Why You May Never Have To Go Gray

   By SheSpeaksTeam  May 07, 2013

If going gray is a process you’re not all too thrilled about, there may be a remedy that will allow you to hold on to the youthful hue of your locks forever. A team of European dermatology researchers may have accidentally discovered a cure for going gray while studying treatments for the skin condition known as vitilligo.

Popular Science reports about the release from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal that details the effects of a new cream that can restore the pigmentation of people’s skin who suffer the effects of the skin lightning disorder vitilligo. The cream is also showing signs that it can restore pigmentation to hair that is going gray.

As we age our hair accumulates high levels of hydrogen peroxide, interestingly people with vitilligo also have an accumulation of hydrogen peroxide in their skin. The researchers found that some of the study volunteers were able to see a reduction in the level of hydrogen peroxide after using the cream and saw some re-pigmentation occur in their skin and eyelashes.

The results are promising for viilligo suffers and may be the first step in eliminating gray hair rather than just masking it with hair dye. It will probably be a long while until we see something like this available on the market though since only about 5 study volunteers saw promising results out of 2,000.

What do you think of the possibility of eliminating gray hair as part of the aging process?

Would you use a cream that would keep you from going gray?

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milo9282002 by milo9282002 | SPRING VALLEY, IL
May 15, 2013

I hate having to cover the grays, I would definitely try such a product.

roxysecrets78 by roxysecrets78 | GRAND JCT, CO
May 14, 2013

I would definitely use that product. I have black hair but I've been getting gray hairs since I was 13 year-old. I touch-up my roots every 3 weeks and it's such a hassle.

GuessWho by GuessWho | PHILADELPHIA, PA
May 10, 2013

I love my gray hair. It shows wisdom. Why use unnecessary chemicals if you don't have to.

Easy2Save by Easy2Save | LEBANON, OR
May 10, 2013

I am not sure about this I would not mind having gray hair in a few years.

Kay3131 by Kay3131 | New York, NY
May 07, 2013

Helen Mirren really looks great.

cocoabella by cocoabella | EL PASO, TX
May 07, 2013

this is an awesome study finding and it bears further studies. It would probably sell like hotcakes!