Hair-Care Tips

The Best Thinning Hair Treatments You Can Snag at Target (for $30 or Less!), According to a Dermatologist

Kara Jillian Brown

Photo: Getty Images / PhotoAlto/Frederic Cirou
Noticing that your hair is starting to thin can be quite alarming. If you're super concerned (there are many reasons why this may be happening—we've outline the four most common hair loss culprits before), our best bet is to visit a board-certified dermatologist. However, if you can't access one or aren't that pressed about it, there are tons of available treatments for thinning hair. Tons of retailers and brands exist for this very issue, but after doing some product hunting, we couldn't help but notice that Target carried a lot of good stuff that helps with volume and growth.

For more clarity and advice on which products to invest in, we called in the pro. Maral Skelsey, MD, a Maryland-based dermatologist, says hair thinning can be caused by a variety of issues from hormonal abnormalities and vitamin deficiencies to anemia. Depending on the cause, she says over-the-counter treatment can be very effective. Shop six of her favorites from Target below.

Hair Regrowth Treatment For Women
Up&Up Hair Regrowth Treatment For Women — $30.00

The Up&Up Hair Regrowth Treatment For Women is comparable to Women’s Rogaine. The “foam version doesn’t contain propylene glycol [so it won’t] irritate the scalp,” says Dr. Skelsey. “Reducing inflammation of the scalp improves tolerability and enhances hair growth.”

Pura d'or Apple Cider Vinegar Thin2Thick Shampoo, thinning hair treatments Target
Pura d'or Apple Cider Vinegar Thin2Thick Shampoo — $20.00

Pura d’or Apple Cider Vinegar Thin2Thick Shampoo features biotin, apple cider vinegar, and DHT blockers, all ingredients that Dr. Skelsey says are great for hair growth. “Biotin and DHT blockers support hair growth and apple cider vinegar decreases inflammation that can slow hair growth,” she says. Pura d’or also carries a thickening conditioner ($18).

Dove Men 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner Thick + Strong — $8.00

The Dove Men 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner Thick + Strong “contains caffeine which inhibits phosphodiesterase and promotes hair growth and calcium which strengthens hair allowing it to be less prone to breakage,” says Dr. Skelsey. And even though it’s a “men’s” product, anyone can use it.

 

Hair Biology Silver Shampoo, thinning hair treatments Target
Hair Biology Silver Shampoo — $10.00

If you dye your hair, Dr. Skelsey recommends using the Hair Biology Silver Shampoo. “Biotin increases hair growth in this formulation that is safe for color-treated hair,” she says. Hair Biology also carries a biotin-infused conditioner ($10)

Love Beauty and Planet Volume and Bounty
Love Beauty and Planet Volume and Bounty Shampoo — $7.00

The Love Beauty and Planet Volume and Bounty Shampoo is great if you’re looking for a product that’s vegan and free of sulfates and parabens. “Coconut oil and water volumize and moisturize hair in this product that is safe for hair that has undergone keratin treatments because it’s sulfate-free,” says Dr. Skelsey. Love Beauty and Planet also carries a volume and bounty conditioner ($7)

Hair Biology Thickening Treatment, thinning hair treatments Target
Hair Biology Thickening Treatment — $10.00

The Hair Biology Thickening Treatment is a “leave- in serum with biotin and caffeine that strengthens hair,” says Dr. Skelsey. Just apply it after you shampoo and condition your hair.

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