La Cimbali UK learn that Espresso coffee is good for your hair follicles!

17 October, 2014
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Caffeine in Coffee gives your hair a buzz!

The latest buzz in the hair world is that caffeine, a naturally growing compound found in several plants can make your locks grow faster!   La Cimbali UK learn that according to a new study, caffeine doesn’t just perk up your brain neurons in the morning, it also makes your hair grow faster too as the psychotropic substance caffeine is known to stimulate our body, mind and now even our hair roots. The caffeine in coffee keeps us awake, alert and active whenever we need a little more energy and it does the same to our hair follicles by stimulating, strengthening and generally making the roots more manageable.

The International Journal of Dermatology has found that caffeine stimulates the hair shaft and helps it grow faster by blocking the effects of DHT, a chemical known to damage follicles. Drinking strong coffee with a high caffeine content can help this but also applying it topically in the form of concentrated hair products will do the job too. The study which was carried out on both male and female scalps showed that female hair follicles were found to be more responsive to caffeine’s growth-boosting properties than men’s.

The findings echoed a study from 2007 which was also conducted by the International Journal of Dermatology, in which they found caffeine boosted the lengths of hairs between 33% and 40%. Hair follicles that were treated with caffeine showed a highly significant growth rate at 24 hours and still showed further significant growth at eight days. There are now many caffeine-containing haircare products available on the market today which all promise fuller and faster growing tresses!

Of course healthy hair and regular hair growth relies on a number of other factors, including vitamins, minerals and the presence of other nutrients in a healthy well balanced diet and lifestyle. Medications, genetics, nutritional deficiencies and underlying diseases and disorders can all negatively affect your hair.

But for those of you reading this at work…….you will probably not encourage hair growth by extending your coffee breaks during the day! Maybe a double Espresso will do double the job in half the time!

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