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Chamomile tea in hair: know its benefits

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By Gabriela Naomi

On 19.04.21

Chamomile tea in your hair can be a great ally for those looking for more natural alternatives. In addition to the various benefits that chamomile provides to the health of the hair, it helps in lightening the locks. Continue reading, as we took all the doubts on the subject in a conversation with dermatologist Drª Isabella Doche (CRM SP 117.134 / RQE 28.192) and trichologist Rhayssa Oliveira. Follow:

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5 benefits of chamomile tea to make your hair healthier

Chamomile is a plant that has many medicinal properties, with the calming effect being the most popular. In addition, chamomile has several benefits for hair. So, here are the main benefits of chamomile:

  • Anti-inflammatory and analgesic action: chamomile tea is a great ally for those who suffer from sensitive scalp. Rhayssa told us that the topical use of tea can be carried out in washes or compresses and adds: “it is an excellent option for those who have sensitivity on the scalp and do not have access to therapeutic treatments in hair spas”;
  • Lightening effect: the plant is composed of flavonoid substances with high antioxidant power. So they can lighten the wires. Dr Isabella explains: “apigenin, a yellowish pigment that is deposited on the hair shaft, favoring the brightness and light tone of the blond and light brown threads”;
  • Soothing action: on the hair, the soothing action of chamomile can help in irritations of the scalp hair resulting from allergies or flaking;
  • Enhances hair color and shine: “Azulene, which because it is violet in color, would neutralize the yellow color, this makes the hair highlight its natural shine and thus its color. When exposed to the sun the process becomes more intense due to the action of radiation and oxidation of the hair’s natural melanin. However, be careful with excessive exposure, as the hair can also suffer aggressions from the sun ”commented trichologist Rhayssa;
  • Antibacterial and antifungal action: tea can be used to complement treatments for scalp diseases caused by bacteria or fungi.

Chamomile is a powerful plant for hair, isn’t it? “Currently, there are countless hair cosmetics with chamomile extract such as shampoos, sprays and the traditional homemade chamomile tea that can be applied to the threads”, recommended Isabella. Continue reading, as we will teach you how to apply chamomile tea to your hair.

Tips on how to use chamomile tea on hair

Now that you know the benefits of chamomile for your hair, how about learning how to apply your tea? Follow:

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The experts told us that chamomile is composed of several pigments and that some are capable of depositing on the threads, giving a lightening effect. But Dr Isabella warns that “the lightening effect is light, natural and gradual and has no contraindications”. And Rhayssa adds that “the whitening time is very relative, it is necessary to do the procedure a few times”. Here’s how to prepare concentrated tea to pass on the strands:

  • In a bowl, boil 1 cup of water;
  • When it boils, turn off the heat and add 3 tablespoons of chamomile. If you prefer, you can substitute chamomile for chamomile tea bags. In that case, use 3 sachets;
  • Cover the bowl and let it infuse for 5 to 7 minutes;
  • Strain the tea and wait for it to cool;
  • Apply concentrated tea to the hair, soaking well;
  • Wait for your hair to dry or expose yourself to the sun for 30 minutes. Then wash your hair normally.
  • Sun exposure increases the lightening effect. However, this can harm the health of the wires. So, beware of overexposure!

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    You can use concentrated tea in mixtures of moisturizing masks. So you will enhance your cream, in addition to obtaining the properties of chamomile. Check out the recipe step by step:

    • Prepare the concentrated chamomile tea and wait for it to cool;
    • Put 2 tablespoons of your favorite hydrating mask in a bowl;
    • Add 1 tablespoon of concentrated tea and mix well;
    • If you want, add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil of your choice and mix;
    • Apply to hair, leave on for 30 minutes and rinse.

    Who knew that chamomile would be so amazing for our hair, right? Remember that tea is natural and without preservatives, so it must be used immediately or it will lose its properties. If your hair is in need of a powerful treatment, check out these homemade hair reconstruction tips.


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