Everything you need to know about thinning hair.

“On average we lose around 80 strands a day, if you begin to shed significantly more than that or you notice they aren't growing back, well, that's when things start to get a bit hairy (soz, couldn't help it). 

The thing is, when it comes to hair loss there are so many potential triggers, which means it can be tricky to pinpoint the exact reason why your strands are falling out, and henceforth, how to remedy the situation.”

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There are TWO main types of hair loss


There's a chance you're genetically predisposed to hair thinning, which means you may see a progressive, gradual reduction in hair volume. "In these instances, certain hair follicles are sensitive to male hormones – and this sensitivity causes follicles to gradually shrink and produce slightly finer and shorter hairs with each passing hair growth cycle.


This means your hair loss is the result of a trigger. "Excessive daily hair shedding (which is know as telogen effluvium) is not reliant on having a genetic predisposition, it occurs as the result of an internal imbalance or upset, such as a nutritional deficiency, severe stress, crash dieting or an illness".

How can I treat/ manage thinning hair?

Everyday stress, hormonal changes, medication, poor nutrition, age, heredity, as well as damage caused by the environment, heat-styling and over-styling can impact the health of the hair, leading to breakage and excess shedding.

At shampoo.ie we are proud to offer some of the very best products on the market for hair thinning and hair loss. it is important to consider the severity of your hair thinning and the type of hair you have before choosing products. Here are some of our favourite brands and products for treating hair thinning and hair loss.


Viviscal Professional is a clinically proven, 100% drug free dietary supplement for fuller and thicker hair and is suitable for women and men of all hair types and supply vital nutrients to the hair follicles through the bloodstream to prolong the hair growth cycle and promote existing hair growth.

Viviscal Professional dietary supplements are scientifically formulated with the ground-breaking, exclusive marine complex AminoMar®, which helps to nourish thinning hair from within and promote existing hair growth.

Along with AminoMar, Viviscal Professional hair growth supplements also contain key nutrients essential for healthy hair growth, including Biotin, Apple Extract and Vitamin C.

Recommended daily intake: Take two tablets daily for a minimum of 3-6 months (one tablet in the morning and one in the evening, with water after food). Viviscal Professional tablets are easy to swallow.



Scalp to Hair Range by Nak Hair is a scientifically formulated range that targets the causes of male and female thinning. A synergistic combination of essential minerals, vitamins, herbs and botanicals that energise, moisturise, re-mineralise and revitalise the scalp and hair. Strengthening, protecting and assisting in the prevention of thinning hair.

We love the NAK Scalp to Hair range because there is product suited to every hair type. e.g. the Revitalise shampoo and conditioner for chemically treated (coloured) hair. We would recommend customers who are yet to try hair thinning remedies to start with the Scalp to Hair range from NAK before moving to supplements.



One of our favourite hair loss heroes is Nioxin and their 3D care system trial kits. With 6 kits available there is one to suit every type of hair and level of thinning. The kits contain 3 products, a shampoo, conditioner and spray scalp treatment - size varies depending on the size kit chosen.

Features & Benefits of Nioxin include:

  • Complete professional thickening treatment for coloured hair with light thinning

  • For amplified hair texture and restored moisture balance

  • Helps remove follicle-clogging sebum, fatty acids and other environmental residues

  • Helps provide hair resilience and control moisture balance

  • Increases the fullness of each hair strand