Coffee for Hair: Can Caffeine Help My Hair Grow?
Caffeine wakes most people up but can it actually wake up your hair? In other words, can caffeine even add thickness and fullness to those locks? World-renowned hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Yazdan, added the caffeine bean to his list of active ingredients found in GroMD because it absolutely works.
Hair is a good indicator of our overall health and is often the first part of the body to show signs of possible nutritional deficiency, ill health or more commonly, the aging process! Hair loss and thinning hair are almost inevitable at some point in all our lives. Once many men and women hit their early to mid-twenties, the diameter of our individual hairs naturally start to decrease. This changes the texture and body of our hair so that by time we hit 40, most of us will have fine hair with less body. Meanwhile, more follicles stay in their resting, non-growth phase, so less hair grows and progressively thins.
“Too much caffeine is not good for you for a number of distinct reasons, but hair loss isn’t one of them. Topical caffeine invigorates and energizes the scalp which reduces hair loss and promotes hair growth,” explains Dr. Yazdan.
How can caffeine help my hair?
First, caffeine relaxes muscle fibers surrounding the hair follicles to reduce scalp tension and improve circulation to deliver more oxygen, vitamins, minerals and proteins essential for optimal hair growth. Second, and most importantly, topical caffeine inhibits an enzyme called 5-a-reductase, which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) within the scalps hair follicles. DHT is the #1 reason we suffer from hair loss as it latches itself onto the hair follicles and suffocating them which prevents the vitamins, proteins and minerals from providing the hair with essential nutrients needed to keep the hair growth cycle bustling. This leads to thinning hair in both men and women with male and female-pattern baldness. Caffeine counteracts your DHT-induced miniaturization.
Caffeine causes our cells to produce more ATP, the energy of our biological cells. More ATP production helps the hair follicle stay in its active growing phase, which means your hair continues to grow rather than breaking or thinning.
How to use caffeine for optimal effectiveness?
According to a recent study done by the NCBI, follicular penetration of caffeine on topical application in a shampoo formula for at least 2 minutes (we recommend up to 5) showed that penetration via the hair follicles is the fastest and most effective route for drug delivery - making GroMD’s Hair Loss Prevention shampoo a reliable way to penetrate directly at the source–your scalp!
Unfortunately, drinking coffee won’t help your hair grow. Only topical application can do that. Using caffeine in haircare is an effortless way to slow down the hair aging process.
Using a shampoo enriched with caffeine is invaluable when your hair starts to thin. Give your hair the energy it needs with GroMD.