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How To Choose the Best Shampoos for hair growth
Buying the best shampoos for hair growth is probably the single best decision that you can make for your hair. This is not the 1970’s and a lot of people don’t even realize that a shampoo for hair growth is even a real thing! Believe it or not, people still think that there is no ‘cure for baldness’. As a professional barber I hear this kind of thing all the time. Even when I tell people my story about regrowing my hair using natural shampoo, they still look at me like I am a snake oil salesman.
Please read on to discover the key factors in choosing the best shampoos for hair growth.
Tip 1: Your Gender is Important
The first thing to consider when choosing the best shampoos for hair growth is to figure out what gender you are! Hopefully, this is easy for you! The reason that this is important is that the chemicals found in certain hair loss shampoos are pretty harsh on longer hair and sensitive female scalps. For this reason, females may want to stick to organic or natural hair loss shampoos to avoid damaging their hair or irritating their scalps. I highly recommend checking out PhytoWorx Organic Hair Loss Shampoo (I wrote a complete review of it HERE) for women or people with long hair and sensitive scalps. Men are much less prone to the issues discussed above and as a result they have a much wider selection of shampoos for hair growth.
Tip 2: Consider What is Causing Hair Loss
Hair loss has so many potential underlying causes that it is not possible to list them all here. Some of the most common causes of hair loss are shown in the figure below – the wheel of hair loss causes. Different hair loss shampoos tackle very different causes of hair loss. The ingredients in the shampoo will target specific hair loss mechanisms, for example some hair loss shampoos will tackle DHT production.
Some hair loss shampoos work to block DHT
Many hair loss shampoos simply boost hair health and volume, they don’t actually grow hair back on bald spots. Other products provide anti-fungal properties. Some products target hormonal issues. The best hair loss shampoos will target all of these issues. However, you can see in the wheel of hair loss causes that certain causes of hair loss will not be treated using shampoo. For example if you are stressed it might be better to eliminate the cause of the stress rather than use a shampoo – better for your overall health and your hair will appreciate it!
Women: One possibility for hair loss in women is pregnancy – obviously no shampoo will help stop your hair loss if you a have a bun baking in the oven!
Before running out to buy a shampoo to cure your hair loss, I advise you to visit a medical doctor to make sure that you understand the true cause of your hair loss.
For more detailed information on the underlying cause of your hair loss, check out the excellent resources found HERE.
Tip 3: Always Consider the Cost of the Hair Loss Shampoo Treatment
I once read a quote from a man who said that he ‘would go without sex for the rest of his life and hand over his entire life savings just to regain his hair!” this really shows just how important a persons hair is to them! However, sleazy sales people in the hair loss industry know that they can exploit this. As a result, the cost of some useless hair loss products can be very high. I am in the hair loss industry and I have made it my mission to make sure that you do not get ripped off by the people in the industry that have very low integrity. On this website you will find many reviews for hair loss products – however, I still highly recommend that you go over to amazon and checkout all the reviewers comments on a product before you buy. We live in such a great age with social proof for a product being the ‘real deal’ that there is simply no excuse to get ripped off. Most good hair loss shampoos are in the price range of $20 – $120 for a 1-3 month supply.
It is important to choose the right hair loss shampoo for YOU. What works really well for Auntie Flo, may not work well for your hair loss issues. The differences in body chemistry is what makes us all unique and special – just please make sure that you choose the best hair growth shampoo for your needs.
Please feel free to leave comments on which hair growth shampoos worked the best for you and why. Also please check out the review of my best hair loss shampoo that worked really well for me.