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I’m pretty sure most of us look at ourselves when we’re in a lift with a mirror. And there’s nothing worse than when you see the light shining through onto your scalp!

I’ve been through a few “thin” times in the past, but it has also come back – whether by taking hair growth supplements or minerals or using a topical hair remedy. So, don’t despair, there are some good solutions out there! Here, we take a look at how something known as a Proteoglycan Replacement Therapy supplement – in this instance, a product called Hair Growth+ InCLINIC by Nourkrin – has helped two women, in particular.

How common is hair loss in women compared to men? While hair loss seems to affect more men, many women are also affected by it. According to WebMD (, approximately 50 percent of women will experience hair loss to some extent by their late 50s. Are hair growth supplements for everyone? Most hair supplements are suitable for everyone as they replenish certain elements that could be depleting due to ageing, hormones, stress or sudden weight loss. For instance, Proteoglycan Replacement Therapy supplements replace the specific proteoglycans responsible for hair growth to promote healthier and stronger hair growth, lengthening the growing phase in the hair cycle. It’s important to speak with your dermatologist first to understand the causes of your hair loss for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options.

First, consultant dermatologist, DR ANGELINE YONG from Angeline Yong Dermatology, answers some ques t ions about hair loss, and how supplements can help.

How does the hair growth cycle affect hair loss or thinning hair? The hair growth cycle consists of three phases: • Anagen is the growing phase, which typically lasts between five to seven years. • Catagen is the transition phase before the hair goes into the telogen phase. • Telogen is the resting phase. Typically, the follicle will stay in this phase for between three to six months before shedding and entering back into the growing phase. Due to many factors – ageing, environmental aggressors or hormonal factors, for example – the growing phase may become shorter, and the hair may grow back a little differently each time. The hair could be thinner, for instance, with fewer strands.



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