I would love to talk to the woman who took one good look at a tube of yeast infection cream and got the light bulb idea to test it out as a hair growth agent.
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Seriously…Monistat as a hair growth cream is becoming more and more popular, with both women AND men.
I should note that there is no room for me to pass judgment – I’ve tried everything from placenta to whale sperm to help grow my hair.
After having talked with quite a few people who’ve tried it, I’ve concluded that, while this is a very unconventional usage of this product, a LOT of people have had success with it.
What is Monistat?
Miconazole Nitrate, better known as Monistat, is an antifungal agent that is used to treat yeast infections, oral thrush in babies, athlete’s foot, ringworms, jock itch, and angular chelitis. This medication is used to treat vaginal yeast infections, as well as reduce vaginal burning, itching, and discharge that may occur with this condition. It works by stopping the growth of yeast (fungus) that causes the infection.
How is this scientifically possible?
There are several doctors out there who have done the research and the results are in! One in particular, Dr. Mohsin Mir, a medical dermatologist at Baylor College of Medicine, theorized that Miconazole Nitrate might actually reduce the number of “hair loss” receptors in the scalp, which would consequently increase hair growth. Dr. Mir says that the treatment is relatively safe, unless you have a history of sensitive skin. Think of of it as stopping the agents that stop your hair from growing. He said that this specific treatment is relatively safe for both genders, unless you have a very sensitive skin.
How do you apply it?
When using Monistat for hair growth, you can use it straight from the tube. On the other hand, you can…