The right care to satisfy your requirements!
From shampoos tailored to different scalp types through to a liquid which provides the hair roots with enough growth energy every day. With Alpecin you will find the solution which matches your hair perfectly and satisfies your specific care needs.
Which is the right Alpecin product? How does it work?
Would you like to do something to counteract hereditary hair loss? Would you like to strengthen your hair roots and, at the same, care for your scalp and hair? Below we have provided answers to frequently asked questions on our Alpecin products. Select your subject area and then the relevant question.
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Caffeine from coffee is not able to penetrate the scalp or the hair follicle. This requires a special carrier base (galenics) that transports the active ingredients to the location where they can develop their effect.
Our scientists have researched this area for a long time, and they have now succeeded in developing a method for transporting caffeine all the way along the hair shaft into the hair.
Although shampoos were used almost exclusively to cleanse scalp and hair in the past, Dr. Wolff Research has now succeeded in developing a method for transporting caffeine all the way along the hair shaft into the hair based on a shampoo formula.
The caffeine remains detectable for up to 24 hours. As a result, regular application of caffeine shampoo stimulates the hair, thereby creating the prerequisite for vigorous and healthy hair growth.
Alternatively, you should massage Alpecin Caffeine Liquid into the scalp on the days you do not wash your hair to keep up the 24 hours caffeine depot.
Alpecin products were specifically developed for the requirements of male scalps, which is also reflected by the fragrance and the very masculine packaging. However, the caffeine-based active ingredient complex is also effective in women, so that the products can be used by both men and women.
If you have a predisposition, application should start as early as possible, i.e. after puberty.
The regular application of the Alpecin Caffeine Complex is important to help prevent hair loss, also in the long run.
If the treatment is interrupted, the hair will “fall back” to it’s original condition and fall out prematurely.
There is no clear-cut dividing line. Cosmetic dandruff usually occurs across the entire scalp.
Dandruff is somewhat larger for oily scalps and primarily small for dry scalps.
You may be suffering from psoriasis, if dandruff occurs in very limited skin areas. On the scalp, dandruff will often manifest itself in the peripheral hair growth areas such as around the ears and in the back of the neck. Frequently, increased dandruff also occurs in other areas of the body, such as the elbows or the legs.
A very long time ago, sebum was meant to waterproof the hair and skin and protect humans from the cold. Since humans wear clothes, this function has become superfluous. In addition, germs and microorganisms that naturally occur on the skin use sebum as a source of nutrition. Degradation products of sebum irritate the skin, make it itch and accelerate the formation of the keratinous layer. The consequence is dandruff. Due to subsequently released sebum, these skin cells stick together to form large, visible skin flakes.
Many men notice hair loss which begins early during puberty. This hair loss is mostly due to hypersensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It weakens predisposed hair roots in the scalp. This shortens the hair growth phases and terminates their life prematurely. If more and more hair roots die in this manner, baldness will be the result.
Additional factors which can also speed up hair loss: physical strain, environmental toxins, psychosomatic problems, stress and vitamin deficiencies.