Interestingly, the same study discovered that green tea does not stop hair loss by blocking DHT, as previously thought and as we all know, there are genetic factors in hair loss and no amount of anti-inflammatory tea has yet proven it can work its magic that deep.
In a study of mice stricken with hair loss, research showed that hair loss was halted in all mice which received green tea in their drinking water and even triggered new hair growth in some of the mice. As for the mice who were not invited to the tea party, their hair loss continued.
“There is abundant evidence that polyphenolic sub-stances are considered as anti-inflammatory and have stress inhibitory characteristics, and there is evidence that stress inhibits hair growth,” the study said.
It is true that stress contributes to hair loss, so have we finally found the great green answer to hair loss? Can a relaxing sip of tea keep the hair on our heads from falling out? Well, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves…
The other thing is that humans are a bit different to mice. The green tea given to the mice in this study had extremely high concentration levels of polyphenols and to get results of a similar nature we’d need to be boiling the kettle day and night. There is the supplement alternative but whether or not the effects are as beneficial as the real thing is uncertain as much of the research has been done with actual tea.