crazy hair growth solutions

Desperate times call for desperate measures, they say. And for those who have been suffering from hair loss all their life, no hair growth solution is too desperate. Even if it is a little crazy.

Ever wondered how far some people have gone just to regrow their hair? Check out these 3 crazy hair growth solutions that may or may not work.

Three crazy hair growth solutions

Hair loss is an issue that could affect anyone. For some, it’s a genetic issue. For others, it’s a matter of changing habits. Because of this, there are tons of hair growth solutions available on the market, including the popular service scalp microblading.

But we’re here to talk about the craziest of these hair growth methods. Are you ready?

Inversion method

The inversion method requires you to use essential oils on your hair and then to hang your head upside down.

The essential oils aren’t what makes this method crazy; in fact, essential oils do a lot of wonders for your hair. It’s the hanging upside down that’s a little wonky.

That said, it’s the least crazy on this list. Here’s a step-by-step guide on doing the inversion method.

How to do the inversion method

  1. Choose the oil you want to use. Most people use olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, grape seed oil, or argan oil.
  2. Warm up around 3 to 4 tablespoons of the oil. An easy way to do this is to place your oil bottle on top of a cup of hot water. The warmer the oil, the more you increase blood flow to the scalp.
  3. Apply to the scalp. Cover your entire scalp with a thin layer of your chosen essential oil.
  4. Comb oil through your hair. Unless you have curly hair; in which case, feel free to skip this step.
  5. Massage gently. Knead your scalp using little circles.
  6. Tip your head upside down for 4 minutes. Do this over the sink or bathtub to avoid wetting your bathroom area. Find a position you’re comfortable in.
  7. Wash hair. Rinse the oil from your head to avoid having greasy hair.
  8. Repeat every 3 to 4 weeks. Doing this too often might make your hair too oily and clog your hair follicles.

Note: Don’t do the inversion method if you have low or high blood pressure, a detached retina, an ear infection, a spinal injury, heart problems, a hernia, or are pregnant. The upside down position of your head could worsen your condition.

Effectivity of the inversion method

While there’s no scientific evidence to support the effectivity of hanging your head upside down, essential oils can help your hair become healthier.

Poo transplant

Yes, poo transplants. They might sound disgusting, but they could actually work.

The fecal microbiota transplant (FMT), otherwise known as poo transplant, is administered through a colonoscopy, Naso-enteric tubes, or even capsules. FMTs aim to treat the bacteria Clostridium difficile (C. diff), which can overpopulate the body and cause infection in the body.

FMT regrew the hair in two alopecia patients who were being treated for C. diff infections.

Availability of poo transplants

Sadly, poo transplants aren’t yet available to the public as a legitimate hair growth solution. The FDA has yet to approve them for any medical indication.

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The progress of hair regrowth in an alopecia patient after FMT. Photo from ‘Hair Growth in Two Alopecia Patients after Fecal Microbiota Transplant’ Rebello, D., Wang, E., Yen, E., Lio, P.A., Kelly, C.R.

Bull-derived protein

So, what’s crazier than using human poo for hair growth? Bull semen. Yep.

Using “bull-derived protein” as hair care has been a thing on the internet since at least 2008.

Hari’s, a salon in London, began offering the service because of the protein found in bull semen.

“I have been searching for an organic product with a lot of protein because that is what hair is made of and that is what it lacks when it is dry,” salon owner Hari Salem told Naturally Curly.

“The semen is refrigerated before use and doesn’t smell. It leaves your hair looking wonderfully soft and thick,” he added.

Effectivity of bull-derived protein

There are no scientific studies yet on how effective bull-derived protein is at growing hair. However, protein is generally good for the hair, keeping it soft and healthy.

Hair loss is no joke

Whether it’s for us or for our clients, hair loss is a serious issue that affects self-esteem and self-confidence. That’s why we do what we do: to bring back self-confidence for anyone who needs it.

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