Some hair loss treatments can be
Hair Loss Treatments
There are many hair loss
treatments available on the market today. Read about what countries
around the world do to treat hair loss situations in men and women.
Hair Loss Remedies Around
By Jen Carter
In our culture, hair loss remedies come with hefty price tags, painful
surgical procedures, ingestion of tablets, and the application of creams.
It seems like a whole lots of work just to keep a person happy with their
physical appearance. Doesn’t it? But men and women have shed hair since
the beginning of time. Being ‘bald’ isn’t a new concept. It makes one
wonder what remedies other cultures use to prevent and interrupt the
Take a glance at some of these historic remedies. They may seem ridiculous
to us–just like some of our remedies will seem laughable to someone in the
In Victorian America
Can you picture yourself applying cologne, spirit of camphor, and a
pigment of cantharides to the roots of your hair each night? This is one
concoction that was used to treat hair loss. An additional ‘treatment,’
was the vigorous brushing of hair. Stiff brushes were used to promote soft
and shiny hair, while soft hair brushes were believed to promote the
growth of hair.
In Ancient Egypt
Oh, boy! The ancient Egyptians had some remedies for hair loss that may
appear pretty wacky to us readers. For instance, the Egyptians believed
that the application of chopped lettuce (to the bald area) would promote
hair growth. Why lettuce, you may ask. Well, to the Egyptians, lettuce was
associated with virility.
Another ‘remedy’ the Egyptians swore by was the application of castor oil
to the scalp. Because the castor oil didn’t exactly smell pleasant, they
often mixed this with sweet almond oil to create a soothing aroma.
How far would you go to re-grow your hair? Indians once believed that by
boiling sage leaves in coconut oil, that the liquid’s residue (once
applied to hair) would cure balding.
In The Amazon
A banana a day keeps the surgeon away? Get this one: In the South American
rainforests, the Taiwano Indians believed that hair loss and scalp
problems could be treated with the heated extracts of bananas.
Modern Day North America
As you can see, we’ve come a long way. Or have we? Today our hair loss
remedies promise consumers the moon. But are we ever happy with results?
If you have a genetic disposition for balding early in life, it’s your
choice to try pills, products, and surgical procedures. But ask yourself:
will these treatments make you happy? Can one physical alteration make you
feel young and virile?
Men that do not have genetic balding traits; who are experiencing hair
loss; should take the following into consideration:
Tight hats, ponytails, and braids promote receding hairlines and thinning
Bathe and groom yourself regularly.
Excessive worrying and stress can cause redundant shedding of hair and
Healthy diets and a clean lifestyle can reduce the risk of balding.
About The Author
Jen Carter is staff writer for Inhairit - creator of a male and female
hair loss treatment program at http://www.inhairit.com, and has written
hundreds of articles and tips about dealing with hair loss . For more hair
care tips and articles, visit