Baldness :: Coffee can cure male baldness
Coffee can cure male baldness because caffeine found stimulating the growth tiny hair follicles, revealed by a study published in the International Journal of Dermatology.
The study, carried out by a team of boffins led by Dr Tobias Fischer at the University of Jena in Germany, found that caffeine stimulates the growth tiny follicles, the tiny sacs in the scalp from which hair grows, in men who are starting to lose their hair.
The researchers noted that caffeine helps slow baldness in men by blocking the effects of a chemical known to damage hair follicles.
However, before you reach for that cup of coffee, you have to know that boffins estimate that up to 60 cups a day would be the amount needed for significant amounts to reach follicles in the scalp.
The boffins are nonetheless, optimistic that caffeine can be a ?promising candidate for hair growth stimulation?. “Caffeine is a well-known substance, yet little is known about its effect on human hair follicle growth. But this study shows it`s a promising candidate for hair growth stimulation,” the Daily Mail quoted him, as saying.
Now, German cosmetics firm Alpecin has developed a caffeine-rich solution that can be rubbed on the scalp.
Most baldness is caused when hair follicles become exposed to too much dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, a chemical produced by the male hormone testosterone. Based on this, experts believe that men with high levels of testosterone are more likely to lose their hair.