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Natural Men’s Care: Balding

Natural Men’s Care: Balding

Let’s be candid here. You and I both know you’d rather be reading an article with a different title. Particularly if you are reading this at work and your boss walks by–because in all likelihood, they’ll just read the headline anyway. So you should choose which headline you’d prefer to tell your boss as they pass behind you. Here are a few options:

  • Improved Digital Signal Processing, and how it may save telecommunication
  • Steps for submitting a patent on your employer’s behalf that will make them a fortune
  • Ways to show gratitude for the best boss ever

Bald manWill that work? Good. Let’s get started then.

Getting started

First off, let’s just take a minute to remind you of who has gone before you:

  1. Jason Statham
  2. Bruce Willis
  3. Vin Diesel
  4. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
  5. Samuel L. Jackson
  6. Ving Rhames

What do they have in common? Well, they could each probably kick your butt in a brawl. You wouldn’t want to leave any of them alone with your girl. And they are all balding, to one degree or another.

Balding man, brushing hairAnd you know what? They are owning it. No combovers, no pretending, no hairpieces. Straight up owning what scalp they’ve been given.

With that being said, you probably still don’t want to lose any more hairs than you have to, right? With regards to hair loss, there is an adage that says “It’s much easier to keep the hair you have than to replace the hair you’ve lost” and that’s what we’re talking about here.  Strengthening what you have.

Now, I don’t know about you but my husband can’t stand the smell of commercial scents. He is quite particular about the kinds of scents he has around him so I looked into more natural ways to deal with this issue. Methods involving essential oils so we can not only create a scent he likes but also use something much more natural for him that will be better than any synthetic chemicals.

Best oils

  • Essential Oils for Hair Care: Rosemary, Lavender, Patchouli, Peppermint, Birch Bark, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Thyme, Basil, Cedarwood, Cypress, Geranium, Ginger Root,
  • Carrier Oils: Castor oil, Almond, Vitamin E, Jojoba, Avocado, Aloe Vera, 
  • Tonic bases: Witch hazel, Cider vinegar,
  • Herbs: Nettle, Peppermint

Hair-Support-GraphicPoints of interest

  • Rocky Mountain Oils carries a fantastic blend called Hair Support that has helped a lot of people slow down their hair loss. You can also take a look at this Customer Story from Curtis about his experience with Hair Support.
  • One of the easiest things you can do is get an unscented, natural shampoo, mix about 25-30 drops of essential oil of choice in it and use that for your shampoo.
  • Massage a good oil into your scalp regularly. It’d be best to dilute the oil of choice in one of the carrier oils listed above. Use about 1-2 drops essential oil in 1/4 teaspoon carrier oil
  • Castor oil is a great carrier oil for strengthening your hair and encouraging hair growth. It is often fairly thick and sticky so what you can do is mix it with Jojoba and/or Vitamin E.
  • The mint and spice oils will help stimulate the scalp. These can help the circulation in the skin of your scalp, which can help stimulate growth.
  •  To stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss, massage 1-2 drops Roman Chamomile or Grapefruit oil in Jojoba into your scalp. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse. (2)
  • Make this fun. Have your significant other massage the oils into your scalp. It is incredibly relaxing to have someone else do it.

Recipes

Here are a few to try out. As always, test on a small portion of your scalp first. Make sure your skin can handle the blend before covering your entire head with it.

Make-It-Yourself Herbal Shampoo

  • 8 ounces Distilled Water
  • 1 ounce Herbs of choice (From above)
  • 3 ounces Liquid Castile Soap
  • 1/4 teaspoon jojoba oil
  • 25 drops of Essential oils of choice (From above)

Bring water to a boil. Add the herbs, cover, and let simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes. Strain and cool. Slowly add the castile soap to tea, then mix in the jojoba and essential oils. Store in a shampoo container. Shake well before every use. (1)

Man washing hairHair Growth/Repair Shampoo

  • 7 ounces Organic Unscented Shampoo
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut oil)
  • 12 drops Clary Sage
  • 10 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 12 drops Lavender
  • 10 drops Rosemary

Add all ingredients to  a bottle, cap and shake well. Use within 1 year. (2)

Hair Tonic for Hair Loss

  • 1 cup Spring Water
  • 1 cup Aloe Vera
  • 15 drops Clary Sage
  • 10 drops Rosemary

Mix together really well and store in a dark colored, glass bottle. Massage into hair after showering and leave it in. It will help stimulate growth. (3)

Activating Hair Tonic

  • 2 cups Spring Water
  • 10 drops Peppermint
  • 10 drops Rosemary (for dark hair) or Roman Chamomile (for light hair)

Mix together really well and store in a dark colored, glass bottle. Massage into hair after showering and leave it in. Use to help  stimulate scalp. (3)

Balding hair coverJC’s Bald Scalp Oil Blend

  • 1 ounce Castor oil
  • 1/2 ounce Jojoba
  • 1/4 ounce Vitamin E
  • 1/4 ounce essential oil(s) of choice.

Mix together in a dark colored, glass bottle. Close lid tightly and shake well for about a minute or two, then allow to sit for 24 hours before use. This allows the oils to synergize together so they are at full therapeutic mix when you use them. This makes up 2 ounces worth. Massage into slightly damp scalp regularly.  After massage, if there is oil left over on scalp, wipe off with a towel or washcloth.

Scalp Nourisher: Herbal Bald Head Rub

  • 20 drops Atlas Cedarwood
  • 20 drops Cardamom
  • 20 drops Myrrh
  • 1 cup Jojoba oil

Add all ingredients to a dark colored, glass bottle. Seal and shake well for about 2 minutes. Set aside for 24 hours before using, to allow oils to synergize. Shake well before every use and massage a few drops into a clean, slightly damp scalp, once daily. Use within 2 years. (4)

Last of all,

What do you think? Going to go have some fun? Tell us what you think in the comment section at the bottom of the page.

Man checking for bald spotReferences

  1. Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family, by Rosemary Gladstar
  2. Organic Beauty with Essential Oil: For Natural Skin Care, Hair Care and Bath & Body Products, by Rebecca Park Totilo
  3. Aromatherapy Handbook for Beauty, Hair, and Skin Care, by Erich Keller
  4. Hands On Healing Remedies: 150 Recipes for Herbal Balms, Salves, Oils, Liniments, and other Topical Therapies, by Stephanie L. Tourles
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