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Tea Rinses

KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
Anyone tried tea rinses? I've been experimenting with different teas and I'll give you guys updates and its effects. You guys can try it too.
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  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    mmmm i dont really do only tea rinses though i do do herbal acv rinses. it depends on where i am, (germany or australia) and the season, with what herbs i use, i do have my favs though right now im using sage marshmallow root and peppermints tea. then i add a splash of acv and gorgoes fizz free curls! love it!

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    Fmasuhr wrote: »
    mmmm i dont really do only tea rinses though i do do herbal acv rinses. it depends on where i am, (germany or australia) and the season, with what herbs i use, i do have my favs though right now im using sage marshmallow root and peppermints tea. then i add a splash of acv and gorgoes fizz free curls! love it!

    I do ACV rinses too and infused them with herbs, like hibiscus, rosehips, and chamomile. I've just been using tea rinses lately because I ran out and I'm just waiting for my new batch to infuse.
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    how do you infuse? i love hibiscus and rosehip and chamomile. i use chamomile tea when i dont have much else.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    Well for some, I sort of cheated. For the rosehips, I used rosehip tea bags. It was just an experiment. I would heat up the vinegar and add the tea bags. I used a blend of rosehips, rooibos, and hibiscus. I also tried making hibiscus powder from dried hibiscus and added that. For the chamomile, it is still infusing. I read that you just put the dried chamomile in vinegar and shake it at least once a day for two weeks. The hibiscus, rosehips, and rooibos made a really pretty deep red color. The chamomile also added a nice scent. Not too strong but still there.
    I also made a different batch with lemon and orange peels. I also added beets as an experiment, when I read about homemade pickled beets. I absolutely love that one. It smelled sweet, but tangy. You can barely smell the vinegar. I used it as rinse and passed by sister, and even she said I smelled good.
  • TheCurlyOneTheCurlyOne Posts: 52Registered Users
    Unless its an ingredient with mucilage like Kelp, Marshmallow, Horsetail, Flaxseed etc....I see no point in doing any type of rinse honestly....although coffee rinses are supposed to reduce shedding
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    sounds really nice keihs! thats a nice idea infusing it in vinegar, i used to pick the stuff fresh and boil it in water like you should make tea, then i would add a bit of vinegar to it when its cold. in summer i like to use as many fresh herbs as i can. in winter, (im in germany) so its a long winter, i use dried herbs and tea bags

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • FronomenalFronomenal Posts: 712Registered Users
    I do tea rinses with tea (black tea, green tea, chamomile tea and peppermint tea) and honey.

    I do tea rinses after shampooing. I don't use conditioner after shampooing so tea rinses are nice.

    The rinses boost the moisture and sheen of my hair. I think the honey plays a big role in that. I also like honey rinses.

    In the future, I'll experiment with marshmallow root rinses and hibiscus rinses.
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    Conditioner: As I Am Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner &
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    Leave-In Conditioner: As I Am Leave-In Conditioner & Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
    Moisturizer: As I Am DoubleButter Cream Rich Daily Moisturizer
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,332Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Over the years I've used different rinses for different reasons. I use vinegar rinses alone for clarifying. I make my tea/herbal rinses with hot water. Sage, rosemary, coffee, black tea to darken hair and for clarifying. Hibiscus to give a reddish hue. Chamomile to brighten my grey hair. I'm sure there were others I've forgotten about.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    Fronomenal wrote: »
    In the future, I'll experiment with marshmallow root rinses and hibiscus rinses.

    thats a great idea! i have a 1kg bag of marshmallow root and love using it in my hair. as i was at mums i picked fresh hibiscus and used that.
    they both gives amazing slip. when you boil the marshmallows you get a nice slim out of it, which gives your hair great slip. fresh hibiscus is like that as well. wich is perfect if your hair is as knotty as mine always is.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • FronomenalFronomenal Posts: 712Registered Users
    Fmasuhr wrote: »
    Fronomenal wrote: »
    In the future, I'll experiment with marshmallow root rinses and hibiscus rinses.

    thats a great idea! i have a 1kg bag of marshmallow root and love using it in my hair. as i was at mums i picked fresh hibiscus and used that.
    they both gives amazing slip. when you boil the marshmallows you get a nice slim out of it, which gives your hair great slip. fresh hibiscus is like that as well. wich is perfect if your hair is as knotty as mine always is.

    Nice! I'm def gonna experiment with marshmallow root and hibiscus this summer. My hair is prone to dryness and knotting so I'm glad to know they'll help with that.
    Big Chop: 12/15/08

    Shampoo: As I Am Curl Clarity Shampoo
    Conditioner: As I Am Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner &
    Tresemme Botanique Nourish and Replenish Conditioner
    Leave-In Conditioner: As I Am Leave-In Conditioner & Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
    Moisturizer: As I Am DoubleButter Cream Rich Daily Moisturizer
    Oils/Butters: Coconut Oil & Castor Oil
    Gels: Eco Styler Krystal Gel


    ~ iHerb Discount Code: EFE310 ~
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    that deffinatly helps with dryness. there are two different basic ways you can prepare it, the first one is the easiest of cause, there you just have too boil the water and pour it over let it sit like tea and use once its cooled down of cause.
    the second way really gets the slip out of the marshmallow root, though you do need 15 minutes and over night soaking time.
    soak the marshmallow root in warm water over night, (the water will of cause go cold by the morning/next day). i use about 2 table spoon to a cup of water, i dont measure it i just eye ball the amounts. slowly and gently boil the water with the marshmallow root in it. let it boil for a minute or so, then take it off the heat so that it stops boiling, leave it for another minute then genlty boil it again. do this for 10-15 minutes, this boiling and cooling progress really gets the stuff out of the marshmallow root. you may need to add a bit more water to it.
    at this end stage i would add the hibiscus and let it slowly boil oncce more, then let it cool off, THEN strain the root and hibiscus out. add your vinegar if your using and see how it goes :)
    it is a bit of work though its easier as it sounds.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • FronomenalFronomenal Posts: 712Registered Users
    Fmasuhr wrote: »
    that deffinatly helps with dryness. there are two different basic ways you can prepare it, the first one is the easiest of cause, there you just have too boil the water and pour it over let it sit like tea and use once its cooled down of cause.
    the second way really gets the slip out of the marshmallow root, though you do need 15 minutes and over night soaking time.
    soak the marshmallow root in warm water over night, (the water will of cause go cold by the morning/next day). i use about 2 table spoon to a cup of water, i dont measure it i just eye ball the amounts. slowly and gently boil the water with the marshmallow root in it. let it boil for a minute or so, then take it off the heat so that it stops boiling, leave it for another minute then genlty boil it again. do this for 10-15 minutes, this boiling and cooling progress really gets the stuff out of the marshmallow root. you may need to add a bit more water to it.
    at this end stage i would add the hibiscus and let it slowly boil oncce more, then let it cool off, THEN strain the root and hibiscus out. add your vinegar if your using and see how it goes :)
    it is a bit of work though its easier as it sounds.

    Thank you for the instructions! I really appreciate it. :)
    Big Chop: 12/15/08

    Shampoo: As I Am Curl Clarity Shampoo
    Conditioner: As I Am Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner &
    Tresemme Botanique Nourish and Replenish Conditioner
    Leave-In Conditioner: As I Am Leave-In Conditioner & Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
    Moisturizer: As I Am DoubleButter Cream Rich Daily Moisturizer
    Oils/Butters: Coconut Oil & Castor Oil
    Gels: Eco Styler Krystal Gel


    ~ iHerb Discount Code: EFE310 ~
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    no worries :) have fun with it hope it works out for you

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:

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