Is anyone else going through problems like hair loss or perhaps excessive dandruff and an itchy scalp?
It is proven that Matcha Green Tea provides a wide range of health and beauty benefits which will answer your problems!
My recent blog post explored how Matcha can help with issues like graying hair and split ends but this one will focus on Matcha benefits with other different kinds of issues such as hair loss, dandruff and an itchy scalp. I am also sharing a simple matcha scalp massage oil recipe that can help get your hair looking and feeling more beautiful and healthy!
Why Matcha Green Tea for Hair?
Matcha is abundant in antioxidants and have a healthful compound composition which have amazing benefits for your skin, hair and overall health (2). It’s no wonder that Matcha has become a popular ingredient for many beauty and healthcare related products.
The Benefits of sipping Matcha regularly
Healthy Beautiful Hair!
Your hair can feel dry, dull, and unclean due to pollution, airborne dust, intense workouts, and skipping hair wash days. To maintain your hair’s freshness and pleasant scent, it’s crucial to have a thorough hair care regimen. Matcha is an excellent option for achieving these goals and much more (3).
Improved nutrient delivery for nutrient filled hair!
Fortunately, consuming matcha green tea can potentially enhance the oxygen and nutrient supply to your scalp, leading to healthier, more luxurious hair that is packed with nutrients! (2)
According to a 12-week study that involved 15 participants taking green tea extract, there was a 29% increase in blood flow and oxygen delivery. Another research group in the same study also discovered that individuals who consumed at least four cups of green tea within the same duration experienced substantial improvements in skin and hair hydration (2).
Helps with reducing hair loss!
Are you anxious your falling out? Rest assured that you’re not the only one!
Incorporating matcha into your diet may be worth considering as a solution for hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia, also referred to as hormonal hair loss, affects approximately “49% of women” (1) and 50% of men in Australia (5).
Researchers have found that daily use of Matcha green tea can reduce hair loss and improve the overall texture of your hair. Full of amazing antioxidants such as EGCG, Matcha could naturally lower your dihydrotestosterone levels, which is an important indication of hair loss (2).
Prevents excessive Dandruff and Itchy Scalp!
Sick of dandruff and your scalp feeling itchy? Matcha may be your answer!
Matcha green tea has been proven to help with keeping a healthy and clean scalp. This is evident through the caffeine content found in matcha, as it enables further blood flow towards the hair follicles (2).
No more itchy scalp with Matcha
How to achieve healthier hair with Matcha
Incorporate Matcha green tea into your daily routine by drinking Matcha daily (ideally 2 teaspoons) and use matcha haircare products to apply topically on your hair (4). You can also make your own matcha scalp massage oil using the easy recipe provided below!
Scalp Massage Oil Recipe
3 tsp organic ceremonial grade matcha
3 TBSP organic coconuts oil – you can also use organic extra virgin olive oil or extra virgin sesame oil (not roasted one)
- Place the matcha in a bowl then add the oil slowly to mix
** it is also nice to add some sea salt!
Apply the mixture to your scalp and massage then leave on for 10-15 minutes.
Follow with a water rinse, shampoo, and condition.
Japanese organic ceremonial grade matcha for maximum result
Let’s take advantage of the amazing benefits that ceremonial grade Matcha has to offer!
Opt for organic ceremonial grade Matcha sourced from Japan
For optimal health and beauty advantages of Matcha, it’s essential to use organic, ceremonial-grade matcha of high quality.
Traditionally, Matcha referred to ceremonial grade matcha; however, due to the growing worldwide demand for matcha, the quality of matcha products has diminished. It has become simpler to sell non-ceremonial grade matcha for profit, leading to the presence of many matcha products in the market that are simply powdered regular green tea of are of a lower grade. This can result in fewer nutrients and antioxidants present in the matcha.
Green tea leaves, including Matcha, are some of the most heavily sprayed crops. Additionally, the pesticides used in Japan are prohibited in other countries due to their potential hazards.
Why Matcha from Japan?
One might consider opting for Matcha from other countries if Japan uses excessive pesticides. However, it’s worth noting that Japan process tea differently by steaming freshly harvested leaves immediately, which helps to preserve its brighter colour and antioxidant content. Low quality matcha exhibits a dull green or brownish-yellow colour, indicating a lower nutritional value, and has an excessively bitter and unpleasant aftertaste.
Therefore, if you’re seeking the highest level of antioxidant compounds that significantly contribute to health and beauty benefits, Japanese matcha is highly recommended.
Let’s enjoy matcha for our healthier hair!
Looking to purchase top-notch matcha that guarantees both maximum nutrients and exquisite flavour? Please click HERE to purchase my high quality organic ceremonial grade matcha.
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- Heinrich, U., Moore, C. E., De Spirt, S., Tronnier, H., & Stahl, W. (2011). Green Tea Polyphenols Provide Photoprotection, Increase Microcirculation, and Modulate Skin Properties of Women.Journal of Nutrition, 141(6), 1202–1208. https://doi.org/10.3945/jn.110.136465
- Kim, Y. Y., Up No, S., Kim, M. H., Kim, H. S., Kang, H., Kim, H. O., & Park, Y. M. (2011). Effects of topical application of EGCG on testosterone-induced hair loss in a mouse model. Experimental Dermatology, 20(12), 1015–1017. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0625.2011.01353.x
- 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
- Rathnayake, D., & Sinclair, R. (2010). Male androgenetic alopecia.Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, 11(8), 1295–1304. https://doi.org/10.1517/14656561003752730
- Sivanesan, I., Gopal, J., Muthu, M., Chun, S., & Oh, J. W. (2021). Retrospecting the Antioxidant Activity of Japanese Matcha Green Tea–Lack of Enthusiasm? Applied Sciences, 11(11), 5087. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11115087
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