General Questions and answers

The caffeine complex is an energizing ingredient formula comprising caffeine, the trace element zinc and niacin.

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 to the hair based on a shampoo formula.

The caffeine remains detectable for up to 24 hours. As a result, regular application of caffeine shampoo activates the hair in a sustainable manner, thereby creating the prerequisite for vigorous and healthy hair growth. Alternatively, you should massage Alpecin Caffeine Liquid onto the scalp on the days you do not wash your hair to provide your hair with sufficient energy.

For a more intensive prevention effort, it makes sense to use both products. The additional use of Alpecin Caffeine Liquid is recommended for people who do not wash their hair daily.

*without a result of a medical condition

Since coffee is ingested orally, it will first pass through the gastrointestinal organs before being absorbed. It is subsequently distributed throughout the body and only a tiny quantity reaches the scalp and hair. Even the consumption of 50 cups of coffee would not provide the hair with enough caffeine. Only a local and direct supply of caffeine is meaningful and necessary to help prevent hair loss*.

*without a result of a medical condition

Caffeine from coffee is not able to travel along the hair. This requires a special carrier base (galenics) that transports the energizing ingredients to the location where they can develop their effect. Our scientists have researched this area for a long time and have now succeeded in developing a method for transporting caffeine all the way into the hair.

Alpecin products were specifically developed for the requirements of male scalps, which is also reflected by the fragrance and the masculine packaging. However, the caffeine-based energizing ingredient complex is also effective for women. We have, however, developed a special range of caffeine based hair products for women called Plantur 21 and Plantur 39.

If you have a tendency towards hair loss*, application should start as early as possible, i.e. before the hair’s energy supply ceases.

*without a result of a medical condition