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Caffeine and Hair Growth

OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
Recently, I've been doing some research on hair growth and stumbled across some really interesting information.

Apparently, there have been several studies done regarding the use of caffeine to promote hair growth in men that are losing their hair due to male pattern baldness.

The research showed that caffeine did promote hair growth in several hair biopsies using different levels of caffeine. The growth increase ranged from 33 % to up to 40+%. To find out a bit more about the study you can read more here.

Anyway, for the next three months I'm going to try to include brewed organic coffee in with my co-wash to see if there is any improvement in my hair growth.

Has any one else heard of this or tried it? It sounds really promising.
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  • CammybCammyb Posts: 576Registered Users
    That's interesting and since I drink Coffee regularly (threw a straw) thats good to know. On the other hand I notice too much coffee seems to shrink the bust area.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Wow. That's interesting....

    Maybe I'll mix my cleansing herbs with tea. :sign7:

    Thanks Onyx. :)
  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    Cammyb wrote: »
    That's interesting and since I drink Coffee regularly (threw a straw) thats good to know. On the other hand I notice too much coffee seems to shrink the bust area.

    The scientist actually found that you would need to drink up to 60 cups of coffee a day in order to have enough caffeine in your system to reach your scalp:shock:. This is if you try to do it internally, but they say you can apply it externally - in the study they put the caffeine in shampoo, and as long as it was on the scalp for at least 2 minutes they showed the caffeine did get into the scalp.

    I'm going to add it to my co-washes and see what happens:D.
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  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    sunshine75 wrote: »
    Wow. That's interesting....

    Maybe I'll mix my cleansing herbs with tea. :sign7:

    Thanks Onyx. :)

    Yeah - good idea! I hadn't even thought of tea:glasses2:I was only thinking coffee, but tea is a good option too:thumbup:.
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

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  • CheveuxSauvageCheveuxSauvage Posts: 240Registered Users
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    Hmm, OnyxCabelo, this is really interesting. I'm usually skeptical about growth enhancers because I was always of the mindset that there was little--if anything--that you could do to speed up the growth process. But I'll believe this, because when has a European ever led us brownfolk wrong? :thumbright:
    Here are my thoughts:
    1. So...can I just add caffeine powder to my cowash conditioner? What is the benefit of using brewed coffee or tea? Maybe there are added benefits to doing it that way...
    2. The researchers said that 2 minutes of contact on the hair was enough for the caffeine to be absorbed into the scalp and have an effect...but in the original trial, he left the follicle in the caffeine-concentrated petrie dish for a full 8 days to get that 33-40% growth increase. So, maybe using caffeine in DTs would be better/faster?
    I'm going to add caffeine to my cowash conditioner and start using it in DTs. In fact, I'm gonna start tonight! I don't know yet what the ratio(s) will be, but I'll experiment and report back with updates.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    I'm leery of this. There are lots of coffee addicts out there and I know some of the are bald. Plus the negative effects of caffeine outweight the positives IMO.
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  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    more power to you coffee lovers :sad4:
    i'd rather get my caffeine from chocolate :happy6:

    don't forget, there is coffee oil and coffee butter too

    I've used the coffee essential oil from here:
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  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
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    Hmm, OnyxCabelo, this is really interesting. I'm usually skeptical about growth enhancers because I was always of the mindset that there was little--if anything--that you could do to speed up the growth process. But I'll believe this, because when has a European ever led us brownfolk wrong? :thumbright:
    Here are my thoughts:
    1. So...can I just add caffeine powder to my cowash conditioner? What is the benefit of using brewed coffee or tea? Maybe there are added benefits to doing it that way...

      You know, I didn't even realize that caffeine powder is available. If I can get my hands on some, I think I would rather use the powder - seems like it would be easier to mix with my co-wash. However, for those who would rather not spend the cash or the extra effort to track down caffeine powder - the coffee or tea seems like a good alternative.
    2. The researchers said that 2 minutes of contact on the hair was enough for the caffeine to be absorbed into the scalp and have an effect...but in the original trial, he left the follicle in the caffeine-concentrated petrie dish for a full 8 days to get that 33-40% growth increase.

      Dr. Fischer was reported to say, " Hair follicles that were treated with caffeine showed a highly significant growth rate at 24 hours, and still further growth at 8 days".

      It seems that even contact for shorter periods of time are beneficial. I think you're right, if you can let it sit for a while, seems that the benefits will be even better. So adding it to deep treatments sounds like a good idea.

      So, maybe using caffeine in DTs would be better/faster?
    I'm going to add caffeine to my cowash conditioner and start using it in DTs. In fact, I'm gonna start tonight! I don't know yet what the ratio(s) will be, but I'll experiment and report back with updates.
    Yes, please let us know!!!
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  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    Phoenix wrote: »
    I'm leery of this. There are lots of coffee addicts out there and I know some of the are bald. Plus the negative effects of caffeine outweight the positives IMO.

    I wonder though if the same results come from putting the coffee or tea on the scalp versus taking it internally. When you are placing it on the scalp you applying a relatively small amount to the top of you head versus drinking cup after cup of coffee. As the study shows - 60 cups of coffee to get this kind of caffeine to the scalp is nuts - I would never do that nor suggest anyone else try it:).
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  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    hippychic wrote: »
    more power to you coffee lovers :sad4:
    i'd rather get my caffeine from chocolate :happy6:

    don't forget, there is coffee oil and coffee butter too

    I've used the coffee essential oil from here:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fessentialoils.org%2Fshop%2Foil%2F3043" class="Popup

    OMG - Yes!! Chocolate!!! *sigh* I can't eat it - I can only dream about it:hmph:.

    Yes, SBB mentioned the coffee butter, so that might be a good option too. I was looking at the coffee oil too - that might be concentrated enough, but I don't know.

    As CheveuxSauvage suggested - there is also the caffeine powder.
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

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  • mrl234mrl234 Posts: 548Registered Users
    I saw this title and I was intrigued - I've heard of using coffee or tea in hair to make it darker, but I've never heard of caffeine stimulating the scalp. VERY interesting...I might have to try a little coffee butter of some kind in my co-wash.
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  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    OnyxCabelo wrote: »
    hippychic wrote: »
    more power to you coffee lovers :sad4:
    i'd rather get my caffeine from chocolate :happy6:

    don't forget, there is coffee oil and coffee butter too

    I've used the coffee essential oil from here:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fessentialoils.org%2Fshop%2Foil%2F3043" class="Popup

    OMG - Yes!! Chocolate!!! *sigh* I can't eat it - I can only dream about it:hmph:.

    Yes, SBB mentioned the coffee butter, so that might be a good option too. I was looking at the coffee oil too - that might be concentrated enough, but I don't know.

    As CheveuxSauvage suggested - there is also the caffeine powder.
    OC - the coffee oil is really strong. You'd only need a little.
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  • CheveuxSauvageCheveuxSauvage Posts: 240Registered Users
    I've been poking around trying to figure out how much powder to add to my cowashes/DTs. There are a few caffeine shampoos that are out, the more popular of which is called Alpecin. The concentration of caffeine in Alpecin is 2% I think, but I keep seeing different info...

    Anyway, a lot of sources say that too much caffeine is not good for the hair's general health, but I don't know what exactly constitutes "too much".
    So I thought maybe I could use it as a scalp treatment instead of using it on all of my hair. Maybe mix the caffeine powder with some liquid base and apply it much like a hot oil treatment...?

    Hmm...Thoughts?

    ETA: Coffee oil, eh? Hippychic, how did you like it?
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  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    I've been poking around trying to figure out how much powder to add to my cowashes/DTs. There are a few caffeine shampoos that are out, the more popular of which is called Alpecin. The concentration of caffeine in Alpecin is 2% I think, but I keep seeing different info...

    Anyway, a lot of sources say that too much caffeine is not good for the hair's general health, but I don't know what exactly constitutes "too much".
    So I thought maybe I could use it as a scalp treatment instead of using it on all of my hair. Maybe mix the caffeine powder with some liquid base and apply it much like a hot oil treatment...?

    Hmm...Thoughts?

    ETA: Coffee oil, eh? Hippychic, how did you like it?
    I liked it (the scent) :)
    It's weird... I like the scent of coffee but not the taste.
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  • katherinelovesevryonekatherinelovesevryone Posts: 230Registered Users
    i tried it a few weeks ago after reading the same article. and it made my hair feel really hard and brittle. i guess maybe like almost all growth aids ive researched, you should only put it on your scalp.
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  • Libra08Libra08 Posts: 242Registered Users
    There was a thread about this on LHCF. I used black tea instead of coffee. I don't know if I got any good growth, but when I detangled my shedding decreased dramatically! Normally I'll lose quite a few strands while detangling, but I'd literally have only two strands in the comb after I did a black tea rinse.
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  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    OMG! Two negatives - wow - perhaps I need to rethink this. Hmmm...

    @katherinelovesevryone - What did you do exactly?

    @Libra08- I'll try to find the thread on LHCF. How often did you use the tea and for how long? Did you massage it into your scalp or rinse it all over your hair, just really curious.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    But I'll believe this, because when has a European ever led us brownfolk wrong? :thumbright:

    :laughing4:
  • Libra08Libra08 Posts: 242Registered Users
    OnyxCabelo wrote: »
    OMG! Two negatives - wow - perhaps I need to rethink this. Hmmm...

    @katherinelovesevryone - What did you do exactly?

    @Libra08- I'll try to find the thread on LHCF. How often did you use the tea and for how long? Did you massage it into your scalp or rinse it all over your hair, just really curious.

    I just poured it all over my hair, did my normal shower routine, and then rinsed. I did for about a month, but then I started hennaing. I add black tea to my henna anyway so I stopped doing black tea rinses. Make sure you do it before you DC or you might have hard, brittle hair.

    ETA: Found links for you and make sure you use tea with caffeine, not the decaf. I believe it works with any tea just as long as it's caffeinated.

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    Coffee: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.longhaircareforum.com%2Fforums%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D303531" class="Popup
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  • DBOO75115DBOO75115 Posts: 119Registered Users
    I have been using tea rinses every week for the last month. I rinse green tea after my DT and leave it in until I am ready to exit the shower. I don't know if it is making my hair grow any faster, but my amount of shedding as decrease alot. Also my hair color seems to be a little richer. I am probably not seeing a large difference in growth because green tea has less caffine. I have an old can of coffee in my pantry so I'll switch to coffee and see what the difference is.
  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    Thanks Libra08! I have no idea how I missed that thread on LHCF. I just read through most of the coffee thread, and I'll take a look at the tea thread in a bit.

    The coffee thread seemed like some people had really good results. If nothing else their shedding was down - so that's good - I would think.

    @DBOO75115 - If you try the coffee let us know. I think at least if you're keeping your shedding down with the tea - it might just be worth it.

    I actually tried a coffee rinse today, the results were fine. My hair sort of smells like coffee even after rinsing,but that's fine since I like the smell of coffee.

    I didn't really notice any difference in my shedding, but today is my first try at it. I'll keep trying and see if there is any difference *keeps fingers crossed*.
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  • katherinelovesevryonekatherinelovesevryone Posts: 230Registered Users
    i just added it to a small container of coconut suave. my hair felt so bad afterwards i never tried it again
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  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    i just added it to a small container of coconut suave. my hair felt so bad afterwards i never tried it again

    Wow - I'm sorry that happened. Seems like there are mixed reviews out there, but from what I saw on LHCF, a lot of people really like it.
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

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  • Libra08Libra08 Posts: 242Registered Users
    i just added it to a small container of coconut suave. my hair felt so bad afterwards i never tried it again

    Did you DC afterwards? I think most people have to DC or they end up with dry, brittle hair. Almost like they've done a protein treatment.
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  • CheveuxSauvageCheveuxSauvage Posts: 240Registered Users
    I actually just took some caffeine pills, dissolved them in water (after removing the coating), mixed in some oil and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Weekly-Deep-Conditioning-Treatment-p-106.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-weekly-deep-conditioner-treatment]Jessicurl WDT[/buylink] (for viscosity), and put it into a color applicator bottle (the kind with the pointed tip for squeezing directly onto scalp/roots). I figured I'd use it as a scalp treatment to avoid the possibility of it drying out my hair. I applied it on my scalp and then put my DT on my actual hair. I'll keep doing this 1-2 times a week and if I notice any changes, I'll let you ladies know :clock:
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  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    I actually just took some caffeine pills, dissolved them in water (after removing the coating), mixed in some oil and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Weekly-Deep-Conditioning-Treatment-p-106.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-weekly-deep-conditioner-treatment]Jessicurl WDT[/buylink] (for viscosity), and put it into a color applicator bottle (the kind with the pointed tip for squeezing directly onto scalp/roots). I figured I'd use it as a scalp treatment to avoid the possibility of it drying out my hair. I applied it on my scalp and then put my DT on my actual hair. I'll keep doing this 1-2 times a week and if I notice any changes, I'll let you ladies know :clock:

    Please do! I'm so curious. I'm still doing my coffee rinses:thumbup:.
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

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  • afrikurlafrikurl Posts: 736Registered Users
    But I'll believe this, because when has a European ever led us brownfolk wrong? :thumbright:
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  • CheveuxSauvageCheveuxSauvage Posts: 240Registered Users
    OK, so it's been a couple of months since I've started using caffeine as a scalp treatment to promote hair growth (per the study that was released over the summer).

    My hair definitely grew a lot in the last couple of months; I was actually pleasantly surpised when I saw recently how much longer it is. It's hard for me to tell, since my shrinkage is incredible.

    I don't know how much of a role the caffeine played, because even though my hair grew much faster than it normally does, I also read somewhere that hair grows faster in the summer than in the winter. I don't know why that would be, so I'm not sure how much I believe that. Anyway, even if this is true, it means that I have no way of knowng if the faster growth is a result of the caffeine or the climate. I intend to keep doing the caffeine treatment, so if the growth keeps up, I'll definitly let you guys know. I mean, it'll take another couple of months for me to realize it, but I'll get to it eventually ;-)

    Just as a reminder for anyone who wants to ty it, I've been taking regular caffeine pills, dissolving them in water, adding some oil(s), and adding conditioner so everything stays mixed. I put it into an applicator bottle (with the narrow tip) and apply it to the scalp. I do this when I'm DTing so it can "marinate" for a good while. I don't apply it to the length of my hair because some people have shared that caffeine dries their hair out.

    ...the end :)
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  • SosesmSosesm Posts: 45Registered Users
    I'm going to start spraying (another spray bottle) cooled brewed black tea on my scalp. My other mixture will just be sprayed onto the hair itself.


    Just so you know, I think most of the "coffee" products out there (i.e...coffee butter, coffee oil) don't actually contain "caffeine".
    Apparently "caffeine" is a water soluble product so those oil products won't have it.... "It does not have caffeine in it as caffeine is a water soluble component of the bean" (fromnaturewithlove.com)

    So if this is true, apply these butters/oils won't do a thang but make your head smell like coffee.
  • msamuelsmsamuels Posts: 113Registered Users
    Is anyone doing this still? Although Coffee butter/oil does not contain direct caffeine, but it is still said that it stimulates the scalp. I've tried a butter/hair butter who's ingredients are coffee oil, coco butter and sunflower oil. I decided to apply it to the scalp and some other friens scalp one day since it's a natural butter, and started feeling stimulation. When asked my friends said the same thing. So I'm trying it to see if there is any truth to it. Hmmm. But still curious to see if anyone is still doing this regime.
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