Tea or coffee, and your hair
Tea or coffee? Do you know tea can be useful for your hair?
Tea, coffee or chocolate ?
The truth is they are all the same if you just think of the caféine and teeth stains! Common belief is tea is generally better for health than coffee! Well, that’s not true, it really depends on which tea and if it’s suitable to the person’s specific health requirements or not. For example, tea can be more concentrated in caféine, if you want to relax and sleep at night, drinking “real” tea wouldn’t be a good idea! However drinking some herbal tea with chamomile, hawthorn and thyme etc do help relax and fall asleep more easily! But herbal tea isn’t really tea!
Tea is the plant called Camellia sinensis, which is a species of evergreen shrubs or small trees in the flowering plant family Theaceae whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce tea. Common names include "tea plant", "tea shrub", and "tea tree". But “tea tree oil” is from a plant called Melaleuca alternifolia, or Leptospermum scoparium in New Zealand.
According to different degree of treatment, fermentation, etc., tea(camélia sinensis) is generally classified as the following:
Black tea generally has about 40 to 70 milligrams of caffeine per eight ounce serving while coffee has about 95 to 200 milligrams.
The caffeine content in green tea falls mid-range with 35 to 45 milligrams per eight ounce serving. While it is definitely less than black tea, it is still higher than other types of tea
This type of tea has the least amount of caffeine out of all teas with only 15 to 30 milligrams per eight ounce serving. White tea is known to be one of the most delicate tea varieties because it is the least processed
Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea that offers a diverse flavor, body, and complexity. caffeine content is in between the amount in black tea and green tea with 37 to 55 milligrams per eight ounce serving.
Again, there’s my big favorite, Herbal Tea
There’s a whole variety of plants that are used to make Herbal teas and they have medicinal or nutritional benefits just as many! chamomile for calm and relaxing , ginger for stimulation and mint for digestion, Rosemary for memory, etc and they contain no caffeine at all. However These herbal teas have nothing to do with the camellia sinensis plant. They are made out of dried flowers, leaves, seeds, or roots of all types of plants
Here’s one good use for anyone who still wants to have hair or keep gray hair at bay! I don’t guarantee it’ll be as effective as you go through our plastic surgeon’s hands and get hair implants, but it’s a much sweeter way to prevent alopecia or have less gray hair, etc
It’s said that tea can prove to be a great method to cover gray hair and restore the color of its natural colors, if you have darker shades of hair, use black tea, light colors can go for chamomile herbal tea, as chamomile is well-known to make blonde hair more blonde! For red hair shades can use rooibos herbal tea!
The method is not very complicated, instead of drinking it, you can let your hair drink it!
Once a week, dip 3–5 tea bags in 2 cups of boiling water and apply it on wet and clean hair when it’s cooled down. Leave it on for at least an hour, the longer you leave it on, the better!
Then, just as herbal teas, coffee is from another plant, coffee beans and cocoa beans for chocolate both contain caféine just as camélia sinensis
Caffeine is an alkaloid found not only in coffee beans but in some 60 plant species, of which cocoa beans, kola nuts, tea leaves, even though coffee beans are the most well-known. Other natural sources of caffeine include yerba maté, guarana berries, guayusa, and the yaupon holly1. Caffeine is added to many popular soft drinks, and is also a component of a number of pharmacological preparations and over-the-counter medicines including analgesics, diet-aids, and cold/flu remedies.
Coffea canephora (robusta) is known to contain more caffeine than Coffea Arabica (arabica)1-3. However, as a basic guideline an average sized cup of soluble coffee contains approximately 65mg caffeine, whilst a cup of roast and ground coffee contains around 85mg. A 30ml espresso cup contains around 50-60mg caffeine. Finally, a can of cola or a cup of tea contains 25-45mg caffeine. Tea actually contains more caffeine than coffee on a dry weight basis. Decaffeinated coffee generally provides less than 3mg caffeine per cup. Cocoa and chocolate contain much smaller amounts of caffeine.
So what’s your favorite? Tea, coffee or chocolate? I love all of them even though these days I stick to thyme tisane, occasionally mint mixed with green tea