Thursday, 13 June 2013


 Health & Beauty by Rebekah Sager

Sorry hair stylists, you may have a few less clients soon. It seems a team of European researchers believe they may have accidentally stumbled on a permanent fix for gray hair.

While researching a cure for vitiligo, a condition that causes the loss of skin pigment, researchers found a treatment to reverse the pigment loss, only to discover (accidentally) that it reversed gray hair at the root as well.
grey hair 1.

According to a study published in The FASEB Journal, gray hair develops from the buildup of hydrogen peroxide in the hair follicle caused by “massive oxidative stress” (cellular wear and tear) — the same thing believed to trigger some forms of vitiglio and gray hair.

As we age, our levels of an enzyme called Catalase goes down. People with the disease vitaligo are born with low levels of the enzyme. Catalase breaks down hydrogen peroxide, which causes gray hair. So the scientists created a cream with pseudo catalase, put it on the skin and hair and had participants sit in the sun to activate it. The newly strengthened enzyme eradicated the sample patches of gray hair and pigment-free skin.

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