PURA D'OR Anti-Thinning Shampoo vs. Olaplex no. 4 Shampoo

PURA D'OR Anti-Thinning Shampoo and Olaplex no. 4 shampoo were formulated to help people with thin and damaged hair. PURA D'OR Anti-Thinning Shampoo differentiates itself by having 17 natural ingredients, and Olaplex no. 4 shampoo differentiates itself as a bond repair shampoo. What are the pros and cons of each of these two products?

PURA D'OR Anti-Thinning Shampoo

Pros:

  • Helps hair look and feel thicker and stronger
  • Cleanses the scalp of dirt and oil
  • Contains biotin, saw palmetto, and pumpkin seed oil
  • Vegan, sulfate-free, silicone-free

Key ingredients:

  • Nettle Extract: DHT Blocker that helps promote healthier hair
  • Saw Palmetto: Reduces hair thinning and promotes thickness
  • He Shou Wu: Improves circulation and hair health from scalp to tip
  • Red Korean Seaweed: Supports healthy hair growth
  • Argan Oil: The superior natural hair moisturizer
  • Black Cumin Seed: Penetrates deep to keep hair and scalp healthy
  • Aloe Vera: Aloe vera juice as a water substitute moisturizes hair all day long
  • Tea Tree: Protects hair from itchiness and scalp irritation
  • Biotin: An essential hair nutrient that supports healthy and thicker-looking hair
  • Niacin: Plays a vital role in circulating key nutrients to improve hair and scalp health
  • Vitamin E: Locks in moisture from scalp to tip

Cons:

  • Not customized
  • Does not provide medical support

Full ingredients:

Decolorized Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Polyquaternium-71, Cocamide Mipa, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Polyquaternium-73, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Grateloupia Elliptica (Red Korean Seaweed) Extract, Biotin, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Polygonum Multiflorum (He Shou Wu) Root Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Hibiscus) Flower Extract, Prunus Africana (Pygeum) Bark Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Zinc Sulfate, Soy Isoflavones, Beta-Sitosterol, Phyllanthus Emblica (Amla) Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Oil, Nicotinic Acid (Niacin), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer, Xylityl Sesquicaprylate, Citric Acid

Application:

Apply to wet hair. Gently massage into the scalp using your fingertips. Leave for 2 minutes to allow deep penetration and full absorption of the essential oils and extracts. Rinse.

Cost:

$22/Bottle

Olaplex no. 4 shampoo

Pros:

  • PH balanced
  • Paraben-free
  • Color safe
  • Vegan
  • Sulfate-free

Key ingredients:

  • Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate is said to protect, nourish, and restructure hair
  • Coconut, Sunflower Seed Oil, Banana Fruit Extract, Noni Fruit Extract, and Glycerin
  • Acetic Acid, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Biotin, Oregano Extract, Burdock Root Extract, and Sodium Hyaluronate for scalp health
  • Apricot Kernel Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, and Fermented Argan Oil
  • Vitamins A & E, and Panthenol
  • Omegas 6 & 9

Cons:

  • Contains preservatives: Cetrimonium chloride and Behentrimonium chloride
  • Contains Acetic Acid that can irritate the scalp
  • Contains silicon
  • Includes an artificial added fragrance
  • Not customized

Full ingredients:

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Octyldodecyl Ricinoleate, Quaternium-91, Cetrimonium Chloride, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Cetyl Esters, Isododecane, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Fragrance, Panthenol, Phospholipids, Dimethicone PEG-7 Isostearate, Pseudozyma Epicola/Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil Ferment Filtrate, Pseudozyma Epicola/Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil Ferment Extract Filtrate, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Quaternium-95, Propanediol, Punica Granatum Extract, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract, PEG-8, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Polysilicone-15, C11-15 Pareth-7, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, PEG-45M, PEG-7 Amodimethicone, Amodimethicone, C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Laureth-9, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, PEG-4, Phenoxyethanol, Hexyl Cinnamal

Application:

Wash your hair in your regular washing schedule and leave it on the scalp for 1 minute before rinsing.

Cost:

$30/Bottle

The alternative:

MDhair Restore Shampoo

Pros:

  • A keratin volumizing shampoo utilizing DHT blockers to help stimulate the hair follicles for stronger, thicker hair
  • Includes Fo-Ti root extract to improve scalp health and help reduce premature graying
  • Contains Argan and black cumin seed oil for shinier, younger-looking hair
  • Sulfate-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and color-safe

Key ingredients:

  • Keratin: A natural protein that fills the gaps in your hair shafts, boosting the strength of your hair and reducing the risk of breakage and split ends
  • Probiotic Lactobacillus Ferment: Facilitates the production of antioxidants, while strengthening the scalp’s immunity and bacterial (biome) balance
  • Rosemary Leaf Oil: A plant extract that is known to stimulate hair regrowth and promote a healthy scalp
  • Pumpkin Seed Oil: A DHT blocker packed with Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, and vitamins A & B
  • Tea Tree Oil: Includes anti-fungal and antibacterial effects that help reduce inflammation, redness, and itchiness of the scalp
  • Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract (Fo-ti): Used for centuries in Chinese medicine to slow down hair graying
  • Biotin: Also known as vitamin H, it is believed to strengthen hair follicles, improve scalp circulation, and increase the hair density

Cons:

  • Not Vegan
  • Best used in combination with MDhair topical scalp serum and the optional MDhair marine collagen peptides

Application:

Wash your hair in your regular washing schedule and leave it on the scalp for a few minutes before rinsing.

Cost:

$22/Bottle

Full ingredients:

Aqua, Glycerin, Aloe Vera Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Cocamide MIPA, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Polyquaternium-71, Glycol Distearate, TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Dimethicone, Angelica Sinensis Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Lactobacillus Ferment, Argan Oil, Black Cumin Seed Oil, Nettle Leaf Extract, Salicylic Acid, Biotin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Black Castor Oil, Caffeine, Saw Palmetto Berry Extract, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Ginger Extract, Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract (Fo-Ti), Pumpkin Seed Oil, Hexapeptide, Vitamin E, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Zinc Pyrithione, Lavender Oil, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin

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Olaplex No. 4 Shampoo
MDhair Restore shampoo
PURA D'OR Anti-Thinning Shampoo

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