I see a lot of people struggling with receding hairlines and hair loss. For once in my life I can say I’ve hit the genetic lottery in the sense that I don’t have such a problem. But that doesn't mean I’m not willing to help other people with this ailment.
I always like to look for natural alternatives before reaching for more invasive solutions in taking care of the body. During my research about hair loss in general, I stumbled upon one ingredient… ingredient we use on a daily basis but aren’t even aware of its beneficial effect on hair problems. I’m talking about coffee, of course!
According to legend, coffee beans were discovered in Ethiopia around 850AD by a goat herder, who observed that goats who consumed coffee beans had a lot more energy. From that moment on, coffee conquered the world.
Taking its overall impact on energy aside, it has since been discovered that the consumption of coffee offers many health benefits, such as improving digestion, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, and many others.
But in this article we decided to take a bit of a different approach, we wanted to solve the mystery behind the link between coffee bean oils and hair loss. Can it really help with hair thinning and hair loss?
If you don’t have the time or will to go through the entire article, I’ll sum up the answer in one clear word - YES!
How? - This is what we’re going to cover in more detail in the following paragraphs.
How Does Coffee Bean Oil Help Hair Loss?
Generally speaking, hair loss comes naturally as we grow older and “hits” approximately 50% of all male population! The exact causes are plentiful, from genetics (hereditary), to hormonal changes, stress, medical conditions or even environmental factors.
If we were to take the main cause of hair loss, we’d have to say it comes down to hormonal changes. Naimly, the main culprit is DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). High levels of this hormone can shrink your hair follicles and shorten hair growth cycles, which makes hair thinner and more brittle. This will cause your hair to fall out more easily.
Now that we know the root cause, we can talk more about the remedy. Study from Jena University in 2007 has shown that caffeine, one of the most famous organic molecules contained in a coffee bean, has beneficial properties that can affect and even reduce hair loss.
Caffeine helps stimulate hair follicles, which helps stimulate hair growth and overall health of hair. Using coffee bean oil will help you “grow” stronger, thicker hair, and an overall better hairline.
Believe it or not, coffee bean oil offers a plethora of benefits for both hair as well as scalp.
Some of these benefits are:
Benefits of Coffee Bean Oil for your Scalp
When you apply coffee bean oil to your scalp, be sure to gently massage it with the tip of your fingers. This will help improve the blood flow in your scalp and help with absorption of healthy components of coffee bean oil.
And who will benefit the most from this increased absorption - the hair follicles. Hair follicles will get the necessary ingredients for a healthy life cycle and, as a result, make your hair stronger and thicker. Your hair will also be more flexible and be less prone to breaking.
Coffee bean oil will also make sure that your scalp is properly moisturized. If your scalp is well moisturized there is a smaller chance of getting dandruff.
How To Use Coffee Bean Oil on Your Hair?
Using coffee bean oil is fairly simple so no one will have trouble using it properly. I will teach you a couple easy steps you should follow to get the best results for your hair health.
Step 1: Shampoo your hair like you normally do in your routine. Coffee bean oil is not a complete replacement for your daily hair routine, but just one step that will have great benefits.
Step 2: This is an optional step. Prepare your coffee bean oil that you use by mixing it with egg yolk. This way you will improve effects additionally, because egg yolks are also known to have great benefits. Eggs will help with conditioning.
Step 3: Put the coffee bean oil on your scalp and gently massage it using the tip of your fingers.This will improve the blood flow of your scalp and help with the absorption of coffee bean oil. It's important that it gets absorbed by your skin, otherwise you will waste it and not get the result you are going for.
Step 4: Wrap your hair in a towel and leave it for about half an hour. You need to give it some time so the coffee bean oil absorbs properly. There is no need to rush it.
Step 5: Get the excess coffee bean oil off by rinsing your hair with lukewarm water.
As you can see, the process for proper use is not complicated.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Like with anything else, be sure to use coffee bean oil in moderation and you will have no problems. But if you are someone who is allergic to coffee you should, of course, steer clear of this oil.
How can you tell if you are allergic or not? It’s quite simple really - try applying a few drops on your inner forearm (since here the skin is much more sensitive), and let it sit for an hour or two. And if there’s no redness, puffiness or an itching sensation, you are good to go!
There is one more thing you should know if you intend on using coffee bean oil on your hair. If you have light-colored hair, this oil might make it a bit darker. Now, if you are trying to “get rid” or some gray hairs here and there, this could be the perfect way to do so, but those of you that don’t should be aware of this “side-effect”.