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Do hair thickening shampoos really work?

Medically reviewed by Dr Knut Moe,
Sons Medical Director

"In my experience, the treatments on offer with Sons include the most effective medical treaments available to treat male pattern hair loss."

01 July 2022
2-minute read

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding hair blocking shampoos recently. While some men swear by these hair care products, others are unsure about their benefits. In this article, we’ve taken the time to introduce the science behind hair thickening shampoos, as well as what you can realistically expect from regular application. To conclude, we ask the question - do hair thickening shampoos really work? - and explain how Sons’ DHT blocking shampoo might be able to help. 


The science behind hair thickening shampoos 


Hair thickening shampoos work by reducing the levels of the hormone called DHT in the scalp. At Sons, our DHT blocking shampoo is formulated with saw palmetto, which has been clinically proven to lower levels of the hormone. Although research into its efficacy is limited, early signs indicate that saw palmetto can be effective at treating hair loss, particularly when combined with other treatments. 


When left untreated, DHT binds to your hair follicles in men who are sensitive to it, which leads to shrinkage and eventual hair loss. The inclusion of saw palmetto, argan oil, iron, and vitamin B3 in our DHT blocking shampoo could prevent DHT from binding to your hair follicles and may contribute to a reduction in the progression of hair loss, especially when used alongside other products. 


What can you realistically expect from hair thickening shampoos? 


While hair thickening shampoos can be effective, it’s important not to get too carried away. For instance, our DHT-blocking shampoo is suitable for men with mild hair loss and can positively impact your hair if you are a two on the Norwood Scale. The reality is that hair thickening shampoos are much more likely to be effective when used in conjunction with other treatments.


Finasteride and Minoxidil are the only two medications that have been clinically proven to treat male pattern baldness effectively. As such, treating your scalp with a hair thickening shampoo alongside taking regular medication will increase its chances of being effective. Our popular Full Works treatment plan includes Finasteride, Minoxidil, DHT blocking shampoo and Biotin and is our most effective hair loss treatment for men. 


The verdict: Do hair thickening shampoos really work? 


The bottom line is that hair thickening shampoos can be effective, but it’s best to use them in conjunction with other hair loss treatments like Finasteride and Minoxidil if you want to see the best results. You should also be mindful that consistent application is key to seeing your desired results. If you only use hair thickening shampoos once in a while, you’re unlikely to see any notable results as far as hair loss is concerned. 


So, we suggest spending some time reading up on the science behind male pattern hair loss before deciding which plan to go for. There’s no doubt that hair thickening shampoos like our DHT blocking shampoo can be effective, but you need to ensure they're suitable for your circumstances. Start your free consultation today to see which of our products are most appropriate for your hair loss goals.

Try our most plan

The Full Works is our most popular treatment plan and is effective in 9.4/10 men. Combining Finasteride, Minoxidil, Shampoo and Biotin for the ultimate, clinically proven hair loss plan.

Why not upgrade today and save up to 33% with the Full Works plan!

Most
Effective

Try our most plan

Most
Effective

The Full Works is our most popular treatment plan and is effective in 9.4/10 men. Combining Finasteride, Minoxidil, Shampoo and Biotin for the ultimate, clinically proven hair loss plan.

Why not upgrade today and save up to 33% with the Full Works plan!

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