Can a shampoo regrow hair?
This is what Watermans Grow me shampoo and conditioner manufacturers are promising.
in this article I will look at those claims, and together, we will decide if it is worth trying Watermans shampoo and conditioner.
Let’s start with some background science on hair loss to see where Grow me shampoo fits in.
What causes hair loss? In men and women.
Before we analyse Watermans Grow me shampoo it is worth going over the causes of hair loss.
The term “hair loss” is very Broad.
There is genetic hair loss, known as androgenic alopecia. This form of hair loss usually runs in families.
There is also alopecia areata, which is probably caused buy an immune reaction. This form of hair loss can appear suddenly and result in total hair loss or partial hair loss.
Traction alopecia is caused by the styling of the hair, causing it to gradually recede due to the mechanical pulling. For example, in people who style their hair by braiding or as cornrows.
The hair loss refer to in this article is androgenic alopecia.
This is caused by the miniaturization of hair follicles due to the effects of hormones such as testosterone and DHT. This can affect both men and women although it is more common in men. Over time the hair follicles starts to produce hair which is fainter and thinner until eventually the hair follicle completely dies out.
The first thing to say about this shampoo is that it is made in Britain.
you may ask, so what?
Well, in Britain we have some of the most strict regulations when it comes to products in the beauty and Healthcare Market. So we can have high confidence that this product is at the very least safe, and hopefully also effective.
Without being presumptuous, I would not have such confidence if this shampoo was made in the Far East for example.
I really love the packaging of this shampoo. The black bottle gives an air of sophistication and quality. Together with the white labelling, It just gives a feel of professionalism.
It almost looks like an expensive whiskey bottle!
The shampoo alone costs around £13 Stirling. And the shampoo and conditioner set cost around £23.70. So this shampoo is at the top end of the price range in terms of shampoos and conditioners.
These prices are correct at the time of publishing this article.
The main active ingredients in this shampoo are:
Let’s look at the science.
Let’s remember what this shampoo promises; which is written in big letters on the front of the bottle. It promises to regrow your hair And strengthen your hair follicles.
So we would expect the ingredients to have good scientific evidence that they regrow hair.
In my research, I found scientific evidence supporting only caffeine, in terms of proven ability to regrow hair. I could not find evidence for any of the other ingredients.
But before you rush to conclusions, consider this.
The other ingredients in this shampoo, such as Argan oil and Lupin protein, are extremely good for hair. There may be little evidence that they regrow hair so far, but they are full of nutrition and goodness which may make a tremendous difference to hair and scalp health.
It is also quite interesting to note, that the manufacturers of Grow me shampoo only list scientific evidence supporting caffeine on their website. and by the way, I really like how the manufacturers of the shampoo have published scientific evidence on their website. I think it’s something that more manufacturers should do on their websites.
The company behind grow me shampoo put huge emphasis In gaining as much good press as possible. There are some remarkable stories of the results achieved by people using Grow me shampoo.
one story in the mailonline (UK online newspaper) mentions the remarkable transformation of a woman who went completely bald in her teens. Then at the age of 40, this woman regrew all her hair thanks to this shampoo. it’s an incredible success story which we have to assume is true.
Another story detailed how a young 27 year old completely got rid of his bald patch at the crown of his head after using the shampoo. Interestingly the story in the article was not told by the gentleman himself, but by his girlfriend.
At the time of writing this article, Grow me shampoo has over 700 customer reviews on Amazon. And it has a rating of 4 stars out of 5 on average. so clearly, it is well rated buy customers.
57% of users rated this shampoo five stars, and 14% rated it 1 star. The people who hated this shampoo highly loved the fact that it either stopped their hair loss or actually regrew their hair.
on the opposing side were people who hated this shampoo. Complaints of lack of results in terms of hair growth, and dry hair were the most frequent reasons.
The complaint about the dry hair with grow me shampoo is quite interesting. I can’t really work out which ingredients in this shampoo causes the hair to be dry and brittle.
I think this shampoo is a quality shampoo, but I don’t think it’s fully proven to regrow hair. only one ingredient in it has been shown to help with hair regrowth. having said that, this shampoo has lots of high quality ingredients that will benefit a range of hair and scalp problems.
I think the shampoo would be excellent for people with dandruff and with a scalp dermatitis. but to claim that it regrows hair or blocks DHT, is pushing its credentials too far.
Would I try it? Absolutely YES!
If you liked this review, check out my review on another popular hair loss product, Regaine/Rogaine
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