Hair loss among women is more common than many people realize. Nearly one out of every three women will experience some type of hair loss during their lives, and among women over the age of 50, that number goes up to nearly two out of every three women. Unfortunately, many women with hair loss suffer in silence, altering their hairstyles to hide thinning or patches. The fact is, however, the sooner you seek care, the better the chances are that you can successfully treat your hair loss.
Since hair loss effects so many people, we searched high and low for shampoos that actually work on hair loss*. So without further adieu, here are 5 shampoos and conditioners we recommend:
Made from a proprietary blend of plant-based extracts, oils, and vitamins, Routine Shampoo and Conditioner blew us away and is easily the shampoo and conditioner we recommend the most. The shampoo and conditioner promote hair strength and thickness by stimulating hair follicles and encouraging blood circulation to the scalp. In fact, the shampoo is full of ingredients that fight DHT – the hormone that is known to cause hair loss. Routine Shampoo has ingredients like Biotin, Saw Palmetto Oil, Argan Oil, and Niacin, all of which are DHT blockers.
This is one of those shampoo/conditioner duos that you can use every time you wash your hair (it even works for color treated hair). After just a few uses, it helped our hair regain that body, volume, and luster it once had. We even fill up travel containers, so we can take the shampoo and conditioner with us when on the road.
Once our routine switched to Routine (pardon the pun), we felt like we never had a bad hair day. Our. hair felt thicker, and looked better! Simply put, Routine was our favorite shampoo and conditioner to fight hair loss!
Oribe Signature Shampoo and Conditioner are made from botanical ingredients that filter out UV rays. It also has antioxidants that can lift away dirt from hair without overly drying your scalp or weighing down your hair.
We loved using the product but didn’t love the price or the fact that it contained SLS, so it ended up as #2 on our list.
Wow Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Conditioner are enriched with essential keratin proteins and vitamins to help regrow hair. In addition, the apple cider vinegar in the formula helps your scalp maintain a balanced pH and restores vitality and thickness to your hair. The shampoo and conditioner combination are hypoallergenic, meaning your scalp won’t get dry or flake as a result of using these products.
We love this duo, but felt like it didn’t give us the same bounce and silkiness that Routine Hair did. As a result, it ranked #3 on on our list!
Pure Biology is packed with Biotin, Vitamin B, Vitamin E, and other natural DHT blockers. We’re not sure about having the same shampoo for women and women though. Aside from the fact that some products work for men’s hair loss and not women’s (think propecia), we also think that women have different needs on a daily basis, such as worrying about split ends, etc. We did love the ingredient list though, so it appeared as #4 on our list!
Biotin has a ton of benefits. The vitamin has aesthetic benefits in that it supports healthy hair, skin and nails. It also has behind-the-skin benefits, in that it supports brain function, cognition, and energy metabolism. While it’s already found in shampoo, we take it to get an extra dose and appreciate the benefits beyond just healthy hair, so wanted to make sure it was on the list!
* We understand that people react differently, and some side effects may not appear or may be acceptable to some but not others. Please note our test was not scientific, and your experience may vary. This post contain affiliate links.