Although haircare companies might tell you otherwise, there’s no silver bullet cure for thinning hair. Whether it’s tried-and-true remedies like Rogaine or new startups like Hims, most of these products merely slow hair loss or thicken thinning strands. They can’t actually prevent it, or bring back all your lost hair. But that may soon change. Emerging research shows that stem cells—cells that have the potential to develop into other kinds of cells—could be the key to regrowing real, healthy hair once your mane has thinned out.
Stem cells hold promise, since they’re how the body produces hair naturally. According to an article by James Hamblin, M.D., a preventive medicine physician and staff writer at The Atlantic, it takes thousands of stem cells, called dermal papillae, in each hair follicle to product a single hair. Over time, these … Read the rest