Enjoyed by millions of us every day in the form of coffee, tea, and soft drinks, caffeine is a naturally occurring chemical stimulant that can prevent fatigue, improve alertness, and enhance concentration.
Caffeine in the form of coffee is packed with magnesium, potassium, manganese, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and other nutrients. Caffeine has also been linked to the prevention of weight gain and assisting with weight loss, as it helps to suppress the appetite.
Consuming too much caffeine can negate these positive effects, however. If you consume over 500 to 600 mg of caffeine daily, you may be at risk for irritability, insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, an upset stomach, or a rapid heartbeat.
There is no proof that caffeine causes baldness or hair loss though. In fact, there are claims that caffeine has a positive effect on hair follicles, as the stimulant causes hair cells to produce more of the healthy chemical ATP (a form of energy that promotes hair growth).
But as caffeine can lead to weight loss or may keep you up at night, these possible reactions to caffeine may result in hair loss. Telogen effluvium is a condition in which hair is lost following physical or emotional stress, and rapid weight loss can be a stress to your system. Sleep deprivation means less time for stem cells to function, which can lead to hair loss through the decrease in cell productivity.
Hair loss can affect both men and women, whether they consume caffeine or not. If you increase or decrease your caffeine consumption, and find that you are still struggling with hair loss, then consider scalp micropigmentation as a long-term solution to this frustrating problem.
Scalp micropigmentation is a cosmetic process that can create the natural appearance of a fuller head of hair through injecting small amounts of pigment into the skin. The scalp micropigmentation experts at Hairline Ink can help clients complete their treatment in a relatively short amount of time, often within 2 to 3 sessions!