5 Best Hair Loss Shampoos for Men and Women

As far back in the late 1800′s, hair loss and hair thinning was already a problem for men. Quack doctors, snake oil peddlers and traveling merchants of this sort of endeavor, sell their assortment of ointments and strange brews of concocted cocktails to fool hearty spectators that line up into believing that it could actually solve their thinning hair problems. Most of these formulated “wonder potions”, “elixirs” and “rejuvenating formulas”, are nothing but a simple scam. None of these really worked, even in the smallest possible way.

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Besides being useless, they also posses a bad pungent smell and cause more harm than good. Nowadays, we have break through research with the help of modern day technology and science. Advanced techniques in research and development have greatly improved the chances of people suffering from hair loss, as new methods and formulations for hair loss shampoos and other topically applied hair growth supplements are resulting in improved and positive results.

Regardless of it’s externally applied nature as a topical substance, it is still recommended that you consult with a specialist before attempting to undergo self medication. It should be noted that not all hair loss shampoos are for everyone to use and individual medical conditions should be considered. Some of the rare instances that people are inhibited from continuing the use of prescribed hair loss shampoos are for reasons of adverse skin reactions. Allergies, rashes. skin inflammation and itchiness are some adverse counter indications that can be considered.

Prior to use of any hair loss shampoos, it is only proper to administer a skin test to determine if a patient would manifest any allergic reaction of whatsoever. In light of any slightest reaction, the doctor or specialist would recommend the discontinued use of any allergy inducing substance. The simple mistake of choosing the wrong type of hair loss shampoo can even make things worse that it already is.

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Here are some of todays most widely used hair loss shampoos that have a collective category of different benefits. Each individual product may have a specific form of application intended to work on a certain hair and scalp condition.

Other products have a combination of uses besides preventive hair loss care and might even augment the aesthetic appearance of your hair. Regardless of any idealistic results from these hair loss shampoos, it is still best to choose from a practical opinion of what product would you get the best benefit from while improving the appearance of your hair.

  • Revivogen Biocleansing Shampoo

    This shampoo is recommended for deep scalp treatment and cleansing from deeply embedded dirt and excess sebum that may cause dandruff. Revivogen was specifically formulated for thin hair conditions that prevents the saturation of hair follicles, and at the same time, acts as a scalp conditioner. Its ingredients include aloe vera, gamma linolenic acids, which is a UV protector, panthenol, saw palmetto berry extract, silicone, jojoba oil, soy protein, niacin and zinc. Most hair shampoos for thin hair today are made with more natural herbal extracts to prevent hair damage due to elemental factors. Mostly recommended for Type 1 and Type 2 hair loss categories.

  • Nioxin System 3

    Among the world’s most popular brands of hair loss shampoos that are recommended by specialists, Nioxin stands out as one of the most beneficial hair shampoos that can give positive results when it comes to hair loss solutions. As of date, Nioxin has eight different variations that suit specific categories of different hair types and hair loss problems. The Nioxin System 3 composes of three different hair loss formulas that have specific individual effects on the hair and scalp but compliment each of it’s beneficial result as a singular optimized effect, resulting in an end result that has made it as one of the world’s most preferred hair loss shampoo brands.

    The Nioxin System 3 is best well suited for fine, thinning hairs. The package includes the basic shampoo cleanser, a scalp therapy conditioning solution and a leave-on-the-scalp shampoo that conditions the affected scalp area while ridding it with excess oil and grime. Amino acids are used to strengthen thin hair follicles as well as nourishing it at the same time. It’s main ingredients consists of panthenol, biotin, hydrolyzed keratin, rosemary, niacin, folic acid, wheat protein, superoxide dismutase and fennel seed. The main ingredients in Nioxin also provide anti oxidants in the affected scalp area, thus regenerating the proper cells for healthy scalp regrowth.

  • Dermenodex Scalp Cleansing Shampoo

    Dermenodex is different among all the existing hair loss shampoos that is available because of it’s one unique ingredient…enzymes. Hydrolyzed RNA and adenosine are its primary ingredients, along with glycol, soy protein and panthenol. Enzymes where first used in the early years of the 1970′s primarily as anti-biotic in the pharmaceutical industry. Hydrolyzed RNA and adenosine are directly induced on the scalp and as a result, produce stronger and healthier hair follicles, greatly improving the consistency of hair strength. However there were isolated reports of patients shedding hair due to the enzyme reactions to Dermenodex.

  • PhytoCyane Revitalizing Shampoo

    This brand of shampoo was specially formulated for the treatment of hair loss and thinning hair for women. Manufactured by Phyto, a company created by Patrick Ales who was once a famous hair dresser and stylist in the 1960′s, in Paris, France. Many famous celebrities have used this product including Jackie Kennedy, who used PhytoCyane as their preferred brand of hair loss shampoo. PhytoCyane was the first shampoo during those time to use a number of natural organic ingredients that include vitamin B6, panthenol, ginkgo biloba, grape seed extract, and citric acid. Ginko biloba and grape seeds were found to be more effective in totally cleansing all excess oils that are deeply embedded on the scalp.

    The Vitamin B6 in PhytoCyane helps the hair achieve a more healthier luster and also adds body. Vitamin B6 is essential in nurturing the hair from frequent exposure to UV rays and chemical pollutants that can lead to the weakening of the hair follicles, thus resulting to thinning and hair loss.

  • HairGenesis Revitalizing, Cleansing and Thickening Shampoo

    Among all of these hair loss shampoos, HairGenesis is probably of of the very few hair thinning shampoo products that uses almost 95% pure organic ingredients from mostly herbal extracts. Going by the natural organic approach, HairGenesis formulation contains the following key organic herbal ingredients such as evening primrose oil, citric acid, biotin, borage oil, green tea extract, and saw palmetto berry extracts. The beneficial effect of HairGenesis can be fully realized while the problem of hair thinning and hair loss is at its early stages. Borage and evening primrose oils are a good source of Omega 6 essential oils which posses anti-irritants or anti-inflammatory compounds that reduce scalp irritations leading to the weakening of hair follicles. Omega 6 compounds are also a very good source of nutrients for the scalp and hair which incidentally also acts as anti-oxidants.

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My name is Josh Matthews and I am 53 years old and live in Miami. I have two kids, one boy and one girl with my wife Linda. My son Jon is now 19 years old and in College. My daughter Jennifer is 14 and still in High-School. We also have a dog. When I don't work in the marketing department of a health company, I like to spend time outdoors with my family and friends. I don't do as much sport as I should but my family and me go on a skiing vacation at least once a year.

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I am 53 years old and live in Miami. I have two kids, one boy and one girl with my wife Linda. My son Jon is now 19 years old and in College. My daughter Jennifer is 14 and still in High-School. We also have a dog. When I don’t work in the marketing department of a health company, I like to spend time outdoors with my family and friends. I don’t do as much sport as I should but my family and me go on a skiing vacation at least once a year.

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