Our day wouldn’t be the same without that first cup of coffee in the morning. The fresh aroma and bitter taste get us ready to tackle what lies ahead. But the benefits of coffee aren’t limited to just that. You’ve probably seen an increasing number of hair care products that use caffeine as an ingredient - and there’s a really good reason why. Let’s dive into why caffeine spiked products are all the rage right now, we’re here to spill the beans about the benefits of coffee for your hair.
#Bye Bye Hairfall
We all agree that dealing with hair fall is nerve-racking, but one way to nip it in the bud is to introduce coffee to your haircare regime. The caffeine in coffee promotes hair growth by targeting what’s called DHT. This hormone damages the hair follicles and increases hair loss. Coffee helps in blocking the action of DHT - leaving us with growing, healthy hair. Check out this Coffee Shampoo that’s also enriched with Argan oil for a deeper cleanse and helps to lessen hair fall.
#Hello Healthy Hair
Caffeine is great for restoring dull or dry hair. The antioxidants present in coffee give the hair a boost of nourishment. Additionally coffee is great for adding moisture to the hair. If you have a tough time styling the lion’s mane aka frizzy hair, give coffee a shot. You’ll be welcomed by smoother, shinier and softer hair.
We all want to avoid the embarrassment associated with dandruff, and coffee can help with that! Dandruff is mostly caused by excess oil or product buildup in the scalp. This is why it’s super important to cleanse the scalp thoroughly. Coffee is a great exfoliator that gets rid of dandruff-causing microbes from the scalp. It also doubles up as a root stimulator, which in turn means better hair growth.
#Improved Blood Circulation
Caffeine is known to stimulate blood circulation in the scalp. Improved circulation provides better nourishment to the hair follicles, making them stronger. Coffee infused products are a good way to add a kick of caffeine. Our favourite is this Coffee Hair Care Duo. The combo contains a coffee shampoo and scalp scrub, suitable for all hair types.
If you’ve never used a scalp scrub before, you’re missing out! Think of it as an exfoliator for your scalp. Much like our skin, our scalp also accumulates excess oil and dirt in the follicles - this severely hampers hair growth. That’s where scrubs come in. They exfoliate and clean the scalp, removing any impurities that shampoo might not be able to target. Scrubs are also super useful to get rid of dandruff effectively.
DIY Hair Mask
Thinking about a self-pampering session over the weekend? We have the best idea! Make yourself a DIY hair mask featuring the star ingredient. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
- Heat up some coconut oil (be careful that it’s not too hot) and add a spoon of grounded coffee.
- Mix the two ingredients until they combine well.
- Massage your hair and apply this mixture from your scalp to the length of your strands.
- Let it sit for about 45 - 60 minutes to allow your hair to soak up all that goodness, followed by a wash and condition.
With regular use, your hair will feel super soft and a good-hair day won’t be a myth anymore!
Diet and lifestyle
We know that coffee can do more than keep us awake, but we also know that too much of a good thing can be bad. Excessive amounts of caffeine may reduce the hair’s growth cycle. Similarly, consuming too much caffeine lowers iron absorption - which is a leading cause of hair fall. So remember, everything requires moderation and it’s no different with coffee.
Having said that, it’s equally important to pay heed to what nourishment goes in your body because at the end of the day our physical appearance is a true reflection of what we eat. You may have no control over genetics or issues that arise with age, but eating a balanced diet will surely help! Adding vitamin-packed foods like fresh fruits, green vegetables and protein sources like eggs to your meals is a wonderful way to get your dose of nutrients required for healthy, beautiful skin and hair
Every morning has the potential to be brew-tiful, just remember to save some coffee grounds the next time you brew up a cuppa and reuse them as a beauty ingredient. Or in case you’re not a coffee fiend who goes to bed thinking about their morning coffee(like us), you can find a plethora of store-bought products which are powered with the goodness of coffee. Make sure to read the labels and find one that suits your skin best.
We hope that rounding up all our tips and tricks about coffee and its benefits is useful and helps you meet your hair goals!