For those affected by male pattern baldness, a hair transplant, while costly, can offer a follicular lifeline.
Now though, it appears there might be another, unexpected benefit to having a hair graft: prevention of migraines. Researchers at the SO-EP clinic in Turkey found that after receiving their tonsorial transplants, clients who had suffered migraines for up to twenty years previously, no longer got them. And, post-transplant, no longer needed pain relieving medication either.
The exact cause of the cure is still not known but the researchers believe it might be linked to the transplant surgery damaging nerves in the scalp, which then reduces the risk of them triggering an attack.
Hair transplants generally involve removing healthy hair follicles from another part of the body and then inserting them into the scalp. After one patient discovered that his headaches had stopped after the surgery, researchers then surveyed 150 further patients.
Dr Safvet Ors told The Sun: