What ingredients to look out for in shampoos, conditioners and masks to help prevent hair loss

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If you suffer from hair loss, then you might find it difficult to know exactly what you’re looking for when trying to find a product to help.This can be especially true when looking at a list of scientific-sounding ingredients that seem to make no sense. To help you gain a better understanding, we’ve put together a list of some of the best ingredients to look out for if you want to tackle and prevent hair loss head on. We even have a few of our own anti hair loss products too that can help you on your way to get back those luscious locks.  

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera can help to prevent hair loss as it contains enzymes that work with the scalp to make existing hair follicles stronger and promote healthy hair growth. These enzymes stimulate dormant hair follicles in patches of the scalp where you may be suffering from hair loss or thinning. Aloe vera also contains multiple vitamins, including Vitamin B12, that cleanse and remove dead skin cells from the scalp that are blocking the path for new hair to grow. Vitamin B12 also supports the body’s cell metabolism in order to reproduce the appropriate cells that promote hair growth. This unique cocktail of enzymes and vitamins makes aloe vera a prime ingredient to look out for in products that will help you keep that full head of hair.


Panthenol is another ingredient to look out for in products that claim to help prevent hair loss, as it’s believed to improve the thickness of the hair and moisturisation of the scalp to create a healthy environment for hair growth. It also works to replenish hair and speed up the correction of any previous damage. This makes panthenol a good partner to aloe vera as the aloe stimulates new hair growth while panthenol fixes the condition of existing hair.

Vitamin B3


Niacinamide, most commonly known as Vitamin B3, is one of the main ingredients that you’ll find in any hair loss product. Niacinamide has been scientifically proven to speed up the growth of healthy hair, as well as strengthen and thicken it along the way after a few months of constant use. Nicotinamide and nicotinic acid collectively make up Vitamin B3, which helps cells convert food into energy and is also important in protecting the cells against damage by antioxidants.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid has its own unique chemical structure that makes it an effective ingredient to look out for. It penetrates and cleanses the skin and allows all of the nutrients to be absorbed into the scalp. Hair follicles need the right nutrients and vitamins to be able to grow natural healthy hair and salicylic acid is a great ingredient to help you regain your luscious locks. This makes Salicylic acid an active ingredient to look out for in hair loss products.

Zinc & Iron

Zinc is important in our bodies to help build cells and aid in the effective absorption of nutrients. Alongside using hair loss products, it’s a good idea to ensure that your body is getting enough zinc to supplement the product and support the renewal of your hair. This also applies to the body’s iron levels, as this essential mineral rejuvenates and helps growth in the body and can be a great match with hair loss shampoo, conditioner and hair masks.

These ingredients are definitely ones to look out for when seeking an effective anti-hair loss product. Here at Benessence, we have our very own hair loss shampoo and lotion which contains several of these miracle ingredients to help you on your way to stopping hair loss.


Our Organic Anti-Hair Loss* Shampoo with Aloe Vera, Amino Acids, Minerals and Growth Promoting Vitamins should be applied regularly to stimulate hair growth and hydrate your hair. Why not pair it with Benessence’s Anti-Hair Loss* Lotion with Organic Aloe Vera, Ginseng, Hops, Green Tea and Saw Palmetto to purify and soothe your scalp.

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