Capixyl vs Minoxidil (Monat vs Rogaine)

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Minoxidil is one of the most popular hair loss products on the market and it has been for some time now. If you’re looking for something to deal with hair loss, then the likelihood is that you’ve heard about minoxidil. But, you may not have heard of Capixyl, which is another hair loss product. Although not quite as popular as minoxidil, it has been increasing in popularity in recent years. But can the two products be compared, and which is better for hair loss?

Overall, it’s obvious that minoxidil is a more trusted product than Capixyl when considering hair loss. Minoxidil is the only FDA approved hair loss treatment that you can buy in stores.

Both of these hair loss products work in entirely different ways. Learning how they work is important to figure out which one will work best for your specific need.


Minoxidil is the safest bet if you’re looking for a good hair loss treatment that actually works. It’s been recommended and approved for use by the FDA, which certainly puts it ahead of other treatments. The only other hair loss treatment is finasteride, but you need to be prescribed this by a doctor.

Minoxidil works by helps to increase the blood circulation in your scalp. One of the reasons that you begin to lose hair is that your hair follicles are dying. Minoxidil helps to improve the health of the follicles, and in turn spur growth.

Overall, there are many benefits of minoxidil which I’ve discussed extensively throughout the site. You can even get a minoxidil shampoo if you want to make it part of your daily regime, which you’ll need to if you want to prevent hair loss.

Capixyl (Monat)

Much like minoxidil is the primary hair loss agent in Rogaine, Capixyl is the primary agent in Monat. You will find Capixyl in other hair loss products, but it’s most commonly known for being in Monat. The way that capixyl works is to help cut down scalp inflammation. Scalp inflammation is a common cause of hair loss, and it’s important to keep your scalp healthy.

One of the most common reasons that people opt for capixyl is that it doesn’t have the side effects that minoxidil does. Minoxidil is known for causing headaches, which doesn’t seem to be an issue with Monat – although there’s been little time that it’s been on the market for analysis.

The main reason that Monat has become increasingly popular is that they have a good affiliate program. This means that if someone you know sells you the product, they get a percentage of the profits for themselves! This is a common way of marketing to try and get consistently good reviews for a product.

All you have to do is going and have a look at the Monat Reviews online and you can see that they don’t have the best track record. For this reason, I’d like avoid Monat.


Much like the whole minoxidil vs finasteride debate, it’s very difficult to compare these two as they work in very different ways. Whilst minoxidil works by stimulating blood flow, capixyl is a dht blocker and helps to reduce to the conversion from testosterone to DHT like most hair loss shampoos work.

The good thing is that you can use these products together, although in my opinion you’d be much better off going for the more approved trio formula of minoxidil, finasteride and nizoral. Whilst capixyl may help to aid hair growth, the research on it is still and the Monat Reviews that I’ve read are not as conclusive as with other products.

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7 thoughts on “Capixyl vs Minoxidil (Monat vs Rogaine)”

  1. Thanks for all the info.
    I had been using Rogaine for many years, I stopped using it when I started Monat products.
    While I loved the way the hair products performed for me , After 4 or so months my hair started thinning.

    I concluded that the Rogaine keeps my hair growing and Monat hair products work wonderful on my hair.

    I was concerned the Monat products would counteract the Rogaine products.
    But after reading your conclusions, I am going back on Rogaine and using the Monat products for hair performance not hair growth.


    • If you stopped using the minoxidil when you started using Monat, that would be why your hair started thinning. Minoxidil only works WHILE you are using it. It will begin to shed those hairs that regrew, which would show up after a little time. Monat uses a different method as she explained, for the hair growth, so it may not be ideal for every situation. But they are amazing products with quality ingredients. How has it been working together?

  2. I started using Monat and my head is hitching a LOT ans I’m having headaches since, I didn’t want to relate but it’s too obvious that they came at the same time 🙁

  3. I find this very interesting as I use Monat and have great success with it in regards to stopping hair shed as well as with hair growth. My hair is also softer than it has ever been in my whole life. No toxic chemicals, doesn’t test on animals, naturally based, and no weird head rashes or headaches or anything else. I have been using their products for 6 months now with no issues and only improvements. Too bad you are all missing out on a great option…

    • Hey Erika,

      I’m glad you’ve had that experience! Do you have any before and after photos? I’d love to feature them on the site so people can get a better idea..

    • Agree! I am a hairstylist that was skeptical for so long but finally decided to give it a try since I had so many clients asking me about it! I struggled with hair thinning due to stress with my divorce and in 7 months I notice such a HUGE difference !


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