1.Shapiro MD Hair Loss System

Last reviewed: January 01, 2019

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Hair Loss Product Review -Shapiro MD Hair Loss System

Shapiro MD Hair Loss System

The following review discusses Shapiro MD Hair Loss System, a product designed to regrow and strengthen hair. We will describe the product’s ingredients and use. Pricing is considered in light of product value.

We’ll describe the science behind the product; pros and cons for customers; and words used with reference to its effectiveness.

Product and Treatment Explanation

Treatment with the Shapiro MD Hair Loss System requires applying the shampoo and conditioner to the hair and scalp. The component are each worked in and left on for a period of 5 to 20 minutes. The longer the better.

Now you may be wondering, how in the heck is someone going to leave a shampoo in their hair (or on their scalp!) for 5 to 20 minutes?

Their website suggests to wet your scalp before getting in the shower, applying the product, and letting it sit while you do part of your morning routine. After 5, 10 or 20 minutes (however long you wish) then simply hop in the shower, rinse the shampoo out, and finish off with the conditioner.

Shapiro MD is primarily a DHT inhibitor, and although many products inhibit DHT, Shapiro MD's 2nd mechanism is where it gets cool: Their natural ingredients have been shown to also accelerate hair shaft elongation, which is a fancy way of saying they've been shown to make your hair grow faster. This is the only shampoo currently available that features a dual-action mechanism like this.

Pricing and Value of Product

Several scientific studies of the effects of Shapiro MD support the premise that this product supports thicker and fuller hair.

➢ 2006: Saw Palmetto improved symptoms of alopecia (symptomatic baldness) in 60 per cent of patients.
➢ 2012: Caffeine encouraged growth of new hair.
➢ 2007: EGCG (green tea) provided new hair growth by stimulating hair follicles.

Shapiro MD treatments produce no side effects and are made with natural, pharmaceutical-grade products exclusively (https://www.highya.com/shapiro-md-reviews). In addition, treatment with Shapiro MD Hair Loss System products is FDA-approved.

The price of a one-month set of Shapiro MD Hair Loss System ranges between 70 and 75 dollars. Although these prices exceed those of several hair loss products, Shapiro’s components and results clarify this price differential.

Pros and Cons


  • All-natural ingredients
  • Gentle results on scalp
  • Color-safe effects
  • Thicker, fuller hair
  • Stronger hair
  • Moisturizing effects
  • No ingested medications
  • Compatible with curler and hot iron use
  • Smoothing of thin, frizzy hair
  • Result of over 10 years of scientific research and 5 years of product development research.
  • Developers are both dermatologists

This commentary from digitaljournal.com summarizes some above-quoted “Pros”:

“Shapiro MD Shampoo… is an easy way to regrow hair that is smooth and luscious. …This shampoo… prevents the hair that hasn’t fallen from falling by strengthening it to the roots. The hairless areas on the head are stimulated to regrow hair as well.” (http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3361405)


  • The Shapiro MD Hair Loss System involves overall safety precautions for customers
  • Not recommended for women who are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding
  • More expensive than some other shampoos and treatments for hair loss
  • Accessible online only
Science Behind the Product

Basic to understanding this product is the science behind it.

The objectives of the Shapiro MD Hair Loss System are:

  • To reduce the effects of hair loss
  • Increase the attractiveness and workability of hair which has been damaged by such loss.

Saw Palmetto Berry Extract, Caffeine and EGCG (green tea) are combined within the product, and are therefore applied together. Both the shampoo and the conditioner contain all three ingredients. The effectiveness of this combination is basic to the value of the product.

DHT, dihydrotestosterone, is recognized for diminishing the hair follicles which enable hair to grow. Shapiro MD describes how its ingredients address the inactivation of the DHT effect.

The three ingredients credited for the success of this product are Saw Palmetto; Caffeine; and EGCG.

➢ The Saw Palmetto berry reduces DHT, thereby permitting hair follicles to enable hair growth (www.healthline.com). The effects of Saw Palmetto includes reduction of male- and female-pattern baldness (https://www.verywellhealth.com/can-saw-palmetto-halt-hair-loss-89919).

➢ Caffeine extract reduces DHT and enables growth of hair follicles by increasing scalp blood circulation. Caffeine has been said to speed the cycle of hair growth and increase hair length (www.growgorgeous.com).

➢ A number of studies confirm that EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), also known as green tea, has an anti-DHT effect and slows the degeneration of cells which affect growth and development of hair follicles (https://ugro.com/using-green-tea-for-hair-growth-what-studies-are-showing/).

The Shapiro MD Hair Loss System is based on experimental work over ten years of research and five years of product development. The developers, dermatologists Steven D. Shapiro M.D. and Michael T. Borenstein Ph.D., based their experimentation on their earlier clinical and research experience in hair transplant procedures and dermatology. The current Hair Loss System is based upon these background accomplishments, in addition to fifteen years of testing and analysis.

Shapiro MD’s sixty-day guarantee of described results is based on this background research and development time.