The use of caffeine is a good way to prevent a receding hairline.
For example, a caffeine-based shampoo can be used on a daily basis without triggering skin reactions. In this way, the active agent penetrates the scalp each time the hair is washed.
An exposure time of two minutes is enough to allow the caffeine to penetrate into the follicle unit of the hair where it can shield the hair root from the negative impact of testosterone.
Oversensitivity to DHT, the cause of hereditary hair loss, is reduced and the hair root is once again energised.
As a complement or alternative to regular use of a caffeine-based shampoo, you can also use Alpecin Caffeine Liquid to prevent hereditary hair loss and receding hairlines.
Studies have shown that the application of caffeine on the affected hairline works in a similar manner as the active agents minoxidil and finasteride.
Caffeine, however, is tolerated far better: When caffeine preparations are applied topically, no side effects are expected unlike products containing minoxidil and finasteride.