Hair loss has become a very common problem nowadays due to excessive stress and environmental pollution. There are various types of hair loss namely, male-pattern hair loss, female-pattern hair loss, alopecia areata i.e. spot baldness, telogen effluvium i.e. thinning of hair. Hair loss can be hereditary or due to stress, change in hormones, autoimmunity, environmental pollution and various other factors. However, hair loss in many cases can be treated if the action is taken on time, but, when hair loss takes place due to genetic reasons, it is difficult or next to impossible to be treated, however, it is possible to control it or stop further loss only if you take care regularly. Aminexil and minoxidil are two chemical compounds which are effective for controlling hair loss. Read further to know which is better and why.
Minoxidil for Hair Loss
One of the most widely used chemical minoxidil for hair loss. It promotes hair growth by opening the potassium channel which helps in increasing the circulation of blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the follicles. However, minoxidil for hair loss has great effects, the effects are more visible on the younger people and mostly in the central or vertex area. Moreover, it doesn’t work when the hair loss is large. Some people have also complained about its side effects like rashes, hives, itching, breathing difficulty, tight chest, etc.
Aminexil for Hair Loss
Aminexil is a chemical molecule which was developed by L’Oreal which prevents perifollicular fibrosis i.e. scarring of hair follicles. A lot of dermatologists recommend aminexil for hair loss for treating alopecia or hair thinning and baldness. It helps in strengthening the hair fibres which are attached to the scalp, thereby, preventing hair fall. It also softens the hair and promotes hair growth. Since it directly targets the hair roots and works on the cuticles to provide strength to hold the hair on the scalp, it helps in healthy hair regrowth. It prevents the formation and accumulation of collagen around the hair follicle and therefore, aminexil is good for hair loss control. So far, no side effects have been reported or examined with aminexil.
Which is better?
Given the known side effects of minoxidil, Aminexil has an upper hand. Re’equil Hair Fall Control Serum has active ingredients like Cressatine (Indian Cress and Water Cress extract) which helps to improve hair structure and boosts hair growth and Aminexil which is 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor which helps to block DTH formation which is a primary cause for hair loss. The presence of biotin and D-Pethanol helps in regulating sebum while rebalancing the hair life cycle.