As long as I remember, I always had dandruff issues. It started around the same time I entered puberty.
No matter what I did in the past to resolve this condition, nothing happened.
I used shampoos quite regularly but nothing seemed to help. Shampoos helped me to get rid of dandruff for 2-3 days but the dandruff came back again with vengeance.
So I started researching on dandruff.
Here is Wikipedia entry Dandruff is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. As skin cells die, a small amount of flaking is normal; about 487,000 cells/cm2 get released normally after detergent treatment. Some people, however, experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a result of certain triggers, up to 800,000 cells/cm2, which can also be accompanied by redness and irritation.
According to one study, dandruff has been shown to possibly be the result of three factors
1. Skin oil commonly referred to as sebum or sebaceous secretions
This has a lot to do with sebum production. However, there are few things which you should always keep in mind which aggravates sebum production.
a. If you use shampoo to often, instead of actually cleaning your scalp, you irritate your sebaceous gland even more which in turn produces more and more oil and you have to use Shampoo again. It’s vicious cycle.
b. If you choose wrong shampoo for your hair type, it will end up stripping off all the oil which is necessary to keep your hairs moisturized. Use Coconut or Olive oil on regular basis to keep your hair moisturized.
c. If you have tendency to secrete more oil, you also need to check your dietary intake of Vitamin A. It’s very essential to control excessive sebum production. Excess of Vitamin A can cause problems too.
2. The metabolic by-products of skin micro-organisms (most specifically Malassezia yeasts)
This is very common infection on scalp. It’s believed that it’s caused by Fungus (and/or Bacteria) which feeds on Sebum.
To get rid of this, I have used Onion and Garlic juice, it was very beneficial to get rid of it. Onion/Garlic/ACV juice applied topically also stops hair loss and regrows new hair.
3. Individual susceptibility and allergy sensitivity
I faced this problem for a longer duration. Whenever, I ate certain foods, whenever I didn’t get enough sleep and whenever I was stressed, I used to see either a lot of dandruff or constant oiliness/itching.
I methodically identified such foods and started changing my lifestyle in order to reduce consumption of such foods and adjust my lifestyle so that I counteract effects of stress using right food and right methods.
So what you can do to completely get rid of dandruff, itch and oiliness on your scalp ?
1. Try to consume diet which will correct your Hormonal Imbalance.
2. Check your intake of Vitamin A. (Excess of it can negate good effects of it)
3. Use specific types of scalp massages which will help you to get rid of excessive sebum production in 2-4 weeks (and more in case if you have this issue for longer duration) Learn more about it here
4. Use Towel rub to get rid of excessive dandruff, reduce oil formation on your scalp while stimulating dormant hair follicles. If you don’t do it correctly, you probably won’t get any results or negative results. Learn Towel Rub Technique here.
5. Use Shampoo less frequently and use shampoo which is suitable for your hair type.
If you want to learn everything about how to stop hair loss/hair thinning, resolve dandruff, itch and oiliness and start regrowing hair naturally, I have created a comprehensive resource which will help you to achieve all these things naturally, it’s called “Hair Regrowth Blueprint”
I am going to shed some light on recent research and educate you so that you can take your own decision of whether you want to masturbate or not. If you want to masturbate, then how frequently you need to do it.
This is grey area and sort of taboo. No one really wants to discuss this openly. Everyone hates it if they were given just a blanket piece of advice, so I am not going to tell you what to do. I am going to educate you so that you can take that decision by yourself.
Let’s consider few very important things about those who Masturbate
1. Almost every person who is addicted to this habit uses Porn to stimulate himself and it becomes their automatic unconscious response.
However, it creates addictive cycle of Chronic masturbation. The person doesn’t use Porn & Masturbation just to get that Dopamine high but they also use it as a self medication.
a. Can’t deal with stress —- Masturbate
b. Can’t deal with negative emotions —- Masturbate
c. Bored —- Masturbate
There are certain side effects of over masturbation (with porn or without porn)
1. Premature Ejaculation
2. Weakness/Low Libido
4. Severe Social Anxiety
However, self stimulation with porn or (without it) feels good for a while it changes our brain chemistry and alters our neural pathways where masturbation becomes a habit where the person overdoes it just to chase that feeling.
But in the process of overdoing it, you fatigue your adrenal glands out and your adrenal gland produces more cortisol which in turn suppresses normal thyroid function.
After you ejaculate, your dopamine tends to lower while prolactin level increases (which is a marker of sexual satiety)
Increased Serum prolactin levels is known to cause suppress thyroid.
Anything that suppresses normal thyroid function is likely to cause oxidative stress in our body which can aggravate hair loss.
Then why everyone doesn’t lose hair ?
Oxidative stress manifests different in everyone differently. It is also influenced by Genetic factors.
Here are some effects of it.
So what should I do ? Should I stop masturbating ? What about Sex ?
I would not suggest you go to any extreme. You can still masturbate. You can still have sex. Moderation is the key.
What’s healthy masturbation ?
Doing it while fantasizing about real person. Don’t fantasize using graphic novels or Soft-core Porno books like 50 shades of Grey, don’t do it while watching bikini clad models or using soft porn or hardcore porn and other extremities.
Of course, I don’t need to teach you all this. Cut out sources which will increase your reliance on these arousal factors.
Watching Game of Thrones is also similar to watching porn.
The more you are exposed to it, the more you will get addicted.
Watch this video which sums up everything.
What’s the healthy frequency ?
I don’t know. It depends from person to person.
I read somewhere that go without masturbation for a time period till you have night fall, if you have nightfall after 7 days, then you should masturbate every 7 days.
Some people don’t experience nightfall despite abstaining from it for long time. What they should do ? They should try to find frequency where they actually feel good after they masturbate (on mental and physical level) and don’t get feel guilt, shame about doing it.
Sex is better than Masturbation (Don’t get any wild ideas)
I am not advocating that you should have sex over masturbation. If you are in a committed relationship or marriage, you may prefer actual sex rather than masturbation. (Again, it’s my personal opinion, feel free to disagree with me)
I am not going to impose my opinion on you. You have common sense and you better know what to do with your life and you know the consequences of it.
Remember, I am not talking about random hookups or paying someone to have sex. It’s similar to watching porn and it still perpetuates addiction cycle.
In conclusion, I want to say that, there is no clearly established link between Masturbation and Hair Los. I think there are still a lot of holes to fill in, and contradiction that need to be addressed. That’s not to say there aren’t benefits to abstaining from masturbation. There are definitely benefits. But unless you’re operating in the extreme frequencies, it’s probably only a slight factor for hair.
So now you know what you should believe what you shouldn’t. Being said that, if you want stop believing in all the myths , want scientific ways to stop hair loss and regrow hair naturally, check out Hair Regrowth Blueprint
Let me share with you my hair loss story. When I was 19 years old, I started losing hair. At that time, it was very small patch at my crown area. Almost invisible. Someone had to look deeper in order to see it . Over the period, it started growing, I also started thinning my hair. After not providing attention to it for 9 long years, here is how it looked like (I know it looks horrible)
I have used Onion/Garlic juice for 7-8 weeks with varying degree of success. First of all, it helped me to get rid of Fungal infection on my scalp permanently. That’s what I believed at least initially. But now I believe that scalp itching has more to do with internal imbalances than something external.
For first few weeks, it actually increased my hair loss and few of my close friends even commented that I was losing density in the crown area. I was very much worried.
Because some people purported that this Onion juice is going to be a panacea for all my hair loss issues. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the case at least with me. I admit that I didn’t use it for long time to see the real difference
However, when I saw the density of crown reducing day by day, I started getting panic attacks. Whenever I used to look at mirror, I used to get those panic attacks. Whenever someone used to comment on my hair, I used to get panic attacks.
I had already lost a lot of hair in crown, if I had to lose even more, I wasn’t just ready for it. In fact, I dreaded looking into the mirror for a while. After few weeks, the hair loss subsided. After 7-8 weeks, just because it was too much of hassle preparing juice, store it and apply it. I decided not to use it.
But I want to show you something much more interesting.
Here is the video of a person who used Onion/Garlic/ACV juice to regrow lost hair in 9 months.
Hair loss recovery after 9 months
Interestingly, this gentleman decided to stop using the juice for 4 months to see if it has any impact on his newly grown hair and guess what ?
What happened after he stopped using Onion/Garlic/ACV juice ?
He lost all the hair he had regrown in those 9 months. Then he again started using it to regrow lost hair.
If you also search on Quora, you will see few people mentioning the same. When they stopped using Onion juice for couple of months/years, they started losing the density again.
What does that tell you ?
Anything you apply topically whether it’s Minoxidil, Onion juice or magic hair growth serum, the effects will not last long. Of course, it’s better to use Onion juice over Minoxidil if given the choice but it’s just treating the symptoms. I am not advocating that you shouldn’t be using it.
If you want a long lasting solution, it will come from diet changes, addressing nutrient deficiencies, lifestyle interventions.
If you really want to help yourself, you have to control metabolic stress from your diet and lifestyle interventions and not just applying more creams, lotions, serums on your scalp. That’s important to assist in faster regrowth but that’s just a band-aid solution.
As inappropriate choice of food and unhealthy lifestyle choices are the most important stress factors responsible for hair loss (and other conditions), unless you start correcting those factors, you won’t see sustainable results.
If you don’t believe, you can try all those remedies at least once while not taking care of food you eat and lifestyle you live. You will back to square one within few months or few years depending on metabolic stress in your body.
In my case, over the period of 8-9 months, I used various natural approaches including diet changes, scalp stimulation exercises and lifestyle interventions to stop my hair loss, got rid of dandruff and started regrowing my hair naturally.
Here is transformation
However, it’s not just because of onion. It’s a combination of everything I tried.
If your hair fall has different root cause/s like
1. Thyroid Imbalance
2. Lack of Vitamins/Minerals
3. Chronic Illness
4. Immune System Malfunction
7. Hair Products/Dyes
8. Hard/Contaminated water
Again, this is not exhaustive list by any chance.
(You have to identify what are the contributing factors for your hair loss and eliminate/reduce it in order to stop your hair loss) A lot many times, the metabolic stress comes from diet and lifestyle (and medications).
A lot many people think that whatever they are consuming is Healthy Diet. In my definition, healthy diet is the diet which reduces your metabolic stress and promotes optimum metabolism.
So Why Onion Juice works in the first place ?
Onion is rich in sulfur which promotes hair growth. Do you know something interesting Onion + Garlic works much better. Not just because of Sulphur but because of Vitamin B6.
So my suggestion to you is to get more Sulphur and Vitamin B6 from diet rather than applying it topically.
How to prepare Onion Juice ?
You can put it on your scalp for 30 minutes to 2 hours. If it’s irritating your scalp, you can wash your hair within 30 minutes with organic shampoo (SLS, SLES free shampoo)
To avoid onion flakes getting in your hair, use cloth to filter the juice and store it in a bottle. For best results combine Onion, Garlic and Apple Cider Vinegar. (Make sure Apple Cider Vinegar is Raw) Always use this brand. It’s expensive but it’s worth it.
Using it for a month, it completely stopped my dandruff and inflammation on scalp (but when I stopped it for a longer period, itching and dandruff returned) there was also reduction in my hair loss over 7-8 weeks.
Along with onion/garlic/ACV juice, I also successfully combined other methods to increase density of my frontal hair along with regrowing hair in my crown area. Have a look at some of my photos
If you want to learn how you can stop your hair loss and start regrowing hair naturally, I have created Hair Regrowth Blueprint, it’s 5 step system to stop hair loss, resolve scalp conditions and start regrowing hair naturally and the best part is you can do it with combination of diet changes, scalp stimulation exercises and lifestyle interventions.
If you are losing your hair and going bald in your youth and considering hair transplant, read this very carefully before you move forward.
In my opinion, a man should never think of going for hair transplant (unless his career is dependent mainly on his looks) But hey, that’s just my opinion.
If you are considering one, I want to give you best possible information to decide whether you should go for it or not. If your answer is “YES”, I want to tell you how you can choose the right clinic to carry out the Surgery.
Once you know pros and cons, you would be in the best possible position to decide whether you should undergo this procedure or not.
What I am going to tell you is based on my own research. I am not a medical professional or dermatologist so even after reading it, do your own due diligence.
This may be a tough read if you are losing your hair and starting to explore hair restoration because I am going to try to talk you out of seeking the Hair transplant solutions that you are anxiously researching, in favor of alternative solutions and you may not want to hear that.
1. The final appearance may not look natural. The results can be worse than the natural balding process. The fact that there are so many unflattering names to describe some of the results of hair transplantation should raise some doubts in your mind.
“Of course we can put hair on your head!”, the physician will say.
a. But will it be natural looking?
b. Will it be dense enough to be called hair, or will it just be considered less-thinning-than-it-was-before-but-still-thinning hair?
c. Is your baldness so disturbing to you that you are willing to risk looking worse?
No matter how undesirable baldness may be, it is still natural , a bad hair transplant is not.
In many cases, you can stop your hair loss and reverse balding to some or full extent naturally. The problem is, it’s not an instant fix and it does take time. In some cases, it takes 3-5 years to completely restore your hairline. And still sometimes, despite all your efforts, there is no guarantee that you will completely regrow all your hair.
2. Hair Transplant Surgeons are notorious for depicting the best-case scenario, but poor at informing you of the potential downsides. There are potential complications that can occur with all forms of this surgery from plugs to scalp reduction to flap surgery. Certainly many of these complications are quite rare, others less so. In any case, your task is to identify them and their likelihood before committing to any kind of hair restoration surgery.
Always do your Research first.
3. More than any other branch of health care, cosmetic surgeons are in business first, medicine second. Your interests may be sacrificed for money. For some cosmetic surgeons, the elective & competitive nature of the business may force them to replace the physician’s maxim “First, do no harm …” with “First, get the money … second, get the client’s ass in the surgical suite and therefore committed to the process so that we can be assured of more money in the future … and third, try to do no harm as you make the surgical results the best they can be (even if the best option at the moment is leaving the client alone and doing no”
This trickery is used by used car salesmen to prey on weak people, it’s unethical and still many doctors do it.
4. The number of surgeries, that it will take to achieve the look you want, is unpredictable (if the look you want can even be achieved). Therefore, the cost is unpredictable. The degree of satisfaction that you can expect is unpredictable.
If you speak to a hair transplant physician about a surgical plan for restoring your hair, demand absolute clarification as to what is being guaranteed vs. what is being estimated and get it in writing. You are gambling with your money & your appearance. All successful gamblers know how to play the odds.
Do you know the odds of successful hair transplantation surgery?
Success is not defined by whether the transplanted hair will grow. There is little risk of that not occurring. Success is defined by whether the transplanted hair that grows will be of a quantity, direction, and distribution, all with respect to the remaining natural hair, that is pleasing to the patient and inconspicuous to most people he’ll encounter.
How to know whether it’s a good transplant or not ?
When even other Hair Transplant Surgeon can’t recognize that you have done Hair Restoration Surgery, it’s one of the signs that your hair transplant surgery is done very well.
5. You still have to use Minoxidil and Propecia (Finasteride) While many consider Hair Transplant is the holy grail. Nothing could be further from the truth. To maintain current level of transplanted hair and remaining hair, doctors still prescribe Minoxidil and Propecia. After spending fortune on Hair Transplant, you still have to use pharmaceutical drugs (and sometimes for life)
Reasons to avoid Minoxodil, Propecia, etc.
Your obligation is perpetual. You are bound to it for life. Stop using it and you lose the hair that it had grown or kept from falling out.
Horrible Side Effects
If you are not aware of Propecia Side Effects, watch this video
Watch Propecia Horror Story
Limited location. When it works, it works on the crown, but not the front part of the hairline.
6. It is a permanent, irreversible process, there is always some uncertainty about what you are going to get, and you may not like your options if it doesn’t turn out the way you expect.
What are your contingency plans if the result of your hair transplant surgery is (a) mildly disappointing, or (b) miserably, devastatingly, catastrophically disappointing ?
If you try hairpieces or medications and decide that you don’t like them, you simply stop and let your natural hair loss continue. But if you start hair transplantation and decide you don’t like the process or the initial results, you no longer have that option.
Are you prepared to embrace those lesser solutions if the preferred solution (transplant) turns out to be unsatisfactory?
7. Physician selection is filled with subtle traps. Physician selection is the most important decision for the prospective hair transplant patient.
One issue that doesn’t get discussed often is: should you go with a physician who does this part-time or full-time? At first glance, the obvious answer would seem to be to go with the doctors who do hair transplants full-time. However, there is a trade-off depending on where you are in the process of restoring your hair.
Full-time hair transplant surgeons have the apparent advantage of getting the most practice and they are the most likely to be up-to-date with the technologies in this field. But their disadvantage is that since hair transplantation is their only line of work, they have more incentive to get you into the chair even if you aren’t a good candidate, because they don’t have other income to fall back on if prospects don’t sign up for surgery.
The part-time hair transplant surgeon has the advantage that the diversity of his practice, and therefore the diversity of the medical procedures that generate his income, attenuates his need to get you into hair transplantation. His disadvantage is a possible reduction in technical & artistic skill due to less practice.
It is difficult to find a hair transplant physician who can (or will) give you an honest, independent evaluation of your suitability for the process (i.e., Do you have the appropriate hair type and adequate density & quantity of donor hair for the area of baldness to be covered?).
The dilemma here is that the only surgeons who are knowledgeable enough to offer a qualified opinion are ones who do hair transplant surgery, and they may have an ulterior motive to get you signed up for their services.
Consider that, these days, virtually all consultations with hair transplant doctors are free. Then consider how many things you’ve received in your life that cost nothing and were of real value. Very few, right ?
My suggestion: Among the physicians that you are considering for your surgery, pick one that you think is good, but for one reason or another you’re not likely to select for the actual surgery (i.e., too expensive). Arrange a consult with that surgeon, but make it clear that you insist on paying for the consult, with the explicit understanding that this doctor is not a candidate to perform any of your possible surgery.
The idea here is to remove that doctors’ motivation to sell you the sugar-coated version of hair transplantation. It is better to pay something upfront for the possibility of at least one honest professional opinion, instead of just paying nothing upfront to hear a lot of optimistic sales pitches.
8. Your expectations, influenced by your recent history, are unrealistic. You probably have a mental image of yourself from the last few years when you had a full(er) head of hair. Consciously or subconsciously, that image is still your expectation of what any hair restoration should achieve. Unfortunately, hair transplants aren’t going to give it to you.
You probably haven’t lost enough to know your final amount and location of hair loss. As stated before, success in hair transplantation is defined by whether the transplanted hair that grows will be of a quantity, direction, and distribution, all with respect to the remaining natural hair, to be pleasing to the patient and inconspicuous to others.
If you don’t know your final hair loss pattern, then you don’t know two critical parameters: (a) the boundary line and density of your true, permanent donor hair, and (b) the area of baldness that you’re ultimately trying to cover. Premature commencement of hair transplant work can result in ….
a. The hair that is moved is misplaced in relation to the final baldness pattern.
b. The hair restoration process may extend over years or even decades, seemingly with no end in sight. Surely you’d feel frustrated if your home was in a constant state of renovation. Would you feel differently about your head?
c. Anxiety over the contrast between transplanted areas and new bald/receding areas, and how & when to fill these in with the least amount of disturbance to your appearance
Transplant work done at a young age is risky and mistakes may be difficult or impossible to correct in the future. Unfortunately, you can’t accurately determine your hair loss pattern.
9. If you are in your 20’s, a big part of your motivation for restoring your hair may be women. Your attitudes about them will change a lot as you mature. Unless you are an actor, media professional or some celebrity, chances are that your main motivation for considering hair restoration at this point in your life is social (i.e., to attract women), rather than professional.
Typically, men in their 20’s have a heightened interest in women of exceptional physical beauty. Your perception is that she expects the same level of attractiveness in the men she will want to be with. Hence, your interest in eliminating your baldness.
When you are in your 30’s and beyond, you will have a better appreciation of a balance between appearance and personality in women. You will realize that many of the bombshells that appealed to you in your 20’s, regardless of their physical assets, may not be the women of substance with whom you will want to have real relationships.
The kind of woman you’ll be attracted to as you mature will gladly accept your hair loss in exchange for the intelligence, humor, personality, and sensitivity that you can bring to a relationship (this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take efforts to restore your hair, it’s personal choice)
10. If you don’t address underlying reasons for your hair loss (it’s not always DHT), you will continue to lose transplanted hairs no matter what you do.
The real solution will come from addressing the root cause and not by addressing the symptoms.
While talking with several hair loss sufferers I have realized few things, many of them are plagued with faulty food habits, systemic infections, mineral deficiencies, root canals etc which is aggravating their hair loss. They blindly assume that everything is caused by genetic predisposition and somehow Propecia and Minoxidil is going to solve their problem.
I know, when I was having hair loss, I tried to address the symptoms for a long time but when I understood the real reasons behind my hair loss, I started taking action to naturally resolve those conditions. Not only, I started resolving those conditions, I stopped my hair loss, got rid of dandruff, started regrowing hair naturally and as a side effect, my energy levels, metabolism, digestion improved radically. also got rid of several systemic infections.
Hair loss is not your problem but your feelings of insecurity surrounding it. Your problem is Psychological (somewhat Physical) and you are not alone.
Do you have any other choice ?
a. If you are a male, shave your head completely. At first, you will feel uncomfortable. Some people will laugh at you and some people will start asking you questions.
No, you won’t look like Van Diesel. (Not even close) but you will still look good and you can embrace your look.
b. Do nothing, let your hair thin especially if you know it’s genetic balding (or choose option 1 if you are losing your hair in patches)
c. The other choice is you can start using natural ways to stop hair loss and make an effort to regrow your hair naturally (identify root cause of your hair loss)
What’s the worst can happen ?
You will still lose your hair and eventually you can decide to shave your head.
What’s the good can happen ?
You can halt/stop your hair loss and maintain it.
What’s the best can happen ?
You won’t only stop your hair loss and you will start regrowing your hair naturally. I haven’t completely re-grown all the lost hair.
That’s what I did. I stopped my hair loss and started re-growing my hair.
I have a friend who is 1 year younger to me has lost a lot of his hair in his front (but almost no hair on his back, he doesn’t have typical MPB)
But do you know when he visited Dermatologist, what she did to him. She put him on Minoxidil and Finasteride. It helped him for a while but side effects were horrible. Nausea, Headache, More flaking, Problem in getting erection, lack of sexual desire. Maybe you can relate.
Do you when what happened when he stopped everything ?
He lost all his hairs in 3-4 months.
Then one day, by fate or dumb luck, his Dermatologist came to know that his scalp was the main culprit. Too late, after the enough damage was already done.
She even told him later that even hair transplant won’t help him because he will lose all those hair eventually. After spending a fortune on his hair loss in last 3 years, his condition is much worse compared to his hair condition 3 years back.
Horrible Hair Transplants
And still if you want to go for Hair Transplant (even after reading this) Consider this
1) As I mentioned earlier, pay a qualified doctor to examine your scalp to see which procedure is suitable for you (if you even need a hair transplant) Don’t prefer one process over another because the other one is cheaper. Each process has its own Pros and Cons. Take your time to go through them before you think of undergoing any procedure.
There are some procedures which will hurt your chances of having enough donor hair available for future procedures.
2) Do not consider going to a “chain” or franchise operation (I am not going to name any names here) In fact, avoid any operation that employs more than one or two surgeons. These larger outfits tend to focus more on volume and profit margin than they do on quality. They are not all “chop shops” of course, but there are too many horror stories about such larger operations, and it seems that you’re better off avoiding any medium to large sized operations altogether.
You want to go with an individual hair transplant specialist who has earned national respect for his work and is totally 100% focused on doing the best possible hair transplant work he/she can do for a small number of clients. You want to see lots of pictures of their work, and talk to some of their former patients (in person if at all possible, to verify the photos are true to life). What you should be buying into here is the skill and expertise of this surgeon, and you should take that very very seriously.
Going with a company or doctor based on price or convenience is a horrible idea that could easily end up ruining your life.
3) Many hair transplant surgeon’s before/after pictures are embellished, using specific lighting and tricky camera angles.
A quality surgeon doing quality work does not need fake pictures. Quality work speaks for itself.
4) You may require several procedures, depending on the extent of your hair loss and your goals. A surgeon can only achieve a certain density of hair in a single procedure. Setting realistic expectations for a procedure is a huge key to achieving ‘success’. Keep this in mind.
If you want to know how I stopped my hair loss, got rid of scalp conditions and started regrowing my hair naturally. I have developed “Hair Regrowth Blueprint” a step by step system which will help you to naturally stop hair loss, resolve scalp conditions and start regrowing hair.