The Hair Loss Fairy
Caroline was combing her hair in her room when her father walked in. Turning around to look at her father who was
carrying some books that he had just bought for her. She ran over excitedly to see the books that she had wanted so much.
“Papa, thank you very much. You are the best Papa in the whole world,” said Caroline while giving her father a big warm hug.
“If I don’t buy for you, then I’ll be the worst Papa in the whole world?” teased her father.
“No! You are the best!” reiterated Caroline again.
“Even if I don’t buy for you?” asked her father while looking at his little princess.
“You will buy for me because you are the best!” answered Caroline with a broad smile on her face.
Her father laughed out loudly. He had always cherish his little girl ever since his wife passed away years ago.
She is his world, his everything and his only meaning and joy in this world.
“Papa, since you buy books for me. I’ll do something for you in return.”
“What do you want to do for me, my little angel?”
“Sit down here. I’ll comb your hair for you. I’ll be your hair stylist.” Caroline imitated the action of a hair stylist.
“Thanks to you, my little princess.”
Caroline started combing her father’s hair when she noticed that there were bald patches on her father’s head.
“Papa, you have bald spots on your head.”
“Papa’s growing old. Losing hair / hair loss and going bald are something very common as one aged,” her father
answered in a relaxing manner as look doesn’t matter so much to him anymore.
“Can’t you do anything about it?” queried Caroline.
“It doesn’t matter.” her father replied.
“Why not? Don’t you want to look good?” Caroline asked again.
Her father slumped down in his chair. “So, Caroline wanted a good looking father. Caroline won’t love Papa
anymore if Papa having hair loss?” her father joked.
“No. No. I love Papa very much even if Papa has hair loss problem – not even one single hair!” said Caroline
with the innocence of a six-year-old.
Her father burst out laughing.
“But don’t you want to look good?” inquired Caroline.
“I think I already look good by having you,” her father smiled.
Caroline stopped for a while, pondered for a moment then continue, “I wish not to grow up so that Papa will never grow old.
How nice if we can be like this forever?”
“Time always move forward,” explained her father.
“But how nice if we can stop it here and now. If only we can choose…”
Her father answered, “Of course you can.”
“How?” asked Caroline with her eyes wide open.
“You can choose to be happy or to be sad. You have the choice. Choose to think of happy things.
Filled every moments with thoughts of happiness and you’ll be happy from moment to moment, day to day.” explained her father.
“So, Papa don’t mind even if Papa is going bald? With no more hair?”
“It’s okay. As long as you don’t mind,” her father replied while gently caressing Caroline’s face.
“Can’t we do anything about it?”
The father came out with a story to amuse his daughter, “We can seek the help of the hair loss fairy.”
“Hair loss fairy?” Caroline’s eyes widened with curiosity.
“Yes. Hair loss fairy. She will come and help you to keep your beautiful hair.”
“Really really,” her father smiled with amusement.
“Has Papa seek her help before?”
“No,” her father answered shortly while waiting for her daughter’s question as he knew that she enjoy reading
fairy tales stories and her whole mind were filled with imaginations.
“Why?” Caroline insisting for an answer.
“Because it doesn’t matter to me that much.”
“How to ask for her help?”
“If you are a good girl and behaves well, you can get to see her at midnight. Then you can wish for something and she’ll grant your wish.”
Caroline was determined to see the hair loss fairy as she wanted to help her father. Staying up whole night long
day after day but she didn’t managed to see the so-called hair loss fairy.
One morning, her father found her sobbing in her room, “Caroline, what’s the matter with you?”
“The hair loss fairy didn’t come. Is it because I’m not good enough?” asked Caroline with tears trickling down her eyes.
“Why? You wait for her?” asked the puzzled father.
“Yes. Night after night but I didn’t manage to see her.”
“Your hair growth is excellent and had became so long and beautiful. There’s no need for that.”
“I’m asking not for myself but for Papa,” clarified Caroline.
Then her father had to tell her that hair loss fairy doesn’t exist, it’s just a figment of his imaginations.
He just wanted to entertain his daughter.
“Papa, if the hair loss fairy doesn’t exist, I’m unable to help Papa.” said Caroline with a sad
expression on her face filled with dissapointment.
“Thank you, Caroline for what you have done for me,” her father beamed with happiness.
“I didn’t do anything. I can’t do anything.”
“Every little things that you do count as long as it comes from your heart. Nothing is ever too small.
The good intention that you have and your actions of staying up all night, waiting for the hair loss fairy to come are more than enough for me. You are my hair fairy.”
Telling stories to children as I used to be a kindergarten teacher in those days or even when
I volunteered as a teacher for a charity organization. Once, one of the children came up to me and
asked as to whether I had seen her tooth. She believed that if she placed her tooth under her pillow at night,
the tooth fairy would come and gave her money. Children are filled with wonder, curiosity and imaginations in their growing up stage.
“Don’t run or Mr.Floor will be in pain,” telling children as to be more careful when they walked.
“Be more gentle or else Mr.Plate will be hurt,”saying this as to teach the children to handle their food plates with care.
The principal told me about a teacher that used her own way to ask a boy to get up from lying down on the sofa as he wouldn’t budge.
She bent down and kissed the boy on his forehead while saying, “The princess had kissed the prince. The prince can now wake up.” The boy got up immediately.
Children will have their hair tied up nicely in different styles everyday. Looking at them reminded me of the time when I was their age.
They are my past. When I was small, my grandma will help me to tie up my hair before I go to school everyday.
Going to college then started working, life does change for me. I was no longer a child for now I’m an adult.
Working consume most of the time until sometimes, I just don’t have the time to do anything else. It’s a work, eat,
sleep cycle of life. At times,
working until one has no time to take care of one’s appearance.
So, you can figure that I’ll be looking like a zombie with dark circles under my eyes.
But one really need to stop, rest and relax. Life is not all about work. There’s more to it – family,
friends, goals, hopes and dreams. So, taking the time off to dress up nicely or style one’s hair.
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The Best Food To Eat To Prevent Hair Loss
So, you’ve heard all about hair fall, hair loss, and other hair-related horror stories.
Naturally, you would want to avoid facing these problems;
after all, no one looks forward to losing their hair.
That being said, not everyone has the time to actively use hair products or perform eccentric
rituals in order to guarantee that their hair won’t start falling out with age.
The good news is that you don’t need to take any difficult measures
to prevent hair loss; you just need to improve your lifestyle.
The most important aspect of preventing hair loss starts with nutrition.
Eat a balanced diet, and your hair stays intact for a lot longer.
It’s pretty simple and logical: when your body is healthy, your hair is healthy too.
Here are the types of foods you need to be eating:
Iron deficiency can lead to many diseases if taken too far, but mainly,
a lack of sufficient iron intake can disrupt the condition of hair follicles.
Examples of iron-rich foods that you can incorporate into your diet are eggs, red meat,
green leafy vegetables, fish, dried fruits, whole grains, and beans.
This links back to iron, because foods rich in vitamin C help your body to absorb iron better.
Thus, consuming sources of iron
and vitamin C at the same time is the perfect power combo. Some great sources of vitamin C are
vegetables and fruits,
especially citrus fruits like oranges, kiwi, and pineapple.
This is arguably one of the most essential ingredients of strong hair. Don’t believe me?
Take a look at your shampoo bottle;
you’ll probably see amino acids listed in the ingredients, and amino acids come from protein.
Not only does protein prevent hair loss,
it also improves how your hair is in general.
You can get good doses of protein from seafood,
dairy products (like milk, cheese, and yogurt), poultry, lean meat, eggs, and nuts.
Just like vitamin C to iron, zinc is extremely important to protein
because it helps to build proteins in the first place.
Without zinc, you may feel your scalp becoming irritated or itchy, which leads to hair loss later on.
You can get a healthy helping of zinc from seafood like cuttlefish and oyster,
or from whole grain products.
The fatty acids of Omega-3 protect hair from dryness by keeping the scalp hydrated.
Not only are they extremely important for hair health, the body is also incapable of producing on its own,
leading you to have no choice but to find a way to get your own source of it.
Luckily, Omega-3 isn’t too hard to find;
most seeds and nuts contain it, plus white, oily fish such as mackerel, sardines, and tuna.
There are also plenty of Omega-3 supplements sold in general pharmacies.
Sounds unfamiliar? It’s a B-vitamin that helps to give your hair a brighter, more defined colour,
so it stops hair from turning grey too early. It also prevents hair brittleness and split ends,
and taking too little biotin just encourages hair to fall out faster.
Doesn’t sound like a good idea, right?
So make sure you eat enough biotin; it can be found in wheat products, whole grains, and egg.
Know what not to eat. Okay, so you’ve got this great list of foods that will help prevent hair loss
and guarantee you healthy and thick hair till the end of your life, but that isn’t going to be enough.
So don’t stock up on healthy food once a day and then gorge on fats, oils, and sweets for the rest of the time.
Stick to a good, balanced diet. Food additives and artificial sweetener are known to be a contributing factor to hair loss.
And don’t think you’ll be scot free if you go on a diet. A low-calorie diet based on liquids not only severely stops
you from gaining much needed energy, it also makes your hair drop out faster.
So the only way to go is really to eat healthy!
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Hair loss is a condition that affects multiple people around the world. This condition does not discriminate and affects
many diverse countries. As such, specialists, doctors, and medicine experts in various countries have sought solutions to
hair loss for many years.
They have found various treatments, some veering towards the eccentric, that are believed to be effective methods of hair regrowth
and hair loss treatment.
Take Iraq, for example. In 2002, a study was conducted in Baghdad Teaching Hospital that discovered that onion juice was
an effective method in curing a particular non-scarring hair loss condition. Since then, people all around the world have
taken to slathering onion juice, onion-based hair masks, and even onion paste on their scalps in order to treat hair loss.
While this treatment is certainly extremely smelly, the pungent odour is well worth it, as this particular method has been
known to work well in terms of re-growing hair and preventing further hair loss. This is due to the high sulphur content in onions,
this treatment is able to clear bacteria on one’s scalp, thus allowing for better hair growth. However, it’s unknown whether
onions are able to help all types of hair loss conditions.
Ever heard of Monistat? It’s a form of yeast infection medication cream. Now, the last thing you would want to do with such medication
would be to apply it to your hair, right? Wrong! In the United States of America, this treatment is incredibly
well-known and is a go-to for many suffering hair loss symptoms. Due to its anti-fungal properties, this cream supposedly
has the ability to eliminate some of the receptors that cause hair loss, and this has even
been mentioned by doctors and medical professionals.
Doctors still heavily debate about Monistat’s effectiveness, although many results show that it does in fact
do great things for hair growth.
However, Monistat actually has a lot of side effects, including a sudden increase in hair loss if the treatment is stopped,
not to mention causing itchiness, splitting headaches and even burning sensations across the scalp.
Sure, you can give it a try if you like, but personally, this doesn’t seem to be much of a risk worth taking.
Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, women suffering from thinning hair have found a rather odd and slightly stomach-turning way to treat the deterioration of their locks. An increasingly popular treatment for thinning hair in London is,
believe it or not, bull sperm. That’s right, Aberdeen Organic Bull Semen Treatments are known to
have restorative and repairing features, apparently due to it being a sort of protein treatment.
It’s also completely colourless and odourless,
thus having no noticeable off-putting qualities aside from the fact that it’s, well, bull ejaculate. Sadly, this treatment is not
very likely to cure any form of hair loss at all, and is thus (pardon my French), just a load of bull.
Let’s move over to Asia now. Asia is known for eccentric medicinal treatments, ranging from ginger to old herbs.
It’s a common idea that rubbing ginger root onto barren areas of the scalp may help hair to regrow, although this
has never been scientifically proven.
But more interestingly, a Japanese study drew a conclusion that the key ingredient in peppers and pepper oil, capsaicin,
is a good way to moderate and promote optimum hair growth. Sounds great, right? Well, the problem is,
this study experimented entirely on mice.
Yup, mice. Capsaicin was rubbed onto mice fur, not human hair. But when word spread about this seemingly miraculous cure
, it got a little bit mixed up, and no one seemed to notice that peppers might help mice grow their fur,
but it probably won’t do much for human hair.
Still, that hasn’t stopped people all around the world from spreading Tobasco, hot sauce, and cayenne peppers onto their scalps.
Sadly, this treatment isn’t so hot and it doesn’t do much apart from irritate the scalp, so it’s highly recommended that you
avoid trying this method out at home.
Yes, there are certainly many odd treatments for hair loss and hair regrowth across the globe,
and a lot of them don’t really have much of an effect.
That being said, there are still plenty of treatments that do in fact work, and work well: laser treatment,
prescribed medication, stem cell therapy,
and hair cloning being among the few most popular methods in use internationally this year. Naturally, though,
the abundance of proven hair regrowth methods aren’t going to be enough to stop the world from
trying its own strange personal treatments.
The world is, decidedly, a very odd place.
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Waking up early in the morning to greet another day as I was preparing myself for my daily routine.
Looking into the mirror and seeing a reflection of myself.
“ Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the prettiest of us all?”
No. I wouldn’t ask such a thing. Mine isn’t a magic mirror after all. If it were, I’ll be asking for
numbers. My hair reaches below my shoulder, it would have been long if I wasn’t asked to get a hair
cut. I used to have my hair reaches down till my waist level, prized it as a lovely asset to me. At times, I
love to let go of my hair to be blown by the wind while closing my eyes to enjoy those moments of
silence all to myself. While working, I’ll be tying up my hair high up to give me confidence and I can
be more concentrated and focus in my work.
When it comes to combing my hair, I’m afraid of my hair getting thinner as my hair kept falling off
after I combed it. I’ll be finding them on my clothes, on the chair, on the floor and all over the house.
My friend has thin hair and is afraid of going bald. So, every now and then, for some – change the
shampoo and conditioner. Or even friends who recommend to you the products to counter against hair
loss. Whatever options that’s available on hand, one will try it out as most wouldn’t like the idea of
going bald due to hair loss.
Hair is a part of our image and also a part of the first impression that others have on us. It makes up
our personality and helps to boost our self-esteem. The way we dress, the way we look reflects our
personality. If you think that only women are more conscious and care about their hair. That is not the
case. In a 2005 European study, 62% men stated that hair loss would affect their self-esteem. Once, I
saw a motorist who parked his motorcycle by the side of the road, then took off his helmet. Looking at
the side mirror, he took out his comb from his pocket and start combing his hair. One thing to note was
that his head was almost bald. If I were to meet him face to face, I wouldn’t be commenting about his
hair as it may hurt his feelings. At times, we say that we understand. We know but we don’t understand
unless we are having the same experiences/feelings like the other person. Knowing is one thing,
understanding is another.
Of course, having a strong and healthy hair does wonders for us. Like magic. Everywhere we go,
people will be looking at you and giving you comments. Hair is one of the most common topic among
the others. Saying things like, “Your hair is very long.” or “How long have you kept your hair?” or
“You have thick hair.” and etc. The list goes on and on. One girl told me that she wouldn’t want to tie
up her hair after straightening it as she was afraid of lines on her long, beautiful hair. In Guinness
World of Records, there’s a woman who used her hair to pull the vehicle and another who has the
longest hair all the way down to the floor. She can compete against Rapunzel.
Watching movies/anime/fairy tales will at times let some of us wander in the world of imaginations
with all the prince charming, princess and happily ever after. Not forgetting those words by the girl,
“You are my prince charming, my hero, my warrior, my knight in shining armor, my one true love.”
And the guy,
“You are my princess, my world , my everything, my one and only.”
For those whose hearts were melt once they hear those words will sometimes soon found themselves
dressing and hair styling like their favourite characters.
For some people, they’ll be dyeing their hair like their favourite celebrities or their favourite
actor/actress. Or even during football fever, one will style one’s hair according to one’s favourite
footballers. Go! Go! Goal! Ole! Ole! Ole!
We can do whatever we want with our hair – cut, bleach, dye, perm, straighten or whatever that we
like according to our preferences and liking. That is if we don’t face the hair loss issue. At that time,
one wouldn’t be in the mood to style it rather finding ways to stop or reduce hair loss be it the
traditional or modern method as long as one can put an end to it.
Hair loss is not only an issue when one’s age is on the increase that one would be facing such a
problem. Even among the teenagers, such an issue already exists. Hair loss may be attributed to stress.
One of my ex-classmate was having white streaks of hair while still schooling, being the top in maths.
One should find ways to release the stress – to destress.
We all need motivation in our everyday life in one way or another. Having a strong and healthy hair
will be an added advantage for us to walk out, step up, meet and talk to people with more confidence.
Caring for our hair is totally essential in this day and age. Having a strong, healthy and beautiful hair
does wonders for our confidence and attitude towards life.
Be it long hair, short hair, straight hair, curly hair,
It’s our lovely treasure that we care,
Hair loss appear,
Sending us into a state of fear,
High and low, up and down,
Everywhere, we search around,
For a cure, for a stop, finding ways to counter it,
So, our hair will be strong and healthy,
With hope in our heart,
That will never be apart.
Dealing with hair loss is more about the quality of life, image, identity, personality and self-esteem.
It’s about doing our best so that we can be at our best and for us to live with dignity, self-respect and
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One of our lovely asset which helps us to shine while giving us confidence and builds our
Be it long hair, short hair, curly hair, straight hair – our preferences are all different.
You think only like you, you walk only like you and you look only like you for there will be none other
the same as you.
Each and everyone of us is unique, individual, special and original in our own ways.
Hair is one of the treasure that we nurture and care for as much as we cherish for our face and skin.
Finding ways to keep it strong, healthy and beautiful to our satisfaction.
Even the way we want our hair
to be is also different. Letting it loose to be blow by the soft and tender wind or tying it up reflects our
differences in personality and ways of thinking. Hair can gives us our much needed self-esteem.
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