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My hair is falling out!
on October 1, 2013
I'm 55 and I'm losing my hair. My forehead is up to about a four-and-a-half-head.
It's the normal "getting-old" hair loss I guess, but it still freaks me out a little.
Anyway I have been searching on Google every day for products to at least slow it down. Meanwhile, my daughter, who is in cosmetology school, is telling me all of these cancer related horror stories about chemicals in beauty products and hair products, and how the beauty product industry is only "self-regulated." I think we know what that means...
What I got from all of this research is that vitamin A and D are important for healthy hair.
And it turns out that Almond Oil has BOTH of these. Plus it's natural. Plus it's not greasy. Plus it supposedly doesn't smell.
So I decided to give this Kusala stuff a try.
Since my hair tends to get greasy on its own fairly quickly, I decided to apply it to my scalp only, or at least try. So I put a few drops on my fingertips, then I rub it into my scalp. I'm avoiding my hair for now because I'm afraid it will look oily. Chicks don't dig guys with oily hair.
Sure enough, no smell. And I don't feel or look any different, but think it might work. Maybe because I'm actually doing something about it. I will apply this almond oil after each time I wash my hair.
I will also come back in about a month and update this review. I'll let you know about my hair loss rate. If I'm losing more hair, Kusala Life will get a ONE-star review from me.
For now, though, it gets FIVE for giving me hope and making me feel so good for finding something that is natural.
I've been using it every day, occasionally every other day for a month now.
It took a little time to get my technique down because I only wanted to apply it to my scalp and not my hair.
Anyway, it SEEMS like I'm losing less hair.
When I wash my hair, which is 2 to 2 1/2 inches long, I put this little plastic strainer thingie in the drain to catch all of the hair so I don't clog my drain. It's real easy to tell how much hair is falling out because this thing catches everything. So it SEEMS like there is less than usual. A lot less. But it's kinda hard to tell because I wash it so often and the trend so gradual that I can't really HONESTLY say that my balding trend is slowing down. It sure seems that way though.
So here's what I'm doing. I just saved a hair-washings worth of hair. I'm going to do it again in 30 days and then update this review. I'll include pictures or a video if I can figure out how to do that.
My hair DEFINITELY looks better though. I've had two waitresses comment about it. WHO DOES THAT? In fact, my wife gave me "the look" after the last waitress incident. LOL!
For the last two weeks there has been absolutely no hair loss.
My wife laughs and says that it's because hair doesn't fall out during the winter.
I'm not buying it.
Also, I'd like to add to this review that from time to time, I overdo the almond oil and my hair does look a little oily. But there is a sweet spot amount that, after putting it on, will leave my hair not-oily looking, but a little bit shiny. Can you picture that?
If I use still less, my hair doesn't even look shiny.
Finally, a couple of times I tried putting a lot on my scalp AND hair before bed to let it "soak" in overnight. But I must have used too much because my wife complained about the pillowcase being oily. I stopped that practice for domestic tranquility reasons.
I just read a comment from "bayridgeguy" below asking if this stuff is still working. The first thing I thought was, "people actually read these things?" But the answer is, "I think so."
Honestly, there are too many variables at work right now to tell for sure.
For example I started a raw food diet (the veggie version, not the meat version). I've read that it helps with hair health. So, it would be hard to say that my hair actually "un-thinning" itself was due to the almond oil.
The fact is that by March it FELT like it was getting thicker. By April, the woman who cuts my hair commented on my thin spot filling in. But here's the thing, at the end of March I started the Raw thing, and perhaps that could be what she noticed.
Another thing I did was go back to the overnight soak method, but only once a week. The reason I did that was because my stepdaughter (not the hairdresser, that's my daughter), who is a model-actress wannabe (waitress) went to a high end hair place and spent about $200 on hair products. She justified this because she's a "professional" model, and it's what they do. Anyway, one of the products is an oil treatment that she puts on before bed once a week.
I guess I figured that since people who use their hair professionally do it, I would do it too. But instead of the chemical laden treatment, I stayed with this almond oil.
My wife? She humors me and makes me wear a shower cap thing, which isn't very sexy, doesn't stay on overnight, and has made me the official "linen laundry" person of the house.
So, I believe this stuff does work, and I won't stop using it.
On a side note, and you won't believe me, my grey hair is almost gone now. It has little to do with the almond oil and more to do with raw foods, I'm sure. That's what I've read anyway. But there you have it.
I look younger now (in my mind). And my wife finds this whole thing hilarious. So as an added benefit, I make my wife laugh.