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.