SCIENTISTS have discovered that hair follicles in people who are balding are trapped in a ‘sleeping’ state and are now developing a new treatment to combat baldness.
Trichologists have discovered that hair follicles on the scalp can become trapped in a resting state where they do not grow new hair, leading to thinning.
They now claim to have identified a way of waking the follicles up again to help restore a fuller head of hair to people who are going bald.
Unfortunately they may not be able to delay the balding process forever, as eventually the hair follicles lose the ability to make new hair, but for those who are starting to get a bit thin on top, it may help stave of the need for embarrassing wigs, comb overs or hair transplants. –TG