Are Caffeine Shampoos Effective At Treating Hair Loss?

Are Caffeine Shampoos Effective In Treating Hair Loss?As we get older, many of us examine our hairline with more scrutiny and look more closely at the products we put in our hair. We hear and read up about all sorts of things from the kinds of shampoos and conditioners we should use, how often we should use them, if we’re using all-natural products, and more. All in an effort to give our hair the best protection we can give it.

One hair product that’s been talked about in recent years is caffeine shampoos. Can they be effective in treating hair loss?

Are Caffeine Shampoos Safe?

One of the most important things we can ask ourselves before we use a product in our hair is “is that product safe?” Luckily in this instance, caffeine shampoos are safe to use. The topical application of caffeine is not the same as ingesting it – so you can safely apply caffeine shampoo to your scalp even if you’re not supposed to be drinking it.

With that in mind, caffeine shampoos do have the potential for side effects. It is possible to experience scalp irritation and hair discoloration. Additionally, the shampoo can become less effective over time. So, while caffeine shampoo would be safe to apply daily, it won’t make using it that often more effective… and may increase the odds of scalp irritation.

Do Caffeine Shampoos Work?

Though there is no evidence to definitively prove that caffeine shampoos can go so far as to regrow hair, there have been some studies that have shown promise. That comes from how caffeine acts as a hormone suppressant (specifically of DHT).

DHT, also known as dihydrotestosterone, is a male hormone that promotes male traits which unfortunately includes male pattern baldness. By using caffeine – which is a natural suppressant of DHT – it is thought to have the potential to also suppress the onset of male pattern baldness.

Can I Use Caffeine Shampoo After Hair Transplant?

You should consult with your hair restoration physician about what to do to properly care for your hair moving forward after hair transplant surgery. Gentle baby shampoos are often recommended for a period of time after surgery.

That said, because caffeine shampoos are safe and have the potential for only mild side effects… it shouldn’t be particularly risky to use caffeine shampoo afterward. Try using a caffeine shampoo prior to the point where you’d have a hair transplant to see how your scalp reacts. If you are experiencing any scalp irritation, it might not be right for you.

RHRLI Can Help Restore Your Hair & Give You The Tools To Keep Hair Healthy

While there are hair products and lifestyle advice to follow that can benefit your hair, the reality is hair loss is simply unavoidable for most people. RHRLI is here to work with you to restore your hair after going through thinning or loss.

In addition to non-surgical options, RHRLI utilizes the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System, a FUE hair transplant procedure that is minimally invasive and will get you back to your day-to-day life quickly. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a consultation.

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