Hair Loss Shampoo
Hair loss shampoo is a great addition to a hair regrowth program. Although hair loss shampoo by itself usually is not enough to cause hair growth, when used in conjunction with medication or hair restoration surgery it can be very effective.
There are many hair loss shampoos on the market. Most of them merely make the hair appear thicker and fuller rather than actually promoting hair growth, but some actually stimulate the follicles and prevent hair thinning.
Some of the Best Hair Loss Shampoos
The best known hair loss shampoo that makes the hair appear thicker and fuller is Nioxin. It is sold in three-part systems that include shampoo, conditioner and scalp treatments. The shampoo and conditioner make the hair appear thicker through the application of vitamins, proteins and amino acids, while the scalp treatment purports to reduce buildup of DHT, a hormone that contributes to genetic baldness.
Nioxin hair loss shampoo systems come in four different versions: one for fine, natural, normal to thin looking hair, one for fine, natural, noticeably thinning hair, one for natural, normal to thin looking hair that's been colored or otherwise chemically treated, and one for noticeably thinning chemically treated hair. Nioxin hair loss shampoo is also recommended for people with thin hair who have not started losing their hair yet; it is considered to be helpful at preventing the process of genetic hair loss.
Nioxin's hair loss shampoo systems are found in fine salons everywhere and retail for approximately $35 for all three components combined.
Revivogen is a newer shampoo for hair loss that claims to remove DHT from the scalp in order to promote healthy hair growth. The DHT blockers in Revivogen are botanical and include saw palmetto, menthol and soy protein. The Revivogen hair loss system contains three products: shampoo, conditioner and serum. A three-month supply of Revivogen products costs around $120.00 for one shampoo bottle, one conditioner bottle and three bottles of serum. Revivogen is one of the few hair loss shampoo systems that actually contributes to hair re-growth, so it works well alone or in conjunction with another hair growth treatment.
Many herbal Sites provides custom-made botanical shampoo for hair loss treatment. The customer fills out a questionnaire on the site that asks about hair texture, color, and condition and records preferences for the fragrance and properties of the shampoo. For $12.99 you receive an 8 oz. bottle of hair loss shampoo that contains tea tree oil, a natural antiseptic that treats the scalp. This shampoo also is particularly effective at removing hair styling product buildup, which can weigh thin hair down and make it appear thinner.
How Effective Are These Hair Loss Shampoos?
The effectiveness of any of these hair loss shampoos can be improved by getting proper nutrition and rest, deep-conditioning the existing hair in order to strength its structure, and avoiding damaging styling techniques such as blow-drying under high heat, hot rollers and curling irons. Different hair loss shampoo formulas work better for different people, so it is best to start with a trial size in order to determine if the formulation you have selected is effective.