Everything You Need to Know About Caffeine for Hair Growth
Marc Gordon - July 3, 2021

Scatter Seeds Of Kindness

If you have a friend worth loving
Love him. Yes, and let him know
That you love him, ere life's evening
Tinge his brow with sunset glow
Why should good words ne'er be said
Of a friend till he is dead?

If you hear a song that thrills you
Sung by any child of song
Praise it. Do not let the singer
Wait deserved praises long
Why should one who thrills your heart
Lack the joy you may impart?

If you hear a prayer that moves you
By its humble, pleading tone
Join it. Do not let the seeker
Bow before his God alone
Why should not thy brother share
The strength of ‘two or three' in prayer?

If your work is made more easy
By a friendly, helping hand
Say so. Speak out brave and truly
Ere the darkness veil the land
Should a brother workman dear
Falter for a word of cheer?

Scatter thus your seeds of kindness
All enriching as you go
Leave them. Trust the Harvest-Giver
He will make each seed to grow
So, until the happy end
Your life shall never lack a friend

You know it as the sole reason you’ve been able to get out of bed for the past year, but caffeine’s got another job now: taking over the haircare industry. And unlike some of the other buzzy ingredients you see all over IG, this new glut of caffeine-spiked shampoos, conditioners, and treatments has powerful science behind it.The main takeaway is that caffeine stimulates blood flow to your scalp, explains Bridgette Hill, a trichologist and colorist at Paul Labrecque Salon and Skincare Spa in NYC and Palm Beach. And that’s crucial because blood is what feeds your scalp the oxygen and nutrients it needs to stay healthy.



If it’s not getting enough—and this can def happen, mostly due to genetics or diet—your hair follicles and strands suffer, leading to dryness, thinning, or straight-up hair loss. Yeah, not ideal—and why caffeine-infused products might be an important addition to your routine. About that hair-loss thing: Caffeine naturally counteracts DHT, the hormone responsible for it, says dermatologist Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, founder of Hudson Dermatology and Laser Surgery in NYC.


Caffeine also encourages your hair to keep growing, kind of like how minoxidil—aka what’s in popular treatments like Rogaine—does. So basically, think of caffeine haircare as a form of prevention and as a proactive way to get longer, thicker, healthier hair. There’s just one caveat. Caffeine products take about three months of continual use to work. And no matter how much you’re chugging in the a.m., it’s not going to speed things along.