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Coffee can keeping you awake and get you through the day, but did you know that caffeine in coffee also make it a fantastic stimulant for hair growth? Applying coffee to your hair can promote hair growth, reduce hair loss, improve hair shine and darken hair color.

4 Surprising benefits of coffee for hair

Here are how coffee can help your hair:

Restore hair growth

Caffeine has a positive effect on the hair follicle, as it can promote the production of a chemical that helps the hair follicle in its active growing phase. This helps the hair to continue to grow, rather than shrinking.

4 Surprising benefits of coffee for hair

Reduce hair loss

Caffeine can stimulate blood circulation and prevent hair loss. It also activates a growth factor that helps prevent hair cells from dying or going into a dormant state, and targets the hormone DHT that is responsible for hair loss. When the hormone DHT attaches itself to the hair follicles it prevents the vitamin, proteins and minerals from providing the hair with the nutrients needed to keep the hair growth cycle going.

Promote softer and shinier hair

The antioxidant properties and nutrients of caffeine add shine to your hair. Anecdotal evidence suggests that rinsing your hair with coffee reduces the dullness of hair and makes it smoother. This can also reduce frizz and revive your hair’s appearance.

Darken hair color

Coffee can darken your grey hair naturally if you apply it to you hair. The coffee stain will darken the shade of your hair strands. Therefore it is a quick fix for hiding gray strands if you have brown of black hair. For the best results, use strong coffee.

4 Surprising benefits of coffee for hair

Naturals by Watsons Coffee range contains Certified Organic African Coffee, also known as “Drink of the Gods”, it harnesses the energising and antioxidant effects of caffeine for an invigorating way to start your day.


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