HAIR LOSS: a common unpleasant scalp problem
Hair loss is a very common condition and affects most people at some time in their lives. Common balding (androgenetic alopecia) occurs in men and women and is due to the effect of testosterone metabolites in genetically susceptible hair follicles.
Hair loss is a common complaint and a source of significant physiological stress. More than 50% male over the age of 50 are affected by alopecia all over the world.
The life cycle of hair
Hair growth follows a cycle. However, these phases are not synchronised, and any hair may be at a particular phase at random. The three main phases of the hair cycle are:
- Anagen: actively growing hair
- Catagen: when growth stops and the follicle shrinks
- Telogen: resting phase for 1–4 months,
Hair length depends on the duration of anagen. Short hairs (eyelashes, eyebrows, hair on arms and legs) have a short anagen phase of around one month. Anagen lasts up to 6 years or longer in scalp hair.
Hair loss as a disregulation of hair life cycle
Alopecia is explainable by an imbalance in the hair cycle. In fact, a premature end of anagen causes the early entry of hairs in the telogen phase that means an interruption of the growth, leading to hair falls.
Restore the right length of anagen is a new approach to reduce the relevance of hair loss thanks to the extension of the time of alimentation of the hair bulb.
ANACRYN: an effective natural solution to hair loss
ANACRYN is an Eclipta alba extract richness in Wedelolactone. This molecule demonstrates to possess extraordinary hair growth-promoting activities. Wedelolactone leads to a decrease in TGF-β1 which is responsible for the premature induction of catagen and the subsequent hair fall.