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Article by: Perry Romanowski

I saw this interesting news story about a group of European researchers who say they have found a treatment that can eliminate gray hair. gray-hair-solution

Two things strike me about this story.

First, the researchers say that hair turns gray because of a build-up of hydrogen peroxide in hair follicles. This isn’t my understanding of what causes gray hair at all. In fact, in the excellent book “Practical Modern Hair Science” the authors explain that hair turns gray because the melanocytes stop producing pigment. Perhaps my understanding of graying hair is wrong? Hmmm…

Second, they are making some pretty extraordinary claims. The end of gray hair? Come on. They’ll need more proof than this one study to support that claim.

Still, gray hair is an area of lots of basic research as scientists would be happy to find a treatment that stops it from happening. Until then, it will take we cosmetic chemists and our skills with hair dye to keep gray haired people looking young.

5 comments

  1. Elena

    Ayman mostafa, maybe, a “Catalase hair cream”?? 😉 What else to add there for hydrogen peroxide, LOL? But, I’m afraid, such cream will cost an arm and a leg – Sigma sells bovine liber catalase for $1020 for 100g 🙂

  2. ww

    Perry, your article so filled with doubt it is scary. I believe they have something and look forward to it being revealed.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Lol! I prefer to think of it as skepticism. I too look forward to good things from this research.

      1. ww

        I am happy we are on the same page as far as good things coming forth.

  3. Ayman mostafa

    dear all, can someone help me in making hair cream formulation for helping in treatment gray hair……?

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