5 Strange Products Women Are Using To Grow Longer Hair And Why They Work

5 Strange Products Women Are Using To Grow Longer Hair And Why They Work

Let’s admit it; we’ve all tried to grow our hair to lengths we’ve never seen before. Vitamins, hair serums, shampoos, and even some conditioners claim that they will give you long healthy hair in 5 minutes. Obviously, not all of those products live up to their advertisements, or we would all be walking around looking like Pocahontas by now.

The Natural Hair Community is probably the biggest offender of trying to grow long, luxurious hair. For most women, doing the big chop means starting over from scratch, and aiming for the stars.

It also means that you will have to figure out what you’re going to do with your new hair until it grows to your desired length. To some, this isn’t such a big deal, but it may have some big choppers Googling hair growing potions like crazy.

But how far are you willing to go to get the long hair that you so badly desire? Here are five strange things that women are using to achieve long lengths:

1. Shapley’s MTG Oil

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This oil is a bacterial and fungal oil that is regularly used for horses. The oil can also be used to treat dry skin, and other skin conditions on dogs and livestock. However, women have been using MTG oil on their scalp to grow their hair. You heard correctly; a product that is only intended for animal use is willingly being used by humans.

Shapely’s product description claims that a majority of horse owners  see as much as 3 inches of hair growth on their horses tails and manes per month. This tidbit alone is probably what prompted people to apply the product to their own scalp. Women claim to achieve great hair growth by using this product consistently.

Because the oil has anit-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, it kills off fungus that would otherwise stunt hair growth. Unfortunately, you may not be so interested after the first application. Shapely’s MTG oil has a strong odor, and may leave you smelling like bacon.

 

2. Monistat Cream

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This sounds absolutely crazy, but women are absolutely putting vaginal yeast infection cream on their scalps. The product has been known to slow down hair loss and grow hair longer. Miconazole, which has anti-fungal properties, is the active ingredient in the feminine product.

Miconazole’s chemical structure is very similar to Ketoconazole, an anti-fungal agent, which is known for stopping male and female pattern baldness. Because of this key ingredient, women are seeing less hair breakage, and more hair growing after using the cream over a period of time. Buyer beware, Miconazole has been reported to cause headaches and burning when applied to the scalp.

Originally posted 2014-09-21 15:00:17.

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About Portia Cole


Portia is a wife and mother who enjoys making things and people look pretty! As a graduate of Rowan University, Portia has an insatiable craving for natural hair, beauty, and fashion, but she also enjoys traveling and home decor. If you'd like to know more about her, visit her blog at huneybflyy.com. You can also follow her on Instagram (huneybflyy) and twitter (@huneybflyy).

About Portia Cole


Portia is a wife and mother who enjoys making things and people look pretty! As a graduate of Rowan University, Portia has an insatiable craving for natural hair, beauty, and fashion, but she also enjoys traveling and home decor. If you'd like to know more about her, visit her blog at huneybflyy.com. You can also follow her on Instagram (huneybflyy) and twitter (@huneybflyy).

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Comments

  1. Telly Ree

    This natural hair thing is going too far. We putting anything in our head now.

    1. Courtnie James

      I’ve tried the MegaTek before, I wouldn’t say it helped my hair grow, but i did like the product. It was a good protein.

    2. Marie Fields

      lml mash potatoes and fly swat glue is also good proteins and boosters to stimulate hair growth as well. did you know that Tamara Springle Wellington did you know that hm HM HMMMM!

  2. Modupe Scott

    This is just like ‘steroid-mania’ for hair!!!! Nothing ‘natural’ or ‘normal’ about this!!!

  3. Maria Madge Brown

    Mega Tek is very good and smells like coconut! A product marketed for human use with basically the same formula cots £100s but Mega Tek cost less than £20

  4. Princess Banks

    There are natural ingredients and oils that will do the same thing…just be patient and find out what your hair likes.

  5. Althea Patterson

    Why would you claim to love your natural hair and then use potions for HORSES? Think I’ll leave that one alone. I’m not obsessed with length, I want strong, healthy hair first and foremost.

  6. Mahogany Tolbert

    Smh this is when hair becomes a obsession instead of a preference. Just be patient your hair is going to grow sheesh. It only takes 3 years to get mid back hair with proper hair care. Females need to relax…

  7. Christine

    I wouldn’t use any of the stuff on my hair, but y’all go ahead on though lol!

  8. Gracelyn Williams

    Here are the ingredients in Ovation Cell Rejuvinator and Mega Tek Cell Rejuvinator:

    Ovation($60)
    Deionized Water, Stearalkonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, DM DM Hydantoin, Methlparaben, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Frangrance

    Mega Tek($30)

    Deionized Water, Stearalkonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Hydrolized Keratin, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, DM DM Hydantoin, Methlparaben, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Frangrance.

  9. Shinelle Brutus-Franklin

    The monistat anti fungal cream really does work, but organic apple cider vinegar works the same way as any anti fungal creams would and has less build up

  10. Laney

    I have used Shapley’s MTG (and so far this is the only product that Actually Worked!). After using Monistat and Mega Tek I was very disappointed. I do take MSM pills to increase my anagen phase (the jury’s still out on that one for my hair, but it does help my joints). I have never tried the Athlete’s Foot Cream and your information appears to be false/misleading/incorrect. Note: There is NO warning about a side effect being excessive hair growth:
    Active ingredient
    Clotrimazole 1.0% Antifungal
    Uses
    •cures most athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm, •relieves itching, burning, cracking, scaling, chafing and discomfort which accompany these conditions

    Warnings – For external use only
    Do not use
    •on children under 2 years of age unless directed by a doctor, When using this product avoid contact with the eyes
    Stop use and ask a doctor if
    •irritation occurs
    •there is no improvement within 4 weeks (for athlete’s foot and ringworm) or 2 weeks (for jock itch)

    PLEASE NOTE THIS:
    •this product is not effective on the scalp or nails

    Inactive ingredients
    Aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf juice, carbomer, cetyl alcohol, DMDM hydantoin, glyceryl monostearate, isopropyl alcohol, methylparaben, mineral oil, polysorbate 20, propylparaben, purified water, stearic acid, triethanolamine, trisodium EDTA

    Question or comments? Call 1-866-323-0107
    Product # 3058 Version 13, 3072 Version 13

  11. tmw

    The article made me laugh.. but even funnier is I found myself wondering if the footcream had any side effects, LOL…

  12. Steen How

    Foot cream tho? Let my man come home and see me massaging his foot cream in my hair…-_- *stale face…now I have used MSM vitamins for about a month, because I literally had pain in my shoulders. I did not know it could grow your hair until I was two weeks in. I didn’t see any other growth than my 1/2 inch that I get. This “hair growth craze” is going too far tho

  13. Elena

    I have tried Monistat Cream for a 6 month period, but without succes. It’s time to get over…
    How about Shapley’s Oil? Anyone has tried?

  14. Deondra Davis

    I’ll stick to the natural way! My hair grows naturally the way it’s suppose to and I wouldn’t want to put things on my hair that don’t belong.

  15. Yeah ... No

    I’ll stick with my camille rose naturals and call it a day

  16. amira

    are people really stupid to believe anything.

  17. Marie

    Ok I got the best thing to grow your hair…………scrambled eggs on top of your head with bacon on the thinning edges. LOL!

    But seriously. M-t-g- was originally created by a doctor for humans. Later people started using it on their horses and it’s been marketed that way for a long time. It’s still ok for humans. I know because I use it and it Does Work! At first my hair gets thicker and then it starts growing like crazy. I’m used to the scent. It smells like burnt bacon (I love bacon just not burnt). Right now I’m only using it once a week and then washing it out.

    Also I use Mega-Tek (it smells really nice like coconut). It’s made by the same company that makes OCT (Ovation Cell Therapy). The ingredients are very similar yet they sell the Mega-Tek for less than half the price. I love it. Although it has a lot of protein, it has a lot of moisturizers in it also.

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