(CNN) – French fries may not be good for your waistline, but your hairline is a whole different story.
Japanese scientists say they’ve found a new treatment for hair loss, reports CNN.
According to a paper published in the Journal Biomaterials, scientists were able to re-grow hair in mice using the method.
According to Newsweek, the method uses the same type of silicon used by some fast-food restaurants.
The silicon is often added to french fries to prevent frothing.
And that chemical helped the scientists mass-produce “hair follicle germs” – a key ingredient in hair growth.
Preliminary research suggests the same method will be just as successful when it’s used on people.