Annoyed with grey hair? Want to have healthy hair and say goodbye to split ends?
Did you know that Matcha might help with these hair problems?
Most of us love to have healthy hair, but as we grow older, having healthy hair is getting difficult.
First hair cut in my 50s! Thankfully not too many grey hairs yet!
Healthy hair! How?
I only go to my hairdresser twice a year and instead of getting expensive hair treatments, I spend money on quality nourishing foods for amazing benefits to my hair and health.
My hairdresser recently praised me for having a double halo which only happens with natural healthy hair (he told me artificial treatment like silicon only gives a single halo effect).
I thought my diet filled with seaweed contribute to this but my daily consumption of matcha (at least 2 teaspoons of matcha powder) might also be the reason!
Matcha is known for its significant health benefits including fighting heart diseases, providing anti-aging properties, weight loss and the list goes on. However, the benefits of matcha in hair shows how truly amazing this ingredient is!
Wondering why Matcha green tea has boomed in the beauty and hair care industry? Continue reading this blog to find out the specifics into why matcha is beneficial for your hair and how you can achieve this through drinking matcha or applying it topically – I am sharing an easy matcha hair mask recipe too!
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a finely ground powder made from high quality whole green tea leaves and is highly concentrated compared to regular green tea as it is grown and produced in a very different way.
How does Matcha work for Hair?
According to a study, the compounds and many nutrients found in Matcha green tea is beneficial for promoting the overall health of your hair and protecting it from ultraviolet (UV) hair damage. (2)
The Benefits of sipping Matcha regularly
Thicker, stronger and healthier hair!
Do you have dull, dry unhealthy hair? Perhaps try Matcha.
The secret to luscious hair using Matcha is thanks to its compound called EGCG. Our hair is mainly formed from a protein called Keratin. Researchers have discovered that the EGCG in Matcha binds to the keratin in our hair which results in “thicker, stronger and healthier hair”. (5)
Prevents early graying of hair!
Worried about your hair turning grey?
According to studies, deficiency of vitamin B-6, B-12, biotin, and Vitamin E may be contributing factors to graying hair. But daily consumption and application of Matcha green tea can delay the process of grey hair. (3)
Gets rid of split ends!
Did you know that Matcha could help with your seemingly never-ending cycle of split ends?
The nutrients and antioxidants in Matcha strengthen your hair and reduces split ends. In particular, research has shown that the active ingredient of panthenol (Vitamin B) in Matcha is significant for treating split ends and helping with adding moisture to your hair. (1) (4)
Say goodbye to split ends with Matcha
Want to know how to use Matcha for healthier hair?
Drink Matcha every day and apply it topically on your hair through matcha green tea haircare supplies (4). Want to make your own matcha hair mask? Try the matcha hair mask recipe below. If you want to make it super simple, just use two ingredients of matcha and avocado. It still does the job!
Hair Mask Recipe
- 2 tsp organic ceremonial grade matcha
- 1/2 large ripe avocado
- 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
- 1 TBSP organic oil – coconuts, extra virgin olive oil or extra virgin sesame oil ( not roasted one)
- Mash or blend all the ingredients together until smooth
- Massage your mixture into your dry hair and scalp, taking a few handfuls at a time and distributing it evenly from root to tip.
- You can then take a scrunchie (you don’t mind getting a little dirty) to tie up your hair or even wrap it in a towel. Leave on the mask for at least 30 minutes.
- Follow with a water rinse, shampoo, and condition.
** If you are like me and sensitive to caffeine, please apply this mask in the morning not night time. Since I could not sleep when I applied the matcha mask at night…
I like doing matcha facial and hair treatment in the morning of my day off.
Japanese organic ceremonial grade matcha for maximum result
Let’s maximise Matcha’s great source of antioxidants and nutrients!
Use Organic ceremonial grade Matcha from Japan
To receive maximum health and beauty benefits from matcha, we need to use high quality
organic and ceremonial grade matcha.
Matcha traditionally meant ceremonial grade matcha, however due to the increasing surge of global demand in matcha, the quality in matcha produce is declining as it is easier to sell non-ceremonial grade matcha for profit. For this reason, there are quite a few matcha on the market which are just ground regular green tea or aren’t ceremonial grade, meaning less nutrients and antioxidants compounds.
Green tea leaves including matcha, is one of the highest sprayed crop. What’s even worse is that the pesticides used in Japan are banned in other countries as it is no so safe.
Why product of Japan?
Well, if Japan use too much pesticide, isn’t it better to use matcha from other countries?
In Japan, we process tea differently. Freshly picked tea leaves are steamed immediately to keep its bright colour and antioxidants. Therefore, if you want to have the highest antioxidant compounds that significantly contribute to health and beauty benefits, Japanese Matcha is a strong recommendation.
Let’s enjoy matcha for our healthier hair!
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- Almohanna, H. M., Ahmed, A. A., Tsatalis, J. P., & Tosti, A. (2018). The Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Hair Loss: A Review. Dermatology and Therapy, 9(1), 51–70. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13555-018-0278-6
- Davis, S. D., Marsh, J. M., Kelly, C. R., Li, L., Tansky, C. S., Fang, R., & Simmonds, M. S. J. (2021). Protection of hair from damage induced by ultraviolet irradiation using tea (Camellia sinensis ) extracts. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 21(5), 2246–2254. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocd.14387
- Koch, Zagórska, Marzec, & Kukula-Koch. (2019). Applications of Tea (Camellia sinensis) and its Active Constituents in Cosmetics. Molecules, 24(23), 4277. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24234277
- Kwon, O., Han, J., Yoo, H., Chung, J., Cho, K., Eun, H., & Kim, K. (2007). Human hair growth enhancement in vitro by green tea epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Phytomedicine, 14(7–8), 551–555. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phymed.2006.09.009
- Marzinek, J. K., Lian, G., Mantalaris, A., Pistikopoulos, E. N., Zhao, Y., Han, L., Chen, L., Bond, P. J., & Noro, M. G. (2013). Molecular and thermodynamic basis for EGCG-Keratin interaction-part I: Molecular dynamics simulations. Aiche Journal, 59(12), 4816–4823. https://doi.org/10.1002/aic.14220
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