DrFormulas HairOmega DHT Blocker Shampoo Sulfate Free Shampoo with Moroccan Argan Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Caffeine, Biotin for Hair Growth, 16 oz
- HairOmega® DHT Blocker Shampoo is a sulfate free shampoo and contains essential nutrients like biotin to minimize hair loss and support healthy hair growth
- 16oz of our best DHT Blocking Shampoo infused with Moroccan Argan, Jojoba, Lavender, Tea Tree Oils
- Biotin Shampoo combined with natural DHT blockers such as Lavender Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Saw Palmetto to support hair growth
- Made in a FDA Inspected, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility in the USA.
- Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back!
DrFormulas® HairOmega® DHT Blocker Hair Growth Shampoo
Shampooing your hair is part of your regular grooming routine, and while you may choose your shampoo based on your type of hair, what you may not know is that it could contain ingredients that are harmful for your hair and scalp. It may even contain ingredients that can cause your hair to break or thin. That’s why you should choose a natural shampoo like DrFormulas® HairOmega® DHT Blocker Shampoo to support healthy hair growth. It has been thoroughly researched to contain the most effective ingredients to support hair growth.
Sulfate Free DHT Blocker Shampoo
Most shampoos contain detergents, also called surfactants, which act to take away grease and oils in your hair by attracting both oil and water. Their molecules clean hair by attracting oils to the detergents which then get rinsed out along with the shampoo.
Sulfates are a surfactant compound commonly added to shampoos, soaps, and other cleaning and personal care products. Sulfate is a salt or ester form of sulfuric acid. Sulfates in shampoos refer to a group of synthetic sulfate-based chemicals that are often produced using petroleum and certain plant sources, such as coconut and palm oils. Although they do act as surfactants, sulfates are primarily added as a lathering agent, which provides the illusion of a deeper, more effective clean. The two most common sulfates found in shampoos and soaps are sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES).5
While sulfates wash away the grime from your hair, they can also take away some of your hair’s natural antimicrobial peptides, oils, and proteins. Without these, your hair is vulnerable to damage and your scalp is vulnerable to irritation.
Sulfates such as sodium lauryl sulfate is one of the most irritating detergents used in the hair care industry. It is also used in clinical studies test barrier repair agents (think moisturizers and conditioners that repair the skin) since it’s so good at stripping away oils and moisture. Along with its irritating potential, sulfates can negatively charge your hair, all of which ultimately results in dull, lifeless hair.6
Along with its potential for irritation, sodium laureth sulfate can contain some trace amounts of cancer-causing chemicals because it is derived from petroleum. These potentially carcinogenic chemicals include ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane. Fortunately, concentrations of these chemicals are rarely high and usually negligible, though researchers continue to monitor and review them.6
Aside from immediate health effects, experts question the environmental impact of sulfates. Palm oil requires deforestation to install palm tree plantations. Sulfates washed down the drain may also prove toxic to marine life.5
Even with a sulfate-free shampoo, it is important to use a conditioner to rebalance the natural oils on your scalp. Using a conditioner with naturally moisturizing conditioners such as Moroccan argan oil, avocado oil, or jojoba oil after you shampoo can help with this. It restores the hair’s natural balance of oils and moisture. It also smooths down the cuticle of each hair so that the hair shaft is strengthened. A quality conditioner will leave your hair strong and shiny and will help prevent frizz. There are many different carrier oils to choose from including coconut, grape, argan, and jojoba oil. Jojoba oil has been found to closely mimic the oils secreted by the skin and scalp.
Paraben Free DHT Blocker Shampoo
Some of the most harmful ingredients commonly found in shampoo, that you should avoid, are parabens. Parabens are a group of synthetic compounds that were first commercialized in the 1950s and include:
Parabens have since been added in shampoos, soaps, and a variety of other health and personal care products as a preservative to prevent the growth of fungi, bacteria, and other potentially harmful microbes.4
According to research1 conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency, long-term exposure to these chemicals can harm your endocrine system. Once absorbed through the skin, parabens end up stored in the body’s fatty tissue where they accumulate over time. If their build-up becomes concentrated, they bind to estrogen receptors, allowing them to interfere with your body’s normal body function.2 These compounds alter how much hormones your body makes and the way the body functions.
The main worry is that, while individual products contain negligible amounts of parabens, cumulative exposure to parabens from a variety of different sources could eventually add up, overload the body, and result in health problems. Some researchers have found that parabens can be found in measurable amounts in about 90 percent of the average person’s typical groceries.4 Many health advocates have pressured the FDA to ban the use of parabens in products. The more you use products with parabens, the higher risk you have for hormonal imbalances.
Thankfully, many brands have found natural and organic alternatives to paraben that can effectively prevent microbial growth in personal care products without presenting any potential health risks. Paraben-free shampoos, such as HairOmega® DHT Blocker Shampoo, are the best choice for healthy hair growth.
Hair Growth Shampoo
Because Moroccan argan oil is rich in vitamin E, it can help rehydrate the skin and scalp, preventing dryness and itching. It can also help prevent hair from becoming dry and brittle and support hair growth.
Say goodbye to parabens, sulfates, and other damaging chemicals with DrFormulas® HairOmega® DHT Blocker Shampoo. Made with all natural ingredients, it’s perfectly safe for use with colored, permed, or straightened hair, and it offers UV and thermal protection.
What is Jojoba Oil?
This plant oil is extracted from the seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis plant. It contains antioxidants, vitamins A and E, oleic, linoleic, and palmitic fatty acids. This non-greasy oil is suitable for all hair types, and helps to moisturize and strengthen hair, tame frizz, and keep split ends at bay. It also protects from heat damage from curlers, hair dryers, and flat irons, while adding body to your hair and leaving a lustrous shine. Because it’s gentle, this natural oil will not irritate your scalp.
What is Argan Oil?
Argan oil, also known as Moroccan argan oil or simply Moroccan oil, is packed with a variety of vitamins and nutrients, particularly vitamins A, C, and E, along with omega-6 fatty acids and lineolic acid. It also has rich antioxidant properties that allow it to neutralize and regulate free radicals. All of these nutrients in an argan oil of Morocco shampoo may protect hair while increasing hair’s elasticity to restore shine to dull hair and prevent breakage and split-ends.7
Other Ingredients in DrFormulas® HairOmega® DHT Blocker Shampoo
As the best DHT blocker shampoo, our shampoo contains a variety of other active ingredients to support hair growth and promote healthy locks.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree plant, botanically known as Melaleuca alternifolia. Commonly added to soaps and shampoos, tea tree oil naturally possesses antimicrobial properties that allow it to effectively neutralize harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Some forms of dandruff have been found to be caused by sensitivities to fungi known as Malassezia. The natural antifungal properties in a tea tree oil shampoo may prevent dandruff and scalp itch caused by this fungus.8
A use study found that lavender oil has the potential to promote hair growth when applied topically.9 Similar to tea tree oil, lavender oil is also naturally antimicrobial, suggesting that it may prevent itchy scalp and dandruff caused by fungi or bacteria. It also possesses a fragrance that has been studied for its relaxing and mood calming effects.9
Saw palmetto is a common ingredient in DHT blocker shampoos. DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is an androgen hormone. Excess levels of DHT have been linked to male and female pattern baldness by causing hair follicles to shrink, ultimately resulting in hair loss. Saw palmetto has been found to inhibit the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. This enzyme is known to convert testosterone into DHT, resulting in higher DHT levels. Saw palmetto may help to regulate DHT and balance hormone levels to reduce hair loss and promote hair growth. Saw palmetto is also one of the most popular treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia (an enlarged prostate), a condition often linked to high DHT levels.10
Biotin is a B vitamin commonly found in yeast, egg yolks, sardines, legumes, and other foods. It plays a variety of roles in the human body, but it is best known for its potential to reduce hair loss. Studies show that biotin deficiency can result in hair loss, so using a biotin shampoo may stimulate hair growth and support thicker, healthier hair.11
DrFormulas® HairOmega® DHT Blocker Hair Growth Shampoo is the perfect complement to your hair health regime. The gentle, all-natural ingredients will protect your hair and leaving looking vibrant and feeling soft and strong. For extra hair health support, use DrFormulas® HairOmega® DHT Blocker Hair Growth Conditioner, along with our shampoo.
How to Choose the Best DHT Blocker Shampoo
DHT is one of the main contributors to male and female pattern baldness. DHT blockers, available in the form of supplements and shampoos, may reduce hair loss while supporting healthy hair growth. Take a look below for tips on choosing the best DHT blocker shampoo.
Understanding DHT and DHT Blockers
Dihydrotestoerone, or DHT, is an androgen hormone that is mainly responsible for creating the biological characteristics of men (a deeper voice, body hair, changes to body composition) during puberty.12 In women, androgens like DHT also initiate changes associated with puberty. DHT also plays a role in estrogen synthesis and may regulate organ functions.13 However, excess levels of DHT can contribute to hair loss in both men and women by shrinking hair follicles. High DHT levels in men has also been linked to benign prostatic hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate, as well as prostate cancer.14
DHT blockers work to regulate the hormone’s levels, often by inhibiting the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. This enzyme is responsible for converting testosterone into DHT, resulting in an increase in DHT levels while reducing existing testosterone. By keeping 5-alpha reductase at bay, your hormones have an easier time maintaining balance.14
Choosing the Best DHT Blocker Shampoo
1. Look for proven, effective ingredients.
Check the label for ingredients that are actually proven to block DHT and support hair growth. Some of the most popular and effective natural DHT blocking ingredients that you should look for include:
- Saw palmetto – Saw palmetto is currently the most popular herbal ingredient for treating symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It does so by preventing the conversion of testosterone into DHT. While supporting a healthy prostate, this also can help to reduce or reverse hair loss.15
- Argan oil – Argan oil is rich in antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids, linoleic acid, and vitamins A, C, and E. This blend of nutrients may protect hair and increases hair’s elasticity to prevent breakage and split-ends while nourishing dull, lifeless hair. The high antioxidant content may help to neutralize free radicals and prevent damage to your hair cells.27
- Peppermint oil – Peppermint oil naturally possesses antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, which may allow it to combat hair loss or dandruff caused by fungi or bacterial infections. Some studies suggest that peppermint oil may reduce hair loss by acting as a vasodilator (meaning that it may improve blood flow). Increasing blood flow to the scalp may provide hair follicles with more nutrients and oxygen which may promote hair growth and reduce hair loss.30
- Tea tree oil – Derived from the leaves of the tea tree, tea tree oil has been shown in several studies to be an effective antimicrobial that can fight bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Tea tree oil’s natural antifungal properties may help to reduce certain forms of dandruff caused by fungi. Tea tree oil may also possess anti-inflammatory properties.
- Ketoconazole – Ketoconazole is an antifungal medication that may effectively combat fungi (particularly of the species Malasezzia) that are known to cause dandruff and hair loss.19
- Biotin – Biotin is a B vitamin known to improve the structure of keratin, the main protein making up your skin, hair, and nails.20 Although we require further study to understand exactly how biotin works to support hair growth, research does show that biotin deficiency can result in thinning hair or hair loss. Supplementing with biotin or using a biotin-enriched shampoo may thicken hair and support hair growth.22
2. Avoid companies that make outrageous claims.
All the claims that a company makes about their DHT blocker shampoo should be backed up by scientific studies. Unfortunately, many brands tend to make outrageous claims about their shampoos’ abilities. If you do find a shampoo that makes big claims, do your own research and see if the ingredients are as effective as they say. However, even the most effective ingredients don’t work overnight. They all take time, and any products that tout immediate or instant results should come with some suspicions.
3. Cost and efficacy are not related.
A high price does not necessarily equate to rich, flowing locks. That should be reassuring to you. It means that you can find a quality, effective DHT blocker shampoo while staying well within your budget. Most DHT blocker shampoos are relatively affordable. With more expensive shampoos, you tend to be paying more for the hype than the quality of ingredients or general effectiveness.
4. Avoid shampoos containing harsh chemicals like sulfates.
Many shampoos tend to include harsh, potentially harmful chemicals. The two main culprits here are sulfates and parabens. Sulfates refer to a detergent called sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate. These compounds are harsh detergents that strip away moisture from the scalp.22
It is often added to shampoo, soap, and cleaning products to promote lathering, which gives the illusion of a stronger, more effective clean.23 The immediate problem with sulfate is that it is irritating to skin and scalp. Any added irritation to your scalp may aggravate your hair loss.
Parabens are another group of synthetic compounds added to shampoo and other personal care products as a preservative. They effectively stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes that could pose a health risk. While the amount in a singular product might be negligible, parabens are nearly ubiquitous, found in almost 90 percent of regular grocery items. Experts and public health advocates are worried that the accumulation of and exposure to parabens from so many different sources could lead to health issues. The main concern is paraben’s ability to mimic estrogen, resulting in hormonal dysfunctions that could lead to reproductive toxicity and an increased chance of breast cancer.24
Many modern shampoos and personal care products have found healthier, cleaner alternatives to sulfates and parabens. The HairOmega DHT Blocker shampoo uses natural ingredients to help grow healthy hair.
5. Use a Conditioner with both Jojoba and Peppermint Oils.
Choosing a DHT blocker shampoo that comes with an accompanying a good conditioner can provide further support for healthy hair growth. While shampoos are designed to wash your hair, they often strip your hair and scalp of its natural oils. That dryness can potentially contribute to irritation and exacerbate your hair loss. Conditioner contains a mix of ingredients designed to replenish your hair’s moisture and refortify your hair’s cuticle with a protective coating. This encourages growth and prevents potential hair breakage. Most also just help your hair maintain its shine, smooth out frizz and tangles, and generally make your hair nice to touch and easier to work with.25
To accompany your DHT blocking shampoo, look for conditioners containing essential oils such as jojoba and peppermint oils. Jojoba oil most closely mimics the oils your follicles produce and offers a rich combination of vitamins and minerals that help to nourish and protect your hair, including:
- B vitamins
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Jojoba oil is also a powerful moisturizer, which can fight against breakage, split ends, and a dry scalp. This moisturizing ability nurtures your hair follicles, preventing the dryness that may cause hair loss, itchiness, or dandruff.26
Jojoba oil penetrates deep into each strand of hair, providing much needed nourishment and moisture to the hair roots and follicles. Vitamin E and other antioxidants combat free radicals, a product of oxidation, and protect hair from breakage and split ends. The high antioxidant content can also help to reduce inflammation in the scalp that contributes to dandruff and hair loss.
A study found that combining peppermint oil with jojoba oil had the most significant hair growth effects compared to using either oil alone. The study found that peppermint oil changes the levels of gene expression, promoting hair growth at molecular level.
6. Use DHT blocker shampoo with other DHT blockers.
Combine your DHT blocker shampoo with other DHT blocker supplements and hair growth ingredients to maintain healthy hair growth. Oral DHT blocker supplements can further help to rebalance hormones and reduce hair loss.
Minoxidil is one of the most popular ingredients for hair growth in both men and women. It is available as a topical treatment that can be applied directly to the scalp. Unlike DHT blockers, which affect hormones, minoxidil is in a class of drugs known as peripheral vasodilators. These work by relaxing and enlarging blood vessels, allowing for better blood flow.28 While research is not sure of the exact mechanisms of action, minoxidil has been shown to improve blood flow in the scalp, enlarging hair follicles while providing the scalp with easier access to nutrients. The result is an extended growth phase that allows for greater hair coverage on the scalp. Studies show that minoxidil has been effective in reducing hair loss and regrowing hair.29
Finding the right DHT blocker shampoo could be the first steps to reducing hair loss and promoting healthy hair growth.
- Baumann, Leslie MD. Cosmaceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients. 2015. McGraw Hill Medical.
Both the DHT blocking Shampoo and Hair Omega are both good products that when used together give a double defense against DHT and hair loss. All Natural too. I will keep everyone in the loop but so far, so good! Thanks, J.W Cleveland, Ohio
Am a 77 year old White Male. Have been utilizing product for 6-8 weeks, too early to assess over overall benefit of product; but have had improvement in appearance of hair.
I am very impress by the quality of the shampoo. The smell reminds me how great the ingredients are... It is not a question of perfume but rather a real question of the essence of the product by itself.
We must not expect to have an enormus volume of foam...
As a mather of fact, it’s rather a bad sign that a shampoo does it...(!)
I have been in the industry of cosmetic and hairgrooming a part of my life. I am positive that this is one of the best product I came across.
PS: I am a french speaking lady...sorry if there is mistakes in my way of expressing myself :)
the product looks good I'm trying it I do not see the results I want but I'll continue until I see results
In the 3 months using the shampoo and conditioner, all I can say is that in conjunction with the DHT blocking pills I have noticed I am maintaining hair growth and experiencing less fallout. I use 5% minoxidil, with a Low Level Laser treatments at home every few days 30 minutes at a time. This regimen is working out pretty good. I definitely will recommend these products.