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DIY Hibiscus Tea Spray/Rinse

Hello Maicurlies,

Some of you might have noticed that I LOVE using hibiscus for my hair and you can tell because I’ve made a few posts and videos all about hibiscus such as: (here) where I talk about the benefits, (here) where I talk about making your own hibiscus powder/petals and (here) where I explained how I infused hibiscus petals in oil. Yes I am obsessed!

Today I wanted to talk about why & how I make a Hibiscus tea spray using the petals.

Hibiscus Tea Spray

Hibiscus Tea Spray

Benefits recap:

  • Helps grow healthy hair
  • Stops excessive hair shedding
  • Provides the hair with a boost of luster and bounce
  • Soothes scalp irritations
  • Adds a natural shine to the hair
  • Strengthens the hair
  • Helps reduce dandruff due to its moisturizing properties
  • Helps conditions the hair
  • Adds deep red/purple undertones to the hair*

*The red/purple tones are not that apparent in dark hair, it appears more as an undertone but in light, bleached or dyed hair, the red/purple tones is more noticeable.

Ingredients of the spray

  • 1/4 cup Hibiscus petals
  • 1.5 cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon Glycerin (optional – you can substitute this with another ingredient see below)
  • 1 teaspoon Neem infused coconut oil (you can use any Carrier Oil of choice)
  • 5 drops Grapefruit Essential oil (you can use any Essential Oil of choice)

For some, hibiscus can be drying on the hair due to its high acidic content therefore you can add other ingredients to the tea to make it a little moisturizing. So apart from the hibiscus, I also use water (obviously) which is great for the hair. I also add glycerin – a humectant that draws moisture in the air to the area applied. (If your hair does not like glycerin you can substitute it with honey, Aloe Vera Juice, Agave Nectar or omit it completely). My DIY Neem Infused Coconut Oil is great for reducing hair shedding, reduces breakage, is known to help slow down premature graying & the appearance of grey hairs and the fact that coconut oil is known the penetrate the hair it works from the inside out. I added Grapefruit EO because well for one it smells awesome, it helps fight dandruff, keeps the scalp clean and helps to slowdown bacterial growth in the tea. Always store the tea in the fridge!

“How to”:

All you do is boil the hibiscus petals in the water for no more than 5 minutes and then allow it to come down to room temperature. Once cooled down add the remaining ingredients (neem infused coconut oil, glycerin and grapefruit essential oil) and stir really well. Transfer it either into a spray bottle or a container you will use to pour over your hair and presto you are done.

How I use my Hibiscus Tea

I like using a spray bottle because I can control how much/little is applied instead of pouring the tea all over my hair. I apply on dry hair and then cover with a shower cap for 1 – 1.5 hours before washing it out. I generally apply it before co-washing or doing my Wash Day Process and then proceed with styling. I store the bottle in my fridge and it lasts for 1 week – 1.5 weeks absolute max and then I make a new batch.

Do you use Hibiscus Tea for your hair? If so how does it help the overall health of your hair?




Tea Sprays/Rinses for Hair

Hey Maicurlies,

photo credit: T.Kiya via photopin cc

                                               photo credit: T.Kiya via photopin cc

Did you know there are all kinds of teas you can use for your hair as a herbal rinse or spray, depending on the benefits you want to get and your hair needs? I of course have 2 favorites: hibiscus and green tea.

What are Tea Rinses/Sprays?

Basically it is brewed tea that you either pour over your hair or spray onto your hair (once it is at room temperature). Some might choose to rinse the tea out later while others let it dry on their hair. I do both depending on which of the two teas I am using (rinse) hibiscus tea (leave on) green tea.

*While teas are excellent for your hair, too much of a good thing can be bad therefore if this is new to your routine and hair I recommend rinsing out the tea. The information provided is for educational purposes only. I am not a doctor nor a medical professional therefore, please consult with your personal doctor or a medical professional before starting anything new and if you are pregnant always consult your personal doctor or medical professional. 

Some of the benefits you can get from using tea rinses are:

  • Circulation in the scalp
  • Stimulation of the hair follicle – leading to hair growth
  • Easing scalp irritations
  • Clearing up dandruff, itchy or flaky scalps
  • Reducing excessive hair shedding
  • Reducing breakage – by strengthening the hair
  • Cleansing the scalp & hair
  • Increasing hair manageability
  • Restoring luster, body and bounce
  • Conditioning the hair

Herbal Tea Options

  • Black Tea – Reduces hair loss and shedding, adds sheen, naturally darkens the hair, provides softness and manageability.
  • Calendula – Nourishes the scalp, helps elevate scalp irritations due to its anti-fungal properties and brightens blond hair.
  • Chamomile – soothes an irritated/itchy/sore scalp, known to help with dandruff, provides sheen to the hair and relieves stress. It brightens blonde hair and brings out blonde highlights on light brown hair.
  • Green Tea – Helps to combat hair loss, soothes the scalp, aids with scalp irritations, darkens the hair, provides the hair with strength and reduces breakage.
  • Hibiscus – Provides shine, conditions the hair, has astringent qualities, reduces hair shedding and breakage and provides a deep red/purple tone which appears as an undertone in dark hair and is more visible in light/blond/bleached hair.
  • Linden Flower – provides strength to weak hair, aids in hair growth, conditions dry & brittle hair and provides circulation to the scalp.
  • Sage –  invigorates and cleanses the hair and scalp, known to help reduces excessive hair shedding and hair loss.

I will have two separate posts for my favorite tea rinses next!

Do you use tea rinses/sprays for your hair? If so which are your favorite, I would love to hear from you!