Chinese Tea for Hair Growth (Why and How)

China has thousands of years of tea culture. It must be reasonable for tea to have such a long history. Drinking tea appropriately and absorbing the nutrients in the tea such as tea polyphenols, amino acids, and vitamins are not only beneficial to hair growth and hair care but also good for anti-aging.

The essence of bad hair growth is that it loses faster than it grows. We should know why the hair loses and how to treat it.

1. Causes of hair loss

  • Neurological alopecia: hair loss often increases when mental stress is too high. Under the action of mental stress, the arrector pili muscle contracted, the hair become upright, and the hair follicles are undernourished, which results in the inhibition of hair and makes hair lost.
  • Endocrine alopecia: hair growth is affected by a variety of endocrine hormones, so when an endocrine abnormality occurs, it often
    causes hair loss diseases, such as postpartum and menopausal hair loss.
  • Nutritional alopecia: hair is an external manifestation of physical condition. Malnutrition and abnormal metabolism of the body can cause changes of hair texture and color, and severe malnutrition can even lead to hair loss.
  • Chemical alopecia: chemical factors can cause hair color to change and even hair loss.
  • Symptomatic alopecia: hair loss can be associated with some systemic or local diseases.
  • Seasonal alopecia: generally, it is easy to lose hair in summer, because the high temperature in summer leads to expansion of the pores, and it is not easy to lose hair in autumn and winter because the temperature drops and the pores close during this period.
  • Seborrheic alopecia: excessive fat overflow in the scalp and cause the scalp oily and damp, which makes hair loss.

2. How Chinese tea help with hair growth and hair care

1. Tea can supplement nutrients and microelements

Chinese tea contains more than 500 kinds of chemical components, more than 450 kinds of organic components, including polyphenols, quercetin, kaempferol, and other rare nutrients, as well as B vitamins, vitamin A, C, E, K, microelements, and carotenoids for hair growth. It can help treat nutritional alopecia.

If you have an insufficient intake of fruits and vegetables, you may want to have a cup of tea every day to complement the nutrients.

2. Tea can help reduce the oily sense

The ingredients of the volatile oil in the tea promote the decomposition of oil and help with digestion, and the tea itself is a light diet, which is beneficial to the seborrheic alopecia with severe hair oil.

3. Tea can strengthen the hair

Tea polyphenols in tea have the function of antioxidant and scavenging free radicals. This anti-aging ingredient can enhance cell activity and inhibit the rate of cell degeneration, thus slowing down the softening and thinning of hair and making it stronger.

4. Tea can speed up hair growth

Tea can promote blood circulation, which means nutrients can reach the head quickly and the wastes and toxins can be eliminated from the body quickly. It is good for hair growth.

5. Tea can regulate mood

Chinese tea ceremony advocates that human should be close to nature. So choosing a quiet and elegant environment for drinking tea may regulate mood. A good mood will help the body keep healthy and relieve pressure.

3. What Chinese tea is good for hair growth and hair care

1. Oolong tea

Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea. It contains a lot of iron and calcium elements, and hair growth is very much in need of those elements.

Besides, oolong tea also has digestive enzymes, which have the effect of decomposing fat and alleviate the phenomenon of strong oil secretion.

2. Green tea

Green tea is also a traditional Chinese tea and is an unfermented tea that is the closest to nature.

Green tea helps to reduce sebum secretion, improve the blood supply of hair follicles, promote hair regeneration, prevent hair aging, thus delaying the process of hair follicle atrophy and reducing hair loss.

Green tea has an effect on preventing seborrheic alopecia.

3. He Shou Wu tea

He Shou Wu (Fo-Ti) is a famous traditional Chinese medicine and have good effects of treating hair loss and blackening hair.

He Shou Wu has some toxic and side effects. So should take in a small amount and choose the specially processed He Shou Wu.

Making He Shou Wu tea: cut the He Shou Wu into small pieces, put them into a cup, pour boiling water, and brew it for 5-10 minutes.

He Shou Wu tea tastes a little bitter, so you can add some sugar or honey.

4. Black sesame walnut tea

Black sesame contains a variety of nutrients necessary for hair growth, such as some amino acids, which can interact with vitamin E and vitamin B1 and also accelerate the metabolism of the body. These are conducive to the growth of hair.

Walnut is rich in nutrients, not only rich in protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins, but also essential calcium, phosphorus, iron, and other microelements.

Regular consumption of walnuts has the effect of preventing premature whitening and losing of hair.

Making sesame walnut tea: crush black sesame and walnut, put them with some sugar into a cup, pour boiling water and mix them.