A common refrain from the head-shaving proponents among us sounds something like this:
“But my hair is not my own, it HAS to be shaved off!”
While there may be validity to part of this statement the conclusion is rash and ill-conceived.
Take a look around you.
No one’s making a dent in this disease by engaging in what is ultimately an unsustainable and potentially harmful practice…..a practice that drives this pathogen into deeper, darker, and more dangerous terrain. If Morgellons can alter DNA and effectively hijack your hair, what makes you think it will stop there? Long-time sufferers are well aware that this pathogen ultimately adapts to its’ circumstances, up to and including scalp shaving.
Faux hair, scalp lesions, and biofilm buildup can all be addressed without going bald in the process. So why does the bulk of information surrounding this subject encourage Morgellons victims to shave all their hair off? An almost cult-like fanaticism clouds social media discussions with over-zealous adherents taking personal offense when alternatives to scalp-shaving are suggested. Sadly, many give in to the peer pressure, go bald, and live to regret the decision.
My hair was behaving in stereotypical Medusian fashion, attempting to slither its’ way into my eyes and ears, keeping me up night after tortuous night, and generally making my life a living hell. A regimen of French green clay and essential oils has prevented Medusa from doing her worst, but I’m under no delusions. She will return in full, unbridled regalia if I let my guard down.
I experimented with shaving off portions of sideburns that behaved unnaturally, and that had transformed into something more resembling plastic fiber optic cable than strands of human hair. I discovered the stubble that grew back in its stead was far more attractive to this pathogen than my pre-existing hair — a phenomenon echoed by many disappointed by their head-shaving efforts. Morgellons appears to thrive both on and under skin that’s been compromised by shaving. I also discovered it’s entirely unnecessary to shave the hair in an effort to restore it to a more natural state or to treat the scalp itself.
Since publishing Medusa Revisited, I’ve moved out of a highly contaminated home environment into something more tolerable, and have found I can forgo my clay poultice step entirely, but that jar of French first aid is always at the ready when emergency strikes.
Nowadays, I spray my scalp with an elixir the Morgellons organism simply cannot tolerate:
I add eight drops of NOW Essential Oil of Oregano and a drop or two of fractionated coconut oil to a 2oz spray bottle, shake, then top the bottle off with 70% rubbing alcohol. When I find the scent of oregano overwhelming I add a few drops of essential oil of cedarwood to balance out the nose. This potent mixture is thoroughly sprayed over the entire scalp and sideburns. I apply this spray like I would hair dye by parting out sections of hair to expose the scalp – section by section – then vigorously massage into scalp to ensure follicle penetration. I rotate this mixture with NOW Essential Oil of Thyme and witch hazel (same proportions as above) as a preventative measure to keep this pathogen on its toes, vile as they are.
But first, I slather up locks and scalp with Kirk’s Castile Bar Soap, rinse with hot water, then condition with a non-petroleum based hair-smoothing conditioner and comb through. When rinsed off with water as hot as one can stand, a smoothing conditioner will considerably inhibit the organism’s ability to cling to the hair cuticle, which is the outermost layer of the hair shaft. Clean and treated hair is then confined up and off the shoulders in a bun or hair clip.
I’ve observed health concerns of a far more serious nature echoed from the shaven than those who’ve taken proactive measures to maintain their head of hair. The bald are generally sicker than their haired counterparts, so why would I follow their lead? I’m not going to take advice from those who appear from both their own images and personal testaments to be far worse off than I…. and only getting sicker.
I’m going to keep my hair.