This is not just a catchy title, it''''s something that''''s been proven to be true. In most cases, the hair on your head can indeed grow faster after using over the counter Fungal cream. The key ingredient in these fungal creams used to treat vaginal yeast infections such as thrush or athletes foots, is Miconazole Nitrate (MN). Common brand names are Monistat or Daktarin. An interesting side effect of MN is a boost in hair growth. When I first read about this on a hair forum, I was intrigued by the sheer number of women who were raving about receiving growth of more than an inch within 1-2 weeks after massaging MN active creams into their scalps. After some research, I found that the ingredients used in these creams were also present in creams used to treat infant oral thrush. The only side effect experienced by one in twenty women was mild to severe headaches. This was more prevalent in women who used undiluted 4% MN creams as opposed to women who diluted the cream with water. Most women who used a 2% solution did not report side effects. Hair on average, grows only half an inch per month on a healthy head of hair. For women to achieve 1-2 inches of growth is decidedly above average. Curious to test this interesting theory, I purchased two boxes of Daktarin Vaginal Cream at my local pharmacy. Granted, I felt slight discomfort when asking for two boxes, while the lady at the counters face evidently questioned why I needed two boxes when one should suffice. I was ready to justify my purchase, but unfortunately
did not need to. I decided to start on January 9th with plans to use the cream 1-3 times a week for one month. Ladies on the hair forums alternated between using it once a week to every night. Results between the groups were neglible, so I took the mean, one to three times a week. I measured my head from the mid-front of my hairline, to the longest point of my hair at the back. I measured several times using a normal tape measure, to ensure that my measurements would be accurate.
My hair measured at 20”. Day 1, I applied a small amount of the Daktarin cream onto my finger tips, tipped my head over and massaged it into my scalp. I repeated until my entire scalp was massaged. For the first week, there was no noticeable growth. In the second week, my hair somehow felt longer and thicker. I put this down to the placebo effect. Strangely though, I was struggling to see through my fringe. My fringe was slightly past eyebrow level, suddenly it was brushing against the bridge of my nose. As the weeks until the 9th February dragged on, I continued my normal hair routines, but applied the MN religiously one to three times a week dependent on my mood. I also mixed it with Castor Oil in the middle of my trial period as someone had reported easier application. Barely 3 weeks into my trial, 7 days shy of 9 February, I decided to cheat and measure my hair. At this point it was no longer my imagination, my hair was longer. Upon measuring the same distance, from my hairline to the longest point of my hair at the back, my hair now measured 21”. I re-measured several times again to ensure an accurate result. In 3 weeks my unhealthy, damaged hair ,which normally grows at a snails pace had grown an inch. That is double the average rate.I also normally massage my head with oils, including castor oil, so the growth cannot be attributed to this alone. Based on results of others and more importantly my own trial, I can say that, YES, a vaginal fungal cream can make your hair grow faster.