This is a leave-in product designed to treat various types of hair loss, predominantly in women. It is made by the manufacturer of the Alpecin range of caffeine hair loss products and is advertised as “German engineering for your hair”. Plantur 39 caffeine tonic is commonly marketed to post-menopausal women who want to strengthen their hair and prevent it from thinning. Just like the entire range of Alpecin hair loss products, it has become quite popular in Germany.
It contains naturally derived caffeine that works to stimulate the hair follicles and increase the rate of hair growth, while balancing the topical effect of the hair loss inducing hormones (like testosterone) on the hair and scalp. It’s also designed to combat the effects of free radicals on the hair and scalp. Plantur 39 caffeine tonic is a leave-in treatment that can be used alongside standard shampoos and conditioners or as part of a bigger hair loss treatment regimen.
Active ingredients in the Plantur 39 Caffeine Tonic and their effects
The main active ingredients in the Tonic are phytoflavones derived from white tea. These gentle compounds contain stimulating caffeine which is easily absorbed into the scalp and protects follicles, while also encouraging them to produce new hair and end their dormant stage where applicable. It’s predominantly an herbal treatment, formulated with nourishing oils such as castor oil, which has a gentle, healing effect on the scalp.
Will this product work for me?
This hair loss tonic is aimed at post-menopausal women, but it can be used by anyone to treat any kind of hair loss, as it treats the follicles themselves. Caffeine has also been shown to speed up the rate of absorption of compounds such as minoxidil, found in products such as Rogaine, etc.. As such, it’s a helpful, natural addition to an overall hair loss treatment strategy. It can also be used in conjunction with other herbal hair loss treatments.
This is a good product for treating traction alopecia and thinning hair as it strengthens the hair and stimulates the follicles. It is safe to use on color-treated hair as it will not affect the hair color. Since traction alopecia causes trauma to the hair follicles, a topical treatment aimed at healing the follicles themselves is often sufficient for reversing hair loss. This is a gentle, natural treatment that is not likely to cause irritation to the scalp and can be used even by those who do not like putting harsh chemicals on their hair and scalp.
How to use Plantur 39 Caffeine Tonic
Plantur 39 Caffeine Tonic is designed for daily use. For those suffering from thinning hair or traction alopecia, daily treatment is necessary until the problem is resolved (which usually takes several months). For hormonal-related hair loss conditions, continuous daily use is required for the treatment to be effective. Apply the product daily to scalp with the application tip and massage gently until absorbed. Allow to dry briefly and then comb, brush and style hair normally. Do not rinse. This product is recommended for use along with the Plantur 39 Caffeine hair loss shampoo for best results.
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