OGX Anti Hair Fallout Niacin3 Caffeine Shampoo and Conditioner are the latest and greatest offerings from Organix (which also goes by OGX).
This product line is well-represented in grocery stores and drug stores pretty much everywhere.
What sets this product line apart, especially for the price point, is that Organix products are all sulfate free.
Flight Fallout is their version of a hair loss treatment shampoo, which is encouraging to see coming from an established, available, and lower-cost hair product line.
What’s in OGX Fallout?
Look no further than the big font on the front of the bottle: Niacin and Caffeine are the heavy hitters here. Let’s look at more about why each of these ingredients matters for hair loss.
Not just Niacin, but Niacin 3! They are being kinda cute here with the nomenclature, because Niacin is just another term for Vitamin B3.
Niacin helps support hair growth because the star B vitamin boosts energy and improves blood flow to the scalp. A healthy scalp is crucial for healthy hair growth.
Niacin is water-soluble and helps the body convert food into energy – which is why one symptom of Niacin deficiency is fatigue. Niacin is found in foods such as beef, eggs, tuna, nuts and mushrooms. It’s also found in this handy shampoo.
Niacin maintains the structure of the blood cells and improves blood circulation, which in turn brings more oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles.
Research shows that Niacin keeps our skin firm and glowing. It may also improve acne by improving the moisture balance of skin. Niacin helps maintain healthy hair growth and improve the look of skin.
Because of its circulation-boosting properties, Niacin boosts thickness of hair strands as well as the thickness of our fingernails.
2) Caffeine = Awesome
We have discussed the miracle of caffeine as a hair loss treatment in other posts. But it’s worth shouting from the rooftops – caffeine is an incredible discovery and asset for the hair loss treatment product world!
A revolutionary 2014 study showed that caffeine is a heavy hitter in the world of hair loss treatment. German scientists explored whether caffeine could encourage hair cells to produce more hair.
They placed follicles from hundreds of different human scalps in petri dishes. Some of the petri dishes were treated with caffeine, some where untreated. The experiment showed that the hair follicles that were spiked with caffeine grew much faster than the untreated cells.
Because of this landmark study, many shampoos, conditioners, and sprays formulated to treat hair loss now include caffeine.
3) Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA)
in New Jersey, conducted several studies in 2009 on the effects of glycolic acid in hair products.
These researchers found AHA can also bring benefits to hair by enhancing the protection and manageability of hair by conditioning, moisturizing, strengthening, and preventing hair breakage in both healthy and chemically altered (bleached) hair.
Glycolic acid creates a lubricity (ie: slick manageability) to hair that allows for easier detangling and protects the hair against heat styling tools. It also helps restore the strength and elasticity of the strands.
AHAs are ideal to include in hair loss shampoos because they strip the hair of the dirt, pollutants, and products without stripping the hair’s moisture.
4) Saw Palmetto
Saw Palmetto is an established player in hair loss treatments of all kinds. Native Americans have been using Saw Palmetto for centuries to treat skin problems, dandruff, and baldness.
Today’s science is just starting to catch up and implement this native holistic treatment in our shampoos and medicines. Saw Palmetto extract restores hair by inhibiting the hormone DHT. DHT is a byproduct of testosterone that causes scalp hair follicles to dry up and die.
DHT is the enemy – Saw Palmetto fights it.
Does OGX Fight Fallout Work?
Reviews generally say YES.
Positive reviewers notice thickening hair and less fallout over time, when measured by looking for loose hairs in the wide-tooth comb after.
The shampoo is generally experienced as gentle and non-irritating, few people reported itching or breakouts. Most people love the smell and the lather and feel of the shampoo.
The conditioner isn’t heavy or greasy, and smells like peppermint.
Most people observe more hair volume over time, which can help work against the appearance of thinning and spotting hair. People with color-treated hair reported no issues or stripping from Fight Fallout.
Several reviewers said they were surprised that there weren’t more incredulous, positive reviews already online, given just how affordable this treatment is for a hair loss treatment product.
Some people experienced ‘meh’ – Fight Fallout worked, smelled ok, but didn’t impact their hair loss experience.
There were very few extremely negative comments online about it. A few I found seemed to reflect comparisons between Fight Fallout with more “clinical strength”, and much more expensive alternatives with more heavy hitting ingredients.
My Experience with OGX Fight Fallout So Far
I’ve been using OGX Fight Fallout for about a week. I’ve used other Organix products in the past (specifically the Argan oil, Coconut oil, and Keratin ones), because they’re widely available and sulfate free. (However, the Fight Flight isn’t yet in the grocery and drug stores, so you’ll need to order it online.)
For sulfate-free products, this shampoo has a superb lather and isn’t nearly as sticky as other sulfate-free ones I’ve tried.
My hair has had more volume this week than normal, which makes me REALLY happy. I also don’t appear to be having any allergic reactions to any of the ingredients – no breakouts on my scalp.
Update: April 2018
I’ve been using this stuff now for about six months. After trying a ton of hair loss shampoos, I’ve settled on this as my go-to because it doesn’t irritate my scalp, and because I’m having good results with it. ALSO, because it’s super affordable!!
Overall: Try OGX Fight Fallout
Given how many positive reviews existed (vs. very few negative ones), given the relative SUPER LOW cost especially compared to other products, and given and my own positive experience so far with this shampoo and conditioner, I’m going to recommend it to everyone.
Consider trying its sister product, the OGX Fight Fallout Root Spray and start using it in conjunction with the shampoo and conditioner.
Thanks for reading this review. If you have any thoughts on OGX Fight Fallout, or anything else at all, please do leave a comment, and I look forward to hearing from you.