Beauty BreakthroughsWith these 15 breakthroughs to stop the clock from head to toe, not even your dermatologist will know your real age.
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1. Color Theory
"If a follicle can be encouraged to produce a thicker hair, often pigment will also ramp up," says Alan J. Bauman, MD, of an unexpected-but welcome-side effect of stimulating hair growth. "Using minoxidil can make more pigment deep in the hair fiber. It's not going to reverse completely gray hair, but hair can get thicker and darker."
If bad-hair days are getting more frequent, your home's copper pipes might be to blame. In a P&G study led by Jennifer Marsh, PhD, researchers sampled hair from 450 women in nine countries and found varying levels of the heavy metal, which can react with hair-color chemicals and UV rays to speed the breakdown of protein structure, leading to visibly damaged strands. "Over time the hair will be less resistant to other insults, like brushing and flatironing," Marsh says. P&G scientists are exploring how to use