|Crown June 2012|
Growing out bald spots seems like a dream come true. It was something I never thought possible. The day I realized I shed hair, and developed skin problems from stress was mind boggling. Pressure was causing physical symptoms that resulted in more stress and embarassment. How many other individuals think that an issue is genetic, when it could be enviramental. Ah me, the topic of the blog is not how I developed bald spots, but growing them out.
Follicle damage, irrespective of the cause is pretty permanent, and requires a lot of work to recover from. There are various proven techniques; but we all have to try to find one that will work for us. I found the cheapest and most reliable method, which I freely share with all. I place macerated raw onions, and herbs on my scalp. That is my secret. The onion enzymes exfoliate, sulfur disinfects, and something in the whole onion herb stimulates the scalp to produce new follicles.
Onion alone can be effective, but I do go further than that, I use macerated garlic, apple cider vinegar, distilled water, and hot red pepper to really work in sinergy. Many have simplified my recipe, and complained that it didn't work as well as my mix. I meticulously picked items to naturally improve the health of my scalp. Garlic stops hair fall out, apple cider vinegar removes mites/dead skin, distilled water increases the effect of raw onion, and red peppers improves circulation while purifying the scalp. That is my basic mask.
The basic recipe is very effective, but I also add things to condition my hair. I love to mix bentonite clay into the mask because it naturally draws out excess hormones like DHT, toxins, and removes dead skin cells. I use to mix a bunch of herbs into the mask now I add one or two herbs and an essential oil to create my hair cocktail. My favorite herb is neem; but if I were pregnant it would be maka or amla.
My mask contains pure herbs, no oils except for essential oils are added. Although oils are healing, they have buffering qualities to them and concentrated mask seem to effect the most effective change in the health and function of the scalp. After the mask is complete, I use copious amounts of oil. Coconut, hemp, and castor oil are among my favorite healing oils.
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