Caffeine Fights Hair Loss and Promotes Hair Growth
Ever thought that your cup of morning coffee could do more than just give you the kick you need to start the day? Many individuals rely on a certain dose of caffeine to simply get through the day, or satisfy those coffee cravings. But it has been proven that caffeine holds many more benefits for people, one of which is that it helps to fight off male pattern baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia). Yes, you read right – Caffeine actually helps to prevent male pattern baldness, and also promotes healthy hair growth.
If hair loss or baldness is getting you down and affecting your self-confidence, it might be time to do something about it. There are a number of natural and medical treatments and ways to help prevent and even restore hair growth.
What is male pattern baldness and what exactly causes this condition?
To understand how caffeine helps to prevent male pattern baldness and promotes healthy hair growth, it is important to understand the causes of Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness). This condition is the most common cause of hair loss in men (usually over 50 years of age). Male pattern baldness is caused by a combination of genetics and a male hormone. Cells in the skin on the scalp change the male hormone Testosterone. Ultimately, this hormone causes the hair follicle to reduce in size, after which the hair itself will start to thin, and eventually stop growing from these hair follicles. Hair loss can be very distressing, especially if it occurs at a young age. There are however a number of things an individual can do to help put off their male pattern baldness, which includes natural remedies such as adapting their diets or taking FDA approved medication. Let’s have a look at how caffeine helps to reverse the affects of male pattern baldness.
How does caffeine help prevent Androgenetic Alopecia?
Caffeine is known to increases cellular metabolic activity. The theory is that caffeine could reduce the shrinking of the hair follicle, which will, effectively, help prevent male pattern baldness and hair loss. Studies have already been conducted in this regard, showing that caffeine actually stimulates hair growth in cell-cultured follicles, in the following manner:
- Promoting a longer hair shaft in both male and female cell-cultured follicles.
- Increasing the amount of hair matrix keratinocytes (the cells that form the hair shaft and its surrounding protective structure in both male and female cell-cultured hair follicles).
- Increasing the stimulation of a hair growth factor called IGF-1 in both male and female cell-cultured hair follicles.
If you are not seeing an improvement in your hair loss condition regardless of a regular caffeine intake, the it might be time to seek medical advice.
Surgical and non-surgical treatments for male pattern baldness
Dr. André Nel at Hair, Skin & Wellness Clinic in Dublin offers both surgical and non-surgical solutions for individuals suffering from Androgenetic Alopecia. If you are concerned about your hair loss or baldness, Dr. Nel will assist by assessing your current condition, and advise you on the best solution. Non-surgical options will be discussed, as well as a more permanent hair loss solution, namely a hair transplant.
Don’t let your hair loss get you down, talk to the team at Hair, Skin & Wellness Clinic today to book a consultation.
Contact Dr. André Nel at their hair restoration clinic in Dublin, Ireland today.