Hair loss and ancient science
Here at Skalp® we like to keep ahead of hair care, men’s health issues and the latest and best information about hair loss treatments. We understand scalp micro pigmentation is not the only solution for thinning hair out there and individuals must match the treatment to their own unique and specific needs. However, in our efforts to keep you updated with the latest and greatest information, we have come across some very weird hair loss science that often leaves us stunned, sometimes sniggering but sometimes a little scared. We urge you to get scientific backup and check testimonials before laying out a lot of money or wasting precious time on something that just isn’t going to work.
But all this weird science is not restricted to the web. Since ancient times our ancestors have come up with some really strange ideas for stopping their valuable locks disappearing once and for all. So hold onto your hats and don’t try this at home!
- Apparently many farmers in Columbia still believe that cow saliva can cure hair loss. It does make you wonder why anyone would try this in the first place. It couldn’t have been easy getting the saliva!
- At least the ancient Egyptians could acquire their treatment a little easier, as they believed that cow dung was the solution to baldness. Mixed with a few herbs, of course.
- How far do you go in finding that perfect treatment? Well, it seems the Greeks would stop at nothing. After noticing that eunuchs never went bald, they decided that castration was a pretty cool answer to hair loss. Makes a comb-over look scientifically advanced.
- Some treatments were a lot more involved and resembled the ingredients of a spooky witch’s brew. An Egyptian medical text suggested mixing fat of hippopotamus, tomcat, snake, ibex, and crocodile. This may or may not have been successful but perhaps would have died out anyway as hippopotamus and crocodile are not easy to obtain ingredients, even for Egyptians!
- Hippocrates (the father of medical science) in Greece suggested a more modest mix of kitchen ingredients such as beetroot, horseradish, and spices. However, it was probably the fundamental need for pigeon droppings in the recipe that prevented the treatment becoming very popular.
- Usually your wife or girlfriend has your best interests at heart, as they have got to live with your thinning hair too. But Cleopatra’s suggestion of using ground mice, horse teeth and bear grease as a solution to Julius Caesar’s thinning pate had pretty disappointing results. It was then he started to wear a laurel leaf(!)
- Finally, Henry V111 had to look his best for all his wives and mistresses and fought his hair loss by smearing horse and dog urine on his bald pate. No wonder there was all thise divorces…
Scalp Micro Pigmentation offers a great service for people struggling with hair loss or who just want to join the bald fashion trend and look their very best. Trained practitioners apply pigments to the scalp so it appears as if you have a full head of hair – but cut fashionably short.
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