What does caffeine and the male hair have in common?
A great deal, according to a German scientist.
He has discovered, in collaboration with German research institutes and clinics that the morning booster drink combats male hair loss.
Research and Development of Dr Kurt Wolff head, Dr Adolf Klenk said the research provided evidence that once caffeine penetrated deep into the hair roots, it could protect the hair from negative testosterone impact and premature hair loss.
“We invented a shampoo from concentrated caffeine which delivers energy needed for hair growth phase and it also worked to counteract the effect of testosterone that causes baldness,” he said.
However, he said the treatment was not really effective for reversal but more on prevention.
“The young guy should start the prevention treatment from puberty, especially if he has genetic basis…it can be ascertained from the father and grandfather’s history of hair condition.”
Dr Klenk said drinking coffee could not provide the same effect because the dose of caffeine needed to make its way up to the hair root was about 40 to 50 cups of coffee consumption and it would be quickly diluted and excreted by the body.
He was in Kuala Lumpur recently, to present his pioneering research on the effects of caffeine on hair loss and has travelled around the world to share his knowledge on this discovery.