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Alpecin FAQs


Does Alpecin work the same way for all men?

The effectiveness of Alpecin always depends on the regular application and the individual constitution of the scalp. Additional factors can also speed up hair loss: physical strain, fast food, environmental toxins, psychosomatic problems, stress, vitamin deficiencies, occupational stress (e.g. wearing a helmet).


Does drinking coffee help in preventing hair loss?

Since you ingest coffee orally, it will first pass through the gastrointestinal organs to be absorbed by the organism at a later time. Subsequently, it is distributed throughout the body and only a tiny quantity reaches the scalp and the hair roots directly. As a result, local and direct supply of caffeine is meaningful and necessary. Even the consumption of 50 cups of coffee would not provide the hair roots with enough caffeine.


I have been using Alpecin Liquid for 3 weeks, why have I still not 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 suffer from hereditary hair loss. Should I use Alpecin Liquid or Caffeine Shampoo C1 or both?

For a more intensive prevention effort, it makes sense to use both products. Especially for people who do not wash their hair on a daily basis, the additional use of Alpecin Liquid is by all means recommended.


Do I really have to wash my hair every day?

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 roots 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 roots in a sustainable manner, thereby creating the prerequisite for vigorous and healthy hair growth. Alternatively, you should massage Alpecin Liquid into the scalp on the days you do not wash your hair to provide your hair roots with sufficient growth energy.


Can I enhance the effect of Caffeine Shampoo, if I leave the shampoo on for longer than 2 minutes?

Leaving the product on for a longer period of time also boosts caffeine absorption in the scalp. A study by the Charité university clinic in Berlin has shown that absorption of the active ingredient increases for a period of up to 30 minutes that the product is left on the scalp. After that, penetration via the skin surrounding the follicles has increased to such an extent that additional caffeine availability is ensured for up to about eight hours. If you leave the product on the scalp for longer than 2 minutes, you should check your scalp type and scalp condition. Depending on your scalp's sensitivity, leaving the product on excessively long can result in temporary redness.


Apart from Alpecin Liquid, can I use other products such as gel or hair spray?

Yes, after massaging your scalp with Alpecin Liquid, wait about 3 minutes until the product is absorbed; then use your styling product.


Can Alpecin Liquid also be used on dry hair or is it absolutely necessary to wash the hair before application?

Alpecin Liquid can also be used on dry hair. It is important that the liquid is 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.


Are the caffeine-based Alpecin products also appropriate for women?

Alpecin products were specifically developed for the requirements of male scalps, which is also reflected by the fragrance and the very masculine packaging. However, the caffeine-based active ingredient complex is also effective in women, so that the products can also be used by women.


What happens if I interrupt the caffeine treatment? Will I lose more hair? How long do I need to continue the treatment?

The regular energy supply based on the caffeine complex extends the growth phases of the individual hairs, thereby facilitating hair growth well into old age. If the treatment is interrupted, these hair growth phases will shorten and the hair will fall out prematurely. As a result, successful prevention of hereditary hair loss must be conducted early, regularly and permanently.


What amount is required for a proper application?

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.


How much caffeine is contained in the Caffeine Shampoo?

With regard to the hair wash, the quantity of caffeine absorbed by the body is about one-fifth of a cup of coffee or 50 ml of Coca-Cola. This is completely safe, even for people who react sensitively to caffeine.