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What Is The Deal With Anti-Thinning Hair Care Products?

With the rise in COVID-connected hair loss and thinning, there has also been an increase in the launches, promotion, sales and interest in hair care products like shampoo, conditioner and creams. Some products might be touting claims that are unreasonable but there are solutions available on the market that can help with these common struggles. Options often range from affordable at only about 5 dollars a bottle for a shampoo or conditioner, to hundreds of dollars for high-end products, however, price is not indicative of its level of effectiveness. 


Do They Work?


If you’re someone who is dealing with severe hair loss, chances are you have already tried out a variety of drug store or salon products, and you most likely know that unfortunately, only more advanced methods work for advanced late-stage hair loss. However, if you have very early-stage hair thinning and density, or lack of volume problems then haircare products may be beneficial to you. However, it should be noted that they are often good for moisturizing and nourishing the scalp as well as reducing hair fall, but they cannot significantly regrow lost hair. 




While topical products sold at stores do not lead to full regrowth of lost hair, there are still a number of benefits to using them including moisturization and deep conditioner and nourishing of the scalp. Some ingredients like caffeine can stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles which improves the health of the strains. Additionally, some products can increase density, add volume and protect hair from stressors like pollution, UV rays and heat that may cause even more damage down the line. Dry, brittle hair is more likely to break off and become damaged, so using a conditioning mask once a week is good to help with moisturizing the hair. 


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As mentioned before, while hair care products have benefits for both the health of the hair and the scalp there are limitations as to what they can actually do for hair regrowth. While some noteworthy ingredients like caffeine and collagen may be present in anti-thinning hair products there is no proof that when applied for a few minutes topically in a shampoo or conditioner that it does much for actually growing new hair where it has been lost. As a result, these types of products can be nice to use but should not be taken as a be-all and end-all when it comes to hair loss solutions. 




If you are looking for more serious, long term and permanent solutions for hair loss we recommend a hair loss treatment from CADMEN Clinic, known as PRP to help improve hair growth naturally, including filling in bald patches. PRP is Platelet-RIch Plasma, which is when your blood is extracted, and the plasma is separated from the drawn blood before being re-injected into the scalp in the needed areas. This has been proven to treat hair loss and thinning in people with early-stage hair loss when the hair follicle is still alive. In addition to this, there is mesotherapy which is a vitamin boost for the scalp that helps to boost the effects of a PRP treatment in filling in bald patches and creating a nice even head of hair.


Learn more about the professional, proven and effective hair loss solutions available for you CADMEN Clinic here. 


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