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Hello and thanks so much for stopping by. We’re back to one of my favorite subjects; Fasciablasting! I’m doing this post by request, as someone asked on one of my other blasting videos if I would cover the subject. So, I’ve come up with a quick tutorial on how to blast the head so that it encourages hair growth.
Before we get started, please note that hair loss can be a complex thing and there are some types of baldness and hair loss that cannot be helped. I’m by no means an expert on the subject. I’m simply sharing my own journey and the discovery that using the Fasciablaster or Faceblaster on the head helped me to begin a lot of new hair growth after years of watching it dwindle.
Do you feel your hair growth has slowed as you age? Do you see more of your scalp than ever before? Are there even tiny areas where hair has quit growing? Do you have other symptoms that point toward myofascial dysfunction, such as chronic headaches, or TMJD? Then myofascial adhesions could be part of the problem. Myofascial adhesions can grow beneath our scalp, inferring with healthy blood flow and stunt our natural hair growth. At least that’s what happened to me.
My Hair Journey
I didn’t start using the faceblaster and fasciablasters because of hair loss. I was using them to improve my myofascial dysfunction and happened to notice that I was getting in a lot of new hair growth right along my hairline. So, I added some vitamins and a better shampoo and went from the pic on the left to the one on the right in less than a year.
As you can tell, my hair was very dry and brittle. My hair was becoming more sparse and more seemed to go down the drain than I would have left on my head. I’d always had fine hair, but I had plenty of it in my youth. Not anymore. I was curling it to try to smooth it out and make it look full. My eyebrows were also very thin and weak. Even filling them in with eyebrow pencil, they didn’t amount to much. So I made sure I blasted them when I did the rest of my migraine protocol. As my hair got healthier and healthier, I cut off the old yuckiness and I grew my hair out more…
and I kept blasting and added some vitamins and it grew more…
until my MCAS got to the point where I was reacting to everything. Doing my monthly hair dye was putting me in bed for days with terrible symptoms. I had to shave the whole thing off to start fresh. It was either that or pay $300-500 to get it blended by a master dye specialist, and that was just the first appointment!
Those lighter areas aren’t from hair thinning. They’re because the hair is lighter in some spots than other. I have a mix of salt and pepper. It’s easier to tell that when it’s a little grown out.
As you can see, I have plenty of hair, it’s just really short! I haven’t pursued growing it out again because I simply can’t afford the many hair cuts I would need along the way to avoid all the awkward stages. So instead of growing it out and being perpetually unhappy, I’ve decided to keep it short until I’m ready to invest in growing it back out. I don’t really even know if I’ll like it long now that it’s more than 50% grey.
And those weak eyebrows? They can get a bit out of control now!
How I Improved My Hair Growth
In this video, I cover hair loss as well as addressing myofascial adhesions that can cause chronic head pain, too. My guess is they have much the same source; myofascial adhesions that build up over time. As a bonus, if you feel like sticking around, I cover a few more notes about blasting the face, as well. I may be a zebra, but I’m also 47 years old. I’d have a few more fine lines if I didn’t use the faceblaster.
And because my videos always have to go off the rails, I even discuss the hair you’ll be seeing on my face, because I’m no longer self-conscious about it enough to have shaved before I shot the video and didn’t notice until I was almost through. I don’t care if it gets seen or not and refuse to participate in the
silence shame surrounding women’s facial hair growth when it’s a perfectly natural occurrence for the millions of women with reproductive health and hormone issues. I remove my hair, but I’m not ashamed of it.
Don’t have a FaceBlaster? They have them on Amazon: FaceBlaster™ – Reduce Appearance of Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Crow’s Feet, and Headaches by Massaging On Face, Neck, Head, Hands, and Feet
Other Ways to Encourage Hair Growth
One of the things I mention in the video is that in addition to using the faceblaster to encourage hair growth, you should also use a shampoo with a lot of ceramides in them. Ceramides are fatty acids essential to good skin and hair. If you suffer from dietary deficiencies like I do, you’re likely short on these nutrients. Buying a ceramide rich shampoo can help. There are a lot of affordable options out there to choose from. I use L’Oreal’s Elvive Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner. When I was still dyeing my hair, I also used their Damage-Erasing Balm.
You may also benefit from a hair, skin and nail vitamin. There are many affordable options out there, but be sure you’re using the right one for you. If you have the MTHFR mutation, for example, you need to make sure you’re getting most of these vitamins in methylated form. It’s a complicated subject and one I’m not prepared to get into at the moment, but you can learn more here.
Even if you don’t have the mutation, but have a condition that prevents the proper uptake of nutrients, methylated vitamins could also be a good choice, since they are easier to absorb. Here are some products I have used or use now. The first is a non-methylated multivitamin that I took a few years ago. I now need methylated, or easier to absorb vitamins, but it’s not clear if I’m doing better on these because I have the mutation or just because of the gastroparesis, but these vitamins are a necessary part of hair, skin and nail growth.
- Vitafusion Gorgeous Hair, Skin & Nails Multivitamin
- Doctor’s Best Fully Active B Complex, 30 Veggie Caps
- MethylPro L-Methylfolate 7.5 Milligrams – 7500 Micrograms Professional Strength
- Fireball Vitamin D3 Cream 10,000 IU 3 Ounces
Of course there’s so much more you can do with the FaceBlaster and full-sized FasciaBlasters beyond helping to restore the hair growth of your youth and diminishing headaches. These powerful tools can fight chronic muscle and joint pain, restore proper posture, improve the symptoms of POTS and so much more. To find out more, take a look at the posts below:
- Fascia Treatments for EDS and Fibromyalgia
- Fasciablaster’s Little Sister: The Faceblaster
- Fasciablaster Buying Guide