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What is the best shampoo for hair loss?

In this article I tell you what to look for in a shampoo and what to avoid. I run through some of the shampoos that are specifically designed to fight hair loss and promote hair growth. Finally I conclude by showing you which shampoo is best, based on my research. Note that the shampoo you use EVERYDAY, may have some (positive or negative) impact after many years of use — so it’s worth reading this article carefully.

What follows are quite simply the world’s best hair loss shampoos.

  • DS Laboratories Revita High Performance Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo

    DS Laboratories Revita Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo Around $21 for 180ml

    • Contains ketoconazole, which kills the fungi that causes dandruff and other scalp conditions and is thought to promote hair growth in some individuals
    • Contains copper peptides, which may improve absorption of ingredients
    • Contains apple polyphenol, which may improve circulation in the scalp
    • Contains MSM, amino acids and biotin
    • Contains emu oil, which contains nutrients and may help nutrient absorption
    • Contains cysteine, the main component of hair (in terms of amino acid composition)
    • Contains taurine, which together with cysteine is thought to promote hair growth
    • Contains caffeine and carnitine tartrate, which may increase cell energy in scalp, increasing hair growth
    • Contains anti-oxidants, which may help protect cells from free radicals
    • Contains zinc which helps kill common scalp fungi and may help prevent hair loss

    Ingredients

    Buy online (USA)

    Buy online (UK)

  • Revivigen Bio Cleansing Hair Loss Shampoo

    Revivogen Bio-Cleansing Shampoo For Fine And Thinning Hair Around $37 for 360ml

    • Contains zinc which helps kill common scalp fungi and may help prevent hair loss
    • Contains azelaic acid, which is thought to inhibit DHT production in the scalp
    • Contains niacin, which may help increase blood circulation in the scalp
    • Contains saw palmetto, which may help inhibit DHT in the scalp

    Buy online (USA)

    Buy online (UK)

  • RegenePure NT Anti Hair Loss Shampoo

    RegenePure NT Nourishing Treatment Hair Loss Shampoo Around $20 for 8oz

    Buy online (USA)

    Buy online (UK)

  • Pura Dor Organic Anti Hair Loss Shampoo

    Pura D’or Organic Argan Oil Anti Hair Loss Shampoo Around $28 for 16oz

    • Contains a proprietary blend of DHT blocker ingredients
    • Contains tea tree oil, which may help keep scalp pores clear
    • Contains nettle extract, saw palmetto, pygeum extract, pumpkin seed oil and green tea extract, which are all though to block DHT
    • Contains biotin, rosemary oil, vitamin E and B-vitamin complex, which are thought to benefit hair health
    • Contains he shou wu (fo-ti), which is thought to benefit hair growth
    • Contains niacin, which may help increase blood circulation in the scalp
    • Contains zinc, which is thought to help kill the fungus that causes dandruff

    Buy online

  • Nourkrin Shampoo for hair loss

    Nourkrin Shampoo Around $10 for 150ml

    • Contains the Nourkrin marine protein compound
    • Contains disodium laureth sulfosuccinate (similar to sodium lauryl sulfate)

    Buy online (USA)

    Buy online (UK)

  • FAST Hair Growth Accelerating Shampoo

    FAST Hair Growth Accelerating Shampoo Around $15 for 12oz

    • Contains pantenol, inositol, cysteine, biotin and methionine, which may help feed the hair
    • Contains sodium lauryl sulfate

    Buy online (USA)

    Buy online (UK)

  • Nisim New Hair Biofactors Shampoo

    Nisim New Hair Biofactors Shampoo Around $35 for 33oz

    • Contains gingseng extract, inositol, panthenol, cystine, cysteine and biotin
    • Contains sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium chloride

    Buy online (USA)

    Buy online (UK)

  • Korres Men Magnesium and Wheat Proteins Anti Hair Loss Shampoo

    Korres Men Magnesium and Wheat Proteins Anti Hair Loss Shampoo Around $13 for 8.5oz

    • Contains pro-vitamin B5, magnesium, zinc and wheat proteins
    • Contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate

    Buy online (USA)

    Buy online (UK)

  • Natur Vital Shampoo for hair loss

    Natur Vital Hair Loss Shampoo Around $13 for 300ml

    • Contains pro-vitamin B5 and vitamins A, B3, B7, E, F, H, H1
    • Contains nutrients from germinated wheat
    • New improved organic formula

    Buy online (USA)

    Buy online (UK)

  • Viviscal Shampoo and Scalp Cleanser for hair loss

    Viviscal Shampoo and Scalp Cleanser Around £9.00 for 150ml

    • Contains Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

    Buy online (USA)

    Buy online (UK)

  • Revlon PROYOU Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo

    Revlon PROYOU Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo Around $11 for 350ml

    • Active ingredient Swertia may help stimulate increased blood circulation
    • Has been clinically tested by Institute of Skin and Product Evaluation of Milan with positive results

    Buy online (USA)

    Buy online (UK)

  • Mirage Anti Hair Loss Shampoo

    Mirage Anti Hair Loss Shampoo Around $15 for 10.5oz

    • Contains a good number of natural ingredients and vitamins including: A, B1, B2, B3-Niacin, B5, B6, B12, C-Ascorbic Acid, D, E and K
    • Contains nettle, which may inhibit DHT
    • Contains Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate

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  • Follicare Revitalizing Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo with UV Protection

    Follicare® Revitalizing Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo with UV Protection Around $16 for 8oz

    • Claims to remove sebum from the scalp leaving pores clear (however this will probably not work for many people – see here for explanation)
    • Contains nettle, which may inhibit DHT
    • Free of sulfates and parabens
    • I’m slightly weary of a shampoo that leaves UV protection on your hair/scalp, when it should be cleaning/removing chemicals from your hair scalp rather than leaving chemicals behind after rinsing
    • Contains Sodium methyl Cocoyl Taurate and Sodium Xylene Sulfonate (not as bad as sodium lauryl sulfate but may still be toxic)

    Buy online

  • American Crew Hair Recovery Shampoo

    American Crew Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo Around $11 for 8.5oz

    • Contains rosemary, Iron Ferment, Zinc Ferment, Inositol, Linolenic Acid and Biotin, which may improve hair health
    • Contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate

    Buy online (USA)

    Buy online (UK)

  • Sebamed Anti-Hair loss Shampoo

    Sebamed Anti-Hair loss Shampoo Around $19 for 200ml

    • Contains ginkgo biloba and niacin, which may increase blood circulation in the scalp
    • Contains caffeine, which may help increase circulation and energize cells to increase hair growth
    • Contains sodium lauryl sulfate

    Buy online (USA)

    Buy online (UK)

  • Klorane Quinine B6 Shampoo For Hair Loss

    Klorane Quinine B6 Shampoo For Hair Loss Around $18 for 13.4oz

    • Contains biotin and panthenol
    • Contains sodium lauryl sulfate

    Buy online (USA)

    Buy online (UK)

  • 3D Hair Loss Shampoo By QS

    QS 3D Hair Loss Shampoo Around £10.00 for 330ml

    • Piroctone olamine may help with dandruff
    • Contains sodium lauryl sulfate
  • LA Science Anti Hair Loss Shampoo

    LA Science Anti Hair Loss Shampoo Around £14.00 for 250ml

    Buy online (UK)

What to look for in a shampoo

If you want to fight hair loss and help your hair grow you want a shampoo that contains ingredients that improve circulation in the scalp, such as niacin. You also need a shampoo that cleanses your scalp well, otherwise pores may become blocked, leading to hair loss — ingredients like salicylic acid help with this. Finally, you should look for ingredients that reduce DHT in your scalp because DHT causes hair loss. These are the primary three concerns. After that you can start to look for shampoos containing nutrients that help feed your hair or energize cells in the scalp.

What to avoid in a shampoo

You need a shampoo that cleanses your scalp well, but you should avoid shampoos with harsh chemicals like “sodium lauryl sulfate” — this is like a bleach, which after years of use may cause hair follicle miniaturization and may also be toxic if absorbed through your skin (though in small doses is safe). See organic shampoos that don’t contain sodium lauryl sulfate for more information.

My review of hair loss shampoos — what is the best shampoo for hair loss prevention and hair growth promotion?

I’ve listed above some of the best hair loss shampoos available. Where I’ve listed the benefits and drawbacks for each shampoo I have listed ALL the benefits and ALL the drawbacks (as far as I can see). So if there’s only one benefit, there’s only one benefit — likewise with the drawbacks. If you want me to look at any other shampoos, let me know in the comments.

Conclusion: What is the ideal shampoo for hair loss sufferers?

The first and foremost requirement of a shampoo is that it cleans your hair and scalp, helping to keep your pores clear. If you’ve read my hair loss eBook you’ll know how to keep your pores clear of embedded sebum — in this case your best bet is to use a gentle shampoo, as you have the most powerful method of keeping your pores clear.

The second most important requirement is that your shampoo contains no harsh chemicals that may cause your hairs to miniaturize or break with continued regular use (like bleaching does). Try to avoid shampoos containing sodium lauryl sulfate if possible.

Now, if you’re looking for a shampoo that helps promote hair growth the best way of achieving this is to increase circulation in the scalp. You should be getting the nutrients required for hair growth through diet. Improved circulation in the scalp will help get those nutrients to your hair.

If you want to try to boost direct nutrient intake in the scalp using your shampoo, choose a shampoo that contains biotin, cysteine and proteins. However, unless your scalp is free of embedded sebum these nutrients are unlikely to penetrate the scalp — some shampoos get around this by using ‘copper peptides’ (tiny particles) that are thought to help nutrients penetrate the skin. These are not likely to help people with permanently shiny scalps though — you will need to use my method to solve this problem.

DS Laboratories Revita High Performance Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo

In my opinion the best two shampoos out there are DS Laboratories Revita Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo and Perfect Hair Shampoo. DS Labs Revita shampoo ticks almost all the boxes. However, it’s very expensive. If $25 is a bit excessive (which it probably is for most people), you’re probably better off going for a natural or even organic shampoo that is isn’t specifically labelled as a hair loss shampoo. The problem with a lot of hair loss shampoos is they contain ingredients that may help promote hair growth, but to save money they’ve used cheap toxic base ingredients.

So if you’re not prepared to pay for the DS Labs Revita shampoo or Perfect Hair Shampoo, you’re probably better off looking for an organic shampoo. But be careful; just because it says it’s organic doesn’t mean it doesn’t contain toxic ingredients. Even the ‘mop organic shampoos’ contain sodium lauryl sulfate.

141 comments on “What is the best shampoo for hair loss?

  1. Donald Urquhart

    That sounds like a pretty exhaustive list of hair loss shampoos. I would add that you can always find the full ingredients list if you know where to look, though it might not do many people much good. The companies must disclose the full ingredients list to whatever board or committee is responsible for supervising the safety of things that humans use. You can usually get a full ingredients list by checking that organization’s website or writing to them and requesting it. In the case of those shampoos that claim to help with hair loss, they often have to pass drug levels of studies and supervision in order to prove both efficacy and safety before they can be put on the market. Still, thanks for the detailed review!

    Donald

  2. pavithra

    how can i grow healthy and long hair?

  3. sara

    hi, what about dove shampoo and himalaya. my skin is allergic to all alopathic medicines and also mediated shampoos. what shall i use. recently i went for low level laser light therapy and i started losing my hair. what will i do now. actually i had thin hair but i never used 2hav hairfall problem. now im taking homeopathy medicine and today is the 9th day of taking the medicine and i didnt see a single 1% improvement. please suggest me something.

    1. admin

      Hi Sara,

      Homeopathic medicine is highly unlikey to help you grow hair, unless it has a placebo effect on your mind, which helps reduce your stress levels, causing a psychosomatic effect on your hair — however this is unlikely to cause any noticeable results. Scientific research has shown that homeopathic medicine contains negligable amounts of the ingredients needed to improve health.

      Dove shampoo won’t do anything positive for your hair — it certainly won’t help you regrow hair. Nor will Himalaya shampoo.

      But the shampoo you use isn’t the most important factor in the fight against hair loss. There are far more important factors, such as eating the right foods for hair growth, getting your scalp in the right condition for hair growth, normalising your hormonal balance to prevent hair loss and reducing your stress levels.

      I would concentrate on getting these areas right. As for shampoo, try to choose a natural shampoo that doesn’t contain SLS (the linked page provides good guidance on the kind of thing you should be looking for).

      Chris

  4. sara

    im doing everything to stop my hairfall. can u please tell whether low level laser light therapy for hair growth can be the cause of hairfall?

  5. admin

    Hi Sara,

    Low level laser therapy is actually one of the better treatments for hair loss. It stimulates circulation in the scalp, which can help encourage hair growth. I haven’t studied laser therapy so I can’t give you much advice on the subject.

    All the products I have seen recommend using the treatment for a maximum of three times per week. So if you are using more frequently that that, it may have detrimental effects on your hair.

    Can you explain in more detail why you think the laser therapy is causing increased hair loss for you? I may be able to help you further if you provide some more details.

  6. mohammed

    what about Revivogen-Bio-Cleansing-Shampoo

    1. admin

      Hi Mohammed,

      It’s not the worst shampoo but it’s not a great shampoo. Have a look at the ingredients in Rivivogen Bio Cleansing Shampoo:

      Aqua, Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Ciciamphodiacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis Gel (Aloe Vera), Simmondsia Chinensis Oil (Jojoba Oil), Cocoyl Sarcosine, Glycol Stearate, Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-4, Cyamopsis Tetragonolobus Gum, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Zinc Sulfate, Linoleic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate (Vitamin B6), Niacin, Serenoa Serrulata Extract (Saw Palmetto), Menthol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

      Now compare that to the shampoos listed on this page:

      http://www.nicehair.org/hair-loss-treatments/10-organic-shampoos-that-do-not-contain-sodium-lauryl-sulphate

      As you can see the shampoos I list in my article have fewer ingredients and the ingredients they have are natural fruits, herbs and oils, which contain nutrients that may feed the hair. Try to find a shampoo that contains natural, nutritious ingredients.

  7. mohammed

    Thanks for your reply the problem with me is I have thinning hair and if dont do anything about it will loose it all. There are so many shampoos out there one gets so confused as to what is the best one.
    What do you make of Avalon Organics Shampoo, Thickening, Biotin B-Complex and regene pure?

  8. Sara

    Ya surely, as i told u earlier also, i didnt have thick hair,so i in order2make it thicker i went2a dermatolist. I never had this hairfall problem in my life of 21yrs. The doctor askd me 2go for hair laser treatment once a week 30times and gave me a medicated shampoo x-gain shampoo. For the 1st 3sittings everythng was fine but i was using my old shampoo,but 4m 4th week i switchd 2x-gain shampoo& startd havin severe hairfal. I thot tat d shampoo didn suit me,doctor gave me some other herbal shampoo,bt was of no use. Its been2months nw,i did homeopathy 4a month bt it was of no use. 2days back i wen2 2dermatologists, both prescribed me folihair tab and tab zocon 50mg. Scalpe shampoo 2wice a week and candid b lotion and mintop2%. The problem is my skin iz prone2allergy in al medicated thngs so far i hav tried. This is the whole story. And im stil confusd whether it was the laser treatment or x-gain shampoo the cause of my excessiv hairfall. Bt i dnt thnk a shampoo cn b so harmful,n nw im realy getting scared2apply another medicated shampoo. Should i shave my scalpe?

    1. admin

      Hi Sara,

      It’s not necessarily the shampoo or the laser therapy that have caused an increase in your hair loss. In fact it’s
      unlikely to be either. Sometimes what seems to be a sudden increase in hair loss can be caused by some change that occured months ago, because of the way your hair grows and sheds in cycles that take months and even years to complete.

      In this case it does sound as if you may have reacted badly to something in the shampoo. However this is unlikely since the shampoo is designed to help your hair grow, therefore it should be safe. If you could post the shampoo’s ingredients I could take a look for you.

      The laser therapy is highly unlikely to have caused the excess hair shedding, so I would not worry about that.

      Have you had an increase in stress levels recently? That might account for increased shedding.

      Regards,

      Chris

  9. Sara

    The shampoo contains sodium lauryl ether sulphate,cocodimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed wheat protein, meadowfoamamidopropyl betaine, almond oil PEG-8 esters, dimethicone PEG-8 meadowfoamate, acrylates copolymer, cocoamidopropyl betaine, PEG-12 dimethicone, dimethiconol(and) TEA-Docecylbenzenesulfonate, PEG-2 dimeadow foamamidoethylmonium methosulphate, polysorbate20, ethylene glycol monostearate, ppG-2 hydroxyethyl coco isostearamide, diazolidinyl urea and lodopropynyl butylcarbamate, dexpanthenol, alpha-tocopheryl acetate(vitaminE as acetate),disodium edetate, guar hydroxypropyl-trimonium chloride, hydrolyzed soyprotein,jojoba oil,wheat germ oil, phenoxyethanal, 2methyl-4isothiazolin -3one, methyl paraben,propyl paraben, fragnance, purified water. Before this i usd2use normal sls shampoo. I applied dis shampoo only 2tymes. A shampoo cant cause so much harm. Should i shave my scalp?wil tat b helpful?

    1. admin

      These ingredients aren’t likely to cause sudden rapid hair loss. They won’t stop hair loss either though! You’d be better off choosing an organic SLS free shampoo that is gentle on your skin.

      You don’t need to shave your head — this isn’t going to help you regrow hair so don’t do that. If you could answer a few more questions I may be able to help you further.

      Do you suffer from high stress levels or anxiety?
      Is your scalp itchy, red or flaky?
      Have you had your iron levels checked by your doctor?

      If you’d like to email me your reponses using the contact form we can chat further.

      Chris

  10. sara

    but sir, what is your email adress? and after losing hair very badly then i started taking tension. i went for few tests like hb%, TSH, FERRITIN and few hormonal tests. the reports will come on monday. and i do have dandruff now for which im using scalpe shampoo, initially wen i was losing my hair i didn have any problem neither on my scalpe nor any emotional tension. and life is full of ups and downs, so ofcourse i used 2take tensions when i used fall in trouble but i never had any hairfall problem. there were times wen i thought of committing suicide but then also i never had hairfall. im consuming folihair tablets, and tab zocon. three doses are over. ill have to wait for 10more days for results. but till now therez no single percent result. my mom is forcing to get bald, she gave me 10days time. and the doctors are just saying that everything will be alright and wenever i call them up they shout at me. i dont want to get bald at this age, my boyfriend loves me alot and he will not leave me, but will i be able to walk with him. all his friends will make fun of me and him also. these things day by day are creating a kind of hatred towards god. who ever you are sir, u are a v nice person. i went to four topmost dermatologists in my city, they all are so mean, except one lady doctor. atleast she speaks to me nicely. and one more thing, few days back i went to kaya skin clinic- it has got its centres all over india. they checked my scalp and told me that they will directly infuse vitamins and minerals in my hair roots or follicles. do you have any idea regarding such treatment?

  11. Khemraj

    Hi I have recently experienced a lot of hair fall that I had never before. I don’t use any product neither shampoo nor hair gel rather I use mustard oil only. I don’t have dandruff problem too. But I changed soap from lux to liril to lifebuoy and I use to bath everyday using it. And I don’t have stress at all. Does excessive use of soap causes hairfall? Please suggest me what I can do for my problem.. Thank you!

    1. admin

      Hi Khemraj,

      The use of soap is unlikely to be causing the hair loss. By far the most likely cause of hair loss is DHT.

      However the regular use of pure mustard oil on your scalp might not be a great idea, as it may be clogging the pores in your scalp (I can’t be certain of this as I’m not familiar with the nature of the oil and how it interacts with the skins oil (sebum)).

      Also, make sure you’re rinsing the soap from your scalp thoroughly so that you don’t get a build up of soap residue on your scalp, which may clog pores.

      The most important things to do are to keep the pores clear, remove DHT from the scalp and keep DHT levels in the scalp as low as possible. Then you need to feed the hair and increase blood circulation as much as possible to promote hair regrowth. In my method I show you how to alternate between mildly damaging the scalp and feeding it (while also increasing blood circulation). This alternation provokes a rapid healing and concentration of cell growth in the scalp, which is how my method works.

      I hope that helps,

      Chris

  12. sara

    sir recently i went through a diagnosis online belgrave hairloss centre in uk. the trichologist told me that im suffering from female pattern baldness and she suggested minodoxil which ill never ever take coz it has severe side effects. is their any natural way to control DHT and im not sure whether i have it or not coz everything was done online. she didnt see my scalp. what about segal solution from canada as i have heard alot bout it. is there any test through which ill be confirmed that i have high DHT levels?

    1. admin

      Hi Sara,

      Minoxidil is not strictly a treatment for DHT — it’s actually designed to increase blood circulation in the scalp. It’s often prescribed as the ‘default’ treatment for hair loss when the real cause of the hair loss is unknown. It doesn’t actually treat any cause of hair loss, it simply helps promote blood flow in the scalp, which in some cases may help slow or stop hair loss and even promote hair growth. However I believe Belgravia use a minoxidil product that also contains ‘Azelaic acid’, which is thought to fight DHT in the scalp — so they may be prescribing this to you, but I can’t say for sure.

      You shouldn’t be concerned about the side effects of Minoxidil (as a topical treatment), as these are not known to be severe. For a list of side effects see here: http://www.medicinenet.com/minoxidil-topical/page2.htm.

      The Segals product looks interesting — if DHT is the main cause of your hair loss I would say the Segals product would be more effective than Minoxidil, as it’s ingredients are primarily designed to combat DHT. It actually looks like a good product.

      The only problem with treatments like these is I don’t think they are powerful enough to completely stop most cases of advanced hair loss. In my experience you need a really powerful solution, such as the method outlined in my eBook.

      My recommendation to you is to either try the Segals product or download my eBook and follow the instructions. You can download the eBook from here:

      http://www.nicehair.org/hair-loss-ebook

      Chris

  13. Sara

    Sir, actually im not sure whether its becoz of DHT, if i do my testosterone level test, then will i be confirmed whether its due DHT or something else?

  14. Sara

    I heard alot of negetive reviews regarding segals solutions. Should i still giv it a try?

  15. Gregg

    Hi Chris,

    If I have heredity (inherited from my grand fathers) hair loss, will any shampoo or treatment help my hair to grow back or stop thinning?

  16. Gregg

    Hi Chris,

    Do you recommend Propecia?

    http://www.belgraviacentre.com/

    Regards,
    Gregg

    1. admin

      Hi Gregg,

      I personally don’t recommend Propecia. However, it does work in (from memory) 66% of men. However the downsides are that you have to take it for the rest of your life and it can have sexual side effects.
      Propecia inhibits DHT production. DHT is the most significant cause of male hair loss, so if the drug is effective it will stop the hair loss. However, if using Propecia I would still recommend taking some action to increase hair growth, as Propecia only treats a cause of hair loss and does nothing to increase hair growth. That said, by eliminating the primary cause of hair loss the hair may regrow to some extent naturally.

      However there are better ways, in my opinion, of inhibitting DHT, which I explain in my eBook. Look out for the release of edition 2 of my eBook, coming later this year (free to buyers of edition 1), which goes into even more detail on how to reduce DHT production in the body.

      Chris

  17. shabz

    What do you make of nanogen intervention for men?

    1. admin

      Hi Shabz,

      I’ve had a look at the Nanogen supplement and the ingredients look good. Give it a try and see if you get any noticeable results. You’ll need to give it 3 months to see whether you get any results or not.

      I have to say, in my experience, hair loss supplements don’t tend to achieve great results. The problem is they don’t solve the problem of scalp DHT and without dealing with scalp DHT you’re unlikely to stop hair loss.

      Chris

  18. sara

    i heard few negetiv reviews regarding segal solutions. are they really safe? coz my hair is alredy damaged due to that laser therapy.

  19. sara

    my FSH is 2.16mIU/ml and hb% is 11.2. is it normal. and does the testosterone test detect whether i have developed DHT or not?

    1. admin

      Hi Sara,

      2.16 is low for a pre-menopausal adult woman. However I do not know your age so I can’t tell you whether this level is abnormal. What was your doctor’s analysis of the result? They should have had some comment.

      All the best,

      Chris

  20. ani

    im 27 years old…..im loosing lot of hair now a days…..im using garnier antidandruff shampoo…..but it doesnt work…
    im experiencing hairfall since i started dieting…..here is my diet
    moring 20 alnonds,1glass milk,2egg whites
    lunch 2rotis with any curry,snacks some nuts and fruits
    dinner steamed veggies and tofu or chicken with one orange…
    this is my diet…..
    can usuggest me best diet and best shampoo formy har…to reduce hair fall

    1. admin

      Hi ani,

      It’s pretty difficult to tell whether your diet has anything to do with your hair loss. I’d recommend reducing your intake of almonds — perhaps varing almonds with other nuts. The rest of your diet looks fairly good. The important thing is to eat plenty of green leafy vegetables, lean protein and oliy fish if possible.

      The more likely cause of your hair loss is DHT.

  21. sara

    how many strands of hair one can lose if he/she has 1cm long hair?

  22. mohammad.ali

    Hi
    In our country we have some shampoos like dove(damage therapy)or sunsilk or pantene and…
    What do think about these shampooes?
    Do you think that these are good and effective for hair falling?
    And also I have to tell you that all of them are conditioners.

    1. admin

      Hi Mohammad,

      In my opinion Pantenne, Dove and Sunsilk are some of the worst shampoos available on the market. Almost all the shampoos sold in supermarkets and high street shops are poor quality compared with the ones listed in this article and these articles:

      http://www.nicehair.org/hair-loss-treatments/6-anti-dht-shampoos-shampoos-that-block-dht
      http://www.nicehair.org/hair-loss-treatments/10-organic-shampoos-that-do-not-contain-sodium-lauryl-sulphate

      Avoid shampoos that contain conditioner. If you use conditioner don’t massage it into your scalp, just your hair. Conditioners merely coat the hair with chemicals to make it appear shinier — they do nothing to improve the health of the hair.

      Choose a shampoo that contains natural ingredients rich in nutrients. Massage it into your scalp to wash your scalp as well as your hair. Avoid brands like Pantenne, Sunsilk and Dove if you can afford to.

      Chris

  23. karina

    Hi Chris,

    I wanted to know if you tried Bioxine …and what about Natur Vital shampoo, I know you recommended it in this articule but I want to make sure to use the right one. I suffer a lot of stress I used to have a lot of thick hair then started to fall a lot, got thinner, my roots hurts and about year ago I been having a lot of dandruff. Since I live in Chile I don´t have access to most of the products that you recommend , that´s why I´m choosing between those mentioned.

    Thanks!

    1. admin

      Hi Karina,

      I’m not familiar with Bioxine. The Natur Vital shampoos are OK. What you need to stop the dandruff is a shampoo containing zinc.

      You might also benefit from massaging coconut oil into your scalp every night for a few weeks. This can restore balance in the scalp, eliminating dandruff.

      If you feel that stress is the cause of your hair loss I’d recommend using the audio mind training programme that comes free with my eBook. This 8 part programme trains your mind using subliminal messaging and ‘binaural beats’ to make you react more calmly in stressful situations.

      Hope this helps,

      Chris

  24. SAIF

    I have also this Problem..i m 18 yrs old n live in Bangladesh.. what cAN i do Now ?? What do u think ABOUt Sumuns AroMA hairloss products ?? Or have u any suggest 4 me stopping my hairloss Problem ??

    1. admin

      Hi Saif,

      I’m not familiar with Sumuns Aroma products. Do you have a link?

  25. sara

    i am 22 years and my FSH is 2.16mIU/ml. and testosterone is .72 . is it normal? as i was losing excessive hairs, so i shaved my head and now its exactly 1.5months today. i apply candid B lotion on my scalp everyday, (its now 2weeks) and 1 tab follihair daily. i wont say that my problem has completely vanished, but yes where i used to lose 100strands of hair daily, now i lose 15-20strands i guess becoz its not possible to detect the lost ones with very short hairs, but when i apply oil, then i do get 10-12 strands every time. and one very imp i wana ask. u told me that low level laser therapy cannot be the cause, but i think it is the cause. becoz jus after doing it i had been losing my hair. i jus want to know is it possible that the same device can be used as both hair growth and hair removal switched at diffrent points. pls sir, answer my questions

    1. admin

      Hi Sara,

      Can you tell me which laser you have used?

      I’ve never used Follihair so can’t vouich for it’s effectiveness but looking at it’s ingredients it looks like it could be of some small help.

      Your FSH seems quite low but your doctor should be able to advise you better on this as I do not have details on your medical history. Did your doctor talk to you about your FSH and testosterone levels? He/she will be able to help you with these particulars better than I can. I recommend asking their opinion on your hormonal levels and your hair loss.

  26. kemal tan

    Bioxcin is an anti hair loss shampoo produced by a Turkish company,biota.Millions of bioxcin has been sold in Turkey but still there are too many bald men unfortunately :)
    ingredient is not known by someone else : hidden :)
    They say : bioxcin consist of BIOCOMPLEX B11 but really noone knows what it is !!!
    Bioxcin is an advertisement champion , thats all. it is not a quality shampoo , believe me . it did not use to have SLS inside but now all bioxcin , bioxcin forte , bioxcin genesis consist of SLS.
    Revita and revivogen is obviously my favorite shampoo .

    good night.

  27. Kumar

    My natural hair color is black and I have lot Gray hairs, To cover these gray hairs i use hair color’s like Loreal and which ever is available with the saloon guys. Does that increase the levels of DHT ?. Since few days i have started losing hair like crazy.

    1. admin

      Hi Kumar,

      No hair dye does not increase DHT levels. However if you’re having bleach applied to your hair this will damage your hair. Bleach breaks down protein, which can make individual hairs thinner in diameter. Dying hair does not cause your hair to stop growing though.

  28. Daniel

    I am currently using Klorane Quinine B6 Shampoo.

    Does the benefits of this product outweigh the negatives?

    And how often should I wash my hair with this stuff?

    Thanks

    1. admin

      Hi Daniel,

      Having looked at the ingredients of the Klorane Quinine B6 Shampoo I don’t think it’s particularly going tro help with hair loss. It’s better than the average supermarket shampoo though.

      How often you shampoo depends on what cosmetic styling products you’re using on your hair and how greasy your scalp gets each day. If you’re using gel daily I would recommend washing it out of your hair every night before sleeping to prevent it from absorbing into your scalp overnight. Likewise, if you find you get a fairly greasy scalp during the day it’s worth washing the sebum off your scalp, as sebum contains DHT, which causes hair loss.

  29. mohammed

    what do you make of biotin b-complex thicking shampoo 400ml

  30. sara

    i didnt didnt use anything by myself, i used to got to a clinic once a week for that treatment. that devie looked like a hair drier type and jus as we keep the receiver on the phone(telephone), it was like that.(i donno know how to xplain). there was something written on it like – high, medium and low. before this treatment i hardly used to lose even 2strands of hair daily. it was my stupidity that i wanted my hair to be more thicker and wanted to maintain it for my future and i think that doctor asked me to go for the treatment just for money without checking whether my scalp needs it or not. he told me that my hair will becum thicker in diameter, and jus the reverse happened 3weeks after the treatment i started losing my hair like anything. but still he insisted me to carry on, its not a problem and now i ended up with shaving my head. its been 4months now that i stopped the treatment, but it hasnt helped me anyway. i have less hairfall jus becoz my hair is only 1month 21days. no new hairgrowth and i find many small hairs, but they are the dormant hair which will fallout. god knows what they did on my scalp, but i had to pay a highprice for that, my career is gone(i was a model). and the worst part is i read it in “americanhairloss.org/laser hairloss therapy-does it work?” that if more energy is given than required then the ray will destroy the hair and cause it to fallout. but im not clear with it, did they mean that tat it will destroy the hairfollicle or the hair? is there any test that will determine whether my hairfollicles are dead or not?

  31. sara

    1more thing i forgot to add, i showed my reports to a local doctor he told me everything is normal. so im 100% sure that im suffering from traction alopecia

  32. Monich

    Hi! can DS Laboratories Revita Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo be used for both men and women? How long will it take in order to see the result?

    Thanks in advance!

  33. admin

    Hi Sara,

    If you believe you are suffering from traction alopecia I recommend reading this article:

    http://www.nicehair.org/your-questions/is-it-possible-to-reverse-traction-alopecia-hair-loss-caused-by-tight-braids-weaves-etc

    Chris

  34. admin

    Hi Monich,

    Yes Revita hair loss shampoo can be used by both men and women. The ingredients are not particularly tailored to either and don’t contain any potent DHT inhibiting ingredients.

    There aren’t any shampoos that contain DHT inhibitors in high enough concentration to make them too strong for women — strong DHT inhibitors only come in oral form and would not be effective enough to prevent hair loss via topical delivery using a shampoo.

    So there aren’t any hair loss shampoos that are too strong for women.

    Chris

  35. Jordan

    Hello Chris. I’ve been using Head&Shoulders 2 in 1 shampoo plus conditioner in one bottle for the longest time now. I’m 21 and have recently noticed that some of my hair is thinning at the front. A little background: I always used to wash my hair every other day until I started working at a fast food place since June and due to the environment I have needed to shower every morning. I also use American Crew fiber every day to style my hair and also have to wear a hat for my job for about 5-6 hours every day. I go to bed with the product still on my hair too. What do you recommend I do/use? I want to try American Crew tea tree shampoo and conditioner but I read that one or both contain sodium laureth sulfate, so I don’t know if that’s a good choice. Genetic-wise, both my grandfathers on both sides of my family are still with full heads of hair, and my dad only started balding until recently too (he’s 49). At my age, he had long thick hair. I’ve always had really thick hair too. I’d really appreciate your advice on this, as this is starting to take a negative toll on me.

    1. admin

      Hi Jordan,

      From memory I think American Crew do some reasonably good hair care products although none of their products have made it into my lists. If you’re interested in a high quality, nutrient rich hair gel or wax, check out this list:

      http://www.nicehair.org/hair-care-advice/9-high-quality-nutrient-rich-organic-hair-styling-waxes-and-gels

      My advice to you is if you have started noticing your hair is thinning, take major action now. You need to do everything you can possibly do to prevent hair loss as it is a very difficult problem to solve. I’d recommend downloading my eBook and following the instructions. It gives you a detailed step-by-step plan on how to intensely nourish and feed your hair, while also eliminating the causes of hair loss.

      If you’re using gel, either use an organic highly nourishing gel/wax or wash it out before bed. It’s not so much of a problem to leave a natural nutrient rich product in your hair overnight.

      All the best,

      Chris

  36. Sara

    Sir, what u think of pro-anagen tablets for hair. Does it stop hairfall?

  37. abhishek

    sir actually from many days i used to face hair fall problem ……it really puts me in tention.. 4 getting relief from dis problem i used many shampoos like dove,panteene but they doesnt show any improvement and now my hair got too mch thin and m really worried about it..and nw i used to prefer nizoral shampoo is it gud 4 hair fall????????nd tel me d best shampoo 4 reducing hair fall??????plz answer……

    1. admin

      Hi Abhishnek,

      Stopping hair loss is extremely difficult — no shampoo will achieve noticeable results. If you really want to increase your hair growth the best advice I can give you is to follow the instructions in this eBook:

      http://www.nicehair.org/shop/download-the-hair-loss-ebook-full-version

  38. dinesh

    hi sir ,

    thanks for ur valuable time …..

    my dermatologist has asked me to take all these things :

    1) daily use of “TULSI GOLD SHAMPOO”

    2) using “SEBA MED” Anti Dandruff Shampoo on sunday alone

    3) Spraying “HAIR 4 U” twice and applying ” BRAHMI GOLD GEL ” in the morning and a mixture of “AMBA + TRICHO HERB ” oil in the night.

    4) he has also asked me to take tablets

    – > “FINAX ” and ” EXTEND FORTE ” – morning
    -> “ARSHAID” + ” LIVERIN ” + “UTIN ” – night

    5) he has asked me to drink a a tea spoon of “TRIPHALA” and “ASHWAGANDHA” in the night …

    are the above things really good for hair ? do they have any side effects ?

    i wil be grateful to u for ur valuable inputs sir :)

  39. urvija

    hii…
    m facing heavy hair fall…i live in delhi nd 22 yrs old..
    i used to have very long, healthy nd thick hair…which is hereditary in d fammily..now frm past two-three years…i had to shorten my hair due to heavy hairfall…i have very thin nd brittle hair..they break easily..no shine…
    i oil my hair twice a week with almond oil..
    i use amway stinique..plzz tell some remedy..nd if d shampoo z ok?

    1. admin

      Brittle hair is often a sign that your body lacks the nutrients required to feed the hair and/or something (such as the hormone DHT) is preventing nutrients from feeding your hair.

      I advise following an intense nutrient program to feed your hair, while also removing and blocking DHT from the follicles, increasing blood flow to the hair and stimulating cell production in the scalp.

      I provide detailed instructions on the above in my eBook, which you can download from here:

      http://www.nicehair.org/shop/download-the-hair-loss-ebook-full-version

  40. Ray

    Thanks for this. Really helpful. What do you think about Alpecin? And have you come across 101 Hair shampoo from the chinese herbal medicine shop?

    1. admin

      Hi Ray,

      The feedback I’ve had on Alpecin hasn’t been great. Caffeine doesn’t do a great deal for your hair. I haven’t looked into the Fabao shampoos in any detail. I’ll check them out and get them up on this page as I think they’re worth a mention.

      Check back in a couple of weeks and I should have some points up on their best shampoo.

      All the best,

      Chris

  41. rila

    i want long and strong hair..now a days my hairs r falln..which shampoo is the best shampoo for hair

    1. admin

      Hi Rila,

      If you want to increase hair growth you need to feed your hair intensely. The best way I know of in the world to do this is using my 2 minute a day hair regrowth technique. Check it out. Give it a try. You won’t be disappointing.

      Chris

  42. Dayne

    Hello Chris,
    I started noticing my hair thinning about 6 months ago, so of course i instantly started researching causes, treatments and so forth. At the moment i’m taking HairOMega 3-1 and using an “organic” shampoo (Avalon Organics Shampoo, Thickening, Biotin B-Complex). I was just curious what your opinion one the two is? I greatly appreciate any help/advice.

    Thank you for your time.

    1. admin

      Hi Dayne,

      Thanks for your comment. OK the supplement contains really good ingredients. These are some of the key ingredients you need to stop hair loss and promote hair growth. However, if you read my book you’ll see that hair loss supplements don’t really work for one good reason – check out my article : “Food for Hair Growth” for a very brief explanation.

      In summary, if you want to feed your hair through diet, it’s better to use whole foods because your body is better able to assimilate the nutrients (for one reason).

      The Avalon shampoo is top notch — one of the best. I really need to add it to this post and have been meaning to for a while. You’ve reminded me I need to do that :)

      Do check out the Food for Hair Growth post if you’re interested in feeding your hair through diet. The best thing you can do for quick results though is use my 2 minute a day hair growth technique.

      All the best,

      Chris

  43. Dante

    Hi, my hair is thinning pretty badly and I’m 23.

    I have been using Head & Shoulders 2in1 shampoo for the past year. What do you think of this shampoo??

    Thank you!

    1. admin

      Hi Dante,

      Head and Shoulders is unlikely to promote hair growth. However the zinc contained in it can help prevent dandruff. If you’re looking to try to stop your hair loss and regrow hair I would recommend starting a solid hair growth regime.

      Chris

  44. hanishka

    ihad very long and tick hair before two years after tat my full hair gone due to fever now i m having very thin and short hair. i feel ve ry shy to go out. i am taking treatment for my hair grow thicker and i am taking proanagen tablets, vipromin protein powder and reglobin tonic. will it helps to promote hair growth shal i continue or what i need to do..

    1. admin

      Hi Hanishka,

      I cannot say whether these products will be effective as I’ve never seen or used them before. There are two key things you must do if you want to regrow your hair:

      All the best,

      Chris

  45. David

    Hi,

    I wanted to purchase the DS Laboratories Revita Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo but I was not sure if I should purchase the conditoner as well. Do you think this shampoo is recommended to use with Rogaine and sould I purchase the shampoo and conditioner or the shampoo only?

    Thanks,

    David

  46. gouri

    M a 19 year old girl….i dont hav an hairfall problem….my prblm is my hairs are very silky and thin…and the hair growth is not so much fast…i want to gain my hair and want to look my hair more thick stronger and long…my hairs texture is realy thin..doctor suggest me to use tu-gain solution and x gain shampoo…m using this from 2 months…is it good for my hair? wat should i prefer?

    1. admin

      Hi gouri,

      I’m writing a guide on “How to make hair grow faster and longer” at the moment, which I will be publishing to the website in a few weeks time. Follow me on Twitter to get the announcement of the release. This guide will tell you everything you need to know.

      All the best,

      Chris

  47. george

    Hi we are in South Africa, your hair products that you have mentioned is there any shampoo brand that you know in S.A
    I was using “VIGRO”,recently we have changed to “CLEAR ANTIFALL WITH NOTRIUM 10″ and we are using these tabs called “ALA SILICA”

    Can you advise on the above

    Thank You

    1. admin

      Hi George,

      I’m afraid I’m not familiar with those products. Do you have links so I can take a look?

      Many thanks,

      Chris

  48. anitha

    Hi,

    How about RegenePure nourishing treatment shampoo? Am having itachy scalp.

    Thanks in advance

    1. admin

      Hi Anitha,

      The RegenePure shampoo look like a good anti hair loss shampoo. I’ll add it to the list. Thanks for the recommendation.

      Chris

  49. isfakul

    sir i m from bangladesh..i face d problem of hair falling.i m using apoliva shampoo garnier fructis conditioner but no result i get..plz sujjest me thinking availablity in bangladeshi manner..is “herbal essences break’s over” good 4me.my hair is not dry not oily.age 21

    1. admin

      Hi isfakul,

      The shampoo you use is not going to have a big impact on hair growth in most cases. Take a look at this page to see what you have to do to make your hair grow.

      Chris

  50. anitha

    Hi,

    Please tell me about Neutrogena t/scalp therapeutic anti-itch liquid for itchy scalp as it is available in Singapore shops rest of the above your listed shampoos I don’t find in Singapore.

    1. admin

      Hi Anitha,

      The benefit of a shampoo like Neutrogena T/Sal is it contains 3% salicylic acid, which will clear the pores in the scalp and remove sebum build up. The idea behind this is really good. If you have a very oily scalp or a flaky scalp this is a good shampoo to go for. It might also benefit hair growth by clearing build up and fighting fungal infection.

      Chris

  51. anitha

    Hi,
    Will you recommend Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo or Garnier Fructis Dry Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for dandruff.Is there any shampoos which can get rid of dandruff permanently.Am having dry,itchy curly hair with thin flakes coming out if I don’t wash daily. What shampoo you will recommend for me.

    I used to loss many hairs if I use olive oil or hair tonic on my hair for dryness.So am afraid to massage my hair with hair tonic/any oils.

    1. admin

      Hi Anitha,

      The Paul Mitchell Tea Trea Special Shampoo ingredients look good. This shampoo would be good if you have oily hair but might be to harsh if you have very dry hair. Alternatively it could be used less frequently.

      If you have a flaky scalp I’d recommend a shampoo that contains ketoconazole, which kills the fungus that causes dandruff.

      Chris

  52. praveen

    sir…iam having severe hair loss…iam 26…and my father is bald….i went to doctor and he prescribed….Xgain shampoo ….ZPTO
    lotion, MINSCALP GEL 2%, a-ferite tabs, finasteride tabs IP 1mg,…..iam really confused whether to use or not……my scalp is itchy…iam very stressed…and my iron levels is not checked by doctor..plz plz reply…ur feedback is very important…plzzz

    1. admin

      Hi Praveen,

      I’ll send you an email with some advice on regrowing your hair :)

      Chris

  53. banny savaliya

    hi sir,i completed 18 years in last march, n i found some gape on my head instead of hair,somewhere i mean in perticuler part, hairfall is so much on my head, n white hair also might b there, so what should i do? according to my openion i’ll lost my hair in next 5 year…so any suggetion plz”’ n if possible plz contact or give suggetion on my id or keep it peronal…

    1. admin

      Hi Benny,

      I’ve sent you an email with recommendations :)

      Chris

  54. samiha

    How about sunsilk (hair fall solution) shampoo? if its bad can u recommend a shampoo i can get from somewhere in my place..
    Thanks.

    1. admin

      Hi Samiha,

      I had a look at the ingredients of the Sunsilk Hair Fall Solution Shampoo and to be honest I don’t see how they can label that shampoo as “hair fall solution” shampoo. It really will do nothing to reduce hair loss and promote hair growth.

      Chris

  55. Santosh Kumar

    Hi,

    I’m Santosh. I have been suffering from harifall from last 12 months,previously my hair is so healthy and shining too. Now my hair gets weak and falls more oftentimes. I changed my shampoo to X Gain as advised by doctor and using it from last 6 months but i didn’t see any change. Can you give more insight about X gain shampoo? Does it helps in hair growth? Is hairfall and hairgrowth are in the same ratio?

    1. admin

      Hi Santosh,

      I’m afraid I’m not familiar with X Gain shampoo. Do you have a link to a web page so I can see what it looks like?

      Chris

  56. Santosh Kumar

    Here is the link that i got from the internet.

    http://www.drugneed.com/cipla-limited-xgain-shampoo-100ml-cipla-p-2041.html#tab1

    I dont have any itchy on my scalp,but my hair got thin. I want to increase growth of my my hair. Please advise… I’m 23.

    1. admin

      Hi Santosh,

      Thanks for getting back.

      I would say X Gain is not a particularly brilliant shampoo (not quite good enough for this list), but for the price it is better than most supermarket shampoos.

      All the best,

      Chris

  57. Reena

    Is Sodium Lauryl Sulphate only dangerous or any Sulphate is dangerous ??? Like Ammonium Lauryl sulphate etc.

    Regards,
    reena

    1. admin

      Hi Reena,

      Thanks for your comment. Please check out:

      http://www.nicehair.org/hair-loss-treatments/10-organic-shampoos-that-do-not-contain-sodium-lauryl-sulphate

      Chris

  58. vanita

    hei , i am 24 years old , have shifted from Norway to Delhi a year back and since den i have jus been loosing my hair ,i never had tthick hair but i have been diagonosed with androgenetic alpecia ,,my tsh level is 4 .69 which is a little higher than normal! i am using follihair tab and Aviron with clindac a solution and follihair solution to be applied on my scapl twice a dat ,i had red and flaky scalp but dey were taken care off by my dermatologist by givin me antibiotics,,, i have been on thsese tablets for a past 2 mnths now i i loose 100 to 150 hair p day ,,its a lot for me coz i have short hair lets say upto collar bone dey r heavy on the top as in good volume bt realy thin and lifeless dey r sooo brittle ,,,i am using brocato curlinterupted shampoo and conditioner ,do you think its a nice shampoo? how long does dis andrgentic alpecia take to cure . i jus got married i dont want my husband to feel i am geting bald :( dat is a very sad situation i mean i hv a goood diet am a vegetarian i dont even eat eggs ? bt mi intake has cod loil liver tab n calcium ,,pls do help meeee ‘m thanku soo mch

    1. admin

      Hi Vanita,

      Thanks for your comment. It sounds like your hair is severely under nourished. The solution is to feed your hair with the nutrients it needs to strengthen, grow and prolong its growth phase.

      Your hair needs ‘amino acids’ to grow (this is what it’s made from). Your body needs lots of supporting nutrients to aid hair growth. Stress and hormones can have a major impact on the nutrient supply to the hair.

      I would recommend you begin an intense hair nourishment regime every day to feed your hair with the nutrients it needs to grow.

      I’ll send over an email now with some further advice.

      All the best,

      Chris

  59. braidhair

    Thanks in your put up, i’m going to add this on my website. Excellent

  60. vanita

    rep soooon???? thnkuuu

    1. admin

      Hi Vanita,

      I’ve sent you lots of useful tips via email :)

      Chris

  61. nitin

    in last 8 months i lost my 30percent hair ……can i get my hai back …..and how can i stop my hairfall…and which shampoo is required

    1. admin

      Hi Nitin,

      I’ve sent you some advice by email :)

      Chris

  62. Daniel

    Hi,

    Over the past year I have been looking for products that might help reduce hair loss. The only thing I really tried was a laser comb which has lowered the hair loss but not significantly. I have been looking for a shampoo that might help me and I started to hear a lot about DS Laboratories Revita Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo. However, I read in many reviews that the product’s formula changed since March 2011. I would like to know if you know something about this before buying it because it is indeed an expensive shampoo. I also read that some people experienced increase in hair loss so I am worried about that as well.

    Thanks for your help!

    1. admin

      Hi Daniel,

      I have heard that the ingredients have changed and some buyers have reported that it seems to have reduced in quality.

      I would check out RegenePure NT.

      Chris

  63. Rach

    Hi,

    I am living in Asia and the weather is always hot and humid. My scalp becomes greasy very soon even after washing them. Lately I’ve noticed that my hair is thinning and quite worried over it because I am just a young working adult and hair is one of the most important asset for a lady. I can’t imagine going bald! Even the hair dresser told me that I should start taking some serious action on my hair loss because what is the point to have a pretty face but have the potential to go bald. My hair parting makes my scalp very noticeable. One thing is also I am born with very soft baby hair. I’ve tried expensive product like kerastase’s shampoo and tonic but did not see any result. Now I am using Kerasys shampoo but I am not sure if I should continue using them. Do you mind giving some advise? I also thought of trying out either Mirriam Quevedo Extreme Caviar Special Hair loss shampoo or Lakme K Therapy Active Prevention. I hope to prevent the hair loss and also promotes new hair growth from whatever I’ve lost. Hope to hear from you soon.

    1. admin

      Hi Rach,

      The grease you describe is actually sebum and is secreted through the skins pores. Sebum is thought to have some impact on hair loss in some individuals.

      One solution is to use a shampoo like Neutrogena T/Sal, which will help remove build-up of grease, dead skin, pollutants and cosmetics.

      In my eBook I explain how to remove the underlying cause of excessive sebum, by increasing co-enzyme A in the liver, improving liver efficiency and reducing stress. I also explain how to completely remove sebum based plaque (sebum build-up and clogged pores).

      To learn more please see:

      http://www.nicehair.org/hair-loss-ebook

      Chris

  64. Arifullah Adil

    Dear Sir,

    Hope to be fine and doing well as i have hair loss problem and currently i am using coconut oil with Minoxidil spray once in night after in the morning i wash my hair with polytar liquid but still it is increasing hair loss. so what do you recommend for hair loss treatment.

    Thanks

    1. admin

      Hi Arlfullah,

      I’ve emailed you some advice on how to stimulate hair regrowth :)

      Chris

  65. Jane

    Hi, I would like to know whether l’occitane is good for long term use. if yes, which product do you recommend?

    1. admin

      Hi Jane,

      Would you mind posting up the ingredients of the shampoo or a link to the product and its ingredients and I’ll take a look.

      Thanks,
      Chris

  66. Kian Yee

    Very informative site and I thank you for that.

    I would very much appreciate if you can help me look into these two prodcts ‘Seaweed Scalp Clinic Mask’ and ‘Legitime Shampoo’

    These are the 2 products that im currently using and its been a week. My hair fall when I bathe has not reduced at all, not sure whether hair fall is reduced throughout the day as I don’t know how to check. Its starting to make me wonder whether I wasted my money, it cost me around RM135 roughly USD40

  67. Kian Yee

    Really sorry for spamming but one last thing.

    Could you recommend a shampoo and conditioner that I can get in Malaysia or probably order online? If its available in Malaysia it would be a great help thanks

    1. admin

      Hi Klan Yee,

      The shampoo you use is not going to have a huge influence on your hair growth. There are other far more important factors involved. Really, the best thing you can do to increase hair growth is to increase the nutrient supply to the hair follicles. Hair receives nutrients via the blood stream, so you need to 1) increase the blood supply to the hair follicles and 2) increase your consumption of the nutrients that build hair AND the supporting nutrients that support hair growth and proper protein absorption.

      I recommend reading this:

      http://www.nicehair.org/how-to-massively-increase-nutrient-supply-to-your-hair-with-a-simple-and-easy-but-extremely-powerful-technique-that-takes-just-2-minutes-a-day

      All the best,
      Chris

  68. Farsilla

    im currently using head and shoulders hair loss. but till now there is no changes. besides that my hair and scalp tend to become very oily the next day. n 1 of my problem is, when ever i use different shampoo , dandruff starts to appear. help me please :(

    Silla

    1. admin

      Hi Farsilla,

      If you’re experiencing dandruff it’s most likely due to a fungi called P. Oval. There are shampoos available that contain a chemical called ketoconzole. Use one of these shampoos twice a week and it should clear the dandruff up. Ketoconazole is also a mild 5-alpha reductase inhibitor so it may help reduce DHT levels in your scalp, which in turn may reduce the hair loss.

      More details on ketoconazole shampoos here:

      http://www.nicehair.org/hair-loss-treatments/4-shampoos-that-contain-ketoconazole-which-is-the-best

      All the best,
      Chris

  69. Steven

    Hi

    I have had this weird allergic reaction to many shampoos non and organic where they irritate my eye Lids leaving them watery red and sore
    If I could pin point the ingredients I’d be elated
    If I list a few could you possibly tell me what it might be?

    Avalon organic biotin thickening (bad)

    Alchemy
    Lavender ( extremely)
    Rosemary ( extreme)
    Unscented ( bad)
    Rice protein ( bad)

    Organix
    Vanilla. ( bad)
    Cherry blossom ( bad)
    Shea butter ( extreme)
    Macadamia ( good) but losing hair more
    With this why?
    Argan oil ( slight)

    Sukin moisture restoring ( bad)
    Nourishing (bad)

    Dermaveen oatmeal ( bad)

    Dr organic aloe Vera
    Nourishing therapy ( bad)

    QV gentle shampoo ( bad)

    Graham’s natural shampoo
    With Manuka honey ( bad)

    I have short medium dark hair thin but enough
    To cover my scalp I find the current one I use
    Organix macadamia is non irritating but I noticed
    Hairloss of around 20 to 40 hairs so that’s concerning

    Is there an issue with organic shampoos where the
    Ingredients are more irritating then the non organic
    Ones?

    I can’t seem to find one that doesn’t irritate
    Gives my hair body and fullness and softness

    Pls help
    Cheers

    Moo goo shampoo (ok slight irritation)

    1. admin

      Hi Steven,

      Organic ingredients may be more potent than the chemicals you find in other shampoos. It sounds as though you might have an allergy to one of the common ingredients found in better quality shampoos. Try to avoid the shampoos that cause the irritation. It would be worth going to your doctor and having an allergy test as these allergies may crop up at other times in your life.

      The hair loss is unlikely to be down to the shampoo. It is more likely caused by DHT, stress or possibly poor scalp condition.

      All the best,
      Chris

    1. admin

      Thanks Billy,

      I’ll check that shampoo out and add it to the list if the ingredients look good.

      Cheers,
      Chris

  70. Ali

    testing if this is real

    1. admin

      It is real! lol

  71. rk

    hi…im 21m and ive dry scalp…i lose a lot of hair…tel me some shampoo hairoil diet to stop it….

    1. admin

      Hi rk,

      If you have a dry or sensitive scalp, consider using a gentle, nourishing shampoo like these:

      http://www.nicehair.org/hair-loss-treatments/10-organic-shampoos-that-do-not-contain-sodium-lauryl-sulphate

      If you have a flaky scalp consider trying a shampoo that contains ketoconazole as it kills the fungus that causes dandruff:

      http://www.nicehair.org/hair-loss-treatments/4-shampoos-that-contain-ketoconazole-which-is-the-best

      All the best,
      Chris

  72. sam

    Hi, would u please tell me how can i stop my hair loss , and i would like to know about wen products, i bought a pomegranate cleansing and conditioner im not sure if its really help my hair, and which shampoo u recommend.

    Thank u

    1. admin

      Hi Sam,

      I haven’t heard of Wen products. Can you send me a link or better yet a list of ingredients?

      Thanks,
      Chris

  73. tpain

    Hi Chris

    I need advice, I have had thick hair all my life. Currently 22 years old but my hair is thinning like crazy. When I put my hand through my hair I have lots of hair falling, I need to get a good shampoo. I am usuing baby shampoo. My scalp is itchy and my hair when it falls looks as if its frizzed. And my hair is thin in certain parts. I only noticed my hair is thing recently, some are very thin. How do I combat this? And I don’t shower everyday because I heard its bad but my scalp is flaky.

    1. admin

      Hi tpain,

      Because you have an itchy/flaky scalp I’d recommend checking out these ketoconazole shampoos. Ketoconazole kills the fungus that causes dandruff and it’s also thought to promote hair growth:

      http://www.nicehair.org/hair-loss-treatments/4-shampoos-that-contain-ketoconazole-which-is-the-best

      All the best,
      Chris

  74. chi

    I was searching for a SLS free and DHT inhibitor containing shampoo when I found this article. I think DS Lsboratories Revita Hairgrowth stimulatory shampoo is good to use for me. I can use oral DHT inhibitor containing liquid which I already stareted to use. Is this a good combination?

    1. admin

      Hi Chi,

      Yes that would work. However be very careful when using DHT inhibitors: please make sure you tell your doctor if you’re going to begin using oral DHT inhibitors because they can reduce the size of your prostate, which may make it more difficult for your doctor to test the true health of your prostate during a prostate exam, unless he or she has full details about the DHT inhibitors you’ve been using.

      All the best,

      Chris

  75. chi

    Cont… with the previous question.
    I am a female, with genetic female type hair thinning; in the first stage, but with a lot of spaces.I’m even thinking about a hair replacement. (not a transplant).I want to try some shampoos before I decide to go for this expensive procedure.

    Can I benefit by using DHT inhibitor?
    And please let me know whether the above shampoo comes with a conditioner, and if not which conditioner is good for hair loss?

    1. admin

      Hi again Chi,

      Apologies I didn’t realize you are female — in which case you are less likely to need oral DHT inhibitors. I recommend visiting your doctor if you think you have high DHT levels. High DHT levels is more common in men because DHT is produced from testosterone.

      If you’d like a good conditioner I’d recommend reading this article:

      http://www.nicehair.org/hair-loss-treatments/the-worlds-best-organic-conditioners

      All the best,
      Chris

  76. haidy

    hi admin
    more than 4 months my hair falling out , i think lost 40% hair .i’m very tired to see everyday my hair on my shoulders, pillow ,tile floors….everywhere.i would very appreciate if you have any recommendation for get my hair back or stop my hair fall.
    thank you
    haidy

    1. admin

      Hi Haidy,

      I’ve emailed you with my recommendation. I hope that helps.

      All the best,
      Chris

  77. Abdulla

    Hi Chris,
    What do you think about ” S|6 ACTIVE Shampoo ” ?! , as they claim that it’s free of harsh chemicals.

    Thanks

  78. celia

    A quick query – LA Science Anti Hair Loss Shampoo does contain sodium laureth sulfate – isn’t this just as bad as sodium lauryl sulfate ?

    1. chris

      Hi Celia,
      Yes that is precisely correct. If you want to avoid SLS, avoid that shampoo. Check out these SLS free organic shampoos for a good list of shampoos that don’t contain sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate.

      All the best,
      Chris

      1. celia

        Thanks Chris – I was just pointing out that you have not noted this information in your recommendation for LA Science anti hair loss shampoo at the top of the page.

  79. John Carmen

    This list is very interesting, and I’m sure they work, but one was missed from the list… Therapy-G helps remove DHT and promotes blood flow to the scalp.

    1. chris

      Thanks John,
      However I don’t see how the ingredients in Therapy G can have any impact on DHT levels or scalp blood flow.
      Chris

  80. rudra

    Hi admin,
    I was trying to grow My hair longer. I havent seen significant growth. Its been 5 months i last had hair cut. I daily shampoo my hair. By Doing so i mannaged to controll dandroof. I was Doing daily sampooing from almost 6 years. Too much hair loss, i was searching for good shampoo, conditionar and tips for maintaining healthy hair….
    Earlier i used to use head & shoulder smooth silky, now i changed to dove and Very recently i started using ginger shampoo from body shop.
    I am using Any conditioner now.
    Using lanza healing style
    Kindly suggest me good products.

    Many thanks
    Rudra

    1. chris

      Hi Rudra,

      Check out this guide to growing longer hair, fast that I wrote. I’d also recommend using one of the shampoos on this page and consider using a hair growth topical to boost hair growth.

      All the best,
      Chris

  81. admin

    Thanks for your comment. I’m thinking RegenePure is probably the best in this list now. I may update the article accordingly.

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