Green or Black Tea Hair Rinse
Tea rinses are popular among naturals for their ability to reduce shedding. They are full of antioxidants and are a well-known for blocking Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a derivative of testosterone and has been linked to hair loss in women.
To do a tea rinse, steep 1-2 bags of green or black tea in freshly boiled water. Transfer to an applicator bottle after it has cooled.
Shampoo your hair, then massage the tea into your scalp for 15 minutes. Rinse with water and apply a deep conditioner.
This ancient beauty ritual does a lot for restoring the strength of both the hair and scalp. Henna reduces hair fall and stops irritating scalp conditions like inflammation and itching.
Be sure and get real henna powder when you make your purchase. Henna should always be a greenish color with a fine powdery consistency and it should always dye the hair red. Henna that claims to color hair black or other colors may contain a hazardous chemical called paraphenylenediamine.
Henna will only color light hair strands red, and that makes it an excellent solution for gray hair. If you’re unhappy with the reddish tone, you can do an indigo treatment afterward. Indigo is a powder that turns hair black.
You can mix henna with coconut milk or black tea to further your results, and you should always make your batch the night before to allow the color to develop. You’ll also need to deep condition afterwards.
Applying henna can be messy, and you’ll need a full day to do the treatment and deep conditioning. Henna will also condition and strengthen hair, so it may be well worth the effort.
Hair vitamins can help with shedding. The principal way to get more vitamins into your diet is through nutrition. Eat foods with iron, omega 3 fatty acids, protein, and plenty of green, leafy veggies for stronger, longer hair. For example, eating salmon, spinach and brown rice would be a fantastic meal for growing hair.
However, it’s difficult and perhaps even impossible to get all of your nutrition for hair growth through food. You may want to try hair vitamins, particularly biotin.
Most naturals know about biotin and its ability to grow hair. Biotin helps with hair growth by strengthening the follicles and the hair at the root. The result is that the hair grows longer and stronger.
Taking hair vitamins is a way to strengthen your follicles and hair from the inside outward. Make sure your hair vitamin contains 2500-5000 mg of biotin.