If it's good enough for disease-ridden little vermin, it's good enough for me. Ahem.
More earth shattering than an AIDS vaccine... scientists have found a way to regrow hair on bald mice. Now mice no longer have the suffer the emasculating effects of being hairless, or comb their few tiny hairs over to the other side of their body to try and fool the other mice.
Could mankind be next?
I've long been at peace with and have embraced my baldness. But I have occasionally wondered, if a "cure" for baldness were to one day be found, would I go back?
I have far too much dignity for a hairpiece and too little money or interest for hair plugs. Further, hair regrowth products are expensive, using them requires discipline, and, often, if you quit using them you will lose what you rogained. Er, regained.
But the ability to regrow and keep actual hair? I don't know.
On the one hand, growing it back would give me more "look" options. I could still shave it off or let it grow out, as my interest dictated.
On the other hand, I'd have to start buying and using shampoo again. I have gotten used to much shorter showers (baldness is my contribution to preserving our natural resources). And there would be more to shave off, should I choose to do that.
Of course, it can take years for a scientific breakthrough to become a commercial product. So don't start lining up for treatment just yet, fellas. For now, we are all stuck with our "affliction." Oh, the pain, the pain.