By KiKi of Rockin’ it Napptural
So, basically there have been reports of women using Monistat, Vagistat and Neosporin AF on the scalp to promote hair growth. The funny thing is, a lot of these report claim that women have seen a tremendous increase in hair growth than ever before, but at what cost?
Monistat and Vagistat are used to control skin fungus around the vagina area- or yeast infections. Neosporin AF is more commonly used to treat athletes foot. Using these products on the scalp or hair is an underground treatment women have been using to increase hair growth and thickness.
The FDA has not approved any of these products for use on the head and scalp. Other than the accounts of women who have claimed to have used these products and seen an increase in hair growth, there is no scientific proof that these creams will actually help you achieve and maintain healthy hair growth. The use of Monistat and Vagistat for use on the scalp has been said to have began when women reported seeing rapid hair growth on the vaginal area with and after the use of the anti fungal medicines.
According to people who have used these products, the following good side effects were reported:
Grows hair long and fast
Can be mixed with oils and applied to the scalp
Can be applied daily for optimal results
Reduces shedding and breakage
According to people who have reportedly used these products, the following negative side effects were reported:
There is no scientific evidence to support the safety of using on the scalp
The method could become costly
Reports of feeling as if the scalp was “moving” uncomfortably
There have been reports of moderate headaches to serious migraines, especially when using generic brands
Women who are pregnant or nursing cannot use the products
Rapid hair growth may seem scary and abnormal
I don’t know if this is something I will be trying, in fact I think I’m a bit scared but if something is strong enough to kill bacteria down there, I definitely won’t be putting it up there. There have been no studies to support or discourage these claims and no one has really reported on any long-term side effects of using these products. Quite frankly, I’m just not feeling putting coochie cream on my hair, period.
If you have tried these products on your hair, I’m interested in knowing how it worked out for you? If not, would you ever consider putting vaginal or athlete’s foot cream on your hair?
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Jenell Stewart, formally known as BlakIzBeautyful is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Kinky Curly Coily Me. Jenell has a MS in special education and dedicates her time to educating and uplifting women with kinky, curly, coily hair. She big chopped on March 26, 2010 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.View all Jenell posts.