Tag: Caffeine

Caffeine is often hailed as a miracle substance. We know how effective it is at keeping us awake and giving us a kick up the backside every morning, and this leads us to believe that it is just as effective at everything else, from skincare to haircare. But is that actually the case or are we just being sold some glorified snake oil by companies who are taking advantage of this belief and this knowledge?

Here on Hair Growth Pills we aim to find out. All of the articles below relate to caffeine and its effectiveness at curing a host of hair loss ailments, from out and out baldness, to minor cases of alopecia and more. We will discuss caffeine containing shampoos and will ask whether they are genuine or whether they are scams, and we’ll also see if you can use this substance to create your own wonder hair growth supplement.

Best Shampoo for Men’s Hair Loss

Best Shampoo for Men’s Hair Loss

Best Shampoo for Men’s Hair Loss

This is a question that we get asked a lot: just what is the best shampoo for men’s hair loss? The truth is, this is not an easy question to answer. There are a lot of products on the market, a lot of shampoos to sift through.

However, many of these products actually use the same ingredients. In most cases that ingredient is Minoxidil, which is used in many shampoos and is also available in the popular treatment Rogaine.

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In this article we’ll look at the best shampoo for men’s hair loss, factoring in many different products and focusing only on the ones that we think actually do what they promise to do.

Rogaine / Minoxidil

There is a reason this is the most popular product on the market, and that’s because it has proven to be effective time and time again. Of course, Rogaine doesn’t work for everyone. But it’s safer, it is much more effective and while it’s expensive, it’s in line with many similar products out there.

There are Rogaine formulas for men and for women. However, it has traditionally been marketed at men. It works in men pretty much the same way that it works in women. The only difference is the marketing, and the fact that more men suffer from hair loss than women.

Rogaine is FDA approved, it comes in many different forms and it has been on the market long enough for there to be plenty of reviews out there that you can read. However, there are just as many cons as there are pros.

For one, while Rogaine is fairly cheap per bottle, that price escalates considerably when you factor in that you have to use it for several months before you see any positive effects. The studies performed on Rogaine tested it for a period of 4 months. That’s a long time. However, these studies did report positive hair growth in the majority of men trialled, so it’s worth it.

Another concern that potential users have are the long list of side effects. This may be an FDA approved medication, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely harmless. It can cause some potential serious side effects and although these are rare, it is something to bear in mind. It’s also reason why you should not treat this medication lightly.

Keranique

Keranique Shampoo for Men’s Hair Loss

Keranique Hair Growth Treatment was marketed toward women, but much like Rogaine, it can also be used by the opposite sex. And that’s not the only thing that Keranique has in common with Rogaine, as they both use the same active ingredient: Minoxidil.

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There are many generic formulas out there that contain Minoxidil and this is one of the most popular. It also happens to be one of the most expensive, and that has put a lot of users off. Once you factor in the cost of the shampoo, the conditioner, and the spray, this actually costs more than a treatment of Rogaine.

 

However, it’s worth noting that Minoxidil isn’t the only ingredient in Keranique. It also has a number of other ingredients that have been shown to help limit hair loss and speed up hair growth. Also, unlike Rogaine, Keranique can help to condition your hair. It can help to make it stronger, to give it a shine. This essentially means that Keranique Hair Growth Treatment offers the complete package.

Of course, that’s only if you can afford it and if you can bring yourself to use a product that has been labelled as being more or less exclusively for women.

Alpecin Shampoo

If Keranique is designed to appeal to women then Alpecin is clearly designed to appeal to men. This bottle of shampoo even looks like a bottle of motor oil. So, they clearly know that men have been put off by shampoos deemed “too feminine” and they have gone all-out to try and change that and to offer something that is definitely, 100%, without a doubt: male.

Marketing has played a big role in the success of this product, and not just because it has been designed to appeal to a niche male market. That marketing has also focused on the fact that this is a “caffeine shampoo”. We are almost programmed to believe that caffeine speeds everything up. It’s why they add it to painkillers, and it’s why it has been added to this shampoo.

But like those painkillers, there is very little truth to the notion that caffeine can somehow speed up hair growth. However, saying that, there have been some mildly interesting studies that have suggested this could be a genuinely helpful product. There are just as many studies that say otherwise and just as many users that back them up. But there is something to this shampoo.

Also, while everyone is a little undecided on whether or not it will work for baldness or hair growth, they are a little more confident in the belief that Alpecin shampoo works to condition and strengthen your hair. It’s also one of the cheapest hair growth shampoos you will find and is considerably cheaper than any Minoxidil shampoos.

Other Shampoo for Men’s Hair Loss

The three mentioned above are the ones that standout for us the most, deserving of any list of the best shampoo for men’s hair loss. But in all honesty, when it comes to actual hair growth, it’s only the two listed first that seem to have any sort of positive effect.

There are other shampoo for men’s hair loss out here that might have a similar effect though. Many of them are just different brand names for similar products and formulas. The trick is to focus on the things that work and to remember a few key points:

  • Minoxidil is the same in any formula. There may be other stuff added alongside it, but it’s the same ingredient and in most cases it is the only active ingredient.
  • Vitamins don’t always work. We have explored the benefits of vitamins for hair growth many times on this site. That’s one of the reasons Hair Growth Pills was created. However, those vitamins often need to be consumed, and even when they are, they don’t always work. There are exceptions, but products rely on scant public knowledge and marketing, and rarely focus on what actually works.
  • Caffeine is for drinking. It may seem logical that it somehow speeds up hair growth, but it does not. Your hair doesn’t consume it and then suddenly perk up. And as far as anyone knows, caffeine does not have any benefits as a topical medicine.
Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner: Do They Work? What’s the Best One?

Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner: Do They Work? What’s the Best One?

Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner
There are a number of hair growth products out there. To cater for the increased demand many manufacturers are creating hair growth shampoo and conditioner sets, offering a two-in-one product and marketing this product as the ultimate hair growth formula.

The question is, do these products work? Is it just big and bold marketing claims that have no basis, or do they do what they promise to do?

It’s time for some home truths about hair growth shampoo and conditioner sets. The manufacturers are not going to like this, but it’s about time the people knew.

Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner: The Truth

It’s time for a dose of honesty, because the hair industry has been lying to you. In fact, they have told a number of lies, so much so that it would take all day if we went through them and corrected them in turn.

In this case the most important lie to get out of the way is that shampoos and supplements are some kind of magic bullets that can give you the hair you want. We have mentioned this before here on Hair Growth Pills, but it’s worth mentioning again: these products are 90% snake oil and 10% truths.

We can compare using these products to taking a Vitamin C supplement. Vitamin C deficiency can cause problems with the skin and the immune system, and people who get a good dose of it can limit such problems. This doesn’t mean that those products that give you 1,000% of your RDA of vitamin C are going to cure the common cold, but because of the damage that a deficiency can do, it’s not a complete lie.

There are another couple of issues with these hair growth shampoo and conditioner sets:

Marketing Gimmicks and Labels

We all know that honey and olive oil are good for you and we know they are natural and safe. Shampoo companies play off this knowledge. They add products like this to their shampoo and they play on that addition, making a big deal about it and talking about it like it will aid in the process of hair growth and general haircare.

There is some truth to that, but not much. Olive oil is a great protector and nourisher for your hair, but not in the dosages you will find in shampoo. Honey, on the other hand, has strong anti-bacterial properties and does work in smaller doses, but unless you have a bacterial infection, then what good will it do you?

This gimmick is best seen with caffeine. The public perception of caffeine is of a drug that can speed things up, as that’s how it works in our bodies. This has led to all kinds of lies. They add it to painkillers and pretend that it can speed-up absorption, even though that’s just not true. And they have started adding it to hair growth shampoo and conditioner sets to claim that it works miracles.

Just because it wakes you up in the morning doesn’t mean it will do the same for your hair. Your follicles work in a completely different way and this is just not effective.

Price and Dosage

Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner Sets, Learn the Truth

As mentioned above, the dosage of these ingredients is the main problem in most cases. Price is also a big issue. Many hair growth shampoo and condoner sites will focus on ingredients like argan oil, oats, honey and other natural products. But when you look at the ingredient list, it’s all water and chemicals, with only a trace amount of these natural products.

If you were to simply buy argan oil an those other ingredients in their pure form and then bring them together to crate your own product then you would have something more effective and more pure, while also costing you considerably less.

These shampoos are out to get your money and convince you that they are worth every cent. The benefits are second, the profits are first, and when marketing is such a powerful and effective tool, the benefits are often overlooked entirely.

Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner: Do They Work At All?

There are some exceptions to what we discussed above. It’s just a case of sorting the wheat from the chaff. Anytime something plays on the addition of caffeine, dismiss it. Whenever something claims to be natural, but contains ingredients better suited for a breakfast platter, dismiss it or make it yourself.

There are two types of hair growth shampoo and conditioner sets that work. The first of these are the ones that use FDA approved medications like Minoxidil. This is a proven and very effective medication that really can help you to grow hair. It’s not natural and it’s not entirely safe either, but it is effective.

The problem is you can also overpay here. There are products that contain Minoxidil and nothing more, but they are given a fancy label and a huge markup. Then there are products like Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment, which contain Minoxidil, but also has a few other helpful ingredients and is generally a pleasant formula.

The others substances you should focus on are the ones that combine healthy oils, essential oils and other ingredients that have been proven to actually help with hair growth. Such is the case with Wild Growth Hair Oil. This is a combination of all the things that work and while it’s still cheaper to make it yourself, it’s not by a great deal and the added convenience is worth a few dollars extra.

Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner: Do You Need Both?

In most cases you will just need a shampoo, but this is not always the case. The job of shampoo is to clean your hair. In doing this, however, it washes out natural oils that leave you hair exposed. So, by using conditioner you are adding those oils back to your hair. If you use a hair growth shampoo though then its job is often to clean and to add additional oils, so a conditioner may leave your hair with more oils.

So, our advice is to use as instructed. If you find a treatment that contains both a shampoo and a conditioner then you should use them together, as they were likely made that way for a reason. If there is a shampoo on its own, then make sure you use it on its own and that you don’t use a separate conditioner afterwards. Doing so may undo some of the work done by the hair growth shampoo, washing out the beneficial ingredients.

Best Hair Loss Shampoos for Women (Hair Growth Formulas)

Best Hair Loss Shampoos for Women (Hair Growth Formulas)

Best Hair Loss Shampoos for Women

Looking for some hair loss solutions? This list of the best hair loss shampoos for women might be able to help you.

We have combed through the best products on the market and have pieced together a list of the shampoos that standout the most for us. These shampoos have been listed below in no particular order and are typically available all over the world. However, there may be some restrictions with some of these shampoos depending on where you live.

Minoxidil for Women

We have covered this product extensively in our Minoxidil for Women article, so we won’t repeat that here. Needless to say, this is a high quality, FDA approved and clinically proven product that does seem to work, but doesn’t work for everyone. It is available as a generic product, as Women’s Rogaine, and as a formulation in products such as Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment.

As good as it is (or rather, can be) it’s not the ultimate product. It can cause side effects, it doesn’t work for everyone and it can also be expensive. Visit the linked page to learn more about this product, the many forms that it comes in and what we think about it. It does deserve to be on a list of the best hair loss shampoos for women, but there are also many other top products out there that deserve a little discussion. And because we’ve already focused heavily on Minoxidil for Women, it’s now time for those other products to shine.

Argan Oil Shampoo

Hair Loss Shampoo for Women

This oil is used as an ingredient in many high-end shampoos. You can also buy it in its pure form. When choosing an argan oil shampoo it’s important not to be swayed by marketing claims and to look at the actual ingredients. Anything can call itself an “Argan Oil Shampoo” if it contains just the smallest amount, but you need it to be a main ingredient if it’s going to do you any good and if it’s going to deserve a place on any list of the best hair loss shampoos for women.

Argan oil works because it is an effective moisturizer. It helps to lock moisture into the roots and the hair itself. Like ingredients such as castor oil, it is also high in Vitamin E, which is great for your skin and for your hair. Argan oil is also easy absorbed into the skin and does not leave any kind of greasy residue, which is why it is often used in skin creams and why it works well on its own as a moisturizer.

One of the best hair loss shampoos for women that has argan oil as a main ingredient is the simply named Argan Oil Shampoo by Art Naturals. This consists mainly of argan oil, but there is also some aloe vera and rosemary in there for balance.

Pura D’or

This deserves to be on any list of the best hair loss shampoos for women and makes it near the top of ours. It is an all-natural and organic shampoo that contains many of the hair grow vitamins we have discussed here on Hair Growth Pills. These include Vitamin B compounds like Niacin and Biotin, both of which have been proven to help strengthen, repair, condition and grow your hair. What’s more, a deficiency in these compounds can actually trigger hair loss, so this shampoo helps you to top up (although, in truth, you should be consuming these vitamin in the food you eat or as a supplement).

There are no harmful ingredients used in the creation of this hair loss shampoo. No parabens, no sulfates. It’s all natural, it’s all organic and it’s all exactly how it should be. It may not be the most effective hair loss shampoo on the market, but those natural ingredients mean it is safe to use everyday. It may also be safe to use in combination with other hair loss treatments.

Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex

Reviews of Hair Loss Shampoo for Females

Created by the haircare experts at Avalon, this product aims to help build your strands from the root to the tip. It is on our list of the best hair loss shampoos for women because it is effective, it has a variety of uses and it is also very cheap. Like Pure D’or above, it may not be the most effective shampoo for hair loss you will come across, but it can also be used as an everyday shampoo.

And let’s be honest, once you move away from treatments like Minoxidil, the effectiveness declines somewhat. So, you’re really only looking for a shampoo that offers some form of benefit, and a shampoo that also aids with conditioning and strengthening, as opposed to s shampoo that can perform miracles. Because if it was that easy to cure hair loss with a few vitamins, minerals and fancy oils, then there would be no bald people in the world.

If you like this shampoo then we would also recommend some other shampoos from the Avalon range. There are a number of these out there, all with different purposes. These is one of the better ones we have encountered in the range, but there are others, including the Rosemary Volumizing Shampoo.

Waterman Grow More

This is a hugely popular product. It is one of our favorites and a good way to round off a list of the best hair loss shampoos for women. There are a host of effective hair loss vitamins, minerals and more packed into this shampoo. Some of them have been proven to assist with hair growth, some of them are all marketing hype. But it’s nice to see a shampoo that brings all of these together.

This means that along with ingredients like argan oil, rosemary extract and biotin, this formula also contains caffeine, vitamin B7 and more. They claim to have tested it on many different hair types and hair styles, all with positive results. We’re not sure about that, but we have experienced some positive feedback and it certainly seems to be able to get the job done.

What’s more like all the other products on this list of the best hair loss shampoos for women, it’s natural, it is composed mainly of vitamins and minerals, and it is therefore relatively harmless. There are no parabens or other nasty ingredients either and there are also many extracts and vitamins in here that you won’t find in the products mentioned above. So, even if it doesn’t work, at least the only thing you stand to lose is a few dollars.