Hair care advice: What are the active ingredients in hair loss shampoo?
Many people start to lose their hair once they reach a certain age. Now you can try a hair loss shampoo and know what the ingredients are.
Many people start to lose their hair once they reach a certain age. Some people even lose hair as young adults. With all of the things out there that people can be allergic to, you don’t want to use a product without knowing its ingredients first. Here is a list of ingredients found in many hair loss shampoos.
Jojoba oil = Closely resembles that of your own skin sebum. Acts as an emulsifier and lifts grime and imbedded impurities out of your hair and off of your scalp.
Cocamidopropyl betaine = Acts an a thickening agent in shampoo. It also reduces the irritation that would result if more irritating detergents were used.
Panthenol = A naturally occurring form of Pantothenic Acid found in human hair. Supports growth, helps maintain hair, thickens, and moisturizes. Panthenol is quickly absorbed into the hair shaft.
Sodium laureth sulfate= Extracted from the coconut. A foaming cleanser that effectively degreases hair.
Sage = Removes and treats dandruff. Sage also promotes hair growth.
Aloe Vera = Helps stop hair loss and helps promote new hair growth. Aloe Vera also repairs damaged skin on the scalp.
Gingko Biloba = Protects hair from the environment and pollution damage. Revitalizes hair and restores circulation to the scalp.
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein = Helps give your hair better body and control. Reduces brittleness and limpness in hair along with giving dramatic effects to damaged hair. Is drawn to the damaged parts of the hair and repairs it while helping to make hair stronger.
Rosemary Extract/Oil = Naturally soothes the hair and scalp.
Horsetail = Helps stop hair from falling out and restores hair at the same time.
Nettle = An acidic plant that promotes a healthy gloss to your hair, prevents hair loss, and nourishes hair. Also is used as a scalp stimulant.
Colsfoot (Herbal Extract) = Stimulates and nourishes the scalp.
Glycerin = Contains hygroscopic properties, which means it actually attracts moisture from surrounding sources. Moisturizes and cleanses the scalp. Also has emollient and lubricating properties.
Saw Palmetto = Used to help improve scalp conditions, reverse hair loss, maintain healthy hair, revive hair follicles, and improve hair strength.
Ylang-Ylang = Helps promote hair growth and rejuvenates hair.
Citric Acid = Reduces flakiness and revitalizes the scalp. Citric Acid also lowers the pH levels, closes your hair cuticles, and gives shine to your hair.
Lavender = Helps with hair loss and stressed hair. Lavender is great for dry hair. Also, Lavender eases headaches and promotes feelings of calmness and relaxation.
Biotin (Vitamin B Factor) = Conditions, nourishes, strengthens, and restores scalp and hair while enhancing shine and body.
Birch = Has a strengthening effect on hair and stimulates hair growth. Birch also helps remove dandruff while protecting the hair and bringing out its full beauty naturally.
As you can see by the above description of these hair care ingredients, shampoo ingredients can have more than one purpose. All ingredients don’t just have to help with hair loss and restoration but they can also help with dandruff, improving your scalp, or any other number of hair and scalp problems.
Like I said at the beginning of this article, if you have a known allergy to a product, make sure it is not in the shampoo you are purchasing. You want to make your problem better, not worse.