I recently purchased an issue of mens health and they were discussing shampoos for various hair types. They listed Bosley Professional Strength Nourishing shampoo as their shampoo of choice for thinning hair. The website for Bosley describes the shampoo as saying:
Gentle, sulfate-free cleanser that helps to recondition hair and rejuvenate the scalp. Cleanses and removes toxins such as DHT, a primary cause of thinning hair and hair loss, from the hair and scalp. LifeXtend complex contains Saw Palmetto extract to help promote healthy follicles. Pentapeptides help stimulate production of root-strengthening Keratin Protein. Soy Amino Acids help restore strength, thickness and volume. Vegetable Protein helps fortify hair shafts. Plankton Extract helps protect from photo-aging, frequent washing & damage from brushing.
Is there any benefit to purchasing this shampoo for around 20 bucks a bottle or is everything claimed false. Thanks!
The claims are extensive and suggestive, and the various elements in the shampoo have never been proven to treat thinning hair any better than other shampoos. If Men’s Health feels that the Bosley Pro is a good shampoo, it may be worth a try… but I truly doubt that it will treat hair loss in the way that balding men may hope.
Also, I have no idea if this was just a paid product placement or if there is some study the magazine conducted that lead them to the conclusion they made.