I came across an interesting article reporting that researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have analysed which genes are switched on when men start to go bald. Do you know what that means? To put it bluntly, it means that scientist now have a shot at the prospect of treating, stopping or even reversing the thinning of hair aka male baldness.
I want you to know that when I read this, I let out a sigh of relief that I didn’t even fully recognise I had internalised. As a woman, I have to say that a full head of hair on a man is far more attractive to me than a not so full head of hair. Maybe not all the ladies reading this will agree, but I know for a fact that all my male friends who are starting to go bald are willing these scientists on. Most men start to go bald in middle age, but I’ve a friend who went bald in his early 20s! His pain and panic was definitely visible.
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Onto the science. In studies of bald men and laboratory mice, US scientists pinpointed a protein that triggers hair loss. They found higher levels of the protein in the cells of hair follicles in bald patches compared with hairy areas. Drugs that target the pathway are already in development, they report in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Great news for all, especially the scientists who are sure to earn themselves a few bobs, and make a lot of hairdressers happy too.
Click here to read more or press play for the hardcore science which gave me the new statement follically challenged lol
It might take a longtime but it could be coming back, right from the Roots (not bad eh? lol)
Share the good news with your boys, boyfriends, brothers, fathers, uncles, godfathers and all male members.