Hello Curly Chics! Have you heard of the Monistat Hair Growth craze? Yes, the vaginal cream for people with a fungal infection in that area (I will refer to it as the Pocket Book) but some people have been using it for their hair growth! I have been surfing YouTube and sites on the net researching about this topic.
I have found that people of all ethnic backgrounds are getting results from this concoction of Monistat 7 or 3 cut with either your favorite oils and water. Some may mix it with a hair dressing of their choosing. The active ingredient in the product is Miconazole nitrate.
What is miconazole nitrate and what is it designed for?
Miconazole is an imidazole antifungal agent. It’s anti-fungal properties are used to treat a variety of yeast infections including:
Oral thrush (only certain products)
It also relieves itching, burning, cracking, or scaling of the feet.
How does monistat help with hair growth?
It helps kill fungus that inhibits growth on your head and oxygenates the scalp allowing more blood to flow, which leads to longer hair faster.
How is it used?
Miconazole nitrate is applied directly to the scalp either full strength or diluted with water or oil. Some people apply it directly with their fingers, others use a bottle applicator (a clean hair dye bottle) and mix the MN with water or oil and massage this mixture into their scalp.
Are there any side effects?
Yes! Reported side effects include:
*Burning, stinging, swelling, irritation, itching, redness, pimple-like bumps, tenderness in the area where the miconazole nitrate has been applied
*Ringing in the ears
*Extreme hair shedding once you stop using the treatment, and
A general feeling of discomfort
Should you try it?
I can see how this concoction may be tempting to use. But in my opinion I would say, NO! I hear ladies say all the time, “Well if its safe to go in my pocket book, then its safe to go on my head!”. Sista with all respect please have a seat! Ladies this product hasn’t been approved for use on your scalp. I don’t care how safe it is for my pocket book. The red flag is “NOT APPROVED” so why go there? If you want to grow your hair, there are many other natural methods to go about doing so.
NOTE: If you do decide to use this method, read the usage and dosage instructions carefully. Please know that it doesn’t actually work for everyone!