Number of caffeine bottles we've sold worldwide


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    80 years of rigorous research.

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    Formulated to keep your hair strong, full and thick.

Caffeine is normally associated with the stimulant we drink in our tea and coffee. But, did you know that this very same ingredient can also be used to energize other parts of your body?


  • "I’ve used the After Shampoo Liquid for a few years now and absolutely love it. Smells great and I feel like it’s brought my hair back to life”

    -   Jim, 35

  • “The Shampoo and After Shampoo liquid together have been a revelation. My hair, certainly, is stronger for it”

    -   Angus, 29

  • “A German friend recommend Alpecin to me a few months ago and I’m happy he did because I’ve not looked back!”

    -   Elliott, 34


What exactly does caffeine do for your hair?

Caffeine is well known for its recharging and energizing effects (and was even on the doping list of forbidden substances for a while!). Some years ago, Dr. Klenk, Head of Research & Development, began experimenting to determine whether caffeine had similar effects on hair when applied topically on the scalp. Since then it has been an impressive and long-lasting success story having sold over 2 million bottles worldwide.

What if I just drink lots of coffee? Will it have the same effect?

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 directly. Even if you drank 50 cups of coffee, it wouldn't provide the hair with enough caffeine to produce the desired result. Thus, a local and direct supply of caffeine to the hair is expedient and necessary.

How do I use the Alpecin After Shampoo Liquid? Do I apply in the shower?

You apply the After Shampoo Liquid outside the shower. You can use it after you have shampooed your hair. Just towel-dry your hair. Apply the scalp tonic by parting your hair and using the dosage tip. You then use your fingertips to massage it in. Do not rinse it out. Just wait a few moments until your scalp and hair are dry. Then, style your hair as usual. You can also use the Liquid on the days when you do not want to wash your hair.

Can women use Alpecin

Alpecin products were specifically developed for the requirements of the male scalp, which is also reflected by the fragrance and the masculine packaging. However, the caffeine-based ingredient is also appropriate for women. But, Dr. Wolff (the manufacturer of Alpecin) has developed a female range called Plantur39. It will be launched in the US by 2020.

What does German quality really mean?

In Germany we have very strict quality control standards. We produce all our products in Germany and ship it throughout the world.

Why America?

We've been the highest selling men's shampoo in Germany for decades, so it was time to bring our products across the Atlantic to our American friends.

Can I use Alpecin on my beard?

Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo was developed to recharge your hair and cleanse the scalp to promote natural hair growth. The growth of hair on your beard is different from that on your scalp so, therefore, we wouldn't recommend our products to be used for this purpose.

What amount is required for proper application of the After Shampoo Liquid?

It is easiest to apply the Alpecin After Shampoo Liquid using the dosage tip, applying the liquid directly to the scalp in each main parting of the hair before massaging into the entire scalp.