Hair Care 101: What is the best shampoo for hair loss?

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You need to use good shampoo for your scalp. Hair follicles can be clogged by oil, so your scalp can be lacking moisture & vitamins. The most frequently asked question my patients ask me. What is the best shampoo for hair loss? Today I will explain to you details of shampoo for hair loss and how you can be benefited.

What is the best shampoo for hair loss

 

What is Shampoo?

It is a hair care product which helps you to clean your hair and scalp.The shampoo is a viscous liquid that helps in cleaning. It is taken a small amount and then accordingly massage on the scalp and then rinsing it out completely. Which is available in liquid and bars form. It not only cleans your scalp it has the property to make your hair look stylish and shiny.

Shampoos are usually made up of:

  • Surfactant
  • Foaming agent
  • Water
  • Silicones like dimethicone
  • Active ingredients

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Importance of shampoo

It is a universal fact that we all use shampoo to wash our hair. However, over usage of it can also lead to bad hair or hair loss. Using shampoo is good but you should never overdo it. It is very important to know that shampoo helps you to keep your hair nourished and helps to protect your hair. It is also important that according to your hair condition, you need to choose your shampoo. Like for greasy hair, dry hair, oily hair, and normal hair you need to use shampoo as your hair type.

Shampoo has the main function of cleansing the scalp and hair by removing various pollutants, scales, oil secretions and any residues of previously applied product for hairs.

Shampoos also help by reducing oxidative stress on hairs caused due to conditions like seborrheic dermatitis(dandruff), psoriasis and reducing inflammation.

Due to very short contact time and dilution with water, shampoos direct effect on hair loss and growth is limited.

Still, a few ingredients like caffeine and multiple vitamins and growth peptides can help to a certain extent.

Proper selection of shampoo also keeps the hair healthy and thus reduces frizzy, dry hair and tangling and breaking of hair.


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Which is a good anti-hair fall shampoo?

Firstly, you have to consult with your dermatologist before choosing a hair fall shampoo that will provide you with the best results. Dermatologists usually recommend using shampoos that are infused with vitamins and proteins like Biotin and collagen. These ingredients are known to stimulate hair follicles and promote hair growth. Also, shampoos with ingredients like ginseng can help you achieve volume and fullness, which is a great solution to hair thinning issues.

Other ingredients like peptides and ceramides also prevent hair fall and contribute to strong, shiny hair. While choosing the best shampoo for hair fall, look out for shampoos that remove any grime and toxins, without stripping hair of any natural oils.

The market is saturated with endless choices when it comes to hair loss shampoos. Though there are many options available in the market, we strongly recommend seeing a good dermatologist to properly diagnose the actual reason behind hair loss as hair loss may be due to various reasons. Unless you don’t know the actual reason no one can treat your hair loss.

A proper diagnosis is the first and most important step towards the best cure. Many times patients only have a fear of hair loss generated by peers. So before trying any shampoo, I would suggest you book an appointment with your dermatologist and have a proper diagnosis then he or she will suggest a proper shampoo and conditioner for your individual hair type.

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Shampoo ingredients and their functions

Let’s check how shampoo is made up of:

  • Surfactant
  • Foaming agent
  • Water
  • Silicones like dimethicone
  • Acidic ingredients

Thus, you need to choose shampoo as per your requirement.

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