Tea Rinses May Promote Hair Growth & Thickness Research Says
Tea rinses come down to tea’s caffeine content. See caffeine has been shown to have hair growth properties when used typically on the scalp: “Caffeine has been found to have growth promoting effects on the hair follicle. Tea rinses can be an easy way to potentially reap these benefits,” says mbg hair care source and board-certified dermatologist Raechele Cochran Gathers, M.D. in a recent instagram post. In fact, she notes, there’s one 2018 study that shows that a caffeine-based liquid topical treatment can be just as effective as Minoxidil, the active treatment in brands like Rogaine and the traditional treatment for hair loss.
Not to mention, if you use something like green tea, you’ll also get plenty of antioxidant benefits. Green tea is chock full of polyphenols and flavonoids. Antioxidants can help neutralize free radical damage on the scalp and hair, which can mean better hair retention, reduced premature graying, and even more vibrant strands. So not only are you promoting hair growth, but you are helping the hair you do have.