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Old 11-07-2008, 06:06 PM
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Default Coffee for Hair Growth!

So I came across some interesting articles, inspired by a look at SouthernTease's blog. I revisted the idea of using coffee for hair growth. It seems caffeine stimulates hair follicle growth.

The study isn't complete and I believe they're still developing a topical application, but the idea's interesting!

I work for my school's dining services and I throw coffee out every night. Now I'll save the caffeine, mix it with my new shea butter and use it on my scalp. Better yet, I'll try infusing coffee into an oil. We'll see how that turns out.

I'll experiment on myself to see if this works!

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Study proves caffeine in shampoo does penetrate to the hair follicle
Posted on April 3rd, 2007 in Hair Loss News, Hair Loss Studies by admin | 1,333 Views |

Caffeine is being used as an ingredient in some hair loss shampoos. The reason for this is that an in-vitro study was done where follicles were treated with a caffeine solution and it was found that caffeine blocks the effects of a DHT, the hormone that causes Male Pattern Baldness and damages the hair follicles
Dr Fischer, who conducted the first trial, took scalp biopsies from 14 men in the early stages of hair loss. He extracted the hair follicles and then placed them in test tubes with solutions containing different levels of caffeine. The follicles that were being treated with caffeine saw their average growth increase by around 46 per cent and the life cycle of the hair extended by 37 per cent, when compared to the control group.
This study prompted some manufacturers to add caffeine to their hair loss products.
In this study, researchers in Germany wanted to see if topically applied caffeine could be delivered to the follicle when being part of a shampoo.
According to their study they were able to prove that after 2 minutes of shampooing, the caffeine in the shampoo was able to penetrate into the scalp via the hair follicles and stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the skin).
This proves that shampoo is an effective delivery vehicle for caffeine, provided that it’s left on the scalp for 2 minutes or more.

Follicular Penetration of Topically Applied Caffeine via a Shampoo Formulation.

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Old 11-07-2008, 06:08 PM
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Default Re: Coffee for Hair Growth!

Hmm...I drink a half a pot a day, never thought to use it on my hair. I read somewhere that used coffee grounds are a great exfoliant and helps with cellulite.
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Hmm...I drink a half a pot a day, never thought to use it on my hair. I read somewhere that used coffee grounds are a great exfoliant and helps with cellulite.
I heard that too, and I'll have to try it for my skin!
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Default Re: Coffee for Hair Growth!

My mom used to put cold coffee on my hair as a rinse for shedding. ofcourse rinsing it out afterwards... it worked
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My mom used to put cold coffee on my hair as a rinse for shedding. ofcourse rinsing it out afterwards... it worked
Wow I wonder where she learned about that? If it stopped your shedding than it's really worth a try.
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Why would it have to be coffee? It says Caffeine, not coffee. So you could just use a tea with caffeine rinse on hair, couldn't you?
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Why would it have to be coffee? It says Caffeine, not coffee. So you could just use a tea with caffeine rinse on hair, couldn't you?
That's true. Tea does have more caffeine than coffee... Thanks for that.
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Iiinnnnnnntteresting. The 37% increase in life cycle is what really perked my ears up!

Hrrrrm. I wonder if used grounds could be dried, and then infused into an oil. Hrrrm......

Or if you could just grind up some noDoz.

Hrrrrrrrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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Yay! Glad I could help. It's also easier, than getting out all the coffee grains. I've been using nettle as a tea rinse as it helps stimulate hair growth (no caffeine though), but what I think I'll do is this, shampoo, rinse with tea (that has caffeine) and let it sit for over two minutes, then rinse, and condition, dc, and then pour on my nettle rinse as a finale the way it says to do in the other thread I put up about it( just boil the tea, cool, and use it as a final rinse), and tada! The best of both worlds, caffeine blocking the dht, while nettle stimulating the scalp. Let's see if I can get some good growth off of this. I just love you guys at lhcf ! And to think...it's so much easier than all those other growth serums. The nettle, I've only been doing for a little over a week but I'm seeing a little growth from it, let's see what happens when I add the caffeine for a kick.
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Yay! Glad I could help. It's also easier, than getting out all the coffee grains. I've been using nettle as a tea rinse as it helps stimulate hair growth (no caffeine though), but what I think I'll do is this, shampoo, rinse with tea (that has caffeine) and let it sit for over two minutes, then rinse, and condition, dc, and then pour on my nettle rinse as a finale the way it says to do in the other thread I put up about it( just boil the tea, cool, and use it as a final rinse), and tada! The best of both worlds, caffeine blocking the dht, while nettle stimulating the scalp. Let's see if I can get some good growth off of this. I just love you guys at lhcf ! And to think...it's so much easier than all those other growth serums. The nettle, I've only been doing for a little over a week but I'm seeing a little growth from it, let's see what happens when I add the caffeine for a kick.

That's a great idea! Keep us posted!
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if anything you'll be awake and high as a kite! lol
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Would you really be awake if you're not drinking it? I'd think only a little would get into your blood stream. We'll see. lol
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:14 PM
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My Aunt did that for me when I was younger. She trimmed my ends and did the coffee with JBCO thing. My mom forbade it after she found out my aunt was mixing up the concoction to put in my hair. (Mom has the belief that your hair is linked to your brain and people can take things away from you if you let them touch your hair) She did it a few times. There was no doubt it worked. My hair grew like weeds. I was natural then. hmmmm I guess she was onto something. My aunt always had bsl hair and thick too. need to call my aunt in Canada. All I remember was her boiling coffee grounds.
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hmmmm interesting
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Would you really be awake if you're not drinking it? I'd think only a little would get into your blood stream. We'll see. lol

no girl, the scent alone is enough to make you perk up! it happens everytime when i use anita grant's creamy cafe latte!
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no girl, the scent alone is enough to make you perk up! it happens everytime when i use anita grant's creamy cafe latte!
I'm sure! We'll I need some energy, so I'll just have to make sure to wash early in the morning, not in the evening!
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My Aunt did that for me when I was younger. She trimmed my ends and did the coffee with JBCO thing. My mom forbade it after she found out my aunt was mixing up the concoction to put in my hair. (Mom has the belief that your hair is linked to your brain and people can take things away from you if you let them touch your hair) She did it a few times. There was no doubt it worked. My hair grew like weeds. I was natural then. hmmmm I guess she was onto something. My aunt always had bsl hair and thick too. need to call my aunt in Canada. All I remember was her boiling coffee grounds.
I know this is an old saying, but I'm bringing it back into style....it's ON! It is so on! This is what I'm doing this weekend (but with tea instead as it's only about caffeine). I am soo excited. Anytime I can try something that is harmless in side effects, and natural, I'll jump to it!
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it should give your hair a nice tint too! maybe ill try this
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I may do it too. Between the MT and the caffein. Tomorrow Im going starbuck. Maybe some bustelo. Thats the strong stuff. I don't think folgers is strong enough.
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Caffeine?????? Hmmm ima try that!
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