Alpecin Caffeine Liquid
Questions and answers
I have been using Alpecin Caffeine Liquid for 3 weeks and still haven't noticed any improvement of my hair loss.
It takes a certain time until the hair roots regenerate. Normally, increased hair loss should noticeably decrease after a period of about 3 to 4 months.
I have been using Alpecin Caffeine Liquid for more than a year. No hair has grown back? Is Alpecin Liquid ineffective?
The effect of Alpecin Caffeine Liquid is aimed at the viable hair roots. The caffeine complex strengthens existing yet weakened hairs or hair roots. It is not a hair growth tonic.
Is it possible to overdose in a single day based on multiple applications of Alpecin Caffeine Liquid (e.g. after bathing in the morning and after exercising at night)?
No, the amount of caffeine absorbed via the scalp and hair sheath corresponds to approximately half a cup of coffee. This is absolutely safe even for people who react sensitively to caffeine. In addition, the active ingredient is applied locally to the scalp; the quantities that disseminate throughout the organism from there are negligible.
Yes, after massaging your scalp with Alpecin Caffeine Liquid, wait about 3 minutes until the product is absorbed; then use your styling product.
The recommended usage instructions on the product say "In the morning and after every hair wash, use the dosage tip to directly apply product to towel-dried scalp and massage in."
Can Alpecin Caffeine Liquid also be used on dry hair or is it absolutely necessary to wash the hair before application?
Alpecin Caffeine Liquid can also be used on dry hair. It is important that the liquid be applied directly to the scalp with the dosage tip and that it be massaged in. Since the liquid penetrates the scalp quickly, you can then style your hair as usual. Be sure to avoid contact with the eyes. Based on the alcohol and menthol content, the liquid may cause a brief tingle, which subsides quickly.
The caffeine complex quickly penetrates the hair roots where it develops a depot effect that lasts up to 24 hours. To consistently provide the hair roots with sufficient growth energy and to protect them against the negative impacts, daily application is absolutely important.
For a few weeks, I have been using Alpecin Caffeine Liquid every day and I am noticing increased hair loss?
In rare cases, stronger hair loss can occur temporarily. This process is called "shedding." Based on an intensive scalp massage, hairs that are in their resting phase anyway can be massaged out of the follicles at an increased rate. However, after a brief period of time, this increased hair loss is reduced and the hair growth cycles can regenerate.
Despite the long-term application of Liquid, I still lose a lot of hair? Are there some cases in which the product doesn't work?
The effectiveness of all products depends on the metabolism of the individual. Even the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals is not guaranteed, because each individual reacts differently. Some effects are also not perceived immediately, e.g. severe hair loss may be reduced but is still slightly higher than normal.
Dosage is easiest when the dosage tip is used to apply the liquid directly to the scalp, parting by parting, so that it can be massaged into the entire scalp. The areas around the forehead and the back of the head, which are particularly at risk, should be treated thoroughly. Nevertheless, areas with full hair growth should not be neglected either.
Liquid is a cosmetic product that is subject to the regulations of the European Cosmetics Directive. Pursuant to this directive, cosmetics products must be free of side effects, which also applies to Liquid by Alpecin.
First of all, alcohol is not unhealthy and has no negative effect on hair. Thanks to alcohol, Alpecin is quickly absorbed and transports the active ingredients even through oily skin layers. This is important if Alpecin is to be used daily without washing the hair every day as well. Water alone cannot do this; it would drip off.