This gem was initially published in England by Ananova.com in 2004. We hope you can forgive me for recycling this two year old article..it was tooo good..
Hamburg– Treating hair with caffeine products can stop men from going bald, according to a (not so) new German study.
Professor Peter Elsner, part of the team at Jenna University, said that the stimulant has the most effect on men whose hair roots were very sensitive to testosterone, one of the causes of hair loss.
But the research does not mean that coffee drinkers will be spared a baldhead in later life, only those who smear it directly on their heads.
Adolf Klenk of Kurt Wolff cosmetic research said: “One would have to drink between 60 and 80 cups of coffee a day for the necessary amount of caffeine to reach the roots.
He said that men who are frightened that they may lose their hair should start treating their scalps with caffeine while they are young.