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'It's actually working!' Amazon's top hair loss treatments for women are up to 50% off for July 4th

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There are plenty of hair loss treatments for women, but Amazon shoppers say these actually give results. (Photo: Amazon)
There are plenty of hair-loss treatments for women, but Amazon shoppers say these actually get results. (Photo: Amazon)

Thinning hair: it’s the dreaded reality of almost half of all women in the U.S., according to NYU Langone Health. The most common culprit is androgenic alopecia, a type of genetic baldness that tends to strike in midlife. That said, women can shed strands at any point due to things like stress, childbirth or hairstyles that pull too hard.

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Hair-loss technology has grown by leaps and bounds, though. You now have plenty of options that can help to curb hair loss and restore a fuller, thicker mane. And thanks to the magic of 4th of July, many of Amazon’s top hair-loss treatments for women are on sale!

Here are 10 favorites with thousands of five-star reviews. See which are right for you.

Collagen Peptides Powder

Sports Research
$29 $40 at Amazon

Sports Research Collagen Peptides Powder dissolves so well into your morning coffee or even a glass of water that it disappears, never clumps — and it’s totally taste- and texture-free.

Our bodies produce collagen naturally to strengthen tendons, ligaments and skin. Collagen also provides the amino acids necessary to build keratin, which is what hair is made up of. One smart way to enhance your supply of that all-important compound is Sports Research Store’s Collagen Peptides Powder, which has more than 94,000 (!!) five-star reviews.

It has the all-important hydrolyzed type I and III collagen and is all-natural and GMO-free. And right now it's $15 off!

Minoxidil Topical Solution — 5%

Amazon Basic Care
$57 at Amazon

Minoxidil is the holy grail of hair-loss treatments.This over-the-counter hair regrowth treatment is actually marketed toward men, but it's the same formulation as women's minoxidil.

You’ve probably seen minoxidil-based hair growth products readily available at your local pharmacy. This tried, tested and expert-approved topical foam treatment is applied directly to the scalp daily and works by exfoliating and conditioning the skin while enlarging hair follicles for long-term results.

Opt for a formula with at least 5% minoxidil for best results. Amazon Basic Care Minoxidil Topical Solution USP is a 5% formula with thousands of five-star reviews. “I'm amazed, it's actually working!” one raved.

Vitamin D3 Supplement with Organic Coconut Oil

Sports Research
$17 $21 at Amazon

This Sports Research 5,000 iu formulation is Amazon's #1 best-selling vitamin D supplement.

Did you know that more than 40% of adults are deficient in Vitamin D — and that number jumps to as high as 82 percent in certain racial and ethnic groups? The National Institutes of Health calls vitamin D deficiency “an ignored epidemic,” and it’s been linked to hair loss.

Sports Research Center Vitamin D3 is Amazon's #1 bestselling vitamin D supplement. on sale for $16, down from $21 right now! It’s a pretty safe dosage for the average person but definitely consult with your doctor about what vitamin D dosage is right for you.

Biotin Rapid Release Softgels (120 count)

Nature's Bounty
$9 $16 at Amazon

A daily does of 10000 mcg of this best-selling biotin supports healthy hair and also fortifies skin and nails.

Dermatologists and hair loss experts recommend the ever-popular hair supplement biotin for strengthening strands and reducing inflammation that can lead to hair loss. If you don’t have a bottle of it in your medicine cabinet yet, start with Nature’s Bounty Biotin, which is Amazon’s #1 bestselling biotin supplement and happens to be on sale for just $9, down from $16.

“After two weeks, I couldn't believe that I stopped losing my hair after taking this,” wrote one of more than 63,000 five-star fans. “My hair loss stopped and it's starting to grow back!”

Hair Growth Oil — Biotin & 5% Minoxidil Treatment

$18 $35 at Amazon

Apply two to four drops of this powerful thinning hair serum to slightly damp hair after washing for best absorption.

Two of the most popular hair-loss treatments for women join forces in this top-rated treatment. Both 5% minoxidil and hair-strengthening biotin are packed into this serum that revitalizes, protects and stimulate hair follicles.

This is one of Amazon's best July 4th deals in the hair-care department — it's almost 50% off!

'Great Hair Day' Fill-In Powder for Thinning Hair

Joan Rivers Beauty
$29 $45 at Amazon

While a long-term solution is critical, most of us are looking for a way to disguise hair loss right now. This top-rated powder comes in eight color options and includes a brush for applying to thinned-out areas on your scalp.

Thinning hair, traditionally at the top and crown, can appear particularly sparse when hair is parted to the side or center or if your scalp is lighter than your hair color. If you want a day-to-day way to give the optical illusion of more hair, try a fill-in powder made for the job!

Joan Rivers Great Hair Day Fill-In Powder is a fan favorite on Amazon, with thousands of five-star ratings. “I have a bald spot since birth, and just one quick layer of 'Joan Rivers' covers it and stays on until my next wash,” wrote one fan.

Re:Line Biotin Thickening Shampoo for Hair Loss

Paisle Botanics
$20 $25 at Amazon

This shampoo also contains rosemary and aloe vera — and it blocks DHT, a primary contributor to the thinning and weakening of hair.

Biotin, the go-to supplement for strong hair, comes in shampoo form too, so why not double down? This Biotin Thickening Shampoo by Re:Line is all-natural and sulfate-free (that means it doesn’t contain one of shampoo’s most notoriously damaging chemicals).

“My hair loss began to slow down within the first few weeks and has pretty much gone back to normal,” raved one five-star reviewer of the shampoo that’s now more than 20% off.

Original Gold Label Anti-Thinning Biotin Shampoo

$30 at Amazon

The Pura D'or formula is made with a blend of 17 active herbal ingredients, including nettle extract, saw palmetto and argan oil, to name a few. It also includes biotin, an all-important hair-preserving nutrient.

Meet one of Amazon's top-selling hair thickening shampoos — it boasts more than 13,000 perfect reviews. And a 16-ounce bottle is on sale for just $30 for July 4th!“I was a bit skeptical about all of the claims with this product and gave myself a few months before I wrote a review,” explained a five-star reviewer. “This product delivers. My hair loss has diminished tremendously. Probably about a fraction of hair loss compared to a few months ago and my hair is full and shiny.”

Vegan Hair Gummy Vitamins

$30 at Amazon

This popular supplement includes vitamins A, C, D, E, B-6, B-12, biotin, folic acid, and zinc among its active ingredients. And it's vegan, so it contains no gelatin, dairy or gluten.

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding this celebrity-beloved hair supplement, and Amazon shoppers swear by Sugarbear Vegan Hair Gummy Vitamins, too! More than 31,000 five-star reviewers say it’s a winner, with one noting, “not hype, it definitely works!”.

Grab a one-month supply of this sweet supplement for $2 off and see for yourself!

Essential Laser Hair Growth System

$695 $895 at Amazon

This best-selling hair growth cap has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hair loss and stimulate hair regrowth.

There's a device at Amazon that's getting some serious positive attention, and ratings, from reviewers who swear it's helped restore their hair loss — and dermatologists say it employs some of the same technology they use in their offices for hair restoration.

It's called the iRestore Essential Laser Hair Growth System and it's nearly $200 off for July 4th!

Research has shown that the iRestore Essential Laser Hair Growth System increased hair growth by 43% in men and women in a clinical trial. "Lasers help increase blood flow to the scalp, providing more 'nutrition' to hair follicles," Dr. Gary Goldenberg, founder of Goldenberg Dermatology, tells Yahoo Life.

You'll pay $695 right now, down from the usual $895.

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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