Some of the things I have seen float down my Twitter timeline as suggestions for boosting hair growth are OUTRAGEOUS. So I decided to go on a little hunt and find the hair growth remedies that I felt were the most over-the-top.
Check ‘em below:
ONE. Monistat 7
Monistat 7 is an anti-fungal cream and some believe it helps promote a healthier scalp which would lead to greater hair growth. Some women swear by it, while others can’t get over the idea of having “vagina cream” in their heads. I’ve read a few reports that claim the smell can be a bit much and it makes the hair really oily. I won’t be trying this oen!
TWO. Cayenne pepper/Hot sauce
Cayenne pepper is a stimulant. I sprinkle it on some of my meals because it is great for pepping up your metabolism. However, some have decided to use the stimulating effects of pepper to boost their hair browing power. Some suggest mixing the pepper with castor oil to aid in distribution through the hair. Others just use hot sauce since it is easier to apply a liquid. If you decide to give this a whirl, be careful! The pepper can irritate the scalp and that would be a literally hot mess!
THREE. Whey protein
I use whey protein in my smoothies after a hard workout. I know that our hair is made of protein and that a good protein treatment is necessary from time to time…but I never thought to use whey protein in my hair. I’m not sure how effective this method is, but whey protein users recommend mixing it in with your conditioner.
FOUR. Candle wax
When I first read that candle wax was used for hair growth, I panicked. All I could picture was the horrifying experience of having hardened candle wax stuck in your hair. Turns out people aren’t putting the candle wax directly onto their hair. They let a candle melt in boiling water then strained the water before using it as a rinse. This idea originated from the ole days of witchcraft so there is no real scientific support behind this method.
FIVE. Animal excrement- cow/goat dung, goose droppings
This is just…no. Moving on.
SIX. Prenatal supplements
I can’t say that prenatal supplements will necessarily make your hair grow at superhuman speeds, but it can strengthen your hair.The folic acid and calcium present in these babies promote healthier hair and stronger hair helps with length retention.
SEVEN. Onion/garlic juice
Some folks use garlic and/or onion juice in hopes that their high sulfur content and anti-bacterial effects will stimulate hair growth. This can’t be a pleasant smelling hair growth remedy.
EIGHT. Peanut butter
This seems like it could get a little messy, but it appears that there are people who think the mess is worth taking advantage of the proteins and nourishing oils that can be found in peanut butter. For the mixtress who likes to make her own hair products, this could be an interesting thing to try…unless you have peanut allergies, that is.
Here’s a new way to take it to the head. The protein and malt in beer is said to help coat the hair shaft, giving your mane a nice shine. You would simply use it as a rinse after shampooing your hair. I’ve seen a few sources recommend using flat beer since the fizziness and foam can be a little much. So if you get a little beer in your hair during that kegstand? You can decide whether you’ll let it hang out for a while before washing your hair. Can’t hurt, right?
TEN. Bull semen
No. No. No. There isn’t enough protein content in the world that could make me try this. Nope.
Would you try any of these hair growth remedies? HAVE you tried any of them already? Heard of any crazier ones that I missed? Let me know below!
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