Hair Loss Shampoo. It’s so important to apply Minoxidil to clean, dry hair, so why not boost your Minoxidil treatment with a shampoo which may help grow stronger follicles and hairs? Get the most from your hair loss treatments!
Hair Loss Shampoo
Hair Loss Shampoo and Minoxidil
The application of Minoxidil to clean, dry hair is so important, so given you need to thoroughly wash your hair, it makes sense to wash it with something that will combat any hair loss, while using Minoxidil. You could, of course, use any shampoo or soap, but if you can boost the results of your Minoxidil treatment, why wouldn’t you?!
There are many shampoos available, claiming to be beneficial in preventing hair loss, but not all have any scientific backup. Here’s a few shampoo types and brands to look out for…
Biotin Shampoos are inexpensive and widely available and have been shown to improve the overall health of skin and hair follicles.
Also known as Vitamin B7, Biotin is, amongst many other things, responsible in strengthening your hair and nails. It is a crucial compound to the health of skin cells, which in turn, have an important role in hair follicle health. If your hair follicles are weak or unhealthy, your hair will be weak and unhealthy.
The research in to Biotin and Vitamin B7 deficiency have shown that those suffering low levels are most likely to have greater hair loss, due to overall poor skin and follicle health.
The good news is that you can get biotin from many, many food sources, including cooked eggs, peanuts, liver, Swiss chard, cauliflower, bananas, whole grains, mushrooms, and sardines.
Thankfully, many of the things you might eat every day contain Vitamin B7, or Biotin. Sardines and other oily fish, whole grain cereals, eggs, peanuts and mushrooms are just a few.
You’ve most likely seen these advertised on TV and there’s plenty of evidence to show that caffeine in shampoos hinder the effects of a hormone called DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which in turn can lead to hair loss.
While there is absolutely no evidence that caffeine shampoos have any kind of effect on Male Pattern Baldness, caffeine has been shown to inhibit the hormone DHT (a form of testosterone), which has been shown to weaken and shrink the follicles in your scalp.
That said, tests have shown that caffeine enhances the length of hair shafts, prolongs the duration of the ‘anagen’ hair phase and stimulates keratinocyte growth, the most abundant cell found in the epidermis, the outer layer of your skin.