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Coming Soon: A Cure For Gray Hair?
Popular Science ^ | 05/03/2013 | Francie Diep

Posted on 05/05/2013 3:45:37 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen

Researchers are working on a true anti-graying cream that could make people produce their own youthful colors again. So far, it's worked in just a few people who have lost pigment in their hair and skin not from age, but from a condition called vitiligo. Because the cause of vitiligo pigment loss is the same as one possible cause of graying in old age, however, the prototype cream might be a step toward a real anti-graying cream. (But what would we do without those Just For Men commercials?)

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1 posted on 05/05/2013 3:45:37 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Hey, I’m proud of my gray hairs, I paid for every one
of them.


2 posted on 05/05/2013 3:48:20 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Well, that takes care of half of the problem.


3 posted on 05/05/2013 3:53:03 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: tet68

I’d love to have more gray hair but most of mine has deserted me down the drain.


4 posted on 05/05/2013 3:53:22 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Kid Shelleen

My hair’s Silver, and I’m darned proud of each and every one of them. My handlebar mustache is finally going Silver, too.


5 posted on 05/05/2013 3:53:28 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

old people who try to hold onto their youthful appearance are pathetic and i pity them


6 posted on 05/05/2013 3:53:38 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Kid Shelleen

Guess Obama’s artificial greying ploy will become old hat...


7 posted on 05/05/2013 3:53:43 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: skeeter

“Well, that takes care of half of the problem.”

Yeah, grays are keepers.


8 posted on 05/05/2013 3:53:57 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Kid Shelleen; a fool in paradise
I'd love to have my natural hair color back!


9 posted on 05/05/2013 3:56:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: bigheadfred
old people who try to hold onto their youthful appearance are pathetic and I pity them

Wayne, please pick up the white courtesy phone...


10 posted on 05/05/2013 3:56:58 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Looking at my family tree I imagine I'll go gray somewhat early (my dad started going gray in his late 20s), which doesn't really bother me. As long as I've got hair I don't care what color it turns!
11 posted on 05/05/2013 3:59:01 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I’m only 27 and I already have more silver than I want. Where do I sign up for human trials?


12 posted on 05/05/2013 3:59:36 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I’m 56 and have passed the gray stage and am well on my way to white hair. I think I might look a little odd if my hair were brown again. The white complements the few wrinkles I have!


13 posted on 05/05/2013 3:59:45 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I guess the important thing there is he is going to still look like that 20 years after his death.


14 posted on 05/05/2013 4:01:07 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Kid Shelleen

15 posted on 05/05/2013 4:02:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Gray hair?

No problem.

I cut mine off and throw it away.


16 posted on 05/05/2013 4:02:33 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

The picture of President Reagan for the Freepathon promotion in this thread is perfect. He always had very little gray hair.


17 posted on 05/05/2013 4:04:41 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: bigheadfred

Ronald Reagan was magnificent in his appearance and image.

But we know what you mean. It all depends on how it’s done, all a matter of taste.


18 posted on 05/05/2013 4:08:48 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: bigheadfred

With all the preservatives he takes, all mortician’ll have to do is plant and pose...


19 posted on 05/05/2013 4:09:14 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: COBOL2Java

He is not artifically greying, that is his real color that he dyes for elections and other events.


20 posted on 05/05/2013 4:10:16 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Dutch Boy

Grey hair - cheap to fix.
No hair - not so much.


21 posted on 05/05/2013 4:11:28 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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To: Hostage; COBOL2Java

grow old gracefully—mary tyler moore—you aintent eighteen no more no moore


22 posted on 05/05/2013 4:19:28 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Kid Shelleen

Hurry. Please.


23 posted on 05/05/2013 4:22:28 PM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: Kid Shelleen
no thanks, I've earned every damned one of 'em !
24 posted on 05/05/2013 4:23:12 PM PDT by tomkat ( the friend of an enemy is an enemy)
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To: tet68

You beat me too it I earned everyone of them


25 posted on 05/05/2013 4:23:41 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: tet68

I started going grey at 15.


26 posted on 05/05/2013 4:23:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I found a cure already. “Just For Men” #5, Medium Brown.


27 posted on 05/05/2013 4:24:32 PM PDT by albie (s)
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To: bigheadfred

I have a few of them in my small circle of friends its almost a sickness with them


28 posted on 05/05/2013 4:25:09 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: cripplecreek
I started going grey at 15.

I started going grey when I got married. }:-)

29 posted on 05/05/2013 4:28:12 PM PDT by wvguy
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To: COBOL2Java

is wayne a native hawaiian? if not he sure looks like one.


30 posted on 05/05/2013 4:28:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: windcliff

By cracky....


31 posted on 05/05/2013 4:28:47 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kid Shelleen

The cinnamon and honey tea my husband and I have every morning (past three months) is causing my husband’s totally grey hair to begin to darken and my salt and pepper hair is darkening also. Just a FWIW :)


32 posted on 05/05/2013 4:31:25 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep, I knew someone in high school like that.


33 posted on 05/05/2013 4:33:11 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: wvguy

When I was about 35 I caught a ride to work with a co worker who was taking her 5 year old to grandma’s house.

I got in and the little girl started playing with my hair and asked “Are you somebody’s grampa?” LOL


34 posted on 05/05/2013 4:36:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

The irony. In my 60s I have not a single gray hair on my head, whereas my facial hair is all gray. After 40 years I shaved off my mustache because I was constantly accused of coloring my hair since the mustache is all gray. I missed it & grew it back.

It was actually suggested to me that I add gray to my hair so it wouldn’t look like I colored it to remove the gray (that I don’t have).

Screw em.

Why would I color my hair? You can tell my age by my wrinkles. My age is no secret regardless of hair color.


35 posted on 05/05/2013 5:13:44 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Lily Munster tried this and the women went bald. A similar incident also happened on Gilligans Island. These folks should learn from history.


36 posted on 05/05/2013 5:18:26 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Obama death squads?


37 posted on 05/05/2013 5:19:32 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Kid Shelleen
A cure for grey hair?
Did not realize that it was a disease.
38 posted on 05/05/2013 5:39:34 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Kid Shelleen

39 posted on 05/05/2013 5:55:10 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
As long as I've got hair

My husband's brother's hair went grey pretty quickly. I remember him saying the same thing: "I don't care if it goes completely white, as long as I still have hair." Hubby's family is blessed with thick, wavy hair.

40 posted on 05/05/2013 6:09:36 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Secret Agent Man
is wayne a native hawaiian?

I know that he is part American Indian; which tribe I don't know.

41 posted on 05/05/2013 6:11:05 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I’m 53 and the same way. I still have a full head of brown hair, but my whiskers are grey.


42 posted on 05/05/2013 6:34:10 PM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Duchess47

To Duchess47:

“The cinnamon and honey tea” ...

Is that a particular brand of tea?

If not, how much cinnamon goes into the tea (1 tsp? 1/2 tsp?); and is the tea green tea, or is it regular tea, like English Breakfast tea?

Thanks!


43 posted on 05/05/2013 6:36:09 PM PDT by Em and Brets Mum ("Lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel." - Proverbs 20:15)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Baldness is a cure for gray hair. Shave your head if you don’t appreciate gray hair.


44 posted on 05/05/2013 6:38:42 PM PDT by Old Yeller
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To: Kid Shelleen
"The researchers had five of their study volunteers apply a cream they developed to reduce the amount of hydrogen peroxide in the skin. The researchers found that the cream worked to repigment the volunteers' skin and eyelashes."

This cure has been around for a few years. It is an enzyme called Catalase. Industrial-grade catalase is used in the textile industry and can be very cheap.

45 posted on 05/05/2013 7:16:11 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Kid Shelleen
Coming Soon: A Cure For Gray Hair?

Well, that would cure 1/3 of the problem.

Where's the cream to cure the wrinkles, and that would give people the skin of their youth again?

The other third would be the remedy or drug to take away the areas that sag with age, like rears and bellies and breasts.

Youthful hair on an otherwise aged body, would create a lot of weirdness.
46 posted on 05/05/2013 8:07:12 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Yep. the way to get rid of gray hair is go bald. Works every time.


47 posted on 05/05/2013 8:15:35 PM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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