Would You Take A Pill To Prevent Gray Hair?

Lauren LeVine
Helen_Mirren_makeup_age_tips_60s.jpg (400x600)

Photo: © John Shearer/Getty Images

Silver foxes like Helen Mirren may soon be an endangered species. According to London’s The Sunday Times, L’Oréal will have a pill that prevents gray hair out within the next four years. “We intend people to take it in the same way as a dietary supplement,” L’Oréal’s Bruno Bernard told The Times. “It won’t be expensive. Ideally, you would take it for your whole life, but realistically we would encourage people to start using it before their hair goes gray, because we don’t think it can reverse the process once it has started.”

Is Your Hairstyle Right For Your Age?

Gray hair happens because as you age your cells don’t produce as much of a “helper” enzyme called tyrosinase-related protein-2. L’Oréal has developed a proprietary fruit-derived enzyme that it thinks will be able to mimic the effects of your natural protein, but it won’t be revealing exactly what the enzyme is until the International Investigative Dermatology in 2013, closer to the pill’s release date. Tell us what you think: would you try a pill of this sort?

Try on Helen Mirren’s hairstyles in the Makeover Studio!

More from BellaSugar
Get Nikki Reed’s Braids-On-Braids Hairstyle
October’s Best Nail Polishes
5 Ways To Tell if Your Makeup Products Are Vegetarian

gray line Would You Take A Pill To Prevent Gray Hair?

bella sugar logo Would You Take A Pill To Prevent Gray Hair?

BellaSugar, a part of PopSugar Network, provides beauty junkies everywhere with a destination to learn what’s hot in the world of beauty and skin care.

Promoted Stories