The hypothesis is tested on mice and it showed positive result.
Scientists tested the hypothesis at University of Southern California.
According to the data from the American Hair Loss Association, pattern baldness is the reason for 95 percent of hair loss cases.
About two-third men by the age of 35 lose their hair.
Researches explained that when the hair is plucked, the pulling action of the hair will trigger an immune response to the surrounding follicles will causes it to grow more prolific.
They called this as follicles distressing signal.
The researchers for the study, plucked 200 hairs from a 6mm space on the back of the mouse they noticed that the hair didn’t grow but when they plucked 200 hairs from the 5mm space, they noticed about 1,300 hairs grew back and the hair that grew was very close to each other.
They believed that small space allowed the distressed follicle call to reach the immune system and thereby triggering the immune response.
The test has not been conducted on humans but the researchers believe that the same process might also occur in humans as it did in mice but they need to do more trials for it.
They also believe that in future baldness can be treated.
Cheng-Ming Chuong, a professor of pathology at U.S.C. and lead author said they are still figuring out how hair plucking in human will work, but “It is a good example of how basic research can lead to a work with potential translational value.”
He said, “The work leads to potential new targets for treating alopecia, a form of hair loss.”