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Tea Rinsing vs. Tea Soaking (Benefits of Tea Rinsing Part 3)

 
 

Today’s post is part 3 of the tea rinsing series and it highlights the benefits of tea rinsing vs. soaking.

 
Tea Rinsing
My definition of tea rinsing is drenching the hair with tea for 5 minutes or less before rinsing the hair with water. When tea rinsing my regi includes:
 
  • Cleanse hair with shampoo or co-cleanser
  • Drench wet hair with tea blend & top it with oil and conditioner 
    • Allow tea/oil/conditioner to sit for 5 mins
    • Rinse
  • Deep condition with steam (15-30 mins)
    • Rinse with lukewarm water
  • Apply leave ins
  • Air dry with banding method
 
Tea Soaking
My definition of tea soaking is drenching the hair with tea and allowing it to soak into the hair for 15 minutes or more. When tea soaking my regi includes:
  • Pre-shampoo: drench dry hair with tea blend and top it with conditioner  
    • Sit under steamer for 15-30 mins
    • Rinse
  • Cleanse hair with shampoo or co-cleanser
  • Deep condition with steam (15-30 mins)
    • Rinse with lukewarm water
  • Apply leave ins
  • Air dry with banding method

Is There a Difference?

Yes! My hair is soft with either method but there is a shed difference — less sheds with soaking. I pretty much opt for soaking 100% of the time these days. I prefer soaking for another reason: it minimizes the time spent in the shower. Shower time is not that big of a deal in the warmer months but cooler months are coming! I shiver just thinking about winter wash days. Oh and, I apologize for not having comparison pics but trust me, there is a difference. :-) Let me know if you give it a try.

 
Shed Hairs from Tea Soaking: