8 shampoos for hair growth that actually work
A dermatologist weighs in on the best over-the-counter options
Hair loss is more common than you think and it can happen to anyone. According to Michele J Farber, MD of Schweiger Dermatology Group in NYC, causes range from, “androgenetic or hormone-related hair loss, stress related-hair loss, also called telogen effluvium, and dandruff. Medications, vitamin deficiencies, thyroid disorders, excess styling, and autoimmune disorders can also cause hair loss and thinning.” But the good news is, there are viable solutions, starting with topical growth treatments.
When it comes to a hair growth shampoo, you have two options: prescriptions or over-the-counter treatments. Prescription shampoos like ketoconazole are anti-androgenetic, meaning they prevent testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), two hormones associated with hair loss by targeting hair growth at the site of the follicle and helping to interrupt the hormone cycle locally that causes thinning,” explains Dr. Schweiger. “Over-the-counter growth shampoos typically contain amino acids and antioxidants to provide the components to rebuild hair as well as reduce damage and inflammation.”
If you think over-the-counter hair loss shampoos are for you or just want to promote growth and strength, Dr. Schwieger recommends formulas with antioxidants such as vitamin E and ginseng, amino acids, and B-vitamins to help rebuild hair and reduce environmental damage. She cautions against those with parabens, sulfates, and fragrances, which can irritate hair and reduce moisture. Ahead, eight vetted hair loss shampoos to try.
8 shampoos that boost hair growth
Art Naturals Argan oil contains DHT blockers that work to prevent damage and further hair loss. It has over 1,000 reviews on Amazon and users reported noticeable hair growth within the first two weeks of use.
Art Naturals Organic Argan Oil Hair Loss Shampoo for hair regrowth , Rs, 1,727 , shop at amazon.com
Filled with active ingredients biotin and keratin, the shampoo aims to promote the body’s own abilities for hair growth. The formula stimulates the cells responsible for hair follicle development.
Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo (Unisex) with Biotin, Rs, 1,727, shop at amazon.com
This shampoo contains Argan oil, which works to moisturize and stimulate growth at the root and biotin, which works to strengthen each strand of hair.
Pura d'or Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo, Rs, 1,087, shop at target.co
This shampoo cleanses the scalp without drying it out like harsh chemicals can do. You’ll get a powerful shampoo without compromising moisture.
Shea Moisture Detox & Refresh Hair Scalp Gentle Shampoo, Rs, 767, shop at ulta.com
The formula works to strengthen the hair from the root to strengthen hair and avoid breakage. It also targets DHT buildup, which is the primary cause of alopecia.
Strong HairPro Hair Loss Treatment Kit, Rs, 3,903 , shop at walmart.com
This certified organic shampoo is free of all the nasty stuff like parabens and sulfates. Instead it’s made with naturally derived ingredients like ginger and cedarwood to promote hair growth.
Laritelle Organic Shampoo, Rs, 2431 , shop at amazon.com
The caffeine compounds in this shampoo work to reduce hair loss by stimulating hair follicles.
Ultrax Labs Hair Surge | Caffeine Hair Loss Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo, Rs, 3,647, shop at amazon.com
“Nioxin cleanser is good for general hair thinning,” says Dr. Schwieger. Plus, nine out of ten people note a thickening of their hair when using the nixon treatment system.
Nioxin Cleanser System 1, Rs, 1,343 , shop at amazon.com
From: ELLE UK