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Alpecin Products - Thicken Hair
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Alpecin Products

Alpecin Products

First time I came across Alpecin products was hearing people talking about “that caffeine shampoo” and watching the advert “German engineering for your hair” it got me interested and had me wondering does Alpecin actually work and how does it? Well according to Dr Wolff-Research, the people behind the product, claims that the caffeine actually promotes hair-growth and strengthens hair.

Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo

Alpecin caffeine shampoo is targeted at men who are losing their hair to male pattern baldness (also known as Androgenetic Alopecia) – about 80% of all male hair loss victims. Hair loss in men occurs when the hair follicles (which grow the hair and hold it in place) start to shrink. Shrinking hair follicles leads to thinner, shorter hair which eventually stops bothering to grow at all. For this, you can thank your genes and hormones, notably dihydro-testosterone (DHT) which is converted from testosterone.

According to Dr Wolff-Research, Alpecin C1 works by penetrating the hair follicles with caffeine. By leaving the shampoo on your head for a minimum of 120 seconds, the caffeine is transported into the follicles where it stimulates growth and counteracts the undesirable effects of testosterone.

Although it only takes two minutes for the caffeine to be absorbed, leaving it sitting on your head for longer – 5, 10, even 20 minutes – before rinsing it out results in larger quantities of caffeine being absorbed by the follicles. It is also recommended that you use the shampoo on a daily basis because the caffeine only remains active for 24 hours.

Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo

The shampoo that stimulates hair growth directly at the roots

Caffeine promotes hair growth. It has even been proven to slow down hereditary hair loss. Now you can transport this unique active ingredient to the hair roots during daily hair washing.Alpecin Caffeine penetrates even though the shampoo is rinsed out. In just a short time (120 sec.), the active ingredient travels along the hair shaft directly into the hair follicles. If the shampoo is left on for longer, the caffeine will also penetrate into the scalp.

But there are also other reasons for men to really like this shampoo. Based on the intentional omission of softeners (e.g. silicone), the hair structure improves after just a few hair washes with enhanced hair grip. Fine and weakened hair becomes stronger and can be styled better.


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

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

Alpecin Liquid

Increases productivity of the hair roots

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:
Counteracts premature hair loss
Increases hair root productivity
Enhances the speed of hair growthWhen applied, it causes a fresh tingling on the scalp, its active ingredients travel along the hair shaft and form a depot sufficient for up to 24 hours.


Apply in the morning and after each hair wash to the towel-dried scalp and massage in. Do not rinse out. Allow to dry briefly, then comb hair again. Style as usual.


Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Parfum, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Panthenol, Menthol, Caffeine, Niacinamide, Zinc PCA, Limonene, Linalool, Citric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Citral, Retinyl Acetate.

Caffeine activates the hair roots, prolongs the growth phase and improves hair growth.
Niacin and zinc salts strengthen hair growth.

My Thoughts

I really like these products and think they really work. I like the smell too. They leave the hair clean and fresh without being to harsh. All in all a good set of products. The company now does a whole range of different products dealing with hair loss. You can see them on this page at boots, along with all of the Alpecin products.
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