Scientists have shown that the sex hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) might be responsible for male pattern baldness, which is known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Experts have said that DHT destroys hair follicles. Testosterone is said to be the root cause of this process, which leads to baldness in men. Hair loss of this nature is majorly triggered by the power of genetics, which seems to be an irresolvable issue. However, experts have suggested that caffeine application might be able to solve this problem. They have said that people do not need to opt for costly drugs or undergo invasive treatments. Such options are linked with nasty implications. In a study, applying caffeine extracted from coffee has stimulated potential hair growth and halted male pattern baldness. Experts have said that caffeine blocks DHT by reducing testosterone.
Experts have used scalp biopsy samples from AGA patients, which have been produced using different quantities of testosterone and caffeine for 120 to 192 hours. The study has found that concentrations of 0.001 percent and 0.005 percent of caffeine have been able to reduce the effects of testosterone on hair growth. Experts have seen greater hair shaft extension at 120 hours after caffeine application as compared to the control group. The findings of the study clearly indicate that caffeine is a great hair growth stimulator, which might be effective in treating AGA as well. Hair loss is a result of a variety of external and internal processes. Disturbing these processes can be risky at times. Experts have found that genetics has been a leading cause of hair loss in men.
A recent study has found that hair follicles are a faster drug delivery route for topically applied therapies. Experts have been studying the follicular diffusion of topical caffeine in hair follicles. Another study has as well examined the follicular diffusion of topical application of caffeine in a form of shampoo for two minutes. They have found that there have been faster and higher diffusion via hair follicles as compared to the interfollicular route, which is located between follicles. Experts have found that hair follicles have absorbed caffeine much faster than any other pathway after 20 minutes of application. The National Health Service has said that there are two types of effective treatments for AGA, the first one is finasteride, and the second one is minoxidil. The health agency has clearly warned that women should not go for finasteride as it might lead to undesirable side effects.