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

3. Athlete’s Foot Cream

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Like Monistat, Athelte’s Foot cream also has the anti-fungal agent, Miconazole, in its ingredients. One of the side effects listed on the product’s packaging is excessive hair growth.

This warning was probably an open invitation for hair growth fanatics everywhere. Some women claim to have seen two inches of hair growth a month when using the cream regularly.

4. Horse Conditioner – Mega Tek

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Mega Tek is a cell rebuilder for equine animals’ hooves and coats. It can also be used to strengthen your dog’s hair, and it reduces breakage. I don’t know what it is about horse products, but they are very popular amongst the long hair community.


Mega Tek claims to grow animal hair longer and much faster than similar products. Mega Tek’s packaging states that it has “special” proteins in its ingredients that encourage hair growth. Unlike MTG oil, this leave-in treatment is lightweight, and smells like coconut. Fortunately for you, the company makes it clear that the product is safe to use on humans.

5. MSM Cream

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Originally MSM cream and pills were intended to be used by people who have painful issues with their joints. It’s found in plants and animals, but can also be made in a laboratory for medicinal purposes. MSM, also known as Methylsulfonylmethane, can be applied topically, or it can be ingested in tablet or capsule form.

People who were taking the supplement for their joints noticed that their hair seemed to be growing thicker and faster. Apparently, someone decided to experiment with the cream, and applied it to their scalp. Their results were faster growing and thicker hair. Some women even claim that MSM loosened their curl pattern.

This may or may not be a benefit for some. MSM aids in tissue repair, and some doctors state that it is loaded with collagen. These facts alone may be the reason why MSM aids in hair growth. Collagen is what keeps your hair and nails bountiful. If you’re going to experiment with MSM, be sure to drink plenty of water. It’s been known to cause headaches, if you’re low on water intake.

As with any supplement or hair growth product, you should always use caution, and do your research. If you’re unsure about an ingredient in a product, ask your doctor. Long hair should never take precedence over your health.

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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
    Telly Ree

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

    1. Courtnie James
      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
      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
    Modupe Scott

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

  3. Maria Madge Brown
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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