October 16, 2012

Hair Benefits that you can get from Black Tea

Poised for tea? Remember the pinky! And while you’re steeping that Ceylon black tea on a steaming pot, you might consider the other side benefits of that fragrant pouch, this time, to make a pretty you! How so? It’s quite common knowledge in the beauty department that tea bags can be used to transform tired puffy eyes into a fresh wide wake healthy glimmer. Just place tea bags (used tea bags are okay) in the fridge and when the time comes, the cooled pouch will do magic when placed over eyes.
Green tea already has a solid foundation in the market. It is widely recognized due to its incredible health benefits. From fighting cancer to defeating cholesterol, green tea has been the key! On the other hand, we have the black tea which is not as well-known as its green brother. It should be though!

Black tea is basically green tea, in a stronger and more fermented state. It contains plenty of caffeine, arguably even more than coffee which is good for maintaining healthy hair as well as for dying it, we’ll get to that later on. So what exactly are the health benefits of drinking this unfamiliar black substance, you may ask. Well then let me tell you a bit more.

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Rich with antioxidants; black tea prevents bad cholesterol from damaging your arteries and aids heart muscle functions, keeping your heart healthy as an ox! A compound known as TF2 is also found in this brew, this compound has been known to prevent cancerous cells thus significantly decreasing your risk for getting cancer. Your hair also benefits from inducing black tea through its abundance of anti-oxidants! Healthy body, healthy hair, what more can you ask for? Black tea also benefits other functions of the body such as the immune system, oral health, digestive track health, bone health and oral health.

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We will have to give our Chinese friends due credit for it is they who invented the process of creating black tea. A long time ago they found out an exceptional method of fermenting tea leaves; they would store the leaves for longer periods of time which in turn increased potency and oxidation. It was named black tea because of the change of color during the fermentation process from greenish to black. Caffeine content also increases during the process which is beneficial for the hair, which thus leads me to the next part… coloring hair!

Beauty experts, (ehem), have discovered that black tea is not solely for drinking, it may also be used for dying your hair! The best part is that everything is natural! No harmful, hair damaging chemicals! It’s actually pretty simple! Take 4 or 5 black tea bags, drop them in boiling water, and depending on the intensity of the color you want, you may even leave it soaked for a couple of hours or even overnight. Apply to your hair and leave it on for about 30 minutes and then rinse with your favorite shampoo! The effect will, at most times, be immediate! I was actually amazed at the instant results I got when it tried it for the first time last week! Hair fall has also been minimal ever since which is awesome since I've been shedding like a crazed cat lately!

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So there you have it, the tea of life! We pretty much all want to be healthy, right? Black tea is an amazing way to start living a healthy lifestyle, so I urge you all to give it a sip and say soon enough you’ll be saying hello to a vigorous body, mind… and hair!

 Author bio: Axel Collins is a Hair Dresser, she is a freelance Hair Care Specialist. She is also as passionate advocate of preserving mother earth.



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2 comments:

  1. Amazing post! I've recently become a HUGE black tea fan & it can be a challenge to find posts/sites advocating the benefits of black tea as opposed to green tea. I'm also thrilled on the directions on dying hair because I've been wanting to try it since I heard it could be done...I actually use a similar process for making black tea into a natural self-tanning spray! Thanks so much for sharing this :D

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  2. Expert2:57 PM

    Black tea has a natural ingredient which is a bit making a dyeing effect. It darken hair while it adds shine and pretty highlights. Simply brew two cups of strong tea and use to rinse damp shampooed hair.Do be aware that very strong black tea can cause tan-like staining of skin.

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