The Super Shampoos
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the September 2003 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
What It Does:
Prepares your scalp for hair-growth solutions like Rogaine.
What It Doesn't Do:
Grow hair. "Even shampoos that are companions to minoxidol-containing solutions, like Nioxin or Progaine, can't grow hair by themselves," says Amy McMichael, M.D., associate professor of dermatology and director of the hair disorders clinic at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. "But other shampoos may reduce their effectiveness."
What to Look For:
Those containing amino and/or fatty acids help maintain a good pH level so topical solutions can penetrate more deeply into the follicle.