Coffee and Hair Health

woman with brown hair drinking a cup of coffee from a white mug

Most people can’t start the day without a cup of coffee. Whether it’s just a part of their routine, or they need a little pick me up, coffee can be just what you need to get you motivated to take on the day. However, coffee has more benefits than just being consumed as a beverage.

“Caffeine also has some benefits for the hair; it promotes growth. Here are ways in which coffee benefits hair when topically applied:

Hair loss treatment: No woman likes to lose their hair as this even affects their self-confidence. Caffeine in coffee is great for hair. When a topical application is done on the hair or scalp, it finds its way to the roots and stimulates them.

Hair growth

Coffee stimulates the hair roots by improving its structure and growth. Caffeine can thus restore hair growth and/or prevent hair loss.


Manageable hair

Coffee brew can be used to detangle the hair; it makes the hair shaft stronger and smoother, making it easier to manage while giving it a natural sheen.


Hair mask

Coffee can also be used on hair as a hair mask. A tablespoon of honey and olive oil each then add two teaspoons of coffee powder. Make a smooth paste then apply to the hair. Leave it on for about half an hour then rinse it off.”

Before you start pouring your morning java all over your head, make sure to consult with your Ottawa hairstylist and see if these caffeine treatments are the best move for your particular head of hair.