The caffeine in coffee is the tried and tested substance to jump-start the day. The caffeine in coffee keeps us awake, alert, and active whenever a little more energy is needed. It also boosts hair growth by stimulating the hair roots. Hair care products with caffeine also strengthen hair and make it more manageable.
Caffeine-containing Hair Products Energize the Hair Roots
Many men face early hair loss due to the effects of the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which acts on susceptible hair follicles. As a result, these follicles get smaller and smaller and finally disappear (common baldness). This process is called ‘miniaturisation of the hair follicles’, which also influences the growth phases of hair. Caffeine penetrates into the hair roots and stimulates them. It also stimulates the root glands in the scalps of women and triggers stronger hair growth. This is beneficial for shiny, healthy hair but may mean those with colored hair will require a root touch-up.
How to Use Caffeine-Containing Hair Care Products
Be sure to allow the caffeine-containing shampoo to stay on the scalp for at least two minutes. It takes a while for the caffeine to penetrate to the hair roots and show an effect.
We recommend the regular use of caffeine-containing hair care products because caffeine is degraded in the scalp within about 24 hours.