While we’re still waiting for the sort of hair loss shampoo (last seen in old-school comics) that provides an instant bouffant, there have been great strides in the development of shampoos that can help prevent the situation from worsening. And with female hair loss issues on the rise, there have been a swathe of new products that have entered the market that can help with a range of problems.

As we know, there are myriad reasons for hair loss, from genetics to stress to diet. We also know that there is no magic cure available. But it’s clear that the right shampoo can help reduce the problem. So which ones are right for you? There are two clear categories of hair loss shampoos available…

Thickening shampoos

These have been available for decades for both men and women: a product that handles your fine hair with kid gloves, whilst providing a thicker appearance. Sachajuan Thickening Shampoo deploys a blend of essential minerals and proteins to put the block on further deterioration.

If you’re looking for a less expensive, over-the-counter product, L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology is ten times cheaper and deploys filloxane – a hair-thickening ingredient that inserts itself into the hair shaft and bulks it from within, while Kérastase Densifique Bain Densite4 uses a densifying molecule called Stemoxydine to plump up fibres

Stimulating  hair loss shampoo

This type of hair loss shampoo is designed to kick-start follicles into action. Forticea Stimulating Shampoo by Rene Furterer is packed with microbeads and essential oils that aim to increase circulation around the follicles, while Nioxin System  Shampoo removes the build-up other products leave behind, helping the necessary nutrients get to the scalp and follicles without washing out essential oils. And we’ve already discussed the merits of Alpecin caffeine shampoo.

As always, we recommend you take time to research the products available and ask around on hair loss forums to find out what others have tried.