Cosmetics powerhouse, L’Oreal is currently researching a new pill that could actually prevent grey hair. Yes, really!
Here comes the science…A study by the University of Bradford found that going grey isn’t just hereditary but instead oxidative stress causes a build-up of hydrogen peroxide in the hair follicle so that it begins to bleach itself. There are certain enzymes in the body that help to prevent this damage but levels drop with age, meaning we go grey more quickly.
There are pills on the market already claiming to boost levels of these enzymes but L’Oreal aren’t giving much away on their highly anticipated launch at the moment.
L’Oreal’s pill doesn’t look like it will be available until 2015 but for now, if you’re embracing the grey then take a look at these silver-fox celebs. They know how to wear it for a youth-boosting effect.
Prefer to colour your hair? Check out our gallery of red-headed beauties here