So, you’ve probably been sipping green tea for a while due to its antioxidant health benefits. We’ve done our research and know that not only does green tea do on the inside, but the benefits of green tea, when used on hair, are pretty fantastic too.
First, let’s talk about what makes green tea such a healthy option. Green tea is loaded with EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-), powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols. Antioxidants protect against free radicals, rogue molecules that cause oxidative stress in the body, leading to potential cell damage. This cell damage can result in things like premature aging of the skin and hair, and even some disease.
Both green and black tea come from the Camellia sinensis tea plant. While black tea is allowed to dry after picking and then left to oxidize, green tea is steamed and dried directly after harvest. This gentle results in higher antioxidant levels in green tea than black tea.
Many experts recommend drinking three to four cups of green tea each day to reap the health benefits it offers. Green tea contains around 35 mg of caffeine in an eight-ounce cup (coffee clocks in at 100 mg) so keep this in mind if you are sensitive to caffeinated beverages. Of course, we recommend drinking organic green tea to reduce toxins that may be hiding in conventionally produced tea.
Hair Benefits of Green Tea
Now, what about those green tea benefits for hair? Studies link green tea to a visible boost in hair growth and healthy hair. A study from Seoul National University showed topical use of green tea stimulates human hair growth due to its super-high concentrations of EGCG. Green tea also contains Panthenol, which strengthens hair and prevents split ends.
That caffeine content we talked about? It’s actually good for hair. A study done on the effects of caffeine on androgenetic alopecia, a hereditary and androgen-dependent thinning of the hair that affects both men and women, found that the buzz-inducing substance stimulates and promotes hair growth.
We use Organic Green Tea in our Coconut Oil Hair Mask for all of the reasons above. As with all ingredients used in our hair mask, our Green Tea is Certified Organic. Our lovely users report an increase in hair growth, their hair feels stronger and healthier, and strands are smoother and shinier. If you are experiencing hair loss, thinning hair, or feel you are seeing more hair in your shower drain lately, use our hair twice weekly to make your hair feel thicker and healthier.
Don’t miss out on the goodness of green tea benefits for hair. Make yourself a cup of organic warm-up and apply ST. TROPICA Coconut Oil Hair Mask with Organic Green Tea put your feet up, and prepare for hair that looks and feels amazing!
Bonus Tip: Green tea is good for your skin too! Try mixing a tablespoon of matcha powder into a dollop of ST. TROPICA's Beauty Coco, then apply as a face mask to make skin feel super soft, calm and look absolutely radiant.
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