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Chinese Dates and Honey  

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Posted by Trisha (Singapore) on 01/26/2007
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I started taking red date and honey as I read it is good for blood circulation, I added 3 -5 drops of apple cider vinegar to it ( balance of the yin and yang in the body and for calming too.. according to traditional chinese medicine) lo and behold, after 3 months of it.. I noticed that a balding part of my scalp rejuvenated and hair started to grow !! after 6 months I started to let my hair grow without cutting it, I now sport hair beyond shoulder length, something which I couldn't do since my hair was very fine and scanty !! ( I also take apple cider vinegar half a teaspoon daily with honey) My sister and brother also tried it, we noticed that facial skin became more youthful !! due to the blood circulation?

Replied by Shantha
Atlanta, USA
07/18/2008

I read chinese red dates can improve hair growth. I just like to know how many we should eat and how often.

Replied by Ginger
Singapore
07/31/2008

I am also having hair problem. Could you advise me how much honey and dates you have each day? Do you cook them or eating them straight?

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx
08/21/2012

Where do you buy Chinese red dates? I live near Dallas. Thanks.


Coconut Oil  

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Posted by Lovelia (Malaysia) on 03/03/2016
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Any brand of coconut oil would work. As long as "coconut oil "is written on the label, you can still confidently apple in on your hair . Anyway, making your hair longer/prevent hair loss is one sole issue while making it look shinier is another issue. I am just a 18 years old girl. My hair used to be thick last time and I've never bothered it, even when others told me that I have thick hair . Worries monopoly myself when I started to realise when my hair is getting thinner and thinner than year after year . Every morning, when I wake up, about more than 15 strands of hair would end up between my finger and thus, finally fall of. Then, I started apply coconut oil on my hair on my scalp(to reduce the number of hair fall and promote faster hair growth/regrowth) and also apply them between my hair from the scalp to the tip of my hair to make it look shinier and repairs all those split ends. AND YAY! I did realise some changes in a week time. And I'm so amazed with much power coconut oil can do.


Posted by Tasha (Raleigh, Nc) on 09/07/2010
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I have had some success with using Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) topically for hair fall. I was diagnosed with diffused Alopecia areata long ago when my hair loss started at around age 19. My hair loss has slowly progressed for nearly a decade. I usually have increased hair fall in the summer and my scalp is ALWAYS tender. So much so that adding a barette or pulling into a ponytail causes my scalp to hurt so bad it causes headaches. I've tried some EC recommended remedies during this approx 2 month bout of intense shedding.

ACV, BSM, Idoral have not helped. The one thing that has reduced my shedding is applying coconut oil topically. I saturated my scalp, let sit for a couple hours and then attempeted to wash it out. This stuff is not going to wash away easily as my daily rinsing with white vinegar(make hair gorgeous! ) has yet to displace the oil completely. The next day my shedding was GREATLY reduced and is still reduced 3 days later. The downside for me is that I DONT care for my hair texture or the appearance of my hair(greasy) after the VCO application. My scalp sensitivity is also up (sebum cause by the oil?). BUT for those without my AA issues, I recommend highly trying VCO externally for hair shedding.

Replied by Cherin
Texas
06/30/2016

I was reading that you have aa I do too and even though I haven't found a way to stop it I have found something to help with the tender scalp. I found msm in lotion form and put it in with my shampoo and wash my hair it doesn't change the texture at all but helps with the tenderness. Try it, t I think you will love the relief you get from just one use. You can also just put the lotion on your scalp by itself and feel the relief but it does leave your hair greasy of done like that I suggest putting it in your shampoo.


Posted by Chris (Army base, USA) on 01/31/2009
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Regarding organic virgin cold pressed coconut oil, I internally take 3 tsp daily, as well as oil pull with it, and for skin, it is a great makeup remover as well as facial cleanser and moisturizer. For hair, once a month; I saturate my hair (dry hair) with the oil, then wrap in saran wrap and cover with a warm towel for no less than 2hrs.; then wash normally. It is IMO, one of the better oils to use externally, since it absorbs so quickly, and is less damaging than all those nasty chemicals.

Replied by Jose
Dagenham, England UK
02/03/2009

how do you tell the difference between good and not so good coconut oil. I've searched online and the prices are varied. Does that mean that some of them are not the real stuff?

Replied by Sandy
Fort Lauderdale, FL
04/05/2009

Hey Jose from the UK- just make sure that the coconut oil you get says that it's virgin coconut oil or unrefined. You can find coconut oil in health food stores. I know in America they even have them in GNCs. If you go to a store and look at all the different kinds that there are look at the bottom and get the one that is pure white. Some are yellow at the bottom or greyish etc. The purest white one will taste the best and is simply the best to use. If you can't do this. I hope this helps!

Replied by Jose
London, Uk
05/07/2009

Thank you, Sandy.


Posted by Magaly (Wayne, United States) on 04/17/2008
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I have used coconut oil for many years. I learned this from my aunt who was noticing her hair was falling out more than usual so she starting using it on her scalp and hair and it not only stopped her hair loss, but actually made her hair grow strong, abundant and shiny so I started using it myself. Needless to say I have really thick strong, to much hair actually.

Replied by Laurie
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
12/14/2008

Hi there , Just wondering how much coconut oil do you use on ur scalp and how often. How long do you leave it in also. Please all state steps to what is done. thank you

Replied by Sandy
Fort Lauderdale, FL
04/05/2009

Hey Laurie! I see that no one has answered your post and thought I would. Coconut oil is really good to grow back your hair. It's really easy. Just get some virgin coconut oil and just lather it up on the scalp. All you have to do is to make sure you rub it on the scalp. Also if you want to double it up I like to also use aloe vera for my hair to make it nice and shiny and for hair lost. I hope this helps! As far as how often I think it depends on the person. I've only done this maybe about five or 6 times in the past year and my hair is a lot fuller. I would try maybe once a week on the weekend or once a month. Also make sure to leave it for an hour or two so it really is absorbed by the scalp.

Replied by Mary
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
04/08/2009

does the coconut oil treatment also apply to the leave in coconut oil that you use to condition your hair also??


Posted by Dorie (Ft Lauderdale, Florida) on 04/08/2008
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Coconut Oil for Hypothyroid patients: I heard that virgin coconut oil was a good supplement for people suffering with hypothyroidism. I went to a natural food market and bought a jar of it. That was 2 months ago and I have gone back to buy more several times. I am taking 3 tablespoons in the morning. It has not helped with my weight although I know a few people who used it and lost weight immediately. It has stopped my hair loss (it use to fall out by the handful) and in fact not only is my hair thicker but my eyebrows are growing back. I no longer have cold hands and feet either. It doesn't cure thyroid problems but it certainly is a great supplement to help with the effects of the disease.

Replied by Laurie
Sudbury, Ontario
11/29/2008

Hi , what do you put the coconut oil in or do you just take the 3tbsps and swallow it. Also how much do you use on your scalp. This is a great site I love it but can people pls put the ingredients they are using as there are so many ways. Thank you all again.

Replied by Mike
Woodbridge, New Jersey U.S.A.
01/01/2009

ON THE POSTS ACV AND COCONUT OIL FOR HAIR LOSS< NEITHER EXPLAINED EXACTLY THE METHOD OR QUANTITY OR INTERNALLY. OR EXTERNALLY APPLIED. BE SPECIFIC. THANKS, MIKE

EC: When a post mentions tablespoons, it is usually an internal dosage.

Replied by Laurie
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
01/09/2009

HI, I was wondering if you apply the aloe vera and cayenne pepper to wet hair or dry.thanks

Replied by Gayle
Anywhere, USA
01/10/2009
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I have been taking Coconut Oil for my hair loss as well, for the past month. My hair seems much thicker. My body temperature is much better too. I Love it! I feel like a new person. I have so much energy. In fact, I have to take my three tablespoons in the morning, or I have trouble sleeping at night.

Replied by Tamara
Fort Collins, Colorado, Usa
05/31/2013

Hi Kanash, coconut oil should not cause you to grow a mustache if you don't already have a mustache. The reason that she mentions her eyebrows getting thicker is because thinning eyebrows is a sign of hypothyroidism, and coconut oil is one remedy that people use in order to help correct thyroid imbalances. Your thyroid helps to regulate your metabolism as well, so taking coconut oil internally can help your thyroid function better, and therefore raising your temperature to a more normal 98.6 F if it was too low. However, if you should have a mustache, then it can also help with fungal problems that can cause hair loss. You shouldn't have any need to worry that CO will cause unwanted hair growth.


Posted by Toni (Enid, Okla.) on 02/04/2008
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I started using VCO 3 weeks ago for hair loss. Well in that time I have seen a dramatic difference in my hair plus my hot flashes are decreasing. Now there are only 2 a week. My energy level has increased, my insomnia is gone and my mood is alot better, also my moisture has increased in my whole body. I can't wait to see what happens in 6 months. I take 3 tbsp. a day.

Replied by Ginger
Singapore
07/31/2008

Please advise if you drink it or apply to the balding part? And how much and when you have it? Would it be alright for us to use coconut milk instead? I have never seen coconut oil in our supermarket. Please help.... I am rather sad about my problem.

Replied by Wanda
Baltimore, Maryland
09/11/2008

i am also interested in how to take VCO. I recently had my baby boy 4 months ago and my hair is thinning so much. I was told that this will happen due to hormones and that I should get it cut. I will say that I am very good at taking care of my hair. I can do better with diet and exercise. But there is a dramatic increase in thining which has me concerned since I am still taking prenatal vitamins. Do you think nursing plays a part in it as well? Thank you!

Replied by Sri
Nyc, Ny
11/10/2009

You can apply the coconut oil to your scalp when it's dry, let it absorb for about an hour or two and then get into shower. You do not need to use the conditioner after shampoo. Coconut oil is a very good conditioner too.

On the other hand, you can eat/drink two to three spoonfuls everyday. But, I believe doing both is a sure shot way.


Coenzymated B Vitamins  

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Posted by Natalie (Seattle, Wa) on 02/25/2016
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Coenzymated B vitamins (the kind you dissolve under your tongue) works amazingly well for hair loss. I noticed my hair feeling thicker, smoother and fuller within the first 10 week! I think the other kinds of B vitamins are not absorbed very well.


Cold Water  

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Posted by Tamara (Des Plaines, Il) on 02/10/2011
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I've had hair loss for years; since I'm a high maintenance girl)), I've tried everything under the sun, including all the popular remedies listed on this website. What helped me is washing my hair under cold water. It helped after the first time. Also, If you are under stress I recommend meditation, relaxation techniques and spirituality since stress could be a reason of stress loss! Good luck to everyone! Love this website. Good job Ted!


Colloidal Degreasers  

Posted by Lee (Birmingham, AL) on 12/12/2008

Hair Loss Degreaser: It is known that DHT is the major culprit of male pattern baldness. DHT is in present in oil on the scalp. I have heard that colloidal degreasers (the kind used to clean grills),which are environmentally safe and non-toxic, can grow hair. Has anyone else heard of this?

Replied by Luckyme
Porter, Tx
04/15/2012

This sounds against all I've been reading about hair loss. Supposedly anything that suds and cleans have sulphates and sulphates can cause hair loss. Now I'm more confused than ever.


Dawn Dish Soap and Rubbing Alcohol  

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Posted by Buzz (Lakeside, CA) on 02/14/2007
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I have been using Dawn dish washing soap to wash my bald area (mail Pattern) has helped some My step-dad has been putting on rubbing alcohol and he has grown hair. I just started using ACV for acid reflux and it has been working and am going to it try on my head.

Replied by Rod
Inkster, Michigan
08/26/2009

Just would like u to be exact on how to apply this remedy,is it mixed together or done seperately;I'm not exactly sure... thanx for your post & response


Diet  

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Posted by Koltton (Scottsdale, Arizona Usa) on 10/28/2011

For the last 5 years when I see clients coming in with good hair I ask what they eat... So 90% consistent with good head of hair is..... A daily consumption of apples, oatmeal, milk, peanuts, dark leafy greens. This is really interesting too.... all of them had cooler body temperature...

Question: I may have hyperthyroidism and noticed when I take zinc my scalp feels better. Any thoughts?

Replied by Surfer
Florida
04/19/2018
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I started a vegan diet back at the end of January and almost immediatedly noticed my hair fall in the drain drastically declined to almost nothing.


Edgar Cayce's Hair Loss Remedies  

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Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 01/25/2012

This is a remedy from Edgar Cayce who was a medical intuit and some say a prophet. He could put himself into a trance and offer advice to people on healings. I read it today and thought I would post it here. This is the question asked of him:

(R) How may I promote the growth of new hair on my head?

(B) Eat more shell fish and rub same with a few coffee grounds occasionally.

Perhaps any males out there (or females) could try this and report back?

Replied by Mary
Rural, Va
01/28/2012

I can't speak to Edgar Cayce specifically, but this remedy did peak my interest. I have been losing hair by the handful since I can remember, at least all of my adult life, and I am 53. It suddenly stopped recently. I have been trying to figure out what I have been doing differently that has made the difference. I have been taking multiple supplements for years, added some, stopped some, but I couldn't think of anything that I had started just prior to my windfall (or should I say lack of hairfall).

But one thing I did consider, I have been eating shrimp maybe a couple of times a week for about the past year. Then I saw the post about Edgar Cayce's remedy. We may be onto something here. I have not tried the coffee, so I cannot speak to that. I had also been supplementing with kelp, and doing occasional iodine painting. But maybe the iodine in the natural form is the key.

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
01/28/2012

Hi Mary (from Rural, Va), As hair loss can be a symptom of iodine deficiency I think you have found your answer, congratulations. With shrimp and kelp containing iodine plus the iodine painting you are correcting your deficiency. Could you please tell me which form of iodine you are using for the painting? Thanks.

Replied by Mary
Rural, Va
01/30/2012

Maria, I use your basic drugstore Potassium Iodides. The colorless kind.

Replied by Antonia
Rural Ms
12/29/2014

I have been losing hair for the last several years and I am slowly balding. I started taking a coconut oil supplement lately and hope it will help. I stopped using iodized salt several years ago too. Could doing this create an iodine deficiency? Also, I use to eat shrimp quite often, but have eaten very little in the last couple of years.


Posted by Linda (San Antonio, Texas) on 02/09/2010
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I am female, 58 years old, and I always had thin, fine hair that became thinner as I got older until you could easily see my scalp throught the hair in the front and the crown of my head. About 3 years ago, I started using Pennsylvania crude oil per Edgar Cayce's protocol and I am still amazed as my hair just gets thicker every month; new growth is constant. I have never had hair like this, even as a child. I was always self-conscious about my hair (vanity?)and used any means possible to make it look thicker; perms, coloring, teasing. I feel great about the way my hair looks for the first time ever (I can remember sending nightly prayers as a child for pretty hair). I just want to tell everyone I see with thinning hair about it! I don't very often, though, unless asked. I have told several hairdressers so that they could share it with their customers; suprisingly, only one of them showed any interest. There are about 6 recommended steps to the protocol, including an herbal tonic and massaging with petroleum jelly. I started with just the petroleum jelly for financial reasons, and I saw rapid improvement in just a few weeks. Then I added the crude oil and the herbal tonic and I have been using those three since then. I use the oil followed by the petroleum jelly once a week and the tonic once a day. The instructions on his site are clear and you can also see the products if you look on his website for companies who make and sell products made with Edgar Cayce formulas. I had to write because I have used many remedies from this website and I am very grateful that you are here, all of you!! Namaste.

Replied by Vina
Austin, Texas
06/28/2010

DEAR LINDA,

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SEE HEAD FULL OF HAIR AFTER YOU STARTED EDGAR CAYCE'S TREATMENT? THANX

Replied by Brooke
Montgomery, Tx, Usa
12/16/2010
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Yes it works! I don't even know how long I have been using the crude oil, Vaseline, massage, and shampoos - 15-20 years or so! It has made my hair not fall out but it never changed the appearance. Two months ago, I got the tonic and now my hair is growing faster, it use to be so thin, but now it is thicker, I don't need to use hair spray anymore either! If I want to curl it, I curl it and it stays curled! It is amazing that for as long as I have studied the Cayce readings (25 years) that I never tried the tonic!! I would suggest it to anyone who is having hair loss. If you start with his remedies right when you notice the hair loss, it would be better. If you wait until it all falls out, it may be too late.

The formula has the following ingredients:Lactated Pepsin, Black Snake Root Extract, Essence of Wild Ginseng, Atomic Iodine, Extract of Liver, and Grain Alcohol. It can be found online or at a health food store.

Replied by Laurac
Phoenix,az
09/09/2013

I am trying to find Edgar Casey's hair care tonic that Brooke from Montgomery, TX wrote about and am unable to find it online. Any suggestions? Thank you!

Replied by Will
Kansas, US
09/20/2014

hi, I used the protocol and it stopped my hair loss. good luck

Replied by Myway
Wilmington, De
11/18/2014

If you go to the Foxfire book, volume 3, there is an old folk remedy that my father used - burnt car oil, on dogs who had skin conditions. Dad used it on several dogs back in the late 60's and 70's. The dogs would stop itching and their hair would grow out. Back then, the dogs ran all over the place....country life. We didn't have money or resources so, the Foxfire book was the go-to for old time remedies and cures. This oil method always worked for the dogs. My point? Edgar Cayce's crude oil treatment most probably works very well for hair loss. Good luck!

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc, Canada
11/18/2014

Today's crude oil is very different and would be corrosive to the skin, the eyes and more delicate areas. This was discussed some time ago on EC.

Just ask people who have been overcome in oil spills. In short, please research first. Fifty years ago many things were harmless in comparison.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Myway
Wilmington, De
11/18/2014

That's funny! These were all old time remedies used for dog mange way back when. Because we lived in the country, people would just drop their dogs off and we would have to take care of them so that they would be adoptable - otherwise, they would be euthanized by the county. We can't deny that many of our current natural remedies are from the "old timers." The Fire Fox books were our "go-to" for poor folk like us at the time. :D

Replied by Sue
Jamestown, Ny, Usa
05/25/2015

Has anyone had any success using this protocol? I am afraid of using Vaseline on my scalp. Will it clog my hair follicles? I really need to find something that works.

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee
05/26/2015

Dear Sue,

Castor Oil has been used by many to help with hair growth. I try to do this once a month and it seems to have made a difference for me, though it has taken some time to be noticeable.

About once a month, I put castor oil (cold pressed or expeller pressed, hexane free) on my scalp. I use a small squeeze bottle and apply the oil to just my scalp and massage it into my scalp. I wrap my head in a towel and leave it over night. In the morning, I wash my hair twice.

Some use Black Castor Oil the same way.

~Mama to Many~


Edgar Cayce's Remedies for Hair Loss  

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Posted by Doug (Phoenix, AZ) on 12/29/2006
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Dear friends, please take the time to investigate via the internet or the library, all of the Edgar cayce material regarding hair loss. There have been countless cures using his remedies, not just for hair loss, but for a multitude of ailments. I personally healed a pulled muscle in my left shoulder by literally doing two applications of one of his remedies. You are all in my prayers.

Replied by Jackie
Grand Rapids, Minn
11/24/2011

Hi, I've looked at Cayce products before and just took the plunge to purchase. I purchased from baar.com. Amazon sells them but I was concerned maybe they weren't the genuine full strength products. I bought crude oil treatment, rinse, and shampoo and a different line of spray in conditioner for the scalp. There weren't too many testimonials, but those were good, claims of better conditioned, fuller hair, one claim of thicker hair. I'm 64 and lately my scalp is becoming more visible in areas, on top and on the crown, and I don't want it to get worse. My hair is almost totally gray and very dry. Conditioner helps only a short time and it's dry again. My scalp is dry too, produces very little sebum. However I have no dandruff or itching. My overall hair look's dry and tired, no volume, won't hold a curl. I'll post results in about a month.

Replied by Jackie
Grand Rapids, Minn
11/27/2011

Just read on this site about splenda and hair thinning and loss. Thanks whoever posted this, I wasn't aware. I started using splenda 2 yrs ago, using it in coffee and baking. Claims to block the absorption of vit d and proteins and kills the good bacteria in the colon. I found other side effects others have complained of on the web I have some of them such as the feeling of water dripping somewhere on the body, night sweats( I even started sage capsules to cut down on the perspiration), itching ( which I thought was from dry skin) mental fogginess which I thought was just me. I cut it out completely this am and I do feel more focused. Thanks to all who post here.

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
11/27/2011

Splenda contains aspartame which is a poison to the body. Google "Excitotoxin"... It can cause seizures, parkinsons disease and cell death.

Replied by Jackie
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
01/02/2012
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This hair regime seems to be working. I think I will forever stick with it since it doesn't take that much time and I have the routine down. My hair after a month is no longer dry, my hair roots no longer ache on top of my head. I'm able to wear a short bob haircut with bangs without using heat appliances, curlers or styling products. It has a little volume compared to the starting point where it layed limp and lifeless flat to the scalp.

I use the cayce crude oil every 10 days followed by the cayce rinse and shampoo, and every other day in between the crude oil treatment, I apply jamaican black castor oil to the scalp by pouring a little oil at a time in a dish and dipping the fingers in and rub into the scalp, leave on overnight and shampoo with cayce shampoo the next day. Massage the scalp at least once a day. After shampooing and the hair still wet, dip fingertips in white vaseline and rub on any scalp areas that show ( on myself it's along the part on top and cowlick on crown. ) Use just a little, it won't make the hair greasy. I stopped any artificial sweeteners, use a toaster oven instead of microwave, use only cast iron or stainless steel pans, no nonstick, use coconut oil for cooking. I take quite a few supplements, andrew lessmans hair, skin and nails, andrew lessmans evening primrose oil, a. L's omega fish oil, and recently added biosil. And a. L.'s complete multivitamin. The hairline feels fuzzy, the hair has a little lift so it looks thicker, all in all a big improvement in a month.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn.
11/24/2014

HI U GOOD PEOPLE... ESPECIALLY OM, , , , , , ,

At 78, my head hair is wholesale leaving. Since I's a vain individual I am addressing that problem like I did my dogs who had the mange. I just bought a jar of Pennsylvania crude oil with the intentions of ending up with the looks of Wolf Man in the movies.

Since I's walking the talk, I don't want no more comments from you know who. Jus messin with all, but I am going to try this for my disappearing hair. If it work, that will just be another story I get to tell. This is not original with me as I got the idea from a patron on EC a week or so ago.

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