The One Shampoo You Should Start Using To Prevent Thinning Hair Before It’s Too Late

December 21, 2018 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | beauty

If you’re experiencing early signs of hair loss, such as the gradual thinning of hair on the top of your head, we have some good news today: there are interventions for thinning hair that actually work, one being as simple as switching up your shampoo. How often you wash your hair matters, too. Did you know that there’s an ideal number of times per week that someone experiencing hair loss should use shampoo? Yes, fascinating!

We’ve got the complete lowdown on how to change your shower routine NOW to slow hair loss dramatically:

Keep Bacteria At Bay

“The scalp has a rich microbiome of bacteria and fungus that helps to keep the skin in a healthy state,” trichologist Michelle Blaisure tells us.

“When we shampoo infrequently and/or use harsh chemicals, the scalp can become compromised, leading to growth of some bacteria and funguses which can lead to scalp problems and inflammation that can in turn affect hair growth and contribute to hair loss,” she warns.

Scalp Health

“The skin has immunity functions and is our first line of defense against toxins and environment aggressors and when the scalp is compromised the scalp cannot defend itself,” she explains.

So—how should you modify your routine for optimal scalp health?

Shampoo 2-3 Times Per Week

“Keeping a healthy balance of moisture and natural oils is important on your scalp just as it is on your face,” the Product and Technical Specialist with Bosley Professional Strength explains.

“I recommend shampooing at least 2-3 times a week and using products like Bosley Professional Strength BosRevive line that are designed to deliver both skin care and hair care benefits to help maintain a balanced, healthy scalp and to support healthy hair growth.”

Hair growth? Now that’s what we’re talking about!

Bosley Bos Revive Nourishing Shampoo for Visibly Thinning Non Color-Treated Hair ($39.95)

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Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at Justi[email protected]

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