Friday, February 19, 2010

Growth Aids

Is it possible for you to boost the growth in your hair? Yes it is. I've been using many growth aids that help with my healthy hair journey and i would like to share them with you!

Mega-Tek is a revolutionary formula and a technological breakthrough. Strengthens without the use of synthetic polymers, oils, or petroleum based products.

Pros: Makes hair 30% stronger with less breakage and fall-outs. Regrowth increased 50%.
Environmentally friendly. NON-TOXIC

Cons: SHEDDING - It's happens, but do not panic. I had major shedding but my hair survived. Garlic can definitely help with the shedding.

Garlic Tabs: Internally: Take 1 -3 tablets per day (that's all you need)

Externally: Make a garlic paste: About 1 Tablespoon of Garlic Powder (not Garlic Salt), mix with Castor Oil, Olive Oil or Jojoba Oil to make a thin paste. Apply this Garlic paste onto your hair and scalp. Cover your head with plastic cap and leave this mixture for a least one hour. YOU DO NOT NEED HEAT, your body heat is good enough. Next, wash your hair with a mild shampoo and then condition your hair. If you rather purchase a shedding treatment, try the Alter Ego Garlic Hair cream conditioner.

Ovation Cell Therapy (OCT)

OVATION Cell Therapy nourishes your hair and scalp with essential amino acids. Their formula dramatically accelerates hair growth, reduces breakage and hair loss. Creates visibly thicker, fuller and longer hair. Accelerate, Rejuvenate, Strengthen.

Cons: This product also causes shedding, so follow the tips for shedding shown above.

Miconazole Nitrate (MN)

Miconazole Nitrate is one kind of a synthetic antifungal. It inhibits the growth of common dermatophytes and is generally suggested for the treatment of certain fungal infections of mucus membranes in the body. The idea behind this treatment is that the anti-fungal works on the scalp to increase hair growth by killing fungus living on the scalp and potentially slowing hair growth or blocking the follicles. (Source:

The most common brand names for MN include Lotrimin AF, Micatin and Monistat. Generic brands are also available with different names.

Some people who choose to use this product will combine their Miconazole Nitrate creams or gels with cayenne pepper, which is a known hair root stimulator. The best cayenne pepper has at least .1% of Capsaicin which can be found in Capzasin HP. I usually mix my MN with Castor Oil as well.

Cons: Some people have complained of headaches while using this problem. I personally haven’t experienced this problem. I guess it's because I mixed mine with Castor Oil and Peppermint Oil.

I’ve tried each of these products and found success. I can’t say which works better because I usually combine these products. I’ve mixed my MT /OCT with Castor Oil and Peppermint Oil or mix my MN/MT with Castor Oil and Peppermint Oil. While using any or all of these products, remember this:

1. Moisture: Keep your hair moisturized. Do what you know is best for moisturizing your hair. Use your favorite DC's (Deep conditioning products/regimes). Just make it easy for YOU.

2. Other Proteins: Stay away from them. MT and OCT are products that are protein heavy and you do not need other proteins. It will dry your hair.

***Please note: I am only stating the facts about these products based on my own trial and error. If you decide to pursue this on your own be sure to first consult with your physician if you are pregnant, nursing, have a history or chronic sinus problems, migraine headaches or chronic yeast overgrowth.