While skimming Pinterest the other day, I read the coffee ground and baking soda help to make your hair shiny and soft. I was skeptical, but figured what the heck, I will give this a try. I mixed two tablespoons of coffee grounds (fresh, not used, thought I am sure it doesn’t matter) with two tablespoons of my shampoo and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. I added a couple drops of water and stirred.
It feels really weird to put gritty stuff on your hair. I used about half of the mixture on my hair. The coffee grounds are messy… BUT it does make the bathroom smell like a Starbucks, and I am totally OK with that.
I left it on for a few minutes and rinsed really, really well to get the grounds out. My hair felt really clean, and I needed some serious conditioner to get it untangled.
Shiner? Yes, I think so. Softer and smoother? Um, yes, but probably more from the conditioner than the coffee.
After a quick Google, I learned that coffee, the caffeine actually, helps to promote hair growth. Given this information, I will stick with it for a few weeks and see how it goes. Upon further reading, it seems that soaking your hair in coffee will also help (and seems less messy).
This probably goes without saying, but if you have blonde or light hair, you should not do this, as the coffee will stain your hair.