Whatever grows your hair back ...

Farouk Shami, founder of Farouk Systems, has been turning a lot of heads lately. Well, for years, really. First, there's his wildly popular CHI line of styling tools and his revolutionary BioSilk products. And who can forget his November announcment that he's running for the governor of Texas on the democratic ticket. But the biggest news of all?

Today I read in the Houston Chromicle blog that his company will soon be releasing a blowdryer that grows hair.

Yep, you read that right.

Oh, and did we mention that it will also smooth out wrinkles?

According to the blog, it all has to do with exposing skin to infrared light. Shami claims that this exposure increases the growth of small veins around hair follicles, which in turn increases bloodflow and grows thicker hair. He further says that the infrared light that the dryer emits will increase the growth of collagen in the skin, reducing the appearnace of wrinkles.

How cool is that? We definitley hope that this dryer isn't just full of hot air!

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