While we can’t wait to have long, luscious gray locks a la Kristen McMenamy, many an aging lady (and man) do their best to cover up their gray with hair dye. But what if they could do away with silvery strands completely with one little pill?
For the past decade, L’Oreal has been developing such a miracle pill. How does it work? According to MSNBC:
“The pill, scheduled to become available in 2015, contains an undisclosed fruit extract that mimics the chemical tyrosinase-related protein or TRP-2, an enzyme that protects pigmentation production, the company has said. The goal of the fruit extract pill is to prevent oxidative stress, a process that occurs when hair cells succumb to antioxidants and turn gray.”
Just like male baldness pill Propecia, this is a preventative medicine that must be taken for life; once you stop taking the pills, your hair reverts back to its pigmentless state. Furthermore, the regiment must be started a least a decade before you start to go gray. This of course begs the question: how are you supposed to PREDICT THE FUTURE? Oh, and then there’s the side effect issue. And by issue we mean they are totally unclear and undefined as of now. Can’t wait to see what happens!