Rich or poor, baldness has been a concern for men for centuries. In the seventeenth century wealthy men would boil ivy in water to get the juice and add to honey. They would then “anoint the bald place therewith”.

The poor needed to use what they could get their hands on, and to ‘cure’ their baldness, they rubbed chicken droppings into the scalp.

I do wonder if either of these remedies actually made a difference… Image: