Can caffeine shampoo cure hair loss?

POSTED: 12 September 2019

Caffeine Shampoos Can Cure Hair Loss and Other Myths


Any man or woman suffering from hair loss will be acutely aware of the moment they looked in the mirror to discover their hairline was regressing.

This can be a very stressful time and everyone apart from those with solid-steel confidence will attempt to save what remains of their hair. There are some undoubted psychological ramifications of hair loss and for many experiencing this dramatic effect of ageing 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 large sums of money on ‘miracle’ cures’.

There are charlatans at large within the hair loss industry and many of the remedies on offer simply don’t cut it.

At the time of writing, 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 result in skin issues and allergic reactions.

Chemicals such as caffeine or taurine cannot cure baldness. This is just one of many misconceptions about fighting hair thinning. 

Some of the most popular ones include:

Hair Loss Myth - Wearing a Hat is Bad for Your Hair


Human beings were suffering from hair loss long before the invention of the hat. However, there are plenty of ‘reliable’ sources that state that a hat can cause problems. 

There is some evidence to suggest that if you were wearing particularly tight headwear, it could pressure the areas where it meets the skin. This could potentially lead to traction alopecia. This aside, there is no real evidence to suggest people should leave their hats at home. 

Hair Loss Myth – Stress Causes Hair Loss


Whilst it is certainly true that life-changing events such as severe illness or a family bereavement can trigger hair loss, this type of stress-related balding is often temporary and certainly reversible.

Hair Loss Myth – Exposure to Sun Will Cause Hair Loss


It’s vitally important to look after your skin during the summer months. Using SPF Sun Cream will help to prevent cancer and skin damage. However, it plays no role whatsoever 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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