From Scotland on Sunday:
Scientists Bill and Iain Forbes have been carrying out experiments on raw coffee beans after discovering they had properties which could stop women’s hair from thinning, a problem which affects 50% of women by the time they are 50.
Now, after signing a “six-figure” contract with the major high street chemist Boots, the duo’s product is expected to become a major seller when it hits the shelves next month.
Last week, Boots unveiled its Expert Hair Loss Treatment Spray for Women, which is said to improve the thickness of each individual hair and has been shown in trials to significantly increase hair growth.
The full article can be found here — Eureka! Father and son make hair grow with magic beans
While interesting, I really don’t know the value of green tea or green coffee beans, so it is difficult to comment. While both the green tea and coffee claim antioxidant properties, that should not produce hair growth. Claims are easy to make for herbal remedies, as the standards are not stringent for such claims. It just goes to show that there is a huge consumer demand for hair loss treatment products and it continues to be a buyer beware market. I doubt that the use of green coffee will do any good or produce any harm. If I see evidence to the contrary, I’ll reserve the right to change my opinion. In the meantime though, regardless of how much the contract they signed with Boots (a large pharmacy chain in the UK) was, it appears to be just more hype.
A quick Google search turned up a forum on HairLossHelp.com discussing this new product: