Natural Hair Care

Treating Hair Fall with Coffee

I have been having a horrible time lately with my hair coming out when I wash it and when I comb it. It had really gotten to be quite disturbing. I am 42 years old and I am quite sure I am at the beginning of early menopause and as I have read, hair fall is a symptom of menopause.

I have been having a horrible time lately with my hair coming out when I wash it and when I comb it. It had really gotten to be quite disturbing. I am 42 years old and I am quite sure I am at the beginning of early menopause and as I have read, hair fall is a symptom of menopause. So basically ladies, we have not suffered enough during our child-bearing years with cramps, cravings, weight gain, etc, but then we transition to-night sweats, hot flashes, no more chances of having children (or more children if you already have some), and hair coming out. NIIIIIIIICCCE. Thank Eve, for having to have a bite of that damn apple (but again, probably a period craving).

Ok, on to the real purpose of this post. I had been reading that caffeine would be good for hair fall. The articles were about a caffeine supplement, but I am all about saving money and using natural products when and where I can. I have abandoned the idea of No Poo because for me, it just didn't work. Made my hair to dry, to oily, etc. I have resolved to using Johnson and Johnson Lavender baby shampoo and it is working beautifully, so I had to figure out how to incorporate coffee into the shampoo.

My husband drinks very finely ground Espresso so I borrowed a bit of his (½ scoop of coffee, dry, not used) and took it with me to shampoo. I mixed a bit of coffee into the shampoo I put in my hand, rubbed it together and added it to my hair.  I washed my hair as I would with only shampoo and the coffee seemed to make the shampoo lather A LOT!

I repeated the wash until I had used all the coffee, about 3 washes (wet, lather, rinse, repeat, and repeat again) I did. Then you have to be sure to rinse all the coffee out of your hair. I rinse really well and still find when I comb my hair out that I still see some grounds come out. It's not really a big deal.

I did notice immediately that I was still loosing hair, but not nearly as much. After washing my hair this way three-times (over the course of 3 weeks) I noticed today, I lost about 10 hairs, instead of clumps. Which is amazing.

What I used:

Johnson and Johnson Lavender Shampoo

Cafe La Rica Espresso (Wal-Mart sells it for $1.98 for 12 oz)

Water from the sink

Let me know if you have questions, or comments.  I am happy to help.