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tightnaps31512 03-29-2012 09:33 PM

Monistat for hair growth?
 
Just came across this on YouTube. I am currently rocking a twa:-) I am always open for trying new things on my hair. Just wondering have any of you ladies tried this? If so how do u apply it?does it work?


I have 4a/4b hair...if that matters:afro:

juanab 03-29-2012 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by tightnaps31512 (Post 1920552)
Just came across this on YouTube. I am currently rocking a twa:-) I am always open for trying new things on my hair. Just wondering have any of you ladies tried this? If so how do u apply it?does it work?


I have 4a/4b hair...if that matters:afro:

Please understand there is no miracle hair grow potion, serum, etc. Hair grows on average 1/2 inch per month. Some people more, some people less. The best thing you can do to insure your hair grows period us to make sure it is healthy. Eating properly, exercise, hydrating your body. Hydrating your hair, washing, conditioning and low manipulation. Don't yank or pull it. Tackle the split ends before they go to far. Above all, be patient with your hair.

confusedcurls26 04-13-2012 01:28 PM

- uh ; monistat? vaginal cream ? i think id rather try the good old oil and protective styling before i massage that into my hair :( but hey, thats just my opinion .

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CurlyFireHorse 04-13-2012 08:49 PM

It works. I put it on my head at night before bedtime (just rubbed some in my scalp) then in the morning I would wash my hair and fix as normal. Within a month, I had a lot of new growth.
This was pre CG. I still do it if I start getting those painful little bumps (very rare since going CG). I think it worked because those bumps may be caused by a fungus. HTH

Mwah Lynx 04-13-2012 10:33 PM

Ooh yes this totally works! It gave me over an inch in one month when I used this. Basically, the way I used this is I applied the cream to parted areas of my scalp once a day.
A way this works is by inhibiting the natural fungus that lives on your scalp which in turn creates a better environment for your hair to grow.



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tightnaps31512 04-16-2012 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by CurlyFireHorse (Post 1931862)
It works. I put it on my head at night before bedtime (just rubbed some in my scalp) then in the morning I would wash my hair and fix as normal. Within a month, I had a lot of new growth.
This was pre CG. I still do it if I start getting those painful little bumps (very rare since going CG). I think it worked because those bumps may be caused by a fungus. HTH

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Originally Posted by Mwah Lynx (Post 1931966)
Ooh yes this totally works! It gave me over an inch in one month when I used this. Basically, the way I used this is I applied the cream to parted areas of my scalp once a day.
A way this works is by inhibiting the natural fungus that lives on your scalp which in turn creates a better environment for your hair to grow.



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Do you have to wash it out everyday?
Does it leave a white film when used with normal styling products?

Mwah Lynx 04-20-2012 07:32 PM

No, you don't have to wash it out. I actually leave it in until wash day (once/2 weeks).
As for the white film, just rub it in very well and you won't have it. Avoid getting it on your actual hair as it makes it dull and greasy looking (but I wear wigs so I don't care much personally).
It has no particular scent so it isn't noticeable to others in that sense btw.



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connemara22 05-24-2012 03:51 PM

how do you buy it? do you do it everyday or once a week? I'm interested in this bc the basic idea is pretty fascinating...any other info on it? thank you girls ;)

Mwah Lynx 05-26-2012 11:46 PM

I go to the store and buy it (along with tons of other things in my cart in hopes that by the time I go to check out, the person isn't giving me the side-eye lol!). I get mine from WalMart but my friend goes to the dollar store to get it; I'd imagine any place that has a "hygiene" section would carry it.
Btw, you don't have to buy on brand Monistat, you can get... I forgot what the off brand is called but it has 2% miconazole nitrate in it so the active ingredient is the same.
And for application, I put mine in every other day nowadays. But it doesn't matter too much how often.. The scalp fungus grows very fast so I wouldn't wait a week to apply it. I heard from some people on hair boards that got extreme growth that they put it on 3x/daily but ultimately, it's up to your convenience.
Here a couple of links that can help:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...read.php?t=156

http://www.longhaircareforum.com/showthread.php?t=69638

Googling "monistat for hair growth" can be beneficial as well since you get a plethora of information on it. Have fun!(:


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Mwah Lynx 05-26-2012 11:49 PM

Btw guys, I found that, after consistent use for about two months, your growth rate will return to normal lol. So it's best to stop for either a couple of weeks or an entire month (what I did), after one month of use, just so that you can keep your hair growth boost from it.


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connemara22 05-30-2012 06:50 PM

thank you...I will read the links you sent and check it all out! I am also looking at trying the jamaican dark castor oil bc people have said it helps with hair growth :0

Mwah Lynx 05-30-2012 07:34 PM

You're welcome(: And yeah JBCO has some really good reviews and uses from clearing acne to stopping shedding and increasing growth so that's a good idea. I think I heard somewhere that it's the ash content in it that makes it so effective.
Anyway, good luck though :D


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Dominicanwithcurls 06-10-2012 09:14 PM

Do you mixed the cream with something else?

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connemara22 06-15-2012 09:01 PM

thank you for all your info! I am looking into these options over the next week or so....would like to start with one of them and see where it goes! and then maybe add the other one in and cycle them off and on! if you have any other suggestions--please pm me :) I really do appreciate your advice!

CuteKinks 06-16-2012 11:58 AM

Hey there. I'm not here to tell what one should or should not do with one's hair, I just would like to recommend that you do A LOT of research on this. I've seen this Monistat for hair growth topic before and some that have used it reported not so fun side effects like excruciating headaches. Just putting it out there for you. Again, no judgement just wanting to share what i've read. Good luck to you!

CuteKinks

KinkyRN 06-17-2012 05:16 PM

Castor oil is anti fungal also. JBCO may do the same thing. I would proceed with caution!

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TheCurlyOne 03-02-2013 05:14 AM

Ive read about this on longhaircareforum......is it the monistat "cream" or serum? Does it make a difference? Im just curious because monistat products contain silicone...and I fail to see how silicone could promote growth. Is there an ingredient list?

Angels3 03-31-2013 06:48 PM

From what i've read about it all it is, is an anti fungal cream. It doesn't make your hair grow faster, it removes fungus that impedes on hair growth. Your better off buying vinegar and using it since it does the exact same thing.

Always@night 04-21-2013 05:53 PM

Is anyone up for a monistat hair challenge?
I know not everyone agree's with using it on hair, but I am going to give it a try for two months. Does anyone want to journey with me?

Always@night 04-24-2013 09:29 PM

Welp I'm starting this journey solo, I'd like my hair shoulder length curly. It is collar bone length when straight. I am trying to figure out the schedule in which I will be applying it. I'm thinking once in the morning after my shower daily. Since I hear it stops working after a month or so, I think I will use it religiously 3 weeks, then take off two, and so on. I've taken biotin on and off, but when I took it steadily It did wonders for my hair so i will start steadily again. Also I plan on increasing my daily water intake. (I hate water but i will try to drink 3, 16oz bottles a day.) I'm buying the monistat tomorrow, and Shea Moisture's Thickening Growth Milk (which I will also be using)
If anyone wants to hop on board feel free.


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