There is a new hair trend that is gaining popularity and it is a little unconventional. Women are often losing hair and it becomes a cause for concern when growing older. So what exactly are women putting in their hair to help with hair loss? Monistat. Yes, you read that right. They are using a [email protected] infection cream to stimulate hair growth on the scalp. Definitely unconventional isn’t it?
Monistat, also known as Miconazole Nitrate, is a cream that is used to treat fungal [email protected] infections. It is an anti-fungal so it can also be used on oral thrush in babies, ringworm, athlete’s foot, angular chelitis, and jock itch. It is most commonly used to treat yeast infections and [email protected] itchiness or burning associated with the infections.
So how is it that someone decided that they were going to put this antifungal cream that is meant for infections on their scalp to help with hair loss? How is it even possible that this is a working treatment? A dermatologist from Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Mohsin Mir, weighed in with a theory. Miconazole Nitrate can, in theory, reduce the number of “hair loss” receptors in the scalp and stimulate growth. Other than those with sensitive skin, it is a safe treatment.
Women use many different things to help stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss such as iron and zinc supplements, adding more protein to their diet, and even saw palmetto supplements. Sometimes it can be hard to find a natural remedy that works and many do not want to spend the money on a medicinal treatment or treatment such as Rogaine.
Would you be willing to try Monistat?