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Yes, Caffeine Can Help Grow Hair!
by Christine Steele
Starting your morning out sipping a good cup of coffee is a great way to kick your day into high gear. The caffeine helps perk you up and makes you more alert.
But did you know that the caffeine in coffee can also stimulate hair growth?
Hair loss occurs as we age, and affects both men and women, but studies have shown that applying coffee topically to the scalp can help stop hair loss and promote regrowth.
If you are experiencing thinning hair, consider using caffeine for hair loss.
Since caffeine is a stimulant that helps wake you up, it can also help stimulate your hair to grow by increasing blood circulation to the hair follicles, which helps hair grow faster and stronger.
The caffeine also blocks the effects of DHT, a hormone that can damage hair follicles and lead to baldness in both men and women.
According to the study, the caffeine in coffee helped make the hair shaft longer, which resulted in longer, wider roots. It also noted that the caffeine prolonged what is called “anagen duration” which is the hair growth stage—proving that caffeine and hair growth go hand-in-hand.
Caffeine for Balding Men
The proof is in the results. In several studies and experiments with balding men conducted over a period of several months, the topical use of caffeine helped slow down their hair loss.
One study involving 14 men aged 20 to 45 showed that their hair follicles treated with caffeine grew 33 to 39% longer than follicles not treated with caffeine.
In another study, a group of 40 men used a caffeine-based hair lotion for four months. At the end of that time, 83% of the men showed a decrease in hair loss.
Other Benefits of Coffee on Your Hair
Promotes Soft & Shiny Locks—Treat dull, brittle locks with a coffee rinse. Coffee contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants that promote hair regeneration. The coffee smooths your hair shaft, which helps prevent the frizzies, and leaves your locks with a natural sheen.
Fights the Gray Naturally—If you have darker hair, a rich espresso rinse can stain those gray strands and help them blend in with your hair more naturally.
Detoxifies & Exfoliates Your Scalp—Coffee’s acidic properties can detoxify and rebalance the pH of your hair and scalp. A homemade scrub or mask made with coffee grounds or coffee powder can also help remove dead skin cells and product buildup.
Detangles—Got the tangles? A spritz of coffee will soften and smooth the hair shaft, and make detangling a breeze.