People often message me about thinning hair, feeling like they've exhausted all options and don't know where to turn. If you're experiencing hair loss or thinning, know that you're not alone and I understand how scary and frustrating this place can be. While many turn to the well-known solution of minoxidil, a synthetic drug and pharmaceutical medication with potential side effects, it’s something I would always want my Agent Army to avoid.
But what if we told you that there's a better, more natural alternative out there that can help you achieve the luscious locks you've been dreaming of? Enter Redensyl™ - the breakthrough ingredient that's changing the hair growth game. When I started formulating holi (locks), our scientifically proven, patented, and all-natural formulation for my hair-growth stimulating treatment oil, I knew I wanted to create it with an incredible active ingredient list that can transform your hair without the use of pharmaceuticals. Redensyl™ is exactly that. It’s a hair growth catalyst called one of the 'best alternatives to a hair transplant’ and I loved it so much that I have now formulated this powerful active into our lash serum too. Today I’m going to compare Redensyl™ and minoxidil and then tell you why Redensyl™ gets the Agent stamp of approval out of these two products.
What is Minoxidil?
Minoxidil was originally developed as a treatment for high blood pressure, but it was later discovered that it could also stimulate hair growth. Minoxidil works by widening blood vessels (a vasodilator) and increasing blood flow to hair follicles, which can help to revitalize shrunken hair follicles, prolong the growth phase of the hair cycle, and promote new hair growth. It also enhances cell proliferation and increases DNA synthesis, helping with hair growth. It speeds up the shedding phase of the hair growth cycle, which leads to the shedded hair being replaced by stronger and thicker hair, but it can cause people a lot of pain and freaking out when they think more hair is falling out.
While it is FDA approved and known to be effective in helping with male pattern balding, as well as alopecia, telogen effluvium and to a certain extent alopecia areata, there are side effects to the drug (like with many others). These include scalp irritation, itching, and redness, as well as unwanted hair growth on other parts of the body, such as the face and arms. In rare cases, it can also lead to more serious side effects, such as changes in blood pressure, chest pain, and difficulty breathing. So, while hair regrowth is possible (and expected) with the drug minoxidil, it comes as a package deal with side effects too.
What is Redensyl™ ?
Redensyl™ is a restorative hair growth ingredient that is the most recent advancement in hair loss treatment. It is made from seven plant compounds making it an organic and plant-based ingredient. But how does it work if it isn’t a medication?
First up, it’s packed with pure plant extracts and natural ingredients including EQG, EGCG2, glycine, zinc chloride, meta-bisulfite, glycerin and water. Two of the really key ingredients are DHQG and EGCG2. The DHQG molecule (a modified polyphenol extracted from the larch tree) can promote and activate the division of bulge stem cells (ORSc) in the human scalp. This molecule triggers stem cell activation and encourages the division of these stem cells, widening the hair follicle. As well as doing this, it protects stem cells from cell death while also boosting the metabolism of cells called dermal papilla fibroblasts. Both of these things help with growth of the hair and hair follicles. EGCG2 (the same extract found in green tea) also reduces inflammation in the scalp, helping develop, nurture and restore a scalp ready for healthy hair growth.
Glycine helps steal the show too. Glycine is an amino acid found in abundance in hair cells that is a key component of keratin-associated proteins. These are particular hair proteins that support healthy hair growth. The zinc in the ingredient list also strengthens the hair shaft structure by reinforcing it, contributing to stronger hair too.
The best part is that because Redensyl™ is completely pure, non-irritable and non-sensitizing, the ingredient doesn’t sensitize the scalp and causes no irritation even with prolonged use. Side effects are unheard of, making it the much safer, more natural, less medical alternative of the two when considering them side by side.
An increasing number of studies are showing why Redensyl™ should be considered as a key competitor to minoxidil. A recent double-blind clinical study vs. a placebo has shown that within three months of use, Redensyl™ can reduce hair fall by around 17% and hair shedding and the impact of the telogen phase by 16%. These two things together contribute to preventing and reducing hair loss.
Another clinical study has suggested that frequent use of Redensyl™ over the course of 84 days showed growth of up to 28,200 hairs. This is the same number of hairs seen after THREE hair transplant surgery sessions! Crazy. It has also had outstanding clinical results. PhilPott Research showed that over just 10 days, Redensyl™ increases hair growth by +214% compared to untreated hair! The Redensyl™ results were almost two times better than those for minoxidil.
So, while minoxidil has reigned supreme in the medical market for many decades now, Redensyl™ might be coming for its title and we are fully in support of this. Apply Redensyl™ through our lash and brow serum or holi (locks) and let it act like a switch, waking up hair stem cells and generating a new growth phase of the hair. Get boosted and ready to produce new hair, while it also nourishes the matrix and supports faster hair growth. Redensyl™ is definitely a more natural, sustainable ingredient, with fewer side effects. No supervision, prescription or advice from a dermatologist is required for Redensyl, making it a more accessible treatment too and one that can be started or stopped whenever that works for you.
Experts call Redensyl™ the better, more advanced alternative to minoxidil and at Agent, we agree. I’ve seen the power of Redensyl™, and the other active ingredients in holi (locks) first hand as I helped to overhaul my own hair health by using holi (locks) twice a week, religiously. My own personal experience + the science is exactly why Redensyl™, the human hair growth galvanizer, is a KEY part in our lash serum and holi (locks) hair growth and treatment oil and NOT minoxidil.
***THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED OR REGULATED BY THE FDA. WE ARE NOT DOCTORS, THEREFORE ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST***