Why gymnast Gabby Douglas’ hair has become such a controversial subject is beyond me. She’s a beautiful young woman who can twist, and that’s good enough for me. Anyway, at least she has a decent head of hair, which is all we really want. My Olympic winners for today will ensure that you have enough hair to argue over. I make no apologies for giving the Gold to Hair Vitality Complex, ReLuma’s Shampoo takes the Silver Medal and the Bronze goes to Clearly Emu. Use all three and in a few months see reduced shedding and new hair growth.

Hair Vitality Complex ($49 in the TIA shop). I developed Hair Vitality Complex, Truth In Aging’s very first branded product, because I wanted a treatment that would help hair grow, reduce shedding, be pleasant to use and be especially appealing to women. Did you know that 40% of people with hair loss are women? Yet most products seem to be aimed at men and don’t take into consideration things like making sure they are safe for color-treated hair. Hair Vitality Complex is made with copper peptides and vitamin B. The response has been fantastic and we’ve had some amazing reviews from readers. One of my favorites is Sameera’s, who also roped in her husband as a tester. They both got great results. Read the review

ReLuma Shampoo ($65 in the TIA shop). 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, producing a decent foam that rinses out easily with no build up. 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. Regular use, in experience, helps retain hair and stop it thinning. Read the review

Clearly Emu ($26-$72 in the TIA store). Emu oil is one of Charlize Theron’s can’t-live-withouts. Oil from this large flightless bird is full of fatty acids and it also helps hair grow. This bird is backed by science: at Boston University, trials on mice found that emu oil even woke up dormant hair follicles. It can look a bit like chicken fat, so it’s best to find one that has been refined. Clearly Emu has been refined three times and is color- and odorless. Read the review

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Ingredients in Hair Vitality Complex: Reverse osmosis water, copper peptide complex (water, glycine, L-histidine, L-lysine, L-serine, L-citrulline, copper chloride), hydroxyethylcellulose, vitamin B5, Leucidal (radish root ferment), triethanolamine NF (DEA free)

Ingredients in ReLuma: 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

Ingredients in Clearly Emu: 100% triple refined emu oil