Why spend nearly 60 dollars on a shampoo? Because it passes the drain test. The drain test is my way of judging whether my hair is shedding less – by the amount of hair that collects at the shower drain. Since I have been using ReLuma Shampoo ($65), there has been very little. ReLuma’s shampoo, based on stem cells, certainly seems to reduce hair shedding and may be promoting hair growth as well.

ReLuma Shampoo has the same active as its hair growth products and the eyelash growth product, both of which I have had positive results with – although they are both slow to kick in. The active (Human Adipose Derived Stem Cell Conditioned Media) is a complex of growth factors that signal to cells and follicles. They are backed up by three B vitamins. Initially, I was a little skeptical that much would be achieved with a rinse off product. However, I do believe that this shampoo is helping me retain hair and stop it thinning.

The formula looks a lot like ReLuma’s face serum, pinkish, red and slightly translucent. However, it behaves a lot more like a conventional shampoo than many others that help hair growth. For example, unlike Nutra-Lift’s shampoo, ReLuma produces a decent foam and rinses out easily with no build up. Nor does ReLuma have (at least to me) an unpleasant smell.

Although the formula has a little avocado oil, I personally need to use a conditioner afterwards (my new favorite is by the Aussie brand Mukti). I also continue to use Hair Vitality Complex at my temples. Overall, though I can recommend ReLuma Shampoo to anyone concerned about thinning hair and reducing shedding.

Ingredients: Human Adipose Derived Stem Cell Conditioned Media, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Polysorbate-20, Avocado Oil, Cellulose Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, V-B3, V-B5, V-B6, Fragrance