Gray hair and balding are common issues many men and women face. These conditions can take a toll on your self-confidence. And once hair starts to fall out, it can be difficult or impossible to grow it back.
The causes of grayness and balding have been relatively unknown. However, a recent study sheds some light on why some people have gray or balding hair.
The breakthrough from Genes and Development began as a study on cells causing tumors but turned into a fascinating look at the causes of hair-related issues. The study focused on a protein called KROX20, which affects the cells that make up strands of hair, and SCF, a gene impacting hair development.
During the study, the researcher analyzed how manipulating KROX20 protein and SCF gene affected hair volume and color.
They found that taking away SCF caused hair to turn white and taking away KROX20 caused hair to fall out completely. Adding or deleting one gene was all it took to completely alter a person's appearance.
Changing The Industry
Manipulating genes is no easy task. However, the study provided some important information about how grayness and balding occurs and showed that it can be avoided.
With further research, it may be possible to develop products that could add the genes back into strands of hair to reverse the cosmetic effects.
Obviously, hair loss and graying are a huge part of the hair industry. Those who struggle with these problems are eager to find solutions. Now that the research has begun, developing new products could be the next step to ending hair loss and graying hair.
What It Means For Clients
Anyone who has their hair styled regularly knows that there are always new products and services coming out. There are ways to solve everything from a lack of volume to color mishaps. When science gets involved, there's no limit to what can be done.
For clients, it means you'll be able to tackle every hair care issue and get the look you love with less time and effort, with the help of a great stylist.
What It Means For Stylists
Changes in the industry mean changes for stylists. If researchers are able to determine how to prevent gray hair and baldness, stylists will have an even greater supply of tools to help clients change their look and become more confident in their appearance.
Trends in the beauty industry are always changing, but having a great stylist can make all the difference in staying up to date on hair trends and looking your best. Call The Salon by Lora Brown today to make an appointment.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.