In this blog post, we delve into the creation of five distinct caffeine treatments designed to promote hair growth, including hair rinses, oils, and masks. Coffee emerges as a hidden hero in your kitchen, offering a range of benefits for your hair.
Many individuals, especially men, may be unaware of the efficacy of caffeine treatments in addressing hair loss. A 2012 study revealed that caffeine could potentially suppress male pattern baldness in a controlled laboratory setting. Numerous scientific studies also emphasize the positive impact of applying caffeine directly to the scalp in stimulating hair growth.
Caffeine works by stimulating blood vessels beneath the scalp, fostering healthy hair growth, slowing down hair loss, and contributing to the maintenance of shiny and soft hair. Homemade caffeine oils, including hair rinses, are certainly worth experimenting with.
Some of these coffee treatments can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge or a cool, dark place. The ingredients are all-natural, and rest assured, the aroma of coffee won’t linger in your hair.
However, a word of caution is necessary:
- Since caffeine can be absorbed into the bloodstream through the scalp or skin, avoid applying the formula close to bedtime.
- If you have light-colored hair, be mindful that these coffee treatments may darken your hair.
- Prior to using any of the caffeine oils discussed, conduct a patch test. Apply a small amount to your skin, leave it for 24 hours, and if you experience a rash or sensitivity, refrain from using the caffeine oil treatment.
Let’s explore the first coffee treatment, a simple coffee rinse:
- Mix three teaspoons of coffee powder into warm water (about half a liter).
- Opt for high-quality coffee for better results. If using instant coffee, ensure it’s in powder form.
- Use a funnel to pour the mixture into a spray or applicator bottle.
- This coffee treatment can be used immediately as a rinse, added to your shampoo, or left in overnight.
Coffee & Yoghurt Mask:
- Combine two tablespoons of coffee powder, two tablespoons of coconut oil, and three tablespoons of natural yogurt to create a thick paste.
- Apply the mask from root to tip, leave it on for an hour under a shower cap, and shampoo with a mild, Paraben, and Sulfate-free shampoo.
- Use this mask around three times a week for healthier, shinier hair and accelerated hair growth.
Coffee and Honey Mask:
- Mix 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and 2 teaspoons of coffee powder.
- Create a smooth paste and apply to hair for 20 minutes to an hour before rinsing as usual.
Caffeine and Olive Oil for Hair Growth:
- Combine ½ cup of olive oil, a few drops of Vitamin E oil, and ¼ cup of dark coffee.
- Simmer the mixture for around 2 hours after bringing it to a boil.
- Once cooled, add the Vitamin E complex, let it sit overnight, strain, and transfer to an applicator bottle.
- Apply daily, massaging into the scalp several hours before bedtime to invigorate hair follicles.
Note that due to the presence of olive oil, this treatment may make your hair appear greasy, so it’s recommended to wash it out the following day.