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Are Hair Loss Shampoos Effective?

The health of your scalp can be an important factor in hair loss, but can the shampoo you use help prevent hair loss? In a word: yes. While not every product will work for every person, hair loss shampoo can be very effective when used correctly for suitable types of hair loss.

The most common type of hair loss shampoo contains a DHT blocker. DHT, formally known as dihydrotestosterone, is a sex hormone that your body produces in reaction to various factors: sex, age, genetics, diet, and even environment.

We also know that excessive levels of DHT can lead to hair loss. This is especially true in men who have the genetic combo that leads to male pattern baldness.

In those patients, shampoos that block the DHT receptors can help prevent damage to the hair follicles that lead to hair that is less dense and slower to grow. Even if it doesn’t directly mean hair loss, it does look like the patient has less hair.

Which Shampoo Is the Best for Hair Loss?

The best shampoo for your hair loss can best be determined by your hair loss specialist.

If your hair loss is due to androgenic alopecia, that male pattern baldness we talked about, a shampoo that blocks DHT will likely help. Other shampoos that might help include those meant to thicken the appearance of the hair strand or moisturize your hair, making it healthier and less prone to breakage.

Many beauty experts are promoting dimethicone-free shampoos, claiming that silicone in beauty products is bad for your skin and the environment. Still, according to the experts Cosmopolitan interviewed, that may only be partially true.

Silicones, especially dimethicone, promote that soft silky feeling people want on their skin and hair. The relatively large molecule size means it’s not penetrating the skin or hair, just leaving a coating on the surface. Does that promote hair loss? The experts are torn, and it depends on what is causing your hair loss.

Does Shampoo for Hair Loss Work?

Yes, maybe. Whether a hair loss-preventing shampoo will work for you depends entirely on your hair and hair loss type. The recommendations could be more straightforward, and the science is evolving as more people are interested in preventing hair loss.

Call BayMed Hair and Aesthetics for Personalized Hair Treatment

Health and beauty regimes are just as individualized as you are, and what works for your neighbor might not work for you. At BayMed Hair and Aesthetics, we will examine your scalp, determine the cause of your thinning hair, and recommend the best treatment plan possible, which can also include non-surgical options. Contact us via our form or call us today for a personalized evaluation.

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