Losing Your Hair? What You Should Know About Hair Loss Shampoos

Many people that are losing their hair are looking for any type of hair loss reversal treatment. Some people, of course, decide to just go bald and not deal with it at all. Others are less inclined to let their hair go without a fight. There are a lot of remedies on the market and some make some bold claims.

For instance, hair loss shampoos promote the idea that they can help you when you are losing your hair. The reality is that there is no shampoo that can start growing your hair back. However, that isn’t to say that they are useless or can’t help in any way. In this article, we will go over whether a hair loss shampoo is going to work for you.

What Is Causing Your Hair Loss?

Losing Your Hair? What You Should Know About Hair Loss Shampoos

The key to determining if a hair loss treatment will work for you is understanding why you are losing your hair. The reason is that if it is male pattern baldness then the only things that can help are using minoxidil, or getting a Regina hair transplant. That’s because there is no other way to actually grow your hair back.

If your hair loss is caused by excess dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that is a byproduct of testosterone, then you may be able to stop some of the loss by blocking the production. It is generally at its peak in puberty when your body starts growing more hair. When puberty stops, it can keep going and will end up causing the opposite effect.

By blocking that hormone when you’re an adult, you can slow down hair loss and give things like minoxidil a chance to work. Look for shampoos that have a DHT blocker and see how it works for you.

Clogged Pores

Losing Your Hair? What You Should Know About Hair Loss Shampoos

Your hair loss may be caused by clogged pores that are blocking the ability of the hair follicles to grow out of them. They can even get infected and cause the problem to get even worse.

A clarifying shampoo will clear out those pores and allow your scalp to regenerate itself. If this is the cause of your thinning hair then those squeaky-clean pores may now allow the follicles to start growing again.

Stimulate The Scalp

Losing Your Hair? What You Should Know About Hair Loss Shampoos

In addition to clogged pores, sometimes your scalp is not getting the nutrition it needs and the follicles weaken and die. This means that you need to increase the circulation to the scalp.

Blood brings much-needed nutrients to the skin and will work to replenish and nourish the scalp if you can increase the circulation there. Look for a shampoo that has elements that stimulate the scalp and increase circulation.

Peppermint oil is a good ingredient to look for since it does what minoxidil does to a certain extent and is all-natural. Although it won’t work for male pattern baldness, it does do a  good job of helping to regrow damaged hair follicles that are weakened due to a lack of nutrients.