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The 10 Best Shampoos for Thinning Hair

Hair Thinning

At some point in our lives most of us might notice some extra hair shedding, or that our hair isn’t as thick as it used to be, and wonder “why is my hair thinning?”  Though our first instinct might be to panic or worry, hair loss in women is often perfectly normal, even if undesirable. Some of the reasons you could be experiencing hair thinning relate to diet, age or changing hormones – but the rate of hair shedding can be slowed with some adjustments to your routine. 

And, yes, something as simple as changing your shampoo or modifying your haircare routine could help to replenish your healthy locks.  

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Hair 

You might wonder how a healthy scalp relates to healthy hair, but we often forget that the two go hand in hand!  No surprise, then, that most hair products specifically made for those experiencing hair loss or thinning are packed with nutrients and ingredients meant to protect your scalp while also promoting hair growth and volume.  

The best way of caring for your scalp but keeping hair in its growing phase is to exfoliate, massage, and cleanse with the right products.  When buying a new product for hair volume and thickness, keep an eye out for some of these specific ingredients, which have been shown to help in promoting a healthier scalp as well as for thickening hair:  

  • Biotin: improves body’s keratin production, strengthens hair follicles, and helps with hair density. 
  • Phyto-caffeine: helps in suppressing excess testosterone which has been found to stunt hair growth. In other words, phyto-caffeine protects hair roots! And, according to some research, caffeine could help promote hair growth if applied topically.  
  • Niacin: also known as vitamin B3. Stimulates blood flow in scalp.  

In fact, Martino Cartier, a celebrity hairstylist in New Jersey, says, “Make sure you keep up with vitamin D, folic acid and biotin. Those vitamins play a vital role in keeping your hair healthy and full.” 

How can shampoos help with thinning hair?

You can start adding products to your hair care routine to encourage growth and minimize hair fall. Cartier suggests using a volumizing shampoo as these contain ingredients that create “hold” to lift hair away from the head. Monica Davis, a professional hairstylist and founder of the MyStraightener blog echoes this and adds that volumizing shampoos can help infuse collagen and protein into the hair, helping improve hair growth, luster and thickness.  

With so many hair reviving products on the market, you may be wondering where to start in choosing the right one for you! We’ve narrowed down the best shampoos for thinning hair, available to buy at Dermstore.

  1. miriam quevedo Black Baccara with Fresh Rose Stem Cells Hair Multiplying Shampoo (8.5 fl. oz.)
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    miriam quevedo Black Baccara with Fresh Rose Stem Cells Hair Multiplying Shampoo (8.5 fl. oz.)

    A much needed, luxurious boost for hair, this shampoo is formulated with a multi-bond strengthener to deliver extra strength and hydration to your locks. This product is equally nourishing for scalp, making it an ideal first choice for those who want a product that does a bit of everything. And with ingredients like black baccara rose and vegan keratin, both effective at providing intense protection and increasing hair elasticity, your hair will look and feel stronger.  

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  2. Phyto PHYTOCYANE Densifying Treatment Shampoo (8.45 fl. oz.)
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    Phyto PHYTOCYANE Densifying Treatment Shampoo (8.45 fl. oz.)

    For radiance and bounce, we recommend Phyto’s PHYTOCYANE Shampoo. Loved for its unique botanical formula, this deeply nourishing shampoo prevents hair thinning by stimulating the scalp and boosting cellular exchange.  

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  3. R+Co Bleu Ingenious Thickening Shampoo 8.5 oz.
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    R+Co Bleu Ingenious Thickening Shampoo 8.5 oz.

    R+Co is a brand focused on creating products that do exactly as they say. This thickening shampoo, then, delivers on giving hair added strength and protection to keep locks healthy and strong. Its delicate scented formula includes vegetable protein and kelp extract to fortify thin hair and add shine. Hair will look visibly and naturally plump. 

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  4. VIRTUE Flourish Shampoo For Thinning Hair 8 fl. oz.
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    VIRTUE Flourish Shampoo For Thinning Hair 8 fl. oz.

    The way this shampoo helps hair grow beautifully is by removing scalp buildup. If you’ve thin or brittle hair, this product contains Alpha Keratin which binds to damaged hair and repairs every strand. So, say hello to thick hair and bye to damaged locks!

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  5. Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo (8 oz.)
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    Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo (8 oz.)

    Our first scalp scrub on this listBriogeo’s charcoal and coconut oil shampoo gives hair thextra boost it needs to look fuller and feel healthier. Thanks to this shampoo’s refreshing ingredients, your scalp will feel less tight, dry, or itchy. And there’s no better way to stimulate hair growth than with a good scrub and scalp treatment.  

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  6. Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo (8.45 fl. oz.)
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    Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo (8.45 fl. oz.)

    Viviscal is known for being a leading brand in hair growth products, creating shampoos that give hair added shine and bounce. This shampoo is formulated with keratin, biotin and zinc to strengthen your hair follicles and boost hair growth. If you’re looking for natural and fuller looking hair, this shampoo’s the one.  

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  7. miriam quevedo Extreme Caviar Special Hair Loss Shampoo (8.5 fl. oz.)
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    miriam quevedo Extreme Caviar Special Hair Loss Shampoo (8.5 fl. oz.)

    As we age, our hair comes brittle and more prone to breakage, and that’s where miriam quevedo’s caviar shampoo comes in. Formulated specifically to target aging’s effect on our hair and scalp, this shampoo strengthens weak and thinning hair by stimulating blood flow to the scalp and giving skin the nourishment it needs. Thanks to its wonder ingredient (you guessed it: caviar) this is an especially luxurious shampoo that’ll give hair the essentials it needs to look and feel healthy

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  8. Grow Gorgeous Defence Detoxifying Scalp Scrub 200 ml.
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    Grow Gorgeous Defence Detoxifying Scalp Scrub 200 ml.

    Though not really a shampoo, we’re including this in our list as Grow Gorgeous is a brand that delivers on hair health. In fact, based on trials, 91% of those who participated agreed that hair and scalp felt healthier and cleaner. A 2-in-1 product, this scalp scrub cleanses and removes impurities and dirt from your scalp which in turn stimulates hair growth.  

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  9. Rene Furterer Tonucia Replumping Shampoo 6.7 fl. oz.
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    Rene Furterer Tonucia Replumping Shampoo 6.7 fl. oz.

    This shampoo gently yet effectively cleans hair while also helping revitalize your scalp. What’s more, thanks to tamarind seed extract, orange essential oil, and key B-vitamins, this shampoo works at the roots to combat the effects of aging, giving hair a youthful look. Its innovative formula is vegan and biodegradable, making it safe for you and the planet!  

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  10. évolis Professional Prevent Shampoo (8.5 fl. oz.)
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    évolis Professional Prevent Shampoo (8.5 fl. oz.)

    With goji berry extract and lavender oil, this deeply conditioning shampoo cleanses without stripping away oils. It deposits powerful antioxidants to your scalp, keeping both scalp and hair healthy after every use. If bouncy and healthy hair sounds good to you, this shampoo will condition without weighing hair down. 

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