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Biotin vs Minoxidil for Hair Loss Prevention

When it comes to getting fuller and thicker hair, biotin and minoxidil are the top go-to ingredients. They can be found in shampoos, supplements, and topical treatments. Both are effective, but what are the differences between biotin and minoxidil?

What is Minoxidil?

Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication that is used to treat hair loss. It was discovered during clinical trials for high blood pressure treatment that showed signs of being able to regrow hair.

How does it work?

When applied to the scalp once or twice a day, topical minoxidil can help encourage hair growth or slow balding. It works by helping to increase the blood flow to the hair follicles. The expansion of the follicular size and hair shaft diameter helps encourage and extend hair growth. These scalp treatments usually have 2% or 5% minoxidil like the BosleyMD Hair Regrowth 2% Minoxidil Treatment Spray for women.

What to know?

Over the counter minoxidil solution and foam are used to treat male pattern baldness. It is not used for baldness at the front of the scalp or receding hairline in men. The foam and 2% minoxidil solution are used to help hair growth in women with thinning hair like the NIOXIN Hair Regrowth Treatment. Although topical use of minoxidil is generally safe, as with all medications, there may be side effects. It is important to follow all instructions when using this treatment and with any medication, you should check with your doctor.

What is Biotin?

Biotin is part of the B complex group of vitamins known as vitamin B7 or H. It can be found in small amounts in several foods, such as eggs, liver, mushrooms, and nuts. B complex vitamins keeps your hair and nails healthy.

Thinning or brittle hair can be symptoms of biotin deficiency. A diet rich in biotin or taking a hair growth supplement with vitamin B like the Viviscal Professional Hair Nutritional Supplements, can help strengthen existing tresses and stimulate hair growth. Also, biotin have been added to many hair products like shampoos, conditioners, and scalp treatments like the Surface Awaken Scalp Elixir. For best results, try it with the Surface Awaken Advanced Therapeutic Treatment System.

How does it work?

Biotin is a natural element that helps metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids-the building blocks of protein. The reaction between biotin and cell enzymes aids in producing healthy hair growth since your hair is made with a type of protein called keratin.

What to know?

Biotin is used primarily for alopecia (hair loss) in men or women. It improves hair growth and helps with inflammation. Biotin has many benefits for strengthening hair, but it is not enough to take biotin alone. If only it was that easy! The reality is that the role of biotin is one part of a bigger picture. The real miracle is improving your overall nutrition by giving your hair follicles all the vitamins and minerals like zinc & vitamin C it needs to encourage hair growth. NIOXIN Recharging Complex Supplements has the full regimen in one convenient tablet.

Now that you’re equipped with loads of knowledge about biotin and minoxidil, Beauty Care Choices has many hair loss solutions for you to choose from.

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