Approximately 80 million people in the US experience hereditary hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia. 40% of those people are women. While male-pattern baldness generally manifests as a receding hairline and thinning crown, female-pattern baldness is characterized by a widening of the center part as the hair on top of the head thins and becomes brittle. For both men and women, however, the emotional side-effects of hair loss can be devastating, leading to extreme treatments, which can include anything from painful surgeries to harsh prescription drugs.

Introduced in 2014, the active ingredient Redensyl became the first cosmetic alternative to hair transplantation surgery. A powerhouse combination of two patented molecules designed to stimulate stem cell proliferation and neutralize scalp inflammation, Redensyl dramatically reverses the effects of alopecia, demonstrating a 214% increase in hair growth. That’s almost double the results of Minoxidil!

To better understand hair loss–and how Redensyl works–it’s important to understand the normal growth cycle of your hair. Hair follicles cycle through three distinct phases of growth and rest stages. The Anagen phase is the growth phase. This period, which lasts for approximately three years, is then followed by the Catagen, or transition, phase, a period of about three weeks. Finally, the Telogen phase, during which the hair dies and falls out, lasts around three months before the entire cycle repeats.

Hair loss occurs when the follicle’s stem cells become sluggish and less capable of supporting hair follicle growth, and become less efficient in communicating with the stem cells. Instead of continuing to cycle through the three normal stages of growth, your hair’s Telogen phase lasts longer and longer while its transition to the Anagen phase becomes increasingly difficult. Your hair thins, dies, and falls out without being replaced efficiently.

Redensyl reactivates hair growth by triggering a new hair cycle. This increased nourishment allows the stem cells to switch on the Anagen phase faster, resulting in dramatically visible hair growth. In just three months, clinical tests indicate that Redensyl:

  • Increases the percentage of hair in the Anagen phase by 9%
  • Decreases the percentage of hair in the Telogen phase by 17%

In recognition of its efficacy and scientific innovation, Redensyl was awarded Silver by In-Cosmetics Group for their Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award in 2014.

It’s important to remember that hair loss can be caused by any number of factors, including diet, medication, or even hair-care techniques, but sudden hair loss can be an early indicator of illness. If you experience any significant, unexplained changes in your hair, consult with your doctor before pursuing treatment.

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