Don’t panic about hair loss

Hair consultation with Dr. Klenk

Ever since Dr. Kurt Wolff Research discovered the benefits of the active ingredient caffeine, the topic of female hair loss has been discussed more widely. We talked about this with the German caffeine expert Dr. A. Klenk.

After age 40¹, the bodily constitution changes and hair deteriorates as well. Thin hair and hair loss are often the consequence.

Why does hair loss in women often start after the age of 40?

Dr. Klenk: Just as during puberty, after the age of 401, considerable changes take place in the body. This also manifests on the head: Hair grows thinner and falls out prematurely, the scalp becomes more visible and the hairline recedes. These undesirable symptoms are very typical in women over the age of 401 and are a reason for concern.

What can a caffeine shampoo do against hair loss?

Dr. Klenk: It contains an active ingredient complex that protects the hair roots from premature exhaustion of hair growth: phytocaffeine2. Dr. Kurt Wolff Research has developed it in collaboration with German dermatological clinics.

How can we picture this?

Dr. Klenk: During hair washing, this phyto-caffeine penetrates quickly all the way into the hair follicle (120 seconds of residence time3) to reach the hair root, where it can unfold its protective effect.

Can this work at all?

Dr. Klenk: Yes, caffeine is a highly effective substance. In Plantur 39, caffeine is dosed exactly in order to protect the hair roots from premature exhaustion when applied on a daily basis. This has been proven by scientific studies4.

When should you begin using Plantur 39?

Dr. Klenk: If you notice that you are losing more hair than usual – on your pillow, during hair washing or combing – it is not too late. However, it is easier for your hair roots to cope with the problem if you start protective action early. By the age of 401 at the latest, protection from hair loss should be a part of the daily hair care routine.

1 “Physiological changes in scalp, facial and body hair after the menopause: a cross-sectional population-based study of subjective changes” Ali, I; Wojnarowska, F.; Br. J. Dermatol. 2011, 164, 508–513.

2 Sinclair R. (2011) Australasian J. Dermatol. Vol 52,2, 81-88.

3 “Investigation of the penetration and storage of a shampoo formulation containing caffeine into the hair follicles by in vivo laser scanning microscopy“ A. Teichmann, H. Richter, F. Knorr, Ch. Antoniou, W. Sterry and J. Lademann; Laser Phys. Lett. 2007, 4, 464-468.

4 “Effect of caffeine and testosterone on the proliferation of human hair follicles in vitro” T. W. Fischer, U. C. Hipler, P. Elsner; Int. J. Dermatol. 2007, 46, 27-35.