What to Look for in a Shampoo to Address Thinning Hair

Do you ever feel overwhelmed when trying to choose which hair product is right for you? There are products for thick hair, thin hair, curly hair, oily hair; products intended to create volume, shine, and lift – the choices are endless…

Not only is knowing what type of hair you have important, but so is knowing what you want to get out of the products you buy.

So where do you start?

If your friends or family happen to have the same type of hair as you do, the best place to start looking for a hair product is with them. Chances are they have experienced a similar dilemma, so comparing notes to find the right products will be easy.

If this isn’t the case, the next best place to search is online. You can look through websites and post questions, even search through YouTube tutorials and reviews. The only drawback to an online search is that there is a wealth of information out there, and sometimes it can take a long time to sift through everything.

That’s where we come in.

While we won’t pretend to be experts on the best products for thick or curly hair, we are the experts on fine, thin or thinning hair and offer the best products you can buy to promote hair growth.

Let’s walk through the most important features to look for when purchasing a product for thinning hair…

The Ingredients

The first step in making sure you are purchasing the right product is knowing which ingredients will help with your hair type.

To help with thin hair, you’ll want to look for moisturizing and protein-packed ingredients. These will help repair any damage, and prep your hair for optimal hair growth.

Let’s start with what the best shampoo for thinning hair should contain. One important ingredient to look for is glycerin, which is a natural oil that will help lock in moisture for your hair. A lot of shampoos say they’re “moisturizing,” when in fact they are just coating the hair to make it appear softer. That coating can weigh hair down, which in turn can make thin or thinning hair look greasy. When you have thin or fine hair, you want your hair to retain that moisture so your hair follicles can grow. For that soft look and feel, you don’t want to weigh the hair down.


Another important ingredient to be on the look out for is water-soluble silicone. Like glycerin, silicone is an effective hair moisturizer that will coat the strands of your hair with a thin film, giving your hair a fuller, shinier look without making your hair greasy. The key is making sure the silicone you use is water-soluble to prevent build-up.

Silicone is also great for damage control. If you have dry, unhealthy hair, silicone will act as a primer for your hair, prepping the hair for healthy hair growth.

Bonus tip: If you use a hair thickening shampoo that contains silicone, the moisturizing effects won’t wash out, even after you rinse!


Proteins and nutrients such as Red Palm Oil, Camu Camu, and Keratin also aid in hair growth and hair revitalization. If you can find a shampoo for hair loss that contains these products, you’re one step closer to getting thicker, fuller-looking hair.

Red Palm Oil
Red Palm Oil is rich in vitamin E, which promotes hair cell growth and regeneration as well as increases circulation to the scalp. The increased circulation results in new hair follicles, which are necessary for strong and healthy hair. Carotenes, found in Red Palm Oil, will also help prevent hair from becoming weak and brittle. Lastly, Red Palm Oil contains saturated fats and lipids – perfect for moisturizing any thin or thinning hair.

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Camu Camu
Camu Camu, a Brazilian fruit, contains a high amount of vitamin C. A hair thickening shampoo benefits from having this ingredient in it as it will help decrease inflammation and irritation of the scalp. The high levels of antioxidants found in Camu Camu also help reduce the risk of attacks from free radicals and bacteria.

Bonus tip: Not only is Camu Camu a great moisturizing agent, it will also work wonders to help detangle your hair!


Everyone can benefit from using products infused with keratin proteins. Why? Because keratin is the key structural component that makes up your hair. The best shampoo for thinning hair, and other thinning hair products, need keratin proteins in order to restore and rebuild the hair shaft. This will leave your once damaged hair revitalized and stronger than ever!


Now that we’ve listed the important ingredients to look for in thinning hair care products, the next step is figuring out the right products to purchase.

Where to Find Shampoos For Thinning Hair and Who Should I Trust?

The first step in your haircare routine is finding the best shampoo for thinning hair.

Having the right shampoo for your hair type will ensure you’re providing your hair with the optimal environment for hair growth. It preps your hair for the rest of the day, and the amount of product that your hair will have to endure. If you’re unsure where to look or what companies specialize in thinning hair products, you’ve come to the right place.

For over 30 years, Toppik has been the #1 choice for those shopping for thinning hair and hair loss products. Other companies have tried to mimic what Toppik products do, but nothing compares. It’s not just about what we say though, Toppik reviews from real customers allow our products to speak for themselves.

If you’re shopping for the best shampoo for thinning hair, it’s also a good idea to watch testimonials and hear what other customers have to say, or view before and after images to see the transformation firsthand.

Once you’ve done all of this, you’re ready to make a decision on which hair thickening shampoo will work best for you.

Hair Building Shampoo


Toppik Hair Building Shampoo

A great shampoo for hair loss, this shampoo strengthens and repairs thin, thinning, and damaged hair. With ingredients like glycerin, silicone, and keratin, your hair will receive all the moisture and nourishment it needs.

This is the kind of shampoo that will provide your hair with the nutrients it needs for healthy, shiny hair.

Bonus tip: This shampoo is free of sulfates and parabens, so it won’t dry out the scalp!

3-in-1 Hair Renewal Shampoo


Toppik 3-in-1 Hair Renewal Shampoo

If you’re looking for a hair thickening shampoo that is also low maintenance, this shampoo is the best solution for your hair. It’s packed with Red Palm Oil, Camu Camu, and Keratin – encouraging strong, healthy hair every time you use it.

And because it is three products in one, this shampoo is especially ideal for men, but it is also perfect for anyone who loves a quick shower.

Bonus tip: This shampoo is safe enough to use every day, even on color-treated hair!

Now that you know the right shampoos to use for hair loss, you need to know how you should use them, and what products they can be used with.

How Should I Be Using These Products?

It’s not just about which products are right for your hair type and hair concerns, it’s also important to know how you should be using them.

Toppik Hair Building Shampoo is a great everyday shampoo that works to create fullness and volume, while also rebuilding any damaged hair follicles. Use once per day and follow with Toppik Hair Building Conditioner to add more protection and seal in moisture. For even fuller looking hair, apply a leave in treatment that will continue to support your hair throughout the day.

For someone on the go, or someone that doesn’t need to wash his or her hair everyday, the 3-in-1 Hair Renewal Shampoo is the best way to get all the nutrients your hair needs while still keeping up with your busy schedule. The lightweight formula adds body and shine, without weighing hair down like other multi-purpose shampoos. Use this hair thickening shampoo as a replacement for your shampoo and conditioner, and follow with Toppik Hair Fattener for added thickness and volume.

There are just a few more steps you can take to make sure you’re addressing all of your thinning hair care needs…

What Else Can I Do?

While these shampoos and conditioners will help repair and protect your hair from the outside, it’s also important to make sure you are taking care of yourself on the inside. Certain foods will aid in hair growth and restoration, and give you the added nourishment your hair may have been missing.

Lastly, vitamins containing biotin and vitamin A are great supplements to add to your regular diet. Toppik Hair Nutrition 2-in-1 Capsules support thin and thinning hair by providing essential antioxidants to your body. These vitamins make sure you’re getting all the nutrients your hair needs if you’re not able to get it through other products and diet.

Are you ready for thicker, fuller hair? Tell us in the comments section below if you’ve tried any of our hair thickening products before and about your personal experience!

Stay In the Know

Now that you know the best shampoos to use for hair loss, next week we’re prepping for the new year with our beauty resolutions!

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Contributed by: Lindsay, a content marketing and social media guru. Specializing in hair loss education, hairstyling and all things beauty related.

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15 Responses

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  2. I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article.

  3. I agree that the ingredients are important when choosing a hair loss treatment. It would be good to consider this because it would show that the shampoo would work. You may even want to find a professional to help you out if it gets bad.

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  5. Helen

    Good write up. Toppik Hair Regrowth product is a hair loss treatment for men and women. These products, Toppik hair shampoo, conditioner and treatments will give us more confidence. I am sure those who have thinning hair will try this. It was a great post and article, looking forward to this.

  6. Jason

    Thanks for sharing these hair tips. I am sure those who suffer from thinning hair will try this. It was a great post and article, looking forward to trying some of these hair tips.

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