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Shvoong Home>Science>Biology>Hair Growth - Is it possible to grow your hair faster using a Vaginal fungus topical cream ? Summary

Hair Growth - Is it possible to grow your hair faster using a Vaginal fungus topical cream ?

Article Summary   by:UrbanAngelZA     Original Author: Urban Angel ZA
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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.
  1. Answer   Question  :    Thank you for sharing. View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    Can you use MN for long periods of time, or do you have to have intervals? Meaning can it be used consistantly or do you have to break it up? Thanks in advance View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    which percentage of daktarin did you use 2 or 4% View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    Oh this product is cheapest at dollar general or family dollar about 7.50 a box for monistat. Walmart charges about 12 dollars a box hope this helps. (african american female) View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    This product really does work. My hair is past my shoulders now only took three months to grow hair from around my face. All my friends that laughed at me use MN now.(african american female) View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    so can i get the cream at any pharmacy? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    i used morr-f solution,but i noticed that more hair grows in face,should i conitnue to use the morr-f solution or stop View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    do it have for men grow thinnng hair and which is the best to use? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    was this the 2% or 4% View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    I just want to know what happens when you stop using the product? Does all the hair fall out like waht has happened w/some women that used minoxidil or rogaine-type products? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    Your hair will shed some when stopping. But that is only because the normal shedding phase is halted while using MN. So, its really just the hair you would have shed if you were not using MN. To combat this use protein and moisturizing deep conditioners regularly, alternating between the two. Thursday, January 12, 2012
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  1. 8. mimi

    maconazole nitrate

    @spagirly i think you would find that the ringworm is what ate through your sons hair.not the miconazole nitrate.please stop giving false info on this product.of all the people that use it inclusing me,none have ever lost hair.they have experienced the complete opposite.

    1 Rating Tuesday, June 28, 2011
  2. 7. spagirly

    Miconazole if you like the bald look!!!

    Please do not put this on your scalp! I tried it on my 8 year old son to see if it would treat his ringworm and it did, but the side effect was that it ate through his hair. Left a really bad bald spot with dry scalp. So far he is not selfconcious about it, but people are asking what happened. I'm praying it will grow back.

    2 Rating Tuesday, September 22, 2009
  3. 6. MarkWhite

    Awaiting the results...

    Instead of trying it my self I would better wait for the better times... I am waiting for the outcome of the experiments. <a href="http://www.astrabeds.com">memory foam mattress</a>

    2 Rating Friday, June 19, 2009
  4. 5. yasinta

    Good review

    The treatment sounds worth-trying. Good positive review, this is useful for many people as many face the hair loss problem. <a href="http://www.jihoy.com/classifieds/Employment/5"> job listings</a>

    1 Rating Wednesday, June 17, 2009
  5. 4. Pavane

    Miconazole for Hair Growth

    I too jumped on the bandwagon with mn and have nothing but great things to say about it my hair really is growing using it a few days out the week.

    0 Rating Saturday, October 11, 2008
  6. 3. cj

    mn for hair growth

    Thank you for your review on mn. I know there are alot of negative and silly comments on this topic. I appreciate the effort to measue, report and consider the placebo effect. I started mn on 3-35-08 and I report my progress on healthy textures.com

    0 Rating Wednesday, March 26, 2008
  7. 2. Lynne

    Miconazole for Hair Growth

    It works! I bought the offbrand of Monistat 7 at Wal-Mart. I used the MN three days in a row and two times on one day.In just three days my hair grew over one inch.I couldn't believe it. I have thin curly hair that grows very slowly.Also my hair texture was thicker. Unbelievable.

    0 Rating Tuesday, March 11, 2008
  8. 1. Lynne

    Miconazole for Hair Growth

    It works! I bought the offbrand of Monistat 7 at Wal-Mart. I used the MN three days in a row and two times on one day.In just three days my hair grew over one inch.I couldn't believe it. I have thin curly hair that grows very slowly.Also my hair texture was thicker. Unbelievable.

    1 Rating Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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