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How to Do a Tea Rinse to Reduce Hair Shedding [Benefits of Tea Rinsing Part 3]

In parts one and two of the Benefits of Tea Rinsing, we discussed a variety of different herbal teas for hair growth, shedding and hair care. I shared many different tea rinses that I love and use often. Today’s post is part 3 of the tea rinsing series and highlights How to Do a Tea Rinse to Reduce Hair Shedding. I have used tea rinsing in two different ways and will cover the topics of tea rinsing vs. tea soaking within this post.

How to Do a Tea Rinse to Reduce Hair Shedding

Tea rinsing simply means to saturate the hair and scalp with your tea rinse of choice. I have further defined tea rinsing in two methods that I consider tea rinsing and tea soaking.

Tea Rinse to Reduce Hair Shedding

My definition of tea rinsing is drenching the hair with a tea rinse for about 5 minutes before rinsing it out with water. When using tea rinsing, my regimen looks something like:
  • Cleanse hair with shampoo or co-cleanser [Rinse]
  • Drench wet hair with tea rinse (leave it on for 5 minutes) [Rinse]
  • Deep condition with steam (15-30 mins) [Rinse]
  • Apply leave in products
  • Air dry with banding method

Tea Soaking to Reduce Hair Shedding

My definition of tea soaking is drenching the hair with a tea rinse and allowing it to soak into the hair for 15 minutes or more. When using tea soaking my regimen looks something like:
Regimen A
  • Pre-shampoo: drench dry hair with tea blend
  • Steamer hair (15-30 mins)
  • Cleanse hair with shampoo or co-cleanser [Rinse]
  • Deep condition with steam (15-30 mins) [Rinse]
  • Apply leave in products
  • Air dry with banding method
Regimen B
  • Pre-shampoo with oil or conditioner (15-30 mins)
  • Cleanse hair with shampoo or co-cleanser [Rinse]
  • Drench wet hair with tea rinse [Do Not Rinse]
  • Layer on deep conditioner on top of tea soaked hair
  • Deep condition with steam (15-30 mins) [Rinse]
  • Apply leave in products
  • Air dry with banding method

The differences in Regimen A and Regimen B is applying the tea rinse as a pre-shampoo treatment or layering it under my deep conditioner.

Related Articles: Banding Method Blog Post | Banding Method Video | How to Steam Your Hair without a Steamer

Differences Between Tea Rinsing and Soaking

My hair responds favorably to either method but it is much softer with significantly less hair fall with tea soaking. When I first started tea rinsing, I was using the 5 minute tea rinsing method but I soon realized contact time matters. Giving the tea time to penetrate the scalp is what increases efficacy. I now opt to tea soak vs. tea rinse.

Tea soaking also minimizes the time spent in the shower which is an added bonus of not having to jump in and out of the shower.

Tea soaking is not a common term found within the healthy hair community. But, if you are like me, the word rinse just makes the step sound like it should be a quick 5 minute process. If you are making the same mistake I was when I first started tea rinsing, try allowing the tea rinse to soak into the hair and scalp and see if your results improve.

How do you tea rinse?
Benefits of Tea Rinsing:
Part 1 – Benefits of Tea Rinsing
Part 2 – Tea Rinse for Hair Stimulation
Part 3 (currently viewing) – How to Do a Tea Rinse to Reduce Hair Shedding
Part 4 – Herbal Teas for Hair Growth

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Jay is the chief editor of Relaxed Thairapy! Many around the web know her as "Divachyk," a self-proclaimed hair enthusiast, sharing her journey to achieving and maintaining healthy hair. Relaxed Thairapy is a place where you can kick back, be “relaxed” and receive a little “thairapy” in the areas of hair, health and beauty.

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