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Scientists Believe They Can Stop Hair from Going Gray


For nearly 15 years, I’ve been dying my hair blonde. I’ve been blonde for so many years of my life that even those who know me the best have forgotten that I’m a natural brunette.

My love affair with blonde hair began when I noticed that my dark hair was beginning to turn gray and a hairdresser suggested trying blonde dye to cover the gray. It wasn’t until I decided to go back to my natural color last year that I realized just how gray I’ve become and what an awful choice I’d made in going darker. I couldn’t switch back to being blonde fast enough!

I’d love to be able to sport my natural color because the process of dying it every few weeks is expensive, but apparently, that color is more gray than dark brown and not only is it an unattractive shade of gray, but I’m not even 40 yet and while some women can pull off all gray hair in their 30s, I am not one of them.

For those who are plagued with gray hair and aren’t fans, this could wind up being pretty big news. Scientists say that they’ve made a big breakthrough and that they might be on the path to curing the cause of gray hair!

A group of scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern were actually looking at how cancer cells form when they accidentally tripped on the part of a cell that causes your hair and mine to turn gray.

Thanks to this new information, the researchers say they’re excited to work on a lotion or a shampoo that will help the cells and fix the graying issue. Oh, and apparently the same cells that affect hair turning gray also have a role in baldness and the researchers think they might be able to reverse the effects of that as well!

[via UT Southwestern]

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