Hollywood has made movies about it. Industries have made billions from it. And if the volume of scripture is any indication, the Almighty God must have placed great value on his creation of the head of human hair. After all, He gave Samson—the strongest man of whom the Bible tells—his immense strength through his hair and declared a woman’s hair “a glory unto” her in the 11th chapter of 1 Chorinthians.
Americans spend between one and four billion dollars a year treating hair loss. Now, four surgeons in the U.S. are testing a stem cell treatment in a non-surgical procedure. Overseas trials in Japan and Egypt are already showing some success.
A new study offers a deeper understanding of how hair grows, why it does not grow how it should, and what we can do about it.
A Classic Combover
Premature baldness could soon be assigned to history after scientists have pioneered a treatment to clone hair.
Follicular cell implantation works by replicating remaining hair strands and has already shown positive results in continuing clinical trials on human beings. It could eventually help millions of people to regain a full head of their own hair.