Welcome to The Scalp Solution Method. On this page you will learn the most powerful method to quickly and easily remove DHT from your scalp and then stimulate new hair growth.
The first step is to exfoliate the scalp. Without the scalp exfoliation it’s much harder for new hairs to grow because where the hair follicle exits, the skin has become blocked, clogged, and the pH is generally very unfavourable for new hair growth.
You will then learn how to reactivate the hair growth process using a little known technique that initiates the growth phase of the hair follicle based on a concept known as mesotherapy.
And finally I will show you how to stimulate the scalp and emerging hair follicles in such a way that they continue to grow, faster and stronger.
I highly recommend reading some of the other articles on the blog such as the detox post. If you don’t then this technique won’t work nearly as well (although you would probably still get some good results, it’s much more powerful when combined with the other techniques).
This method just speeds up the results. All in all if you carry this out it will probably halve the time for visible results.
BONUS: At the end of this article you’ll find a quiz that calculates how reversible your hair loss is, based on the answers you give. Try the quiz after reading this article and find out if cleaning your scalp of DHT, and other methods will actually help re-grow your hair or not.
Preparing Your Scalp So New Hairs Can Grow
Preparing the scalp means cleaning it, removing both the natural and unnatural substances that have built up there, which are both the cause and effect of hair loss.
Without the cleaning process, new hairs are less likely to appear because they literally have to push and squeeze their way out of the epidermis, and this makes it less likely to happen.
It’s like a plant that has to grow through a thick layer of gravel that’s dry and acidic, even if there is fertile ground beneath, it has a much harder task. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for new hair growth to occur.
So what should be cleaned from the epidermis to allow hair growth? Well there are 4 things we have to remove first. These are;
- Embedded sebum
- Dead skin
- Cosmetic products
These 4 substances will become mixed together and form what’s called epidermis plaque that clings to the scalp and prevents hair growth and causes miniaturization of existing hair follicles.
The plaque also contains DHT crystals that are secreted through the epidermis creating a perpetually inhospitable environment for hair growth.
This Is How To Remove The Epidermis Plaque & DHT Crystals
By far the most effective way to remove the epidermis plaque is to use a homemade scalp exfoliate. This will gently and naturally remove the plaque making the method more effective.
It’s safe to use this exfoliate mixture on the scalp because the hair follicle roots grows from much deeper in the scalp so it won’t any kind of damage to the follicles themselves in any way. Besides, these are natural ingredients that are good enough to eat.
To make this yourself you will need:
- Himalyan or Celtic sea salt
- Powdered activated charcoal
- Lemon juice
- A juicing machine (or a blender and muslin cloth)
Take half a tablespoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of powdered activated charcoal and approximately 100ml of mixed ginger and cucumber juice and the juice of 1 whole lemon.
To make the cucumber and ginger juice you will need a juicing machine. It’s a very good idea to get hold of one anyway since vegetable juices can help to alkalise your body which has a whole spectrum of knock-on effects that will improve your hair health.
If you don’t yet have a juicer, you can always using an electric blender. Take a large handful of ginger chunks and put them in our high-speed blender along with a whole cucumber. Squeeze in the juice of a whole lemon. Blend up the mixture, without water, or you can add a small amount of water if it’s too dry.
Then, take the mixture and remove the pulp using a muslin cloth or equivalent. This will remove all the pulp and fibre just leaving the cleansing liquid.
Combine all of the ingredients in a small plastic bottle such as a used shampoo bottle and shake thoroughly until well-mixed.
Apply the mixture to the area of scalp that you want to regrow and gently massage into the region. Leave the mixture to sit on the scalp as the lemon and ginger break up the plaque
Once gently massaged in, let the mixture sit on the skin for 5-10 minutes before rinsing out with warm (but not hot) water.
It varies from person to person but there’s a good chance you will need another few peels to fully remove the plaque. Repeat the procedure until you feel like the plaque has been removed.
You can aid the process by brushing away the flakes that fall off with a hair brush, which also helps de-clog the pores.
Himalyan salt contains abundant amounts of trace minerals that many of us have become deficient in. The salt provides these trace minerals directly to the scalp. The salt is also gently antibacterial and helps to draw bacteria (and mites if you have them) from the scalp pores.
The salt also balances excess acidity in the scalp by neutralising any acids that may have formed and would otherwise be damaging the hair follicles.
Activated Powdered Charcoal
Activated powdered charcoal is a well known cleansing agent because of its amazing ability to absorb toxins. Charcoal is often used to purify water and whiten teeth, but in this case we’ll use it powerfully absorb any grease, or DHT that is embedded on the scalp.
The charcoal is also fairly ‘rough’ meaning it can help to gently exfoliate the scalp by rubbing against any plaque and help to gently remove it.
The charcoal also helps to neutralise molds, and although you may not think you have any mold on your scalp, told can grow on the embedded plaque, and it’s a good idea to remove any possible spores before using the dermaroller. The charcoal is the perfect way to do this.
Lemon juice is an important ingredient because it helps to gently break down oils, dead skin cells, and leftover cosmetics attached to the scalp.
The citric acid contained in the lemon juice is a powerful but gentle cleanser that removes flaky skin and cleans the pores but does so without damaging the hair or scalp.
It may sound strange to have ‘ginger juice’ but if you throw a chunk of ginger in your juicer followed by a cucumber you’ll understand why it must be included in this scalp exfoliate.
Not only does ginger help to break down plaque and gently peel the scalp, but it boosts circulation.
This increase in blood flow is important to invigorate the scalp and prepare it for the use of the dermaroller.
Cucumber juice is included because simply juicing a handful of ginger won’t produce much liquid. The cucumber is used to flush out any remaining juice. Which is why it should follow the ginger, not go before it.
The cucumber is also soothing and alkalising and helps to bring all the other ingredients together into a powerful exploit liquid.
What To Do If The Plaque Builds Up Quickly Again!
You might find that the plaque builds up quickly again, this is because of the overproduction of the sebum which debilitates hair growth.
I would recommend checking out the post on detox for reversing hair loss and also our hair loss course which will help in preventing sebum production and generally give your new hair the best chance of survival by showing you how to reduce the production of DHT whilst super-charging your blood with hair growing nutrients and hormones.
If you do find your scalp quickly gets oily again then I would recommend a few quick changes to your diet which will help.
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Firstly, remove any oily foods from your diet. This means anything fried. Fast food must go. Also try not to use to many condiments like ketchup or mayonnaise which contain unhealthy oils. Removing processed foods altogether would be a good idea.
Another great way to reduce oil production in the scalp is by breaking up the grease before it gets into your body. To do this, every morning drink 1 pint of warm water with the juice of 1 lemon squeezed in.
Add to this 1 pinch of himalayan salt, and half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
This will help to clear out your digestive system and break down any mucus and greases. The cleaner your colon, the cleaner and clear your skin, and therefore your scalp will be.
There is another trick to reducing oils in your body and on your scalp, and that is to supplement your diet with greens powders.
These powders are highly alkalising but they are amazing at absorbing unhealthy oils and cleaning out your system. You can buy mixed greens powders very easily, they usually consist of spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass powders and more.
Mix these powders in with a morning smoothie or take them as supplements everyday. They will quickly clean up the oils that clog your skin pores and improve the healthiness of your scalp.
If you have a dry scalp, this is not good either and it is a good idea to fix this first. The best way to do this is to supplement your diet with high quality mixed oils.
These oils are extremely healthy for you and will immediately help to reduce dry, flaky skin and dandruff when taken consistently for a week. I personally take around 25ml everyday.
Ok that’s the procedure for preparing the scalp for new hair growth. Let’s summarize it quickly
- Test the scalp exfoliate on your skin
- Monitor the results to make sure no adverse reactions occur
- Wash and dry hair.
- Apply the exfoliate using a pipette
- Rinse with warm water after ten minutes, or 30 seconds after mild stinging sensation. Rinse immediately if painful
Reactivating & Stimulating Your Scalp
In this section we’ll use a ‘double pronged approach’ to first activate and then stimulate hair growth. We initially need to activate the hair follicles and epidermis from their dormant state, wake them up and send a signal to your body that says ‘hey it’s beneficial to use our resources to grow hair right now’.
We need to put them into a state of activity by telling the body to send all the building blocks for hair growth such as the nutrients, minerals and hormones that have been carefully cultivated and optimized in the previous sections.
Without activating the scalp, much of our hard work will go into repairing and building other parts of the body that are in need.
(This definitely isn’t a bad thing at all, but for our purposes we can ‘trick’ our bodies to send its supplies into the scalp for new hair growth).
Using A Dermaroller To Stimulate The Scalp
For this we’ll need a dermaroller. This is a device like a rolling pin, except that this one is covered in hundreds of tiny needles about 0.5mm long.
The dermaroller is rolled across the scalp it produces thousands of tiny pricks in the epidermis.
The pricks aren’t deep enough to do any long term damage, they’re just deep enough to wake up the cells in that area so they can send their resources.
This helps increase cell production and circulation to the epidermis.
A Note On The Dermaroller
This device is actually meant to be used to promote younger skin and heal acne wounds, stretch marks and scars. The roller pricks stimulate the new growth of collagen and elastin fibres, as well as new melanocytes, and re-vascularization. The tiny wounds heal in less than an hour, but the cells remain stimulated.
In a way it’s similar to pruning a bush, or cutting the grass. Where the cut was made, growth hormones flood to, and fresh vegetation growth can be found soon after. It’s important to clean the roller each time you use it to prevent any chance of infection.
You can do this by washing in boiling hot water, or a mild antibacterial solution before use.
How To Use The Dermaroller To Activate Hair Growth
Lightly roll the dermaroller over the parts of your scalp suffering from hair loss. Apply just enough pressure that the tiny needles penetrate the skin. You might feel a tingling sensation but it shouldn’t hurt. Go over the effected parts of your scalp 4 times each at a different angle each time.
After you’ve done this, you can now apply the special hair growth elixir. You should apply the dermaroller and elixir every other day to start with.
Once your scalp has got use to it, you can do it every day, or however often you feel it will be beneficial and convenient to you. Once a day after a few weeks seems to work well. Do it before bed, this gives the maximum time to heal without interruption.
The Hair Growth Elixir That Causes Hair Growth
The next step is to apply a special topical elixir to the scalp. This mixture has been specifically formulated to stimulate as much growth as possible whilst suppressing the production of DHT.
I’m not talking about minoxidil either, this is much cheaper and much more effective.
This formula came about through a series of trial and error with myself and other men suffering from androgenic alopecia (hair loss) over a number of years, and a lot of research, so please make the most of it.
Component 1: Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid forms the ‘base’ of this serum, as it’s odorless and colorless and it’s naturally produced by the body. This ingredient will actually help to deliver the rest of the ingredients to follicles and cells within them, so that nutrients can be delivered and toxins can be removed.
This makes it the ‘carrier oil’, and it’s an important addition.
Component 2: Emu Oil
Another of this serum’s carrier oils, emu oil is 100% natural and absorbs easily into the skin without leaving a greasy mess. This absorption will assist the hyaluronic acid in delivering the two other ingredients – saw palmetto and apply polyphenols – directly to the hair follicles.
Component 3: Saw Palmetto
Soft gel saw palmetto is best, simply pierce the gel capsule and squeeze the oil into the original mixture of hyaluronic acid and emu oil. The ratio should be roughly 1 part saw palmetto: 6 parts hyaluronic acid and emu oil.
Sometimes the soft gels come with extra DHT inhibiting ingredients such as pygeum or pumpkin seed. This is not a problem and will likely be beneficial for your hair so don’t be afraid to use those ones.
There’s one final component to add to our mixture. The primary purpose of this one is to stimulate circulation in the scalp, much like the expensive topical solution Minoxidil. However a Japanese double blind study actually found that this component was twice as effective at promoting hair growth as minoxidil.
In fact, when mixed with our solution it works even better because the emu oil allow it to penetrate deeper into the scalp where it is most beneficial.
Component 4: Apple Polyphenol
The final component is apple polyphenol. This can be bought inexpensively online or at a health shop. Break the capsule into our mixture in a ratio of approximately 1 part polyphenol: 6 parts mixture.
Vigorously shake the mixture in your application bottle to make sure all the components are nicely mixed. Not only does apple polyphenol stimulate blood circulation directly to the scalp but it helps neutralize free radicals.
A Clearer Breakdown
If you’re struggling to get the ratios just right, here’s a quick and dirty breakdown of the serum from above:
Step 1: Combine the emu oil and hyaluronic acid in 1:1 ratios.
Step 2: Add 1 part of saw palmetto to 6 parts of the emu oil/hyaluronic combination from Step 1.
Step 3: Add 1 part of apple polyphenol to 6 parts of the emu oil/hyaluronic/saw palmetto from Step 2.
Why Do I Use Ratios?
Perhaps you’re wondering:
“Why are there ratios, as opposed to set amounts?”
This is because you can make as much (or as little) of this serum as you’d like, and then store it for up to a month in a cool, dry place. To ensure the elixir remains unspoiled, I also recommend storing it in a dark container (such as an amber-colored glass). This will protect it from breaking down due to exposure from natural or artificial lights.
The ‘elixir’ is now ready to be applied to the scalp. After you’ve rolled the dermaroller 4x over each part of the scalp apply the elixir in small blobs and massage in.
If the scalp feels mildly uncomfortable over the next 24 hours that’s ok, each time you repeat the process the uncomfortable feeling will get less.
If you feel strong discomfort, wash the mixture away with warm water. Wait 24 hours and look out for any signs of reaction. (This has never happened to anyone I know, but just in case)
If you are using Minoxidil then substitute this mixture for it. The side effects of minoxidil will go away, and only natural ingredients will reach the scalp. It’s also much less expensive.
Washing Out The Scalp Elixir
In the morning you’ll need to wash away the scalp elixir which has been working its magic on your scalp overnight. This will involve making another homemade mixture which contains a powerful mix of cleansing, nutrifying, healing and DHT blocking ingredients that heal the scalp.
This mixture is fairly straightforward, but you’ll need to get hold of the ingredients in advance.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Guava Leaf Tea (or guava leaves, or guava leaf extract)
- Bentonite Clay
- Tea Tree Oil
Here’s how to make it.
Take some guava leaf tea, you will normally need to buy this online and steep the tea in hot water for 5 minutes.
Get rid of the tea bag and let the water cool to room temperature.
Now take 1 teaspoonful of bentonite clay and add it to the cooled guava leaf tea and stir. Once stirred, add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to the mixture and mix thoroughly again.
Rinse your hair and scalp with medium warm water under the shower and then pour the glass of tea and bentonite over your scalp and massage in.
Wash out thoroughly with cool water and towel dry. I prefer to use cool water rather than hot.
Cool water improves circulation whereas hot water will only damage and dry the scalp and strip away essential oils that protect the hair. Towel dry your hair and massage your scalp as you go for an extra boost of circulation.
Guava Leaf Tea
Guava leaf tea has been shown in studies to help improve hair growth, so we’ll use it effectively in this hair wash. Since you will wash away the scalp elixir its a good idea to use every chance to boost hair growth further with guava leaf tea.
Bentonite clay is an extremely powerful product that absorbs toxins brilliantly. I use bentonite clay internally when detoxing, and I also use it after washing my hair. Bentonite clay absorbs toxins and reduces scalp acidity, making the scalp and ideal environment for hair growth.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a powerful antibacterial that will help to keep your scalp clean during the method with the dermaroller. Just a few drops are needed since tea tree oil is very concentrated.
Important! Changing Your Shampoo
It is important to use the right shampoo to nourish the scalp and new follicles.
Typical off-the-shelf shampoos just won’t do. They contain chemicals that will damage the delicate young hair and they will also dry out the scalp and leave a chemical residue.
So you will need to make your own. I recommend you do this anyway instead of using shop bought shampoos, but during the Scalp Solution this is even more important.
There are many different homemade shampoo recipes I recommend, depending no your hair type, but this is the recipe that I recommend you use when you wash your hair after the Scalp Solution.
There is no need to wash your hair too often. This is unnatural, and will strip away natural oils from the hair and scalp. Aim to wash your hair with the homemade shampoo around 2 times per week.
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda (not baking powder)
- 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar
- 2 drops of tea tree oil
- 2 drops of magnesium oil
- 1 tablespoon of borage oil
This will make enough shampoo for 1 application so if you want to make more than jus increase the quantity in the same ratio.
If you want to use it immediately, mix all of the ingredients in a glass and then fill up with water to half a pint. Wet your hair and then pour the mixture over your hair and massage in.
Let it sit on your hair and scalp for 2 minutes before washing out with cool water. If you want to make enough for more than 1 application then mix it in a small plastic bottle and add the water when you are ready.
Important! Scalp Exercises
You will want to give your hair every chance of survival by boosting blood flow, which will carry with it the nutrients and oxygen needed by the new hair follicle to grow thick and strong.
You can do this with the scalp exercises and massages. These are very important to do during this period and will significantly boost the success rate of the method.
Scalp exercises, and head massages make this method more effective because they reduce tension in the scalp, they make the skin more supple and open to new growth and increased muscle usage will reduce the concentration of DHT.
They also massively boost the amount of blood circulation to the scalp which is hugely important to deliver maximum nutrition and oxygen to the vulnerable follicles that need every bit of help they can get to survive.
I recommend that when doing the Scalp Solution you also add in at least 10 minutes per day of scalp and head massages/exercises to maximize the effects of the dermaroller and elixir.
When performing the massage on yourself don’t press too hard on the area you have just used the dermaroller on. Find another area of your scalp where you can hold to perform the massages.