More About My Hair Type - the absolutely unruly set of JabroneeThis type of unwarranted independence once ran so strong throughout my scalp that it looked like the head was divided into four sections, each sporting a different type of hair style with most strands able to boast somewhat different tensile strength numbers. This issue was compounded by my hair's ability to mushroom, spiral and then suddenly, without a reason, point downwards. This inexplicable love affair with gravity and those bouts of hatred wavered without reason. My class teacher and my mother were always confused - what makes his hair so unruly, so dry, with a plaque-ridden scalp and a desert in terms of oil-absorbing capacity.
Pointless to say that I have always had the most hideous hair-grooming battles. However, things started changing when I crossed 30. The words started appearing in my mind with more clarity – men’s hair problems when they hit 30 – this was not a Googled search term anymore. It was happening to me and how this should be related to testosterone levels that start dipping post 35...the thoughts have been rambling for some time and the more I allowed them to sleepover in my head, the more threatening the situation seemed.
An Early Start to Premature Hair Graying
I did not panic at this stage. I did not turn astray towards over-the-counter hair coloring products. I realized these chemicals would invariably maximize the damage and soon the aesthetic gains would zero-out. The choice was clear. I had to live with this issue or find a safer, more health-conscious and smarter solution. Homeopathy really helped here!
Happy but on Stranger Tides: another weird thing happened – all of a sudden, my hair started twirling and curling. The twisting, some strands waving against the pull of gravity, was so intense that at one point, it was hard to run fingers through my hair. In return, I got hair that would have done the alpha wolf pack proud. I recall some folks calling my hair shaping like noodles, the very round and confused variety. Consider ultra-thick hair, so strong that you couldn’t pull them out even if you were a gym rat. Combine this with very acceptable rate of graying and the freedom using conditioners or shampoos without stressing over their chemical composition.
Audacious Fragility + Shocking Brittleness: Hair Health Suffers, Acute Hair Fall
I am sure about one thing, i.e. not using any chemically formulated solution that might seem like a God-sent initially but will take a toll on my scalp and facial skin’s health. I am staunchly trusting Ayurveda and more naturally formulated shampoos and conditioners. Using an all-natural blend by Biotique that is essentially an all-protein hair shampoo mix that is supposed to arrest extreme hair fall. I recalled that once, using Sunsilk all-black conditioner had helped a very temporary phase of hair thinning but this time around, the results were rather disastrous. I remembered the good old Jaborandi hair oil but I also recalled that it took a rather long time for this hair blend to benefit.