When you purchase products to help with hair loss there are specific ingredients you need to look for in order to know if the product will encourage hair growth. It is important to be realistic about the results you will get from the products.  Nutrition, genetics, and the type of hair loss you have, play a role with how well the products work.

If you are experiencing hair loss, before you purchase any products see a dermatologist, or trichologist for help. Going to a specialist, will help you learn if you need products at all, or which products will work best for your condition. Look for the following ingredients when you are shopping for hair loss products.


If you have androgenetic alopecia, make sure the shampoo has ingredients that block Dihydrotestosterone (DHT”>. Dihydrotestosterone is responsible for follicle shrinkage. When follicles shrink, healthy hair strands, turn into fine thin hair- blocking dihydrotestosterone prevents this from happening.

What are some dihydrotestosterone inhibitors to look for in shampoo?

  • Saw palmetto

  • Pumpkin seed oil

  • Stinging nettle

You will find these ingredients in HLCC Scripts DHT Shampoo and  Lipogaine The Big 3 Shampoo.

Using a shampoo with dihydrotestosterone blockers will enhance how topical treatments like Minoxidil work. Shampoos by themselves will not be enough to reverse androgenetic alopecia.

If you are looking for a shampoo for hair loss, but you do not have androgentic alopecia, you can look for ingredients like peppermint oil, which can help stimulate hair growth and control dandruff. Try Malibu C Scalp Wellness Shampoo. Shampoos with ketoconazole like Nizoral, combat fungus and can help with hair loss related to scalp infections.

Topical Treatments

If you are looking for an alternative to Minoxidil for help with hair loss, you look for products with green tea extract and Rendensyl. Topical treatments stay on the scalp and have to be shampooed off. This is why it is important to look for quality ingredients.

  • Green tea extract prevents hair loss and stimulates hair growth.

  • Rendensyl is an active ingredient that increases hair growth by activating your hair follicles stem cells, helping them produce stronger healthier hair.

You can find both of these ingredients in Skinfab Hair Regrowth Serum and Green tea extract can be found in EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Oil.


Exfoliating can help soothe a dry, itchy scalp. When you scratch your scalp excessively, you can cause hair loss and scalp irritation. Make sure to use products that gently remove impurities.

Look for ingredients like tea tree, found in Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment. Apply the mask to your scalp, and massage it in. Let it sit on the scalp for three to five minutes and rinse it. Try to sit under a steamer for added rejuvenation for your scalp.

Rene Furterer Complexe 5 Regenerating Plant Extract is another scalp exfoliator you can use to remove build up off your scalp and has to be used before you shampoo. This product has lavender, which has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties.

When it comes to using products for hair loss, be sure to know the type of hair loss you have before investing in products you do not need or that may not solve your problem. Keep in mind shampoos and conditioners get rinsed off the scalp, it will lessen how well the products work. This is why you need to pay close attention to the ingredients, and take in to consideration how much of the ingredients are being absorbed into the follicles to make a change.

Have you found a product that helps with hair loss? Share them in the comments.

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