Thinning hair used to be largely a man's problem -- one of the few beauty issues women didn't have to worry about. But for the last few years, I've heard from countless dermatologists that thinning hair is becoming more common than ever before among women -- even women in their 20s and 30s. And that's where these shampoos for thinning hair come in.
From genetics to stress to hormones to styling damage to environmental issues like pollution, the causes of thinning hair are vast and not entirely understood. However, the consensus is that products that nourish the scalp and prevent further damage should help you maintain the fullness you already have -- and potentially reverse thinning.
These shampoos for thinning hair are also fantastic for fine, damaged, aging or color-treated hair -- or, well, just about anyone who doesn't have naturally perfect tresses. Read on to discover what makes each one special -- and then you may want to share it with the men in your life.
Whether your hair is thin, thinning or both, there's a new generation of shampoos promising to help it reach -- or return to -- its full potential
Deep Cleaning Shampoo for Thinning Hair As you might guess from the spelling, Harklinikken is a Danish brand that was developed by doctors working in a (surprisingly chic) hair restoration clinic in Copenhagen. While the star of the line is the "Extract" that's created for each patient after a consultation, the Harklinikken BCB Shampoo, $29, is also incredibly important. It's a deep cleansing shampoo with an unusual, almost watery consistency and herbal scent. It's packed with botanical ingredients, the key being burdock root, which helps regulate sebum production and, in turn, hair growth.