Can caffeine have a positive or negative effect on hair growth for men and women who are having hair thinning problems?
This is a common question asked today in various forums online and offline, and is rarely answered in completeness.
Caffeine taken in high and frequent dosages can have a negative impact on hair because it over-stimulates the adrenal glands which then cause an imbalance in the blood (hormonally as well as Insulin) which then causes problems on hair growth.
It is a myth that caffeine can help boost hair growth – especially when taken orally; but funny enough, there are caffeine based shampoos that have been created which have done in-house studies apparently proving that adding caffeine to the scalp helps hair growth – this too is a myth, because the in-house study conducted the experiment in a test tube environment which was not inside the human body – the whole point of the experiment should have been how caffeine interacts with hormones and other blood balances in the body, but it failed to look into this in appropriate detail – hence this experiment is completely flawed, but still proves that hormone imbalances have a direct effect on the hair and hair loss/growth.
In Eastern medical thinking, it is believed that the blood is responsible for hair issues – this is true if you look at what blood contains, and this includes hormones as well as insulin – not only that, but if circulation is poor, blood cannot reach appropriately to the areas where it is needed – in the scalp – this causes inflammation because of poor circulation, as well as old hormone sitting in the scalp which is not being circulated, causing inflammation – this is the process of hair falling out.
To stop this process, one has to act on various levels to stop the hair falling out – one, is to massage your scalp, and two is to stop inflammation at the root level, by using something like the Taoist Handmade soap directly on the scalp and leaving it on for at least 3 minutes at a time – daily use might not be needed, but this depends on person to person – the other thing is the diet and exercise factors which need to be looked in – sugar and carbs must be cut down greatly, and if you are overweight, you must start to lose your weight to help this healing process to accelerate – its proven that less calories reverses biological aging, which is a beautiful phenomenon.
It is safe to say that the pharmaceutical industry does not want this information out in the open because the hair loss products created by them will be greatly affected – as all of them are meant to be taken for life, and even then, they most likely do not work in regrowing the hair in the scalp – which is not real healing in the first place.
That said, there are scientists genuinely trying to find cures for the bald who might want to invest a lot of money in hair re-growth, from stem cell research to carefully crafted chemicals that will boost hair growth – but the time for these are not now, as we do not have such pharmaceutical products – it is better to take the natural approach by changing your entire lifestyle and approaching this in a more positive way – as renewal of the body is always possible, as long as the body is alive (because your cells are constantly replicating to keep the current situation as it is).