Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lemon Onion Water to Keep the Doctor Away

Drinking in the goodness of fruits and vegetables is a wonderful way to rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. That is pretty powerful statement, but I intend to back it up with a few personal facts in this blog. Do you recall that bit of pep that comes after a nice cup of coffee or a delicious chocolate bar? It taste so good, it is so soothing that the body is able to affect the mind, and spirit. Just talking about it makes me want a mocha hot fudge sunday, with a scoop of home made vanilla ice cream, Amen. Drink a cup of carrot water to get your sugar rush, and follow it with a pint of my lemon onion water, and life is good.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Preventing Traction Alopecia

Traction alopecia is quite common in African communities throughout the world, that have been highly influenced by slavery or colonialism. It is an attempt to make our coiled hair appear straight; we often use the term neat. The obvious inference is that our natural coils are wild, and  untidy. That is why I named this blog the wild haired mavens. Traction alopecia is a cultural passive maiming of our bodies in order to achieve an elusive standard of beauty. Neatness is often the driver of using too much tension, repeatedly brushing, rubbing or irritating our edges into oblivion.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Summer Protein Regime

Many natural afro textured heads avoid protein like it is a plague, but I have found it to be very effective for hair retention when used properly. Below I list my summer protein regime, my moisturizing routine is even more grueling. Therefore I would like to warn those that keep it simple, adding the amount of protein to your hair care regime that I do without eating what I eat, drinking the amount of water that I do, exercising as much as I do, getting a hair cut as often as I do, would mean protein overload-even if you followed my moisturizing routine. Diet, water, and exercise are the basis for any successful haircare regime. It might be all you need.

It is Summer: Tell Tale Signs Your Hair Needs Protein?

We all understand the harshness of old man winter, that biting wind, icy snow, salted mounds, itchy woolens, and drying indoor heating systems: But have you considered the equally imposing protein hair traps of summer? In the summer we often want to flaunt our hair with high manipulation braids, moisture rich wash n gos, and beach curls. Add that lovely moisture drenched air, and sizzling summer sun, and we have fried moisture overloaded hair. An astute hairologist might note that winter's regime isn't working for them right now, and mistakenly think products are no longer right for their hair. Before you throw out great winter products take a look at the tell tale signs that you might need a summer protein regime.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

HairCut: Baldness Regrowth Journey

Every three to four months the difference in hair thickness become insurmontable. While I am combing my hair the disparity in the level of thickness at the root as compared to the ends creates a hair snatching trap. As long as I trim monthly and keep the single strand knots under control my hair can look somewhat healthy. This journey to full hair recovery is longer than I anticipated. It is also more rewarding than I would have imagined.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Trims: Baldness Regrowth Journey

Within two months of growing a new crop of hair follicles the ends of my hair alway look thin. When I place my hair into a pony it is thicker than in the past, but since the roots have many more hairs they look thinner, so trimming breathes life into the journey.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Moisturize: Baldness Regrowth Journey

Moisturizing my hair while on a baldness regrowth journey is critical. All of the rules need to be amended to work synergistically with harsh topicals in order to maintain the integrity of the hair growth. In the morning when I wake up I either wash out the onion mask or spritz, but I always moisturize.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Topically: My Baldness Regrowth Summer Regime

Physically, my journey changes with the season. I have completely different regimes according to the season. The summer season is upon us so that is the regime I am going to discuss in this blog.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Nutrition: Hair Growth Regime

Firstly, let me say, I haven't developed a short cut. The only person, I have tested my technique on is myself and those that follow my post. It has been over a year and there are many testimonials, so I have developed an awareness of some key points. Baldness is a result of weakness in the body or mind, not a topical issue solved with a simple scalp treatment. Mine was a result of both physical and mental turmoil. It is caused alopecia areta, which means sudden baldness. At first I thought my methods would only work on people with the same issue, but in the course of a year, many men with Male Pattern baldness have reported the same positive results as myself. We all used a total holistic approach. Health is wealth.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Embarassment of Short Thin Hair

When my hair was shoulder length I felt like I had hair. It could be placed into a noticeable ball or blown out to hang reverently upon my shoulders. Simultaneously, I always felt a bit of shame because my hair was so thin, and my hair line was approaching my bald crown. Somehow the round bald spot in the middle of my head didn't bother me, because I couldn't see it. Right now I find myself looking at pictures prior to this patch of hair falling out, or that patch of hair coming out in the shower, and I am longing for my hair. I think about how long and pretty it might have been, had it not fell out numerous times. If I had only made different choices.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July

Right now, I am probably somewhere eating barbecue, and enjoying some cold lemonade. Actually, I might be beating someone at a game of cards, or grabbing some paint for my new apartment. Or I might be at the pier watching fireworks quietly with a friend. Right now I could be nursing a sunburn with aloe vera because it is such a beautiful day. I might be strumming the only chord I know on my guitar and singing 'I believe in Jesus' like I am Jimmy Hendricks love child. Whatever it is, I am free to do it, and therefore it is a celebration of my independence.

Happy Fourth of July

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bald Spot Regrowth Mimics Infant Hair Growth

The bald spots are embarrassing, thin hair looks unhealthy, and yet growing out bald spots comes with a whole new set of issues. On a day to day basis, strangers that meet us in the street assume our lives are perfect, we are confident, and successful. With these grand assumptions comes judgement. Namely, when they see us with thin uneven textured hair, we are judges for not cutting off the damaged hair. There is no awareness of this thing called a baldness growth journey. It is a bit easier for a person that wears short hair, but a woman that wants long luxurious thick hair is going to feel the wrath of society along the journey.

Growing Out Bald Spots, Onion Mask Recipe

June 2012
I have greatly improved the amount of hair in my temple area. Below you can see the massive amounts of hair loss I suffered.
May 2011
My hair was coming out in clumps, and I had visible bald spots in the crown and temple area. The temple was the easiest for me to document.