Four Hair-Strengthening Shampoos

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Nanogen Thickening Hair Treatment Shampoo

If you want to make your muscles stronger, you need to take in amino acids. So it’s no surprise that the inclusion of the same muscle-building compounds in this shampoo will have a similarly positive effect on your hair, because they’ll help prevent follicle shrinkage and loss of hair anchoring. It also contains aloe and chamomile to soothe your scalp. £7.95 for 240ml, buy on

Baxter of California Daily Protein Shampoo

DHT is a male hormone that’s been found to be detrimental to hair growth. Baxter’s shampoo is formulated to remove it, along with other toxins and pollutants, as well as delivering a dose of proteins and nutrients to enrich, strengthen and keep your mane magnificent. All that and a lovely minty smell too. £18 for 300ml, buy on

Nioxin System 2 Cleanser

If your hair’s thinning or even just naturally fine, Nioxin’s daily cleansing system can help. It uses amino acids to make your locks stronger and more voluminous, while removing oils and other debris that can clog up follicles and stop nutrients getting to your scalp – plus white tea extract and peppermint to leave your hair shiny and refreshed. £11.50 for 300ml, buy on

Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Although Nizoral is designed primarily to treat and prevent dandruff and its symptoms such as a flaky, itchy scalp, it’s also an effective weapon in the fight against hair loss. The reason? Ketoconazole, an antifungal agent that evidence has shown also boosts hair growth. Leave it in for three to five minutes to do its thing, and don’t use it too frequently. £6.39 for 60ml, buy on

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Chris Beastall is the managing director and former editor of Ape To Gentleman, the online evolution of a traditional men’s magazine, dedicated to timeless yet contemporary style, intelligent living, and value.