Scientists might have uncovered the cure for baldness and the chemical is also found in McDonald’s french fries. A team at Yokohama National University discovered a method that makes hair regrow on mice by utilizing dimethylpolysiloxane, a silicone that’s used to keep McDonald’s french fry oil from frothing while cooking.
The team produced 5,000 hair follicle germs (HFGs), which they applied to a microwell array on nude mice. In just a few days, the mice began to grow black hairs. Scientists believe that this method could also be used on humans.
“We hope this technique will improve human hair regenerative therapy to treat hair loss such as andrigenic alopecia.” Juniji Fukuda, a professor at Yokohama National University, stated. While the findings are promising, make no mistake — binging McDonald’s fries still won’t grow your hair any faster. But hopefully, with a little more experimentation, people won’t have to worry about losing their hair in the future.