Featured Reviews of hair loss shampoos

The HGR team along with Hair loss specialist, Dr. Mauricio Luna, MD, have teamed up to review some of the most popular shampoos for hair loss on the market. Use the search bar to find the shampoo you are looking for. Want us to review a particular shampoo? Contact us at support@hairgrowthreviews.com

Nizoral A-D Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Active: Ketoconazole 1%–Purpose: Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. Inactive: Acrylic Acid Polymer (Carbomer 1342), Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Cocamide MEA, FD&C Blue #1, Fragrance, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium-7, Quaternium-15, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Hydroxide and/or Hydrochloric Acid, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Water
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    The Product

    In the HGR Regimen, we had mentioned the importance of using a shampoo with ketoconazole in your regimen. When searching for this kind of shampoo and asking for recommendations, Nizoral A-D was overwhelmingly popular among people we talked to and among online retailers. So we decided to have the HGR team members try out this shampoo to see if its’ popularity was warranted. The most important thing about this product is the fact that it contains 1% ketoconazole which can be sold over the counter. Many studies have shown that ketoconazole does help with hair loss and also treats dandruff. It also improves the effectiveness of a hair growth regimen with Minoxidil and propecia. It is also effective against dandruff. This shampoo has a good list of ingredients but it does not have any DHT blockers. Another flaw is that it does also contain sulphates, but in low concentrations. However, the anti-inflammatory potential and the anti-dandruff properties of this shampoo more than make up for its minor flaws.

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    Daily User Experience

    We got a few bottles of the shampoo off amazon for the HGR team members to test out. The product came in a pretty nice package with a normal shampoo bottle. Dispensing the shampoo is simple and is done by squeezing the bottle. It is safe for users ages 12 and up and another great thing about the Nizoral shampoo is the fact that you only have to use it twice a week unless otherwise directed by a doctor. HGR team members who used this shampoo had no complaints about the texture or the scent of the shampoo. Testers who had issues with dandruff noted that Nizoral did help fix dandruff. The shampoo bottle is also very easy to carry around and store. Overall testers had minimal issues with this shampoo.

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    Value

    At about $12 on Amazon, it’s not a bad deal considering the quality of the shampoo and the 7ounce bottle. Also, take into consideration that it is supposed to be used only about twice a week and will last longer than the average shampoo. Overall it seems like very decent value for the money.

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    Final Thoughts

    It’s one of the best over-the-counter ketoconazole shampoos out there and a must for anyone who is looking to treat their hair loss through a comprehensive regimen. Dr. Luna and the HGR team would definitely recommend this shampoo.

Quality Ingredients
8.5/10
Daily User Experience
8.5/10
Hair Improvement (In a regimen)
8.5/10
Value
9/10
Overall
8.6/10

Notable Strengths

Anti Dandruff

Anti Inflammatory

Ultrax Labs Hair Surge Caffeine Hair Loss Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo

Aqua (Deionized Water), PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Chloride, PEG-150 Distearate, Laureth-13 Carboxylate, Lauramine Oxide, Caffeine, Polysorbate-20, Menthol, Niacin, dl-Panthenol, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Extract, Ketoconazole, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Butter, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (fragrance).
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    The Product

    Ultrax Labs Hair Surge is one of the most popular shampoos on Amazon. Ultrax Labs is also one of the more popular hair loss brands with a line ranging from conditioners to topicals. So it was a no-brainer for the HGR team to review this shampoo. The first thing we did was to do an ingredient analysis with Dr. Luna and we found that the shampoo does contain a pretty good list of ingredients. There are three main ingredients in this shampoo that we found that are really important. The first one is caffeine. Caffeine has been linked to stimulating hair regrowth. The second main ingredient is saw palmetto. Saw Palmetto is a natural ingredient which experts have said inhibits DHT which causes hair follicles to shrink. The third main ingredient is Ketoconazole. Ketoconazole has been shown in studies to prevent inflammation and also treats dandruff. The main flaw in this product would be the fact that it does contain a lot of suplphates and detergents such as Sorbitan Laurate which could lead to dry hair.

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    Daily User Experience

    The shampoo seems to well packaged and blends in well with other bathroom/shower products. The bottle is pretty well designed and is easy to carry around and store. Some of the HGR team members who tried this shampoo did complain about their hair feeling dry after usage but there were no reports of scalp irritation or any issues with the scalp. There were decent results for the team members who were in a complete regimen with minoxidil, finasteride and a topical treatment. They reported thicker hair and less shedding.

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    Value

    While Hair Surge by Ultrax Labs is a decent shampoo with good results in a regimen, at $47.45 it is still very pricey even for an 8 oz bottle. With daily use, a bottle should last for about a month which is fair. Overall it’s still somewhat costly for the value.

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    Final Thoughts

    Hair Surge is a decent shampoo with decent results especially in a comprehensive regimen. It has great ingredients with DHT blockers and anti-inflammatory potential. It is costly but still worth trying.

Quality Ingredients
7.5/10
Daily User Experience
7.5/10
Hair Improvement (In a regimen)
7/10
Value
6/10
Overall
7/10

Notable Strengths

DHT Blockers

CSCS Hair Loss Shampoo

De-ionized Water, Coconut-Based Cleansing Agents: Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate 70, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Coco DEA, Glycol Stearate (and) Gylcol Distearate, Glycerin, Tamarindus Indica Fruit Extract, Hydrolized Keratin, Chitosan Succinamide, Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Hydrolized Soybean Protein, Oat Extract, Shea Butter Amidopropyl Betaine, PEG-150 Distearate, Polycuaternium 10 & PEG14N, Jaborandi Pennatifolius Extract, Quina Extract, Capsicum Extract, Pollen Extract, Arnica Extract, Nettle Extract, Pfaffia Extract (Suma Root), Egg Yolk Extract, Wheat Germ Extract, Salicylic Acid, Zinc Acethylmethionate, Aloe Vera, Hops, Cucumber, Lime, Hydrolized Elastin, Hydrolized Colagen, Vitamin A & C, Olive Oil, D-Phantenol (Vitamin B-5), Avocado Oil, Fragrance, Biotin, Isothiazolinones, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone
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    The Product

    This shampoo was recommended to us by one of its users, so we looked it up and decided to make a product review. CSCS, the makers of this shampoo claim that it boosts follicle strength and is a safe all-natural formula that is free of harsh chemicals that might damage the scalp. Analyzing the ingredients with Dr. Luna, we found that it does have a good list of organic ingredients. Some of these ingredients include natural DHT blockers like nettle extract and other important minerals for healthy hair such as zinc. One flaw in the shampoo was the fact that it contained sulfates such as sodium lauryl ether sulfate 70.

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    Daily User Experience

    The product did arrive on time in a pretty well designed bottle. It is easy to carry around and also store in your bath along with other bathroom and personal care products. HGR Team members who tested this shampoo didn’t report any major side effects or scalp irritation. There were a few members who didn’t like the scent, however most of the members who tried it didn’t have an issue with it or found it pleasant. Some members also complained about hair dryness after use. Members who tried it with the HGR regimen reported thicker hair and hair regrowth after 3 months. Overall HGR team members seemed to have a positive experience with this shampoo.

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    Value

    The shampoo comes in a small sized 8oz bottle, however at $24.99 it’s not super pricey. With frequent use (about 5-7 times/week), this should last you a little less than a month, so it’s pretty average on the value side. Not bad value, but not great value either.

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    Final Thoughts

    The CSCS hair loss shampoo is definitely worth trying out. Like all hair loss shampoos, it is recommended that this is used in a comprehensive hair loss regimen with 5% Minoxidil, Finasteride, Topical treatment and a supplement. Dr. Luna recommends that like all other hair loss shampoos, it should be left on the hair for about three minutes, so the ingredients can be absorbed by the scalp.

Quality Ingredients
7/10
Daily User Experience
8/10
Hair Improvement (In a regimen)
7.5/10
Value
7/10
Overall
7.4/10

Notable Strengths

Natural Ingredients

PURA D’OR Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Premium Organic Argan Oil Shampoo

DEIONIZED PURIFIED WATER, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) PROTEIN, LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, HYDROGENATED ETHYLHEXYL OLIVATE, POLYQUATERNIUM-81 (DERIVED FROM PLANT), HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, GLYCERIN, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL*, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, RETINOL (VITAMIN A), PANTHENOL, TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), CITRIC ACID (DERIVED FROM CITRUS FRUITS)
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    The Product

    When you search for hair loss shampoos on the internet, this is a product that comes up a lot. It also has a lot of good reviews on Amazon, and as a result we were definitely interested in trying it out and reviewing it. The creators of the Pura D’or Hair Loss Prevention shampoo claim that their product is all natural, heals damaged follicles and helps prevent hair loss. We decided to take a look at the ingredients to see if they matched these claims. It does contain a good list of natural ingredients. One of the main strengths of the shampoo is the DHT blocking potential. This shampoo contains Saw Palmetto and Nettle extract, both natural ingredients that studies have linked to DHT inhibition. It also contains other natural ingredients which have anti-inflammatory potential and treat dandruff such as Zinc pyrithione. The main flaw in this shampoo is that unlike how it’s marketed, it’s not entirely organic and does contain some sulfites such as disodium laureth sulfosuccinate. Overall it does seem to be a quality shampoo which might work in a comprehensive regimen.

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    Daily User Experience

    We ordered a couple of bottles for testers on the HGR team to try out. The packaging of the shampoo and the design of the bottle are really great. The bottle itself is pretty large, but is also easy to carry around. One tester did have an issue with a broken pump but for the most part, testers did feel like the pump made the shampoo easy to dispense. The scent and texture of the shampoo also had positive reviews, but there were a few testers who felt that the product made their hair feel dry. Finally, testers who used this product for three months reported reduced hair shedding and reduced breakage. This effect was more prominent among members who tried it as their shampoo of choice in the HGR regimen.

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    Value

    While it does contain some sulphates and detergents, Pura D’or Organic Natural Shampoo does contain a very good list of natural ingredients that help block DHT and prevent follicular inflammation. It is great value and very easy to use and would be a great shampoo in a comprehensive hair loss treatment regimen.

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    Final Thoughts

    While it does contain some sulphates and detergents, Pura D’or Organic Natural Shampoo does contain a very good list of natural ingredients that help block DHT and prevent follicular inflammation. It is great value and very easy to use and would be a great shampoo in a comprehensive hair loss treatment regimen.

Quality Ingredients
8.5/10
Daily User Experience
8.5/10
Hair Improvement (In a regimen)
8.5/10
Value
9/10
Overall
8.6/10

Notable Strengths

Natural Ingredients

Anti Inflammatory

DHT Blockers

Nourish Beaute Vitamins Hair Loss Shampoo

Contains patented Procapil (TM) – developed in Europe and proven in clinical studies to grow hair and decrease hair loss – plus Biotin, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (derived from Coconut Oil), Sodium Cocoyl Alaninate (derived from Coconut Oil), Polyquaternium-7, Sodium PCA, PEG-8 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Apigenin (extracted from the Grapefruit Tree), Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1 (Biotin), Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Oleanolic Acid ( from Olive Leaves) , PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PG-26- Buteth-26, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate (derived from Coconut Oil), Fragrance (Parfum) (Procapil is derived from a patented formulation of Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Oleanolic Acid and Apigenin)
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    The Product

    Nourish Beauté, the creators of the Vitamins hair loss shampoo, also have a wide range of products for hair loss and hair care including shampoos, conditioners, supplements, and even eyebrow products. However for this review, we decided to analyze their hair loss shampoo and see how well it holds up compared to other products on the market. Nourish Beauté, the makers of the shampoo market it as a shampoo made with natural ingredients. They also claim it blocks DHT and stimulates hair regrowth. Analyzing the ingredients with Dr. Luna we found that while there were a couple of ingredients such as procapil & Oleanolic acid, that helped improve the scalp environment, there weren’t nearly enough to do it effectively, and the shampoo also contained sulfates and detergents.

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    Daily User Experience

    We got some bottles for the HGR team to review and test out for 4 months. The product comes in a pretty nice bottle that makes it easy to dispense the shampoo. The bottle is also easy to carry around and store. Almost all of the testers reported that the product felt good to use and didn’t lead to any side effects. There were also no issues reported with the scent. Testers who used the product in a regimen reported thicker hair and hair regrowth, however they said there wasn’t much difference in the results in a regimen without it. So there are questions to be answered regarding its’ effectiveness.

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    Value

    The shampoo comes in a normal sized 10oz bottle which lasts about a month with regular use. At $28.49 on Amazon it slightly falls on the pricey side for a hair loss shampoo.Considering it’s results, there might be better options on the market that could provide you with more value for the money.

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    Final Thoughts

    If you decide to use this shampoo, we would recommend that you stick to it for about 3 months if you plan on getting any results. It is also recommended that it should be used in a regimen to ensure the best results. Overall it’s a decent shampoo, but there are better options out there.

Quality Ingredients
6.5/10
Daily User Experience
8/10
Hair Improvement (In a regimen)
6.5/10
Value
6.5/10
Overall
6.9/10

Notable Strengths

Natural Ingredients

Anti Inflammatory

DHT Blockers