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:
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.
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.