Once in a while, it’s good to give your hair a break from harsh shampoos. This ‘rest’ period should be practiced at least twice a month. Why do I say this? Well, shampoos and conditioners are great for our hair. However, too much of a good thing can strip your hair of its natural oils and moisture.
In ancient times, women didn’t have access to the products we have today. Serums, shampoos, conditioners, oils and the like. They perhaps had some form of ancient soaps made from fats and oils boiled with ashes. However, they were used sparingly as these soaps were harsh. How did ancient women ensure that their hair smelled nice?
Using Tea Bags
In ancient times , women often used dried fruits, flowers or herbs and steeped them in hot water. They would then wash their hair with this scented water. You can do the same thing and recycle tea bags. I usually save my tea bags from breakfast and soak them in tap water for half a day, so that they’ll be ready when I come home.
Tea has many nutrients for your hair. Tea actually promotes hair growth as it blocks DHT, a hormone that’s responsible for hair loss. It also contains beneficial plant components that will function to encourage new hairs to grow.
I usually love fruit or flower scented teas. This means that the scent of the tea will be infused into my hair and scalp. I actually love this as the scent isn’t overwhelming or strong, like when I use shampoos. Instead, it’s more subtle, and stays on for longer than commercial soaps or shampoos. Plus, I like the fact that it comes from a natural source.
Tea doesn’t contain any chemicals, so you can apply it whenever you want, even after shampooing. It’s also a good way to recycle your tea bags and not waste them after just one steep.