Dr. Rae Lynne Kinler Quoted in VOGUE | The Best New Shampoos For Your Hair Type, According to Experts

Mirroring our current lifestyles, our hair needs are ever-changing. “Year two of pandemic conditions means navigating more of the unexpected—more worry about getting sick, more concern about job loss and just more stress in general—none of which are conducive for our health and well-being, and especially not our hair and scalp health,” says Connecticut-based hair restoration expert Dr. Rae Lynne Kinler. She notes that over 30 million women in the US suffer from genetic or female-pattern hair loss. The once-unfairly-taboo topic is now driving up demand for growth-stimulating actives (like TikTok’s infamous rice water promises) and supplements like Nutrafol. Dr. Kinler suggests that as an initial step, “start a routine that includes a healthy hair diet, supplements, and topicals as well as nourishing, hydrating, keratin-boosting and pH-balancing products.” According to Naeemah LaFond, Amika’s global artistic director, ingredients have become an even larger focus in the past year as well. “Reading labels and looking for shampoos with not only healing and reparative claims but also the powerful ingredients to back those claims, is how we should always shop for our hair care,” she says.“Look for particular ingredients in products based on your hair concern.”

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