If you’re starting to experience hair loss, we know just how frustrating it can be. You may have first noticed signs of hair fall after taking a shower and seeing a bunch of hair collected in the shower drain cover – a truly alarming sight.
Your first order of business may be to purchase a hair loss shampoo, but they might not be as effective as they promise to be. Enter hair tonics, the answer to your hair woes.
Many types of hair tonics are available to choose from that can help with hair growth and make your hair more voluminous! If you’re still not convinced, read on to find out more information about hair tonics.
What are hair tonics?
Hair tonics usually come in a liquid form that is made with a blend of extracts and botanical oils. They are said to improve hair texture, hair growth, and give you fuller, more voluminous hair. It does so by nourishing your hair and scalp with conditioning ingredients, and some formulas also promise to prevent hair breakage and split ends.
Why do you need to use hair tonics?
- It protects your scalp: If you’re experiencing any scalp damage, applying some hair tonic and massaging your scalp can help protect the skin and reduce damage.
- It moisturises dry strands: As most hair tonics are made with natural oils, they help moisturise your hair, leaving your strands smoother and healthier.
- It reduces split ends: Hair tonics moisturise the hair follicles and promotes healthy hair growth, thereby reducing split ends.
- It styles your hair: Hair tonics can tame the hair and add volume as well as shine. Just apply a small amount to the lengths of your hair after shampooing.
17 best hair tonics to try for fuller hair
Melix Apple Stem Cell Tonic
Formulated without hormones, Melix Apple Stem Cell Tonic is suitable for hair loss, ageing, and sensitive scalps. It contains plant-derived ingredients such as Apple Stem Cell, which is extracted with Swiss patented technology PhytoCellTec™. This hair tonic is designed to protect and revitalise the scalp, slow down hair ageing, and stimulate growth.
Other ingredients include Lamaria Digitata, a powerful deep sea algae extract which stimulates and cleanses hair follicles, Biotin which reduces hair loss and promotes hair growth, and more.
Another thing we love about this product is the relaxing cooling sensation it brings due to the presence of menthol and Peppermint Oil.
Simply spray the tonic onto your scalp and massage it until it’s absorbed. Best applied twice daily over a period of two to four months; the results you get are worth the wait.
Naturals by Watsons Aloe Vera Hair & Scalp Tonic
Made with aloe vera, this hair tonic helps strengthen the scalp to reduce hair fall. If you have an oily or dandruff-prone scalp, adding this hair tonic to your hair care routine can help prevent dandruff and regulate sebum production as it contains exfoliating salicylic acid.
Watsons Naturals Aloe Vera Hair & Scalp Tonic (120ml) retails for RM7.95 at Watsons.
Schwarzkopf Seborin Activ Hair Tonic
This hair tonic by Schwarzkopf helps to regenerate the hair from the roots to the tips. The pro-vitamin B5 found in the formula penetrates the roots and repairs damaged hair at the same time. Plus, ginger root extract also revitalises the scalp, giving you healthier hair.
Schwarzkopf Seborin Activ Hair Tonic (300ml) RM53 at Watsons.
Select Anti Aging Hair Growth Serum
This hair growth serum from Select promotes hair growth by revitalising the scalp, helping to accelerate hair regeneration. It removes build-up around the hair follicles by gently exfoliating the scalp. Enriched with omega 6, vitamin B5, and keratin, this serum strengthens the hair while keeping it healthier for longer.
Select Anti Aging Hair Growth Serum (120ml) retails for RM35.22 at Lazada.
SOME BY MI Cica Peptide Anti Hair Loss Derma Scalp Tonic
Made with a cocktail of ingredients including 11 types of peptides, black complex, and biotin, this hair tonic from SOME BY MI provides nutrients and moisture to the scalp, creating a healthier environment for healthy hair growth. It also soothes scalps that are stressed by external stimuli to reduce hair fall.
SOME BY MI Cica Peptide Anti Hair Loss Derma Scalp Tonic (150ml) retails for RM51.88 at Hermo.
L’Oreal Serioxyl Hair Tonic Denser Hair Serum
If you are on the hunt for a product that can improve hair density, look no further. This hair serum by L’Oreal can help you achieve denser-looking hair in just six weeks! It is formulated with Stemoxydine, which protects the scalp against oxidative stress, and a powerful antioxidant resveratrol that boosts the performance of Stemoxydine for a healthier scalp.
L’Oreal Serioxyl Hair Tonic Denser Hair Serum (90ml) retails for RM105 at Shopee.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment Serum
For optimal scalp health, this serum from Briogeo contains Binchotan charcoal to remove impurities and build-up from the scalp as well as hair follicles, providing a better environment for healthy hair growth. It is also infused with biotin, which helps to accelerate hair growth.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment Serum (28ml) retails for RM145 at Sephora.
Aveda Volumizing Tonic
If you have fine to medium hair that needs some volume, consider getting this tonic by Aveda! It helps build body and adds shine to your tresses with certified organic aloe vera and wheat amino acids. Your hair will look thicker and fuller without the weight after adding this product to your haircare routine. Get ready to turn heads!
Aveda Volumizing Tonic (100ml) retails for RM125 at Hermo.
Neo Leaf Hair Tonic
Made in Japan, Neo Leaf Hair Tonic has been used by professional hairdressers worldwide to keep their clients’ scalp and hair healthy. It helps eliminate irritation and dandruff on the scalp, so you won’t have to deal with flakes and an unbearable itch.
Neo Leaf Hair Tonic (240ml) retails for RM83 at Shins.
Cavilla Hair Tonic
Infused with all-natural extracts, Cavilla’s Hair Tonic helps awaken and activate the hair follicles to promote hair growth. It is even suitable for those with seborrheic dermatitis, scalp inflammation, and premature balding.
Cavilla Hair Tonic (30ml) retails for RM168 at Cavilla Online Store.
Shiseido The Hair Care Adenovital Scalp Tonic
The humid weather in Malaysia can cause an itchy and flaky scalp. The Hair Care Adenovital Scalp Tonic by Shiseido helps condition the scalp, ensuring that it is moisturised and clean, thereby reducing hair loss, dandruff, and itchiness.
Shiseido The Hair Care Adenovital Scalp Tonic (200g) retails for RM93.28 at Lazada.
Toyokami Vitalmint Essence
Enriched with peppermint essence, Toyokami’s Vitalmint Essence repairs a damaged scalp while promoting blood flow by widening and opening up the blood vessels. This, in turn, helps with healthy hair growth. It also helps to reduce excess sebum, keeping the scalp in a healthy environment for optimal hair growth.
Toyokami Vitalmint Essence retails for RM145.20 at Lazada.
Yanagiya Medicated Hair Growth Tonic
One of the most popular hair tonics on our list, the Yanagiya Medicated Hair Growth Tonic is infused with natural extracts. That includes swertia japonica, ginseng, sophora flavescens, and rabdosia japonica, which penetrate your scalp and stimulate blood stimulation. This way, it encourages hair growth and reduces hair loss.
Yanagiya Medicated Hair Growth Tonic (240ml) retails for RM80 at Lazada.
Audace Hair Reactive & Hair Fall Control Tonic
Specially formulated with years of extensive research in Germany, this hair tonic by Audace gives you real results! Packed with essential nutrients for the scalp such as vitamins, protein, and antioxidants, it helps promote blood circulation in the scalp, creating a healthier environment for new hair growth.
Audace Hair Reactive & Hair Fall Control Tonic (200ml) retails for RM43.80 at Watsons.
JS Beauty Hair System Hair Revitalizing Tonic
Need something that does it all? This hair revitalising tonic promotes blood flow in the scalp and reduces hair fall. Additionally, herbal extracts in the formula enrich hair pigment for faster hair growth. It also eliminates hair odour, prevents dandruff, as well as stops scalp irritation.
JS Beauty Hair System Hair Revitalizing Tonic (200ml) retails for RM31.78 at Shopee.
Yohmo Hair Tonic
Formulated in Japan, the Yohmo Hair Tonic helps replenish hair roots with essential nutrients for optimal hair growth. It also strengthens your hair, preventing hair breakage and split ends. Besides that, it keeps your hair soft, shiny, and manageable. Using this hair tonic frequently also protects your hair from sun exposure and chemical hair treatments.
Yohmo Hair Tonic (120ml) retails for RM58.60 at Shopee.
Aromatica Rosemary Root Enhancer
The Rosemary Root Enhancer makes your hair stronger and healthier starting from the roots of your hair. It also contains other essential nutrients that you scalp craves, such as vitamin B7 (biotin) and black-food complex. So if you are worried about hair thinning, consider adding this to your haircare routine.
Aromatica Rosemary Root Enhancer (100ml) retails for RM51 at Hermo.