Tried & Tested Natural Recipe and Hair Loss Remedy
Written by Cathrynne Yeong. Copywriter. Storyteller
My family is one of those blessed with plenty of hair. Everyone in my family from my grandmother, to my uncles, right down to their kids are all blessed with thick hair. Every time I visited a hairdresser, the stylist will be complaining I have very thick hair, and it takes more time to cut, colour and perm. Without fail, I would be jokingly asked if I wanted to bring the cut hair home to boil some soup every time. And this happened since young.
I’m very thankful for that thick lustrous hair and never once have I thought I would have to worry about hair loss. But the modern lifestyle got hold of me. Since I joined the workforce, I started colouring my hair as I do not want to be seen as outdated. Also, because I’ve finally achieved “financial freedom” (Yeah, right!) and I can spend my money the way I like it. It was all well and fine for the first 10 years. Then the modern lifestyle got worse. Work stress kicked in. My hair started falling. At first, I thought it was the shampoo, so I started buying and changing shampoos. It worked for a while, the hair loss stopped. A few good years passed, but then it started again. Oh, by the way, the hair colouring and hair perming didn’t stop but were done more sparingly. So, I started changing shampoo again, to the extent that my family commented – are you selling shampoos now? That’s how many bottles of shampoo I have in the bathroom.
Life continues despite the hair loss. I also asked around, searched online and tried some of the remedies. The most notable was one that involved peppermint essential oil, coconut oil and castor oil, a recipe given by a friend who has a crown full of thick dark hair. Since those ingredients can be obtained easily, I decided to give it a go.
The recipe given was as follows:
Castor oil – 1 teaspoon (Important note: A little are aplenty. So, don’t go overboard here. Hair will become hard and dark if used too much.)
Coconut oil – 1 tablespoon
Peppermint essential oil – 2 drops
Mix everything in a bowl, then microwave the liquid for about 15 – 20 seconds. Wait for it to cool. When the liquid is warm to the touch, apply and massage into your scalp. It will have a delicious smell from the coconut oil, with a cooling sensation from the peppermint essential oil. Let it sit for 1 hour before you wash it off in the shower.
Note: The warming of the liquid is very important as the warmth opens the hair follicles, and your hair and scalp will drink up the nutrition.
I applied this twice a week, and I could see new baby hair growing after about a month. I was so excited and continued doing so. I have gotten extra bonuses out from this – my dandruff has reduced, my hair has grown longer faster, the texture of my hair also became smoother and silkier. I am so thankful for my friend’s suggestion and shared it with a couple of other friends who have had similar problems like me, they too have seen results with many baby hairs growing.
So, give it a try if you are experiencing hair loss too. I wish you all the best in your quest fighting hair loss!