What is caffeine?
Caffeine is an alkaloid substance, derived from the plants and seeds of plants such as the coffee plant. Caffeine has a stimulating effect in humans on our Central Nervous System (CNS) and it also acts as a muscle relaxant – a diuretic agent. Today, caffeine is the number one psychoactive “drug” today, and is perfectly legal and can be found in every drug store. Using caffeine can restore alertness and evoke awareness from a sleepier state of mind.
Believe it or not, hair is actually made out of a protein called keratin. That’s right – your hair is a big chunk of protein. But why do we have hair? What is it good for? Turns out that hair is linked to keeping our body warm (at least, our ancestors), helps us attract members of the opposite sex, helps us protect our skin and also serves part as a sensor in our skin. Our hair grows from inside the Dermis (a layer in your skin), and its base (the hair shaft) produce the actual visible hair, as the hair is actually much longer than visible as its roots are deep inside the dermis.
How does hair grow?
Your hair follicles each has a growth phase mode that lasts between 2 and 8 years. This phase is called the “Anagen”, the growth phase – the phase in which the follicle or hair bulb is active, producing normal thick hair that lasts years and doesn’t fall off. The hair then enters the “Catagen” phase – after a long growth phase a signal is being sent to the hair follicle, ceasing its activity – the amount of pigment is reduced at the base of the hair shaft itself, and keratinized club is being formed. This cuts off the blood supply to the hair roots, forcing it to stop producing hair and waiting for the hair to fall. The third phase is the “Telogen” – a phase where a new hair is forged underneath the Catagen hair, waiting for the right time to burst out – just like a new tooth would do. When the hair is has enough nutrients, blood supply it can produce a new hair, however… When you suffer from baldness, your Anagen phases become shorter and shorter, and the “Telogen” phase to become longer and longer…
Caffeine’s effects on hair
This is where the miracle compound called caffeine enters the scene. Remember the Anagen phase we were talking about before? Well, turns out that caffeine can actually prolong the Anagen phase, put simply – Make your existing hair follicles produce active, Thicker, healthier hair for a longer period. See, when testosterone and DHT bind to our Hair follicles they suppress it, halting its growth, cutting off blood supply, in short -make us bald! When testosterone binds to our hair shaft, it inhibits the creation of a compound called c-AMP, a natural Occurring substance that is required to our hair cells to produce new hairs (making the good Anagen phase shorter, and the bad telogen phase longer). We don’t want that, do we? Luckily for us, this is one problem we can actually address – As caffeine works to stimulate an enzyme called adenylcyclase, which stimulates and promotes the activity of c-AMP. In plain language – it stops the process of baldness, give us hope to reversal (if the situation isn’t too progressed) and helps to thicken existing or new hair coming in. Please note that once the hair is dead – NOTHING CAN REVIVE IT. This is why it’s extremely important to act fast, when you first spot your baldness problem. So how can we use caffeine for hair loss? Do I just take some coffee and rub it on my scalp? Fortunately, a patented shampoo called “Alpecin” was formulated with the correct ratio of Caffeine and other hair boosting ingredients, and it considered the #1 shampoo in the world to fight baldness and to help maintain your mane. Doctors and dermatologist around the globe and especially in England and Germany recommend Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo for their hair loss patients. Another one of caffeine’s miracle abilities is its natural ability to Act as a pesticide that kills parasites, yeast infections and dandruff in your scalp. That’s what I call catching two birds with one stone – Stop your baldness & cure your dandruff condition! Caffeine also inhibits testosterone and DHT from binding onto of hair shafts, ensuring the potential of new hair growth to come in, and stabilization in hair loss.
For more information on Alpecin visit http://www.alpecincaffeineshampoo.com