Caffeine does wake people up but does caffeine wake up hair? In other words, can caffeine prevent hair loss whilst promoting healthy hair and new hair growth?
The Effectiveness of Caffeine Associated with Hair Loss
Research conducted has shown that caffeine can help in the fight against hair loss. These studies have shown that high concentrations of caffeine in the body lower the concentrations of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This is an important factor which contributes to hereditary hair loss.
Drinking lots of coffee is however not the solution. In order to achieve a sufficient concentration of caffeine in the body, one would need to drink 70 cups of coffee per day. This is why researchers have tested whether caffeine in shampoo and conditioners would be an effective treatment. The conclusion was positive, caffeine in shampoo / conditioners is absorbed by the hair follicle. The hair follicles can retain enough caffeine to remain active for no more than 24 hours. In addition to fighting off the effects of testosterone and blocking DHT to prevent further hair loss, caffeine shampoo and associated products can also stimulate hair growth.
Shampoos and Conditioners containing Caffeine
There are many shampoos containing caffeine that claim to reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth. Caffeine indeed stimulates hair growth, however in most shampoos and conditioners on the market today, the amount of caffeine is so low that the products will have no effect on preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth. The hair loss and hair growth stimulating products that we offer at Hair Regrowth Australia contain a high concentration of caffeine in their formulas.