Tea has always been an extremely beneficial beverage. It’s rich in antioxidants, it can replace caffeinated drinks like coffee, it’s a great way to curb thirst without the unwanted calories and it’s soothing qualities can get quite addicting. Did you know it can be used as a surprising beauty product.
Tea has been a natural and extremely affordable way to dye hair for centuries. Black tea will act as a natural hair darkener and is great for covering up grays while chamomile tea is a popular DIY hair lightener. Tea won’t do anything drastic the way chemical dyes that lift color will, but it can act as a color enhancer.
For black teas darkening effects, brew three tea bags or three tablespoons of loose-leaf black tea in a couple cups of boiling water. Steep for five to ten minutes and let cool. Apply the tea to your hair with a spray bottle and make sure to coat your hair completely. Then leave it on for one hour and rinse. To cover gray hairs, add an equal amount of sage to the water with the tea while it is steeping.
Chamomile tea will add a natural and subtle sun-kissed look with a highlighting effect. To brighten hair with chamomile tea, again brew three tea bags or three tablespoons of loose-leaf chamomile tea and let steep for 10-15 minutes. Apply all over your head or target strands for a stronger highlighting effect. Sit in the sun and let your hair dry for about 30 minutes. Repeat until you see the desired effect.