Alpecin Dandruff Killer Shampoo

Questions and answers

The formula to prevent dandruff developed by Dr. Wolff Research combines 4 active ingredients in one shampoo. Zinc pyrithione and piroctone olamine are effective against fungi, yeast and bacteria. They prevent new dandruff from forming and restore the scalp's natural balance. Salicylic acid and fumaric acid help remove existing dandruff. The scalp is smoothed, which sustainably reduces the colonisation of microorganisms in the long term. It has been scientifically proven that dandruff is significantly reduced after just 2 weeks. Click here for more information on the study.

The transitions are fluid. Cosmetic dandruff normally occurs over the entire surface of the scalp.

Dandruff flakes are somewhat larger with oily scalps and smaller with drier scalps.

Psoriasis symptoms

One of the signs of pathological psoriasis is when the skin is scaly over a very small area. The marginal areas of hair growth close to the ears and neck are frequently affected. Pronounced scaly, flaky skin can also often be found on other parts of the body (e.g. elbows / legs). A trip to the doctor can often be helpful as psoriasis is not a cosmetic problem.

Dandruff attacks result when the scalp is particularly sensitive. For example, the dry room air which is caused by indoor heating can lead to dandruff.

Do I suffer from psoriasis?

If you suffer from pronounced dandruff for an extended period, this can be seen as a sign of a skin disease, e.g. psoriasis. A trip to the doctor may prove helpful.

Microorganisms feed on sebum from the scalp and may excrete substances that irritate the scalp. Permanent irritation does not just create discomfort such as scalp itch, but the scalp will react with increased dandruff. With chronic irritation, it may even become inflamed and become hypersensitive.

The 4-fold active ingredient complex

The Alpecin Dandruff Killer Shampoo contains a 4-fold active ingredient complex specially designed to tackle such problems. Zinc pyrithione and piroctone olamine are effective against fungi, yeast and bacteria. This prevents new dandruff and restores the scalp’s natural balance. Salicylic acid and fumaric acid help remove existing dandruff. This creates a smooth scalp surface, thereby reducing the colonisation of microorganisms in the long term.

In addition, the Alpecin Dandruff Killer Shampoo contains panthenol, allantoin and a sophisticated galenic formula. This combination prevents irritation and stabilises the scalp’s resistance.

No, the Dandruff Killer Shampoo only contains a 4-fold active ingredient complex to combat dandruff. This works to relieve scalp irritation, remove dandruff and prevent new dandruff.

What helps against dandruff and hair loss?

In order to consistently supply the hair roots with sufficient growth energy and to protect them from the negative effects of testosterone, additional use of the caffeine-containing Alpecin Liquid is recommended. As an alternative you could use the Alpecin Double-Effect Caffeine Shampoo to treat dandruff and hereditary hair loss.

The Dandruff Killer Shampoo contains a new formula which combines 4 active ingredients in one shampoo for effective dandruff removal, scalp itch relief and prevention of new dandruff. Do you suffer from hereditary hair loss and would like to boost the productivity of your hair roots significantly? If so we additionally recommend the use of Alpecin Caffeine Liquid each time you wash your hair. The caffeine-containing active ingredient combination keeps hair roots awake and contributes to extending their growth phases for longer than provided for by hereditary predisposition.

What does the Double-Effect Caffeine Shampoo do?

The Alpecin Double-Effect Caffeine Shampoo is simultaneously effective against dandruff and hereditary hair loss. The combination of the two active anti-dandruff substances, salicylic acid and piroctone olamine, loosens scaly, keratinous cells and thoroughly removes dandruff from the scalp. The caffeine complex activates the hair roots, extends the growth phases and improves hair growth.

The frequency with which the Dandruff Killer Shampoo from Alpecin should be used depends on the severity of your dandruff. The Dandruff Killer Shampoo can be used on a daily basis. Panthenol, allantoin and a sophisticated galenic formula prevent irritation and stabilise the scalp’s resistance.