Now tea rinses can be done with green tea or black tea. I decided to use black. (Because I don't mind my hair being stained, in kind of welcomed it)
1 tea bag makes about 8 ounces so I boiled 3 cups of water and used 3 tea bags.
I boiled for about 5 minutes, removed tea bags and let cool for about 20.
I put half of the tea in an applicator bottle... and half in a cup.
Next I hopped in the shower... thoroughly rinsed my hair (I didn't wash or co-wash) to get any of the excess product off my hair.
Then I used the applicator bottle and got the tea on my scalp really good.
After doing that.. I poured the rest of the tea from the applicator in the cup and then poured the rest from the cup onto the remainder of my hair.
I put a plastic cap on a let process with no heat for 30 minutes.
Out of habit, after 30 minutes.. I hopped in the shower to rinse the tea out of my hair (like I would my conditioner)... realizing what I was doing.. I quickly stopped, leaving a good bit of the tea still in my hair... (I did this because most recommendations I've seen say to apply your conditioner on TOP of the tea.. but I have seen some that say you can completely rinse the tea out first... it's totally up to you)
I'm currently deep conditioning for 30 minutes.
I'm not sure how my hair will turn out... I do know that I didn't see much, if any staining of my hair. This may just be the amount of tea I used (I saw suggestions from 3 all the way to 10 tea bags)
Black tea rinses (tea rinses in general) are said to promote thicker hair and most importantly LESS SHEDDING.
You can do it anywhere from 1-3x a week.
I'm going to see how my hair looks and feels after it dries... and then give it another shot on Saturday on dry hair and with more tea.
I will keep you guys posted :)