Product Type: Allura hair care products
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Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo
Advantages: Effectively cleans hair
I recently decided that I wanted to try to grow my hair and being an impatient kind of person wanted something which would at the very least make me think I was doing something positive and at best actually work!
WHAT DOES IT PROMISE?
The product promises to stimulate hair roots directly at the roots during the washing process because it contains a patented skin activator.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The product comes in a dark grey quite masculine looking bottle (certainly not girly) with all of the instructions and information on the back of the bottle.
The lid is huge in comparison to the size of the 250 ml bottle, and I can see no reason for this other than the thoughts of the design team. The product is dispensed via a hole in the top of the bottle and underneath the fip up to open press down to close lid.
When I dispense some of the product I see that it is a light blue in colour and a quick sniff of the stuff lets me know that it has a slight and not at all overpowering medicinal smell.
It isn't an especially creamy shampoo but rather more gel like in consistency, which given that it is medicated I was actually expecting.
USING THE PRODUCT...
The instructions on the back of the bottle give very clear written and pictorial advice on using the product, so no confusion there.
It suggests that the product should be used daily but I tend to wash my hair every other day so haven't been using it every day. It should be used as normal shampoos by wetting the hair applying the product massaging it into the hair and scalp and then rinsing off. With this shampoo it is important to spend some time massaging into the roots because this is where hair growth is stimulated. The instructions tell me that the Caffeine in the product is detectable two minutes after applying the product and if left on for longer, then more of the Caffeine is absorbed into the scalp. The only thing I have noticed about this is that if it is left on for more than two minutes, my scalp does feel a bit tingly. Nothing unpleasant but I am assuming this is the Caffeine getting to work and doing what it is supposed to do.
The product doesn't contain any conditioning products so hair has more grip after washing with the shampoo and this makes it really easy to rinse out of the hair.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The product is available in chemists and costs around the £5 mark for 250ml.
I don't know whether this has made my hair grow any quicker as I have don't know how quickly it usually grows.
It certainly makes my hair feel really clean and because it isn't conditioning, is great for if I am having an "up do" in my hair where hair has to be less soft and fly away.
A good shampoo for anyone wanting something not harsh but which will get hair feeling really clean.
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