Hair growth and health is especially important to the avid hair naturalist, including various ways to achieve just that. It is quite surprising what you can find on the internet these days. From using powdered aspirin in shampoo to help reveal healthy-looking hair, to using onion water to increase sulphur levels to promote hair growth. There are new hair growth remedies and hacks being cooked up every day out there. But what’s going around these days is a more radical method that many natural hair enthusiasts have ever imagined. Read on and we will dive deeper into this new hair growth innovation.
What is Monistat and does it grow your hair?
In case you didn't know, Monistat 7 (to be precise) is a vaginal anti-fungal cream. The active ingredient is miconazole nitrate, which addresses fungal infections on the affected area or scalp, including seborrheic dermatitis. It is not an advisable hair loss treatment and should be used exclusively on the scalp to treat fungal infections.
Regardless of evidence being subjective and retrieved from multiple internet sources, there is some truth to what is being presented. There are some shampoos that use the same anti-fungal ingredients to reduce hair loss and scalp inflammation, and Monistat sets out to remedy the same action.
Monistat can work for all hair types, although the majority of its users who are more apt to experience its phenomenal results have natural hair. This is because they tend to wash their hair less often and become more susceptible to potential hair-loss and scalp issues.
Is Monistat safe to use?
Monistat is a great antifungal and is safe to use topically. However, it is more effective on natural, curly hair. It works even better on a clean scalp, to avoid clogging of the pores. When experiencing problems like itching, dandruff, and rashes, this could potentially be the solution to all your problems. However, we strongly recommend that you do a patch test just like with every other product, do not use it on open wounds and on children.
It increases blood flow to the scalp thus promoting hair growth and reduces hormonal hair loss. To avoid any risks involved, you should make an appointment with a dermatologist, to determine the cause of your hair loss and the best way to treat it.
How to use Monistat on your scalp?
The first simple method is to squeeze a little amount of Monistat straight from the tube and apply it directly to the scalp using your fingers.
The second method involves putting Monistat in a little bowl and mixing in a few tablespoons of hair-loving carrier oils such as Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Coconut, Amla, Grapeseed or Almond Oil. Pour the mixture in a pointed tip container. Part your hair down the center and apply the solution while massaging your scalp, working all the way down to the back of the neck. Section off the rest of your hair as you apply the solution to your scalp.
The third method is the easiest and most comprehensive option: our HAIR THERAPY Hair Growth Oil! Its handcrafted proprietary blend boasts Monistat as an essential component, plus all-natural super ingredients that boost hair’s natural growing power!
Although our Monistat-containing formula will work wonders on your thinning hair, see a doctor if your hair loss is too severe and seems to be in clumps, is too frequent or if there is an underlying problem.
Because Monistat is antifungal, it may dry your hair so please make sure you include great moisturizing oils like coconut and olive. Essential oils that are aimed at regrowing and thickening hair are also important to have in your hair arsenal as they help give your hair a needed boost. Some of the best essential oils are tea tree oil, peppermint and rosemary oil.
While we are still on the topic of regrowing hair, keep in mind there is not just one thing you will do to manage a fulfilling hair journey. Implement a healthy diet, work-out, take your vitamins and supplements, sleep in a satin bonnet, include regular scalp massages in your regimen, and most of all be consistent with your routine so you can get the desired results.Finally, remember that results do not happen overnight, and patience is key. Also, genes differ so do not compare yourself to anyone else’s progress and just enjoy the journey. Good luck…you got this!