Best Hair Loss Products. Use the Right Hair Loss Products and Avoid Wasting Time and Money. Read to the end; this page includes a list of supplements which can help.
Hair loss sufferers are bombarded with so many advertised products that we can easily waste time and money in an effort to stop our hair from falling and stimulate its growth. I wasted much of my time and money and I learnt a few tricks to avoid such waste and help my hair stay in its place!
If you are hair is thinning and you are reading this article you probably want to find a real solution to your hair loss problem and are trying to distinguish between a neutral review and one which, in fact, is only really trying to ‘push’ a specific product (often their own!).
Well, the first trick I learnt on the Internet when I was researching the best hair loss products and solutions was to independently check ingredients and what their specific action was. This way I was able to eliminate the money/time wasters and keep to the ones which have a proven track record of really working against hair falling.
Side Note: if your hair is falling in patches and suffer from alopecia areata, the following paragraphs do not apply to you because this type of scalp problem is either due to stress, fungal infections, specific reactions to certain drugs and so; it thus requires a visit to your doctor or dermatologist to quickly eliminate the cause; once you eliminate the cause you hair will grow back fully.
The Main Problem: the general type of hair thinning which most men and women suffer from, in particular on top of the head and (sometimes) on the sides (and for man also at the back, towards the top of the head) is almost always due to the damaging effects of DHT; dihydrotestosterone or DHT is a testosterone-derived hormone which, on your scalp, binds to your hair follicles and weakens them until they stop producing hair.
Don’t make this mistake: in this particular case of hair loss, the general remedies of scalp massage, hair nutrients, hair oils, hair vitamins and minerals and so forth will not help. Why? Because if DHT has ‘attached’ to your hair follicles, your hair cannot receive the nutrients it requires; so, no matter what you do, you need to make sure you either remove DHT from your scalp or you stop it from binding to your hair follicles. The rest (blood circulation, hair supplements, hair oils and so forth) is secondary and is only relevant if the first problem is addressed. I hope this is clear because I lost so much precious ‘hair life’ and so much money with useless products claiming to help my hair, when in fact they were not, since they were not addressing the ‘DHT problem’. Once DHT is removed or not allowed to bind to the hair follicle, you can then nourish your hair and increase blood flow to it with good results. Before we continue about the best hair loss products, a word about supplements which are generally good for your hair.
Good hair supplements (where you cannot go wrong) usually are:
First and foremost, Pumpkin Seed Oil and Black Currant Oil; they are purported to have anti DHT properties so a daily dose of each is a great start. They actually work for me. Results will show after a few weeks of continuous use.
Vitamin A – a good hair, skin and scalp vitamin all around. Not only is it a good anti-oxidant but it also helps your scalp regulate its own production of sebum (namely scalp grease, which in itself can damage the hair follicle when in excess).
Vitamin E. Another good anti-oxidant, it also stimulates blood circulation (including circulation to your hair).
Vitamin B complex, which are important to keep good hair color and hair shine. They also stimulate blood circulation. I would stay clear of B6, though, because my dermatologist told me it can stimulate testosterone.
Iron (especially for pre-menopausal women). Iron deficiency creates anemia which, even in mild form, ‘weakens’ your hair follicles to some extent. Always take iron with vitamin C since the latter promotes iron absorption; moreover, Vitamin C is in itself is an anti-oxidant.
Green tea extract. It has a mild DHT-blocking effect (not enough by itself, but a good ‘help’ in conjunction with other supplements.
Scalp massage. I don’t do it, but many claim that massaging your scalp regularly for a few minutes a day (gently) promotes hair circulation and scalp health. Some add hair stimulating oils or skin soothing oils but, to avoid making a mistake, I would just do it without oils. I say this because you may be allergic to some oils and create scalp irritation. Moreover, you still need to address the ‘DHT’ problem, since DHT prevents the follicles from absorbing the nutrients.
A dermatologist may (if it’s suitable) prescribe large doses of Vitamin A, E, Iron, C and so forth, but unless you are supervised by your doctor you should not exceed the maximum dose per day. Do your research, read the labels and do your math.
Among the very Best Hair Loss Products is whatever reduce DHT in your scalp. This because the key to stopping your hair thinning is, for most common forms of male and female hair loss, reducing DHT levels on your scalp and/or preventing it from binding to your hair.
You can buy over the counter products that can do this; if so, make sure you research each ingredient independently; many forums, articles, blogs and the like have some entries which are not genuine but rather a ‘hidden’ way to promote a specific product, one which they are selling themselves or are linked to financially in some way. So, the key is to read as much as you can from different sources and draw your own conclusion. I am always quite ‘skeptical’ of forum entries by users who call themselves ‘Doctors’, or sign themselves as PhD-holders; I found that what those users write is often quite ignorant of the subject and I wonder if they’re only fake users trying to push a particular product. It’s a generalization of course; some forums are created by private doctors who may well wish to advertise their own services but, in doing so, they offer some real help in those forums. Use your common sense, research the forum well, study the users before assuming that what they are saying is genuine. Again, the key to the best hair loss products lies in the ingredients.
A great help: my hair loss was also accompanied by dandruff and scalp irritation (my scalp was very itchy at times for no apparent reason); this led me to research a few shampoos and other topical products and I luckily ‘stumbled’ across DHT-blocking shampoos (which you can find in most well-stocked pharmacies) and DHT-blocking topical products which have made the world of difference to me. My hair has grown back, thankfully, and it does not fall as much as it used to. I continue to take the supplements indicated above but I would never stop using my hair-saving shampoo and my DHT-blocking drops.
About the ingredients in the best hair loss products: again, when you are about to purchase the product you have chosen, make sure you research each ingredient independently and don’t just believe the claims a product writes on the label or on their advertisement. Moreover, just because it states that it’s FDA-approved, it does not mean that it’s the best product or the most effective. For example, my chosen shampoo is FDA-approved against dandruff and other scalp conditions but not against hair loss; despite this I use it specifically to counteract my hair loss and stimulate hair re-growth, and it’s been very effective. So, do your research but rest assured that there are effective treatments to stop your hair from falling.