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How does the caffeine shampoo work?

Studies from the university clinic in Jena prove that caffeine penetrates the hair roots, thereby protecting the hair from negative testosterone impacts and from premature hair loss.
Over the past few months, the challenge for Dr. Kurt Wolff-Research was to incorporate sufficient caffeine in a special shampoo formula that would release the active ingredient to the scalp even during a relatively short period of contact and transport it into the hair roots.

Based on the formula of the caffeine shampoo (patent pending), this is accomplished after being left on the scalp for no more than 2 minutes.

This is proven by a new study that was conducted at the Berlin university clinic (Charité). Thanks to a novel measuring method, the penetration of caffeine in the tested shampoo formula can be proven for the first time.

Overall penetration across skin and hair follicles

Graphic 1 shows the entire penetration, i.e. across the scalp and the hair follicles.
During the first few minutes, the caffeine from the shampoo had already advanced to the hair follicles where it was still detectable after 24 hours.

Penetration via hair follicles

Graphic 2 represents the difference in dermal and overall penetration. It shows the path of penetration via the hair sheath directly to the hair follicle.
Compared to overall penetration, it shows that during the first phase of penetration (2 minutes to 30 minutes), the hair sheath or hair follicle clearly dominates.
After 30 minutes, penetration via the scalp near the hair follicles has increased to such an extent as to ensure the continued availability of caffeine for up to eight hours.

As a result, we distinguish between short-term penetration through the hair follicle and long-term penetration through the scalp.

This proves that daily hair washing with caffeine shampoo adds active caffeine to the hair follicle. When being left on for 2 minutes, caffeine penetrates the hair follicle, thereby strengthening weakened hair roots and preventing hereditary hair loss.

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Alpecin Caffeine penetrates even though the shampoo is rinsed out.

Over a short period of time (120 sec.), the active ingredient travels along the hair shaft directly to the hair root.

If the shampoo is left on for longer, the caffeine will also penetrate through the scalp.

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