Hair-loss Drugs’ Big Growth In China

The top-selling treatment for hair thinning in China last year was Da Fei Xin, a minoxidil solution made by a unit of Shanxi Zhendong Pharmaceutical, with a 23percent market share, reports Euromonitor. BaWang International Group ( 1338:HK ), the Chinese maker of herbal shampoos endorsed by thick-maned movie star Jackie Chan, posted three straight years of losses after a 2010 report said a substance linked to cancer was found in two of its productssending sales plunging. LOreal ( OR:FP ), the worlds largest cosmetics maker, is trying to woo Chinese with products such as arginine lotions (touted to reduce fallout by strengthening the hair) and its Kerastase shampoo line (designed for thinning hair). The Paris-based company is pushing to expand its products beyond Beijing and Shanghai to second-tier cities in China, which gives us a huge reservoir of growth for the years to come, LOreal Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon said on a Feb.12 analyst call. Cellmid, a drugmaker in Sydney, also plans to start selling a plant extract-based treatment in China this year. When I looked at the numbers, I was astonished, says CEO Maria Halasz, referring to Chinas market potential. Halasz said she suffered from excessive hair loss herself in the past and is counting on women being her main customers based on her observations of hair-thinning in cities such as Shanghai.
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20 Ways to reduce hair loss in men

Moghul, Health Me Up Sep 21, 2013, 12.00AM IST Tags: Clinic (Hair care: 20 Ways to reduce) Hair loss is one of the most common problems worldwide; affecting one-third of the population. Everyone loses 100 hair stands each day. It is a natural phenomenon; so there’s is no need to worry over a few follicles falling off. There could be many causes of hair loss which include diet, mineral deficiency, medications, stress, pollution and genetics. Putting on a cap, hat or helmet could also be another reason in men. Here’s our list of 20 solutions to help reduce or deal with hair loss. Regularly wash your hair with mild shampoo Regular hair washing is a part of preventing hair loss by the way of keeping hair and scalp clean.
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How to cope with hair loss

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The nutritionist says If nutrient levels are low it will be expressed through the hair. Hair follicles rooted in the scalp need to be surrounded by a rich supply of blood to ensure they are sufficiently nourished. ‘Hair loss represents low mineral status, specifically lack of zinc, selenium, calcium, sodium and potassium,’ says Maria Griffiths of the Institute of Optinum Nutrition. The dermatolotist says Faddy diets usually result in iron deficiency, as might avoidance of red meat.
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