In 80% of all cases, it is “androgenetic alopecia” that worries men: Hereditary hair loss due to supersenstitivity of the hair roots to the hormone testosterone (DHT).
On the one hand, testosterone makes beard hair grow but also weakens predisposed ahir roots in the scalp. They die prematurely, because testosterone cuts off their energy supply.
Based on an active ingredient combination containing caffeine, Alpecin has succeeded in stopping this negative testosterone effect and therefore effectively fighting the cause of hereditary hair loss.
To understand the effect of caffeine, one needs to take a closer look at the hair’s growth cycle: Normally, the hair root is active for up to 8 years (growth phase), follwed by a resting phase. The hair root releases hair and it falls out without the threat of alopecia. Subsequently, the hair root starts another growth phase and does so about 14 times before dying.
With the corresponding genetic predisposition, testosterone (DHT) prevents the generation of c-AMP, a messneger compound for energy, which is required for the hair roots’ metabolism. This shortens growth phases and the hair roots’ lifetime ends prematurely. If more and more hair roots die this way male balness will be the result.
The caffeine-containing ingredient of Alpecin protects the hair roots against the testosterone attack. This prolongs the growth phases, which means that hair growth is possible well into old age.
Recent dermatological tests by thr university clinics of Hamburg-Eppendorf and Jena have confirmed the efficacy of caffeine against testosterone.
Hereditary hair loss is a genetic predisposition, not a disease. As such, it cannot be permanently cured but must be continuously treated. This is where Alpecin have proved valuable. The caffeine contained in Alpecin prevents the hair roots from following their hereditary propensity for increased hair loss and ensuing baldness.
Alpecin prevents hair loss – without any undesirable side effects.
When applied, it causes a fresh tingling on the scalp, its active ingredients travel along the hair sheath and form a depot sufficient for up to 24 hours. Every morning it takes just a small effort to ensure that the caffeine based ingredient combination protects you from hair loss.
With its caffeine-based ingredient combination, Alpecin keeps the hair roots active an helps extend their growth phase longer then genetically predisposed. This:
- Counteracts premature hair loss
- Increses hair root productivity
- Enhances the speed of hair growth
The active ingerdients are applied directly where they are needed. This way, Alpecin get straight to the areas that need it without being difficult to use and apply. Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo penetrates despite the fact that the shampoo is rinsed out.
After just 120 seconds on the scalp, the active ingredient travels along the hair shaft to directly reach the hair root. If the shampoo is left on for longer the caffeine will alos penetrate the scalp.
What to do about Dandruff and Hair Loss
Germs and microorganisms that naturally occur on the skin use sebum as a source of nutition. 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 flakes.
Dr Wolff Research has developed a shampoo the simultaneously counteracts both problems – Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo.
1st Effect: In the first step, the Double Effect Shampoo lossens the crust keratinous cells and thouroughly removes dandruff from the scalp.
2nd Effect: The removal of dandruff from the scalp has prepared the way for the caffeine complex.
All Alpecin products are suitable to be used in conjunction with other hair loss products such as Regaine Foam.