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How To Go About Buying Hair Loss Products: What To Look For

In terms of products made to combat hair loss and hair thinning, it’s a sellers market. Hair loss will affect 2/3 men over the age of 35 and 2/4 women over the age of 40. 

With this in mind, companies know they don’t have to work incredibly hard to get people stopping off at their store or eCommerce platform.

However actual scientific literature, paired with knowledge on traditional essential oils that’s been used for a long time, sometimes stretching all the way back to ancient Rome can lead the way through false advertisements and useless formulas.

Hair Loss And Hair Health Products

Avoid buying just any ole shampoo labeled “thickening” or said to have “hair growth” properties off the store shelf. Hair loss can cause you serious shame or distress, and the last thing you want to go through is the disappointment of feeling you were cheated or scammed because you tried a product that didn’t work which you’d never have bought if you hair wasn’t falling out. It’s a tough consumer market, and you want to feel good about your decision when purchasing a trustworthy product.

Don’t let companies take advantage of you through false advertisement. Commonplace online product reviews are not always true. Sometimes, marketers will pay companies to drive random people to leave 5 star reviews on a particular product. Negative comments can easily be hidden. And when searching for the best hair loss shampoo for you, you should know the results from clinical trials and how the shampoo actually performs! Most hair care products have no obligation to reinforce any claim they’ve made with studies or evidence. Many times their claims are based on studies done on one or two of the ingredients they contain. If that is the case, try and confirm on your own whether a product:

  1. Contains the ingredient
  2. The ingredients have in fact been tested for efficacy

Take hair loss and thinning hair into your own hands! With a little research and the right product, hair regrowth, renourishment, and repair are very possible as there are plenty of worthwhile products to try out.

Examples of Trustworthy Brands and Ingredients

Unlike foods and supplements, the list of different compounds contained within shampoos are a little less-obvious than protein or vitamin A. It’s not uncommon to see things like saw palmetto, extracts from herbs or citrus fruit, and even caffeine!

Pura d’or Hair Thinning Therapy Shampoo is one example of this. Pura d’or is made from organic and natural ingredients like saw palmetto, biotin, and argan oil. This shampoo has been clinically tested and proven to reduce strand breakage and hair thinning.

Argan oil – for example is a very common ingredient in fine shampoos and conditioners. Made from oil pressed out from the pit of the argan fruit from the argan tree native to morocco, it’s rich in vitamin A, C, and especially E. It is filled with anti-oxidants, and has been used for centuries to soften hair, increase the flexibility of the hair strands, and also as a UV deflector to help deter sun damage. Although it’s perfectly understandable if you had no idea what argan oil was, it’s a great example of the popular proven ingredients in beauty products.

Castor oil – Castor oil is used for many different home remedies, but one little-known benefit of castor oil is its hair and skin benefits. It helps to increase white blood cell counts and T-11 cell counts, which help kill viruses, fungi, bacteria, and even cancer cells.

Biotin – Biotin is an essential water-soluble vitamin that is in part of the Vitamin B complex family. Biotin is also known as Vitamin B7. Many clinical studies have proven that Biotin helps to support healthy hair, nails, and skin. Hair contains proteins such as Keratin. Biotin helps stimulate these proteins.

Emu oil – When the scalp becomes inflamed, it can stunt hair follicle development. Emu oil has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and in a study at the University of Massachusetts, emu oil to be better at reducing and treating skin inflammation than fish oil. Another study conducted on mice showed that emu oil is effective in promoting new hair follicles.

Andy Corbley is the editor and senior content writer for Hairlossly.

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