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Caffeine Shampoo C1


Caffeine Shampoo C1

The shampoo that stimulates hair growth directly at the roots

Alpecin-products you can purchase at hair salons, pharmacies, drugstores or the drugstore aisles of grocery stores.

To stimulate hair growth directly at the hair roots

Caffeine promotes hair growth and has been proven in numerous Alpecin studies to slow down hereditary hair loss. The active ingredient combination goes directly to the hair roots during daily hair washing. Within just 120 seconds, the caffeine travels along the hair shaft directly into the hair follicles. If the shampoo is left on the scalp for longer, the caffeine will also penetrate into the skin around the hair roots.

The shampoo which deliberately avoids silicones

Since no softeners are used (e.g. silicone), the structure of the hair improves and your hair will have enhanced grip after just a few washes. Fine and weakened hair becomes stronger and easier to style.

Information for competitive athletes

Alpecin caffeine can be detected in the hair follicles.


Washing your hair daily with Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo C1 directs the active ingredient straight to the roots. Leave on the scalp for 2 minutes each day – from application to rinsing out.


Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Laureth-2, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Sodium Chloride, Panthenol, Caffeine, Parfum, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Menthol, Polyquaternium-7, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Zinc PCA, Niacinamide, Limonene, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, CI 60730, CI 42090.

Non-binding information. Note the listed ingredients on the packaging.

Special active ingredients

Caffeine activates the hair roots, prolongs the growth phase and improves hair growth.
Zinc and niacin are important growth factors for healthy hair roots.


Caffeine improves barrier function in male skin: Conducted at the clinic and polyclinic for dermatology and venereology at the University of Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. J. M. Brandner, M. J. Behne, B. Huesing, I. Moll, Int. J. Cosmet. Sci. 2006, 28, 343–347. EP 1396261 B1.

Effect of caffeine and testosterone on the proliferation of human hair follicles in vitro: Conducted at the Clinic for Dermatology and Dermatologic Allergology of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany.
T. W. Fischer, U. C. Hipler, P. Elsner, Int. J. Dermatol. 2007, 46, 27–35.

Follicular penetration of topically applied caffeine via a shampoo formulation: Conducted at the Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology and Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science, Charité University Berlin, Germany. N. Otberg, A. Teichmann, U. Rasuljev, R. Sinkgraven, W. Sterry, J. Lademann, Skin Pharmacol. Physiol. 2007, 20, 195–198.

Use of a caffeine shampoo for the treatment of male androgenetic alopecia: Conducted at the Center for Cosmetologic Research, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome and Evic Italia, Italy. C. Bussoletti, F. Mastropietro, M. V. Tolaini, L. Celleno, J. Appl. Cosmetol. 2010, 28, 153-163.

Efficacy of a cosmetic caffeine shampoo in androgenetic alopecia management: Conducted at the Center of Cosmetologic Research, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome and Evic Italia, Italy. T. Sisto, C. Bussoletti, L. Celleno, J. Appl. Cosmetol. 2013, 31, 57-66.

Differential effects of caffeine on hair shaft elongation, matrix and outer root sheath keratinocyte proliferation, and transforming growth factor-b2/insulin-like growth factor-1-mediated regulation of the hair cycle in male and female human hair follicles in vitro: Conducted at the Institute for Dermatology at Lübeck University, Germany. T. W. Fischer, E. Herczeg-Lisztes, W. Funk, D. Zillikens, T. Bíró, R. Paus, Br. J. Dermatol. 2014, 171, 1031-1043.


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