When you’re experiencing hair loss, it’s natural to explore every possible avenue that might reverse the process and help your hair grow back thicker and healthier. A quick internet search will turn up scores of companies selling products claiming to reverse hair loss and regrow a full head of hair. Many of these are shampoos that claim to fix scalp issues and regrow hair.

Could something as simple as a shampoo slow down or reverse your hair loss? The answer isn’t a simple yes or no. So, let’s unpack what these shampoos can do and how they might work for your type of hair loss.

Does Hair Loss Shampoo Work?

Hair loss shampoo works best as a complement to other hair restoration procedures, medications, or products. Because shampoo doesn’t remain on your scalp very long, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to solve your hair loss issues with shampoo alone.

However, a premium, specially formulated shampoo will go a long way to create the best possible conditions for hair growth and retention. Look for a shampoo that promotes a healthy scalp, contains no irritating scents or chemicals, and doesn’t strip your hair or leave residue. As a bonus, a high-quality product can improve the appearance of your existing hair.

If you have an inflammatory scalp condition like psoriasis (or if your hair loss is caused by dandruff), prescription shampoos may resolve the issue – either alone or in conjunction with other treatments. We can assess your hair loss issues and prescribe these products as needed.

Which Shampoo is Best for Hair Loss?

Rather than recommending a specific brand of shampoo, we suggest saving your money instead of buying pricey haircare products. Have a hair loss consultation, use the prescribed medicine to maximize your current hair volume, and then – if that isn’t sufficient – consider next-step hair restoration treatments.

However, if you have a dermatological issue (such as psoriasis) then a medicated shampoo could be useful. That’s why you need a diagnosis to determine the cause of your thinning hair. Avoiding harsh haircare products that dry out the scalp is also wise but doesn’t require expensive shampoos and conditions.

Hair Center of Nebraska Offers a Full Range of Options for Your Hair Journey

The Hair Center of Nebraska offers a full range of surgical and nonsurgical treatments to address thinning or lost hair. A full hair and scalp analysis can determine the cause of your hair loss and guide you in selecting the treatment plan and products that are best for you. By setting up a consultation, you are taking the first step on your journey to a fuller head of hair and a better life. Contact us today to set up an appointment!

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A native of Omaha, NE; Dr. Daniel Gross graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in 2012. After completing a fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, he returned to Omaha to begin a mentorship under Dr. Jeffrey Passer – who is a true pioneer in the fields of alternative, anti-aging, and regenerative medicine.