Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My version of "Making Days Longer"

Sunday, February 24, 2008

How to pick up women

Friday, February 22, 2008

Law and Order: Special Letters Unit

No letters can get past the elite squad known as the Special Letters Unit. Sesame Street is soooo awesome!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Update: What I am doing about balding

October 15th, 2007 (Before)January 15th 2008 (After)

A lot of people have been asking me for updates, but as it takes time to see results I have waited till exactly 3 months later from my original post.

This is by no means a respectable scientific experiment, but rather a casual method. I took the photo from the same angle at the same location with the same lighting, on shampooed, blow dried and brushed hair.

The good news is that I HAVE been losing less hair, but I can't attribute it solely to the onion and honey "tonic," since I haven't been religious about it. I've been doing the onion and honey tonic once every two to three weeks. I say bad news because I don't know what to attribute my thicker-looking hair to, since I've implemented many small changes. There is no control group.

The changes include:
1) I switched shampoos (LUSH Cinnamon Spice Shampoo bar)
2) Stopped wearing tight hats unless absolutely necessary
3) Switched to an ionic blowdryer (Conair makes a good, affordable one)
4) Onion and honey tonic once every 2-3 weeks (More would be better, but who has the time and patience? I also found that the smaller onions don't smell as bad)
5) Oiling the scalp once a week, personally I don't think it matters whether or not its coconut oil or Amla oil, I haven't noticed a difference in oil type.
6) Eating better... more fruits, vegetables and proteins and less enriched flour and sugar..... I've also eliminated coffee and smoking.
7) When I need to tie my hair up, like for the gym or yoga, I don't use rubber bands but rather those hair ties that are made from a stocking-like material.... it doesn't leave bumps in your hair either! You can get them at CVS.
8) Stopped coloring my hair

I will still continue to update and look forward to hear from others who are combatting hair loss the natural way! Thanks to everyone who wrote supporting messages and shared their stories. I like hearing your stories!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Similes everywhere

Monday, October 15, 2007

What I am doing about balding


Yes, space cadet is going bald. I've noticed that whenever I pull out my hair band these days, take a shower, or use a brush, at least 100 hairs fall out. I leave a trail and mark my territory wherever I go.... class, home, bathroom, kitchen, other people's apartments. I look at old pictures of myself from high school and envy the long, thick, shiny dark brown hair I used to have. My ten year reunion is coming up and I don't want to be that chick who went bald. I don't mean to exaggerate, I know that I still have a lot of hair left, but the point is I used to have so much more. Maybe its years of stress, bad nutrition, wearing hats, smoking, living in a polluted environment, dyeing, blowdrying, etc.

I heard from a few aunties in India about a natural remedy for thinning hair that required rubbing the juice from half an onion and mixing it with 1 tablespoon of honey and leaving it on for an hour to overnight and shampooing it out. I found very little information on the internet and other people have tried it and there was a study done in the Middle East and half of the people tried the onion & honey treatment, and the other half had tap water. After a few weeks the group with the onion & honey showed new hair growth. I think its the sulfur in the onion that causes hair to grow.

I decided to give this thing a try, so if you see me around you'll know why I smell like a hoagie.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

I'm a Simpson!

Dear friends, I have moved to Springfield!