"we're a long way from treatments"
Too bad, I was hoping they'd have something you could slip in someone's drink.
University College London boffins have identified the genes that makes hair go grey, cause baldness and even induce the dreaded monobrow, think they can prevent all from happening. The research is outlined in a paper titled A genome-wide association scan in admixed Latin Americans identifies loci influencing facial and scalp …
I'll stick with my grey hair and beard, thank you. I've yet to grow the monobrow, or unibrow as it is also referred to as.
My brother and laugh at each other... he's 7 years my junior and is bald, and I am as grey as the old mare. He says look at all that grey hair, and I say at least I still have it...
I don't mind going grey at all since it looks somewhat dignified and offsets my babyface. (Incidentally, I'm going for the 'overweight George Clooney' in my overall appearance.)
No, the only hair related problem I have are the hairs that started growing in places where I didn't used to have hair and where I don't need and don't want any. What do I need hairs on my earlobes for? Go home Mother Nature, you are drunk!
SWMBO has put me on notice that if I ever get vain about my appearance, she'll leave me.
a) I don't believe her, but I'm not prone to that kind of vanity in the first place.
b) My genetics are my genetics. I relish that reality.
c) All y'all who care about your hair, get over yourselves.
Some years ago at my grandmother's funeral, someone commented how much myself, my cousins, my uncle and my late father and grandfather all looked like each other. Subsequently, looking back through some family photos, it was the same for my great-grandfather and his brothers.
All of us went grey at an early age (my hair started greying at about 21) but none of us have lost it or even showed signs of thinning.
I can live with that :-)
That's what I've always heard, but I'm starting to wonder. I recall that grandfather as pretty much solid gray with visible bald spot. I turned 50 last year and the salt is just starting to appear in the pepper, no signs of thinning yet.
Mostly I'm just counting myself as fortunate.
Now where's the icon for knocking on wood?
Yeah, that's the funny thing, they called me Chewbacca at school because I was the first to get facial hair. It stuck and later got shortened. By the time I realised it should have been Chewie, it was too late to change it. I feel I've earned the name in my own right after all these years.
With a woolly hat on, or hiding under an umbrella, I definitely get *some* looks from some ladies (not a lot, but hey), but in the cold light of day with full balding greyness on show, they *all* flat-out ignore me. It's actually noticeable enough.One glance, they decide "eww, too old", and they look away again like I'm invisible and worthless.
I'm past caring really, but it still amuses me what a difference it makes.
So before you accuse people of vanity, just imagine what being totally ignored and written off feels like. Most men still like to feel relevant and not old before their time!
I must have been reading articles about "genetic breakthroughs" related to hair loss, for nearly a decade now. And still no sign of a cure for baldness. I wish these boffins would hurry up. Worrying about how to afford the next month's supply of minoxydil, is making my hair fall out even faster than it was already.
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