Hair raising

November 25, 1994

Balding but still in your early 30s? Head for Japan, where scientists have filed a patent for a hair restorer. Its name slips easily off the tongue if you are a bit embarrassed about asking for it at the chemist. It is called 3-(4-hydroxy-3,5-bis(2-methyl-2-butenyl)phenyl)-2-propenoic acid.

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