Well, most of us get hyped when we even hear the word coffee, because it not just smells awesome, but a lovely refreshing cup of hot coffee can take us through the day, right?
What if I told you that apart from its amazing smell and taste, the same coffee has benefits for your hair. Sounds strange? Well, it isn’t! Here’s everything you need to know about how coffee grounds can benefit you hair!
Benefits of using coffee for your hair:
Using coffee rinses can help prevent premature hair greying, as coffee can act as a natural hair darkening agent. It can help detoxify the scalp by helping to get rid of product buildup and make it a healthy environment for the hair follicles to grow. It helps keep the scalp and hair well-nourished. Coffee contains the compound ‘caffeine’ that is known to help promote better blood circulation in the scalp, in turn promoting better hair growth right from the hair follicle. The compound caffeine in coffee helps to make the hair smoother and shinier because it helps trap and retain moisture in the hair shafts and can also help restore the hair’s natural sheen.
How to use coffee grounds for your hair?
- Coffee Oil:
2 tbsp coffee grounds
4 tbsp coconut oil
Method: Into a heating pot, add in the coconut oil and coffee powder and give it a stir. Let this mixture come to a boil and then lower the flame and let it simmer for 2 to 4 minutes, before turning off the flame. Then, strain this mixture into a storage container using a muslin cloth or a very fine strainer to ensure that you do not get any coffee grounds into the oil. Then, store the container in a cool and dry place.
How to use it: Partition your hair and apply this oil all over your scalp and hair evenly. Massage it in and leave it on for half an hour, before rinsing off with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
- Coffee Hair Rinse:
You will need: 2 tbsp coffee and 2 cups of water. Into a heating pot, add in the water and coffee powder and let it come to a boil. Then, lower the flame and let it simmer for 2 to 4 minutes before turning off the flame. Then let it cool down completely before using.
How to use it for your hair: Rinse your hair properly with plain water and then shampoo your hair well. Let it sit for a few minutes before washing the shampoo off. Evenly pour this coffee hair rinse all over your scalp and hair. Then gently massage it in using your fingertips and then leave it on for around 10 to 20 minutes, before rinsing off thoroughly with plain water until you get it all out of your hair. Then, use a mild conditioner, without having to shampoo your hair once again.
Caution: Coffee may cause staining to lighter coloured hair.
- Coffee Mask:
1 tsp coffee powder
1 tbsp organic honey
1 tbsp olive oil
How to apply this mask: Mix all these ingredients in a bowl. Partition your hair and evenly apply this mask all over your scalp, massage it in and leave it on for half an hour, before rinsing off with plain water thoroughly and then using a mild shampoo and conditioner.
- Coffee Scrub:
1 tsp coffee grounds
2 tbsp shampoo
How to use it for your scalp: Mix all these ingredients together in a bowl. Rinse your hair with water and then apply this on your scalp and gently exfoliate and massage it in using circular motions. Do this for 2-3 minutes and then wash off and conditioner as usual.