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Green tea is the ‘secret’ remedy for hair loss. Here’s how you can use it

Published on:16 September 2020, 11:11am IST
Suffering from severe hair loss? Fret not, add green tea to your hair care routine, and see the magic!
Shreya Gupta
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Green tea can truly fight hair loss. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Long and luscious hair is the dream of many women, and it’s really not too much to ask for! But with the increasing pollution, dirt and dust, your hair loses its lustre, and eventually starts getting damaged and brittle. Scary, isn’t it? But, as always, we’ve got a solution to your biggest problems, and this time around, we have a perfect remedy for hair loss: green tea! 

Yes ladies, your favourite brew is a ‘miracle cure’ for hair loss! Not only is green tea easily available, but it is also chemical-free with negligible or no side effects. We’ve seen its benefits earlier for weight loss, gastrointestinal problems, and tackling skin disorders, so it’s no surprise that this beverage is great for hair care too!

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Also, read: Not just weight loss, here are 5 other things drinking green tea can do for you

So, without further ado, let’s find out why green tea works well for hair loss.

1. It is anti-inflammatory in nature
We already know that dandruff causes an itchy slap, and severe hair loss. Green tea contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help your hair grow back! It also makes your scalp clean, and free from all infections.

2. Removes bacteria and fungus parasite
We know it sounds gross, but your scalp is the perfect breeding ground for bacterial or fungus parasites! These unwanted inhabitants weaken your hair roots, and that often leads to hair fall. Wash your hair with green tea to fight, and keep these parasites out of reach!

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3. It has natural catechins
Green tea contains an abundance of catechins, which are antioxidants in nature. These compounds help in reducing dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is responsible for hair loss.

4. Rich in polyphenols
Green tea is rich in a certain kind of polyphenol called epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG. Thanks to the high levels of EGCG in green tea, it works well for hair growth. Moreover, it also strengthens your hair roots and activates hair follicles — that’s great news, isn’t it?

5. Contains vitamin B
Green tea is a powerhouse of nutrients, including vitamin B. Not many know that vitamin B plays a major role in controlling hair fall. What’s more, it is also helpful in getting rid of split ends!

Now that you know how great green tea is for hair loss, let’s look at how you can use it to reap benefits.

Here are 3 ways to use green tea to prevent hair loss

Method 1: Green tea rinse
Brew a few green tea bags in about half a litre of water for about 15 minutes, and then let it cool down.
After washing your hair with a mild shampoo, take the green tea and massage it on your scalp for about 10 minutes. Next, rinse it with cold water.
You can repeat this twice or thrice a week.

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Trust this DIY green tea rinse to solve your hair woes! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Method 2: DIY green tea hair mask
In about 2 tbsp green tea, add 1 tbsp of coconut oil and 1 tbsp olive oil. You can also add egg yolk, if you like.
Mix it all together and apply it all over your scalp and hair.
Keep the mask on for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off.

Method 3: Green tea hair spray
This hair spray is not meant for styling but can be used to protect your hair before styling. To make this spray, take equal amounts of green tea and aloe vera gel in a bottle. You can also add a few drops of any essential oil, if you want. Spray it all over your hair before styling or just to give that extra shine. It works like magic to protect your hair from dust, dirt and any other damage.

Aloe vera is also known for its several benefits, and a combination of the two will give you fantastic results!

So ladies, think no more, and make green tea your best friend to prevent hair loss!

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Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.