According to a study by a joint group of researchers at Germany’s Institute for Pigmentary Disorders at E.M. Arndt University of Greifswald and the UK’s Centre for Skin Sciences at the University of Bradford, they’ve come across a cure for gray hair.
Gray hair is the result of oxidative stress that causes hydrogen peroxide to accumulate in the hair follicle. In response, the hair strand then essentially bleaches itself, from the inside out. In the study, the process appears to be thwarted with the application of a topical complex called PC-KUS, which converts hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen.
“The traditional treatment of gray hair with hair dye is cosmetic and doesn’t get to the root of the problem,” explains Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Medical Center’s department of dermatology. “A treatment that prevents or reverses the underlying graying process would revolutionize our approach to hair care.”
Isn’t that exciting?!
This potentially life-changing news is still in the research stage, but we’ll be sure to report back the second there’s a treatment available.