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15 Over The Counter Hair Loss Products

Updated on December 3, 2012

Hair loss is a common problem that is often experienced by both men and women and can be caused by a number of different things including poor diet and genetics.

Whether you are currently experiencing hair loss, or are worried about future hair loss you may be wondering what you can do about this problem.

Fortunately, there are a variety of supplements, shampoos, and products available on the market today that are effective at preventing, treating and reversing hair loss in both men and women.

Below you will find information on the top 15 hair loss products and natural supplements that are available for sale over the counter.

1) Vitamin D Supplements

Hair loss is typically associated with a hormone imbalance or a genetic disorder.

Vitamin D in a hormone and can therefore be naturally effective at helping the hair to grow if the thinning or hair loss is due to a hormone inbalance.

Consuming daily vitamin D nutritional supplements is an excellent way to avoid a deficit of this crucial supplement that can efficiently avoid hair loss from taking place. The suggested amount of vitamin D supplements to take is between 400 IU and 4000 IU a day.

2) Tricomin

This over the counter hair growth product uses copper peptides to stimulate hair growth, and has shown excellent success rates.

They offer a conditioning spray, shampoo and conditioner that are designed to work together to aid in hair growth while preventing future hair loss.

This product works by shortening the resting phase of each hair follicle which causes more hair follicles to become active allowing each follicle to naturally generate new hair growth.

3) Lysine Supplements (Found in this Herbal DHT Blocker)

Lysine is naturally occurring and is commonly found in meat, eggs and other protein rich foods.

Our hair is mostly comprised of proteins and thus increased amounts of amino acid lysine consumption will help improve the healthiness of the hair and effectively protect against the loss of hair by keeping your hair strong and healthy.

The suggested amount of Lysine supplements to take is between 500 IU and 1000 IU daily for best results.

4) Minoxidil (Rogaine)

Minoxidil is the only hair loss treatment that is approved by the FDA for generating new hair growth.

There are different types of Rogaine on the market that are suggested for use by both men and women. The concentration of the minoxidil in the product varies between 2% and 5% depending on the product purchased.

This product comes in a convenient mousse form as well as a topical lotion for easy application. It is important to apply this product only to the areas where hair growth is wanted because it can sometimes cause unwanted hair growth in areas such as the neck or face if accidentally applied to these areas.

This product is intended to promote hair growth and prevent future hair loss.

5) Vitamin E Supplements

Inadequate blood circulation is frequently related to the loss of hair mainly because weak blood circulation can stop new regrowth from taking place.

Vitamin E is proven to be great for your skin; however it is also good for the growth of hair because it revitalizes the scalp as a result of its antioxidant properties. It assists to grow hair by improving the amount of much needed oxygen made available to the scalp as a result of a boost in blood circulation.

The recommended amount of vitamin E supplements to take is 400 IU daily. There are both oral and topical vitamin E supplements available to aid in hair regrowth.

6) Nioxin

This hair loss product works slightly differently than the other over the counter options.

It is sold in a three part system that is designed to increase the density of each hair strand making existing hair look fuller and thicker therefore diminishing the signs of hair loss.

They have a range of products to meet the different needs of both men and women. This product is able to be used on processed and color treated hair as well and is intended to keep the scalp healthy, the hair follicles clean and the hair strands thicker by working from the inside out.

7) Fish Oil

Fish-oil is made up of substantial amounts of necessary protein, iron and essential fatty acids. Iron can help to provide much needed oxygen to the red blood cells of your body to support function in recreating new cells, and protein enables the body to construct and restore your hair.

Essential fatty acids produce hormones necessary for healthy hair follicles to develop. Omega-3 fatty acids will increase these hormones within the body helping to generate a more voluminous head of hair. These essential fatty acids aren't naturally made by our bodies and have to be consumed as a result of a healthy diet plan.

Fatty acid deficiency will initially trigger excessively dry skin leading to thin, dry lifeless hair. You can purchase a fish oil supplement in a liquid or liquid gel in the vitamin section of most pharmacies.

8) Revivogen

This hair loss product uses an all-natural ingredient list that helps to prevent future hair loss and promote hair regrowth.

It works by interacting with the cells in a way that prevents testosterone from entering hair follicles leading to production of DHT which is scientifically known to contribute to genetic hair loss.

This product blocks the androgen receptors responsible for this type of genetic hair loss and has been proven to be quite successful for preventing genetic hair loss.

9) Proper Diet

A proper diet is a natural way that hair loss can be prevented and treated.

Food allergies can contribute to hair loss and therefore should be avoided if sensitivity to a particular food or food group such as diary is known. Consume foods that are high in antioxidants and avoid refined foods whenever possible.

Choose lean meats over red meat and minimize the amount of Trans fats consumed. Avoid caffeinated beverages and make sure that the recommended amount of 8 glasses of water is consumed daily. Hair loss can also happen because of insufficient amounts of B vitamins such as biotin, inositol, folic acid and vitamins B6, B5 and B3.

Necessary amino acids are thought to manage the thinning and thickening of hair in numerous studies and need to be part of a diet plan that stimulates hair regrowth.

The loss of hair as a result of nutrient-deficient condition can be corrected with the right diet which includes adequate levels of all essential vitamins and minerals.

10) Nizoral

This over the counter product contains ketoconazole which is used to prevent and treat fungal infections of the skin and is known to work well in patients experiencing hair loss due to chemotherapy or auto immune disorder.

It works by blocking the androgen receptors that cause the hair follicles to shrink which can slow down or reverse hair loss. Although t is marketed as an ant-dandruff shampoo it is alternately used to treat hair loss as well using its anti-fungal properties.

11) Iron Supplements

Studies have shown that a deficiency in iron can lead to hair loss or at least prohibit hair regrowth from occurring.

Adding an iron supplement to any existing hair loss treatment is a great way to improve the chances of hair regrowth products working successfully. Studies have shown that improved results of particpants taking iron levels were noted. It is recommended that a physician be consulted before beginning an iron supplement routine.

High levels of iron in the body can be very dangerous so it is important to take these supplements under the care of a physician.

12) ThymuSkin

This over the counter hair loss shampoo is recommended for both women and men for halting and preventing hair loss.

It works by using small thymus peptides to easily penetrate each individual hair follicle to effectiveness cleanse the follicle and remove any build up oil or other waste that may be preventing new hair growth allowing the natural hair growth process to occur.

This product is proven effective at decreasing future hair loss due to a number of different medical conditions as well, making this a great hair loss product for preventing and treating hair loss.

13) Revita

Revita is an all-natural hair loss shampoo that effectively reduces hair loss without the use of harsh chemicals that are commonly used in many other commercial hair loss treatment shampoos.

It works by using a combination of different ingredients that are known to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth such as; caffeine, copper peptides, taurine, Emu oil, Spin traps and any others in order to create an effective hair growth formula that is all natural.

Due to its all-natural ingredient list, it is also side effect free making it a safe alternative to chemical agents.

14) Nisim

This hair loss product comes in a variety of forms such as shampoo, conditioner, natural extracts and complete kits that include all of their products in one convenient kit.

Their newest product is called F.A.S.T and is marketed towards new hair growth. They offer a money back guarantee as well as guaranteed results within one week making this product a popular choice for those looking for a solution to hair loss.

This is an all-natural product that has no known side effects.

15) Hair Genesis

This is an all-natural botanical based hair loss system that is marketed towards both male and female patterned baldness.

The product contains DHT blockers as its primary active ingredient. DHT is the hormone known for causing pattern baldness in both men and women when it is allowed to reach the hair follicle.

By blocking DHT from entering the hair follicle future hair loss is prevented. While this product cannot restore new hair growth it works well for preventing future hair loss.

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    • passionate77 profile image

      passionate77 4 years ago

      nice and very informative hub about hair re growth for the ppl like us who are suffering from hair fall and shedding, thanks for the info sharing, blessings dear ! i bookmarked the post.

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      Stuart 4 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      I've also heard of a really good hair loss supplement that is completely herbal with no side effects. Its made from chinese herbs and I've actually been using it for about 6 months now and I have noticed that my hair started growing thicker than it did before. I also wrote about it - https://hubpages.com/health/Herbal-Supplements-Tha...