Hair loss has been a problem that society has tried to address for centuries with minimal success. From shampoo, to laser combs, medications, and also from ancient Egyptian practices with lettuce and massage preparation made from Fir Tree extracts, man has tried different methods and therapies to stop hair loss and stimulate re-growth. Castor Oil was used by the Egyptians to encourage hair growth. They were mixing it with Sweet Almond Oil to improve the aroma and make the oil smoother and easier to spread. In the rainforests of South America, the Taiwano Indians treated scalp problems with heated extract of banana.
The most amazing aspect of balding is its aesthetic aspect. It is not dangerous physically; people do not die from it. Why is so much attention directed at the problem of hair loss? Hair has always played an important roll in attraction and expression. Early man’s vanity demonstrates the power and influence that hair held even before tools were developed for shaving. More recently in the sixties and seventies during the hippie era, the “cool” thing to do was to let the hair and bear grow.
Men and woman have always been greatly concerned regarding hair loss. A lot of men and women consider themselves less attractive as their condition worsens. Some peoples suffering begins as early as their late teenage years or young adult age. Individuals at this already difficult age can find that the condition puts a strain on their relationships, hampering their ability to seek out partners in the competitive mating game.
Today, there are many treatments available to combat hair loss. Some solutions, such as transplants (to relocate hair follicles), can be long and painful procedures costing thousands of dollars. Shampoos and lotions have shown some success in arresting the progress of the disease, but offer little, if any re-growth.
In today’s society, there are solutions that are not expensive and are the easiest solution for baldness in man. In the last ten years, shaving has become the most popular way to handle baldness. It is a less expensive way to take care of the problem. Even men without the problem of baldness, shave their head. Shaving has to be done on a regular basis, but is a less expensive alternative.
Men have a tendency to go towards expensive and complicated methods in handling this problem, where sometimes the best solution is the simplest one.