If you’re experiencing thinning hair, you should use hair care products that rebuild hair strands at the root and protect against things like breakage and environmental damage. In addition, you’ll want to avoid using shampoos with parabens or sulfates, which can irritate hair and reduce moisture.

Ahead, here are the 5 products we recommend the most for women with thinning hair:


Routine Wellness blew us away and was our favorite when it came to our battle against thinning hair. The Shampoo and Conditioner are made from a proprietary blend of plant-based extracts, oils, and vitamins that are specifically formulated to do two things: help with DHT and nourish your hair. In addition, the company makes a hair supplement with ingredients that have been clinically shown to increase hair thickness and hair density.

We absolutely love the shampoo and conditioner. The formula contains ingredients like saw palmetto oil, nettle extract and apple fruit extract. These ingredients are believed to help with the effects of DHT – the hormone that causes hair loss – on the scalp. In addition, Routine also contains hair nourishing ingredients like biotin, kelp, and niacin. By providing your hair the essential nutrients and proteins it needs, these ingredients can help stimulate the scalp and nourish each strand.

I was really happy to find a product that was geared towards women suffering from thinning hair. Almost everything I see on the market is just for men. Since the shampoo and conditioner are sulfate free, they are safe for all types of hair including color treated hair.

Routine has thousands of reviews from insanely happy women, and many customers have had some incredible results. My favorite is a customer who says she is now a “hair goddess!” In addition, Routine has a great return policy and will offer you a refund if you’re not happy with the product.

Simply put, Routine Wellness was my favorite combo in my battle against hair loss. The worst part is that Routine isn’t available on Amazon. My favorite scent was Routine Wellness Rose Hips, which smells amazing.

EDIT: You can save 10% off any purchase at Routine with coupon code: BEST10.


2. Shapiro Women’s Regrowth Kit

We absolutely loved Shapiro Regrowth Kit. The shampoo and conditioner have many of the same ingredients as Routine – Biotin, Green Tea, Caffeine and Saw Palmetto. We’re also a fan of the daily foamer, but the minoxidil is in liquid form which we don’t love. We still appreciated the volume and thickness the shampoo gave to us. However, the price was a bit high, so Shapiro earned our number 2 spot.

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3. Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner

We loved that Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner is SLS free, and is vegan. We thought the shampoo did a great job cleansing our scalp without stripping it, and the conditioner did a great job of hydrating our hair without weighing it down. Overall, we felt like we had more volume and bounce, but that the effect on our hair loss was low, so we put this as number three on our list.

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4. Keranique Shampoo and Conditioner

Keranique Shampoo and Conditioner is aimed specifically at replenishing Kertain in the hair. Keratin is a critical component of hair protein, and so we loved that focus. The shampoo did a great job at moisturizing our hair too. However, we didn’t love that the whole kit idea, and it seemed like the shampoo stripped away the color in our hair quickly, and so it earned the number 4 spot on our list.

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5. Nioxin System Shampoo and Conditioner

Nioxin was the first brand to really focus on hair loss. It started several decades ago, and as a result, has a lot of name brand recognition. We love that it reduces breakage and leaves a refreshed and healthy scalp. We didn’t love two things though. First, it is difficult to know what system to purchase because Nioxin has so many products. Second, each system contains a spray that left our hair a bit greasy when we were done washing it.

As a result, Nioxin ended up fifth on our list!

Buy it here.

Remember, each person will have different experiences with these products and our tests weren’t scientific – these are just our opinions. We recommend you stick to something for at least 6 months to see if you are responding well to it.


  • Nancy
    March 5, 2024 at 11:40 am

    I’ve been a hairdresser for over 20 years, and I love the results I’ve seen with Routine for the women I work with. They tend to be an older group – usually over the age of 45 or 50, and it is really helped. I can also vouch for the fact that it is safe for color treated hair!

  • Peggy Parmer
    January 28, 2024 at 10:44 pm

    I have been using Routine for about 8 months I would not use anything else my hair is better than it been in years I also use the oil and massage in my scalp at least 30 min before I wash my hair it is so manageable and getting thicker in my bald spots I love Routine Peggy

  • Tracy Jeffers
    January 27, 2024 at 11:49 pm

    Routine gives you basically immediate results. Within 2 washes I saw almost no breakage or hair loss. It’s a 5 star product for sure. Ive been using ot for 5 months and my hair is now full, grown out about 3 inches, and I dont have to straight iron my hair to fight frizziness anymore. I couldn’t be happier!

  • Olga Terenzi
    January 21, 2024 at 3:44 pm

    Please advise price of each

  • Karin Swantek
    July 24, 2023 at 3:32 am

    How long does it take to see a difference
    Thank you in advance

  • Norlee H
    July 11, 2023 at 9:55 am

    I have been using Routine for almost a year & I love it! I have baby fine hair which was thinning badly. Now my hair rarely breaks, is thicker & my hairdresser sees the difference.


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