Top Women’s Hair Loss Shampoos

June 8th, 2017          Written by Staff Members of Hair Loss in Women

We’ve spent countless hours researching and testing the top hair loss shampoos for women. Our selection process is based mainly on user reviews. However, our experience is that you have to experiment with different shampoos. So, keep looking until you find the one (or combination) that stops your hair from falling out and starts regrowing your hair. 

We include the top active ingredients and any other information we deem to be pertinent. Such as whether or not a shampoo is gluten free (for those suffering from celiac disease), vegan, safe for color treated hair, or organic. Below our top 10 list is a glossary of the most common active ingredients.

#1

Ultrax Labs Hair Surge

  • Contains 0.2% ketoconazole, saw palmetto & caffeinated compounds integrated with essential oils (all three of these ingredients have been proven to regrow hair in clinical studies)
  • Recommended use is 5 times/week, leaving it on the scalp for 2-5 minutes
  • Made in the USA
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed
  • One of the highest rated shampoos available for hair loss

Price: $$$$

#2

Maple Holistics Argan Oil & Hair Conditioner Set

  • Available in shampoo, conditioner, or set of both
  • Surprising low-price for high rating
  • Contains only natural ingredients like avocado oil & jojoba
  • Has silk protein & phytokeratin, which promotes healthier hair for damaged, curly, or frizzy hair
  • Safe for color treated hair
  • Hypoallergenic formula is safe for sensitive skin; fragrance free with no artificial colors
  • Sea buckthorn, green tea and hibiscus promote strong and shiny hair
  • Thickens & strengthens your hair as it alleviates shedding
  • Shea butter almond oil and peach kernel oil hydrate the scalp and reduce itching from dandruff.
  • Sulfate, paraben, and silicone-free with no harsh chemicals
  • Antioxidant and vitamin rich, with A, B1, B2, D and E vitamins and camellia seed oil
  • Subtle fragrance of honey and vanilla
  • Cruelty-free (not tested on animals)

Price: $

#3

PhytoWorx Organic Hair Loss Shampoos with Plant Stem Cells

  • Rare plant stem cells (Malus Domestica) originating from Switzerland for hair regrowth
  • Organic ingredients
  • Sulfate-free
  • Not safe for colored hair
  • Pleasing smell
  • Great for women with dry scalp, reduces dryness, frizz, and other damage from heat and chemical treatments
  • Made in the USA
  • Contains essential oils including rosemary, peppermint, and eucalyptus in order to reduce hair loss and support scalp health
  • Recommended to leave on scalp for a few minutes

Price: $$$$

#4

HairGenics Pronexa Clinical Strength Hair Regrowth Therapy Shampoos with Biotin

  • Contains clinically researched levels of biotin for maximum hair growth and health (promotes healthy hair growth but also prevents hair dryness)
  • Certified organic ingredients
  • Aloe vera and seaweed extracts nourish the scalp and follicles.
  • It’s recommended to use for 6 months along with Pronexa supplement to see results.
  • Contains DHT blockers including saw palmetto
  • 100% money-back guarantee
  • Made in the USA

Price: $$$

#5

Sovanni Organic Argan Oil Shampoos

  • Contains organic argan oil, caffeine, biotin, keratin for hair regrowth
  • Includes DHT blockers such as saw palmetto, tea tree oil, nettle, green tea and pumpkin seed
  • Made in the USA.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed within first 30 days
  • Recommended to use at least 5 times/week
  • Gluten-free
  • Safe for colored hair
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Free of SLS, sulfate & parabens
  • Cruelty-free

Price: $$

#6

PURA D’OR Anti-Hair Loss Premium Organic Argan Oil Shampoos (Gold Label)

  • Contains 15 broad-spectrum DHT blockers
  • USDA biobased certified product
  • Certified organic ingredients
  • No SLS, parabens, or harmful chemicals
  • Gluten-free
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Cruelty-free
  • Safe for colored hair
  • Blend of biotin, pumpkin seed & black cumin seed oil, nettle and other natural ingredients reduces shedding, increases volume & thickens hair.
  • Blend of biotin, pumpkin seed & black cumin seed oil, nettle and other natural ingredients reduces shedding, increases volume & thickens hair.
  • Can be used daily

Price: $$

#7

Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo

  • One of the least expensive hair loss shampoos with high ratings
  • Contains the dht blocker saw palmetto
  • PH balanced
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan & biodegradable
  • Free of parabens, harsh sulfates or preservatives, synthetic colors or fragrances, phthalates
  • Cruelty-free
  • Helps build body in fine or thinning hair as well as strengthen hair strands
  • Thickening shampoo formulated with biotin, plant protein & vitamin E

Price: $

#8

Dermachange Organic Hair Growth Shampoos & Conditioner Set

  • 30-day money back guarante
  • Organic aloe vera, raw manuka honey, vitamin B5, cehami, and more
  • Free of sulfates, parabens, and fragrances
  • Gluten-free
  • Discounts available for ordering 2 or more and larger sizes

Price: $$

#9

Vitamins Hair Loss Shampoos

  • Made with Procapil (a DHT blocker), a patented formula popular in Europe
  • The makers, Nourish Beaute, claim that a clinical trial found their product grew hair by 121% and stopped hair loss by 47%.
  • Also contains organic castor oil, coconut oil, olive leaf extract, and apigenin (found in parsley)
  • Doctor recommended for alopecia
  • 100% money-back guarantee
  • Improves scalp circulation for healthier roots, prevents root killing fungal buildup, blocks dht, stimulates anagen (growth) phase, and strengthens follicle anchoring for less shedding

Price: $$

#10

Art Naturals Organic Argan Oil Hair Loss Shampoos

  • Contains organic argan oil, aloe vera, white willow bark, burdock root, rosemary, thyme and other ingredients to stimulate hair growth
  • Revitalizes hair follicles and supports healthy scalp
  • Natural, botanical oils and extracts add volume, texture and shine to thinning hair.
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free

Price: $$

Glossary: Women’s Hair Loss Shampoo Ingredients and Important Terminology

Almond Oil

Almond oil has omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids, magnesium, as well as vitamins E, D, B1, B2, B6. Most noteworthy, it acts as a moisturizer for your hair and scalp, preventing dryness and brittle hair.

Avocado

Avocado oil contains vitamins A, B, D, E, protein, amino acids, iron, copper, magnesium, and folic acid. These nutrients promote hair growth and are good for moisturizing dry, brittle, and damaged hair. It also adds shine to hair and it’s great for scalp health.

Apigenin

An organic compound found in parsleyit has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor properties. In 2009, researchers from the Biospectrum Life Science Institute found that apigenin also stimulates hair growth through the regulation of TGF-beta1 gene.

Argon

Also known as “Morrocan oil,” or “liquid gold” (because of it’s color and benefits), it’s high in fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E. Thus, it makes hair stronger and more elastic. Therefore the hair is less likely to break.  In addition nourishes the scalp. Furthermore, it’s antioxidants repair damage dues to heat and chemical treatments.

Biotin

Also known as “vitamin H,” stemming from the German word “Haar,” which means skin and nails). Biotin increases the elasticity of the hair cortex, thereby strengthening hair, minimizing hair breakage and helping hair grow longer, healthier and thicker. In 2012 The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology published a study that showed that biotin is especially effective for women to regrow hair. Especially relevant because women are more prone to biotin deficiency than men, especially after pregnancy.

Caffeine

A 2007 study from The International Journal of Dermatology found that caffeine stimulated hair growth by blocking the the effects of DHT. Noteworthy because DHT is one of the most common causes of hair loss.

Camellia Seed

Used for centuries in Japan and other Asian countries as a moisturizer and revitalizer. First of all, it’s rich in vitamins A, B, C & E, several minerals, and it’s mainly of oleic acid (80%). Oleic acid is of the most penetrative oils, which allows it to hydrate and clean pores and follicles without greasy residue. It’s also a natural antioxidant that helps protect from UV exposure.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which is antibacterial, helping to maintain scalp health. It also keeps the scalp and hair from drying out. In addition it’s loaded with vitamins E, K, and iron. The fatty acids prevent breaking, consequently making it useful for caring for long hair. Coconut oil is also used to make hair shiny.

DHT Blockers

Scientific research on hair loss has shown that the number one factor in hair loss is the production of dihydrotestosterone or DHT. DHT is a male hormone which is present in small amounts in women. It restricts blood supply to hair follicles, as a result causing the hair to eventually die.

Jojoba

Jojoba oil is very similar to human skin oil. First of all, it has anti-inflammatory properties. Secondly it is an outstanding moisturizer. In addition it’s full of vitamins such as E, many Bs, zinc, copper, silicon, and chromium. The vitamins are especially relevant because zinc is an important mineral for hair growth and vitamin E reduces inflammation and repair damage to the hair and scalp.

Keratin

Keratin is a structural protein which contributes to the composition of hair. Especially relevant because frizzy hair is often a result of insufficient quantities of keratin.

Ketaconazole

Ketaconazole is an antifungal medication used to control flaking.  In addition it can reduce scaling and itching of the scalp caused by dandruff.

Nettle Extract

A natural DHT blocker (see DHT definition above).

Olive Leaf Extract

Olive leaf has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits.  In addition, it moisturizes hair and as a result helps it to become smooth and shiny. Its anti-oxidative properties help protect hair follicles from damage.

Peach Kernel

Has regenerative and moisturizing properties, and is great for sensitive skin.

PH (Potential Hydrogen)

The best pH levels for a shampoo are between 5 and 7 (with 1 being the most acidid and 14 being the most alkaline). Alkaline pH may increase the negative electrical charge of the hair fiber surface and increase friction between the fibers, consequently leading to cuticle damage and breakage (from the National Institutes of Health).

Procapil

Popular in Europe, Procapil is a DHT blocker. In addition it increases blood flow to the scalp, sending nutrition to the hair follicles. Furthermore it combines vitaminated matrikine with apigenin and oleanic acid. In addition, one study showes that it can boost hair growth by 121% and reduce hair loss by 58%.

There’s no guarantee that hair loss shampoos will solve your hair loss issue, but many women that have regrown their hair use a hair loss shampoo as part of their regrowth regimen.

Plant Stem Cells

Plant stem cells are cells that have the ability to change themselves into different cells. Current research, especially from Japan, shows promise in stem cells being able to regrow hair. One type of apple in particular, Uttwiler Spätlauber, from Switzerland, is rich in epigenetic factors and metabolites and is being researched. However, more research is needed. Thus it will probably be a few years before we know if and how it could be a cure for hair loss.

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