Art Naturals Hair Growth Shampoo: Review

Let’s get straight to the point: with over 1,200 reviews on Amazon.com (at the time of this blog entry) with an average rating of four stars, Art Naturals is a hair loss shampoo that has earned my attention.

Art Naturals Shampoo is organic, vegan, cruelty-free, BPA-free, and sulfate-free. It is marketed to men and women alike.

They claim to source their ingredients for Art Naturals shampoo from the finest sources worldwide. They say this shampoo is high quality, eco-friendly, and affordable.

What’s In Art Naturals Shampoo?


Let’s look at the ingredients:

Ultra-purified water, ivy, burdock root, fenugreek, rosemary, nettle, thyme, marshmallow root, birch leaf, horsetail, walnut seed, black current seed, hops, sage, sea buckthorn, acai, neem, wild cherry bark, capsicum annuum fruit, and white willow bark extracts, orange blossom and atlas cedarwood essential oils, aloe vera, argan oil, sodium olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, cocamidopropylamine oxide, coco-glucoside, glycol distearate, lactamidopropyl trimonium chloride, glycerin, ppg-5-ceteth-10 phosphate, peg-7 glyceryl cocoa, peg-12 dimethicone caffeine, zinc pca, niacinamide, silk amino acids, hydrolyzed whole wheat protein (and) hydrolyzed starch, hydrolyzed whole oat, hydrolyzed quinoa protein, trideceth-5, trideceth-10, ppg-26-buthet-26, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, apigenin, oleanolic acid, biotinoyl tripeptide-1, Vitamin E, saw palmetto, butylene glycol, phenoxye-thanol, caprylyl glycol, sorbic acid, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, quaternized polyquaternium-10, tetrasodium edta, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, citric acid, fragrance.

Phew, that’s quite the list!

Broken down, what we see here are plant sources, numerous herbal ingredients known to help with hair loss, castor oil, argan oil, several essential oils, herbal DHT blockers including Saw Palmetto, and (drumroll)….our good friend, caffeine.


DHT Blockers

DHT is a hormonal byproduct of testosterone that contributes to hair loss in both men and women.

Certain herbal ingredients are known to contribute to blocking the effect of DHT, including Saw Palmetto. Caffeine also works through blocking DHT.

coffee hair loss caffeine shampooCaffeine for Hair Loss

We know caffeine helps with hair loss. The 2015 German study showing the relationship between hair growth and topical caffeine application was a game changer for the hair loss industry, especially for shampoos, serums, and treatments.

In fact, I’ve had quite a bit of luck using another, more expensive (but not vegan or all-natural) shampoo, Ultrax Surge.

I also value beauty products that minimize my carbon footprint and incorporate as few deadly chemicals as possible; for this reason, it’s worth looking at a wide array of shampoos that fall under this umbrella. Better still if they also contain caffeine!

Argan Oil

Argan oil is used in a wide variety of hair cleaning and styling products for its robust contribution to hair health.

What they say about it:

Argan oil, pressed from the nut of the Moroccan argan tree, is often called “liquid gold,” and is worth its weight hair care gold as it is chockfull of fatty acids and Vitamin E.


Art Naturals Shampoo: Does It Work?

The Good

The makers sure seem to think so. You have to look no further than the product information to see their confidence:

Our hair loss shampoo fights male pattern baldness with natural, botanical oils and extracts. It aids in restoring thinning and dull hair, and helps prevent further hair loss.

You’ll add volume and texture while revving your scalp and hair follicles back to younger days.

What they don’t mention here is that the product is equally targeted to, and effective for, women.

In fact, most of the hundreds of positive reviews that I’ve read have been from women. Specifically, women who’ve just had children and are rebounding from the hormonal havoc that wreaks on our bodies.

Others used it after chemically frying their hair and damaging their scalp with bad dye jobs, perms, and extensions. It’s DEFINITELY true that women experience hair loss after beauty treatments gone wrong!

Men may have more genetic causes, but we surely have more lifestyle causes. Those of us suffering from hormonal reasons (present company included) need to be reminded of that, which is one reason to read the reviews closely.

Many reviewers noticed a response to this product in their eyebrows! Others said they started to see softening and strengthening of thin hair within 2-3 weeks. Others saw hair growth in areas that had thinned or grown bald.

Many people loved the smell of the shampoo…this is always a plus in my book.

desert aridThe Bad

Negative reviews do exist. Some people said it dried out their scalp. Others experienced a rash.

Some people with caffeine sensitivity did notice effects from the caffeine (racing thoughts, anxiety, etc), and other people said it made no difference in their overall hair loss experience.

True, some said this shampoo exacerbated their hair loss worse. The reviews I read that said that seem to mostly come from men who noticed more intense spotting or clumping after use.

One thing I will say: for a product with THIS many different herbal ingredients, the likelihood that any one person is sensitive or allergic to any one of them is higher than a simpler formula. And, with many things in life, you just don’t know until you try, unfortunately.

With an overall rating of 4/5 stars from 1200 reviews, on Amazon.com alone, I’d wager that the people who had negative experiences are enough of a minority to justify giving this product a shot.


Overall

Art Naturals Organic Argan Oil Shampoo is worth trying for women who suffer from hair loss.

It’s an organic, sulfate-free variation of a caffeine and DHT-blocking shampoo with the added bonus softening/strengthening Moroccan argan oil.

Coming in at about half the price of its competition (in sheer effectiveness), I recommend giving Art Naturals a shot, and letting it work its magic on your hair.

Most importantly, if you want to support the existence of eco-friendly beauty products, this one is right up your alley.

Any questions or comments? Please leave them below, and I look forward to answering them and hearing about your ideas and concerns.

Definitely let us know if you’ve tried this shampoo, and how it worked for you!

-Penelope

25 thoughts on “Art Naturals Hair Growth Shampoo: Review

  1. How would suggest going about using this if you already have dry scalp? I wonder if adding a dry scalp shampoo to the regimen would help. Any ideas?

    • I think it is a case-by-case basis. This does contain Argan oil, which is one of the most powerful-known moisturizers you can buy. I wouldn’t avoid Art Naturals only on the basis of this concern without trying it first, at least.

  2. If I want to get very detailed info about and on the topics on shampoos I am asking myself questions on this is the page I will go to. The complex info about shampoo chemicals and all that is found here in user friendly format. on top of that, we got the products going by as your best recommendation, which is great.

    All the success you are looking for,

    Roc F.

  3. Penelope this sounds great. The funny thing is, though I am always interested in looking after my own tresses, I am always looking intently for a product that will really help my partner with his hair and ahem hair loss lol. It’d be great to come across something that actually yields some results as to make him satisfied so this one is the next shot! Thank you for another stellar review xx

    • Thanks for the great feedback! I hope this does wonders for your partner, come back and let us know about his experience with Art Naturals!

  4. Sounds like it is a tug of war the results of this product. But as you said this happens with any product. All things are not good for everybody. But at least nobody said their skin started coming off or there was some outrageous side effect it caused. Thanks for giving us this good information on the product.

    • And thanks for the feedback. It’s funny – I don’t think there’s one unimpeachable product out there; someone always has a negative experience. So the issue becomes, am I gonna be that one person out of 100, or one of the 99 with good results? Life is one big experiment!

  5. Hi! Good job on the review! You laid out good information about the product. Like what I said from your previous post, I’m suffering from hair loss because of anemia. I wonder if this will help my hair loss. I like argan oil for its health benefits, and I’m an advocate of organic products as well! As for the negative reviews, I think even a really good product will get some especially for a shampoo which you apply topically. 🙂

    • Thanks for the great feedback, and I’m sorry to hear about your hair loss from anemia! one thing to consider: in addition to iron supplements, start cooking with a cast iron pan. And try a shampoo with proven products to help with hair loss!

  6. This information is useful. I need to buy a new shampoo, and I am looking for a great eco-friendly shampoo that can be good for my hair. I understand that there always be people who will complain about things, and I am sure that not all things are good for everyone. Thank you for this great review! I will consider my options to buy the best shampoo for my hair.

    • I agree, the eco-friendliness (ha – is that a word?) is one of the most appealing features of this shampoo. Come back and let us know how it works for you!

  7. Wow really fabulous and in-depth review as always! I love coming to your site because I feel that it always has such great information and telling it as it is. Really appreciate your work (as does my hair/scalp too! hehe).

    • thank you for the great feedback! Glad you enjoyed the review of this shampoo, always helps to read more about stuff before you buy it!!

  8. I purchased this shampoo and I’ve used it three times a week for about three weeks. I like the texture it gives my hair and my hair is very manageable. The only problem I have is it makes my scalp very dry and itchy. Is there anything that would help this. I don’t want to stop using the shampoo. Thanks for any help you can offer.

    • HI Joyce, thanks for the great question. Because Art Naturals contains so many different herbal ingredients, it’s possible that you are having an allergic reaction to one or more of them. I would recommend that you try a deep moisturizing treatment between shampooings and see if that helps…come back and let me know!

  9. Have you ever heard of something like this working for someone with alopecia universalis? I’m always looking for hair growth products, but with this autoimmune condition, they rarely seem to work. Great post!

    • this is an excellent question. Alopecia universalis is one of the trickier hair loss causes. It’s a type of form of alopecia areata that affects all hair on the body. In contrast, those with hair loss due to excess DHT tend to have more abundant body hair!

      At this time, the “cure” for AU is steroids, stress reduction, cold laser light therapy, and the off-label use of a rheumatoid arthritis (also an autoimmune condition) medication, Xeljanz. But the efficacy varies … the treatment I’ve reviewed and recommended that is appropriate for the women you know with AA/AU is cold laser therapy, at least when it comes to scalp hair.

  10. I am dealing with being on a thyroid hormone (for about 7 years now) and according to the doctor will have to be on this medication for life (Levothroxine)….I have hair loss/major thinning on the crown and in the front on the right side of my hair line area. I’m hoping this product will at the least STOP the hair loss but since I am purchasing the “hair GROWTH TREATMENT” shampoo and conditioners that I will be getting new growth in the next 3 months. I have noticed very little reviews on people being ON thyroid hormones and having hair loss products work–even though from what I have read on Levothroxine, there are statistics that say this particular thyroid med is the worst for experiencing hair loss. I do not have a family history of hair loss—–Your take on that scenario??

    • Hi Jean. Thanks for the comment, and I definitely have some thoughts since I take the same medication, and have taken it since I was 11…so 25 years now. Unfortunately, it is a lifetime requirement, and it’s important to check your dose frequently and make sure it’s still appropriate, as our levels of hormone change over time.

      Many of the tips that apply for situations where hair loss is due to alopecia or other hormonal factors also can work to minimize our hair loss. First, it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough iron, as most of us are usually also iron deficient. Second, supplementing with biotin and collagen helps support cellular metabolism and skin health – I like getting collagen both as a separate powder supplement and also as part of the hair loss supplement that I take. We’re also always under adrenal fatigue, which can result in an increased presence of the byproduct of testosterone, DHT, in higher concentrations in our scalp, so DHT blocking products (like shampoos and serums) are a must. I’ve had some noteworthy luck using MANY things in combination. My hair loss is primarily on my temples and hairline, and I have a healthy crop of vellus hairs there now that I really hope become full-on normal hair over enough time of all these treatments. Until then, I’ll accept the baby hairs- it’s better than bald!

  11. I have a pretty dry scalp and so I use coconut oil to keep it moist. SO I would be scared to use a shampoo that others complain dry out there scalp. I agree with you though, because of the number of herbal ingredients your chances of having an allergic reaction would increase. The 2-3 week result timeline is impressive I must say, Is there a way you could use this and help with the dry scalp?

    • I would pair Art Naturals with a hydrating conditioner or deep moisturizing scalp mask, if you are struggling with dry scalp and worried about how this might affect it. thanks for the great question~

  12. Is it necessary to use it with the conditioner? Or maybe I should use a light leave in conditioner since people complain about dry scalp? Would using a leave in conditioner interfere with the hair regrowing properties?

    I have thinning hair due to PCOS…. have you gotten any feedback about this product from women who have PCOS? Sorry for all the questions!

    • Hi Lisa! Thanks for reaching out 🙂 For the conditioner question – I really like the Art Naturals Hair Mask, and use it once a week for my own dry hair – it’s inexpensive and goes a long way. You could try that, or you could try a leave-in conditioner – see what works best for you.

      For PCOS, I haven’t heard anything specific about this product, although PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that (no surprise here) results in excessive DHT in our bodies, which is the primary culprit for most hair loss. I do know that issues like diet and lifestyle are even more important, as inflammation is thought to be the culprit behind PCOS. The good news is that you can use all of the DHT-blocking techniques and supplementation that I’ve recommended in my protocol. Please do reach out if you have more questions!

  13. Thanks for the useful and informative article. I was looking for a solution that really helps hair growth. My partner getting losing his hairline day by day. He is kinda upset and noting works for his problem. I hope this time I could bring some help to him. Thanks for the post I will let the result know if positive.

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