5 Reasons Why Caffeine Is Great For Natural Hair Growth

Did you know the FDA classifies caffeine as both a drug AND a food additive? I had no idea caffeine could be used for medicinal purposes let alone hair growth. So exactly why is caffeine great for natural hair growth?

Chime Edwards Jan, 08, 2015

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Caffeine can help grow your hair by acting as a barrier against DHT. This chemical restricts the follicle’s ability to produce hair growth. When it attaches itself to the receptor cells of the hair follicles, DHT prevents vitamins and minerals from providing the necessary nourishment to keep these follicles healthy. 

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Caffeine helps keep the hair follicle in an Anagen growth phase. During this phase, the actual cells in the root of the hair are dividing rapidly, thus adding to the hair shaft.  

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Caffeine has been shown to stimulate hair shaft elongation. By stimulating the hair shaft the strands grow quicker.

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Caffeine has the ability to interact with your hair follicles, helping to guide your follicles' behavior and regulate hair growth. Try rinsing or spraying your strands with it after a wash.

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Caffeine can reduce hair loss when used in shampoos or conditioners. You can use a shampoos that contain caffeine or you can add it yourself, but you must allow it to sit on your scalp for 3-5 minutes. It still amazes me when we find new uses for things that have been around for years. I tell you…I’ll never look at a cup of Joe the same!


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