Caffeine and Hair Growth

I have been using tea rinses every week for the last month. I rinse green tea after my DT and leave it in until I am ready to exit the shower. I don't know if it is making my hair grow any faster, but my amount of shedding as decrease alot. Also my hair color seems to be a little richer. I am probably not seeing a large difference in growth because green tea has less caffine. I have an old can of coffee in my pantry so I'll switch to coffee and see what the difference is.
Thanks Libra08! I have no idea how I missed that thread on LHCF. I just read through most of the coffee thread, and I'll take a look at the tea thread in a bit.

The coffee thread seemed like some people had really good results. If nothing else their shedding was down - so that's good - I would think.

@DBOO75115 - If you try the coffee let us know. I think at least if you're keeping your shedding down with the tea - it might just be worth it.

I actually tried a coffee rinse today, the results were fine. My hair sort of smells like coffee even after rinsing,but that's fine since I like the smell of coffee.

I didn't really notice any difference in my shedding, but today is my first try at it. I'll keep trying and see if there is any difference *keeps fingers crossed*.
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i just added it to a small container of coconut suave. my hair felt so bad afterwards i never tried it again
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i just added it to a small container of coconut suave. my hair felt so bad afterwards i never tried it again
Originally Posted by katherinelovesevryone
Wow - I'm sorry that happened. Seems like there are mixed reviews out there, but from what I saw on LHCF, a lot of people really like it.
Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

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i just added it to a small container of coconut suave. my hair felt so bad afterwards i never tried it again
Originally Posted by katherinelovesevryone
Did you DC afterwards? I think most people have to DC or they end up with dry, brittle hair. Almost like they've done a protein treatment.
I actually just took some caffeine pills, dissolved them in water (after removing the coating), mixed in some oil and Jessicurl WDT (for viscosity), and put it into a color applicator bottle (the kind with the pointed tip for squeezing directly onto scalp/roots). I figured I'd use it as a scalp treatment to avoid the possibility of it drying out my hair. I applied it on my scalp and then put my DT on my actual hair. I'll keep doing this 1-2 times a week and if I notice any changes, I'll let you ladies know
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I actually just took some caffeine pills, dissolved them in water (after removing the coating), mixed in some oil and Jessicurl WDT (for viscosity), and put it into a color applicator bottle (the kind with the pointed tip for squeezing directly onto scalp/roots). I figured I'd use it as a scalp treatment to avoid the possibility of it drying out my hair. I applied it on my scalp and then put my DT on my actual hair. I'll keep doing this 1-2 times a week and if I notice any changes, I'll let you ladies know
Originally Posted by CheveuxSauvage
Please do! I'm so curious. I'm still doing my coffee rinses.
Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
BC: July 21, 2008
Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

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Originally Posted by CheveuxSauvage
The middle passage.
OK, so it's been a couple of months since I've started using caffeine as a scalp treatment to promote hair growth (per the study that was released over the summer).

My hair definitely grew a lot in the last couple of months; I was actually pleasantly surpised when I saw recently how much longer it is. It's hard for me to tell, since my shrinkage is incredible.

I don't know how much of a role the caffeine played, because even though my hair grew much faster than it normally does, I also read somewhere that hair grows faster in the summer than in the winter. I don't know why that would be, so I'm not sure how much I believe that. Anyway, even if this is true, it means that I have no way of knowng if the faster growth is a result of the caffeine or the climate. I intend to keep doing the caffeine treatment, so if the growth keeps up, I'll definitly let you guys know. I mean, it'll take another couple of months for me to realize it, but I'll get to it eventually

Just as a reminder for anyone who wants to ty it, I've been taking regular caffeine pills, dissolving them in water, adding some oil(s), and adding conditioner so everything stays mixed. I put it into an applicator bottle (with the narrow tip) and apply it to the scalp. I do this when I'm DTing so it can "marinate" for a good while. I don't apply it to the length of my hair because some people have shared that caffeine dries their hair out.

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I'm going to start spraying (another spray bottle) cooled brewed black tea on my scalp. My other mixture will just be sprayed onto the hair itself.


Just so you know, I think most of the "coffee" products out there (i.e...coffee butter, coffee oil) don't actually contain "caffeine".
Apparently "caffeine" is a water soluble product so those oil products won't have it.... "It does not have caffeine in it as caffeine is a water soluble component of the bean" (fromnaturewithlove.com)

So if this is true, apply these butters/oils won't do a thang but make your head smell like coffee.
Is anyone doing this still? Although Coffee butter/oil does not contain direct caffeine, but it is still said that it stimulates the scalp. I've tried a butter/hair butter who's ingredients are coffee oil, coco butter and sunflower oil. I decided to apply it to the scalp and some other friens scalp one day since it's a natural butter, and started feeling stimulation. When asked my friends said the same thing. So I'm trying it to see if there is any truth to it. Hmmm. But still curious to see if anyone is still doing this regime.
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Hmm, it could be totally unrelated but I've had the opposite effect. Due to an ovarian cyst I have really reduced the amount of caffeine in my diet, however my hair seems to have grown faster! I can tell because I can plainly see my darker roots and I'm due for a touch up this Friday. Maybe I've just had a better diet overall? More vitamins and protein?
I was just browsing through a magazine and saw an advertisement for Garnier Frutis Fortifying Shampoo. It says that the shampoo is "fortified" with caffeine, biotin and fruit viatamins. I guess this caffeine business does something ... Thanks for posting!!
the reason some may have bad experiences with tea or coffee in hair treatments is because along with the caffeine is acid. a little acid will close the hair shaft down and make it look glossy, like you'd get from the old school cranberry juice rinse, but straight up lemon juice can be down right stripping. depending on how you handle the coffee/tea prep, you can reduce the acid levles if you want to use something like this daily, but may also want to consider looking into lower acid plants.

coffee also contains protein, and too much of that can also be damaging. though there may not be much, you are talking about leaving it sit on hair and scalp for extended periods of time, and eventually that can add up.

tea and coffee both have natural oils that may get absorbed as well, and that may be good, unless you spend a lot of time outside in temps that solidify the oil in the hair shaft. dose anyone know what temp that is?

and finally, what ELSE are you using with the caffeine? in the midwest, coconut oil can lead to hair breakage quickly due to a low solidifying temp making the oil, now attached to hair, brittle. egg masks are not for everyone. and there are many oils that are exelent for African curls that will just leave European hair slimy or greasy because the partials are too large for the hair to absorb. in my own family, my sister's hair will soak up nearly anything applied to it, holding temporary colors for months, but my hair will only dependably hold basic black, and even then, only permanent. when mixing coffee into conditioning treatment, try starting with a rinse out conditioner you can count on for your personal hair, and keep in mind any ingredients that don't play nicely with your type.

also, i have nothing nice to say about suave conditioners. that company has always left my hair tangled, dull and frizzy. for my money, l'oreal takes less product to do the job and consistently leaves my hair in better condition than anything else, as well as being a subsidiary of redken meaning it tends to have better science than many drugstore brands to back up claims.

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