20 Best Shampoos For Thinning Hair And Hair Loss

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Shampoos To Fight Thinning Hair And Hair Loss

Many of us have seen hair clinging to our brush or the shower drain, and wonder why it's happening. While a bit of hair shedding is totally normal (the average person loses 50 to 150 hairs per day), too much hair loss can be a sign of a problem.

Whether it's a health issue, hair damage, age or diet, the good news is that there are things that can help. These formulas are meant to help repair and restore thinning hair, and maybe even reverse hair loss.

But why does this happen to some people? According to Darrius Peace of Hayah Beauty, "Anytime you experience hair loss, you want more moisture because moisture coats the hair and preserves your strands. Not that it's going to restore, but it will help you retain what you have.”

With this list of the best shampoo for thinning hair, as well as the best shampoo for hair loss, you can get your full head of hair back and prevent future loss.

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1. Thicker Fuller Hair Strengthening Shampoo

Thicker Fuller Hair’s Strengthening Shampoo uses vegan-friendly ingredients to free the scalp from follicle-clogging impurities and strengthen each individual strand, making thinning hair thicker. The shampoo uses Organic Quinoa that works to repair and protect hair strands, and Vitamineral Boost to rejuvenate the scalp surface with a rich, indulgent blend of essential minerals (Copper, Magnesium, and Zinc).

(Target, $12.99)

2. ISDIN Lambdapil Hair Density Shampoo

Dermatologist recommended, Lambdapil Shampoo is a daily shampoo formulated to revitalize, maintain and nourish thinning hair. It’s specially formulated with film-forming and bi-conditioning ingredients which results in thicker, fuller-looking hair without leaving a greasy residue.

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3. FOLIGAIN Triple Action Shampoo

This shampoo gently removes build-up to rejuvenate hair, invigorate the scalp, and add the look of fullness and body. Only Foligain contains Trioxidil, a triple action hair health complex with bioactive ingredients that promote fuller-looking hair and scalp health. 

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4. BioSilk Volumizing Therapy Shampoo

This sulfate- and paraben-free shampoo contains the essential volumizing ingredients of Rice Proteins and Hair Volume Complex to restore volume and body. These essential ingredients awaken the roots and build luscious body and shine without weighing down your locks.

(Walmart, $11.80)

5. CHI Magnified Volume Shampoo

Ideal for fine hair, rich proteins boost volume and body in each strand of hair. It also builds strength and resilience. The CHI Magnified Volume line was developed specifically for fine hair to boost volume, body, and long lasting fullness with style retention.

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6. By Gina Biogen Shampoo  

Pure BioGen Shampoo combines a rich blend of vitamins and minerals such as B7, B5, B12, biotin, collagen, wheat proteins, amino acids, and peptides that all help create the appearance of fuller, thicker, and healthier looking hair.

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7. Evolis Professional Reverse Shampoo

Powerful antioxidants feed the scalp ensuring optimal health. Provides effortless volume, while protecting and cleansing the scalp. Super concentrated formula creates a rich lather. Added Keratin protects hair in its most fragile state.

(Neiman Marcus, $28)

8. Shea Moisture Raw Retention Shampoo

Fortify and restore dry hair that has been damaged with SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo. This deeply hydrating shampoo blends together fair trade shea butter, argan oil and sea kelp to replenish and seal in moisture to dehydrated strands. Great for 3A to 4C hair types. Shea Butter - Deeply moisturizes while conditioning hair and scalp. Argan Oil - Restores shine and rebuilds hair elasticity. 

(Target, $7.99)

9. Vitabrid C12 Scalp Shampoo

This Vitamin C rich shampoo prevents hair loss and promotes the look and feel of thicker, fuller hair. It contains ingredients and vitamins effective for hair loss prevention. Yet, it gently and effectively cleanses, leaving hair stronger and full of weightless volume.

(Barneys, $30.40)

10. Spare My Hair Reconstructive Shampoo

Safe for colored and chemically treated hair, the natural, sulfate- and paraben-free formula removes buildup and oil from the scalp to allow hair follicles to receive nourishment. It features yucca extract, biotin, niacin, folic acid, saw palmetto, horsetail extract, aloe, argan oil, sage extract, mango butter, green tea extract and vitamins A,C, D and E.

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11. Phytologist Shampoo

This energizing shampoo is the best addition to the ultimate botanical formula PHYTOLOGIST to support stronger, thicker and denser-looking hair. Laboratories have selected a botanical ingredient complex to invigorate and strengthen the hair. 

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12. Oway Micro Stimulating Hair Bath

“The best shampoo for thinning hair is the Micro Stimulating Hair Bath by Oway,” says John Blue, master hair colorist and owner of Chicago Salon Boss Hair Group. “It strengthens the hair bulb, and promotes new hair growth naturally by promoting circulation. This shampoo not only smells amazing, it's also completely free of sulfates, parabens, GMOs, synthetic fragrance and phthalates."

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13. Kérastase Densifique Bain Densité Shampoo

A gentle but thorough cleanser that leaves hair with more substance, resilience, and strength. This cleaner gives a surge of lushness and fullness to hair lacking density. It makes hair appear stronger by creating more voluminous and healthier-looking hair.

(Sephora, $33)

14. Dove Dermacare Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Leaves hair flake free with no visible flakes with regular use. It also hydrates dry scalp, soothes itchy scalp, and reduces scalp redness. The Coconut Shea butter indulgent scent has a pH balanced formula.

(Target, $4.89)

15. Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Clinical Densifying Shampoo

A daily cleansing shampoo eliminates follicle-clogging dirt, excess sebum and environmental residues, allowing healthier, thicker-looking hair to surface. This luxe formula is infused with a Red Clover Densifying Complex to encourage naturally thicker, fuller, stronger hair that appears and feels denser from the inside out.

(Sephora, $34)

16. OGX Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Shampoo

The nutrient-rich, plump-it-up power of this haircare infused with ProVitamin B7 biotin and collagen helps give each strand of hair a beautiful boost. This dynamic duo will leave your hair feeling thicker, fuller, and looking healthy.

(Target, $5.79)

17. Keranique Scalp Stimulating Shampoo

This Keranique Shampoo Strengthens hair, creates a smooth texture, and also improves elasticity, while forming a protective shield against environmental damage with repair formula.

(Ulta, $20)

18. Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo

Cleanses the scalp and hair to promote the appearance of healthy looking hair growth. Promotes thicker looking hair with Antrel, a proprietary complex containing clinically tested ingredients derived from natural sources, such as pea sprouts and grape seeds.

(Target, $9.19)

19. Jason Thin To Thick Extra Volume Shampoo

Gently cleanses fine, thinning hair to provide weightless manageability and volume. Infused with hair-strengthening panthenol and biotin.

(Target, $7.59)

20. Andalou Naturals Argan Stem Cell Age-Defying Shampoo

Andalou Naturals' shampoo is an age defying treatment for thinning, dull, weak, or easily broken hair. It uses argan stem cells to help revitalize and strengthen hair for fuller, healthier, youthful looking hair that resists breakage.

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21. Dr. Hempster Hair Loss and Biotin Shampoo

Hemp Oil stimulates new growth, while Biotin cleanses and thickens. Saw palmetto fights enzymes that cause baldness, with wheat protein for elasticity, and Argan Oil rich in antioxidants to stimulate hair growth.

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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