You probably already know the health benefits that come with drinking tea. It can lower your cholesterol, boost your energy, and even help you drop a few pounds. What you might not know know, however, is that drinking tea isn’t the only way to reap its health benefits. In fact, using tea on your hair just might be the answer to some of your biggest hair struggles.
If you don't already know, Pai-Shau's Signature Tea Complex is a blend of five steeped teas that are infused into each and every one of our products.
Here are the benefits of using tea in your hair care routine:
1. It keeps hair soft and shiny
Tea is packed with good-for-you nutrients that can help make damaged hair soft and shiny again. The antioxidants it contains work to remove buildup and help your hair absorb nourishing vitamins and minerals, as well as protect it from UV rays that can further damage and dry out strands. This leaves you with soft, shiny, and most importantly, healthy hair.
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2. It prevents split ends
Studies have found that panthenol, an ingredient in green tea, is especially efficient in preventing split ends. This, along with other vitamins and antioxidants found in tea, make it extremely helpful in preventing breakage and strengthening strands.
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3. Tea soothes irritated scalps
Tea is a strong anti-inflammatory, so it soothes the scalp and helps with irritation and inflammation. The ingredients in tea also help remove dead skin cells that can block hair follicles and leave them clogged, which is great news for people with dandruff or itchy scalps.
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4. Tea can stop hair loss
Many teas contain caffeine, which is great when you need a mid-afternoon boost. But did you know that it can also help prevent hair loss? The caffeine in tea naturally suppresses a hormone called DHT, which is the compound that’s responsible for hair loss.
5. Tea helps your hair grow
Not only does tea keep your hair from falling out, it can also help it grow! The caffeine works to stimulate the hair follicles and increase circulation and blood flow to your scalp. This stimulation encourages hair growth in a healthy, natural way that won’t leave your scalp feeling angry and irritated.
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If you want to fix a problem, you have to start at the root of the issue. It makes sense then that if you want healthy hair, you need to start at the scalp. Unfortunately, in the pursuit of gorgeous hair, we often ignore the health of our scalp and overload it with products and chemicals. The result? Brittle, unhealthy hair that's prone to issues like split ends and breakage. That’s why it's important to give your scalp a break and do a total detox.
Why is this important?
The health of your scalp determines the health of your hair. The products you use everyday can build up on your scalp over time, resulting in irritation and clogged hair follicles. When you detox, you get rid of all this unhealthy buildup. Your scalp will feel clean and renewed and your hair will have a perfect environment to grow and flourish.
How to detox
While the word “detox” might make the process seem intense, a scalp detox is actually fairly simple and painless. We’ll break it down into a few easy-to-follow steps below:
Step 1: Cleanse
First, you need to clean off all those chemicals that have been sitting on your scalp and causing irritation. Pai-Shau Replenishing Hair Cleanser is gentle, color safe, and provides a thorough cleansing to get rid of excess build up. Experts recommend starting your lather at the nape of your neck and working your way up to your hairline. To really get the most out of your cleanse, section your hair into parts and spend a few minutes scrubbing each section of your scalp.
Step 2: Moisturize
Once you’ve cleansed and gotten rid of all the buildup, treat your scalp to some much-needed moisture. Pai-Shau Supreme Revitalizing Mask, an moisturizing mask for hair soaks in moisture without weighing your hair down. Massage a generous amount into your scalp and hair, and let sit for five minutes. If you'd like, now would be the time to use a scalp massaging brush as well. This is not only relaxing for you but also great for increasing blood flow and helping the product sink into the hair follicles.
Step 3: Maintain
The final, and maybe most important step, is making sure that your scalp stays feeling this clean and refreshed. Using Pai-Shau Biphasic Infusion hair serum as a daily oil-free treatment locks in moisture and protects hair from root to tip. Do your best to stay away from harmful products that contain ingredients like silicone, which can clog hair follicles, and look for those that contain natural ingredients that are nourishing for both your hair and your scalp.