10 Best Shampoos for Female Hair Loss & One Success Story

by Lauren Gilmore
[ Hair Stylist and Educator ]

Do you suffer from hair loss?

Don’t worry you’re not alone.

Hair loss is a very common issue; however, it can be a very sensitive subject, and can be quite embarrassing for some women.

Did you know that more than 50% of women suffer from some form of hair loss?

We naturally lose between 50-100 hairs per day! If you are worried about hair loss the best thing to do would be to seek advice from your GP or trichologist.

There are many reasons as to why hair loss occurs...

  • Hereditary
  • Hormonal
  • Stress
  • Medication
  • Hairstyles that pull on the scalp
  • Illness
  • Scalp infections
  • Damage to the hair

Some of the above reasons can be treated, some will resolve on their own and unfortunately some hair loss conditions are permanent.

As a hair stylist this is a definite worry amongst clients, the most common cause of hair loss I experience is caused by stress and/or medication, this is called Telogen Effluvium.

This can take 3 months to come out in your hair, so you will generally find that you will start shedding more than normal 3 months after the stress event, change in medication or any new medication.

However, don’t worry this will generally resolve on its own.

Alopecia Areata: This is another common cause of hair loss that I see, however this one can be permanent. It is caused by the immune system attacking the hair follicles that are in their growth stage, resulting in hair loss patches.

It is best to seek advice from your GP for this.

Androgenetic Alopecia: This is where the hair thins at the top, hairline and around the front, this is generally genetic. This type of hair loss is gradual and can be prevented with different treatments. 

There are a few shampoos on the market that will help prevent hair loss to some extent, however there are currently no products on the market that will resolve the problem.

Here are 4 of my favorite shampoos that can help with hair loss.

1. Kerastase Genesis​

This range is specifically for women with hair loss, it is designed to fortifynourish and strengthen the hair fibres, helping to reduce hair loss.

Other benefits from the shampoo include:

  • Making the hair easy to detangle.
  • Removes oil from the hair.
  • Removes pollution from the hair.

This range is great and as a hair stylist I have seen some truly amazing results from this range after just a few weeks of using it.

The range also includes a conditioner, thermique (heat protector, and a serum which are definitely worth investing in.

2. Kerastase Bain Prevention​

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Although still in the Kerastase range this shampoo is designed to help prevent hair loss occurring and to thicken the hair follicle.

Benefits include:

  • It has stimulating properties.
  • Texturizes the hair follicle.
  • Normalises any scalp imbalances.

This shampoo is good for everyday use.

3. Olaplex​

The Olaplex range is designed to prevent hair loss caused by breakage, this shampoo has become very popular in the hair industry.

The benefits of this shampoo are:

  • Repairs damage.
  • Strengthens the cuticle.
  • Leaves the hair easier to manage.

I 100% recommend this shampoo to achieve healthier hair.

4. Loreal Serioxyl ​

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This shampoo is part of a complete range to help densify the hair. It is designed to help the hair feel denser long term.

The great thing about this shampoo is that it works well for sensitive scalps, and they have a range specifically for coloured hair.


The Denser Serum is applied daily for the course of 3 months, it is then stopped for 3 months and then started again.

It can take a few months to see the difference with these products.

I had a client about 4 years ago that suffered with alopecia on and off over the years, she used these hair growth products for around 9 months.

After around 2 months we started to see the hair growing back, and after the full 9 months her hair had completely grown back.

Up until this day the alopecia hasn’t returned, which is amazing!

Here Are Some of The Other Hair Loss Shampoos on The Market:

Biotin and Rosemary Shampoo for Thinning Hair - Sulfate Free Biotin Shampoo for Men with Hair Thickening Essential Oils - Deep Cleansing Volumizing Shampoo for Thin Hair with Zinc and Tea Tree Oil

Biotin Shampoo for Men and Women - Sulfate Free Volume Shampoo

ThickTails Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner - (2-Pack) For Women With Thinning Hair Breakage Due to Menopause, Stress, Postpartum Recovery. Anti Hair Loss Thickening Regrowth Treatment. DHT Blocker Shampoo + Conditioner

ThickTails Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner -  For Women With Thinning Hair Breakage

Ultrax Labs Hair Growth Shampoo for Thinning Hair and Hair Loss, Hair Thickening Shampoo, Hair Growth for Women and Men - Hair Surge 8 oz 8 Fl Oz (Pack of 1) - Shampoo

Ultrax Labs Hair Surge | Caffeine Hair Loss Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo

Kerastase Bain Chronologiste Regenerant Shampoo 8.5 oz

Kerastase Bain Chronologiste Regenerant Shampoo

Biolage Advanced Full Density Thickening Shampoo |Removes Impurities For Thicker, Fuller-Looking Hair | For Thin Hair | Paraben-Free | Vegan 13.5 Fl Oz (Pack of 1) Shampoo

BIOLAGE Advanced Full Density Thickening Shampoo

Biotin Conditioner for Fine Hair Care | Volumizing Conditioner for Men and Women with Coconut Argan and Rosemary Oil for Hair Treatment | Moisturizing Conditioner for Dry Hair and Thinning Hair Volume

Pure Biology Hair Growth Stimulating Conditioner

Hair loss shampoos are only designed to help either prevent hair loss, stimulate hair growth or to thicken the hair that is on the scalp.

Also read - best hair volumizing shampoosbest shampoo dry hair men

Unfortunately, there are no products out there that can fix hair loss issues such as some forms of alopecia.

With any of these shampoos always remember hair growth can be a slow process and can differ between people, be patient, it may take a few months to see results.

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