We find customers have many questions about our hair loss shampoos and conditioner. What’s in it? How does it help my hair? Do hair loss shampoos even work? Well, while hair loss shampoo won’t help you grow hair from a bald head, it can work wonders while you’re investing in a hair loss treatment. It’s the best way to nourish your hair follicles and create an ideal environment for medications and treatments to be received.

What’s In Our Hair Loss Shampoo and Conditioner?

In our blog Hair Regrowth Shampoo and Conditioner’ we’ve detailed all the ingredients listed in our shampoo and conditioner and how each one can benefit hair regrowth and recovery. However, if you’re too busy to go through that list here’s a quick summary!

Each bottle of Hair By Science hair loss shampoo and conditioner contains:

  • Gingko Biloba
  • Burdock
  • Chamomile
  • Hops
  • Horsetail
  • Nettle
  • Oats
  • Peppermint
  • Grapefruit
  • Bergamot
  • Geranium
  • Lemon
  • Rosemary

These ingredients all work to help you overcome hair loss in multiple ways. However, broadly, here are some of the benefits to your hair:

Increased Blood Flow / Faster Hair Growth

The ingredients gingko biloba, burdock, geranium, rosemary, and grapefruit are all shown to improve blood flow and circulation in the scalp. Each has natural properties such as acids, tannins, vitamins, and mucilage to help blood and oxygen reach the hair follicles. This is particularly important when hair is being placed under the stress of a hair loss treatment or serum.

Gingko biloba as a vasodilator and antioxidant helps encourage poor circulation. Burdock with essential fatty acids, mucilage, tannins, inulin, and Vitamin A, helps stimulate blood flow. Geranium has powerful cicatrisant properties, while rosemary contains ursolic acid – both work to help increase scalp circulation.

Dandruff & Anti-Fungal Properties

Dandruff and other fungal conditions could be contributing to your hair loss, especially if left untreated. For this reason, all our shampoos and conditioners come with anti-dandruff, anti-fungal ingredients including burdock, lemon, hops, and geranium to name a few.

Burdock is antibacterial. It conditions a dry scalp, helping thwart those pesky flakes. Geranium is one of the few essential oils that deals with both over and under production of sebum, it can help with dandruff caused by an oily or overly dry hair. Lemon is an astringent with antifungal properties to help eliminate scalp infections, while hops acts to remove dead skin cells from the scalp and prevent hair fall.


For anti-inflammatory help, we chose chamomile. An anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, and anti-microbial plant, chamomile has a calming, soothing effect on the hair follicles. It conditions the scalp keeping its moisture while at the same time neutralising free radicals that create oxidative stress and aging.

Antioxidants, Vitamins, Minerals

Gingko biloba, lemon, rosemary, hops, horsetail, oats, rosemary, and grapefruit all are included in our hair loss shampoo and conditioner. They’re used because each have antioxidants that fight free radicals found on the scalp that can damage your hair. Take oats, as an example. We use it because it’s packed with nutrients such as zinc, iron, magnesium, potassium, biotin, and phytochemicals too – the anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals in it are proven to aid in hair growth.

Natural DHT Blockers

Stinging nettle has long been thought as a natural DHT blocker. Used to slow down hair loss and stimulate hair growth, studies have shown the plant prevents testosterone being converted into DHT (without adverse side effects).

(Nahata and Dixit (2013), Hartmann et al (1996))

What Hair By Science Shampoo and Conditioner doesn’t contain:

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Laureth Sulfate – a cleaning agent that’s used in many cleaning products and insecticides. It corrodes the hair follicles. Even if you don’t use HBS shampoo and conditioner please use an SLS-free shampoo!

Artificial fragrances – Hair By Science shampoo and conditioner has no artificial fragrances or perfumes.

Propylene Glycol (PEG) – Often found in conditioners, PEG contains dangerous dioxin levels, directly linked to cancer and organ system toxicity.

That’s it for how Hair By Science shampoo and conditioner helps stimulate hair growth! It’s all about providing the optimal environment for your hair loss treatments and medication.

In the meantime, happy washing! If you want to take a closer look at our shampoos and conditioners you can see them on the Hair By Science website.


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