Hair Surge Shampoo by Ultra Labs is one of the most popular hair growth products on Amazon.com. But, do the results justify a cost of around $50 per 8 oz. bottle?
Currently, there are two medical hair loss treatments considered truly effective for treating genetic hair loss: These are Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride). These drugs are FDA approved that are backed by clinical trials and many years of documented success. For the most part, natural/herbal hair growth products are unsatisfactory in their ability to regrow hair. No shampoo to date has been clinically proven to slow the progression of androgenic alopecia or regrow hair.
Despite this fact, the Hair Surge and Amazon sites make some very lofty claims, such as; "revolutionary DHT-blocking caffeine formula" and "Contains powerful caffeine compounds which have been shown to reduce hair loss, stimulate hair growth and block effects of testosterone within the skin."
The main "active ingredients" are caffeine, ketoconazole and saw-palmetto. These ingredients are present in a number of over-the-counter, natural hair loss products and may benefit thinning hair to some degree, however, it's important to note that the ketoconazole content is only 0.2%. This is far less than the 2% found in prescription Nizoral Shampoo or the 1% found in the non-prescription variety.
Here is a complete list of ingredients:
Aqua (Deionized Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera Gel) Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Mineral Oil, Propylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Chamomilla Recutitta (Chamomile) Extract, Caffeine, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Urea, Lactic Acid, Triethanolamine, Eucalyptus Globulus Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), DMDM Hydantoin.
Another issue that prospective users may want to consider is that the official website does not appear to cite any peer reviewed clinical trials to support their hair growth claims. But, hair loss sufferers considering trying this shampoo may find comfort in knowing the company claims to offer a 110% money back guarantee.
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