Hair loss is becoming a major concern in our fast paced lifestyle, especially in professions where keeping your looks in order is important. But profession or not, who doesn’t want a head full of great hair! Hair loss can be caused by a variety of reasons! Sometimes it’s just due to heredity or genetic factors. Other reasons maybe stress, an unhealthy diet or an unhealthy lifestyle, smoking and drinking, or excessive use of hair styling products. Hair loss can also be a symptom of some grave underlying diseases such as hypothyroidism, medications, or improper hormone functioning, obesity or vitamin deficiencies. Keep reading to know what you can do to stop hair loss.
There are two main known methods of battling hair loss. Here they are pitched against one another so that you can decide what works best for you. They are Rogaine and Biotin.
What should you know about Rogaine?
Rogaine is how minoxidil is marketed. Initially it was used as a blood pressure lowering drug, but had an interesting side effect. It induced hair growth! Now Rogaine is FDA approved for promoting hair growth. In some cases it may lead to darkening of hair too. It is available as an OTC topical ointment now. But if it has been prescribed by your doc, then chances are that you have been asked to take biotin supplements too.
Rogaine may have some side effects that you need to keep in mind before opting for this product. These are rather mild in intensity. You may experience sudden weight gain, redness or irritation on the scalp where you apply it, and in rare cases palpitations or dizziness. Get in touch with your doctor over your concern for these.
What should you know about Biotin?
Biotin is also known as vitamin H. it is responsible for healthy hair and nails. It regulates your blood sugar as it works directly with the conversion of carbohydrates and fats to glucose.
Biotin is great for overall health of the body and during weight loss periods too as an aid to weight loss. Since it helps with the conversion of what we eat to biochemical energy, it ensures that all parts of your body gets a part of the nutrition. So your hair follicles get adequate nutrition and the cortex of your hair is strengthened.
Biotin has been known to arrest hair fall immediately and with prolonged use has also stimulated the growth of new hair follicles.
Given that one of them is used as a medicine that is it has been synthesized in a lab and the other is a naturally occurring vitamin, biotin is recommended as the tool of choice to re grow your hair. It’s safe and has no side effects. Also it benefits the whole body and gives you a chance at a healthy lifestyle. But before you go ahead with any of these, do consult your doc and understand what you are getting into.