Are you looking for something to help prevent hair loss (and maybe even regrow some hair)? If so, we’re not surprised. After all, two thirds of males experience male pattern baldness before the age of 35. Yes—two out of every three. So, in other words, you’re definitely not alone in your search for a solution to your thinning hair.
As you may or may not already know, hair loss is caused by DHT (dihydrotestosterone), a hormone that can cause hair follicles to shrink until they can’t grow anything but peach fuzz. So if you want to stop hair loss, you have to block that DHT.
On your search for DHT blockers, you may have come across hair loss shampoos (or anti-hair loss shampoo) that say that they can supposedly stop hair loss. But do they actually work?
Stay with us for the honest truth.
Wait, what’s hair loss shampoo?
You’ve probably seen ads for shampoos that promise to block DHT, slow down thinning, and stimulate growth.
So many men fall prey to these marketing tactics and waste so much money on products that don’t treat hair loss permanently.
If you don’t remember the different types of hair loss shampoos out there, here are a few of the most common ones:
-Actiiv® Hair Science
-Revita® Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo
-Simfort Carbonic Acid Shampoo
-Ultrax Labs® Hair Surge
Does hair loss shampoo really work to stop hair loss?
Does Hair Loss shampoo really work to stop hair loss? Unfortunately, it’s not a simple yes or no answer. Many hair loss shampoos contain the ingredients zinc, biotin, niacin and keratin—which scientists have tested and found to work. However, there hasn’t been a wide enough study to find a single product that 100% cures hair loss. The wide range of causes means it’s hard for scientists to claim that a product cures all types of hair loss.
It’s also important to understand that hair loss shampoos depend on what type of hair loss you’re trying to treat.
Hair loss shampoos are the most effective “if you have a scalp condition,” such as seborrheic dermatitis (more commonly known as dandruff) or scalp psoriasis, that could be causing hair loss.
Certain conditions like psoriasis may cause hair loss due to inflammation, and a hair loss shampoo may help reduce that. But, that only applies to shampoo that’s actually effective against inflammation, and most hair loss shampoos that you find online or on a pharmacy shelf are missing the medication that treats scalp issues: ketoconazole.
Why shampoos aren’t ideal
On average, people lose about 50 to 100 hairs every day.
The cycle of hair growth, shedding and regrowth can be disrupted for several reasons. Family history, medical conditions, medication, and hormonal changes all can lead to hair loss. Stress can also cause hair loss.
Heredity typically affects pattern balding, also known as male pattern baldness. This type of hair loss usually happens slowly and in predictable patterns — a receding hairline and bald spots in men. If your hair loss follows these patterns, it’s likely hereditary.
Over-the-counter remedies are a reasonable first step to combat this type of hair loss but sometimes are not the most effective or ideal solution.
The most common hair loss treatment you can buy over the counter is a medication called minoxidil. It comes in liquid, foam and shampoo forms.
For it to be effective, the individual has to apply the medication to the scalp twice daily. Products with minoxidil help many people maintain the hair they still have, and it can regrow up to only 10% of lost hair.
The extra-strength liquid form of this medication is what’s typically recommended for patients with male pattern baldness. The liquid is applied directly to the scalp which often is absorbed by the hair.
The shampoo isn’t ideal because many people don’t have time to shampoo their hair twice a day. And the force of constant shampooing can actually stress the hair even more causing additional hair loss.
To retain the benefits of the medication you will also need to continue using it regularly. If you stop using it, the hair you’ve regrown will start to fall out rapidly and you’re likely to return to the rate at which you were losing hair before you began using your hair loss shampoo.
A very big industry.
Hair loss shampoos come from a very big industry! Think about it…there’s millions of men a year that suffer from hair loss that are looking for a miracle shampoo and they’d happily throw buckets of their money at the hair loss industry if it meant a quick fix.
Indeed, there’s definitely money to be made in hair loss! In fact, the global hair loss shampoo market is expected to reach revenues of over $4 billion this year alone! That’s a lot of hair loss shampoos to buy and try….or you can try another option- Men’s hair replacement systems.
What Hair Loss Shampoos claim
For as long as men have been bothered about losing their hair, others have been claiming to be able to fix it. But how do we know who is telling the truth?
In 2018, well-known haircare brand Alpecin found itself on the naughty step at advertising standards.
Commercials for the company’s thickening shampoos and serums have long promised the products will “provide caffeine to your hair”, which can “actually help to reduce hair loss”. However, it was brought to light that the claims were unsubstantiated and Alpecin was banned from making them. Case closed, right? Wrong!
There are countless hair loss shampoos on the market, many of them aimed at balding men and the vast majority of which making similar claims.
Some promise to roadblock the hormones responsible for your thinning hair, while others are based on supplying your scalp increased circulation, vitamins and amino acids that your hair needs.
Unfortunately the reviews on these shampoos are widely mixed- some saying they worked while many say they don’t. And let’s not forget what we talked about above- To retain the benefits of the hair loss shampoo you’re using, you will need to continue using it regularly. If you stop using it, the hair you’ve regrown will start to fall out rapidly, and you’re likely to return to the rate at which you were losing hair before.
It’s pretty much proven that there is no miracle shampoo out there capable of reversing or even slowing your hair loss down.
So what can you do about your hair loss?
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I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to resort to wasting money on hair loss shampoos or resort to getting surgery!
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