If you are an ardent coffee lover, you’re in for some treat. While too much caffeine might be bad for your health, you’ll be happy to know that it actually is a wonder ingredient for your hair. Besides lifting up your mood and waking you up in the morning; coffee happens to be a super ingredient for achieving healthy shiny locks too. It promotes hair growth, makes hair darker and shinier and also improves texture. Try these DIY coffee masks to get the hair of your dreams...
- 1. Benefits of coffee for hair
- 2. How to use coffee on hair
- - Coffee and coconut oil mask
- - Coffee, honey and olive oil mask
- - Coffee, lemon and yogurt mask
- - Coffee and egg yolk mask
- - Coffee, lemon and cinnamon hair mask
- - Coffee and sugar scalp scrub
- - Coffee and mayonnaise hair mask
- 3. FAQs about coffee for hair
1. Benefits of coffee for hair
Here are some of the major benefits of coffee for hair:
- Coffee hair masks are able to stimulate your hair roots and improve their texture. Which, in turn, can help inhibit hair loss and boost hair growth.
- When used a rinse, the coffee brew can help detangle unmanageable hair and make the hair shafts stronger and smoother.
- When used a scrub, coffee and help detoxify the scalp, get rid of product buildup and help maintain good scalp health overall.
- Brewed coffee, when used as a spray, can help add vibrancy to natural hair colour.
- Coffee oil is rich in phytosterols and when massaged into the scalp can help boost blood circulation.
- A coffee paste can be used as a natural dye for covering up grey hair.
- Brewed coffee mixed with leave-in conditioners can enhance their effect and help nourish hair strands from deep within.
2. How to use coffee on hair
Now that you are aware of all the fabulous benefits coffee can have on your mane, let's look at some of the DIY hair masks that can help deliver those benefits to your hair.
- Coffee and coconut oil mask
Coffee powder brewed with coconut oil helps increase blood circulation in the scalp and stimulates hair growth. Coconut oil locks in the moisture in scalps and caffeine in coffee prevent hair loss.
How to make: To prepare this mask, heat up a quarter cup of coconut oil at low temperature and add a 1 tablespoon of roasted coffee beans. Brew and stir so it doesn’t burn. Sieve and apply once a week before hair wash.
- Coffee, honey and olive oil mask
This mask ensures hydrated lustrous locks as olive and honey both have moisturizing properties. Coffee on the other hand combined with these two If you have dry hair, then this mask is your best bet.
How to make: Take one tablespoon of coffee powder and one tablespoon of honey and olive oil each. Mix the ingredients well and make a smooth paste. Apply on hair from root to tip and let it sit for at least half an hour. Rinse and wash with a mild shampoo.
- Coffee, lemon and yogurt mask
Yogurt provides deep conditioning to your hair, tames the frizz and smoothens hair cuticles. Lemon and coffee cleanse and exfoliates the scalp resulting in supple, healthy hair.
How to make: For soft and silky hair, make this mask by adding one cup of plain yogurt, one tablespoon of coffee powder and some lemon juice in a bowl. Stir and apply the mask on hair. Wash hair with lukewarm water after 30-40 minutes.
- Coffee and egg yolk mask
Egg yolks are rich in vitamins, iron, sodium and lectin - all of which help restore damaged hair caused by external aggressors. It has also been known to regulate oily scalps and help restore brittle and dull hair.
How to make: For a nourishing hair mask, mix one tbsp of coffee powder with one egg yolk and make into a paste. Apply the paste all over your scalp and hair, massage it in for five minutes. Let it sit for an hour and wash off with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo.
- Coffee, lemon and cinnamon hair mask
As mentioned earlier, coffee can be used as a natural hair dye for covering up greys. Adding cinnamon to it stimulates the scalp and helps promote hair growth.
How to make: For a gentle hair mask that will add vibrancy to your natural hair colour, combine a tbsp of coffee powder, 203 drops of lemon and a pinch of cinnamon. Apply the paste on wet hair (leave out the scalp) and leave for at least an hour. Once done, wash off the paste with cold water and a mild shampoo.
- Coffee and sugar scalp scrub
Both ground coffee and powdered sugar work as great natural exfoliators. When used as a scalp scrub, this mix can help stimulate hair follicles and boost hair growth.
How to make: To make this effective scalp scrub, mix grounded coffee beans and granulated sugar and use to exfoliate your scalp while wet. Gently massage for 10-15 minutes, then leave it on there for another 30 minutes; wash off with cold water and a mild shampoo.
- Coffee and mayonnaise hair mask
This might sound weird but mayonnaise can actually do wonders for your hair! It helps add shine to dull hair, improves hair structure, and treats split ends.
How to make: To make this offbeat hair mask, mix one tbsp of coffee powder with one tbsp of mayonnaise and one tsp of natural glycerin. Apply the mask all over wet hair, and scalp, and leave it for 40-45 minutes. Wash off with mild shampoo and cold water.
3. FAQs about coffee for hair
1) Can I leave coffee in my hair overnight?
A. Yes, you can leave coffee in your hair overnight. But made sure to do so by wearing a head covering, as coffee can stain your pillowcases.
2) Which coffee is best for hair?
A. Organic coffee powder is best for topical use on your hair. It is free of preservatives and can blend well with other ingredients for effective hair treatments.
3) Can I put coffee in my shampoo?
A. Yes, you can add any organic coffee powder in your shampoo. This practice can help stimulate your scalp and help make your hair grow faster.
4) What are the side effects of using coffee in your hair?
A. Coffee is a pretty safe ingredient to be used in your DIY hair treatments. Just make sure to use organic coffee for best results, however, even instant coffee can deliver the desired results as well.