Best Shampoo For Fine Hair in 2021

If your part is expanding or the thickness of your ponytail is shrinking, you’re likely thinking (okay, panicking) that your hair is falling out, but that’s not always the case; thinning may be the culprit. “The diameter of the hair shaft diminishes as we get older,” explains Zoe Draelos, M.D., a North Carolina-based clinical and research dermatologist. That means you may have the same number of follicles, but thinner individual strands will make it look like there’s less volume. They’re also more prone to breakage, and since hair growth slows as you age, the damage becomes more obvious. While you can’t permanently restore heft to the individual strands, there are plenty of ways to boost overall volume. One of the easiest ways? According to the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab experts, a volumizing shampoo and conditioner.

How can shampoo really help?
What makes volumizing shampoos and conditioners unique is that they typically contain fewer moisturizing ingredients in the conditioner. In other words, they’re less likely to weigh hair down. “It’s also important to use them as a pair,” explains GH Beauty Lab chemist, Danusia Wnek. “Companies test how well shampoos and conditioners work in tandem. So to get the benefits promised by either, you’ll need to use them together.”

Remember, less is actually more.
Wnek warns against using too much product. Doubling up on shampoo won’t make your hair cleaner, it’ll just make it harder to rinse out. Same goes for conditioner. So start small, and you can always add more. But if you apply too much, it can leave hair feeling greasy, limp, and weighed-down — huge issues for fine hair. If your hair is thin, avoid applying conditioner to the roots, since this can make hair look greasy. Instead, focus the product on your ends, starting a few inches away from the roots.

Create a volumizing super kit.
Other products to add to your arsenal: a great mousse and hair dryer. Our experts love the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Mousse — they even gave it a GH Anti-Aging Hair Award. “The delicately-scented product showed top-notch performance in our tests and stood up to 30% to 80% humidity over 3 hours,” explains GH Beauty Lab senior chemist, Sabina Wizemann. Testers especially liked that it didn’t make their hair crunchy or greasy. For a hair dryer, try the powerful Hot Tools Turbo Radiant Blue. A winner from our recent hair dryer study, it dried hair the fastest and had super-impressive airflow.

Best Shampoo for Fine Hair in 2021

Now that you’ve got the lowdown on thinning hair, check out these shampoos and conditioners — recommended by our Lab experts, beauty editors, and hairstyling pros — that promise to leave your strands with a serious boost in volume and fullness.


1. Honeyskin Organics Hair and Scalp Therapy Shampoo

If you are an organic aficionado, the HoneySkin hair and scalp therapy shampoo-conditioner will be right up your alley.

This shampoo and conditioner combo is a sulfate-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free product made out of natural organic ingredients.  It also contains a bunch of earthly ingredients including Manuka honey, aloe Vera and cehami. It’s organic overload!

Key Features:

Honeyskin Organics Hair and Scalp Therapy Shampoo

All three ingredients are known to reduce infections, soothe the scalp and speed up the healing process. Manuka honey and aloe Vera are being increasingly used in cosmetics due to their healing properties.

Since it is ph-balanced at 5.5, it should also help retain natural scalp oils. The product also claims to repair dry flaky skin and treat seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis and even eczema. 

There are also concerns over the inability to lather the shampoo or conditioner. This is likely due to the lack of sulfates and you’ll have greater difficulties in applying and messaging this product into your scalp and hair.

Honeyskin have tried to shoot for the stars and have failed in many accounts. Despite this, we are talking about a shampoo after all and it might work for you. But it is a big might.

The company offers two small 4 0z (118 ml) bottles – one is shampoo and the other is conditioner.  It is quite pricey, even if you consider the separate price for each bottle, but that’s the premium we pay for organic products these days.

 

Pros
  • Sulfate-free, paraben-free, gluten-free

  • 100% natural organic ingredients

  • Manuka honey, aloe vera and cehami to moisturize and heal a dry and itchy scalp psoriasis

  • 60 days money back guarantee

  • Reported to help resolve several hair and scalp issues

Cons
  • Pricey

  • Relatively new in the market and no brand value

  • Small bottles

Final Verdict:  

If you are looking for a natural organic shampoo, you might want to give this shampoo a try and check for yourself how much it helps.If you do your research, as I have, you’ll find a bunch of mixed reviews, with some people claiming it’s a magic bullet and others stating that it didn’t help much with their hair issues.

Nevertheless, if getting an organic shampoo and conditioner is a primary concern for you, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t at least consider this product.


2.  E45 Dermatological Dry Scalp Shampoo

For decades, E45 was a trusted brand for hospitals and medical care across several continents. Today, E45 has expanded its range of products and availability at pharmacies and shelves at department stores.

The E45 skincare products have always been a great success with consumers and that helps add brand value to the company’s shampoo too.

Key Features:

E45 Dermatological Dry Scalp Shampoo

Dry scalp can be cured with moisturizing and restoring ph balance rather than treating it with products containing harsh chemicals. I couldn’t agree more.

We don’t realize until we start suffering from dryness or itchiness of skin or scalp, how the chemicals in the dozens of routine products we use, irritate our delicate skin and harm our body’s natural moisture balance.

The E45 Dry Scalp Shampoo is available in a 6.8 oz (200 ml) pack. The shampoo contains provitamin B5 which is meant not only to cure and protect a dry scalp, but also naturally condition the hair and give it an enviable shine.

The other active ingredient is climbazole which is an anti-fungal agent used in many preparations to cure seborrheic dermatitis. Just like E45 creams that are dermatologically tested and clinically proven, this dry scalp shampoo is also proven in the lab.  It is gentle and effective as the label affirms.

The shampoo is extremely affordable but keep in mind that it is only 200 ml.  Perfect for an individual user but not so much for a family.  Many reviews do point out that the shampoo doesn’t lather very much. That’s surprising because the product isn’t sulfate-free.

 

Pros
  • Budget-friendly

  • Strong brand value and trusted name in dermatological medi-care

  • Effective for both dry scalp and dandruff

  • Fragrance-free

  • Restores ph balance

  • Contains provitamin B5

  • Paraben-free

Cons
  • Doesn’t lather as much

  • Contains sulfates

Final Verdict:

This is a classic and affordable shampoo to treat mild cases of dry and itchy scalp, seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff.  t’s a trustworthy brand and terminologically tested to be effective in removing flakes and dandruff.

If you’re looking for a greater array of natural ingredients or a more powerful solution, you might want to try some of the other products out there.


3.  Avlon Keracare Anti-Dandruff Moisturizing Shampoo

This shampoo and conditioner grabbed my attention because of the never ending list of natural ingredients. I liked the range of essential oils that make up this product and immediately thought that this one is going to be a hit! With pyrithione zinc as the active ingredient, you can definitely count on its efficacy to eliminate dandruff and flakes.

Key Features:

Avlon Keracare Anti-Dandruff Moisturizing Shampoo

As with most of the dry scalp care hair care products out there, you can see that the manufacturer did try to combine dandruff-removing ingredients with moisturizing oils to provide a balanced product.

There is oils and extracts like rosemary, arnica, watercress, garlic (oh yeah!) and more to help nourish and moisturize the scalp.

If you have a sensitive scalp, it’s best to stay away from this shampoo and conditioner, otherwise I would definitely recommend giving it a shot.

The product also works well on chemically treated hair so it’s a great choice if your into dying your hair.

Avlon Keracare offer multiple products for dry scalp care. A product that can easily be used in routine with the shampoo and conditioner is the Avlon Keracare dry and itchy glossifier.

The jar contains moisturizing treatment cream which is formulated with penetrating emollients and active ingredients. The cream soothes and relieves itching and scalp dryness. It’s a popular choice among consumers who use Avlon Keracare dry scalp shampoo and conditioner.

 

Pros
  • Cooling menthol to provide instant soothing to the scalp

  • Pyrithione zinc to eliminate dandruff

  • Paraben-free

  • Suitable for men and women with all hair types

  • Treats both dandruff and flakes

  • Affordable

Cons
  • Contains sulfates

  • Contains many contact allergens

Final Verdict:  

This shampoo has a unique combination of plant and flower extracts and oils which make it a sure shot when it comes to eliminating dry scalp symptoms. Unless you have allergies with any of the ingredients, this shampoo and conditioner will do a solid job of fixing you dry scalp issues.


4. Neutrogena T/Gel Original Formula Therapeutic Shampoo

I’m a big fan of the popular Neutrogena facial products, having used them for almost 2 years with no complaints.  When I found out about this shampoo – and the fact that it has clinical studies to back its claims – I was intrigued.

Key Features:

Neutrogena T/Gel Original Formula Therapeutic Shampoo

The neutar solubilized coal tar seems is the magic ingredient and it’s backed up the the fact that it has been used for centuries for its anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties

Similar to the previously mentioned MG217 shampoo, this product is also recommended by the National Psoriasis Foundation, and is considered to be a safe and inexpensive treatment option for many scalp or skin conditions like psoriasis or dry and itchy scalp.

Like all products with coal tar, this shampoo just can’t escape the bad odor.  You’ve been warned.  Also, don’t wash with it too often as it can actually make your dry scalp condition worse.  Practicing moderation is they key here.

Neutrogena t/gel, stubborn itch control shampoo’s rich formula treats itchy, flaky scalp, and it keeps working long after rinsing. It gently soothes intense scalp itch with cooling menthol.

If you prefer salyclic acid over coal tar, then the  Neutrogena t/sal shampoo scalp build-up control is a solid choice. It contains 3% salicylic acid and is clinically proven to break down scalp build-up and relieve itchy and dry scalp of its symptoms.

 

Pros
  • Well known, trusted brand

  • Good for various scalp conditions

  • Clinical approved

  • Dermatologist-recommended OTC product

Cons
  • Contains sulfates, parabens and perfume

  • Contains contact allergens

  • Coal tar smell

Final Verdict:  

Their hair-care line offers a variety of products and can be used in rotation with other, more natural, shampoos if one is skeptical about prolonged use of coal tar.  But if you are not bothered by the contact allergens present therein, then it is a dermatologist-recommended safe and rather inexpensive product for quick relief from a dry and itchy scalp.


5.  Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

Maple Holistics has a range of essential oil shampoos, with the best-selling tea tree oil shampoo among them.

So why the popularity?  Well, it comes down to demand.

In case you didn’t know, sulfates help the shampoo lather, and work to remove dirt and oil from your hair.  Parabens on the other hand act as a preservative to keep your shampoo in good working order.

Key Features:

Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

If you have concerns over these ingredients but still want the benefits of a shampoo that deals with dandruff, dry scalp and seborrheic dermatitis, then Maple Holistics tea tree oil shampoo might just be the right solution for you.

The use of tea tree is the winning ingredient. It is naturally germicidal and fights bacteria, yeast and fungus which are the main causes of itchy, inflamed scalps and dandruff infested hair.  It basically does the job of parabens and sulfates.

You also get a bunch of other essential oils like rosemary, lavender, argan and jojoba oil. Similar to the tea tree oil, they work to nourish and hydrate the scalp.

This beautifully presented shampoo comes in a bright purple-colored 8 oz (230 ml) bottle with a money-back guarantee. That’s a great deal for me.

If you are not a big fan of the smell of tea tree oil, and would prefer another natural product from Maple Holistics, try argan oil shampoo for dry scalp.

It contains argan, jojoba, avocado, almond, peach kernel, camellia seed, and keratin and is 100% safe for color-treated hair.

 

Pros
  • Tea tree and other essential oil benefits

  • Sulfate-free, paraben-free, GMO-free and cruelty-free

  • Also aids with head lice, hair thinning, dandruff, inflammation and seborrheic dermatitis

  • Money-back guarantee if unsatisfied

  • Mild fragrance

  • Great packaging

Cons
  • One of the more expensive shampoos, but this is a given considering the premium oils and natural ingredients

Final Verdict:  

Simply put, if you need a natural shampoo that is sulfate-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free (yes, it’s not tested on animals), then you don’t have to look any further than the Maple Holistics tea tree oil shampoo.


6.  Dove Dermacare Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Shampoo 

Dove is one such brand that you can’t go wrong with.  For generations, women have relied on the Dove line of products for their skin care regime.  Whenever I’m traveling and I need a quick product on the go, I pick up Dove because I know it will work.  I wouldn’t be surprised if you feel the same too.

Key Features:

Dove Dermacare Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Shampoo 

The Dove dermacare scalp shampoo comes in a beautiful 11.8 oz (350 ml) bottle and is priced very reasonably. The shea and coconut butter hydrates dry scalp, and the ph-balanced formula helps soothe itchiness while promoting healthy hair growth and shine. The coconut shea butter fragrance has a bit of a calming and indulging effect.

The ‘anti-dandruff’ part of this shampoo comes in the form of pyrithione zinc which is clinically verified to combat both dandruff and dry scalp.

If you are looking to find a budget-friendly solution for both dandruff and an itchy, dry scalp, this product is right for you.

If you depend on conditioners to add volume to your hair, then you’re in luck. Dove also offer a conditioner for a dry and itchy scalp as part of their dermacare scalp series. It will help smooth you your frizzy hair as well as provide volume and shine.

The Dove dermacare scalp series also showcases another great product: invigorating mint 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner which has an excellent combination of shampoo and conditioner.

 

Pros
  • Targets both dandruff and dry scalp

  • Established brand name

  • Affordable

  • Mild indulging scented

  • Ph balanced formula

Cons
  • Contains sulfates and parabens

Final Verdict:  

Unless you are looking for a sulfate-free and paraben-free product, or a 100% natural product, the Dove dermacare scalp series does fulfill all the basic requirements to address a dry and itchy scalp issue. Their shampoos and conditioners are all very well priced.

Dove is a trusted brand in skincare products and the Dove dermacare shampoo is definitely a good addition to their line of products that consumers, and especially Dove loyalists, can benefit from.


7. Lipogaine Hair Rejuvenating Big 5 Shampoo

The “Big 5” in Lipogaine’s Rejuvenating Shampoo refers to five ingredients known to help stop hair loss while help to generate hair growth. That’s the good news.The even better news is that this best-selling shampoo gets the job done.

You’ve probably heard of Lipogaine; if not it’s worth checking out their Big 5 shampoo, as well as their Big 3, which we’ll review in a bit.The Big 5 is a somewhat newer addition to the Lipogaine line and certainly as popular as the Big 3.

Key Features:

Lipogaine Hair Rejuvenating Big 5 Shampoo

The main difference between the two is that the Big 5 adds two primary ingredients to its list that features biotin, caffeine, argan oil, castor oil, and saw palmetto.

We write a lot about biotin, caffeine, argan oil and saw palmetto in this article; castor oil not as much, but it’s another powerful ingredient in the fight against hair loss.

Castor oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that prevent scalp infections that harm hair follicles, while also fighting dandruff.

Lipogaine Big 5 also includes rosemary oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, green tea extract, cedarwood oil, and more. Its all-natural ingredients block DHT (high DHT levels cause excessive hair loss and even baldness) and greatly reduce shedding.

The Big 5 formula also increases blood flow to the scalp which helps stimulate new hair follicles.

Research shows that saw palmetto, for instance, is an excellent DHT blocker that treats male pattern baldness by promoting the growth of new hair follicles.

While Lipogaine is strong enough to take on DHT and the other causes of hair loss, it’s gentle enough for men and women with sensitive skin, as well as for folks with color-treated hair.

Pros
  • Lipogaine Big 5 contains castor oil, which has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that help treat hair loss.

  • Its effective in treating all forms of hair loss, including alopecia and age-related loss.

  • Blend of all-natural ingredients is gentle on hair and excellent for people of all hair types.

Cons
  • It may dry out your hair if not used with a conditioner.

Final Verdict:

One of the advantages of buying a product like Lipogaine 5 – or any of the biotin shampoos listed here – is that they contain ingredients that have a fairly high price tag when purchased separately.

Lipogaine’s Big 5 has a lot of research and satisfied customers that vouch for its effectiveness in fighting hair loss. It features a gentle, natural formula that helps keep your hair and scalp healthy.


8. Mill Creek Botanicals Shampoo Aloe Vera, 16 Fluid Ounce

The Mill Creek Botanicals Shampoo contains biotin, but also aloe vera – an ingredient found in a wide range of products for hair and skin care. If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve probably used it to soothe burns; the stuff works.

It has a lot of benefits for hair, however, because of several nutrients that keep hair healthy while also treating thinning hair.

Key features:

Mill Creek Botanicals Shampoo Aloe Vera, 16 Fluid Ounce

An aloe plant extract contains vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as many amino acids and helps the Mill Creek Botanicals’ product among the best vitamin shampoos.

More specifically, aloe vera’s chemical makeup closely resembles that of keratin, a protein that strengthens hair while also reducing breakage and frizziness that many people experience.

Aloe vera also contains enzymes which help heal the scalp, and a healthy scalp is one in which hair follicles can thrive.

Mill Creek’s Botanical Shampoo contains aloe vera, biotin, and keratin, as well as peppermint and jojoba oils.

There’s also argan oil, an excellent moisturizer, while you won’t find sulfates, alcohol, or parabens on Mill Creek’s list of ingredients. That makes it safe for use on all hair types and color-treated hair.

Replenish moisture and soothe your scalp with the natural healing abilities of the desert succulent Aloe Vera.

Exclusive blend of Aloe Vera, Argan Oil, and Vitamin E fights against dried out follicles to restore your natural shine and moisture balance.

This mild formula also softens and protects your hair for outstanding results that you will see and feel all day long.

Pros
  • Contains biotin, aloe vera, and keratin – all of which aid hair health and help to reduce hair loss.

  • Peppermint oil gives it a tingly feeling on the scalp, which many users love.

  • Gentle formula is good for all hair types and color and chemical-treated hair.

Cons
  • Some reviewers say the dispenser doesn’t always work correctly.

Final Verdict:

The Mill Creek Botanicals shampoo combines many ingredients into one package that helps strengthen hair while reducing hair loss.


9. Ultrax Labs Hair Surge Shampoo 

Ultrax Labs has a nice line of hair growth and hair loss products. Not all of them contain biotin, although their Hair Plush Serum does and, in conjunction with Ultrax Labs’ Hair Surge Shampoo, provides a sure-fire method for fighting hair loss.

Both the Hair Surge and Hair Plush contain caffeine – which studies show helps to thicken hair while also stimulating hair growth.

Key Features:

Ultrax Labs Hair Surge Shampoo 

Caffeine works its magic by increasing blood circulation to the affected area, which means more nutrients get delivered. And more nutrients means more growth.

Caffeine also helps extend the lifespan of hair follicles which means less hair loss.

You may have heard of Hair Surge – it’s regarded among the best hair growth stimulation shampoos on the market and has a long list of awards and accolades to back it.

Ultrax Labs markets Hair Surge as a “revolutionary” shampoo and it’s hard to argue with them, at least after you read reviews of hair care experts and satisfied customers.

Its caffeinated compounds integrate with essential oils while Ultra Labs’ formulas work as a complete delivery system which ensures that the right nutrients reach your hair follicle.

The Ultrax Labs Hair Plush Serum includes niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3. Like caffeine, niacinamide helps increase blood circulation while also nourishing the scalp and hair follicles.

In turn, it can lead to a reduction in hair loss while stimulating hair growth. B3 is a vitamin that many people may lack in their everyday diet.

The Hair Plush Serum also contains hydrolyzed keratin that coats hair follicles while strengthening them. Keratin helps to protect hair from harsh chemicals and the elements, such as weather extremes.

Keep in mind that Ultra Labs Hair Plush isn’t a shampoo, but rather a serum that you leave in your hair after you apply it. You should use Hair Plush in conjunction with Hair Surge to get maximum results.

Unlike some hair serums, Ultra Labs Hair Plush has more of a gel-like appearance and texture. But it’s not sticky or overly greasy and won’t leave your hair with an unnatural shine.

You can squirt it directly onto the scalp – Ultra Labs advises users to apply a “generous” amount – although it may be easier to squeeze some onto your fingertips and apply it that way.

 

Pros
  • It offers the one-two punch of caffeine and biotin to stimulate hair follicles while increasing blood circulation to the scalp.

  • Unique delivery system means that the right ingredients get to your hair follicles when needed.

  • Peppermint oil found in the Hair Plush Serum creates a cooling sensation on your scalp that feels good throughout the day.

Cons
  • It doesn’t come with specific instructions regarding how much you should apply with each use.

Final Verdict:

Ultrax Labs Hair Surge and Hair Plush are great products for aiding hair growth while helping to reduce hair loss. Using the two in conjunction will help you achieve maximum results.


10.  Revita High-Performance Hair-Stimulating Shampoo

DS Labs is all about innovation and technology but it’s also big on results. Their Revita High-Performance hair-stimulating shampoo helped 90% of participants of one study to experience a decrease in hair loss.

Meanwhile, 85% of participants in the same study had an improvement in the overall appearance of their hair. It’s hard to argue with those kinds of results. And there’s plenty of reasons why the High-Performance Hair-Stimulating Shampoo works.

Key Features:

Revita High-Performance Hair-Stimulating Shampoo

For one, DS Labs has a unique Nanosome delivery system that helps set it apart from other hair growth shampoos.

The Nanosome system works, in short, by releasing the active ingredients found in Revita’s products in a more gradual, programmed manner. It also allows the ingredients to penetrate the skin to the desired depth.

Many other companies feature liposomes, not Nanosomes, in their products but DS says using Nanosomes allows for a higher concentration and more efficient use of ingredients.

The Revita High-Performance Hair-Stimulating Shampoo gently cleanses hair while stimulating the scalp to help strengthen it.

Once dirt and other impurities are removed from the hair, the delivery system takes over to make sure key ingredients fortify and add density to hair strands.

Of course, biotin is a key ingredient in the Revita shampoo, which also includes ketoconazole and caffeine – other key dihydrotestosterone blockers.

Other important ingredients include vitamin B2, an antioxidant, and key amino acids that aid the structural function and elasticity of hair follicles.

What it doesn’t include are harsh chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate, a detergent found in many shampoos that causes dryness, irritation, and may even exacerbate hair loss.

It’s also hypoallergenic and suitable for all hair types.

DS Labs do not just focus on shampoo when it comes to hair stimulation.

Within their Revita range, they have also created a Hair-Stimulating Conditioner and Hair Revitalization Tablets, which complement the shampoo and can enhance results.

 

Pros
  • It’s an excellent shampoo for men and women concerned about hair loss, thinning hair, or male and female pattern baldness.

  • Nanosome delivery system ensures that the right amount of ingredients absorb into the skin at the right time.

  • It doesn’t include harmful chemicals that irritate the skin or may even lead to hair loss.

Cons
  • Results may take time.

Final Verdict:

DS Labs’ Revita shampoo sets a high standard and we think it’s the best biotin shampoo for hair growth. Anyone with any type of hair, whether thinning or normal, can use Revita shampoo to care for delicate hair follicles, combat the effects of aging, prevent hair loss, and achieve a fuller hair.


11. Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo

Avalon Organics prides itself on making effective formulas through their intense study of botanicals along with modern scientific thinking. It was through this unique intersection of nature and science that so many great products were born.

Formulated with a carefully balanced blend of biotin, saw palmetta, quinoa protein and vitamin E, this shampoo works in harmony to help build body in fine, thinning hair, cleanse and nourish hair from root to tip.

Key Features:

Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo

From aloe vera to saw palmetto, this rich combo of ingredients has everything to build thickness in a thinning hair line. As mentioned earlier, saw palmetto is one of the few natural ingredients that has been found to increase hair growth.

When you combine saw palmetto with plant protein and vitamin E, you should expect thickness and strength along the entire hair shaft.

When it comes to governing the beauty industry, the government provides very little oversight and leaves the brands to self-disclose however much they want about their products. Naturally, this can cause some distrust, especially when it comes to the hair loss market.

To help quell any concerns on quality control, you will be happy to learn that this biotin shampoo carries an NSF/ANSI 305 certification. What does this mean? What you see on the ingredient list is accurate. Furthermore, those disclosed as organic, are organic. It’s an added bit of quality control that we were happy to see.

While the reasons you are likely buying a shampoo doesn’t have to do with the ingredients and quality control, the important stuff will be the results (or any signs of improvement when it comes to hair loss).

We are pleased to share that the results have been positive with both men and women. When used regularly, this shampoo will help to strengthen hair strands while also building volume. Furthermore, all the conditioning agents within this shampoo will help to prevent frizz and provide softness from root to tip.

 

Pros
  • Lightweight formula won’t cause build-up

  • Absent of synthetic fragrance

  • Prevents dryness through moisturizers

Cons
  • No travel or gym size options

  • Some reviews were mixed

Final Verdict:

When it comes to natural shampoos, we give this one of our highest recommendations. The certification of ingredients along with the rich mixture of proven ingredients make this one worth trying if you are in search of a natural option.


12. Pure Biology Premium Hair Growth Shampoo

Designed to stimulate hair growth and to prevent breakage, this shampoo by Pure Biology is perfect for those looking to not only strengthen existing hairs but to slow down hair loss by blocking DHT.

In addition to these key properties, this shampoo is rich in a keratin complex (Amino Kera NPNF Keratin) that helps to revive damaged hair as well. Best for Men who want to fight their genetics with a natural DHT blocking and biotin shampoo for hair growth.

Key Features:

Pure Biology Premium Hair Growth Shampoo

Many men try to avoid minoxidil due to the application and common side effects (i.e. heart palpitations). In this bottle, you will find Procapil, A natural alternative to minoxidil that helps to increase blood flow and target both follicle aging and atrophy.

While the claims seem promising, we only found one study on the NIH website that says that the evidence still has yet to be proven when it comes to procapil. Be that as it may, if you are trying to avoid minoxidil and are looking for other options, then this can be worth giving a try.

Unfortunately, so many shampoos are made in faraway countries halfway around the world. The problem with this is that quality controls are often lax which can lead to mismeasured ingredients and inconsistent results.

Therefore, when a grooming product is made in the USA, it not only sets itself apart from so many others but also brings with it naturally better quality control and shorter shipping times.

Therefore, for those who want added peace of mind (and to support your local economy), you will be happy to find that this shampoo is made in the USA. To make the deal even sweeter, Pure Biology makes this shampoo in an FDA Registered Facility.

Pure Biology offers a biotin hair growth shampoo and conditioner for a natural set of hair loss products for men and women. The ultimate dht blocking shampoo, Saw Palmetto and Green Tea help block dht for a thicker fuller hair shampoo and promote regrowth of your natural hair.

 

Pros
  • DHT Blocker shampoo that has seen great results among men

  • Prevents moisture loss by way of rich natural ingredients

  • A great alternative to chemical-based shampoos

Cons
  • Expensive to purchase

Final Verdict:

Designed to reduce hair thinning and complete loss, this DHT blocking shampoo coupled with a natural alternative to minoxidil makes it a great shampoo to check out. While it is a bit on the expensive side, with regular use, you should see both hydration and volume make your hair look fuller and softer.


13. R+CO DALLAS Thickening Biotin Shampoo for Hair Thickening

Sold in high-end hair studios across the country, R+Co is a premium shampoo brand that delivers salon-quality results. If you want to get the absolute best biotin shampoo and don’t mind spending a premium doing so, then it won’t get any better than this shampoo.

Anyone looking for a quality shampoo with biotin that will help slow hair loss and spur hair growth. Here’s why we think this is a top-notch shampoo to incorporate into your hair care routine.

Key Features:

R+CO DALLAS Thickening Biotin Shampoo for Hair Thickening

Men who are looking to build volume in their thinning hairline will love all the volumizing ingredients added to this bottle. Containing a variety of extracts and vitamins including biotin, pro-vitamin B5, saw palmetto, coconut oil, and loquat fruit extract, you have a natural solution that gradually adds volume with continued use.

While the volumizing properties are the main reason you would buy this shampoo, also worth noting is the cleansing properties.

By gently lifting dirt and oils away from your scalp, it does a great job of nourishing the scalp while also reducing your chance of inflammation or dandruff thanks to the gentle formula.

While building volume is great for naturally thin hair, the inclusion of pro-vitamin B5 and saw palmetto (sereona repens) should help in accelerating hair growth. As covered in a recent study on the NIH website, sereona repens was found to promote hair growth and regeneration

For those men who are wary of buying a mass-produced shampoo as they are often full of colorants, tested on animals, etc., you will be happy to learn that the R+Co bucks the trend here.

This Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo is paraben-free, cruelty-free, and petroleum oil-free. Furthermore, for those men with severe allergies, this shampoo is gluten-free and vegan.

If you want salon-quality hair every day, then expect to pay a premium. While most products are priced at about $10 an 8.5oz bottle, this commands double that.

Pros
  • Barbershop quality results in a potent formula

  • Absent of any preservatives

  • Users loved the natural fragrances

Cons
  • Expensive choice

Final Verdict:

R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo is a trusted brand recommended by barbers and stylists across the country. Relying on an effective blend of ingredients will help to build volume for just about anyone. Although the high cost is something to keep in mind if you use heavily.


14. Maple Holistics Biotin Shampoo

If you have a thinning hairline and are looking to bulk or thicken your hair strands, then this biotin shampoo by Maple Holistics can be a great fit for you. Men who want a mostly natural formula that will work to strengthen hair and reduce dandruff.

Hair thickening shampoo and conditioner for thinning hair B vitamins and botanical oils provide deep hydration reverse hair loss and improve scalp circulation and hair volume for long thick hair.

Key Features:

Maple Holistics Biotin Shampoo

Relying on a blend of natural ingredients including coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, evening primrose oil, keratin, and of course, biotin, this formula is the perfect combination for those looking for a nearly all-natural solution (96% of the formula contains these ingredients), that doesn’t rely on harsh and irritating chemicals.

What we liked about this shampoo is that Maple Holistics stands by their product. While the results shared by other men have been convincing, should you not experience the same, you can get a full refund on your purchase.

Men who are experiencing dandruff with their current shampoo will be happy to learn that this shampoo has not only been formulated for hair growth but also dandruff control as well. They can achieve this through the inclusion of tea tree oil which is a natural anti-fungal.

While a travel-friendly size isn’t currently produced, Maple Holistics sells this shampoo in 8oz and 16oz sizes. So if you want to just give this shampoo a test-drive, opt for the smaller size.

This set is sulfate free paraben free and cruelty free. Hypoallergenic made in the USA with nutrient rich natural ingredients and hair growth vitamins. Safe for color treated hair and sensitive skin

Deep conditioning hair treatment with nourishing Shea Argan Oil Phytokeratin Jojoba Oil Tea Tree Oil Coconut Oil Evening Primrose Collagen Aloe Vera Hibiscus Green Tea Zinc and B complex hair vitamins

 

Pros
  • Nearly all-natural solution to thicken and volumize hair

  • The money-back-guarantee provides peace of mind

  • Consumer reviews have been largely positive

Cons
  • For a shampoo, it’s a bit pricey

Final Verdict:

The bottom line is that this formula targets and washes away scalp and hair impurities with a targeted and natural solution. Available in two sizes and backed by a money-back guarantee makes it a perfect product to test and likely fall in love with.


15. JASON Natural Dandruff Relief Shampoo

JASON are one of the admirable shampoo manufacturers who are committed to producing produces for people like us, with sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff or other skin complaints. For that I applaud them.

JASON provides products for those of us with eczema, psoriasis, dandruff and other sensitive skin conditions. This Dandruff Relief Shampoo will help control mild cases of dandruff whatever the cause. The lack of SLS, parabens and many other irritating additives must be commended. Which makes it incomprehensible why they have added 10 fragrances that are known contact allergens.

Key Features:

JASON Natural Dandruff Relief Shampoo

Created on Long Island by the Hain Celestial group, JASON is another product added to their lineup that relies on natural ingredients to get the job done.

Within this product, you aren’t going to find coal tar, nor will you see pyrithione zinc or essential oils, instead you will find Sulfur alongside Salicylic Acid (both at 2% concentration) that will work to keep your dandruff in check.

Now this shampoo is not for the faint of heart. While it may contain a very natural profile of ingredients, many have reported that the scent is akin to sulfur upon use.

While some men may be able to handle this, others may find it a bit too much. However, if you find yourself reaching for a hair clay or pomade, then it likely won’t be a problem as your hair product will likely mask the off-putting scent.

Scent aside, this dandruff shampoo is good for those with color treated hair.

In addition, this shampoo also doesn’t parabens, SLS, petrolatum, or coloring and phthalates.

If you are looking for a natural shampoo that’s both affordable and made in the USA, then check this one out.

Pros
  • Sulfate-free make it great if you dye your hair

  • Treats mild dandruff with FDA approved ingredients

  • Affordable

Cons
  • High reliance on natural ingredients makes it less effective

Final Verdict:

If you have color treated hair and dandruff, then this shampoo is a perfect pick. While the high reliance of natural ingredients makes it less effective compared to medicated shampoos, it still can get the job done. If you suffer mild dandruff and aren’t sensitive to fragrances the perhaps this is worth a try but, honestly, there are far far better options out there. Very disappointing.


16. American Crew Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

American Crew Anti-Dandruff + Sebum Control Shampoo is a problem-solving product. It addresses two of the top issues with men’s scalp (dry and oily) in one multi-benefit shampoo. This revolutionary scalp therapy shampoo will leave your scalp and hair refreshed, invigorated and free of dandruff while also conditioning your hair.

This shampoo helps prevent itching and flaking associated with dandruff while regulating the production of Sebum. This deeply conditioning shampoo also enhances hair strength, repairs damaged hair and adds volume.

Key Features:

American Crew Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

If you want an uncompromising salon quality shampoo that also doubles down as a dandruff deterrent, then this shampoo by American Crew is likely calling your name.

Containing the same active ingredient in the Dove Men+Care and Head & Shoulders shampoos, this product by American Crew relies on Pyrithione Zinc.

This means that the soap will perform on par with the other big brands with its antifungal fighting properties and removing dead skin cells.

What really sets this shampoo apart from the rest is that it includes a wide array of essential oils as well.

With enhanced moisturizing properties, the new and improved American Crew Daily Moisturizing Shampoo provides moisture balance while cleansing and invigorating hair and scalp. It is formulated with a blend of mild surfactants and natural extracts to clean all types of hair. It leaves a long-lasting, non-greasy moisturizing effect you can feel.

One in particular worth noting is the inclusion of Rosemary. If your scalp is oily due to the over production of sebum oil on your sebaceous glands, the rosemary included within will help to reduce production, and hopefully keep your dandruff in check.

Just don’t forget, this is a shampoo only, so be sure to pick up the conditioner alongside your purchase.

 

Pros
  • Trusted brand that makes their shampoos in the USA

  • Contains extra essential oils for added hair benefits

  • One of the best smelling shampoos as well

Cons
  • May not be as effective as other brands (but still good)

Final Verdict:

If you want to still have a great looking hair style, then this shampoo by American Crew is a perfect match. Salon quality ingredients with a touch of dandruff control make this a good for treating mild-dandruff.


17. Pattern Hydration Shampoo

“Curly hair with a wide gentle smile is the perfect combination of beauty.” The things we often find awesome doesn’t‎ mean that they are the standards of beauty. People commonly like straight hair, but you can’t imagine how cool is it, having curly hair.

But the problem is that curly hair needs some extra time and protection rather than normal ones. Thanks to Ms. Tracee Ellis Ross for introducing the answer to all your confusion about the selection of the perfect product for your damn curls.

Let’s see what pattern the product can do for you?

Key Features:

Pattern Hydration Shampoo

No matter that this product doesn’t include SLS and SLES, it will perform in-depth cleansing and lathers up your beautiful curls in a very satisfying way.

You can’t ignore or dislike its lovely sandalwood, bergamot, and jasmine scent, even if you are allergic to a fragrance.

As the manufacturing formula includes honey, aloe vera leaf juice, and coconut oil, so it will give you hydrated, moisturized, nourished, and conditioned hair after rinsing.

Doesn’t include any hair-stripping solvents and harsh material, and provides some gentle suds required to get a deep clean scalp.

A careful selection of ingredients, especially silicones, confirms to give you the best ever curls without weighing down the hair.

The bottom line?

Sometimes our wrong way to use the product leads us to unsatisfying results. Many people use Pattern Hydration without wetting their hair and eventually doesn’t find it useful. Instead by wetting hair with conditioner before shampoo gives you an astonishing shine.

 

Pros
  • Free from silicones like D4&D5

  • Hair dyes have no effect

  • Adorable fragrance

  • Perfect for volume increase

Cons
  • Most of the ingredients are wax-based

Final Verdict:

If you are a girl with curly hair and hunting for the best product to maintain your curls, you should try pattern hydration shampoo. There is a problem with too much wax but in the end, you will not find anything better than this for less breakage, high shine, and a lot of hydration.


18. Philip B Russian Amber Shampoo

Good results are always expensive, but it depends on us whether we want to save money by purchasing low quality and keep on wasting or just spend for one time. Obviously, you want to go for a second option.

Hair needs constant protection and repair, and by using cheap products, you will not only waste your money but also lose your hair good looks. Now, the Philip B Russian amber shampoo is the only way to get out of this puzzle.

Let’s see its amazing features!

Key Features:

Philip B Russian Amber Shampoo

One of the best features of Philip B is its sustainability for all types of hair. No matter, you want frizz-free hair, aligned strands, moisture, shining, and smoothness. You will find all of these in a single bottle of Philip B.

If your hair is already damaged by any other chemical just because of your neglect. Don’t worry, this shampoo with elven L-Amino acids, Wheat & Soy proteins, and protective silk will also fix those damaged ones at the cellular level and give them a brand new look.

Always keep your hair sleek because a special ingredient name Shea Butter gives a very smooth finishing touch of weightless hydration to enable them to long-lasting resilience and bouncy.

A unique type Russian-inspired blend of emollients like nettle, rosemary, grape seed, and chamomile combine together to enroot the lost hair and leave it with a sound gleam.

 

Pros
  • Powered by Panthenol to protect color

  • Leaves hair shiny, smooth, healthy-looking, and bouncy

  • Restore the damaged hair

  • Free of Paraben and phthalate

  • Lathers up exactly what you like

Cons
  • Not for daily use

Final Verdict:

Need some amazing results? Hurry up, go and check out this cool luxury shampoo, so you can give your hair new life and be comfortable. Restricted for daily use not for its functional fault, but due to its price tag, which is damn high. But overall, a great product that has the ability to turn your hair luck and gives another look to your hair doesn’t matter if you have curls or straight hair or somewhere in between.


19. Bio Renew Coconut Milk Hydrate Shampoo

How hard to feel up that whatever you are doing for looking gorgeous doesn’t make any change because your dried hair always ruined your stylish appearance. Very unacceptable. Let me help you to sort out your problem.

Every problem has a solution so here is the remedy for your destroyed hair. Bio Renew Coconut Milk Hydrated Shampoo delivers long-term moisture to your hair as its ingredients formula mostly composed of natural herbs and chemicals.

Let’s dive into its features!

Key Features:

Bio Renew Coconut Milk Hydrate Shampoo

The feature which makes this shampoo unique as compared to others is the selection of its ingredients. Mostly ingredients are naturally planted that give real botanicals. Its naturally sourced chemicals and active antioxidants keep your hair protected, purified, and hydrated all the time.

Coconut milk used in its manufacturing has a very beneficial effect on dry hair. Its 90% presence delivers tremendous moisture to lessen the damage and makes them more manageable.

You can’t stop loving it once you smell its multilayered fragrance. The vibrant coconut gives it a very distinctive scent of vanilla and white florals.

The company claims that their product is totally colorant and paraben-free, so you can use it without any hesitation of any drawback. Its pH-balanced shampoo is completely safe for color-treated hair.

No matter you are living in high-humidity, it’s one wash lathers up well and removes any kind of oil buildup. Your hair remains manageable and moisturized until the next wash.

 

Pros
  • Has a very amazing smell

  • Made up of natural ingredients

  • Coconut milk is 90% originated from a natural source

  • No paraffin and colorants

Cons
  • You may have to use any post-wash hair product on very hot or cold days

Final Verdict:

This versatile shampoo ready to give you a brand new look, no matter how bad is your hair health and condition. Apparently, its naturally oriented formula has no harmful effect but still if you notice that the only shampooing is not giving you the best results in specified weather conditions. Then lookout for any pre-wash product. But generally, it doesn’t happen and it gives you an incredible outlook only in a single wash.


20. REGENEPURE – DR Shampoo

Horror and nightmare for many of us often take shape in the form of clusters of hair, either on our hairbrushes and combs, or even worse, the bathroom floor (shudders) To be truehair fall is something that a lot of people suffer from. But again, no need to panic and break out in a sweat.

But your problem is not a problem now. Because we have a very special product produced by REGENEPURE, which will stop your hair fall even in first or two washes.

Key Features:

REGENEPURE – DR Shampoo

One of the most comprehensive hair loss shampoos that we have on our list will be the REGENEPURE – DR Shampoo, Hair, and Scalp Treatment.

Including all the right ingredients such as aloe vera (helps with thickness), saw palmetto, various natural extracts, and ketoconazole is all but guaranteed to help you grow thicker hair.

While not compromising on results, this shampoo costs only a fraction of the price of the other shampoos we rounded up.

Made by combining Exotic Brazil Nut Oil and Advanced Restore Technology, the shampoo claims to reduce hair fall thereby making hair 6 times stronger.

Formulated for weak hair to protect them against hair fall, it gives you smoother hair that detangles without any effort.

According to several reviews, men saw results of increased hair growth and density in only a few weeks.

Lastly, if you deal with dandruff, this shampoo will also help to reduce the occurrence of flakes as well.

Infused with keratin protein, this shampoo helps reduce hair fall, and reverse the damage caused by the constant use of hairdryers and irons.

 

Pros
  • Great return policy and ingredient label.

  • The price is incredibly competitive as well.

Cons
  • Not many cons here.

Final Verdict:

Looking for an ayurvedic shampoo? REGENEPURE shampoo has a blend of pure kelp, natural proteins, peppermint oil, and mint leaf extracts that cleanse hair and give it luster. If you are a man experiencing a thinning hairline, then this is one of the safest bets on our list.


Here is a Guide to Choosing the Right Shampoo for Yourself

Before you start with the buying process, you need to certain things about your hair. Walking into a market and buying some of the products with the beautiful and well-designed bottle isn’t the only way to choose your products. Keep in mind that a wrong shampoo for your hair can truly damage it or can cause your dandruff and other hair problems.

To make an informed choice, you need to know your scalp type, hair type, and the effects of environment on your hair, and a few individual cases.

What kind of Scalp do you have?

If you want to take real efforts in caring your hair, then the first step towards it is to know about your scalp type. The scalp is the soil of your hair, and with an unhealthy soil, you cannot expect any fruitful result. Right? So to get beautiful, healthy hair, you need to have a healthy scalp.

Before you consider buying any shampoo, you must know about the scalp type. You may have a dry scalp or an oily one, or it can be in-between a normal scalp. The specialty of the scalp is that it changes with the change in the season. In the winter it tends to be on the dry side and in the humid summer or rainy season, it’ll turn oily, which is the reason you can not use the same shampoo throughout the year. Well! This is the most common mistake that people usually do, and as a result hair loss, dandruff and damages occur.

Types of Scalp:

Normal Scalp:

Lucky are those who are born with a normal scalp. To ensure you have a normal scalp you need to check the scalp condition with the change in season. With the change in the scalp, you need to change your shampoo as well. A person with very dry or very oily scalp can keep using the same shampoo forever but so is not the case with people with normal scalps.

Oily Scalp:

Do you have an oily scalp? If yes, then you must not go for any moisturizing or gyrating shampoos as it will make you scalp more oily instead go for any volumizing or strengthing shampoos.

Dry Scalp:

While having dry scalp, you need to use moisturizing or hydrating shampoo to keep your scalp well hydrated. Dry scalp tends to get dandruff quickly like dead skins and hence it is necessary to keep the scalp well moisturized.

Determine Your Hair’s Needs

To choose the right hair products, you must first determine what your hair needs to grow and remain healthy. Knowing what you need ensures that you find a shampoo that will provide you with your desired results. If you have thin or thinning hair, this will likely mean thicker, stronger, and more voluminous hair. Think about what you want your hair to look like so you can find a shampoo that will help you achieve that goal.

Hair Quality

A different set of shampoos are manufactured to meet the requirements of different hair quality. You need to understand the need for your hair before buying one. Dry hair needs moisturizing shampoos, oily hair needs cleansing shampoos that have sulfates however they are not recommended for regular use and thin hair needs extra care thus using mild shampoos or best hair fall shampoos.

Acidity- The pH Level

The scalp has a pH level that is higher than the rest of hair. In case your shampoo has a different pH level, it can make hair follicles brittle thus resulting in hair thinning and making them dull. Shampoos for dry hair must have a low pH level that will moisturize your hair. Avoid using high concentrate of sulphates in your shampoo unless they have moisturizing agents to avoid hair damage.

Ideal pH level of scalp and hair is around 5.5.You should use a shampoo that has the same numbers around 5.5 to avoid any pH misbalance of the scalp and hair. Lower pH balance is great for hair. It results in shinier, smoother and with less flyaway making your hair manageable. Whereas, high pH level can make cuticles weak. This makes the hair look dull and damaged and its harder to manage.

You can use pH strips to know the level of acidity in the shampoo. PH level strips are easy to use and easily available at any drug store. You just need to pour a sample of your shampoo and wait for the results until the color changes.

Hair Damage

Not every shampoo delivers the same results. Choose a shampoo that helps repair your hair. If you are experiencing dandruff, it’s good to use best dandruff shampoos as these products have properties that help cleanse the scalp and stop dandruff from occurring. Or if you have colored hair; use a shampoo that protects and keeps your hair color intact without damaging or drying it

What Is Your Hair Type?

Like skin, hair can be divided into a broad range of three categories such as the thin hair, medium thick hair, and thick hair. If you fall under any of this above category, then get ready to spend few extra money as you need to buy more than one particular shampoo.

Thin hair:

Do you have thin hair? If yes, then you need to use volume adding Women’s Shampoos, as it will provide you with a little amount of volume to your hair. If you have thin hair combined with normal to oily scalp, go ahead and pick out with confidence the shampoo that reads strengthening, volume adding or balancing. In case you happen to have the combination of thin hair with a dry scalp, another moisturizing shampoo with the shampoo that adds volume to your hair, as you have to take care of your scalp and your hair with two different products.

Medium hair:

Medium hair is what most people desire as it is the easiest to maintain. It’s always best to focus on your hair’s explicit needs, but products that are for all hair types can be good for people with medium, healthy hair. Your first concern should be discovering a formula that feeds, smooths and detangles your hair. A pure moisturizing shampoo is always a right choice.

Thick hair:

Thick hair can be a handful and quite a project to manage. Shampoos that are hydrating and add moisture to the hair are best suited for thick hair. If your scalp is dry to normal with thick hair, moisturizing shampoo is for you, but if you have an oily scalp with thick hair, you should alternate with the shampoo that is moisturizing and shampoo that is strengthening or balancing.

Read Product Labels

You should also consider the ingredients used to make the hair product. Though this is important for everyone, it is even more crucial for those with sensitive skin or allergies. Certain components are more likely to cause adverse reactions than others. The last thing you want is for your new shampoo to cause even more hair thinning or any skin irritation. Before purchasing a product, read the label, and look out for any potential allergens. Some common ingredients that may cause irritation include sulfates, alcohol, parabens, and propylene glycol. Even natural ingredients can trigger a reaction if you are allergic to them.

When reading the label, look for ingredients like glycerin, egg proteins, and others with moisturizing effects that prompt healthy hair growth. Antioxidants like vitamin E and ginseng nurture the roots of the hair and encourage growth, which makes them other great ingredients to look out for. Other additions that can help thicken hair include biotin, amino acids, and oils like peppermint and menthol.

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