Updated: Oct 9, 2020
Shampoo for hair growth
The active ingredient, Ketoconazole, is an anti-fungal drug used to manage scalp conditions like dandruff. But it can also be used as a hair loss treatment for androgenetic alopecia (genetic pattern baldness) in both men and women.
There are several hair loss treatment options with different mechanisms and side effects. Anti-hair loss shampoo is an excellent one for many men and women looking for the best combination of medications to grow a thicker of hair with the minimum risk of side effects.
Ketoconazole works by decrease the production level of testosterone, which, when converted to a substance called DHT (dihydrotestosterone), damages hair follicles, causing hair loss. When levels of testosterone are lowered it is harder to create DHT, so hair follicles are healthier, and your hair is more robust and fuller.
A doctor may prescribe Anti-hair loss shampoo with 2 percent ketoconazole as a hair loss treatment for androgenetic alopecia, normally in conjunction with other hair loss treatments such as PRP, oral or topical medication.
Anti-hair loss shampoo how to use
It is easy to use — simply shampoo it into your scalp shampoo and leave about 1-2 minutes, then rinse off. Do this regimen 1-2 times a week depend on how dry your scalp is. You can get a slightly weaker strength (1 percent) over the counter without a prescription, though it may not work as well against hair loss.
Who Should Use?
Men or women who have a fungal infection of the scalp, dandruff, or androgenetic alopecia might benefit from including anti-hair loss shampoo as part of their hair loss treatment plan. Those who have hair loss caused by telogen effluvium (which generally occurs due to trauma like childbirth, surgery, or major illness) may also experience less shedding and hair loss by using Anti-hair loss shampoo.
by Dr. Chontirot Srikasedsarakul
Dr. Chontirot Srikasedsarakul is a specialist in Genomics, Dermatology and Aesthetics. She has received qualifications from numerous educational institutions like Stanford University, U.S.A.; the University of Queensland, Australia; Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine.