All about Tea
Tea is important in several cultures, though it has probably been made popular by the British Empire. There are several varieties of tea available in the market at any time. These include black, oolong, green, white, herbal and even matcha tea.
While many cultures love to sip tea throughout the day, it has uses other than simply drinking. For instance, one may use different kinds of tea to dye their hair.
The Importance of Dying Your Hair With Tea:
No matter what color hair you have, you can probably manage to enhance it with some sort of tea. This is a natural way of getting the color back into your tresses, as synthetic dyes can make your hair dry and brittle. Moreover, using tea as a color enhancer would also make your hair healthier and stronger due to absorbing the nutrients in the natural concoctions.
Ways to Dye Your Hair With Tea
For Black/Brown Hair (2 Ways):
Black tea is best for touching up dark colors. It also helps in controlling dandruff and dry scalp as well as covering gray hairs.
One cup of boiling water should be poured over two or three teabags of natural black tea. You can also boil some loose tea leaves and strain the mixture after letting it cool.
Again, spray or pour over your hair. Rinse once, and then let it be for around an hour.
Another method is to use rosemary, nettle leaves and dried sage. Put a quarter cup of each herb into two and a half cups of water. Let this simmer for half an hour. The water should be dark. Let it cool, then strain and spray or pour.
Try black walnut tea if your hair is very, very dark. You can wrap a quarter cup of it in cheesecloth and let it stay in three cups of cold water overnight. Use the water as a rinse the next day.
For Blonde Hair:
Use chamomile tea for blonde hair enhancement. Put two or three tea bag of chamomile tea in a cup and pour boiling water over them. Fill the cup, and let the tea bags steep for around ten minutes.
Cool the mixtures, put it in a spray bottle, or pour it right over clean, slightly wet hair.
Now let your hair be for half an hour to an hour. You can sit in the sun to get better results.
You can add lemon juice, honey, or vinegar for more of a lightning effect. However, too much is not recommended.
Other teas for this could be calendula, rhubarb root, etc.
For Red Hair:
For enhancing red color in the hair, you can try steeping two or three red bush tea bags in one cup of boiling water. Steep for thirty minutes, let cool, then use as a rinse or spray. Again, leave for around an hour before washing it out.
Use rooibos tea to bring out reds. Steep 2-3 rooibos (red bush tea) tea bags in a cup of boiling water for 30 minutes. Let cool and apply to hair directly or with a spray bottle. Leave in for 30-60 minutes, or longer if you want stronger results. You can also try this with rosehips tea.
Tea Boxes by My Box Printing:
Some people like to grow and prepare their own tea leaves at home. This process is not impossible, but maintaining the freshness of the processed leaves is highly important. This is where you can get custom printed tea boxes by My Box Printing which could really come in handy for all your tea boxes needs. With My Box Printing, you can be sure of a box specially designed to seal your product and make it ready for transport. This way, you could send your precious teas to every corner of the globe if you wish to conduct such a business. You can also customize tea boxes to reflect your brand, contact details, and website.
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