How to Stop Hair Loss

Do hair loss shampoos actually work?

For many years marketing campaigns have succeeded in pushing us to buy all kinds of miracle remedies that promise to keep our hair longer and even prevent hair loss. Shampoos, lotions, tonics, hair-growth ampoules and medicines can be easily found in any pharmacy or even in the supermarket. However, before spending all your money on the most expensive product it is important to be informed about the truth of hair loss shampoos, as well as what you should be doing to find a definitive solution to your hair loss problem.

Do hair loss shampoos work for alopecia?

Well, I’m sorry to disappoint you but the truth is that no hair loss shampoo will stop the inevitable path of baldness, and even less when it comes to male pattern hair loss. Nevertheless, there are some dermatological products that serve only as a complement to the treatment provided by a hair restoration specialist. In other words, these products do not bring a permanent solution to hair loss on their own, but they can help to boost the results.

Currently there are only a couple of FDA-approved drugs for treating male pattern baldness: finasteride in tablet form and topical minoxidil. Both have gone through large-scale clinical trials and have shown to stop hair loss and to some extent make hair grow back. The bad news is that the moment the person stops the treatment with any of these methods, it is very likely that baldness will continue its course after a few months.

Why do people think hair loss shampoos work?

There are many causes of hair loss, from a genetic condition and hormonal imbalance to a stressful lifestyle and an unhealthy diet. However, when someone notices that they are losing more hair than usual, their first instinct is going to the drugstore and asking for something that helps with the problem.

After using the hair loss shampoo for a couple of months, you might notice notice an improvement and will surely believe that it is due to that miracle product. What is not being considered is that hair goes through a growth cycle in which it renews itself.

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What shampoos do specialists recommend?

With dozens of options out there, choosing the right shampoo is not an easy job. Especially if dealing with a hair loss problem. The importance of using a good product does not mean getting the most expensive one, but the most appropriate for your hair type, one that really provides vitality, strength, and a healthy hair look.

Some specialists recommend the use of a shampoo with neutral PH, because among its benefits, the main one is that it has a balanced PH, therefore it does not damage the hair. It is not too acidic, not too alkaline, unlike a regular shampoo with too much fragrance and harsh chemicals. The use of dermatological shampoos is also recommended since these products have research labs dedicated to finding the best combinations of chemical ingredients and how they respond to contact with the scalp. Needless to say, the formulation and results of a supermarket dandruff shampoo will hardly be the same as those obtained with a dermatological shampoo.

What should I do to stop hair loss?

We will never get tired of saying it, but before getting involved in whatever remedy you found on the internet or spending a fortune on shampoos that promise nothing but lies, the first step is always to consult a specialist.

Among the fields of dermatology, there are several specialty areas, such as trichology, a medical discipline dedicated to the study of hair and scalp pathologies and their treatment, or hair surgery, which is in charge of performing hair transplants that help patients to restore their hair in a natural way and for a lifetime.

Don't let your follicles die! If you notice a receding hairline or that your hair is thinning, go to a specialist, but don't spend money on hair loss products. The most important is not to let time pass, because the sooner you start working on your hair loss problems, treatments will be more effective and much less invasive.

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