Want Curly Hair? Skip The Iron and Pop A Pill
Last week we found out about a pill made of alcohol. Our excitement over the potential to skip the calories and the burning sensation in the back of our throats were almost too much to bear. We thought, “This is the best thing to ever happen to us college girls.” Which was true.
It seems like geniuses everywhere are coming out of the woodwork and shoving all sorts of awesome into teeny, tiny pills. The newest venture we are freaking out over?
A pill that can take your hair from straight to curly (or vice-versa!).
That’s right; scientists at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research have found out that the trichohyalin gene is responsible for creating curls. Now that they know this, treatments can be developed to make hair curlier or straighter, and the scientists are in talks with a major cosmetic company in Paris to bring them to the masses.
The fact that these people claim it very well could be possible to create a pill to alter one’s hair texture is music to my ears. When it comes to hair, the grass is greener on the other side. Curly-haired girls envy those who just wash and go with their perfectly straight locks. And those with thin, straight hair covet the ringlets on their curly haired biffers across the fence.
And now there is the possibility a little pill can propel you right on over that fence to frolic in the green meadows, then hop back over again when you’re done?
Heaven. to. my. ears.
How many hours of going over wavy hair with a flat iron would this save us? How many months of hair rehab could we avoid after a season of curling, teasing and hair spraying for holiday parties? How much anguish would we avoid over those annoying broken hairs that stick up on top of our heads no matter how much we (inconspicuously) lick our hands to smooth them out?
It seems almost too good to be true, but at one point so did taking a pill to prevent pregnancy and look at us now!
Just imagine the future: baby free and with perfect hair? Science has never been so fabulous.