How I started my natural hair growth journey which led to Thicc Organics

I have been losing my hair for months since the start of the COVID19 pandemic. I had multiple doctor visits, an insane amount of tests, and even started on an FDA approved OTC hair growth drug called Rogaine, also known as Minoxidil. Throughout my time using Rogaine, my hair continued to thin out. But as hair loss was a side effect of the drug, I continued using it. All while crying everyday and being so self conscious of balding head. Rogaine seemed to just cause MORE hair loss for me, and it made my scalp feel SO tight, like it was a thin piece of paper about to be torn apart. I knew at that moment that I had to stop this poison. It works for some people. But apparently not for me. How do I know that Rogaine caused my hair loss? I was growing hair where I wasn’t applying Rogaine, and was bald where I was applying it! And when I stopped using it, I didn’t experience any of my new hair falling out, which is a side effect of stopping minoxidil.

Left is when I was using Rogaine, right is after I started natural remedies

left was when I was on Rogaine, right is a few months after stopping Rogaine and using Thicc Hair Oil by Thicc Organics. 


That’s when I went into research mode for a more natural solution. I used clinically proven ingredients that have shown great efficacy in promoting hair growth in double blind studies. Researchers found in this study which compared Rosemary Oil to Minoxidil, the active ingredient in Rogaine, that the natural remedy was just as effective or more effective than the FDA approved OTC drug. In this clinical study they showed that caffeine can help stimulate hair growth. In another study they even boldly state in their title that "Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth Without Toxic Signs"! There was even a randomized double blind trial that showed specific essential oils to be a safe and effective treatment of Alopecia Areata! There are even more articles and research than we have provided here which shows us that natural remedies for hair loss do exist and that they are just as effective or in some cases more effective than current FDA approved OTC options with none of the terrible side effects!

hair growth journey

1 was around the time I started noticing my hair loss. 2 & 3 were taken during the time i was on Rogaine/Minoxidil. As you can see, Rogaine caused a significant amount of hair loss. I would say I lost about 70% of my hair. 4 was taken after I stopped Rogaine and started natural remedies like my oil.

The reason why I’ve decided to make my own natural products at home is due to the sheer amount of products in the market with fragrance and coconut oil. My poor sensitive skin is allergic to them both, coconut oil is especially hard to escape in the natural care world. Jojoba oil on the other hand makes an amazing alternative as it is close to our own sebum in make up which makes it non-comedogenic and great for sensitive skin! I’m so excited to start production and expand the line! I also mix my own bath, body, and face oils! So those will be coming as we expand. But for now I’m focusing on my hair growth oil! I can't wait to help others find a natural alternative solution to hair loss!