Contrary to popular belief, anyone can experience hair loss and hair thinning, though this is more common in men. Hair thinning and hair loss are also especially common as you age, although heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or medications can also be a contributing factor.
While there are no scientifically-proven ways of reversing hair loss and hair thinning, thankfully, there are tried-and-tested products in the market that can help to slow down the process and even encourage better hair growth.
Read on to see the top products you should try if you are troubled by hair loss and/or hair thinning!
1. SMiB Anti Hair Loss Coral Calcium Hair Care Premium Set
After two years of intensive research and development, Korean haircare brand SMiB is the first to incorporate high-quality coral calcium into their anti-hair loss formulas after having discovered the ingredient’s effectiveness in hair loss prevention.
Being the first scalp health solution to be powered by coral calcium (which is sourced from dead reefs as collecting live corals is strictly prohibited under international convention), the SMiB Anti Hair Loss Coral Calcium Hair Care Premium Set offers great anti-inflammatory properties to help relieve itchiness and eliminate dead skin cells.
That’s not all, the formulas are also capable of strengthening the scalp’s barrier functions and revitalising hair follicles with a cocktail of hair-loving elements such as biotin, niacinamide, and copper peptide – a powerful trio of ingredients that are commonly incorporated into anti-hair loss products.
On top cleansing and soothing your scalp with the Coral Calcium Shampoo and Treatment, the series also features the cutting-edge Plasma Scalp Massager – it’s the first of its kind to employ plasma technology to disinfect the scalp effectively, which can help prevent hair loss, enhance blood circulation, and maximise the absorption of the active marine botanical extracts in the Coral Calcium Scalp Essence when used diligently.
When used together as a comprehensive haircare system, the SMiB Anti Hair Loss Coral Calcium Hair Care Premium Set can scale down hair loss by more than 50% while significantly reducing dandruff and increasing hair’s tensile strength (the maximum stress that a hair can withstand while being stretched or pulled before breaking) after four weeks* of usage.
For more information on the SMiB Anti Hair Loss Coral Calcium Hair Care Premium Set such as price, kindly visit the SMiB e-store.
*Based on a clinical study conducted by P&K Skin Research Centre in Seoul, Korea on a total of 46 female participants aged between 18 and 65 years old who went through a four-week testing period using the SMiB Anti Hair Loss Coral Calcium Hair Care Premium Set.
2. DrGL Cleanser Hair (Anti-Hairloss)
Get to the root of your hair problem with this shampoo that is said to be a godsend for those struggling to keep their luscious locks.
Infused with hair-strengthening peptides, powerful growth factors, and nourishing vitamins, DrGL Cleanser Hair (Anti-Hairloss) not only treats and protects strands right down to the roots but also stimulates regrowth and promotes blood circulation.
The anti-inflammatory properties of Thuja Orientalis Seed Extract which helps to ensure scalp health, coupled with the scalp strengthening properties of Copper Tripeptide 1, make for a ground-breaking shampoo that has won nothing but praise from consumers.
3. Sachajuan Thickening Shampoo
Hailing from a top salon in Stockholm, Sachajuan Thickening Shampoo can help to bring thin and lifeless locks back to life. It is enriched with the brand’s signature ‘Ocean Silk Technology’ and a cocktail of nourishing algae extracts, to replenish and fortify depleted strands.
The sulphate-free shampoo eliminates build-up and maximises volume without stripping necessary oils from your scalp or damaging your mane with unnecessary chemicals, so you can rest easy knowing that your hair only gets thicker and better, wash after wash.
Sachajuan Thickening Shampoo retails at S$93 on Lookfantastic.
4. Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Extra Vital Shampoo
Made for the woman who prioritises self-care and takes pride in her mane, this shampoo from Moist Diane promises to rejuvenate ageing scalp while strengthening hair so it’s less susceptible to breakage.
Silicone-free, sulphate-free, paraben-free, and colour-safe, this shampoo has Organic Argan Oil and Beauty Keratin added to its formula to further care for hair. And as with all Moist Diane products, it has a pleasant that adds to the sensorial experience, so every wash will feel more like a pampering session than a treatment for weak hair!
Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Extra Vital Shampoo retails at S$16.90 in major retailers such as Watsons.
5. Dr. Groot Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo for Thin Hair
This Korean brand may have just landed on our shores, but it already has a sizeable fan base thanks to its reputation of being one of the best remedies out there for thin and damaged hair.
Lingzhi mushroom extract is widely used in Oriental medicine to enhance the immune system and reduce stress – these factors have been scientifically-proven to cause hair loss, so it is little wonder that a hair product formulated with lingzhi mushroom extract would be great for your hair’s health as well.
Dr. Groot Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo for Thin Hair retails at S$25.90 in Guardian.
6. The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density
Most hair serums targeting hair loss and hair thinning can be on the pricey side, but we can always turn to The Ordinary for an affordable and effective solution.
The concentrated formula of this Multi-Peptide Serum is designed to support hair health so that it looks thicker, denser, fuller and healthier. Just apply a few drops to a clean and dry scalp and massage it in thoroughly – you should be able to achieve the same fantastic results that more than 100 other satisfied users have seen!
The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density retails at S$29 on Lookfantastic.
7. Shiseido Professional Adenovital Shampoo
Love the wash you get after your hair treatment at the salon? This shampoo from Shiseido may just be the one that your hairdresser has been using!
Highly-recommended by beauty junkies for being the ‘ultimate shampoo for thinning hair’, this one gently cleanses the scalp without stripping away any moisture, hence improving the scalp condition to promote the penetration of their signature essence.
8. OUAI Volume Conditioner
The only complaint you’ll see from users about this shampoo is that it doesn’t come in a bigger bottle, which shows you exactly how much users love this volume-boosting shampoo.
If your main concern is thin and lifeless hair, the infusion of Ouai’s unique Smart Technology Complex™ will help to nourish and lift your hair instead of weighing it down, which most shampoos tend to do on fine hair. Some have also noted that this shampoo comes with a pleasant scent that does not irritate your scalp at all, which is perfect if you have sensitive and dry scalp.
OUAI Volume Conditioner retails at S$39 in Sephora.
9. PHS Hairscience FEM Fortify Shampoo
Men and women tend to lose hair due to different factors, partly due to the fact that hair & scalp conditions can differ between the genders. Instead of using your dad’s hair-thickening shampoo, consider giving PHS Hairscience’s FEM Fortify Shampoo a shot instead (FEM is actually short for ‘female’).
This award-winning shampoo (it won Best Volumising Shampoo at the Daily Vanity Beauty Awards 2019!) from a homegrown brand is specially formulated to increase visible hair density and combat the appearance of thinning hair. It energises and revitalises the scalp around the follicles, which in turn stimulates hair generation. Further hair loss is also prevented as the shampoo nourishes your hair roots and repair damaged hair.
It may sound too good to be true, but any FEM Fortify Shampoo user you ask will tell you that this is as good as it claims to be!
If you want to try the product for yourself, head over to the Daily Vanity Beauty Awards site to sign up for a complimentary 50ml bottle.
PHS Hairscience FEM Fortify Shampoo retails at S$40.80 on PHS Hair Science’s website.
10. Growell Shampoo Extra Care
Getting your hair to grow well takes extra care, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be as difficult as you imagine it to be.
Growell Shampoo Extra Care helps to strengthen weak hair with its formulation of 7 highly-regarded plant extracts (nettle, horsetail, yarrow, thyme, birch, rosemary, and coltsfoot). Wheat protein is also a key ingredient that strengthens the core of your hair so that there is less hair breakage.
If you have sensitive scalp, rest assured that this shampoo does not contain any harsh detergents and is only slightly acidic at a pH of 5.5 – just enough to clean your scalp effectively without damaging your scalp and tresses.
Growell Shampoo Extra Care retails at S$30.60 in Watsons.
11. NIOXIN System 2 Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo
Hair loss can be attributed to the blockage of hair follicles by oil and debris, so it’s very important to ensure that nutrient pathways to your scalp and hair follicle sites are cleared. NIOXIN System 2 Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo is designed to do precisely just that, hence people with noticeably thinning or fine hair love using this hair product.
Besides cleansing your scalp, this shampoo also comes with two unique technologies: BioAMP®, which helps to provide thicker-looking locks by reducing hair loss and increasing the fullness of each hair strand, as well as the Scalp Access® delivery system, which uses vitamins, botanicals and SPF15 sunscreen to deeply cleanse and protect the scalp from damaging sun rays.
NIOXIN System 2 Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo retails at $78 on Lazada.
12. Ultrax Labs Hair Surge
Some hair growth shampoos are guilty of just taking a standard shampoo and adding a couple of hair-supporting ingredients, resulting in those ingredients washing out before they can take effect.
Ultrax Labs Hair Surge claims to be different from the pack in that aspect: it has been meticulously formulated to work as a complete delivery system after years of research and customer feedback. It contains caffeinated compounds integrated with essential oils and ketoconazole which work on your scalp before you wash it off. Considering that this anti-hair loss shampoo has more than 3,000 5-star ratings on its website, we are convinced that this must be so popular because it truly is effective.
Ultrax Labs Hair Surge retails at S$138 on Shopee.
13. Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo
Turns out that coffee isn’t just good for waking you up in the morning or from your food coma – it’s also great for extending the life cycle of hair follicles so that you get healthier hair in the long run.
The caffeine enhanced formula with Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo C1 immediately provides the hair roots with the activating ingredients that help increase hair growth so that hair growth is stimulated directly in as little as 120 seconds – we’re sold!
Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo retails at S$12.90 in major retailers and Shopee.
14. Kérastase Specifique Bain Prevention Frequent Use Shampoo
Bain Prévention by Kérastase is designed as a preventive solution to hair loss and thinning hair concerns, so you can stop hair loss and hair thinning before it even happens. Its unique Système Pro-Actif technology boosts circulation in your scalp to reduce hair loss all while texturising your hair fibres for an immediate volume effect.
That being said, although the Kérastase Specifique Bain Prévention Frequent Use Shampoo is meant to be, well, a preventive product, you can also use this to curb current hair loss – one customer has even remarked that he saw reduced hair fall in just two days of using this shampoo!
Kérastase Specifique Bain Prévention Frequent Use Shampoo retails at S$29.90 on Redmart.
15. Rogaine Extra Strength Hair Loss Treatment
If you ask around for recommendations to solve hair loss problems, there’s a high chance that this product will be mentioned more than once.
Unlike hair loss shampoos and hair thickening products that temporarily plump hair from the outside, Rogaine’s hair growth treatment penetrates the scalp to reactivate shrunken hair follicles so that hair can regrow. It is formulated 5% Minoxidil (medication used for the treatment of male-pattern hair loss) to boost hair follicle activity and hair protein production, and has actually been clinically proven to regrow up to 25% more hair!
Rogaine Extra Strength Hair Loss Treatment retails at S$92.90 in Guardian.
16. Laritelle Organic Shampoo
Getting a full head of healthy hair doesn’t necessarily mean using unpleasantly-smelling chemicals in order to achieve proven results. Laritelle’s shampoo is formulated with 100% highest quality certified organic and wildcrafted ingredients so that you can have a hair product that is gentle enough for everyday use for all hair types.
Besides enjoying the effects of increased blood circulation and enhanced hair growth, you can indulge in the luxurious scents of organic argan oil, jojoba oil, rosemary, and more herbs. You will love the experience of using this shampoo so much that you may be tempted to wash your hair multiple times a day, but we strongly advise against doing so!
Laritelle Organic Shampoo retails at S$155 on Fishpond.
17. Trichoderm Men Intensive Reactive Serum
Collagen is not just crucial to your skin – it is also important that hair collagen levels are maintained, as collagen actually helps your mane to grow and increase in volume.
With that in mind, Trichoderm’s serum has been formulated with Trichogen, which has a structure that closely resembles human hair collagen. It is made to accurately penetrate the scalp to reach the follicles where it replenishes the hair follicle’s natural collagen, which encourages the growth of hair over time.
Trichoderm Men Intensive Reactive Serum retails at S$26.90 in Guardian.
18. Bioleaf Anti Hair-Loss Shampoo
Ginseng, dongquai, and roobios tea extracts are commonly used in Oriental medicine to increase energy levels and boost blood circulation, which is why Bioleaf has integrated them into their highly-rated Anti Hair-Loss Shampoo.
The cocktail of ingredients helps to energise and nourish your hair follicles while strengthening hair roots, and the Bio-Complex creates a good barrier to protect fragile scalps from external aggression.
Bioleaf Anti Hair-Loss Shampoo retails at S$33 on Shopee.
19. Swisse Ultiboost Hair Skin Nails
Here’s another reason to take your vitamins regularly: they can help you to get healthier and more beautiful hair, skin, and nails!
Swisse Ultiboost Hair Skin Nails is a multi-nutrient formula that contains high levels of Biotin (i.e. Vitamin B), Vitamin C, and zinc to make sure that you get the necessary nutrients from within, which in turn helps your tresses to stay in tip-top condition. All you have to do is take one tablet daily, and you’ll never have to fret about hair loss again!
20. John Frieda Luxurious Volume Core Restore Shampoo
Fine hair lacks the protein necessary for the strength to hold hairstyles in place, which is why you find it exceptionally harder to style fine hair without losing a lot of hair.
To give you the freedom to style thin hair, John Frieda has created a volumising shampoo formulated with Protein-Strength Complex. It helps to give your fine hair more strength and volume, while also making sure that every strand is clean and clear of the gunk accumulated from everyday life.
Want a customisable and permanent solution to hair loss and hair thinning?
Although the 20 products we’ve recommended above are well-loved and widely-praised by users, you need to take note that all hair thinning and hair loss are equal: your condition could be caused by factors that are different from other people suffering from the same problems.
If you want to find out what is causing your hair loss and get a solution that specifically targets it, TK TrichoKare, which has received a 4.7-star rating on Facebook from over 300 people, may just be what you’re looking for.
Since its establishment in 2004, TrichoKare has won multiple awards for providing some of the best hair treatments in Singapore, including being recently crowned the Best Treatment for Hair Thinning in Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards 2019. You can also click here to register for a free haircare kit and enjoy a special promotion for their treatment.
Interested to find out more? Read more about their Award-Winning HairGro & Scalp Treatment here.