If you cant find a product that will help stop your hair falling out, stimulate regrowth and keep your scalp healthy, you may have to admit defeat and choose another option.
After all, us guys are sometimes just biologically designed to lose our hair at some point (unfortunately… thanks Dad!).
I would never personally opt for any sort of surgery or medical procedure on my hair (such as transplanting) so the only route we could take is to make the most of the hair we still have left by using a hair thickening shampoo.
These products (also available for women) are designed to temporarily swell the hair strands which will give them them appearance of being thicker, which will give your hair a fuller appearance.
Note the word temporarily… this type of shampoo is not going to make amazing changes to your hair overnight - the process is only permanent until you wash your hair next and the active ingredient starts to come out.
How does hair thickening shampoo work?
Ok - here’s the science bit…
There are 2 main ways that these shampoos make your hair look fuller and thicker and they are both through the use of adding ingredients direct to your hair.
The first is protein. Our hair (and nails) are essentially made from protein, so adding this to the hair is going to be a good direct action. The protein coats the hair strands on the outside, creating a layer that makes them “plumper”. This reduces the size of the gap between the hairs, therefore making it look as if the hair is thicker.
The second ingredient that makes these shampoo’s work is Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) which helps the hair strands retain moisture. When our hair is naturally wet or has more moisture in, it always looks thicker and the Panthenol helps create this effect.
These 2 added active ingredients in the men’s hair thickening shampoo are essential, so we are not going to review any products that don’t contain them or don’t use similar ideas.
How to choose a hair thickening shampoo for men
So we already know that we need to find a shampoo that contains added protein and Vitamin B5 - but what other points are we looking out for when choosing the product for our hair?
I have written before on this website about the need to keep your shampoo and conditioner as natural as possible, so this is also one to consider. Many hair products contain a lot of man made chemicals that can cause damage in the long-term.
The scalp is a very sensitive area and will not respond well to continued attack from powerful chemicals, so buying a shampoo with natural ingredients is definitely the right way to go.
It is best to try to find a product that either also has a conditioner available or comes as a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner. It is always best to try to use the same branded products when using conditioner, otherwise you risk the added ingredients from the shampoo being washed away or reduced.
Us guys like to get a good bargain, so getting a good product at a good price is important. Luckily, it seems that the majority of the hair thickening shampoos for men are not too expensive and will not break the bank account.
However, if these products work to keep our hair looking good, sometimes the price is immaterial.
Hair thickening shampoo for men reviews.
We are now going to review the top 3 best hair thickening shampoo for men products available on Amazon. There are the usual “big name brands” for sale there too, but these are not so widely known products. I think this is a good thing as we often opt to go for the usual brands we see advertised on the TV and online.
Buying hair thickening shampoo online seems to be quite popular, but mainly because not many stores stock a wide range of products we can choose from. If you take a look the next time you are in a store, you will see that the majority of products for sale are aimed at women.