse to double up on the benefits they provide!
It is no secret that teas provide a great deal of health and wellness benefits. They have a healing effect on the body that ultimately gives skin a healthy glow, calms the nervous system, and even helps relieve stress.
Herbal teas take these benefits a step further. Nearly all herbs contain medicinal properties and are a great alternative to sodas and caffeinated drinks. They aid in digestion, clean out vital organs in the body, reduce inflammation, and help the body avoid colds.
Nothing beats the feeling of sipping a warm cup of tea, be it on a cold, winter day or even a hot summer one. Teas can be enjoyed all year-round!
But what if I told you, you can sip your way to healthy hair growth? You won’t believe me, right? Right.
As far-fetched as it sounds, there is some truth to this claim. Okay, maybe more than just ‘some’.
Let’s find out what they are.
Herbal Tea Benefits
If you are having a hard time eating all the right foods or remembering to take your supplements on time, a great way to supplement your diet and get some healthy nutrients along with the ‘feel-good’ factor is by drinking herbal teas!
What makes herbal teas so great for hair?
1. Scalp Stimulation
Did you know that drinking teas can actually stimulate your scalp? So here is what happens. Generally speaking, herbal teas increase the blood stimulation in the body. Now when this happens, blood flow reaches the scalp and invigorates the hair follicles. Blood circulation in the scalp is important because it brings all the nutrients and oxygen the follicles need in order to grow strong hair. Since our body does not consider hair ‘vital’, it normally gets deprived of regular blood supply, stunting hair growth.
2. Follicle Nutrition
Herbs are loaded with hair healthy minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that act as a source of nutrition for each hair follicle. Think of it as ‘food for hair’. While eating fresh herbs is considered the best way to go, herbs that are dried and shrunk organically are far more potent. These herbs, when infused in teas aid immensely in promoting hair growth.
3. Blood Purification
Herbal teas are an absolute great way to remove toxins from the body. Toxins can severely impair the body’s basic functions, making it super difficult to grow hair. Most herbal teas can cleanse, detoxify, and purify the blood by acting as a natural diuretic. The antioxidants from the herbs help to eliminate the body of impurities and the antiseptic qualities of herbs ensure to purify the blood further.
4. Strong & Shiny Hair
Drinking herbal teas not only increases hair growth but it also improves the overall hair quality, making it strong and shiny from inside and out. This is all thanks to the endless vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants herbs are filled with. A vitamin deficiency in the body can impair hair’s health and gradually reduce hair from growing. Consuming herbal teas regularly helps to reduce hair breakage, shedding, and makes hair stronger from the roots.
Herbal Teas For Hair Growth
With so many herbs out there on the market to choose from, how do you know which tea has the most benefits for hair health? To be quite honest, there are way too many herbs to list and it all depends on what tastes you prefer. Some people like a more intense-tasting tea and others like their teas more on the mild side.
Below is a list of four herbal teas that you need to start drinking if you would like to see your hair grow long and strong! These are teas that I have recently been devouring and have seen a great improvement in the quality of my hair!
Keep in mind, some of these teas are not commonly found everywhere. I usually get my teas from Herbal Goodness because I trust their premium quality organic herbs and love that every purchase I make from them, a small percentage goes to support education of young underprivileged girls in Africa.
If you would like to know more about the company, you can check out my review on Herbal Goodness.
1. Bamboo Leaf Tea
Bamboo contains the highest amount of silica than any other plant or food source out there. Silica helps the bamboo plant grow faster and stronger. This is the same effect silica has on human hair as well. As we grow older, the levels of silica in our body drops. The foods we eat that contain silica (cucumbers, brown rice, oats) don’t truly help to level out these drops. Drinking bamboo tea is a great way to add silica to our system, which then helps to promote healthy hair growth. Besides, it is quite pleasant tasting, even for non-tea drinkers!
2. Green Tea
Green tea contains potent antioxidants, vitamins and flavonoids that stimulate hair growth. It is also well-known to reduce DHT production, a hormone responsible for hair loss. Drinking green tea can block excess DHT and prevents the hormone from binding to hair receptors that make it weak and shed. Green tea regenerates the hair follicles, providing it with nourishment and healthy blood flow filled with nutrients. It helps fight off free radicals and restores hair’s shine and health. Panthenol (a form of B vitamin) helps to repair and improve split ends, while strengthening hair’s internal structure, giving it elasticity.
3. Moringa Tea
Moringa is a power-packed herb that nourishes the scalp and is essential for faster hair growth! High levels of iron & zinc in moringa stimulates the scalp with adequate oxygen supply to produce thicker hair growth and reduce further hair loss. Antioxidants and Omega 3 fatty acids help to transform dry & brittle hair into hair that is full of life and bounce! Drinking moringa tea allows the scalp to regulate it’s sebum production, helping it fight off itchy & flaky patches and keep dandruff at bay. This is just one herb that cannot be skipped on if you are looking to increase hair growth!
4. Guava Leaf Tea
Guava leaf tea helps with hair regrowth and hair loss support as well. Guava leaves are filled with antioxidants that help reduce oxidative stress and eliminate free radicals that lead to premature ageing of hair. The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties in Guava leaves help to treat almost all hair problems that lead to hair loss including excessive dandruff, scalp inflammation and even infections. Drinking guava leaf tea helps treat anemia, which can also be one of the reasons for most of your hair loss.
If you would like to get your hands on these hair-mazing teas, check them out at Herbal Goodness.
Herbal Goodness is the #1 manufacturer of premium quality, unique superfoods and herbs to support healthy living and impact lives. They use only premium quality, organic, and non-GMO ingredients. The best part is they give 10% of their profit to support education for girls in Africa through the WAAW foundation!
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How To Make Herbal Tea At Home
Every box of tea bags comes with its own steeping instructions, which I highly suggest you follow. However, if you are by any chance using dry mixtures of herbs that you have packaged in bags yourself or whether you have bought loose dry herbs from an organic store, here is how you can make a basic cup of herbal tea from the comfort of your home!
Brewing Herbal Tea:
Boil water in a teapot on the stove.
Turn off the flame and wait for a minute to allow the water to cool just a bit before you add your choice of herbs.
Cover the pot and let the tea steep (or infuse) for at least 15-20 minutes, depending on your preference for taste (i.e. steep for longer if you prefer a stronger flavor).
Strain & pour out in your favorite cup and enjoy!
Optional: Add other ingredients to suit your taste (lemon for freshness or raw honey for natural sweetness).
Herbs to Water Ratio: In general, when you are using fresh herbs to make tea, it requires three times as much as with dried herbs. For every one cup of tea, use 1 tsp of your choice of dried herb mixture and 1 cup of water. Adjust this ratio if you are making a bigger batch of herbal tea.
Reuse Upto 3 Times: Not to be thrifty, but you can actually reuse the strained herbs upto 3 times to get the same flavor and nutrients out of the tea. Using it only once and then discarding them is such a disservice to these amazing goodness! Just boil fresh water again, add the used herbs, continue to boil for just 1-2 minutes and turn the flame off and steep for another 15-20. Strain and enjoy once again!
How to Store: The tea can be refrigerated in an airtight jar, bottle, or flask for up to 2 days before it loses its medicinal properties.
Herbal Tea Hair Rinse
You may not be a tea-drinker like me and neither may you enjoy the taste of herbs.Guess what? This is totally fine- I have another method to share with you where you could reap the hair-benefits from herbal teas without actually drinking them. For example, you could use herbal teas as a final hair rinse. If you are wondering what the heck that is, allow me to explain!
You could take the herbal tea you made (from the guidelines I provided in the previous section of this post) and use it as a final rinse over your hair to make it soft, shiny, and add bounce. After you have shampoo-ed and conditioned your hair, pour the herbal tea (rinse) over your head. No need to rinse with water; this is why it is called a ‘final rinse’.
It is advised to use a herbal rinse on your hair once a week only (overusing it may lead to dry & brittle hair). The herbal benefits from the tea rinse not only help to improve the hair’s appearance and feel but also clean out the scalp of impurities and buildup.
You can literally use any herb or blend of herbs for your tea rinse and even use it as a shampoo or a deep conditioning scalp treatment, provided you do not have any allergies to the herb you are using!
Whether you are drinking or ‘rinsing’ herbal teas for hair growth, there are a few things you must consider. Although most herbs are considered safe to consume, it is always advised to avoid them if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or have thyroid issues. Always consult your family physician before you embark on a herbal journey to ensure there are no contraindications with existing health conditions or medications.
Also, please note that drinking herbal teas won’t magically grow your hair. While they do help substantially on their own, supplementing them with the right kind of foods and practicing proper hair care habits all contribute to improving your hair’s health.
Are you a tea drinker or would you prefer to use herbal tea as a final hair rinse?