How efficient are hair loss shampoos?
Hair has always been important for not only our self image but for regulating our body. Your hair provides insulation keeping the heat within the body. Secondly, it is a major contributing factor to your appearance and first impression. As cases of hair loss are on the rise in men and women it may explain why there are so many hair loss shampoos on the market. But how efficient are they really?
- What Are the Scientific results on the efficiency of hair loss shampoo?
- How do hair loss shampoos actually work?
- What qualifies as hair loss?
- What is the optimal solution to balding?
- Why choose Dr. Balwi’s hair loss shampoo?
- When is a hair transplant necessary?
- Conclusion: Are hair loss shampoos efficient at helping hair grow?
What Are the Scientific Results on the Efficiency of Hair Loss Shampoo?
In 2018, the brand Alpecin claimed to have created a product that reversed hair loss by reducing it completely. This achievement was made by creating a caffeine shampoo, but the product was banned from making these claims as false advertising which was determined by an independent watch dog. This example is just one of the many products available on the market that don’t meet the expected results.
Usually these shampoos for hair growth undergo extensive and wide-ranging clinical tests and have shown to halt and, to some extent, regrow hair. Unfortunately, as seen above, not all of the shampoos and conditioners on the market have been tried to that extent.
Hair loss shampoo is only an effective cure if you have a scalp condition, including dandruff, also known as seborrheic dermatitis, or psoriasis, which could be causing major hair loss.
Dr. Jerry Shapiro, who is a leading hair loss dermatologist, says that the hair loss treatment depends on what kind of hair loss you are trying to treat. With psoriasis the hair loss due to inflammation and hair loss shampoo will only help reduce that inflammation thus allowing the hair to regrow. According to Shapiro therefore this is not an effective method for treating alopecia such as male pattern baldness.
How do hair loss shampoos actually work?
Despite what some products claim Dr. Antonella, a hair disorder expert, remarks that : “Shampoo has a very short period of contact with the scalp and the hair follicle. Therefore, it just doesn’t have enough time to stimulate hair growth or prevent hair loss.”
She also adds that the reason why anti dandruff shampoos containing ketoconazole can treat hair loss caused by dandruff, is the anti fungal agent added in the product.
For hair loss caused by psoriasis, she stipulates that a shampoo that has topical steroids in it can help with reducing hair loss. In these kinds of cases, a shampoo acts as a treatment for scalp and repairs hair loss by decreasing the swelling.
The efficacy of those products can be hard to define because the ingredients are usually diluted. They need to be studied beforehand for the frequency and duration that is required in each application and depending on the severity of the hair loss or thinning.
While not a shampoo, the only topical solution which has been board-certified to aid with regrowth is the over-the-counter solution Minoxidil. As part of the application the foam/liquid is left on dry hair in order to aid hair regrowth. Although it has shown positive results in encouraging hair growth the solution needs to be applied consistently to maintain results and can cause negative side effects including inflammation and itchiness.
What qualifies as hair loss?
About 70% of men in the world suffer from various degrees of baldness issues and the number of women who will experience hair loss by menopause is up to 50%. Alopecia is caused by many factors like your DNA, stress, diet, and age.
There’s one effect common to all these factors: your testosterone and DHT (dihydrotestosterone) balance in your body. These are the hormones mostly responsible for the development of the disease as the DHT causes hair follicles to shrink eventually ceasing to produce new hairs.
What is the optimal solution to balding?
The only way to permanently treat alopecia is with a hair transplant. In this case a hair loss shampoo can be used to care for the newly grafted hairs. This is because it promotes hair growth as the transplanted follicles come in. It’s especially beneficial if the product contains nutrients such as biotin and other vitamins.
This is the reason why our hair surgeon, Dr. Balwi, has created a specific range of hair care products.
Why choose Dr. Balwi’s hair loss shampoo?
Our products are the result of many years of research. As mentioned, our hair loss shampoo is formulated by our hair specialist Dr. Balwi. Not only does our product protect your existing hair but also helps revive newly grafted ones following a hair transplant.
But how can our hair loss shampoos be so efficient? Well this is achieved by combining the most important nutrients for your hair, including :
- Aloe Vera
- Hops extract
- Green tea extract
- Birch leaf extract
- Millet extract
- Horsetail extract
We have included all of these organic ingredients in our natural products in order to strengthen the follicles and creating healthy hair. This recipe is made in order to help failing hair follicles recover, but also grafted hairs to help them blend in as natural hair. The solution is applicable for all hair types and is highly concentrated meaning only a small amount is required for application.
When is a hair transplant necessary?
Should you suspect that you are facing baldness, then the first thing to do is to contact a specialist. It is very important to first define the cause of your hair loss before taking action. A capillary diagnostic allows an expert to clearly identify the type of alopecia, and also if a surgery is applicable.
Only once this has been assessed, can a hair transplant be considered. At Elithair we use the FUE method, which is one of the safest techniques available as it helps to best preserve your donor area. After the surgery it usually takes 6 to 12 months to achieve a complete hair recovery and enjoy your results.
Bear in mind that hair loss shampoos can, at best, only keep the hair loss at bay. If you want to recover your hair permanently, surgery is the only solution.
Conclusion: Are hair loss shampoos efficient at helping hair grow?
Hair is 90% composed of a fibrous protein called keratin that gives the structure and shape to your hair. Because of this reason, most functional thickening shampoos that add volume are protein-based. The protein in the shampoo protects the outer coat of each hair strand. Unfortunately most hair loss shampoo contains a formula that has been diluted, thus decreasing their efficiency.
Contrary to those products, our hair loss shampoo and conditioner set has been created to nurture the scalp after a transplant. Plus it can also be used to complement a lack of nutrients and prevent the worsening of hair loss issues.
Do you have more questions or are you suffering from hair loss issues? Then feel free to to contact our friendly team that will answer all your queries. Furthermore they can also offer a free and non binding hair analysis. So don’t hesitate if you want to benefit from Dr. Balwi and Elithair’s expertise for a successful and affordable hair transplant in Turkey!