There is no known baldness cure, but maintaining hair growth is an effective way to tackle baldness before the onset of the problem.

Hair loss differs depending on the cause of the hair loss. Many factors can cause hair loss and some of them are simply out of our control. Factors that can cause hair loss include stress, hormones, genetics and overall health along with simple lifestyle choices, such as diet, smoking and hairstyling, among others. Different causes can influence the Hair Growth Cycle and disrupt your normal hair growth, but there are a number of different kinds of hair loss types, which can also be hard to distinguish between – even for professional doctors. It can also be difficult to find an exact cause or the exact causes behind the hair loss. The different types of hair loss include Androgenetic Alopecia, Telogen Effluvium, Trichotillomania and variations of Alopecia, such as Alopecia Areata and Traction Alopecia.

All hair loss types have one feature in common, which is the fact that the Hair Growth Cycle has been disrupted, meaning, the hair no longer grows and regenerates normally from the follicles. During a Disrupted Hair Growth Cycle, the Anagen (growth) phase of the hair is shortened, and the hair enters the Telogen (resting) phase too early, which leads to increased shedding. Afterwards, fewer hairs are induced back into the growth phase, resulting in less or no regrowth. Therefore, the first goal of any approach to hair loss or hair growth issues should be to normalise the Hair Growth Cycle, and if possible, the second step should be to identify and address any possible factors causing the hair loss.

In the case of Male Pattern Baldness, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, some hair follicles are sensitive to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone. The sensitive follicles are generally located at the temples, the hairline and at the crown of the head. The hormone influences the normal Hair Growth Cycle and changes the size of the hair follicles. The hormone shortens the growth phase of the hair, which becomes gradually shorter over time, and the hairs do not grow as long as they once did. Furthermore, each hair has a limited number of growth cycles, typically 8-10 cycles. The shorter growth cycles caused by the hormone mean that the hair follicles will use up their cycles faster and will stop producing hair sooner. Evidence further suggests that the hair follicles shrink due to the hormone, which means the hair becomes thinner and less pigmented over time. Eventually, the hair follicle only produces fine ‘peach fuzz’ hairs until it stops producing hair altogether. The result of the shortened Hair Growth Cycle and the shrinkage of the hair follicle is gradually finer and less pigmented hairs and eventually less hair altogether.

Nourkrin® Man for Hair Preservation* is rich in specific proteoglycans and a scientifically formulated male hair loss treatment, which helps to support and maintain normal healthy hair growth. Users are advised to follow a course of Nourkrin® over a minimum period of 6 months to ensure maximum support for their hair.

*Nourkrin® Man contains proprietary Marilex® and equisetum arvense, as well as biotin and fenugreek, for the maintenance of normal hair.

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