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Can caffeine shampoo cure hair loss?

POSTED: 12 September 2019

Caffeine hair shampoo is a popular and instant choice to help regain hair loss. The caffeine in the shampoo is claimed to re-produce hair growth at the roots. But how reliable is caffeine shampoo to help with hair loss?   


Caffeine Shampoos and Hair Loss


Suffering from hair loss can be distressing, particularly when it first happens, and unfortunately, it can happen at any age for both men and women.  

While this can be a stressful time, everyone will attempt to save what remains of their hair and go to all measures to ensure it’s not noticeable or to research into regaining hair loss through different methods such as using caffeine shampoo or undergoing a hair transplant.  

There are some undoubted psychological ramifications of hair loss. For many experiencing this dramatic effect of ageing, it can be a harsh reminder of their mortality and the inevitable passage of time. Naturally, this can lead those affected to take drastic action and potentially squandering vast sums of money on ‘miracle cures’ that are often quoted in the media and across the internet. It is critical that you seek medical and expert advice to help regain hair loss. Dr Shahmalak is a well-known hair surgeon and hair loss specialist across the medical sector, in the UK and overseas. If you are concerned about your hair loss, contact Crown Clinic today to discuss your options with a qualified expert.  

There are charlatans at large within the hair loss industry, and many of the remedies on offer aren’t sufficient enough to combat the issue, and some are merely a money-making scheme. Please refer to our previous article regarding the hidden dangers of cheap hair transplants

There are two known chemical remedies for balding; Finasteride and Minoxidil. However, both forms of treatments have potential side effects. Finasteride can result in erectile dysfunction, and Minoxidil can cause skin problems and allergic reactions. 

Unfortunately, chemicals such as caffeine and taurine cannot cure baldness. It’s just one of many misconceptions about fighting hair loss and shedding.


Other Hair Loss Myths 

Here are some other common hair loss myths.


Wearing a Hat is Bad for Your Hair 

Believe or not, some people claim that wearing a hat can have a detrimental effect on your hair. 

Humans have been wearing hats for centuries and were suffering from hair loss long before the hat was invented. Hair loss isn’t a recent problem; it’s been around since life began. However, there are substantial ‘reliable’ sources that state that a hat can cause problems. 

Some evidence suggests that if you were wearing particularly tight headwear, it could add pressure to the areas where it meets the skin on your scalp. As a result, it could potentially lead to Traction Alopecia. 

This aside, there is no real evidence to suggest people should leave their hats at home, particularly for those wanted to shield the sun away from their face or keep their head warm during the colder months. 


Stress Causes Hair Loss 

Stress and hair loss is true to an extent. Certain life-changing events such as a severe illness or a family bereavement can trigger hair loss. However, this type of stress-related balding is often temporary and certainly reversible.  

Please have a read of our article for more information regarding the impact stress can have on your hair. Or get in touch with Crown Clinic today for more information and advice regarding a hair transplant or hair loss. 


Exposure to Sun Will Cause Hair Loss 

While the sun can be harmful on your skin, there is no evidence to suggest that exposure to the sun can cause hair loss.  

It’s vitally important to look after your skin during the summer months or when you’re exposed to warm-climate temperatures. Using SPF sun cream will help to prevent skin cancer and skin damage. However, it plays no role in preventing hair loss, as the sun, and any level of exposure to it has no relation to balding. 


These are just a few of the many myths associated with hair loss. If you’re struggling with your hairline, it may be worth considering a hair transplant. To arrange a consultation, contact Crown Clinic today.  

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