Minoxidil Side Effects
Minoxidil has been known to gain recent popularity as an accessible and effective solution to combat hair loss however there are potential side effects that may arise from its use.
- Scalp Irritation:Some users may experience mild irritation, redness, or itching on the scalp, particularly during the initial stages of treatment. This reaction usually subsides as the scalp adjusts to the medication but is initially not a comfortable process to go through.
- Unwanted Hair Growth:Minoxidil may lead to the growth of fine facial hair or hair in unintended areas of the body. This effect is more common in women than men. It happens because Minoxidil works by widening blood vessels and increasing blood flow to hair follicles, thereby promoting hair growth.
- Systemic Absorption:Minoxidil can be absorbed into the bloodstream through the scalp, leading to possible side effects such as dizziness, light headedness, chest pain, or a rapid heartbeat. Although rare, if any of these symptoms occur, medical attention should be sought immediately.
If need be and you have to use Minoxidil then we recommend doing a patch test on your scalp before to see if you have any bad reactions. You need to understand the proper application of it and having a dermatologist on call can only be beneficial during the start of this process.
Warning: Minoxidil is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women unless advised by a healthcare professional.
An alternative to using such a dicey chemical compound would be to use products that are infused with natural ingredients like Ginger, Indian Gooseberry and Litsea Glutinosa that are known to cure hair growth and overcome balding through generations.
In a recent study by International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Applications it has been noted that Butterfly Pea Flower, another herb that we use has the potential to surpass the effects of minoxidil to boost hair growth. Its anti-oxidant properties lead to an improved blood flow to the scalp, grows hair in the shortest amount whilst having no scalp irritation. Thus, being a better alternative than Minoxidil any day.
These products are widely used in Asia and are now distributed by approved & certified brands in the U.K. as well. Following are our two options: