Tea rinses are an important part of my hair regimen. The tricky part has been remembering to prepare the tea in advance of washing my hair. At first I tried brewing the tea, putting it into a container and then freezing it. I would then defrost the whole container before every wash day. I soon realized that was diluting the tea each time it defrosted. I needed to find a better way.
Related post: Why I do Tea Rinses on My Relaxed Hair
At first I thought of putting the brewed tea in separate smaller containers. Then I came up with something even better - tea ice cubes! By making ice cubes with the tea I can defrost as much as I want whenever I want without diluting the tea!
Here's how I make the tea rinse ice cubes
- Fill up a sauce pan with about 4 cups of water. This can be tap or filtered water
- Heat up the water to boiling
- Take the boiling water off the stove and put two tea bags in the water to steep
- After about 15 minutes let the tea cool to at least room temperature and pour it into the ice trays (I typically fill up about 1 1/2 trays)
- I let the tea freeze until it's solid cubes before removing it from the trays and storing it in the freezer in a plastic container
Related post: The Benefits of Black Tea Rinses on Hair
Do you prepare your tea in advance of your tea rinses?