Below are some of the most popular non-prescription hair loss products out there. They all either help combat the inflammation and dandruff that often accompanies hair loss; or regrow some hair; or improve hair quality and appearance.
Best Hair Loss Products
All of the below hair loss products have numerous positive reviews on Amazon. They range from shampoos to concealers to growth stimulants. Also make sure to read my post on the 10 best hair loss shampoos out there; as well as the best laser hair growth systems and devices.
A great product if you really need more hair for a special occasion or have small balding areas that need covering up. For more details, make sure to read my write-up and review about Toppik hair fibers as well as about many other hair loss concealers.
The Revivogen line of shampoos has been well known for two decades. The Revivogen MD Bio-Cleansing shampoo is the company’s bestselling product. It removes sebum from the scalp and contains natural DHT blocking ingredients. It is dermatologist forumulated and sulfate and paraben free. In addition to DHT-blocking ingredients, Revivogen contains botanical blends to soothe scalp irritation and itchiness. You can also purchase the Revivogen Pro BioCleansing shampoo.
CosmeRNATM is a breakthrough solution with novel RNA technology that has been developed since 1992 by Bioneer. The active ingredient (SAMI-RNA AR68) of CosmeRNA is designed to specifically and selectively inhibit the expression of the androgen receptor (AR) in hair follicle cells. The AR effect exacerbates androgenetic alopecia. The International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI) name is Stearyldisulfidehexyl DNA-2-PEG-45/SH-RNA-1. CosmeRNA was awarded a 5-star safety rating by Dermatest, an independent skin safety testing lab. Multiple clinical studies in Korea and Germany have confirmed its safety for both men and women. CosmeRNA is a CPNP and SPRS registered cosmetic product that only needs to be used once every 2 weeks. It can be freely sold in the EU and UK.
A new Canadian company named XYON Health created a proprietary SiloxysSystem™ gel technology. This gel allows finasteride to stay on the scalp while limiting the systemic absorption. Dr. Victor Hasson is a founder of XYON, and his clinic started prescribing and testing topical finasteride many years ago. So there is years of solid research behind this technology.
A Japanese product. There is solid scientific evidence and backing behind Adenosine. The company (Shiseido) that makes this product is one of the world’s leading cosmetics companies and is also working on a hair loss cure. Shiseido Adenovital is a big hit in Asian markets.
An extremely popular organic product. There is significant evidence that biotin aids hair quality, while caffeine and saw palmetto are both somewhat beneficial to hair growth. Saw palmetto blocks the formation of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and is often described as a natural (but weaker) alternative to finasteride. For more, see my post on natural cures for hair loss. This Botanical Green Care shampoo product also contains numerous other helpful ingredients such as nettle extract, panax ginseng, pumpkin seed oil, amla oil, bhringraj oil, niacin, vitamin A and vitamin E (alpha tocopherol).
Ever since this excellent product was first made available in the much easier to apply foam version, I have always maintained an ample supply. Rogaine’s key ingredient Minoxidil is FDA approved to treat hair loss. Besides helping my hair, this foam product also acts as a weak gel. Make sure to read my post “How does Minoxidil work to treat hair loss?”
This is my favorite shampoo to tackle dry and itchy scalp problems. I have written an entire post on Nizoral shampoo, summarizing scientific evidence behind this product. However, do not overdo it. I try to use this product twice a week at most. Make sure to keep it in your hair for at least several minutes before rinsing it off. This product contains 1% Ketoconazole. Also make sure to read my post on other top rated dandruff shampoos recommended by dermatologists.