When we realize that our hair is noticeably falling out, we panic and start looking for remedies. Among the solution options, the first method we usually prefer is to research and experience shampoos that claim to stop hair loss. It is possible to find a shampoo suitable for our hair type in almost every brand. Produced by cosmetic companies or giant companies of the chemical industry, hair care products that take their place on the shelves impress not only with their packaging but also with their promises. The common claim of all shampoos produced for different hair types is that they are effective against hair loss. In addition, there are also products that are produced only to prevent hair loss. We often come across advertisements for such products with slogans such as “the definitive solution against hair loss” on television screens or on pages opened while surfing the internet. So, how much can we trust this? Do the shampoos that we see on the shelves, that we hear as advice from our environment, that we come across in advertisements really have the power to prevent hair loss? Before answering these questions, let’s briefly touch upon the reasons why hair loss can be a problem.
Why does our hair fall out?
With the effect of care routines such as washing and combing, it is considered normal by experts to lose an average of 100 – 150 strands of hair per day. If we are losing more than this and at a noticeable rate, it means that danger bells are ringing. The general tendency is to solve this problem by taking special care of the hair. However, unless the causes of hair loss are identified and the source of the problem is treated, no method you apply against hair loss alone will be sufficient.
It is a well-known and accepted fact that the deterioration of mental and physical health due to the negative changes in the environment and living conditions triggers hair loss. However, since we cannot explain the causes of hair loss only with this, the steps we take to improve our living conditions will not eliminate the problem. So, what are the conditions that can cause hair loss?
Vitamin and Mineral deficiency
Some medicines used to treat diseases
Hormone changes due to menopause
are the main factors that can cause hair loss. As you can see, there may be different and serious health problems underlying hair loss. For this reason, the first thing we should do is to see a doctor. As a result of physical examination, hair analysis and blood tests, the causes of hair loss are determined and treatment options are determined accordingly.
Do anti-hair loss shampoos work? How do they work?
Now that the problem that causes hair loss has been identified by experts and the treatment route has been determined; we can now start to explain how shampoos work in this process
We wish that not a single strand of our hair would fall to the ground. We would like that creamy-looking fluid that we fill our palms with to turn into a miraculous elixir and live happily with our fingers in our hair forever, just like the men and women in those commercials. However, we have to say from the beginning that unfortunately this is not very likely. It would be cruel to place such a heavy responsibility on the backs of hair care products. But there is no need to despair. All the research and efforts made in this field are aimed at producing and presenting solutions that can be suitable for all types of hair structure and scalp so that we can have healthier hair. Shampoos produced for medical purposes are therapeutic. If the prescriptions of dermatologists are taken into consideration when choosing and using shampoos, you will see that the product you use turns into a powerful weapon that supports your treatment process. You should question shampoos that have been put on the market for commercial purposes and with great promises and investigate their contents. Because their ingredients may contain substances that can harm the development and healthy growth of your hair. Choosing shampoos that support hair health and are suitable for you will prevent you from being frustrated.
What should we pay attention to when choosing shampoo against hair loss?
It is necessary to pay attention to the fact that the shampoos preferred to prevent hair loss have hair follicle repairing and nourishing properties. Some plant extracts have been proven to serve this purpose properly and support healthy hair growth. Here are 4 things you should pay attention to when choosing a shampoo:
Did you know that organic pea shoots are used in the treatment of baldness due to their hair-growing properties? The fact that it stimulates hair follicles and helps hair grow in a healthy way has inspired the use of pea shoots in the production of serum and shampoo under the name anagain. Anagain is a hair care complex consisting of serum and shampoo. With its herbal formula, it is frequently preferred because it supports healthy hair growth.
Rosemary oil is known to nourish hair follicles and affect hair growth. You can apply rosemary oil by gently massaging the scalp with your fingertips, or you can choose a shampoo containing rosemary.
Healthy and vibrant hair gets its strength from protein. In addition to a protein-based diet, you can also support the hair growth process with protein-containing shampoos. Protein is extremely effective on thinning, brittle and damaged hair strands.
Aloe Vera is one of the first herbal treatment options that come to mind for hair care. The vitamins A, E and C it contains are a tremendous source of nutrients for hair follicles. Their labor in the hair growth process cannot be ignored.
Which ingredients should we avoid when choosing shampoo for hair loss?
Some cosmetic hair care products, which have been put on the market with priority given to commercial purposes, may contain chemicals that damage the hair follicles and the structure of the hair. For this reason, when choosing a shampoo, you should definitely check the label for substances that threaten hair health. Let’s take a look at the hidden enemies in these flashy packages.
SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate): SLS is a substance preferred in the production of shampoos, body cleansers and toothpastes due to its quick foaming properties. It has negative effects such as drying and irritating the skin. It damages the sebum balance that nourishes and protects the scalp. This means dry, brittle hair and an itchy scalp.
Paraben Paraben used in cosmetic products has the ability to irritate the scalp like SLS. It is preferred in the production of cosmetic products as a preservative because it extends shelf life. If you are experiencing hair loss, you should stay away from paraben-containing shampoos.
What should be done when buying shampoo for hair loss?
The following steps should be followed when choosing a shampoo:
Carefully read the ingredient labels on the product
To prefer products that are produced in the light of scientific studies and have proven themselves
Not ignoring the advice of a dermatologist
Not compromising on quality
It is important to remember that no single solution has the power to combat the problem of hair loss on its own. For hair loss treatment to be successful, a combination of methods that draw strength and support from each other must be applied together. In this process, which you will manage in cooperation with your doctor, you should also fight individually to protect your hair health. At this point, the most important task for you is to show your hair the kindness they deserve. While taking care of your hair, you can use your fingertips to massage your scalp and allow your hair follicles to breathe. You can prevent breakage by avoiding harsh movements while combing your tangled hair. You can apply natural moisture masks to maintain moisture balance and prevent dryness.