Does Biotin Shampoo Work? Finding Shampoos to Stop Hair Loss

Long Blonde HairThere are many shampoos on the market that stand out as great products for stopping hair loss and stimulating the follicles in a way that will allow you to experience new hair growth. The most popular shampoos are the ones which contain biotin.

What is Biotin?

Biotin, also known as vitamin H or vitamin B7, is a member of the B vitamin family. It occurs naturally in the body and is produced by bacteria in the intestines. Biotin works with other B vitamins to make healthy cells and convert carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy. Biotin also promotes healthy nerves, hair, skin, sweat glands, liver, male sex glands and a healthy mouth.

Biotin is naturally present in many foods, such as liver, cooked egg yolks, fish, butter, cheese, and milk, nuts, green peas, lentils, soybeans, sunflower seeds, corn, fortified cereals, cauliflower, meat, milk, poultry, saltwater fish, soybeans, whole grains and brewer’s yeast. Sometimes, biotin content in food is reduced when foods are cooked or frozen.

Biotin is often taken in pill form, as a supplement, but it may also be applied to the hair through the usage of Biotin shampoos, conditioners, and other Biotin-infused hair care products.

Does Biotin Shampoo Work?

There is ongoing conversation and controversy about whether or not Biotin shampoos really work. Whether or not biotin enriched shampoos actually help stop hair loss and regrowth hair is a matter of opinion in most cases. Some people say it helped their hair and others say they did not help. It has been shown that shampoos which contain biotin have helped those with alopecia (severe hair loss), although taking a vitamin supplement, delivering the biotin internally rather than externally, does seem to be more effective.

The Best Shampoos For Hair Loss

There are several very good hair loss shampoos on the market, but you will have to choose the one that works best for you. Here are the best shampoos for hair loss that are sulfate free:

Natur Vital Hair Loss Shampoo

Around £9.99 For 300ml

  • Contains pro-vitamin B5 and vitamins A, B3, B7, E, F, H, H1
  • Contains nutrients from germinated wheat

Revlon PROYOU Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo

Around £8.00 For 350ml

  • Active ingredient Swertia may help stimulate increased blood circulation
  • Has been clinically tested by Institute of Skin and Product Evaluation of Milan with positive results

DS Laboratories Revita Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo

Around £20.00 For 180ml

  • Contains copper peptides, which may improve absorption of ingredients
  • Contains apple polyphenol, which may improve circulation in the scalp
  • Contains MSM, amino acids and biotin
  • Contains emu oil, which contains nutrients and may help nutrient absorption
  • Contains ketoconazole which kills a common scalp fungi and may stimulate hair growth
  • Contains caffeine and carnitine tartrate, which may increase cell energy in scalp, increasing hair growth
  • Contains anti-oxidants, which may help protect cells from free radicals