Saturday, October 13, 2007

on hair loss and dandruff

i got a massage the other day and the masseuse noticed that my hair is thinning.

it has always been a cycle for me to lose hair occasionally, specially when stressed, or when my hormones are going particularly wild.

anyway, the masseuse said i should get calamansi and rub it into my scalp before i sleep. she swears by it.

so i thought i'd use technology (the internet) to research superstition (or so i thought). apparently there's scientific basis for her claims, which i will not get into at the moment. but i will quote a post in a forum of pinoys in japan. this is from user "puting tainga" and i quote:

Ayon sa isang doctor, if you have balakubak, it means you need more Vitamin B.
Corn, wakame (the seaweed), are the things you can get Vitamin B easily. (At saka mura. Mahal ang mga gamot o supplements.)

As for the hair loss, read the Bible and be comforted.
When the bad kids teased Elisha for his baldness, two bears appeared and killed them all. (2 Hari 2:23-24)
The hairs of your head are all numbered. (Mateo 10:30)

I hope this will help you.

made my morning. hope it makes yours. :)

1 comment:

  1. You may notice that you're finding more of your hair in the shower drain than usual, or perhaps it's all over the bathroom floor after you've finished combing. The scalp is more visible than it used to be. If any of the above issues are troubling you, then you may wish to consider the possibility that you're experiencing unusual hair loss, or even the beginnings of baldness. Treatments are available for victims of hair loss, but you'll want to examine the situation with your doctor before exploring the solutions. They will probably want to perform a number of simple tests to rule out any underlying causes. If it is determined that your baldness is not rooted in a more extensive problem, then you may be prescribed special medicines. You might even be instructed to do something as simple as purchasing Rogaine, an over-the-counter treatment, from your local pharmacy or maybe hair replacement surgery. Artificial hair implants or wigs are also an option for those whose attempts at alternative treatments have failed.