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We recommend Regaine Extra Strength as the most effective treatment for male pattern balding. Regaine Extra Strength is clinically proven to prevent hair loss in 4 out of 5 men, and to actually help re-grow some lost hair in 3 out of 5 men.
It's the only clinically proven product that is freely available without seeing a doctor.
Regaine comes in the form of a liquid scalp lotion that is applied twice a day. The pack featured on this page is the 3x60ml size, which is 3 months' supply. We recommend that if you are a first time buyer, you give Regaine Extra Strength a try for at least 4 months. This would mean buying 2 packs, for which we give a discount.
If you regularly shampoo your hair, it's worth evaluating the shampoos below, to be used in conjunction with Regaine. And if you believe that a dietary deficiency may be a factor in your hair loss, then it's worth taking a supplement too, as described below...
Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo is good for receding hair for 3 main reasons.
The first reason is that it is an anti-dandruff shampoo. This is good for hair loss sufferers because anti-dandruff shampoos are specifically designed to clean the scalp thoroughly and remove dead skin cells. The ingredient used in Alpecin is called Salycilic acid, which gently breaks down the tough dead cells without damaging the living cells. This helps to prepare the scalp so that the Regaine can be absorbed without being blocked by dead skin on the scalp.
This second reason that this shampoo is good is that it contains caffeine, which has been shown in the laboratory to help protect hair follicles from hormone damage. The hormone in question is called Dihydrotestosterone. You can read all about this in our Alpecin Technical Guide.
The third reason why we recommend this shampoo for Regaine users is that none of the active ingredients are known to interfere with Regaine. In particular, it does not contain dimethicone. Dimethicone is a conditiong agent that coats the hair, but unfortunately also coats the scalp. Because Alpecin does not contain dimethicone, the scalp is very clean and ready for application of Regaine.
Some people do find Alpecin to be harsh. Our studies have shown that Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo is the gentlest of the Alpecin range, so if you have tried the regular Alpecin shampoo and found it to be too harsh, we recommend trying this double effect shampoo before giving up on Alpecin altogether. However, if you still do not like Alpecin, then you should try Pregaine - see below.
Dietary deficiencies are not the sole reason for hair loss, but may make the problem worse. In particular, deficiencies of iodine and zinc have been implicated in hair loss; however, a general lack of essential vitamins and nutrients will cause the condition of your body to deteriorate, which will affect your hair.
For this reason, a supplement complete with vitamins and minerals is by no means a magic pill, but will help to reduce the possibility of nutritionally-based hair loss. We recommend Lamberts Maxi-Hair here because it is a cost-effective supplement that is good for everyday use, containing many essential vitamins such as Vitamin C which are good for you anyway.
Alpecin After-Shampoo Liquid is pecially formulated to help strengthen hair roots and prevent hereditary hair loss. It can be used as a stand alone product or in conjunction with Alpecin Shampoo. Suitable for all hair and scalp types; just apply Alpecin Liquid in the morning before styling your hair for all-day protection.
Nourkrin Shampoo is ideal for use with Nourkrin tablets, but is also suitable for use on its own. Specially formulated for those concerned with thinning hair, it provides a gentle yet thorough cleanser for the hair and scalp, helping to provide the ideal environment for the growth of healthy hair. A conditioner is also available.
Wellman Hairfollic tablets contains all the nutrients you need to to help support strong, healthy hair right down to the roots. Each specialist formula tablet provides 29 bio-active ingredients including essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients designed to nourish hair by maintaining healthy hair follicle metabolism.
Nourkrin Man nourishes thinning hair and helps promote existing hair growth. It builds on the success of original Nourkrin, but strengthens and develops the formulation specifically for men. Two new key ingredients, omega 3 fatty acid and the natural herb, fenugreek, have been added.