Think about this the next time you walk into a McDonalds: you might be ordering a side of new hair to go with your Big Mac.
This is after scientists in Japan found that a chemical used by McDonalds in their fries helped mass produce hair follicle germs (HFGs) in a lab for the first time. Using this technique, scientists were then able to help mice develop new follicles which grew thick hair on their heads and backs.
Sadly though, it appears that just eating chips every day will do very little for you other than help you grow a full… belly.
Instead, the chemical in question — dimethylpolysiloxane — which McDonalds adds to prevent the oil in which chips are cooked from foaming, has been used by scientists to help prepare the vessel in which HFGs are grown.
Considered the ‘holy grail’ of hair re-growth, creating new hair follicles that are capable of supporting hair has been