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Old 08-11-2007, 06:32 PM   #41
 
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I'm thinking about (just thinking at this point) using monistat 2% cream on my scalp as a hair growth aid. Other than that -- sulfur-infused oil, honey, acv, coconut milk, aloe vera (not all together).
What's in the monostat that is supposed to be good for hair growth? And where did you learn about this --well, I guess on NC, but from whom?

Yesterday I thought KY jelly was as far as we could take this, but I guess I was wrong!
No, my vajayjay hasn't been transplanted to the top of my head I've been reading threads on other hair boards. As far as I can see the topic dates back 4 years. This product was on 2 black hair forums and it intrigued me, the anti-fungal aspect. I then googled it. The thinking was any OTC product with miconazole nitrate 2% . I'm trying it in pubic area topically to see what happens. It's the 7-day one, so I'll use it for a week.
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Old 08-11-2007, 06:36 PM   #42
 
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I mixed some coffee and vanilla extract with my conditioner once when I was a teenager. I think I got the idea from a teen magazine and was aiming to darken my hair. Can't remember if it worked or not, I think if it had worked...then I would remember that it did, so I'm guessing it didn't.
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I mixed some coffee and vanilla extract with my conditioner once when I was a teenager. I think I got the idea from a teen magazine and was aiming to darken my hair. Can't remember if it worked or not, I think if it had worked...then I would remember that it did, so I'm guessing it didn't.
I've used a coffee rinse, it does work, but you have to keep using it, it's a very gradual color change. Very handy if you need to darken a bad dye job.
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I've used a coffee rinse, it does work, but you have to keep using it, it's a very gradual color change. Very handy if you need to darken a bad dye job.
Ah, that makes sense.
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The thinking was any OTC product with miconazole nitrate 2% . I'm trying it in pubic area topically to see what happens. It's the 7-day one, so I'll use it for a week.
Huh--very interesting. Please let us know if you see results. I wonder why an antifungal would increase hair growth. I think that miconazole nitrate is also in neosporin ointment or something similar, so I imagine it's safe enough to apply. Have you heard of any safety concerns with using the monostat? Not sure I'd want to apply monostat to my scalp, but I've had very slow regrowth with some over-plucked eyebrows, and I'd feel fine about putting neosporin on my brow area.
Gosh, I'm learning a lot of curious things on this forum!
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Have you heard of any safety concerns with using the monostat?
Don't use if you're on blood thinners, if you are pregnant (unless directed by a doctor). Don't get in eyes or eat
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Half a tub of Vaseline.

Removing that mess required dish soap.
same with me
except it took 2 weeks to get it out
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No, my vajayjay hasn't been transplanted to the top of my head I've been reading threads on other hair boards. As far as I can see the topic dates back 4 years. This product was on 2 black hair forums and it intrigued me, the anti-fungal aspect. I then googled it. The thinking was any OTC product with miconazole nitrate 2% . I'm trying it in pubic area topically to see what happens. It's the 7-day one, so I'll use it for a week.
That's really interesting. I'm very intrigued and wish to know the results of your experiment. Nizoral, a dandruff shampoo, contains ketoconazole, a similar anti-fungal ingredient. Do you think it would promote hair growth too, or do you think Nizoral's ketoconazole concentration is too low? I've used Nizoral for dandruff before, and it's a little drying (can't use it more than twice a week) so maybe it's not a good idea for the CGers.
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ketoconazole, a similar anti-fungal ingredient. Do you think it would promote hair growth too, or do you think Nizoral's ketoconazole concentration is too low?
Don't know, but it's' worth a google.
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Ketoconazole is being used as an additional hair loss treatment, and it has shown to have positive effects on androgenetic alopecia, mainly due to its anti-androgenic effects.


Ketoconazole does have a drying effect though, thats why its not good to use it more than about every third day. It promotes Hair growth though

How would you be able to use Ketoconazole with all your other treatments. And if you are seriously looking into hair regrowth I would reccomend you Revita shampoo. Here are the ingredients.

Apple Polyphenol (procyanidin B2 and C1)
Copper Peptides
Spin Traps
Ketoconazole
Rooibus
Caffeine
MSM
Biotin
Emu Oil
Carnitine Tartrate
Amino Acids: Ornitine, Taurine, Cysteine


They all promote hair growth and act on hair dysfunctions on the shaft.
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I have heard people experiencing hair loss because of a fungal infection. Do you think those are the people the monistat works for?
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I've used the normal NC stuff as well. I regularly deep-condition with olive oil/rosemary oil. I have done a DT of olive oil and avocado. It really works, but I don't have a food processor or blender, so two days later I've found fine pieces of avocado in my hair. The worst things I've used have been coconut oil and and shea butter by itself out of the jar. The coconut oil took forever to get out and was really greasy. It also left a white film on my hair. I've never used it since. I get great results with coconut milk, though I only leave it on for 20 mins to an hour. When I left it overnight, my scalp itched.
When I was younger I went though a mineral oil phase. That was horrible on my hair. I also used some coconut oil concoction that was for both body and hair. Needless to say, both left my hair unnaturally shiny (greasy). I was so afraid to touch my hair or lean my head on anything, because I did not want to leave a stain.
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Guinness beer swiped from my BF at the time. If you try it just make sure it is at room temp and not fresh out of the fridge!
What is it supposed to do?
Hmmm, I think at the time I thought the protein (hops?) in it would be good for my hair. I had always heard about people putting beer in their hair for the protein, and I had guinness on hand. I think it did make my hair shiny, but it was hard to work with, it was so runny. I maybe once put it in a glass and soaked my ends in it. Smelly beer smell in the shower also...I've sinced moved on to Ouidad's DT.
Hmmm, interesting... Of course I will never try it since my husband would absolutely kill me if he saw me pouring out beer in the shower.
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I love this thread.. So glad I started it. Its funny & informative..

SBB I was trying to say Monistat was weird for hairgrowth but hey, if it works for you, I may just try it myself.


The craziest thing I put in my hair was honey yesterday (feels the same to me. Maybe I did something wrong).. Koolaid when I was younger..
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In 8th grade I read in a teen magazine to put Cranberry juice in your hair for a red color, didn't work and my hair was hard and icky.
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Hydrogen Peroxide. (I didn't read all of this thread so I don't know if anyone already mentioned this one). Back in the 80's I put it into my bangs and then baked out in the sun to turn them blonde. All it did was turn my normally DARK hair light orange...
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:54 AM   #57
 
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Since joining this board, I don't really think that anything I try in my hair is weird anymore. But when I was in high school I used to always use baby oil in my wet hair. When it dried, it wasn't greasy just shiny and soft. I have always had dry hair so I needed the oil. I also used to use Lubriderm lotion and once when I was at college orientation and forgot my hair supplies I used my friend's massage lotion from the Body Shop to do my hair!
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Udder cream from Trader Joes, and body lotion from my health club when I forgot my hair products.
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Handmade lotion; left my hair really soft, too. Not greasy at all. I'll do it again.

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baby oil, and once when i was little a dog pounced on me and peed in my hair took forever to wash out
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