Unbalanced diet, constant stress, aggressive environmental influences lead to the deterioration of hair condition. Daily use of straighteners, hairdryers and curling irons plus improperly chosen care products lead to dryness, brittleness, cutting and a more serious consequence – baldness.
There are many solutions for hair strengthening and growth. Some people turn to folk medicine, some count on the most expensive preparations, the producers of which promise a gorgeous hair in a short time. The most correct action is to contact a trichologist who will be able to identify the cause of hair loss and prescribe an effective treatment. If the problem is not so serious, then to strengthen them will help special shampoos with growth promoters. Timely prevention, especially for people with a hereditary predisposition, can not only significantly reduce hair loss, but also restore and strengthen the exhausted strands, stimulate the growth of new hair.
How to choose a shampoo for hair growth
There are many shampoos for hair growth, but not all are equally effective. How to choose a really good one? The first thing the expert points out is the need to consult a trichologist – a hair specialist. A really effective shampoo is a medicine, not a cosmetic product for regular care.
Attention to the composition
When choosing a shampoo for hair growth, the doctor recommends paying attention first of all to its ingredients:
- in the basis should not be sulfates, phthalates and oils of mineral origin – they damage the structure of the hair and will not make healthy skin;
- trace elements magnesium, silicon, selenium, zinc, manganese, and vitamins A, B, E should be all or mostly represented in the composition – they make up for the lack of essential minerals;
- plant extracts of different orientation – nettle, burdock and algae to reduce sebum production and moisturizing, to protect hair itself – grapefruit, olive, to eliminate inflammation and irritation – chamomile, to enhance local blood circulation and nutrition, to improve the bulbs – pepper and mustard extract;
- vegetable oils soften the skin, moisturize the hair.
Accordingly, the more active substances in the product, the better. However, for the condition of the hair and skin of an individual, the need for nutrients may be different, and only a doctor can determine the necessary ones. Specialization A therapeutic shampoo for hair growth cannot be combined with a conditioner, there can be no 2-in-1 in a professional product.
A therapeutic shampoo for hair growth cannot be combined with a conditioner, there can be no 2-in-1 in a professional product. Manufacturers select unique combinations of components for dry, normal, colored or frizzy hair. Also note that shampoos for men and women differ in the concentration of active ingredients. There is a classification by age, for example, there are separate shampoos for teenagers and children.
How to grow out your hair faster
Is it possible to speed up hair growth in general? – Yes, if the process is slowed due to some external factors, such as temporary thinning, hair loss. Then it is necessary to find and eliminate the pathology – it can be a consequence of stress, internal organ disorders, hormonal malfunction. In case the hair itself grows slowly throughout human life, it makes no sense to accelerate physiology and genetics – even the best shampoos will only help to strengthen the hair, restore its structure and make it visually healthier, more voluminous. But they will not grow faster. The keratinization process is thousands of chemical and biological reactions that can only go at a moderate pace.
What can influence the increase of hair growth rate? – Making up for the lack of keratin in the body. Because of internal abnormalities its production can be reduced, back to the need to find the cause of the condition and eliminate it, then the growth process will resume. Acceleration of keratinization is promoted by the restoration of hormonal background, an increase in the amount of hormones estrogen and progesterone in the body. Patients taking immunosuppressants also have an acceleration of hair growth.
Trichologist Tips: How to Grow Your Hair Faster
- If it turns out that the hair really began to grow slower, you can use a few universal techniques, which, however, do not cancel a visit to a trichologist.
- Determine your vitamin D levels in the blood and the necessary dosage. In essence, vitamin D is a hormone that normalizes metabolic processes in the body. It is also important to determine the need for vitamin E, but its origin should be natural – alpha-, beta-, delta- and gamma-tocopherols.
- Use professional hair growth activating shampoos, which include nicotinic acid, caffeine, L-carnitine – these are sources of vitamins and energy for the biochemical processes of keratinization and scalp activity.
- Inositone in the composition is a separate biogenic stimulant. In therapeutic shampoos the presence of DNA and RNA hydrolysates, purine bases that accelerate hair growth, is desirable. Establish a healthy lifestyle – adequate nutrition, sufficient sleep time, activity.
- Eliminate bad habits and nervous conditions that accelerate the aging process and put the hair follicles in a state of sleep.
- Take multivitamins as concomitant therapy for abnormal health conditions or when exercising, when the consumption of vitamins is greater than during a measured lifestyle.
There are no special complexes with proven effectiveness for hair and nail growth – this is a marketing ploy, according to the expert. Lack of vitamins manifests itself in abnormal health, but not in insufficient hair growth. By analogy, a car drives at a speed of 70 km/h both with a full and half-full tank. The same principle works with keratinization. The exception is vitamins from point #1.
Rating of the best shampoos for hair growth
Horse Force shampoo for hair growth and strengthening with keratin and oat amino acids
The line of the well-known manufacturer Horse Power has a special shampoo for strengthening and growth of hair. It contains keratin, which restores the structure of damaged strands, making them smooth, creating a straightening effect. Oat surfactants gently clean the skin, moisturize it, nourish the follicles, stimulating their normal vital activity. This natural component is much softer on the epidermis than artificial actives.
Avocado oil rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, PP helps nourish skin and hair and restores water-lipid balance in the skin and hair, giving them elasticity and restoring natural processes in them, including hair growth. The composition also includes panthenol, which strengthens the follicles. The formula does not contain sulfates and parabens. The restorative effect is noted by almost all women who use Horse Power shampoo. In addition, the bottle has a handy dispenser. You can buy the shampoo only in pharmacies, beauty salons and distributors.
- suitable for daily use;
- restores the hair along its entire length;
- natural surfactants instead of synthetic surfactants;
- bottle with dispenser.
- Not suitable for everyone.
Lee Stafford Hair Growth Mask and Shampoo
Shampoo and mask with a mild detergent base gently washes away impurities without traumatizing the sensitive scalp and weakened curls. After application, they do not tangle, comb out well, and the static effect is reduced. Green tea extract is a natural antioxidant that prevents the harmful effects of thermal devices and UV rays.
Pro-Growth formula strengthens the roots, improves microcirculation, increases blood flow and stimulates active hair growth. Lemon and apple extracts add shine and a beautiful shimmering shine. The product has a medium consistency and foams well. Through the packaging well see the amount of remaining shampoo, which is a definite plus for many users.
- confirmed by customers active hair growth;
- gentle unobtrusive scent;
- diamond shine;
- control of hydrolipid balance;
Schwarzkopf Professional 3D MEN Root Activator Shampoo
We included in the rating shampoo for gentle cleansing, care, stimulation of hair growth, prevention of intense hair loss. The active ingredient is taurine. It restores metabolism, promotes the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the root, strengthens the stem, protects from harmful environmental influences.
Regular use guarantees an increase in the life cycle of follicles, new hair growth, control of fat production. Moisturizing formula with panthenol gives a feeling of comfort to the problematic skin. The shampoo is suitable for daily use, has a fairly thick texture, foams and rinses well.
Men have commented on it as a very effective firming agent, which really works with a course of treatment for 6 months.
- stimulates growth;
- gentle cleansing;
- actively moisturizes;
- strengthens the follicles;
Shampoo of the Japanese brand is designed for deep cleansing of hair and scalp, soaps well, does not weigh, has an unobtrusive citrus fragrance. It eliminates residual grease, restores water-lipid balance and opens pores. After use, hair is soft, manageable, slower to get dirty, skin is clean without signs of irritation and dryness.
The innovative formula restores natural processes, strengthens follicles, and after a week of use, not only improved condition, but also active hair growth was noted. In addition to the proven effectiveness of Adenogen shampoo by men, it was noted a strict laconic package in black, handy cap-dispenser, the minimum consumption for a single cleansing, a comfortable feeling after use.
- Recommended for alopecia;
- economical consumption;
- regulates the production of fat;
- normalizes the condition of the hair and scalp;
- high price.
ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Clinical Densifying Shampoo
A really effective shampoo in the middle and premium segment was ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Clinical Densifying Shampoo, which has a detox effect – it prevents dihydrotestosterone and toxins, removes the remains of styling and deep impurities, which helps improve hair growth. This product has a therapeutic status, so it can be used no more than once a week.
This shampoo contains clover extract, a natural source of calcium, chromium, copper, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. The ingredients block the production of 5-alpha-reductase enzymes that convert testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, which slows hair growth. Extract of seaweed is responsible for nourishing and moisturizing.
ALTERNACaviar Anti-Aging Clinical Densifying professional shampoo restores strand structure, makes hair more dense and thicker, and nourishes and deep cleanses the skin, promoting normal functioning of follicles. In addition, the product protects the hair from external factors. The only drawback according to reviews – it’s uncomfortable bottle with a narrow neck, it is difficult to squeeze the shampoo.
- The basis of plant extracts;
- The effect of deep cleansing and detoxification of the scalp and hair;
- Intensive vitamin nourishment; proven effectiveness of the product.
- uncomfortable bottle