Alpecin Double Effect Caffeine Shampoo 200ml

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Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo helps fight against dandruff and hereditary hair loss.
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Alpecin Double Effect Caffeine Shampoo

Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo helps fight against dandruff and hereditary hair loss. By thoroughly cleansing away all dandruff from the scalp in the first instance the caffeine complex is able to deeply penetrate into the hair root and strengthen it against hereditary hair loss.

Why Alpecin double effect?
The two most frequent scalp problems affect men are premature hair loss and dandruff.
  • About half of all men have a predisposition for premature hair loss
  • About one-third suffers from dandruff
This was also confirmed by a representative survey* with 1.2 million men: About one out of four men suffers from dandruff, and about 50% of all polled men suffer from hair loss. For these men, Dr. Wolff-Research has developed a solution that simultaneously counteracts both problems. The world's first shampoo against dandruff and hereditary hair lossAlpecin Double-Effect Shampoo.

How does dandruff occur?
A very long time ago, sebum was meant to waterproof the hair and skin and protect humans from the cold. Since humans wear clothes, this function has become superfluous. In addition, germs and microorganisms that naturally occur on the skin use sebum as a source of nutrition. Degradation products of sebum irritate the skin, make it itch and accelerate the formation of the keratinous layer. The consequence is dandruff. Due to subsequently released sebum, these skin cells stick together to form large, visible skin flakes.

Why hair loss?
Based on an excess of testosterone, which begins during puberty, hair may fall out prematurely. As a result, many men notice hereditary hair loss early on. The hair root is hypersensitive to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It weakens the hair roots and prematurely renders them inactive. This shortens their growth phases and terminates their lifetime prematurely. If more and more hair roots die in this manner, baldness will ensue.

Losing your hair?

Activate your roots during washing with Alpecin

Caffiene promotes hair growth. It has even been proven to slow down hereditary hair loss. Now you can bring this unique active ingredient to your hair roots during normal hair washing with Alpecin caffiene shampoo.

Although shampoos have been used almost exclusively to cleanse scalp and hair in the past, Dr. Kut Wolff-Research has now succeeded in developing a method for transporting caffiene all the way to the hair roots based on a shampoo formula.

Thanks to novel galenics (a special carrier base), caffiene already penetrates the scalp during hair washing where it develops its effect.

The hair root is the hair's vital center. The hair will only develop from  the hair follicle to become strong and healthy if enough energy and strength is available. In 50% of men this performance of the hair roots is weakened by testosterone. The resulting consequence of this is that when the hair roots are not supplied with sufficient energy, the prematurely die and this, in turn, causes male baldness.

Previous studies by the University of Jena have shown that caffiene protects hair roots from testosterone attack, as well as providing them with the necessary energy needed for growth. New studies by the charité university clinic have proved the absorbtion of caffiene by the hair follicles after being left on for a mere 2 minutes. They also show that the caffiene remains detectable for up to 24 hours.

However, Alpecin holds added benefits for men. Based on the intentional omisision of softeners within the shampoo, the hair structure is improved after just two washes, leading to improved hair grip.This means that fine and weakened hair becomes stronger and can be styled with greater ease.


Massage into the scalp and leave for 2 minutes - from application to rinse.


Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Laureth-2, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Caffeine, Panthenol, Parfum, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Piroctone Olamine, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Polyquaternium-7, Menthol, Sodium Benzoate, Zinc PCA, Niacinamide, Limonene, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, CI 60730.

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