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.
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.
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.
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. Also see Minoxidil-Direct for much cheaper generic Minoxidil.
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.