Say it ain’t so! Is it true, caffeine can do more than give you a reason to not run everyone over in the morning? Well, you may be surprised that there are scientific findings that suggest that yes, caffeine can be more than just your daily pick me up! There is research surrounding the idea of caffeine addressing a serious issue of thinning hair through the promotion of re-growth.
Science has shown that caffeine-treated hair follicles saw hair growth production increases of up to 25%. According to Tobias U. Fischer, a dermatologist at the University of Lübeck in Germany connected to the study, “Caffeine activates a growth factor that helps prevent hair cells from dying or going into a dormant state.”
Now, before you go upping your Starbucks addiction, you may like to know it’s not as simple as drinking more or dousing your hair with coffee! There are special formulated treatments that your hair would have to go through in order to see the results of this phenomenon.
The most promising is the Plantur 39 Caffeine Treatment. It’s currently only sold in Europe, but can be found at several online retailers.
Stateside you can come across:
Garnier Fructis Fall Flight Strand Saver ($4)
This is an inexpensive concept to trial. It promises to to save up to about 1500 strands of hair per month with the use of its “energizing” caffeine cellular makeup.
Ultrax Labs Hair Surge Shampoo and Hair Solace Conditioner ($50)
Now this is no cheap caffeine shot in the dark! Reviewers rant and rave about the long term results of this caffeinated hair system. It may be worth the investment.