Category Archives: Hair

Way to remove hair residue?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Do you have a recommendation for removing hair residue? A: For especially shiny hair, you must get off the residue left from shampoo and other hair products. Here is the recipe for removing residue from your hair: Juice from 1/2 lemon 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1-cup water 1. Combine all…

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How to get healthy, shiny hair?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, How can I have lustrous, shiny hair? A: What you put in your body is reflected by the condition of your hair. Medications, smoking, alcohol, poor nutrition, and lack of sleep may result in weak, dry, and brittle hair. Here are a few guidelines to follow for healthy and shiny hair:…

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Where to find herb arborvita?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Where can I find the herb arborvita, mentioned in your book Secrets of Longevity as being useful with hair loss? A: The herbs mentioned are from the Chinese arborvitae family and their seeds. The botanical name is Platycladus orientalis and the pharmaceutical name is Cacumen Platycladi and Semen Platycladi. Other herbs…

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How to find the arborvita herb to help hair loss?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, In your book Secrets of Longevity, on page 208 (“Longevity for your hair”), you mention the Chinese herb “arborvita” to apply to your hair. I have searched the web attempting to track down this herb, but cannot find it. Is there another name for this herb and where can I find…

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Reverse the process of graying hair?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Is there anything that you are aware of that can slow down or reverse the process of graying hair? A: There are several Chinese herbs that have been used for premature graying. These include Jiao Gu Lan (Rz Gynostemmatis) and He Show Wu (Radix Polygoni Multiflori). Please consult an herbalist to…

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