The average person experiences half an inch of hair growth a month. If you’re interested in increasing your hair growth rate or are combating hair loss, a variety of growth aids are available. One such aid is Miconazole Nitrate (MN). Although there is no scientific evidence that MN in fact speeds hair growth, many people swear that it works. If you want to try this option, you simply need to purchase a few ingredients, create your mixture and start using it.
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Educate yourself about MN and its use as a hair growth aid. The compound was once a prescription drug, but it can now be purchased over the counter. Ask your physician before trying it.
Purchase MN. MN can be found in anti-fungal medications such as Neosporin or certain yeast infection brands in one-ounce packages or higher. However, for hair-growth purposes, products with MN percentages averaging one or two percent are preferable. MN can be found at your nearby pharmacy or supermarket.
Purchase additional ingredients. Buy a natural oil such as extra virgin olive oil, castor oil, grape seed oil or jojoba oil, as well as an essential oil to add fragrance to the mixture. Pick an oil that you prefer such as lavender, rose, orange or lemongrass. Also buy a small bowl with a lid so you can store your mixture.
Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Squeeze the entire tube of MN into a bowl. Add one ounce of your natural oil and ten drops of your chosen essential oil. You can add more drops of the essential oil until you achieve a fragrance saturation that pleases you.
Apply your MN mix to your scalp. Section your hair, lightly apply the MN mixture and massage it into your scalp. Repeat one to two times a week. The MN mixture may make your hair oily, which will weigh it down. Counter this by washing your hair more frequently. Use a moisturizing shampoo or conditioner.
References and ResourcesWomen Hair Growth: Miconazole Nitrate Hair Growth
The Beauty Brains: Can Yeast Infection Creams Boost Hair Growth?
Aj.Wita'Fro: Miconazole Nitrate (MN)--Using Monistat for Natural Hair Growth?
MedicineNet: Miconazole, Monistat; Femizol; Vagistat; M-Zole; Micatin; Lotrimin