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 contributing factors.
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!
Bee Choo Origin Advanced Pro Hair Tonic
Bee Choo Origin is a household name for in-house treatments that promote a healthy scalp. But did you know that you can also enjoy scalp-lovin’ goodness at home with the brand’s own Advanced Pro Hair Tonic, a hair tonic for oily and itchy scalps?
Infused with bisabolol, a panthenol-rich ingredient and active component of chamomile, the hair tonic regulates sebum production so that you can bid goodbye to a greasy scalp.
Instead, you’ll enjoy a healthy, fresh scalp and clear hair follicles that are ready to sprout new strands.
Since bisabolol has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, it also effectively soothes an itchy or irritated scalp while rejuvenating it for better hair growth.
Besides regulating sebum production, the Advanced Pro Hair Tonic also boosts blood circulation and stimulates hair follicles, thanks to an antioxidant herbal ingredient, Swertia Japonica extract.
Hair follicles receive plenty of nutrients and oxygen, which then puts them in the best shape for healthier hair growth.
Surely, the Advanced Pro Hair Tonic is a product you’ll need for hair that’s thicker, fuller, and stronger!
Melix Ginseng Scalp Essence
Ginseng is not just a power food for the body, but also has hair-growth potential.
This is why after three years of intensive research and development, Melix launched the Ginseng Scalp Essence, which uses Korean Black Ginseng in its formula. Unlike White Ginseng and Red Ginseng, the Black Ginseng has increased ginsenoside, said to increase scalp elasticity, prevent hair loss, and improve growth.
The product also uses Twelve-Herbs including Angelica Gigas Root, and Goji Berry to penetrate deeply into the roots of your scalp to provide antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects while improving blood circulation.
You don’t need to worry about the Ginseng smell as it vanishes after the scalp fully absorbs the essence. Suitable for dry and sensitive scalps, this product is free from hormones and heavy metals, so the brand recommends it for pregnant women and new mothers dealing with postpartum hair loss too. Use the product twice a day, and it is recommended that you finish the product within two weeks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kérastase Specifique Bain Prévention Frequent Use Shampoo retails at S$29.90 on Redmart.
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.
Moist Diane Extra Volume & Scalp Shampoo
For fuller hair that’s bouncy and resilient, try Moist Diane’s Extra Volume & Scalp Shampoo.
It harnesses the benefits of moisturising argan oil, organic virgin plum oil, as well as hair volumising keratin and biotin, which deliver nourishment deep into the hair core to thicken fine and thin strands. It also relieves an itchy, flaking scalp!
As with all Moist Diane products, it has a pleasant scent that adds to the sensorial experience, so each wash will feel like a pampering spa treatment.
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.
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!
PHS Hairscience FEM Fortify Shampoo retails at S$48 on PHS HAIRSCIENCE’s website.
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.
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.
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!
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$72.95 on Amazon.
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.
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.
Want a customisable and permanent solution to hair loss and hair thinning?
Although the 2421 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.