Can DHT-Blocking shampoos help men with male pattern baldness? The good news is yes! Early research shows that DHT-blocking shampoos, and especially those containing ketoconazole, are proven to be effective in stopping hair loss and regrowing hair in men. That’s why we’ve compiled a review of top-selling and highly rated DHT-blocking shampoos.
DHT-blocking shampoos fight hair loss in men by lowering the levels of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) androgens in your body. Androgens have been shown to shrink your hair follicles, making your hair thinner and more brittle, causing it to fall out faster. This is why DHT-blocking shampoos can help you keep the hair you have and regrow new hair.
Are you, like many other men, interested in trying DHT-blocking shampoo? Then read on. We have read the research and put together an informed ranking of the best-selling products so that you will have good information on the most economically priced and most effective shampoos for you to buy and try.
How We Scored These Shampoos
Overall, products containing the medication Nizoral (also known as ketoconazole) have been scientifically proven to be the most effective. Rendensyl, Capixyl, and Procapil, (also known as RCP) showed some promise but not as much proven ability to regrow hair or stop hair loss. When shopping for DHT-blocking shampoo, in general, we recommend that you look for and select one that contains up to the maximum recommended percentage of two percent ketoconazole or a significant amount of Procapil.
Other ingredients, such as biotin, zinc, onion juice, vitamin E, saw palmetto, and other natural remedies, may also help with hair loss and hair regrowth, but the clinical research is less clear on the effectiveness. In general, however, added natural ingredients have few to no side effects and may indeed offer added value and benefit to you and your hair. We have included shampoos on our list that contain only these natural ingredients as an option for you and your decision-making. Please note that many shampoos containing ketoconazole or Procapil also contain these natural ingredients.
Because the clinical and scientific evidence is stronger for those shampoos containing ketoconazole, they receive extra points in the category of “active ingredient.” Shampoos containing RCP receive fewer points in this category, and products containing only natural ingredients without proven clinical value receive a zero in the category of “active ingredient.”
DHT Blocking Shampoos, Rated and Reviewed for 2021
|Number of Amazon Reviewers||Average Review on Amazo||Active Ingredient Ranking (Keoconazole vs. RCP)||Natural Ingredients||Price per 16 oz as||FINAL RATING|
|Hair Restoration Laboratories Professional Strength||489||4.1||5||5||28||2.35|
|Shiny Leaf DHT Blocker Shampoo||532||4.3||0||5||32||2.75|
|First Botany Cosmeceuticals Biotin Hair Loss Shampoo||468||4.2||0||5||20||1.5|
|Pura d'or Anti-Hair Thinning Shampoo||23,276||4.3||0||5||30||2.45|
|Nizoral Ketoconazole Shampoo||687||4.7||2||0||30||3.45|
|Wick and Strom Anti Hair Loss Shampoo||405||3.8||1||5||23||1.15|
|Nourish Beaute Vitamins Shampoo||3,027||4||3||5||35||2.6|
|Pure Biology Revivahair Shampoo||2909||4.3||3||5||62||3.55|
|Sent From Earth Caffeine and Saw Palmetto Ketoconazole 1%||279||4.5||2||5||45||3.9|
Are you looking for solutions to thinning hair? Try one or more of these shampoos and see if they can help you stop the loss and regrow hair. In addition, we encourage you to visit our hair loss center and consider a prescription for Propecia, or generic finasteride, which has been used safely by millions of men to regrow hair and stop the thinning on top.
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