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Welcome to our big garlic shampoo test 2022. Here we present all the garlic shampoos we have tested. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the internet.

We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best garlic shampoo for you. You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should pay attention to if you want to buy a garlic shampoo.


  • Garlic shampoo is said to have a preventive effect against hair loss. With the help of garlic, blood circulation is improved, which should lead to a strengthening of the hair roots and thus stimulate hair growth again.
  • The effect of garlic on hair growth is controversial. However, a large number of people are convinced of the multiple effects of garlic shampoo.
  • Basically, you should compare the ingredients before buying a garlic shampoo and opt for a purely natural product. Aspects such as pH value, garlic concentration, fragrance and whether the product contains dyes, silicones, sulphates or alcohol will help you decide on your garlic shampoo.

The Best Garlic Shampoo: Our Picks

Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying garlic shampoo

Why garlic in shampoo?

Garlic has found its way into almost all cultures and is often referred to as a miracle bulb. The medicinal plant was already revered in ancient Egypt and was given to the pharaohs as a burial supplement to strengthen them on their last journey.


With the help of the miracle bulb garlic, blood circulation is improved, which should lead to a strengthening of the hair roots and thus also stimulate hair growth.
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Garlic cleans the walls of the arteries and blood vessels, protects against heart attacks, muscle weakness, circulatory problems and cell tissue. It also stabilises blood pressure and kills fungi, parasites, mould and bacteria.

Garlic shampoo is said to have a preventive effect against hair loss

With the help of garlic, blood circulation is improved, which should lead to a strengthening of the hair roots and thus stimulate hair growth again.

Did you know that it was a Turkish company called "Zigavus Pharma" that first developed a garlic shampoo in 2007?

What can I use garlic shampoo for?

The ingredients and the antibacterial effect of the garlic in the shampoo are supposed to promote blood circulation to the hair roots and thus stimulate hair growth. This should strengthen the hair and prevent severe hair loss. Garlic shampoo is said to have various effects. These include:

  • Hair root strengthening
  • more voluminous hair
  • healthier hair
  • less dandruff

You can use the shampoo to support hair loss, for hair growth, against dandruff and to make your hair thicker and more voluminous.

We have briefly summarised the individual points below.

Garlic shampoo for hair loss

Garlic shampoo is said to prevent hair loss naturally and effectively. It can also be used to support hair loss. Due to the many possible causes of hair loss, there is no scientific evidence that garlic helps against hair loss.

Many causes of hair loss can be iron deficiency, hormonal changes and stress. Another reason for hair loss can be hereditary predisposition. If you are suffering from hair loss, you should discuss with your (dermatologist) doctor how exactly you can combat your specific hair loss. You can use garlic shampoo to support you against hair loss.

Garlic shampoo for healthy scalp and hair growth

Garlic is said to restore hair that has been damaged by heat and chemical influences. It is also said to relieve itchy scalp and help with dryness.

A healthy scalp supports strong hair roots and prevents hair loss.

Garlic shampoo for thick hair

For thin hair, garlic shampoo is said to improve hair thickness.

Garlic's antibiotic properties stimulate dormant follicles on your scalp, improving hair thickness and boosting hair volume.

Garlic shampoo against dandruff

Due to the positive effect of garlic shampoo on the scalp, it is also said to prevent dandruff.


Garlic shampoo is said to have various effects such as strengthening the hair roots, volumising hair, healthier hair and less dandruff.
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What are the pros and cons of garlic shampoos?

Here we list the important advantages and disadvantages:

  • Promotes blood circulation, which can stimulate hair growth
  • Supposed to strengthen hair
  • Supposed to enable a healthy scalp
  • Supposed to give stronger and stronger hair
  • Your skin may be sensitive to garlic
  • Shampoos can be expensive
  • Garlic's effect on hair growth is controversial

Did you know that sulphur compounds in garlic can cause severe irritation to your skin or eyes? That's why you should use it selectively.

Does my hair smell like garlic afterwards?

You probably know that garlic can have a noticeable taste. However, you can use garlic shampoos without hesitation. Garlic shampoos usually contain odour-neutralising additives or fragrances that take away the strong smell of garlic. You can buy a neutral or scented shampoo according to your preferences.

Garlic shampoo for men's hair and beard?

Garlic shampoo can naturally work on men's hair in the same way as it does on women's hair. In addition, a large number of men are also convinced about more hair growth when it comes to beard growth.

Is garlic shampoo tolerated by everyone?

Garlic shampoo is usually suitable for all hair types and is usually well tolerated. However, to check for allergic reactions to the shampoo, we suggest that you apply the shampoo to a small area on the scalp for a few minutes. If the area starts to burn painfully or itch, it is better not to use the shampoo.

What are the ingredients of garlic shampoo and how does it work?

Several benefits of garlic can affect your hair. Raw garlic contains many nutrients such as;

  • B-6 and C,
  • Manganese,
  • Selenium,
  • Vitamin E and other vitamins,
  • Trace elements (e.g. copper, germanium, molybdenum and iodine) and minerals
  • and minerals (e.g. potassium, magnesium, selenium, calcium and zinc).

These nutrients - especially vitamin E - can make your hair more beautiful and healthier.


Garlic contains many important nutrients for your scalp and hair.
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In addition, garlic keeps your scalp healthy because it has natural antifungal and antimicrobial properties that kill and fight bacteria and germs.

The minerals and vitamins contained in the shampoo dilate the blood vessels - in the scalp - and thus promote blood circulation. With the help of the improved blood supply, cell division in the hair roots is accelerated, which can stimulate hair growth.

What is the alternative to garlic shampoo?

Instead of garlic shampoo, there are several alternatives that can help against hair loss. Here we show you alternatives and a short description of them.

Alternative Description
Garlic oil Instead of shampoo you can also use garlic oil. To do this, soak several cloves of garlic in oil (olive oil is particularly suitable) for at least two weeks. Massage the oil into your scalp. After a short time, you can wash your hair with a shampoo
Nettle for hair loss If you consume too much meat, alcohol or coffee, your body can become overacidic. This not only affects your stomach, but also your scalp. With its alkaline properties, nettle is suitable for neutralising acidity and eliminating harmful deposits on the scalp.
Coconut oil against hair loss Coconut oil can also promote blood circulation in the scalp and thus stimulate hair growth. In addition, coconut oil provides the hair with nutrients and vitamins and strengthens it from the inside.
Zinc for hair loss A lack of zinc can increase your hair loss! Therefore, you can increase your zinc content with the help of food. Wheat germ, muscle meat, oysters, sunflower and pumpkin seeds contain a lot of zinc and are therefore good sources.

How much does a garlic shampoo or oil cost?

Depending on which product or brand you choose, the price can vary. The capacity of the bottles can also vary. In addition, there are also offers on the internet where you buy two bottles, for example, and they become cheaper as one piece. In the table below you will find prices for common garlic shampoos and garlic oils on the internet. What you should look for when buying garlic shampoos and garlic oils is described in 6. buying criteria: You can use these factors to compare and evaluate garlic shampoos.

Type Price
Garlic shampoo circa 4.50 - 35 €
Garlic oil circa 5 - 25 €

Decision: What types of garlic shampoos are there and which one is right for you?

Due to the great similarity of garlic shampoos, two important aspects will be discussed in this part. A distinction is made between:

  • purely natural garlic shampoos and
  • odourless garlic shampoos.

Basically, garlic shampoos are very similar. Practically all of them are intended to prevent hair loss, promote hair growth and eliminate accumulated pathogens, dead cells and viruses by improving blood circulation in the scalp. Other aspects where shampoos can differ are:

  • Helps against dandruff,
  • neutral or beautifully scented odour as well as
  • Shine and suppleness

We will go into the two most important aspects here for you.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of all-natural garlic shampoos?

Besides the fact that non-natural ingredients are harmful to the environment during production and/or due to non-degradable properties, these ingredients can harm your health! They can also have a long-term negative effect on your hair and scalp. Therefore, it is worthwhile for you to compare the ingredients of shampoos and only use those with natural ingredients!


Purely natural shampoos can lead to less foaming, which takes some getting used to.
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In the following table, we have listed the advantages and disadvantages of all-natural shampoos.

  • No harmful ingredients
  • No artificial preservatives
  • Mostly excellently tolerated
  • Lasting influence of natural ingredients
  • Improve hair structure in the long term
  • Significantly more expensive
  • Possibly less foam (takes some getting used to)
  • Shorter shelf life

Shampoos with these ingredients should be avoided!

  • Sulfates
  • Parabens
  • Triethanolamine (TEA)
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
  • Diethanolamine (DEA)
  • Propylene glycol

Your health comes first!

What are the advantages and disadvantages of odourless garlic shampoos?

Odourless garlic shampoos not only have the advantage that they do not smell of garlic, but that they are particularly suitable for sensitive skin and allergy sufferers. Here we have clearly presented the advantages:

  • No garlic taste
  • Biodegradable
  • Good for allergy sufferers
  • No nice smelling scent

Did you know that there are also shampoos that use natural essential oils as fragrance? These are environmentally friendly and well tolerated. If "fragrance" or "perfume" is written in the product description, this shampoo contains artificial fragrances, which you should avoid!

Buying criteria: These are the factors you can use to compare and evaluate garlic shampoos

Before buying a garlic shampoo, you should always compare the ingredients and choose a purely natural product. We will also show you which aspects you can use to decide between the many possible garlic shampoos. The criteria you can use to compare garlic shampoos include:

In the following sections, we explain what is important in each aspect.

PH value

Garlic shampoos should have a low pH value!

Dyes, silicones, sulphates and alcohol?

They also need to be free from dyes, silicones, sulphates and alcohol.

Garlic concentration

You should note that only high garlic concentrations can be effective against hair loss.


Depending on the cosmetics manufacturer, garlic shampoo is offered with different fragrances. Pre-test the shampoo on a small area of the scalp to check for allergic reactions. To be on the safe side, or depending on your preference, a neutral-smelling garlic shampoo may be suitable for you.

Facts worth knowing about garlic shampoo

How do I apply garlic shampoo?

The application of garlic shampoo is done in three simple steps.

  1. First, massage the shampoo into your scalp and hair.
  2. Leaving the shampoo rubbed into the hair for a few minutes should ensure the absorption of the nutrients contained in the garlic.
  3. Then rinse the shampoo thoroughly. If small pieces of garlic remain, you can comb them out.

TIP when using: Product manufacturers state that garlic shampoo is most effective when used warm.

How often do I use garlic shampoo?

You can use garlic shampoo three to four times a week. For most you can use it more often. We recommend that you follow the manufacturer's recommendations. The most important thing is that you use the shampoo for a longer period of time. Regular use is better for your hair and scalp.

How can I make garlic shampoo myself?

This video shows you step by step how to make your own garlic shampoo.

Are there environmentally friendly garlic shampoos?

The advantages and disadvantages of all-natural garlic shampoos are described in What are the advantages and disadvantages of all-natural garlic shampoos? One of the many advantages is that the shampoos do not contain ingredients that are hardly biodegradable or even harmful to the environment or health.

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