Hair loss is one of the most popular health issues all over the world. Since earlier times, mankind is in search for hair loss treatment remedies.
During the ancient times, many have tried to come up with the perfect cure for hair loss. Since the dawn of civilization, there have been herbal remedies that were used to help and try to regrow our crowning glory. Some of them were true and interesting however some were outlandish and bizarre methods done by our ancestors in their search for a possible cure for hair loss.
There was a certain cure which required a spell to be recited to the sun god and then this ritual was followed by swallowing a mixture of alabaster, onions, honey, red lead, and iron. Egyptians also applied lettuce patches to their balding spots. Lettuce was associated with Min, the Egyptian God of Virility. It has been believed that hair loss affects a man’s virility; hence, they need to appease the God directly in control of that attribute.
Hair extensions aren’t modern men’s creations, the Ancient Egyptians used human hair or sheep’s wool to make hair extensions and wigs. These people believed that with these hair extensions, their hair would become thicker.
Ayurveda is said to be the oldest form of medicine. It is the traditional system of medicine practiced in India and Sri Lanka. Ayurveda followers used boiled sage leaves in coconut oil to improve the natural pigmentation of a person’s hair thus stimulating hair growth.
A hair tonic made out of a mixture of Amla oil (extracted from Indian Gooseberries) and coconut oil was said to help prevent hair loss.
12 Century England
According to a 12th century Wicca spell and potion book, candle wax was believed to help regrow hair. The wax from a candle of the desired hair color was supposed to be dripped into a pot of boiling water over a fire as a witch chanted. The witch mixed dirt into the potion while chanting incantations. And then the mixture was used as a hair rinse.
Americas (Victorian Period)
In the Victorian Era, people believed that brushing the hair vigorously stimulates hair growth. However, this is a common misconception because brushing the hair vigorously will eventually cause breakage and damage in your hair shafts.
Modern man might not be able to fathom the mystery behind all of the ancient rituals, potions, enchantments and incantations that were produced by the ancient civilizations. Today’s herbal treatments and remedies still contain some of the herbs that have been proven to prevent hair loss for thousands of years.
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