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

Have You Earned Your Tomorrow

By Edgar Guest

Is anybody happier because you passed his way? Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today? This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through; Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?

Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who came along? Or a churlish sort of "Howdy" and then vanish in the throng? Were you selfish pure and simple as you rushed along the way, Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today?

Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast, That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed? Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said; Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?

Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent? Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent? As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say, You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?

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.