How do hair growth shampoos work?
It is normal to naturally lose up to a hundred hairs a day as part of the hair growth cycle, and more when you wash your hair. As part of this natural growth cycle, new hair grows to replace the hair that has been lost. When the hair is lost but not replaced, hair loss results.
Both men and women can experience hair loss. It is more common in men though, and normally runs in families. It can seriously affect a sufferer’s self esteem and confidence, but there are treatments that can help.
Hair loss in men (known as male pattern baldness) is linked to having too much of a male sex hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This hormone is responsible for causing hair to thin and fall out as men get older. With male pattern baldness, hair gradually starts to recede from the hairline and moves backwards over the top of the head over time. Female pattern baldness is normally first seen at the crown, though the hairline can recede too.
There are a number of hair loss treatments on the market, with hair loss shampoo being one of the most easy to buy and use. Hair loss shampoos are a drug-free alternative to hair loss medications and contain ingredients believed to create the optimum environment to stimulate healthy hair growth by boosting blood circulation around the hair follicles. These ingredients include vitamins, botanical extracts, essential oils (such as peppermint oil), antioxidants, amino acids, sunscreen, conditioning agents, and caffeine.