Hair loss is a widespread problem that is very distressing for most people affected. For many people, full and healthy hair is an ideal of beauty, which can also be used to express their own personality. For this reason, the loss of hair is often accompanied by a loss of self-confidence. The Hair Restoration Laboratories Shampoo can help to reduce the progression of your hair loss due to its vast array of DHT-blocking ingredients. Read my indepth Hair Restoration Laboratories review here and find out why I think it is the best hair loss shampoo 2020!
Hair Restoration Laboratories Shampoo Review
The Hair Restore shampoo contains a special combination of various nutrients that can help reduce your hair loss. By using the Hair Restoration Laboratories DHT-blocking shampoo, your hair is provided with all the important nutrients that are urgently needed for the growth of your hair.
The special thing about this product is that it not only nourishes the hair itself, but also your hair roots. The combination of nutrients can therefore work directly at the root and strengthen your hair from the ground up. This is important because only a strong and vitalized hair root is able to produce strong and healthy hair.
This shampoo comes with a vast array of ingredients that are good for your hair. Let’s analyze each of the components to see what benefits they have for your hair!
The first listed ingredient of this DHT blocking shampoo is Aloe Vera. This plant has a whole range of effective and helpful ingredients that make it so valuable in medicine and cosmetics. Probably the most important active ingredient of the plant is the carbohydrate acemannan, which among other things strengthens the body’s immune system and at the same time is very effective against viruses, bacteria and fungi. So when aloe vera is applied to the scalp, the scalp benefits in several ways from the plant’s active ingredients.
On the one hand, the scalp is protected, as the above-mentioned carbohydrate forms a kind of protective layer that protects the skin from fungi and germs. On the other hand, the aloe vera on the scalp balances the pH-value. This is important, because a bad pH-value of the scalp leads, among other things, to an increased sebum production, which among other things promotes hair loss. The third point is the other active ingredients of the plant, which penetrate into the scalp and ensure better blood circulation and thus a better supply of the hair root.
Another well known ingredient of this anti hair loss shampoo is Saw Palmetto. What was intuitively assumed by the Native Americans has been scientifically proven today, namely that saw palmetto is also popular as a herbal remedy against a type of hair loss. By blocking the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, the fat-soluble extract prevents the converting of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the stronger and more active derivative and can be very dangerous for the hair. Research shows that a high level of testosterone is not directly related to hair loss, but a high level of DHT is.
This extract prevents DHT from attaching to receptors, so in this case the process is reversed and a distribution of DHT is stimulated. Since the prostate and androgenetic alopecia are associated with DHT, it is believed to be effective in treating androgenetic hair loss in both sexes.
In the field of hair care, rosemary is considered a ‘silver bullet’. I am a big fan of rosemary and its healing powers so I am happy to see it among the ingredients of this DHT blocking shampoo. It helps against:
- Hair loss
- Skin fungus
- Itchy scalp
Argan oil has rich amounts of unsaturated fatty acids, which are mainly composed of linoleic and oleic acids. It has a revitalizing effect and also promotes the natural elasticity of overstrained skin. It is more and more often successfully used also for severe skin and hair problems and often achieves quickly visible results. Especially in the case of intensive care of the hair and scalp, argan oil can significantly support the healing process and ensure natural hair growth. The regular care of the affected scalp strengthens the hair roots, prevents annoying dandruff and prevents thin, stringy hair. In addition, premature graying can also be delayed by the application of argan oil. Meanwhile it is also assumed that pure argan oil at least slows down or even prevents hereditary hair loss.
The most important ingredient in hop extract against hair loss is the plant estrogen. It is well known and scientifically proven that estrogens increase hair growth, while testosterone converted into DHT leads to baldness. Hardly any other plant contains as many plant estrogens as hops. This ingredient strengthens the follicles and gives your hair new life. The effectiveness of the plant estrogens occurs wherever there are living hair follicles in your scalp.
Reishi Mushroom Extract
Reishi is the best scientifically studied Asian medicinal mushroom. It has a good effectiveness against hormone-dependent tumours (breast and prostate cancer). In particular, it strengthens the liver and increases the oxygen saturation of the blood.
The Japanese word “Reishi” indicates a long life. The Chinese name “Ling Zhi” means “Divine mushroom of immortality”. The tree mushroom, which can grow up to 15 cm in size, is regarded throughout Asia as a fountain of youth, but is unsuitable as an edible mushroom due to its bitter taste and extremely hard consistency. In former times it was reserved for emperors in China.
Among its outstanding active ingredients are the so-called tripertenes: they are considered to be a remedy for allergies. They also reduce inflammation and the production of histamines. They are therefore also used in chronic bronchitis, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, the tripertenes lower blood pressure and strengthen the cardiovascular system.
If Reishi is used to brew tea, it has a calming effect. The mushroom gained its reputation as a fountain of youth due to its ability to catch radicals. This could reduce age-related damage to the heart, liver and kidneys and reduce arteriosclerotic vasoconstriction. Its rejuvenating effects on the skin are particularly noticeable.
Ginger promotes the blood circulation of the scalp enormously, so that hair problems such as dandruff or hair loss can be brought under control by appropriate ginger applications.
For example, if the scalp is rubbed with ginger oil every day, hair growth can be stimulated. And regular rinses with diluted ginger vinegar (1:1) after every hair wash often work wonders for hair problems.
The skin renews itself approximately every four weeks, whereby the old, dead skin cells are simply shed. Normally the scales are so small that they are not even noticed. However, if the skin gets rid of the old cells too quickly and they clump together, they become visible as dandruff.
If the scalp is dry, dry, fine scales can appear. Triggers are considered to be highly degreasing shampoos, heated air and air conditioning. If the scalp is oily, oily dandruff is formed. In this context, a yeast fungus (Malassezia furfur) can cause additional problems for the scalp and hair.
Ginger has natural antiseptic and at the same time antifungal characteristics. For this reason the healing root can also counteract the increased occurrence of dandruff.
Yerba Mate Extract
Hair dyes can dull the hair. They also end damage to your hair and you need to be careful if you want to prolong the effects of the colour. With Yerba Mate you can give back shine to your dyed hair. Not only that, it also helps to strengthen your hair and make it bouncy and voluminous. Yerba Mate also has the ability to restore your natural hair color.
The Hair Restoration Laboratories shampoo against hair loss also contains a lot of valuable biotin. Biotin, also known as hair vitamin or vitamin B7, is essential for hair growth and also strengthens the hair root.
One property of Amla is the blocking of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase. The enzyme is needed to convert testosterone into DHT. The more DHT docks to the hair roots, the thinner the hair becomes. Amla Oil naturally blocks the production of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase and thus ensures that less DHT is produced. As a result, the hair’s growth cycle is extended and the hair becomes thicker and fuller again.
Some drugs such as finasteride or alfatradiol also inhibit the production of the 5-alpha reductase enzyme, but also have undesirable side effects such as erectile problems.
Amla, on the other hand, is a natural 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor without any significant side effects, with a variety of health-promoting properties.
Vitamin B3 (also called niacin) strengthens the hair structure, regulates sebum production, protects the scalp from inflammation and coordinates metabolic processes in the hair roots. The vitamin is found in meat, fish, peanuts and dried apricots. 11 to 16 milligrams daily are recommended.
The secondary plant compounds also act very well as so-called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, whereby the isoflavones reduce the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase formed in the male body, which converts the male sex hormone testosterone into the so-called dihydro-testosterone. This dihydro-testosterone is known to attack the cells of the male prostate gland and thus possibly promote prostate cancer, and is also sometimes responsible for hair fall.
Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract
I couldn’t find a lot about this one but it contains tanning agents and essential oils in addition to mucilages and it also has a soothing, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect. So I believe its good for the scalp and reduces inflammation of the same which in turn helps hair growth.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Prescription drugs for hair loss can have severe side effects. But pumpkin seed oil can be an alternative: it can inhibit an enzyme that causes the conversion of testosterone into DHT. Pumpkin seed oil has an anti-inflammatory effect through essential fatty acids and its vitamin E is also considered a scavenger of harmful radicals and can also help to balance the body and thus reduce inflammation.
The seeds of the plant have been used for a long time against hair loss or reduced hair growth due to their unique micronutrient spectrum. The reason for this is the high concentration of vitamin A, minerals and iron. These are needed in the body, among other things, to build and maintain hair roots. But also people who have full hair can use the plant as a beauty booster for the hair. Rich in various mineral salts, the nettle remineralises the hair, giving it new shine, radiance and lightness.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Vitamin E protects the scalp and reduces the influence of harmful substances. Vitamin E can also absorb the UV radiation when exposed to the sun. At the same time, an optimal supply of the vitamin promotes vital hair growth, reduces hair loss and helps to actively inhibit hair graying.
Hair care with lemon has been known and popular for a long time. It is not for nothing that the most diverse lemon shampoos are found in the trade. The hair can be strengthened, lightened and dandruff can be treated. An irritated scalp will be soothed, dandruff formation will subside and excessive oil formation of the scalp will be reduced.
Flax Seed Oil
Flax seed contains a large amount of phytoestrogens, which are said to have a positive effect in combating androgenic hair loss as it works as a natural enzyme blocker.
Sea buckthorn has long been known to mankind. Already more than a thousand years ago it spread in Mongolia and Russia and was used in many ways. From Russia comes the old recipe to extract sea buckthorn oil with sunflower oil from the juice of the berries. This remedy is kept in vials and used to heal bruises, ulcers and burns. Sea buckthorn was also used there for hair loss.
The shampoo against hair loss also contains caffeine, which opens the pores of the scalp, allowing the active ingredients to be optimally distributed. Doctors at the University of Jena have tested the effect of caffeine in a study and achieved an astonishing result: Caffeine stimulates weakened hair roots. The in vitro tests, i.e. in a test tube outside a living organism, were published in the International Journal of Dermatology. Experience has shown that the effect of caffeine is mainly attributed to hair loss caused by hereditary hormones (androgenetics), since those affected by hereditary hair loss have a hypersensitivity of the hair roots to the hormone DHT.
African plum tree
Pygeum africanum, also known as African plum tree, grows – as the name suggests – on the African continent. There, the bark of pygeum is used in traditional folk medicine primarily for the treatment of genital and urinary disorders. In the Western world, pygeum is primarily used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This is a benign enlargement of the male prostate (prostate gland) which impairs the flow of urine by increasing obstruction of the urethra. This is usually accompanied by irritation and voiding disorders during urination. BPH seems to be caused by age-related changes in androgen metabolism, accompanied by an increased conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone by the enzyme 5α reductase.
Dihydrotestosterone is the biologically most active form of testosterone and promotes the growth of prostate cells. Pygeum africanum contains numerous bioactive ingredients (including phytosterols, long-chain fatty acids, triterpenes, ferulic acid esters, etc.) that have been shown to have a positive effect on the symptoms of BPH. For example, there is evidence that Pygeum lowers levels of testosterone and prolactin, which stimulates intraprostatic dihydrotestosterone synthesis and testosterone uptake into the prostate.
Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract & Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Extract
Rehydrates dry, brittle hair and gives it shine, suppleness and optimal combability.
Sage has been used since ancient times to combat hair loss and baldness. It contains beta-sitosterol, a 5-alpha reductase compound that reduces hair loss. When sage is combined with rosemary, it also stimulates the blood circulation of the scalp, provides more nutrients to the hair follicles and stimulates the growth of new hair. For dark hair, washing with sage leaf tea can intensify the hair color.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea has powerful antioxidants that are also associated with fighting hair loss. In studies, hair follicles have been treated with active ingredients from tea. Increased hair growth has been observed. Especially the contained tanning agents (polyphenols/antioxidants) promote health, they have anti-inflammatory effects and minimize hair loss.
Black Seed Oil
I am a huge fan of black seed oil as it really helps against everything except death (this is what people say) and I am really happy that it is one of the ingredients of the Hair Restoration Laboratories shampoo. Black cumin oil, like many other natural oils, has benefits for the hair and the health of the whole body. The high nutrient content ensures a good supply of many vitamins and minerals. For example, the contained zinc as an antioxidant protects hair and body from attacks by free radicals. Beta-carotene, which also occurs in carrots and is a precursor of the valuable vitamin A, ensures cell renewal. And folic acid stimulates hair growth. The oil also contains magnesium, vitamins C and E, B vitamins, selenium and biotin, among other things, which also help to strengthen the hair.
Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract
I couldn’t find a lot of information about that one when it comes to hair growth but it is very similar to birch. So I believe it has similar treats. Birch promotes the blood circulation, so that a sufficient supply of nutrients and oxygen is possible.
Capsaicin gives cayenne pepper a few interesting properties that are helpful when it comes to hair care. However, the most important property is its anti-inflammatory effect. Cayenne pepper is also an effective painkiller. It promotes heat production and accelerates the metabolism in cells, therefore it can accelerate hair growth. Cayenne pepper applied to the scalp acts like a heating substance and stimulates the blood circulation.
My Experience with the Hair Restoration Laboratories Shampoo
Like probably many of you, I started suffering from hair loss a few years ago. My hair loss started when I was about 20 years old. At first it started with a receding hairline and I tried all kind of shampoos to promote hair growth. And I tested a lot of them. None of them helped me.
The hair loss continued to progress. I tried drugs for hair loss. You probably know Finasteride or Minoxidil. At first I used Minoxidil, but I did not like it since I got an irregular heart beat from it. I also didn’t like to stick to that daily routine of rubbing this mixture on the desired spot on the scalp. Maybe I overdid it, but maybe it is just time-consuming. Anyway, after a few days this has already annoyed me a lot because I have an irregular daily routine due to my work. When I started to get more dandruff I just thought: “That’s enough.”
I can’t say anything negative about the effect after just under 12 weeks, but as mentioned, the application was too complex for me. With finasteride I only had to swallow one small tablet a day. This is much easier to integrate into your daily routine.
A small tablet in your wallet is also easier to carry around. Although I do not like swallowing tablets, taking it was no problem for me because the tablet is really small. But after I started to experience side effects like itching and rashes I decided to stop taking Finasteride. There could have been much worse side effects.
How can I take lasting action against hair loss?
So I had, I thought, tried everything to save my hair. Through my internet research for natural ways to stop hair loss I stumbled upon the topic of hair transplantation.
Sceptically at first I clicked my way through the different providers. For me it was actually clear that an operation for me is only possible in my home country. I did not want to put my health at risk doing the hair transplant in a foreign country like Turkey.
Hair transplant as a long-term solution against hair loss
After I had then some counselling conversations with different providers in my area and repeatedely extremely high prices were mentioned, it was clear to me. Either I have to save a lot of money for another 2-3 years or I drop the idea of an expensive hair transplant in the US. With a heavy heart I decided for the latter.
Later I found some people on YouTube who reported about their hair transplant in Turkey. Was that an option after all? For several days I watched every video on YouTube on this topic. Two YouTubers finally convinced me to opt for a hair transplantat in Turkey.
Shampoo after hair transplant
The hair transplant itself went well and the organisation and communication was top notch. After the hair transplant, at the follow-up examination, the doctor recommend the Hair Restoration Laboratories shampoo to me.
My expectations were not very high due to my past shampoo experiences. And maybe that is exactly why I was so positively surprised.
Guys, what I’m about to tell you is not a stupid joke. From 6 people I met in the clinic and who I still keep contact with, only one other person beside me decided to get the Hair Restoration Laboratories shampoo. “Too expensive, you can get a cheaper one from the drugstore, it doesn’t work anyway” was the general tenor which also made me very insecure.
Hair Restoration Laboratories shampoo after hair transplant
I kept in contact with the other guys via a Whatsapp group where we updated each other about our latest progress. Due to this a good comparison of the effect of the shampoo was possible.
And lo and behold, whether it was the shampoo or not, I can’t guarantee exactly, but my healing process as well as the first growth phase went much better.
- After only 8 days I had no scabs on my head (both donor and recipient area)
- The skin redness was almost no longer visible after 10 days
- I felt my hair was growing faster
- My implanted hair fell out faster
Now some of you may not realize what is special about it. Therefore here are the comparative figures of the 5 other people who did not use the Hair Restoration Laboratories shampoo.
- It took 10-14 days for the scabs to completely disappear.
- Skin redness was still visible 4 weeks or longer after the operation
- The hair grew slower in direct comparison
- It took 3-4 weeks for the hair to fall out after the operation
Important: These are my own experiences that I have made. To what extent the shampoo has contributed to this, I cannot say. It could of course have many other reasons.
Now, especially in the first 4 weeks after the hair transplant, these were only a few of the advantages that the shampoo promises. Whether my hair loss will be stopped, whether my hair will continue to grow faster , stronger and thicker can only be evaluated in a few months. I will definitely post an update when the time has come.
Where to buy & Coupon Code
You can buy the shampoo from the official website. It costs 24.95 USD for 16oz which is not that expensive given the fact that I lasted about 4 months with one bottle (I have short hair, so with longer hair you might use it up a bit quicker). You can use the coupon code THEHAIRLOSSADVISOR10 in order to get 10% off your entire order.
For me personally the Hair Restoration Laboratories shampoo is the best hair loss shampoo as it provides my hair with sufficient nutrients and was the only shampoo that worked for me. The numerous valuable ingredients such as biotin, caffeine or black seed oil extract strengthen your hair roots, which is an important prerequisite for healthy hair growth.
This shampoo is designed to improve hair health. However, if your hair roots have already died, new hair growth is not possible. In this case, a hair transplant is the only effective and permanent way to get rid of the bald spots on your head.
The use of this shampoo is also ideal for the time after a hair transplant and has a positive effect on the healing process.
I hope my Hair Restoration Laboratories shampoo review was helpful for you. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below!