Hair Loss Products
Hair loss products range from medications and other pharmaceuticals to shampoos, conditioners and scalp care, to laser and penetrative devices, to lotions and nutritional supplements.
Many claim to prove effective for the treatment of hair loss in men and hair loss women though few have the clinical evidence, licensing and approval of medical and/or government regulatory authorities to support their claims.
Two treatments and one device have such support. They include Propecia, Minoxidil and the HairMax LaserComb.
Here is a brief summary of these and some other well-known hair loss products.
Propecia is and oral, medicinal product licensed by the Medical Health and Regulatory Authority (MHRA) and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the safe treatment of hair loss in men over 18 years. Its key ingredient, finasteride, is a clinically proven inhibitor of type II 5 alpha-reductase – the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is the known cause of male pattern baldness in genetically predisposed men.
Minoxidil is a topical medication and hair growth stimulant licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA for the treatment of hair loss in men and women. It is understood that Minoxidil works by widening blood vessels and opening potassium channels to allow more oxygen, blood, and nutrients to reach the hair follicle. This may cause follicles in the resting phase (telogen) to shed, which are then replaced by thicker hairs in a new growth phase (anagen).
The HairMax LaserComb is an FDA cleared handheld device that stimulates the hair follicles for the promotion of hair growth in men and women, strengthens the hair shaft, and has been shown to improve manageability, shine and condition of the hair. It uses low-level laser therapy to increase blood flow to the capillaries of the hair root, stimulating hair growth by allowing more nutrients to be delivered to the living cells that create the hair shaft. HairMax also manufactures a variety of other hair loss treatments and hair care products.
Nanogen manufactures a range of hair products for men and women including the hair loss concealer product Nanofibres, several hair care products, a penetrating device (Titanium Scalp Roller) and dietary supplements for men and women. All Nanogen products are designed for complementary use.
Nourkrin manufactures nutritional supplements to address hair loss in men and women and hair care products to provide the ideal environment for the recovery of healthy hair. Its hair loss products boast marine cartilage as a key ingredient, which Nourkrin states is believed to stimulate new hair growth.
Pharma Nord is a European manufacturer and marketer of dietary supplements, herbal remedies, and medical drugs. Evelle, a Pharma Nord nutritional supplement especially developed for women, is said to stimulate and support the maintenance of hair, skin and nails.
Pilfood is a brand of products created by Spanish pharmaceutical and health products company Laboratorios Serra Pamies to address hair problems in men and women. It offers a topical spray, a nutritional supplement, and several hair care products for the treatment of hair loss. Its active ingredient is PRO-ANAGEX®, declared by manufacturers to be an “anti-hair loss and capillary revitalising molecule” developed exclusively for Pilfood products.
Procerin is a brand of products marketed specifically for male hair loss. Is range includes a nutritional supplement, topical foam, and shampoo.
Revita is a series of hair care products developed by DS Laboratories to stimulate hair growth in men and women. They include shampoos and conditioners.
Revivogen shampoo and conditioner are produced by Advanced Skin and Hair and marketed as a hair loss solution for men and women.
NewHairLine hair replacement systems are produced by Advanced Skin and Hair and marketed as a hair loss solution for men and women.
Sephren is intended to address female hair loss through a two-part hair loss treatment system that addresses nutritional requirements and conditions the scalp for healthy hair growth. Sephren Healthy Hair Supplement for Women and Sephren Foam are manufactured by the creators of Procerin.
Spectral DNCs are a range of topical products intended for thinning hair, advanced stages of hair thinning. They are cosmetic products manufactured by DS Laboratories and marketed for the treatment of hair loss in men and women.
ThymuSkin is brand of products designed by Vita-Cos-Med Klett-Loch GmbH to address a variety of hair and scalp conditions in men and women such as hair loss, dandruff, and environmental damage. Thymuskin products include shampoos and conditioners, lotions, gels and vitamin supplements.
Tricomin is a range of hair care products intended to address thinning hair and stimulate hair growth in men and women. It is formulated by PhotoMedex, a skin health medical technology company, that promotes a patented copper peptide complex as Tricomin’s active ingredient.
Viviscal is a brand of hair loss and hair growth products for men and women. It includes supplements, shampoo and conditioner. Viviscal nutritional supplements are formulated to help reduce hair loss and increase hair growth in men. and to nourish the hair and support healthy hair growth in women with thinning hair.