Hair loss can be a devastating condition for anyone. Depending on the cause, with some conditions hair will grow back on its own, while other conditions need treatment to help stimulate growth. Luckily there's an array of non-prescription hair and scalp treatments and care products on the market to help. Here are a few of the more popular cleansing and leave-in treatments...
Formulated to create an environment for healthy hair and to prevent hair loss, this scalp-energizing tonic works to strengthen and thicken the appearance of hair. Antioxidants help restore scalp and hair follicles, as well as stimulate hair’s natural metabolic process. It soothes and controls scalp problems, helps prevent hair loss, stimulates hair re-growth and rejuvenates hair follicles while supplying nutrients to the roots.
This formula contains apigenin, which increases the blood circulation to the scalp and in turn allows hair to grow. Biotinoyl tripeptide-1 is an ingredient used in many eyelash-growing products. It lessens the production of DHT (dihydrotestosterone), the primary contributing factor in male pattern baldness, increases hair growth, stimulates hair-strengthening genes and increases the population of anagen hair, which is the active growth phase of hair follicles. It provokes the cells in the roots to divide more rapidly, which adds to the hair shaft.
A daily leave-in scalp treatment with topical ingredients that help deliver nutrients vital in improving the appearance of fine and thinning hair. Active ingredients include Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, which helps bind water and other cellular elements and nutrients in the cell. It aids in delivering vital nutrients required for hair growth through the medulla of the hair strand. Methyl Nicotinate and Swertia Japonica Extract promote an increased blood flow to the surface of the scalp while Butyl Avocadate or refined avocado extract helps reduce the production of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) and seborrhea, which are both causes of hair loss. Stimulator also contains Panthenol or Pro Vitamin B5, which conditions and strengthens hair and skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
Nioxin offers two strengths:
Nioxin Minoxidil Topical Solution USP Extra Strength for Men with 5% Minoxidil to effectively help hair growth in men.
Nioxin Minoxidil Topical Solution USP for Women with 2% Minoxidil to help hair growth in women and to treat female pattern baldness.
Rogaine is an FDA-approved topical treatment that is designed to help regrow hair and help to reverse the progression of hereditary hair loss.
In hereditary hair loss, a combination of heredity, hormones, and age causes a progressive shrinking, or miniaturization, of certain scalp follicles. This causes a shortening of the hair's growing cycle. Over time, as the active hair growth phase becomes shorter, the resting phase becomes longer. Eventually, there may be no growth at all. The exact mechanism of action for Rogaine products is uncertain. However, researchers believe that Rogaine products work in part by partially enlarging the hair follicles and reversing the miniaturization process. By enlarging miniaturized follicles, the growth phase of the hair cycle is prolonged, allowing the hair to become longer and thicker looking. And with more follicles in the growth phase at the same time, it is possible to see improved coverage of the scalp.
A blend of 12 DHT blockers, organic extracts, and essential nutrients reduces hair loss due to breakage. Niacin, Biotin, and antioxidants work to encourage healthier, stronger hair. Biotin encourages healthy, stronger hair, Argan Oil nourishes and strengthens hair and scalp while antioxidants keep hair healthy. This shampoo fortifies and energizes hair from roots to tips, promotes a healthier scalp, and revives damaged and distressed hair, leaving it healthier looking and smoother.
Crafted with natural and organic ingredients to promote healthy hair, this formula is infused with a natural DHT blocker blend, which promotes healthy hair growth and prevents premature hair breakage and damage. Professionally engineered to work for both men and women this shampoo is fortified with biotin, caster oil and emu oil, which are gentle ingredients that help combat hair loss and encourage a healthy scalp.
- Biotin is an essential vitamin that enhances skin cell and nail cell health. In the 1990s, researchers found that certain foods cancel out biotin. If you don’t have enough of it, your hair and nails become brittle. People who aren’t getting enough biotin regrow hair after using biotin supplements and creams.
- Castor oil has long been used as a natural remedy to combat hair loss and help hair grow fast. It’s antibacterial and antifungal properties make it beneficial against folliculitis, dandruff and scalp infections, the common cause for hair loss. Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid, which helps increase circulation to the scalp and improve hair growth. Ricinoleic acid also helps balance scalp pH and replenish the scalp’s natural oils and undo some of the damage of harsh chemical hair products. The antioxidants in castor oil also support the keratin in hair and help make hair stronger, smoother and less frizzy.
- Besides fungal overgrowth and malnutrition, a third cause of hair loss is inflammation. Lots of things can cause scalp skin to become inflamed. Skin diseases, allergic reactions, and sunburns are just a few of the most common causes of scalp inflammation. Emu oil is one of the most effective naturally occurring anti-inflammatory oils known to man. The western world discovered emu oil a decade ago, but the aborigines of Australia have been using it on their skin for centuries.
Formulated to work as a complete infusion system, delivering the right ingredients to your hair follicles and making sure they stay there. This hair cleansing formula contains caffeinated compounds integrated with essential oils and ketoconazole.
- Caffeine - Studies have shown that when applied transdermally, this powerful ingredient can help extend the life cycle of hair follicles and encourage healthy hair.
- Ketoconazole - This powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal ingredient is commonly seen in prescription strength dandruff shampoo's. What wasn't realized until recently is just how powerful this ingredient can be for people with thinning hair. While the exact mechanisms in how it works aren't know, there are ongoing studies that are attempting to pinpoint exactly what makes ketokanazole so potent.
- Saw Palmetto - Clinical trials have shown that Saw Palmetto may block an enzyme, 5-alpha-reductase, which facilitates the change of testosterone into DHT. DHT is considered a major cause for both male and female pattern baldness.
Bos-Revive haircare reconditions hair and rejuvenates the scalp. Sulfate-free nourishing shampoo removes toxins such as DHT (a primary cause of thinning hair and hair loss). The LifeXtend complex contains saw palmetto extract and pentapeptides to help promote thicker, fuller-looking hair. Soy amino acids help restore strength, thickness and volume. Vegetable protein helps fortify hair shafts. Plankton extract helps protect from photo-aging, frequent washing and damage due to brushing.
A shampoo with nourishing ingredients that will properly cleanse and prepare the scalp to absorb nutrients. Formulated without harsh chemicals or DEA, ingredients cleanse the hair and scalp and make hair look and feel thicker. Key ingredients include Niacin, Vitamin B6, Saw Palmetto Extract, and Zinc Oxide, Emu Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Linolenic Acid.
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