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Male pattern baldness remedies date as far back as 1550 bc, when the Egyptians suggested a 4-day topical application of fats from a hippopotamus, crocodile, lion, and snake, mixed with onions, alabaster, red lead, and honey.1,2 Across various cultures and time frames, the strong emphasis on hair has surpassed simple aesthetics and has come to signify one’s status, strength, and sexuality.
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