Home Remedy of the Week: How to Use Coffee to Stimulate Hair Growth
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Coffee is a lot of things to a lot of people. For many, it is fuel and for others, it is a stimulant for the digestive system. Although coffee has quite a few therapeutic benefits, even hardcore coffee fans will be surprised to know that it has beauty benefits too. How? Firstly, coffee has many antioxidants and compounds that battle acne and other skin problems. Secondly, it also stimulates follicles to increase hair growth. Studies have shown that coffee could be an inexpensive and effective hair growth remedy. Coffee Facts: Hot Coffee Has Higher Levels of Antioxidants Than Cold Coffee.

Coffee has been used for a long time as a part of hair care rituals. It was mainly used with henna paste for colouring the hair. But not many know the benefits of massaging coffee into the hair roots. The magic ingredient in coffee is caffeine, known for its psychoactive effects. Caffeine in coffee reduces phosphodiesterase an enzyme that inhibits hair growth in humans. When the enzyme reduces in circulation, a second messenger cyclic adenosine monophosphate increases.

It signals molecules that communicate messages from hormones and other neurotransmitters, telling the body to increase the production of certain cells. In this case, hair. Coffee and Weight Loss: How Can the Beverage Help You Burn Fat and Healthy Ways to Make the Perfect Cuppa.

Caffeine also acts against the side effects of testosterone, one of which is hair loss or alopecia. It also stimulates inactive hair follicles and forces them to grow hair.

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How to Use Coffee For Hair Growth

If you are unhappy with the pace of your hair growth, you can add coffee to your hair care routine. You can either apply black coffee to your hair roots or make a paste with coffee grounds and apply it to your hair roots. You can also infuse coffee into your hair oil and use it on your hair roots. Alternatively, you can also add coffee to your hair mask. Irrespective of your method, ensure that you use the coffee mixture on your hair roots and not only the shaft. For optimum results, use pure coffee powder and avoid instant coffee.