McDonald’s Fries: The Cure for Baldness?

Fast food lovers, rejoice! Scientists at Yokohama National University in Japan have recently found that a chemical – dimethylpolysiloxane – added to McDonald’s french fry oil can help regrow hair.


Used to prevent the hot oil from frothing while preparing your crispy fries, this chemical now is bolstered with a new purpose. Discovered to increase hair growth in mice when applied, scientists are convinced this simple method will improve human hair regenerative therapy to treat hair loss.

Twitter was all over this new “cure” considering an estimated 40% of both women and men have visible hair loss by age 35, but jokes aside, are you sure you’d trade high cholesterol and possible obesity for more hair? No? We thought so, so we gathered time-tested tips and recommendations from top hairstylists and hair experts to help you prevent and delay hair thinning and hair loss.



Before we delve into solutions, understanding the causes of baldness or hair loss is essential. Dr Chua Han Boon, Senior Aesthetic Consultant and hair expert at SW1 Clinic, one of the largest aesthetic clinics in Singapore, explains,

“Aside from factors such as hormonal changes, a medical condition or stress, nutritional deficiencies can lead to hair loss.”

Therefore, he recommends starting with a diet change – to incorporate more leafy greens and fruits into our daily meals – to tackle hair thinning. “To promote stronger and fuller hair in the long-term, consume foods that contain key nutrients such as Iron, Vitamins E and A. 100g of leafy greens every day, two slices of mango or an avocado a day can help to boost hair health,” says Dr Chua.

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What trumps McDonald’s fries in stimulating hair growth are supplements that are backed by research with proven track records. Physicians such as dermatologists and plastic surgeons have long recommended essential vitamins and supplements for hair growth.


Besides taking vitamin pills, many like celebrity hair transplant surgeon, Dr Craig Ziering, and Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr Steven Dayan, have endorsed award-winning hair growth supplement, Viviscal Professional for years. Intelligently developed with proprietary marine protein complex AminoMar C™, plus biotin and zinc, Viviscal Professional supports healthy hair growth by nourishing the hair follicles from within. Thicker, fuller hair is within reach!

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revageImage shows thinning hair.

Clinical treatments for the hair like FDA approved, non-surgical, low-level laser Revage 670 help prevent and delay hair thinning and hair loss without the side effects that accompany the spamming of McDonald’s fries.

The procedure utilises Rotational PhotoTherapy to stimulate blood flow to boost cellular and tissue regeneration for thicker, suppler and more durable hair shafts.

“The Revage 670 has the potential to cure baldness,” says Dr Chua.

“Clinical studies have shown that it can increase hair density by 40% and has an impressive 85% success rate in halting the progression of hair loss. What’s as impressive, is the absence of pain and downtime unlike traditional hair restoration procedures.”

revage 2Image shows fuller hair at the end of 3 sessions of Revage 670. 

According to Dr Chua, a combination therapy is apt for patients suffering from mild to severe balding. At SW1, they provide Keramax Scalp Program which combines the revolutionary hair growth laser with Revitascalp, a treatment that infuses hair follicles with a cocktail of nutrients such as Vitamin B12 and Minoxidil.

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