New evidence suggests caffeine is a natural aid to reducing hair loss and stimulating hair growth. While more research needs to be done to confirm the effects, the testimonials and reviews looks promising.
Let’s explore how and why caffeine may help those experiencing hair loss.
Caffeine is a stimulant. Most commonly, its consumed as a drink, like through coffee or black tea. It can also be taken as a supplement.
When taken internally, caffeine boosts energy, halts hunger, improves mood, and keeps you awake. It does this by boosting your metabolism. Metabolism is a cellular process in which cells are excited and get to work. In laymen’s terms, caffeine stimulates your nervous system, promoting an active and engaged body and mind.
When applied externally, like to the skin or scalp, caffeine helps rejuvenate and liven skin cells. This rejuvenation of the skin cells comes from the ingredient’s natural stimulant properties. Many people report a fresh, tingly sensation after using skin or hair products with caffeine.
Caffeine to reduce hair loss and promote hair growth.
Early research shows that caffeine can help to extend the life cycle of your hair, which means more and longer hair growth. This is believed to be due to the metabolic effect caffeine has on our cells.
One theory is that cellular stimulation counteracts the miniaturization of the hair follicle. Another is that caffeine counteracts the negative effects of testosterone on the hair follicle which causes hair loss.
Many individuals state that short-term, their hair feels stronger, healthier, and shinier after applying the caffeine stimulant. Long-term benefits include increased hair length and increased hair growth density across the scalp.
While caffeine is sounding to be like a great natural method to promote hair growth and halt hair loss, you shouldn’t expect a miracle. If you’ve been experiencing hair loss for some time, introducing a caffeine-boosted shampoo isn’t going to reverse your past years of hair loss. Remember that once a hair follicle has died, there is no bringing it back to life.