Home » Hair » Shampoo That Grows Hair?

Shampoo That Grows Hair?

Fabio wants you to have fuller hair.

By Gregg Allen – Men’s Grooming Editor

You can’t turn on the TV without seeing a commercial for Bosley medical, but to be honest I didn’t know they made shampoo. I figure a shampoo made by one of the leaders in hair restoration would be well worth trying and I’m pretty happy so far.

My hair and scalp need a bit more attention than I have been giving them as I have dyed blonde dreads. I have tried a variety of products ranging from all natural to heavy chemical products, and haven’t found the holy grail of shampoo and conditioner yet.

The Bosley Revive Nourishing shampoo and Bosley Revive Nourishing Conditioner are safe for color treated hair (they have a “regular” version for non-color treated hair as well). I’ve been using them for about a month now and I’m feeling pretty good about the results.

When I looked at the ingredients list I said out loud, “Say what?! It looked like Greek to me. The second ingredient listed is:

Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate or SLMI as the “cool kids” call it.

According to Happi.com, “SMLI s an extremely mild cleanser that can be used as a primary or secondary surfactant and creates a dense, luxurious foam and imparts an elegant after-feel. Furthermore, it has excellent water solubility properties, making it a good choice for clear liquid cleansing systems.”

While I love the idea of only using all natural ingredients for my head of dreads and washing my hair with tea tree oil and conditioning it with avocado, the truth is, my situation requires a bit of chemical support.

The first time I used the Bosley shampoo I noticed a nice tingling sensation on my scalp which I really like from a shampoo. Many other shampoos leave me with this feeling that I have just added a bunch of oil and gunk that’s just going to hang around my dreads and weigh them down like Christmas tree ornaments.

Bosley describes this shampoo as, “A gentle rejuvenating, sulfate free cleanser that removes toxins such as DHT (a primary cause of hair loss) from the scalp of visibly thinning hair.”

Some of the other key ingredients the company lists for this shampoo include:

LifeXtend Complex with Saw Palmetto.

Saw Palmetto:

Saw palmetto extract has been suggested as a potential treatment for male pattern baldness.

Sulfate Free:

What the heck does that mean?

According to Wisegeek.com, A sulfate-free shampoo is a shampoo that does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which
can irritate the scalp, excessively strip essential oils, and cause hair to be dry.

Soy Amino Acid:

Soy Whaaaat?!

Soy Amino Acids apparently make hair look and feel thicker.

The shampoo was fine for me, but Jen says it made her hair feel a bit dry. I’m fine with the Revive Nourishing Conditioner, but Jen recommends the Healthy Hair Strengthening Masque for extra moisture.

Bottom line it for me you say?

I have only been using Bosley for a short time and my scalp just feels healthier, cleaner and less oily than with previous products I have tried. I’m most definitely going to stick with this brand for a bit and hopefully it will increase the growth and thickness of my hair along with the boost it has given my scalp.

Hairs to you!
Thanks for reading!

Gregg (AKA GDub) is a handsome, young music producer and music marketing professional. He is our resident men’s grooming product guinea pig.


Press samples have been provided for review. Opinions are the author’s own. Article may contain affiliate links.

About chiefbunny

Jen Mathews is the Chief Bunny and social media maestro for My Beauty Bunny. She is also the President of Top Tier Media, a social media agency for beauty, fashion, health and lifestyle brands.

Check Also

Cool Red Hair Color

Cool Red Hair Color for Winter

Affiliate Links My hair guru, Patricia Lynn Laas, told me she wanted to try something ...


  1. Thanks for the review, I've been wondering how well the shampoo worked and how it felt after using it for a while. I too color my hair and noticed over the past couple of years it was getting drier and a little thinner.
    I appreciate your honesty

  2. Great post on men's hair care products! Please let us know if it actually boosted hair growth and thickened hair over time! I know a few men that could use a product like this so I'm curious about its long-term results.
    My recent post Your Top 10 Skin Issues Solved!

  3. In addition to shampoos and topical treatments, I HIGHLY recommend taking silica and MSM supplements!

  4. && is this lady friendly as well?? I'd love a cruelty-free shampoo that helped my hair grow longer & stronger while being safe on the environment & my processed strands πŸ˜€

  5. "cleanser that removes toxins such as DHT (a primary cause of hair loss) from the scalp" I find this quite hard to believe as DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is a hormone which travels in your bloodstream & I doubt it could be removed by a shampoo.
    My recent post Viviscal for hair growth – Month 2

  6. I could be completely wrong here, but applying cream-based hormones (like progestin) can result in hormonal changes. Couldn't the same technique be used to block certain hormones?

  7. Hair loss is accepted as part of hormonal imbalance in which people try to have fix solution. I think, natural alternative such as saw palmetto and aloe vera is an effective remedy that can be used as prevention of baldness.
    My recent post thinning hair in women

  8. I asked my OB/GYN whether or not I should try this shampoo, whether or not it’s possible for the saw palmetto in it might affect my hormones. Thank goodness I did.

    My OB/GYN told me that saw palmetto and nettle in shampoos do enter the bloodstream, and can alter a woman’s hormones. He said he even had one patient, who entered early ‘menopause’ several months after using one of these saw palmetto containing formulations. When she stopped the shampoo, her ‘menopause’, went away. STAY AWAY FROM THIS STUFF! Nioxin is even WORSE.

  9. Good to know Adaeze – thanks for sharing!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This blog uses premium CommentLuv which allows you to put your keywords with your name if you have had 5 approved comments. Use your real name and then @ your keywords (maximum of 2)