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Top 10 Best Shampoos for Hair Fall in India

Edited by Vaishali, Reviewed by Deeksha

If your barber told you about deteriorating quality of your hair or if your floor holds more of your hair than your head or if you’re stuck with combs with less teeth and more hair then rest assured you need help for hair fall.

Hold on tight to find out how to conquer hair fall through this detailed guide of where, how, what and why to buy the best specialized shampoos to tackle hair fall.

The first step is to stay calm and not panic due to excessive hair loss. Then you must go to see a doctor and understand the root cause of your hair fall. If the root cause can be identified, then there are chances that the hair fall will stop.

My dermatologist told me to get my hair strand checked for DNA components that might be causing such hair fall. He also prescribed me a medicinal concoction that’d cost me my kidney and time. Not the best solution.

So, I scanned the catalogues of ‘bestsellers’ or ‘recommended’ trying to buy myself a decent bottle of shampoo everywhere. 

I exhausted my internet pack, stood in an aisle of shampoo for a good twenty minutes and spoke to my aunty from America trying to find the best bargain.

It’s unfair how a bottle of soap gives you such trouble. The stress is causing hair fall. Ironic. So, I went on a search spree to make a list of shampoos that you could buy to save your scalp from anymore shedding.

Keep reading for details of the 10 best shampoos for hair fall, best deals on them and details that you might need to know before you spend your buck.

All the shampoos discussed  in the article are great players of the market. But all of them have their own drawbacks and advantages. While scanning through the list, remember to note the ingredients of the products to decide what suits you best.

Other related articles: Top 10 Best Hair Oils for Hair Loss, Top 16 Best Shampoo for Hair Loss

We Highly recommend you to read the Shampoo for Hair Fall Buying Guide at the end of this article to get in-depth knowledge about latest Shampoo for Hair Fall Products and tips on making an informed decision about which product to buy for your needs 🙂

Let's explore the list and have a look at the features along with the pros and cons of the Top 10 Best Shampoos for Hair Fall in India.

Top 10 Best Shampoos for Hair Fall in India (2022)

Although my favorite among all is  Indulekha Bringha Shampoo, Proprietary Ayurvedic Medicine for Hair Fall, 200ml but you must check all of them to make your buying decision.

1. Indulekha Bringha Shampoo

Indulekha Bringha Shampoo, Proprietary Ayurvedic Medicine for Hair Fall, 200ml


  • Paraben-free
  • Sulfate-free
  • Ayurvedic formula
  • Rosemary scented
  • 200ml for Rs. 180

The shampoo, true to its name, is a herbal solution for hair fall with 7 types of ayurvedic herbs and essential oils.

The herbs include Tulsi, Neem, Shikakai, Amla apart from Bhringraj. Other than that, it contains rosemary oil for further nourishment.

The ingredients are rich in antioxidants, micronutrients and have anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.

The formula is sulphate-free and paraben-free for natural cleansing and care. The producers advise three washes weekly for results.


  • Product available in different sizes (100ml, 200ml, 340ml)
  • Natural ingredients
  • Pocket friendly
  • No artificial fragrance


  • Not as easily available as other conglomerate-manufactured shampoos
  • Strong (but natural) fragrance

2. WOW Skin Science Hair Loss Control

WOW Skin Science Hair Loss Control Therapy Shampoo - Increase Thick & Healthy Hair Growth - Contains Ayurvedic & Western Herbal Extracts With Natural Dht Blockers, 300 ml


  • Paraben-free
  • Silicones-free
  • Unisex
  • Suitable for all hair types
  • Natural Dht blockers (delays natural balding in men)
  • Rosemary and Lemon fragrance

The shampoo has an impressive list of natural ingredient-extracts including Bhringraj, Amla, Neem, Henna, Shikakai, Fnugreek extract, Lemon, Biotin, Rosemary, Saw Palmetto and Niacin.

The shampoo strives to incorporate ayurveda and western herbs. It also incorporates nourishing oils like sweet Almond, Jojoba, Castor and Argan oils.

The shampoo retails for Rs. 307 for 300ml. The shampoo is safe for use on coloured hair and on hair with any keratin-treatment.

The shampoo can be used by men and women both i.e. the target customer base is unisex.


  • Suitable for both beginners and professionals
  • Elongated neck for easy grip
  • Travel friendly


  • The frets make a buzzing sound if strung too high
  • High maintenance

3. Himalaya Anti Hair Fall Shampoo

Himalaya Anti Hair Fall Shampoo with Bringaraja, 1000 ml


  • Mild and artificial fragrance
  • Nourishing formula
  • Available in versatile sizes, from 80ml to 1000ml
  • Unisex
  • Manufactured in India
  • Improves hair texture
  • Strengthens hair

The shampoo formula contains the goodness of Butea Frondosa and Bringaraja. Butea Frondosa is called the flame of the forest, a native in the South Asian forests.

The shampoo is among the most easily available brands and very affordable. The formula is mild and moderately fragranced.

The shampoo can be used by men and women. The shampoo leaves a clean scalp and cool scalp upon a wash.

The instructions of use explicitly ask the users to massage the product thoroughly and leave it for 2-3 minutes before rinsing it off.


  • Unisex
  • Herbal formula
  • Pocket friendly
  • Very accessible
  • Mild fragrance
  • Compatible with coloured hair
  • Available in pump and manual bottles both


  • Might not perform well in humid climate

4. Head & Shoulders Anti Hairfall

Head & Shoulders , Anti Dandruff Shampoo, Anti Hairfall, 340 ML


  • Anti-dandruff formula
  • Anti-hair fall formula
  • Chemical formula
  • Artificially fragranced
  • Cleansing and strengthening properties
  • Retails for Rs. 275 for 340ml

This variation of Head & Shoulders incorporates ingredients tackling hair fall over and above the original anti-dandruff properties of its formula.

This is a foam-based shampoo with a unisex consumer base. The formula is chemical based. It has a strong artificial fragrance that is retained by the hair after rinsing.

The shampoo can be used for colored and treated hair too.

The brand sells affordable shampoos in a range of sizes. Zinc pyrithione, an ingredient used to treat dandruff, is also present in the formula.


  • Pocket friendly
  • Available in sachets, bottles with manual nozzles and pumps
  • Accessible
  • Strong formula
  • Colour friendly
  • Unisex
  • Available in pump and manual bottles both


  • Harsh on damaged hair
  • Formula tends to cause drying of the scalp
  • Chemical based formula
  • Strong artificial scent
  • Might cause damage upon daily use

5. Dove Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo

Dove Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo, 340ml


  • Anti-damage formula
  • Anti-hair fall formula
  • Retails for Rs. 215 for 340ml
  • Sold in sizes ranging from sachets to bottles upto 1 litre
  • For females
  • Chemical based
  • Scented artificially
  • Contains Nutritive serum

This is a variant of Dove’s long line of shampoos catering to different hair needs. The hair fall solution by Dove is a chemical-based shampoo.

It targets the females with weak hair. It has damage-repair properties and properties of helping with hair-fall.

The shampoo itself is a mild-action product with an artificial scent.

Among the various salts making up the product is sodium laureth sulfate - a chemical widely speculated for the health of hair - while some depend on it, others deviate from such a formula claiming it to be unhealthy for hair.


  • Pocket friendly
  • Accessible
  • Available in different sizes
  • Mild-action
  • Strengthens weak hair
  • Available in pump and manual bottles both


  • Not suited for fragrance-sensitive customers
  • Chemical based
  • Contains sodium laureth sulfate
  • For women only

6. Ustraa Anti Hair Fall

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  • Goodness of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Qualities of Ginseng
  • Paraben-free
  • Sulphate-free
  • For men
  • Chemical free
  • Retails for Rs. 225 for 200ml

This particular shampoo has apple cider vinegar as its start ingredient - something not used by mainstream brands or concoctions.

Apple cider vinegar has proven to be great for hair issues ranging from dandruff issues. It promotes hair growth, can be entrusted with follicle care and hair shine.

The shampoo formula also incorporates Ginseng - an ancient Chinese herb too.

The product is paraben-free, sulphate-free and free of other such chemicals. But, the shampoo is for men, only.


  • Natural ingredients
  • Pocket friendly
  • Chemical free
  • Good for all hair types


  • Available online or in supermarkets
  • For men only
  • Has artificial fragrance
  • Apple Cider Vinegar has acidic properties that can dry scalp

7. Bella Vita Organic Shampoo

Bella Vita Organic Shampoo with Growth Protein for Hair Volume, Fall, Dandruff, Frizz Control, Shine & Strength, 225 ml


  • Natural ingredients
  • Unisex
  • Batteries Required: No
  • Color and keratin treatment compatible
  • Detoxes scalp
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Dandruff care
  • Retails for Rs. 399 for 225ml

True to its name, the formula of the Bella Vita shampoo is organic, filled with organic goodness. The shampoo is sulphate free.

The ingredient list includes Black Seed oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Brahmi, Neem extracts and Onion extract.

The shampoo is fit for all kinds of hair and hair exposed to all kinds of damage. Other than that, it is compatible with coloured hair and treated hair too.

The ingredients seem to balance each other out with the vinegar balanced out with an oil to retain scalp moisture.


  • Multipurpose shampoo
  • Unisex
  • Natural ingredients
  • Colour compatible
  • Mild-action
  • Coffee-like scent


  • Pricey (as compared to its competitors)
  • Not as accessible - mostly available online and in supermarkets

8. TRESemme Hair Fall Defense Shampoo

TRESemme Hair Fall Defense Shampoo, 580ml


  • Salon brand
  • Enriched with Keratin-Protein
  • Artificially scented
  • Retails at Rs. 375 for 580ml
  • Sells in sachets to mega value-packs of half a litre and more

TRESemme is internationally reputed and marketed as a salon brand. This variant in the brand’s shampoo line is specialized to fight hair fall.

The shampoo is enriched with keratin protein to strengthen hair. The formula is predominantly chemical-based.

The brand suggests using the TRESemme conditioner post rinsing the shampoo off.

Among the list of ingredients is Sodium Laureth Sulphate, the first ingredient on the list of many.

The brand projects superior quality than its other chemical-based competitors given its salon presence. The shampoo is artificially scented and the fragrance stays post rinsing.


  • Pocket friendly
  • Micro-action formula
  • Easily available
  • Available in different convenient sizes
  • Cleansing and strengthening formula
  • Available in pump and manual bottles both


  • Chemical-based formula
  • Artificially scented
  • Requires conditioner for complete care

9. Biotique Bio Kelp Protein Shampoo

 Biotique Bio Kelp Protein Shampoo for Falling Hair Intensive Hair Regrowth Treatment, 340ml


  • Natural Ingredients
  • Leaves the scalp fresh and cool
  • Mild scent
  • Pure Kelp
  • Natural Proteins
  • Retails for Rs.299 for 340ml

BIotique is an all-natural brand. The shampoos are clean, mild and softly fragranced.

The Kelp Protein shampoo incorporates the strengthening properties of kelp with cleansing properties of the mild soap.

It also has neem bark and bhringraj plant extract.The shampoo itself has a thicker consistency than most others.

The fresh scent of the shampoo comes from peppermint oil and mint-leaf extract both of which also leave a cool sensation on the scalp post rinsing.

The shampoo leaves the hair feeling fresh and moisturized

However, the shampoo might not perform well in humid climates where the hair feels tacky post rinsing. The shampoo is suitable for all hair types.


  • Natural ingredients
  • Pocket friendly
  • Mild-action
  • Mildly scented
  • Unisex
  • Available easily in local stores


  • Might not suit people in humid areas

10. SEDGE - Witty Anti-Hair Fall Shampoo

SEDGE - Witty Anti-Hair Fall Shampoo - 150ML


  • Caffeine rich
  • Sun-protection formula
  • Anti-pollution properties
  • Cream product
  • Retails for Rs. 700 for 150ml
  • For all hair types
  • Serves all kinds of hair damage
  • Action on bleached hair tested

The SEDGE-Witty shampoo is a caffeine-based shampoo that sells as a cream. The shampoo contains western herbs like saw palmetto and other ingredients like keravis and EDTA disodium, but caffeine still remains the major active ingredient of the formulation.

It is a high-end product when compared to its competitors. Apart from them, the product is most easily available online and in some high-end supermarkets only.

The ingredient Kervis is a conditioning ingredient that also is equipped with sun-protection and anti-pollution properties. The same ingredient is also effective on bleached hair - a feat most companies fail to achieve.


  • Available online
  • Unisex product
  • Bleached hair friendly
  • Cleansing and protective properties
  • Colour friendly


  • Pricey product
  • Not distributed everywhere
  • Contains Sodium Laureth Sulphate
  • Action on bleached hair might be harsh for virgin or untreated hair.

Buyer's Guide: How to Purchase Shampoos for Hair Fall

If you are new to the market, start off by analyzing your hair requirements. Do I only suffer from hair fall? Or is my scalp dry too? Do I need help with dandruff? Is my city too polluted for rudimentary hair-care? Can my hair handle chemicals or is it better if I pick up natural ingredients?

Answer them and look for a product that matches your requirements. Shampoos specializing in hair fall treatment are in great variety - a vivid range of ingredients and prices.

You might have to prioritize your budget or hair needs if you are in a dilemma or an efficient internet search can help you find a middle ground - Ayurvedic products can be basic and affordable or high-end (as expensive as KAMA).

Never buy a value-pack or a huge bottle of shampoo if you have never used it before - waste of your money and unnecessary guilt. If you want to go to the lengths of finding a perfect match - start off by buying small bottles of different shampoos and test small quantities on your hair. You might want to take into account your hair type, hair quality, hair treatments (if any), weather of your residence and even stress levels when analyzing results.

Once you have fixated your mind on a particular product, go fetch it! But refrain from buying the biggest size still. Expiry dates come faster than the empty bottle of the shampoo.

Consider treating your hair with different shampoos for different times - if you live somewhere with changing seasons, consider buying nourishing shampoo for winters, a cleansing daily-use shampoo for hot and sweaty summers and a mild-action shampoo for monsoons (hair fall is more prominent during the rainy season. Oil your hair if you have time, especially in winters - mane could use some added nourishment apart from your shampoo.

When it comes to spending your buck - never hurry. Compare prices online. Even online, take the effort of visiting various sites that sell the product - Amazon, Flipkart, Nykaa and the official site of the product are some of the mainstream online sites to visit. Compare discounts and check for expiry dates in the product description. Bargain for the best price.

When visiting a store, spending rationally can be tough since the bigger bottles come with bigger discounts. Look for a medium sized bottle of your product anyway. Comparing prices of the same product becomes difficult physically so trust your websites if you are looking to save.

  • Analyze your hair needs before setting out to buy a shampoo
  • Do not always think high-end products to be the best - the ingredients used in the shampoo might have caused the price point, but that ingredient specifically need not suit your hair
  • Never buy the biggest bottle offered for the product - you risk using the product beyond the expiry date
  • When starting out, consider options within your budget and according to your needs 
  • Spend on smaller bottles and give yourself room to test and check 
  • Choose a shampoo with high nutritional value and less soap value
  • Try to refrain from chemical-heavy products
  • Prefer a mild-action shampoo over a harsh ‘strong’ shampoo
  • Fragrance is an indicator of added chemicals over and above the chemicals meant for the hair - always vouch for a fragrance-free shampoo or a naturally scented shampoo
  • Read up about the chemicals that can be easily avoided in commercial shampoos - keep them at bay i.e. prefer buying sulphate-free, paraben-free, ammonia-free, natural shampoos - these ingredients tend to damage hair further. 
  • Compare prices before spending either online or physically in stores. Ecommerce sites always have a variety of discounts on products of daily use. Be patient and choose the best option for your hair. 
  • Consider shampoos catering you at different times - for eg, consider shampoos serving you in different weathers i.e. choose formulae that can nourish your hair in winters but don’t if you have an oily scalp, choose a daily-use mild-action shampoo for sweaty summers to help you wash frequently without being concerned about over washing or erosion of the scalp.
  • Wash your hair two-three times a week and keep that mane healthy!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why does my hair fall out when I shampoo?

Hair fall is normal when shampooing - massaging the scalp helps loose hair to fall out. The temperature of the water could also be a reason - very hot water damages hair and could cause falling out - try and use cold to lukewarm water when shampooing. While rigorous washing can also be a reason for falling hair, several hair conditions could also be behind such shedding. The shampoo might not be the cause of your distress at all. Androgenetic alopecia is a condition that is marked by substantial shedding of hair. But before considering an extremity, consult your doctor. 

2. How do shampoos control hair fall?

Most specialised shampoos that help hair fall are equipped with a lot of nourishing and strengthening ingredients ranging from ayurvedic herbs to chemical proteins that act on hair strands and follicles. These ingredients strive to keep the scalp healthy and hence, prevent hair fall. No shampoo can cause hair to stick, but they support hair growth and improve hair quality. Provided the correct formula is chosen, shampoos can help controlling hair fall by keeping the scalp healthy. Ingredients like keratin protein exclusively help the health of your hair as a micro-bio component. Even ingredients like Bhringraj and neem fight any inflammation or dirt in the scalp. Ultimately a healthy scalp prevents hair fall. 

3. What is a safe pH level shampoo?

The ph scale ranges from 0-14 with 14 being very alkaline and 0 being extremely acidic. Doctors suggest an ideal shampoo to be at 7 ph level - the neutral number on the scale. But any shampoo between the ph 5 and 7 is a good shampoo. Shampoos with ingredients like apple cider vinegar undoubtedly lean toward the 5 of this range but the cleansing properties of such an ingredient is of great value to the concoction. Hence, it is very important for manufacturers to handle the acidic components (for cleansing) with intricacy. Shampoos that cause drying of the scalp or a burning sensation are all too acidic for a scalp, or for your scalp. 

4. What are the best ingredients for hair fall?

While ayurveda is reputed to treat any skin or hair problems with care, chemicals also serve as solutions for hair fall. Egg protein, beetroot, yoghurt and Aloevera are some very reputed home ingredients that treat hair fall. Other than that, onion juice, Bringhraja, Neem, Tulsi are all herbs that do not specifically target hair fall but hair quality in totality such that most problems or concerns can be tackled with nourishment and overall growth is promoted. Also, chemicals like keratin, the very component of hair, serves as a strengthening ingredient too. Most other chemicals in a shampoo are for the ‘soap’ component of the product.

5. What are the ingredients to avoid in a shampoo?

A common ingredient found in mainstream shampoos is sodium laureth sulphate - a soap component that has been found to cause hair fall to some degree. It is advised to avoid this particular salt when looking for a shampoo. Other than that, sulphates in general, parabens, ammonia and strong fragrances are a strict no-no for hair. These products make selling easier providing product consistency, fragrance and colour. All these products have short term effects but long-run quality depreciation of hair needs accounting as well.


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