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The last time I used black tea for a rinse my hair didn't feel so great afterwards. My hair felt dry and was tangling. My diagnosis was it was caused by the black tea since I'd seen online those were issues others faced when doing a black tea rinse. After this negative experience I switched to green tea for my rinses.
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From what I've read, if you have shedding problems black tea is the better tea option because it's high caffeine content blocks DHT which is the hormone responsible for hair loss. Additional benefits from black tea include:
- Added shine and softening of the hair
- Possible stimulation of hair growth from the caffeine
- Strengthening of hair
- Possible darkening the hair
- And it can bring out natural highlights
Have you tried black tea rinses?