Sep 152007

I stumbled across the following “magic spell” while doing some random reading on ancient Egypt-

Fat of lion, fat of hippo, fat of cat, fat of crocodile, fat of ibex, fat of serpent, are mixed together and the head of the bald person is anointed with them.

Yes, it seems men have been fighting going bald for more than 4,000 years now and, overall, we’re still losing the battle. Personally, I simply accepted my receding hair line many years ago, but then, I’ve never been much concerned with my looks, generally preferring a hermit’s life anyway. But this obsession with hair piqued my curiosity. Did you know that even in biblical days baldness was mocked-

2 Kings 2:23-24 (King James Version)
23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.
24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.

It turns out that Hippocrates, the “Father of Modern Medicine”, was the first to recognize a connection between hair loss and the sexual organs, nearly 2,500 years ago. Hippocrates’ studies of eunuchs (men castrated before puberty) observed that these men did not suffer from hair loss. So, there you go, guys – if you want to avoid going bald, it’s as simple as becoming a eunuch.
In the 1980s doctors started noticing that the men they’d given a particular blood pressure medicine started regrowing hair. This side effect of Rogaine brought about a renaissance in hair restoration around the world. A decade later, doctors noticed the same thing happening with men who were taking Propecia to reduce their enlarged prostates. The problem with both of these drug therapies is that they only work as long as you continue to take the medication. Essentially, turning tens of thousands of men into follicle junkies.
If you’re not interested in acquiring a new addiction and the Greek method for maintaining a full head of hair seems a bit extreme (or counter productive), then maybe you’d rather try hair restoration New Jersey style. Through the use of cutting-edge procedures like Follicular Unit Transplantation the hair transplant has been resurrected from its ‘plug-like’ appearance of the 70’s and 80’s to give the modern hair restoration customer a very real possibility in getting a full and healthy head of hair.

  One Response to “A Brief History Of The Fight Against Baldness”

  1. I haven’t figured it out that even in ancient times baldness is already there and been mocked.Being a lady, I’ve always got discourage of a bald man. I don’t why, I just don’t like people like them.

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