Plantur 39 Shampoo Review

Plantur 39 Shampoo Review

Plantur 39 Shampoo Review



Plantur 39 has a range of products that include shampoos, conditioners, and tonic.

The active ingredient in the Plantur 39 Shampoo is synthetic caffeine, a DHT blocker.

After using it for a couple of months, we have given it a top rating for its price, scent, and most importantly its efficacy in reducing hair loss.

Will this shampoo work for you? Read on before you decide.


If you are looking for an SLS-free, paraben-free shampoo,  then Plantur 39 is not the one to go for.

I choose to do this Plantur 39 shampoo review because I’m amazed that for its relatively low price, it seems to help in reducing the strands that I lose whenever I wash my hair.

Before deciding if you should give this shampoo a try, let’s get to know it first.

What Is Plantur 39 Shampoo?

Plantur 39 Shampoo Review

Plantur 39 is actually a product range consisting of shampoos, conditioners, tonic and not just shampoo.

Plantur 39 Shampoo is created to treat female hair loss, particularly in menopausal women. But before you men move away and lament, ” You mean this is not for men?”, and think you are wasting time on this post, do read on …

Hubby is also using the same shampoo instead of Alpecin, the shampoo made for men by Dr Kurt Wolff GMBH, the same German company that makes Plantur 39.

No, hubby is not growing locks of hair after using Plantur 39 but the good news is that he too experiences a reduction in hair loss, which is a welcomed result in this gamble of using a “female hair loss” shampoo!

The Plantur 39 shampoo is meant for women over 40 but honestly, the ingredients are not that different from Alpecin created for men.

This is perhaps a great cost-saving for couples so you don’t have to purchase separate male/female shampoos.

Plantur 39 Shampoo Ingredients

Synthetic caffeine is an active ingredient in Plantur 39 shampoo.

Caffeine works to reduce Dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  While DHT is an androgen or sex hormone that contributes to the development of “male” sex characteristics, such as body hair, too much of it can also cause premature hair loss.

The caffeine incorporated in Plantur 39 is said to “be locked” in your hair follicles for up to 24 hours after using the shampoo. What this means is that your scalp is protected against the build-up of DHT that sheds your hair.

For those wondering if it’ll work for coloured hair, the combination of wheat extract and provitamin B5 is said to repair and protect dyed and stressed hair.

What Does Plantur 39 Shampoo Do? How To Use The Shampoo?

For the active ingredients to work, it is recommended that you massage the shampoo onto your scalp and leave it for two minutes (120 seconds as stated on the shampoo bottle), before rinsing it off.

This is to allow the phyto-caffeine complex ingredients (which are said to remain on your hair for up to 24 hours after washing your hair) to penetrate into the follicles.

As the phyto-caffeine complex ingredients will stay on your hair follicles for up to 24 hours, you are advised to use the shampoo every day to keep DHT at bay. Dr Wolff (the company) recommends that you use the Phyto-Caffeine Tonic on days that you don’t wash your hair.

Based on how caffeine works to block DHT, logically speaking you would see less hair fall after using the shampoo (like in our experience).

However, let me emphasize that you would unlikely find the use of Plantur 39 shampoo or any other shampoo alone, for that matter, would help in actually growing your hair.

Outcome Of Hair After Use

The mildly pleasant scent of Plantur 39 Shampoo is certainly a draw.

But be prepared to have some tangling issues after washing your hair as you might find it hard to comb through.

For this reason, I got the Plantur 39 conditioner which fortunately, has similar fragrance to the shampoo. It does work to help smoothen my hair for better manageability.

Does Plantur 39 Shampoo Really Work?

Objectively, we didn’t see any significant results in the first few weeks of use.

After about two months of use, we were pleasantly surprised to find that there’s less hair fall.

Frankly, we didn’t expect that this relatively affordable shampoo (less than US$20) could work to help in reducing hair loss with better results compared to other costlier shampoos we tried.

If I were to choose between Plantur 39 Shampoo and Pura D’or Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo, I would choose the former hands down, for its price and faster results.

How about hair growth, does Plantur 39 shampoo help at all?

As I stated earlier, shampoo alone might help reduce losing your hair strands but I would stop short in saying it helps in stimulating hair growth.

From our experience, what works is the combination of using iRestore Hair Growth System, a hair loss prevention shampoo and anti-hair loss serum.

Some people claim to experience itching after using Plantur 39 Shampoo, but we don’t have any such experience at all.

For those who are curious, I recommend you try this shampoo as it is competitively priced and ….might just work for you.

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