Caffeine for Hair Growth: Health Benefits and Effectiveness
Do you struggle to maintain beautiful, thick hair? Have you tried many types of hair and scalp care products that yielded few, if any, results? At Divi, we understand the struggle and want to help you as much as we can, which is why we created a product specifically to improve the environment where hair grows.Divi’s Scalp Serum uses clean ingredients instead of chemicals. One of the most unusual ingredients in our premier Scalp Serum is caffeine for hair growth. Yes, that caffeine – the one that helps you wake up and stay awake – but instead of drinking it, you topically apply it to your scalp as part of a nourishing blend of healthy botanicals, amino acids, peptides and vitamins.
You may wonder, "How can caffeine resolve my hair loss problems?" Below, our product research specialists discuss the importance of this clean, clinically effective ingredient and the effective benefits it can have on your scalp and hair.
How Does Caffeine Affect the Human Body?
When you see the word "caffeine," you probably imagine coffee, tea or soda since caffeine is one of the most popular ingredients in beverages. This stimulant comes from the fruit, leaves and beans of the coffee, cacao and guarana plant as well as tea leaves and kola nuts. In the human body, it increases metabolism, provides energy, and improves focus by increasing activity in your brain and nervous system.
Caffeine increases blood pressure, acts as a diuretic, and increases acid release in the stomach. When ingested at high levels near or above 400 mg per day (or by people whose systems are more sensitive to caffeine), excessive oral intake of caffeine can cause:
- Restlessness and shakiness
- Fast heart rate
Caffeine Applied Topically Through the Skin
Did you know caffeine offers benefits transdermally? In other words, your skin can absorb caffeine and its properties directly through your pores but without the side effects you get when drinking or eating it.
Caffeine is also rich in antioxidants that can protect skin from the damage of free radicals breaking down collagen and creating the visible signs of aging. It is also a natural vasoconstrictor that constricts the blood vessels to help reduce inflammation.
Protection against UV damage is another benefit of topical caffeine, which is associated with decreased risk of UV-associated skin carcinomas. Caffeine blocks a protein called ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related (ATR, for short) checkpoint kinase. Because of the blocking action, caffeine seems to reduce the risk of UV-damaged cells becoming cancerous.
Most importantly for us at Divi, transdermal caffeine (applied topically) can play a significant role in the management of hair loss through androgenetic alopecia (AGA, or pattern baldness). Studies show that caffeine stimulates human hair growth by inhibiting phosphodiesterase enzymes, improving the skin barrier function, and enhancing hair follicle penetration.
When you use a caffeine-infused serum on your scalp, such as Divi’s Scalp Serum, caffeine elongates hair shafts, widens hair follicles, and suppresses particular hormones. In doing so, it stimulates hair growth, creates thick, healthy hair, and reduces hair loss.
The FDA says caffeine is a safe ingredient in moderation and won't stain or dry out your hair. Many people choose topical caffeine treatments as an alternative to the synthetic additives typical in conventional hair products.
The Benefits of Using Caffeine as an Element in Divi’s Scalp Serum for Hair Growth
Applying caffeine to your hair and scalp is a great way to reap the benefits of this clean ingredient. Our caffeine-infused Divi’s Scalp Serum can absorb directly into your hair follicles to promote blood circulation and stimulate hair growth. Studies prove caffeine can encourage root health and protect cells from UV damage. To take advantage of these perks, you must regularly apply the ingredient during your hair care routine.
If you are dealing with alopecia, male or female pattern baldness, or a receding hairline, a caffeine-infused product can help. Clinical studies suggest caffeine's potent nutritional properties:
- Encourages thicker, longer hair growth
- Slows extrinsic aging
- Widens hair roots
- Soothes irritation
- Alleviates aspects of skin inflammation
Caffeine Treats Androgenetic Alopecia and Regulates DHT to Enable Hair Growth
Recent studies show caffeine can effectively treat hair loss disorders like androgenetic alopecia. Researchers collected hair follicles of 14 men between the ages of 20 and 45 and cultivated the samples for up to 192 hours. Researchers initially found that introducing various testosterone levels prevented human hair growth.
Researchers then applied a caffeine treatment to the same hair follicles and observed the results. These caffeine treatments directly prolonged the hair growth phase and counteracted the testosterone's adverse effects. Furthermore, the benefits of the caffeine treatment persisted in the follicles for several days.
The findings were a valuable breakthrough in the management of hair loss-related conditions. That’s why we include caffeine as an essential ingredient in our Scalp Serum.
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a sex hormone related to androgenetic alopecia that can cause your hair to thin earlier in life. DHT is not inherently dangerous. In fact, sufficient levels can actually prevent skin inflammation. However, excessive levels of DHT can prevent you from having healthy, thick hair.
Few hair products on the market regulate DHT effectively, but clinical research shows that caffeine for hair growth as an ingredient in hair serums can help. Caffeine blocks the hair follicle-damaging effects of DHT.
As an ingredient in Divi’s Scalp Serum, caffeine enables cells to regenerate by blocking enzymes that prevent cell signaling. The result is thicker, stronger, healthier hair.
Additionally, applying caffeine is a great way to extend the growth phase of your hair cycle, also known as the anagen phase. Caffeine helps hair cells produce ATP, an essential molecule in human cells that gives hair follicles the energy to keep growing.
Other studies support the claim that caffeine improves hair growth. Research says women are more receptive to the benefits of caffeine for hair loss due to lower levels of DHT in their bodies. No matter your sex, investing in caffeine-infused serums is a smart way to pursue longer, healthier hair.
Using Caffeine Safely on Your Scalp to Promote Hair Growth
Our Divi products allow you to apply caffeine-infused solutions directly to your scalp via topical application. Simply put ¾ of a dropper of Divi’s Scalp Serum on your scalp once a day, massage it in with your fingers, and allow the ingredients to settle into your follicles. There’s no need to wash or rinse the product out.
You may notice a tingling sensation, but this is normal. Caffeine and other active ingredients in the serum, like peppermint oil, hydrate your hair and encourage the skin on your scalp to breathe. The caffeine might also alleviate irritation and feel soothing if you have sensitive skin.
Who Benefits From Caffeine for Hair Growth?
We've reviewed some medical conditions that caffeine may help treat, but who should use this ingredient? Regardless of who you are, caffeine for hair growth can significantly improve your appearance and confidence.
Anyone Who Wants Thicker or Longer Hair
We live in a world where appearances matter. You want to look your best when promoting yourself in specific fields, like acting, politics or sales. You may feel uncomfortable submitting a professional headshot if you have thinning or patchy hair.
Caffeine-infused products are an excellent way to restore the appearance of volume and length around the entire scalp. A caffeine treatment can help you regain confidence and look younger.
Pregnancy can cause dramatic changes in your hormonal balance, leading to hair loss. New mothers who want to protect their hair from excessive shedding can benefit from regular caffeine treatment. Unlike ingesting coffee or caffeinated tea, topical applications are safe during pregnancy. They can even improve your overall hair health and shine.
College should be some of the best years of your life, but early pattern baldness can quickly affect your confidence. Genetics and other health factors may cause your hair loss to begin in your early or mid-20s. Slow down the process by applying a caffeine treatment to your scalp once a day.
As a business professional, you likely value your finances. That is why you deserve to find a cost-efficient and reliable hair care solution. Don't fall for companies making big promises on serums that can't deliver.
Research is on our side. We commissioned a third-party research firm to conduct an eight-week, single-blind study to observe how our caffeine-infused products responded in adult men and women. Most participants agreed that the product cooled their roots and left their scalps feeling nourished.
With these clinically proven results, you can invest in a hair care solution without worry. Look your best during the next business meeting or conference.
Hair Dye Enthusiasts
Hair dye gives you plenty of options to change your appearance and express yourself. Still, the process can be quite damaging to your roots and scalp. Fortunately, treatment with Divi’s Scalp Serum containing caffeine is a great way to protect yourself from early hair loss that may occur from dying your hair regularly. Harsh hair dye products can dehydrate the scalp and restrict follicles, especially after heat treatment. Caffeine allows your roots to expand and exfoliates the area to keep your scalp free of bacteria or dandruff.
Caffeine Working With Other Ingredients in Divi’s Scalp Serum
Caffeine for hair growth is more powerful when combined with other clean ingredients like peppermint oil, rosemary leaf extract and amino acids. Divi’s Scalp Serum includes numerous extracts to fortify the effects of caffeine and prevent hair loss.
Studies indicate that peppermint oil can extend the hair growth phase and soothe the scalp. Additionally, peppermint oil can improve follicle depth, encouraging your hair to grow longer. Caffeine-infused products with peppermint oil are powerful against skin conditions like eczema. They facilitate blood circulation, prevent redness and irritation, and hydrate the scalp.
Rosemary Leaf Extract
Did you know rosemary leaves may be as effective as Minoxidil (one of the market's most popular hair growth products)? The only notable difference is rosemary extract is less likely to cause dryness and pain around the scalp. Rosemary leaf oil encourages cell regeneration that speeds up hair growth and protects it from dangerous microbes.
Still, rosemary extract can be relatively weak on its own. As part of Divi’s Scalp Serum, a mixture of caffeine and peptides reinforces rosemary leaf extract, enabling it to act faster.
According to some studies, copper peptides supply the scalp with oxygen and nutrient-dense blood for more substantial hair growth. Pairing this ingredient with caffeine may reduce hair thinning and even stop hair loss. Additionally, copper tripeptide-1 can possibly improve or maintain your hair color because of its melanin-producing properties. Caffeine stimulates the follicles and allows the peptide to reach the entire length of the hair.
The eucalyptus tree produces a concentrated oil that you can find in Divi’s Scalp Serum. This anti-fungal extract protects against dry scalp and even parasites. Caffeine and eucalyptus solutions promote natural hair growth by targeting hair follicles and encouraging cells to multiply.
Divi’s Scalp Serum for Hair Growth and a Healthy Scalp
As you can see, caffeine offers profound benefits as part of your hair care routine. At Divi, we have formulated a caffeine-infused, vegan-friendly Scalp Serum with clean ingredients proven to manage hair loss and promote growth. Our ethical approach to hair care does not include animal products or artificial fragrances that damage your skin. We make our products in the United States and submit them for dermatologist testing and study.
Divi’s website has the information you need to begin your healthy hair journey. Read about each of the other ingredients in our Scalp Serum and learn about the science behind them. If you worry that your hair loss is worsening, or if you have an itchy, irritated scalp, give Divi’s Scalp Serum a try.