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Caffeine shampoo against hair loss

Monday 3 November 2014
Caffeine and stopping hair loss. This is a link that is often made and presented in television commercials for caffeine shampoos. Research conducted by German scientists has shown that caffeine can help in the battle against hair loss. Studies have shown that high concentrations of caffeine in the body lower the concentrations of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This is an important factor which contributes to hair loss and the male baldness pattern.

Drinking lots of coffee is however not the solution. In order to achieve a sufficient concentration of caffeine in the body, one would need to drink 60  to 80 cups of coffee per day. That is why researchers have tested whether caffeine in shampoo would be an effective treatment. Their conclusion was positive, caffeine in shampoo is absorbed by the roots. The roots can retain enough caffeine to remain active for no less than 24 hours. For this, the shampoo will only need to soak in for just 120 seconds, which is easily doable. In addition to fighting off the effects of testosterone and blocking DHT to prevent further hair loss, caffeine shampoo can also stimulate hair growth.

In women, too much testosterone leads to similar problems with the hair growth. Especially after the menopause, when the transition to creating less estrogen has started, this leads to problems. In women, the typical male baldness pattern rarely occurs, it expresses itself more as thinning hair. Therefore, the use of a caffeine-containing shampoo is also recommended for women.

Shampoos with caffeine

There are many shampoos containing caffeine, that claim to stimulate hair growth. Like mentioned above, caffeine indeed stimulates hair growth. However, in most shampoos the amount of caffeine is so low, that the shampoo will have no effect on hair growth.

The hair growth stimulating shampoos in our assortment contain a high concentration of caffeine. Additionally, our shampoos and conditioners contain a large amount of other active ingredients such as Ketoconazole, because caffeine is not the only ingredient that stimulates hair growth.