How to use peppermint tea for hair growth and shine

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Peppermint tea is one of the easiest ways to add herbs to your hair care routine (without having to make complicated homemade herbal products). So, in this article we are going to see How to use mint tea for hairincluding

  • the benefits.
  • how to prepare tea
  • the two ways you can add it to your natural hair care routine.


Here is a simple recipe to use when making peppermint tea for hair.


  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of dried mint leaves (or 3 to 4 mint tea bags)
  • 4 cups of hot water (not boiling)
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon raw honey or glycerin (add moisturizing properties)


1. Put the mint leaves in hot water.

2. Cover the tea and let the mint leaves steep until the water cools.

3. Remove the tea leaves. You are now ready to use the tea as described below.

NOTE: there is no standard recipe for tea rinses. So feel free to experiment and change the amount of mint you use.

1. As a hair rinse

Once you have prepared the mint tea and it has cooled, remove the tea bags/leaves. Then pour the tea into a plastic container or spouted applicator bottle.

You are now ready for your rinse. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • The best time to do a full mint tea rinse is on wash day.
  • The tea rinse should be the last step after you have washed and conditioned your hair.
  • If you are using a bowl, shumble Pour the tea over your head, massaging it into your scalp as you pour. Pouring it slowly will ensure that you cover every inch of your head.
  • If you are using an applicator bottle, apply the tea directly to the scalp and massage.
  • You can let the tea absorb for 15 minutes and then rinse it out. Or you can leave it and continue with your hair care routine.

2. As a hairspray

To use peppermint tea as a spray, simply pour the chilled tea into a spray bottle.

Then spray the tea on your scalp:

  • After shampoo and conditioner.
  • Daily as a cooling spray for the scalp.

You can also spray the tea on the strands of your hair. This can be particularly useful as a quick refresher for kinky/curly hair.


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1. It can increase blood flow to the scalp

Mint contains menthol, a compound that acts as a vasodilator (source). Simply put, vasodilators are compounds that dilate or open up blood vessels.

This means that there is more blood flowing to the scalp.

And since blood carries nutrients, regular use of peppermint tea can help promote hair growth.

2. Anti-inflammatory

Menthol, which is the main active compound in peppermint, imparts a cooling, tingling sensation that is very soothing to an inflamed scalp.

In fact, peppermint is sometimes used as a natural remedy for itchiness, dandruff, and other inflammatory scalp conditions.

3. Antimicrobial and antifungal

When it comes to fighting fungus and other microbes, the star ingredient in mint and responsible for this is, once again, menthol!

So whether you’re battling seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff, peppermint is a natural remedy that can bring you relief.


Can you leave peppermint tea in your hair?

Like many tea rinses, you can use mint tea without a rinse. Simply apply the tea to your scalp after shampooing and conditioning. Alternatively, you can also use the tea as a spray to refresh your hair between wash days.


Peppermint tea is just one of the many teas that you can use for your hair. You can also use herbs such as hibiscus, rosemary, nettle, and regular green or black tea.

To learn more about all the amazing options available to you, be sure to check out this guide on tea rinses for hair growth.

Also, remember that peppermint tea is not as concentrated as peppermint oil or an herbal infused oil.

So if you’re looking for stronger hair growth remedies, be sure to read these additional resources:

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