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About Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo
Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo is a caffeine-based solution that works quickly to ease itching, inflammation and irritation caused by dandruff, to remove dead, scaling skin and protect the hair roots from hereditary hair loss.
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Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo Information
What is Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo?
Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo contains 3 active ingredients, caffeine, salicylic acid and piroctone olamine, that vigorously combat and prevent the return of dry, flaky skin caused by dandruff.
With daily use Alpecin Double Effect shampoo clears the scalp of dandruff and reduces inflammation of the skin, allowing the hair roots to be penetrated, strengthening the hair and reducing hair loss.
What is Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo used for?
This dual-action shampoo is a daily use formula that works in 2 stages to clear up stubborn flare-ups of dandruff and reduce hereditary hair loss.
Stage 1: This shampoo quickly starts to loosen and exfoliate the top layer of scaly skin cells, gently lifting and washing dandruff from the scalp, reducing itching and preventing further episodes of dandruff.
Stage 2: Once dandruff has been removed the caffeine complex penetrates the roots of the hair, which strengthens and protects the hair against hereditary hair loss.
How quickly does Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo work?
With daily use, Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo works quickly to reduce visible signs of dandruff and significantly reduce associated itching. If you are unsure whether your symptoms are caused by dandruff you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using this treatment.
It may take considerably longer for you to notice improvements to your hereditary hair loss. This is because the roots of the hair need time to regenerate, which can take up to 3 - 4 months.
Alternatives to Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo
Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo is effective at targeting both dandruff and hereditary hair loss. At The Independent Pharmacy we sell a range of non-prescription dry scalp treatments specially formulated to improve symptoms of dandruff, scalp psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis, these treatments include:
- Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo - (coal tar extract)
- Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo - (ketoconazole)
- Selsun Shampoo - (selenium sulphide)
If you are unsure of what is causing you to experience a dry, flaky, itchy or irritated scalp it is recommended that you speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice before starting any medicated treatments.
For more information regarding our available hair loss products please take a look at our Hair Loss Treatments and Advice page.
How to use Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo
Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo is for external use only to be used to treat dandruff and hereditary hair loss on the scalp. For daily use. Each use is active for approximately 24 hours.
- Wet your hair thoroughly.
- Massage the shampoo into your scalp and leave it for 2 minutes before rinsing with water.
Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo ingredients
Active ingredient: Salicylic acid, Piroctone olamine, caffeine complex.
Other ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Laureth-2, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Panthenol, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Polyquaternium-7, Menthol, Zinc PCA, Niacinamide, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Limonene.
Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo side effects
Leaving the shampoo on for too long can result in temporary redness and burning of the scalp. If you notice any side effect that persists long-term, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo warnings
- Do not use Alpecin Caffeine Liquid if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed.
- For external use only, avoid contact with eyes, mouth, or any other sensitive areas.
- Alpecin Caffeine can be detected in the hair follicles. Athletes should be aware that this product may produce false results when they are tested for performance-enhancing drugs due to its high level of caffeine.
- Alpecin products are not intended for use in women and should not be used unless under direct medical advice.
Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo in pregnancy & breastfeeding
Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo is not suitable for use in women it also contains high levels of caffeine, which should be limited during pregnancy. Do not use Alpecin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless advised to do so by a doctor or pharmacist.