These days coffee bean oil is one of the most wanted oil for various anti-aging cosmetic products as it contains enzymes, vitamins and very high concentration of caffeine. Furthermore, coffee bean oil has a very pleasant aroma filling your mind with relaxing feelings. Apart from having an invigorating aroma, it also has a number of health benefits.
Among the others, it helps to increase the blood circulation. Hence it stimulates the hair follicles to speed up the hair growth. Coffee bean oil may be applied in many different ways such as direct application to the scalp, pre-shampoo treatment, shampoo application and rinse-out or leave-in conditioner. Coffee contains much more caffeine than tea does. So if you have problem with a lot of shedding then coffee oil should be your first choice to stop it in its tracks.
1. Pre-Shampoo Treatment
Apply the oil over your hair and massage into your scalp for about 10-20 minutes before you wash your hair.
2. Overnight Hair Mask
Massage the oil into your scalp using your finger tips and leave it on overnight for stronger hair.
3. Coffee Shampoo
Just add few drops of the oil to the shampoo while you are washing your hair.
4. Hair Serum
Apply a small amount of the coffee oil on freshly washed hair and style as usual.
If you have skin that gets red easily you may have sensitive skin. Before you use any new cosmetic product, you should always do a skin patch test first. A skin patch test is easy to do at home.
You can do the test in four easy steps:
1. Apply a small amount of the skin care product to either the inside wrist or inside elbow. Rub it into the skin thoroughly. Keep the test area small, just in case there is a negative reaction to the product.
2. Allow the product to sit on the skin for at least 24 hours. It is recommended performing the skin test after the shower, since you don't want to wash off the product.
3. Throughout the 24-hours period check the skin patch area for redness, burning, swelling or any soreness to the skin patch area. If you do have these symptoms, carefully rub off the skin care product using cool water only. Dry it gently with a towel.
4. After the 24-hours, look at the test patch area. If there was no skin reaction, the product is safe to use on your body or face.