Should You Ditch Your Conditioner For A Coffee Hair Rinse?

Coffee is my number one guilty pleasure. I drink lots and lots of coffee, almost to a problematic degree. I would easily fit in with Rory and Lorelai Gilmore. Coffee is great for you, and it also has a lot of uses in the beauty world. I’ve used coffee grounds in body scrubs before, and it definitely works in that regard. If there’s a reason to play with coffee, I’m into it.

When I first heard about switching out conditioner for brewed coffee however, I was a little skeptical. From the countless times I’ve spilled coffee on myself, I know that it can get a bit sticky. I worried that it would do the same to my hair but wanted to try it anyway at the promise of shiny, long hair. Apparently caffeine is really good for your scalp and stimulating hair growth. So I brewed some coffee and put it in my hair. Check out what happened:

Start With Clean Hair

You want clean, shampooed hair. Do not condition it! Towel dry and wring out any excess moisture.

Brew Coffee

Brew some coffee and let it sit until it reaches room temperature. You can apply this using a spray bottle or by pouring it on your head. The first option is less messy, FYI!

Leave In Hair For 5-10 Minutes

I recommend standing in the shower while you wait or at least wrapping a towel around your shoulders so you don't drip coffee everywhere.


And here is where things turned sour. I rinsed my hair until the water ran clear. My hair was not softer. In fact, it was a little sticky and very gross. I love coffee, but I do not like it in my hair. I ended up having to re-shampoo and condition to make my hair feel normal again. Basically, I don't think this does anything, and I'm upset that I wasted a good cup of coffee on my hair.

Have you ever tried this trick? Would you? What do you want me to test out next? Tell us in the comments!
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