Quick, think of all your favorite hair growth products—supplements, serums, so on, so forth. Did shampoo cross your mind? Well, it should’ve. Although hair loss can be genetic (and require drugs or procedures to temper or reverse), you can start addressing it by changing how you cleanse. “There is a benefit to using shampoos that support scalp health,” says Doris Day, a Manhattan-based dermatologist who specializes in hair loss, an issue that will affect 50 percent of women within their lifetimes. For those experiencing it, Day tells patients to apply shampoo to their scalp before showering, leave it on for about 10 minutes, and then rinse, so the ingredients can really soak in; she also prefers formulas packed with antioxidants, vitamins, or hyaluronic acid. Not so sure if your shampoo makes the cut? Ahead, 12 formulas that give your scalp the TLC it needs.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.