Benefits of Green Tea for your Hair

What is Green Tea?

Green tea is obtained from the leaves of Camellia sinensis. Although originated in China, green tea is now grown in different parts of the world. It is has been used both as a beverage and in folk medicine for thousands of years.

Green tea extract is obtained from the processed leaves of the plant.

It contains such compounds as polyphenols and flavonoids. Green tea has a higher percentage of flavonoids than foods and drinks such as vegetables, fruits and wines known to have rich stores of the phytochemical.

Flavonoids are responsible for some of the health benefits of green teas such as its antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties.

Like with many natural products and hair loss herbs, research has shown that green tea is popular in the treatment of hair loss.
There are other factors that could contribute to hair loss prevention and hair regrowth as it relates to green tea.

Green tea can help contribute to both circulating hormones and blood flow within the body. Both of these factors contribute to help the body have improved overall health. A healthy body and scalp results in healthier hair follicle stimulation as well as hair growth.Green tea also helps stimulate testosterone and prevent it from being converted to DHT. DHT is a large part of what is responsible for hair loss. The more regulated the healthy levels of testosterone the less likely the formation of damaging DHT levels.
Green tea is reportedly a natural DHT blocker and does so without any harmful side effects. In other words, if green tea works for you with your hair loss concerns, you are not going to be subjected to the harmful side effects you could potentially experience from prescriptions or over-the-counter treatments.

Green tea is also believed to be a natural method that can encourage hair regrowth and improve the health and thickness of the regrown hair. Those who want to have shiny, healthy hair should also include green tea as part of their daily regimen.
What really stimulates hair growth from green tea is the EGCG, which is an extremely potent antioxidant. In addition, the ingredients in green tea help to strengthen hair so that when it does regrow, it should be stronger and healthier than what it was before.

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