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You start imagining a high speed train with a thousand identical versions of you headed towards inevitable doom, versus a bold patch right in the center of your hairline, and you would choose the train every single time over baldness. That is until you step on a lego, or bang your toe on a strategically misplaced furniture, which then becomes the worst thing that can happen, causing you to loose even more hair, and the train has already left…
Well in that case I would suggest that you try a hair loss shampoo, it is your last hope before hair transplant, and it can be totally worth it.
So, inhale deeply, and exhale slowly as we were on a mission to find the best hair loss shampoos for men and women the money can buy, so that you won’t have to loose any more hair over it.
We found the 9 hair loss shampoos for men that have been empirically proven to be the top-notch. Among those, we found the Reskin The Hair Mother Cellar M-Hair Loss Shampoo to be a great choice with Ultrax Labs Hair Surge being a close runner up. For men with tight budget we found the Honeydew to be an excellent value for money men’s hair loss shampoo and one that many guys have been using successfully with more than promising results.
Best Hair Loss Shampoos For Men
Here’s a taste of what we’ll be talking about on this guide.
- Review of the top hair loss shampoos for men.
- What’s a hair loss shampoo and what’s the difference with regular hair shampoos.
- Does it actually work?
- What to look for in a good hair loss shampoo for me.
Let’s begin with the reviews of our top picks of men’s strengthening shampoo.
The 9 Best Hair Loss Shampoos For Men
Reskin The Hair Mother Cellar M-Hair Loss Shampoo – best overall
The first place for the best hair loss shampoo on the list goes to the Korean Reskin (The Hair Mother Cellar) M-Hair Loss Shampoo. The “M” stands for men as there is a version for women marked “W”.
What makes the Reskin hair loss shampoo so great is not only the fact that it is the highest rated shampoo on this list, everyone that ever used it just loves it, but what makes this shampoo really great is that it uses a cornucopia of all natural ingredients.
Some of the most notable ingredients Reskin The Hair Mother Cellar M-Hair Loss Shampoo uses are:
– Biotin is the essential ingredient in your body that causes hair and nail growth.
– Dexpanthenol which acts as a cleanser for your scalp and hair follicles, dissolving the excess sebum oil preventing the appearance of seborrheic dermatitis.
– Zinc pyrithione solution, helps clean your scalp, ridding it of microorganisms that can grow on your skin. Aiding hair growth, and helping your hear retain volume, become shinier and softer.
In addition to the above ingredients the shampoo uses several different types of oils to help moisturize your scalp and hair as well as numerous ingredients that would help soothe your skin.
The shampoo has a superb cleansing performance, thanks to the Dexpanthenol and Zinc pyrithione solution, and all the natural oils that the formula contains help keep your hair silky soft, well nourished, and healthy.
Reskin The Hair Mother Cellar M-Hair Loss Shampoo does a great job at preventing hair loss thanks to the well balanced concentration of biotin and zinc pyrithione solution, as well as the other natural ingredients that soothe your scalp and help balance the sebum oil on your scalp. Healthy scalp means healthy hair.
The shampoo comes in a dark container which does not let UV light reaching the contents inside the bottle prolonging the shelf life of the shampoo. Dispensing is made easy as the shampoo uses a pump which allows to push out a perfect amount on product, which however it is not great if you travel a lot as it is not very convenient to cram it in a bag full of stuff.
The Hair Mother Cellar comes in a 300 ml bottle which would last you for quite some time, and considering the quality of the product it comes at a fairly reasonable price.
Ultrax Labs Hair Surge – best runner-up
The only reason why the Ultrax Labs Hair Surge did not make it to the top of our list is the price. Nonetheless this shampoo is one of the best products on the market for preventing hair loss.
The Hair Surge uses mainly caffeine in it’s formula in order to prompt a growth response in in the scalp follicles offering a direct stimulation. In order to keep any microbial infections at bay the shampoo uses ketoconazole which is a synthetic anti fungal and antibacterial preventing dandruff and keeping your scalp healthy.
The last active ingredient in this shampoo is Saw Palmetto which is a plant that has been known to primitive medicine for millenniums. Recent clinical studies have shown that Saw Palmetto can be used to block the enzyme that turns testosterone into DHT which is the main cause for pattern baldness in men as well as women.
All in all, when it comes to cleansing the shampoo foes a great job, however some might find that it leaves their scalp too dry even after the first use which can be discouraging for some. But thanks to it’s powerful active ingredients Ultrax Labs Hair Surge does an excellent job fighting hair loss, and thanks to the generous amounts of caffeine in the formula it also does great job at promoting hair growth.
The shampoo comes in an 8 Oz dark bottle with a pump on top which makes for easy dispensing, but it can sometimes prove to be a lousy travel companion.
Even though customer satisfaction as almost 100% guaranteed, disregarding the feeling of dryness that some folks might experience, the biggest downside to this shampoo is the price.
Honeydew, Biotin Shampoo for Hair Growth B-Complex Formula – best value for money
Say what you want but don’t always come at dizzying prices. And the Honeydew’s Biotin Shampoo for Hair Growth B-Complex Formula is a proof of that.
This bad boy boasts all natural ingredients among which you can find biotin to help your hair develop properly and grow faster, Jojoba and olive oil both of which mimic almost perfectly the sebum oils produced naturally by our body, coconut oil which is great antimicrobial ass well as being excellent skin and hair moisturizer.
The formula also contains zinc pyrithione to keep your scalp clean and your hair soft, and probably the most significant ingredient in this shampoo is D-panthenol which is in essence vitamin B5, and it is used to thicken hair.
Besides the ingredients that help your hair growth the shampoo packs a number of herbal extracts which help soothe your scalp, providing it and your hair with vitamins ant antioxidants for proper nourishment and protection.
Thanks to the active ingredients in the formula the shampoo does a great job cleansing your scalp and hair from impurities, while in the meantime the natural oils and extracts do a great job at keeping your hair and scalp well moisturized, and your hair silky soft.
Honeydew’s shampoo is a great tool for fighting hair loss. It does everything a high-end hair loss shampoo should do, from ingredients that stimulate your hair follicle, to nourishing, cleansing, and keeping your hair and scalp healthy and happy.
The product comes in an 8 Oz, UV protected container which allows for a longer shelf life, and it uses a screw top which is great for a man on the move. And yes did I mention that it is one of the most effective and most affordable hair loss products out there?
Yet another hair loss shampoo made from all natural products and ingredients. And the best part is as the name suggests that it can be used by both men and women who might want to regrow their hair.
Yes you read that right, Bio-Fusion has specifically indicated on their bottle that their shampoo regrows hair, using the magic of nature.
Some of the most notable ingredients are biotin, sesame seed oil that just does wonders for your hair, as well as evening primorse oil which contains a high quantity of GLA fatty acids which aid hair growth and help repair it, a bunch of different B vitamins, and rosemary oil to help soothe your scalp.
In terms of cleansing the shampoo does a pretty decent job, but probably the most notable characteristic of this shampoo is that in most cases it helps repair the hair strand, leaving it soft and healthy. However some people find that it feels too greasy on their hair so I wouldn’t really recommend it for those with oily hair. But if you have dry hair that feels brittle, this is definitely a budget hair shampoo to go with.
The shampoo comes in a nice UV protected plastic tube with a screw top, which makes it easy to carry around with you.
Same as the honeydew shampoo it comes in an 8oz tube, and as it is recommended to be used 4 to 5 times per week it wouldn’t last that long, but that still depends on the length of your hair. Even though you might go through a bottle of this shampoo pretty quick it comes at a fairly reasonable price.
Most people are not aware that the main cause for male baldness is the way hair follicles react to the DHT hormone.
In most cases, when the DHT hormone is overproduced by your body the hair follicles will begin to shrink and eventually disappear resulting in hair thinning which eventually leads to baldness. In order to fix this problem the Speedwinds Nutrition, Inc., has come-up with Porcerin.
This shampoo uses all natural, mostly herbal ingredients that are proven to block the production of DHT, prevent hair loss and regrow hair.
Some of the main ingredients in this product uses are:
Saw palmetto which as we have already said is known to block the enzyme that turns the testosterone into DHT, Iodine which aids hair regrowth, Gotu Kola which helps hair growth and improves volume, Magnesium, biotin, niacin and vitamin B-12.
In addition to providing all the goodies that would help your hair flourish this shampoo will do excellent job at cleansing your hair and scalp, while the oils included in the formula will help moisturize and soften your hair.
Users claim that Procerin is extremely effective at thickening the existing hair while at the same time promoting new hair growth.
It also comes in a UV protected plastic bottle with a push cap which allows for easy mess free dispensing.
It is a standard 8 Oz container which should last you a considerable amount of time, but as I have already mentioned this entirely depends on the thickness and length of your hair and how often you wash it. It might not be the most affordable product on the market, but users think that it is worth every penny.
I can freely say that Paisle really trusts their all natural hair regrowth formula. They guarantee that their biotin shampoo for hair regrowth will yield results. And they put their mouth where the money is, a 100% refund is guaranteed if you are not satisfied with their product.
The formula uses a carefully balanced mix of ingredients which on one side stimulate your hair follicles while balancing the balance DHT hormone, while other ingredients are specifically aimed to help soothe and repair your scalp.
Some of the ingredients worth mentioning are Hemp Seed Oil which is rich in Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 fatty acids which helps stimulate and enhance the hair growth. Aloe Vera contains proteolytic enzymes which help repair dead skin cells on your scalp. Aloe Vera also acts as an excellent conditioner that would leave your hair smooth and shiny, and Rice Protein which is rich in amino acids that provide a whole bunch of benefits for your scalp and hair.
The shampoo itself does a great job cleansing your hair, and the natural ingredients help keep your skin silky smooth and shiny, however some users find it difficult to wash off as it might leave a soapy residue behind.
Most of the users are extremely satisfied with this shampoo, so it is worth trying it. If you don’t like it you will be refunded in full.
It comes in a UV proof bottle with a push cap on for easy dispensing, but at the same time the push cap might prove to be risky for travelling as it might ace dentally open if pressed against other items in your bag.
It comes in a standard 8 Oz bottle, but with this shampoo a little goes a long way. So even though it comes at a mid range price it proves to be a great investment.
Perfect Hair is a company that is entirely dedicated to hair care. This fact alone should give you a hint that these guys know hair loss hence they are competent to produce a solid hair loss product. Enter their Perfect Hair hair loss shampoo.
The formula contains DHT inhibitors such are Saw Palmetto Extract and Emu Oil, to help balance the DHT and testosterone levels and exfoliators that help decrease hair shedding and increase the absorption of minoxidil that is present in the product.
The product also contains ingredients lice caffeine that help stimulate the hair follicle and promote hair growth, as well as an array of oils which help soothe your skull and help keep your hair silky and shiny.
The Perfect Hair Shampoo is guaranteed to cleanse your hair of dead skin cells on your scalp as and any impurities that can settle on it. The wide range of oils the formula uses help soften and nourish your hair.
When it comes to fighting hair loss the users are divided. Usually those that use the product for a longer period of time argue that this is one of the best hair loss shampoos on the market, while others say that the shampoo is not up to standard and these are mostly first time users. So I have to conclude that maybe the shampoo needs some time in order to work it’s magic on your hair.
The shampoo comes in a plastic 8 Oz UV proof container with a push cap which makes for convenient dispensing.
When it comes to your overall health, going organic seems to be the norm nowadays.
Most people by now have realized that chemical products, no matter how alluring they might seem, can have devastating side effects. Yes, hair loss is one of those side effects, just read the ingredients label on your regular hair shampoo, you won’t even be able to pronounce half of the ingredients. And thinking organic is the Dermachange mantra. Their products are known for having little or no side effects whatsoever, which makes their Thick and Full hair loss shampoo a must have.
The Thick and Full formula uses all organic ingredients such are Aloe Vera, Tapioca starch which is great exfoliator, Titanium oxide, Mica which contains a range of minerals that help regenerate and nourish your scalp, Iron Oxyde, Titanium Dioxyde, and Orange Oil among the rest.
Dermachange Thick and Full shampoo will help your hair grow faster while at the same time restoring your hair’s natural beauty without dehydrating your skin or hair. It’s carefully balanced mix of minerals, vitamins, exfoliates and oils will strengthen your existing hair and promote new hair growth.
The shampoo comes in an 8 Oz UV proof container with a push cap.
Although it is a bit on the expensive side of hair loss shampoos, you should keep in mind that all organic products are worth it in the long run.
And to wrap up this list we will look into Watermans Grow Me hair loss shampoo. Unlike most of the other hair loss shampoos on this list Watermans shampoo does not use all natural ingredients but instead tries to combine select synthetic ingredients work in synergy with natural ones.
The formula uses mostly synthetic ingredients as to cleanse your scalp and hair, while the natural ingredients are there to provide all the nourishment and vitality, which gives a nice balance to the shampoo.
Because of ingreadients such are Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, or Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate I would not personally recommend it for people with sensitive skin. But on the other end the formula uses ingredients such are Rosemary Leaf Extract that is known to soothe your skin, Biotin, Caffeine, and B vitamins that should nullify the effects of the synthetic ingredients.
Grow Me Hair loss shampoo does cleanse your hair perfectly, and the natural ingredients help soothe your scalp and repair your hair, but when it comes to fighting hair loss most would agree that it does not give results as fast other shampoos in this list do.
It comes in a well designed 8.4 Oz dark container which keeps UV rays ad bay, with a push cap.
Price wise it can be categorized as a mid range priced hair loss shampoo.
What is a hair loss shampoo, and what makes it different from a normal hair shampoo?
As the name itself suggests hair loss shampoo is specifically formulated to prevent receding hair and fight baldness. For this purpose most hair loss shampoos use ingredients like:
- Proteins or biotin to help your hair grow stronger.
- Various ingredients that are proven to combat overproduction of DHT, hair follicle stimulants like caffeine.
- Natural or synthetic products that fight yeast infections.
- Exfoliators which would allow your scalp to absorb the ingredients faster.
- Products that balance the production of sebum oil which is responsible for DHT hormone production.
- Some even use minoxidil in their formula which is known to promote hair growth.
So the hair loss shampoo would use high number of ingredients in their formula, each having a specific purpose to give your hair best chance to grow.
On the other hand you have your regular men’s shampoos that might but don’t necessarily contain any of the above mentioned ingredients. Regular shampoos are formulated mostly with oils, and cleansers. The former will keep the skin and hair moisturized after the cleanser does what it is supposed to do.
Your dandruff shampoo might contain mild ingredients that fight yeast, or shampoos for oily hair might contain some ingredients that help lower the sebum oil production. They don’t use as many ingredients in their formula because they are made to combat a specific problem you have with your hair.
Do hair loss shampoos work?
Well this is the big question, and the answer is yes most of the time. But the problem is that a hair loss shampoo does not offer you an instant solution, you need to use them over a longer period to allow the ingredients in the shampoo to work their magic.
And no, most of the time hair loss shampoo might not be able to start growing new hair. But a good hair loss shampoo for men will help nourish and strengthen your existing hair preventing it from falling off, while the healthy hair follicles get a chance to spawn a hair strand filling in those bald spots.
How to choose the best hair loss shampoo for men?
If you are one of those people who are fighting receding hair, or baldness, let me warn you, choosing the right hair loss shampoo can be as irritating as your hair loss. This is simply because what works for some does not work for others and vice versa.
So you might have to go through several brands of shampoo to find the right one for you, or the first one you try might just do the trick.
So to make things easier when choosing the right product you should keep an eye on the following:
Always go with products that contain all natural ingredients especially if you have sensitive skin.
There are exceptions however.
For example Ketoconazole is one of the few synthetic ingredients that exceeds the effectiveness of any other natural Pityriasis fighting agent. So if your skin id dandruffy you should look for this ingredient in your hair loss shampoo.
When it comes to cleansing you should look for shampoos that contain exfoliators, this is very important because exfoliators help scrub-off any dead skin cells from your scalp, allowing the ingredients in the shampoo penetrate your scalp faster.
Also look for milder formulas as strong corosive ingredients in your shampoo might have a negative effect on your hair strand and the follicle.
How the shampoo combats the hair loss
This is probably the most important thing you should watch out for besides the ingredients.
Each hair loss shampoo takes a slightly diferent angle to fighting receding hair. For example if you have oily hair you might want to try shampoo that is aimed at reducing the sebum oil production. Excess of sebum oil leads to increased DHT hormone production which is devastating for your hair.
If you have dandruffy scalp you should try a formula that is aimed at fighting dandruff. If your body simply decides to produce more DHT hormone than it is supposed to, try to look for a shampoo that contains ingredients that are proven to balance the testosterone and DHT level.
When purchasing a hair loss shampoo always go for the dark UV light protected bottles. This is important because UV light can seriously damage some of the ingredients in your shampoo shortening it’s shelf life.
And I personally prefer flip top caps over pumps or push caps as this makes for easy dispensing and at the same time it can be packed in your luggage without being afraid of any leakage.
And to conclude this section, for the sake of your budget always try to go for the biggest bottle with the lowest price, if there is two for one action never hesitate. But don’t let the price dictate your decision over a hair strengthening shampoo. Besides, effectiveness and quality is much more important in these type of hair shampoos than any other regular shampoo.
Wrapping-up I must give you a word of advice: “If it works don’t change it!”.
Finding the perfect hair loss shampoo for men can be a hassle, so once you find a shampoo that works and you get bored with it after a while, don’t just throw it away in search for a new better one.
Keep in mind that the next best hair shampoo might never come to you, and you might loose all your hair to find it.