Medical Minute: Monistat 7 Does Not Grow Hair

Consider this more of a public service announcement than a Medical Minute.

Yesterday, while perusing my comments section, I noticed a few of my readers discussing the application of vaginal antifungal cream Monistat 7 to the scalp for the purpose of growing hair.

Monistat 7 is the treatment for yeast (fungal) infections of the vagina. (The #7 stands for 7 day treatment).

Today, after reading an email from a reader, I realized that some of my lurkers took my readers’ advice seriously. So I wanted to let you know that applying antifungal cream to your scalp does not stimulate hair growth.

First of all, the so-called matching ingredients in Rogaine hair regrowth treatments and Monistat 7 antifungal cream are inactive ingredients.

I know that all of you are smart enough to understand what the word inactive means.

Inactive ingredients are defined as “Components which (irrespective of their relative quantity) do not help directly in achieving a product’s performance objectives.”

In other words, the inactive ingredients are simply the base (such as glycerin oil) or the preservatives (such as citric acid or alcohol) that the active ingredient is in.

The active ingredient of Monistat 7 is Miconazole Nitrate (2% antifungal) in both the internal and external creams. The active ingredient in Rogaine is Minoxidil, which stimulates hair regrowth.

So when you read the label of a medication, always look at the active ingredients first.

Inactive ingredients of Monistat 7:

Benzoic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Polysorbate 60, Potassium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Water (Purified), Stearyl Alcohol

Inactive ingredients of Rogaine:

Butane, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Isobutane, Lactic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Propane, Water (Purified), SD Alcohol 40 B, Stearyl Alcohol



 


54 Responses to “Medical Minute: Monistat 7 Does Not Grow Hair”

  1. 1
    renegadesince1985 says:

    Why did I bust out laughing at my desk when I read the title of the post!?!?!

    :rofl:

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    bigtyme says:

    i am not going to lie…i tried this last year (had some hair issues)…**** made my head hurt so bad, i was like “hell naw!”…but then again…the side effects for the correct usage is that it may cause discomfort…

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    Chocolate Diva says:

    :dead: @Sandra lurking through this posts and putting up the topics we discuss :rofl: :rofl:

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    Chocolate Diva says:

    Thanking u ladies better stick to that Whipfinity or Glover’s Mane and call it a damn day.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    bigtyme says:

    i am not going to lie…i tried this last year (had some hair issues)…**** made my head hurt so bad, i was like “hell naw!”…but then again…the side effects for the correct usage is that it may cause discomfort…
    _________________

    Discomfort in the vaginal area. It is not intended to go on your scalp. I’m horrified that you guys were not joking. :no:

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    Hershey says:

    :rofl: Sandra was :typing: her azz off looking for this one!

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    lite coffee says:

    :shocked: What! Never heard of this before. :rofl:

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    renegadesince1985 says:

    I’m still :rofl: imagining someone applying monistat to their head..hahahahaaaa!!!

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    caligirl says:

    Chocolate Diva says:

    @Sandra lurking through this posts and putting up the topics we discuss

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    Hmph…Didn’t I say something about this the other day :shrug:

    My whole church is using it….bout 1000 members. Men and all, let me give them bad news. :welp:

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    caligirl says:

    renegadesince1985 says:

    I’m still imagining someone applying monistat to their head..hahahahaaaa!!!

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    It’s about 10,000 forums on applying monistat with all kinds of oil for hair growth. google it. :coffee:

  13. 13
    Sandra Rose says:

    caligirl says:

    My whole church is using it….bout 1000 members. Men and all
    ______________

    Please say you’re joking? :(

  14. 14
    Daisy says:

    I have read plenty of testimonies on natural hair blogs abt how monistat 7 helped w/hair growth this post is still funny all the same :lol:

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    EB says:

    I heard men sperm cures cancer, clears your skin, and makes your hair grow. I never believed it though :rofl:

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    ohpretty1 says:

    Sad. Lurkers, just …. Take these convos with a grain of salt.

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    caligirl says:

    Hmph, I got my Whipfinity and my Mixed jar of Monistat, Conconut oil, Olive oil and bluemajic ht on my counter :coffee:

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    LadeeA says:

    I can’t…with this post.. lol

  19. 19
    Yall still crazy says:

    :shrug: I told yall not to listen to shatt we say

    Somebody gone mess around and die :shrug: #andthataintmyfaulteither

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    ohpretty1 says:

    :rofl: the visual

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    caligirl says:

    Yes, Sandra I’m joking :rofl: But this lady at church did tell me about and her hair cascades down her back. I told mister about it. His response was…You have enough problems don’t go putting puzzay creme in your head.

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    Anna says:

    Yall still crazy says:

    I told yall not to listen to shatt we say

    Somebody gone mess around and die #andthataintmyfaulteither

    ~~~~~~~~
    Right. Like Alboy almost did w/the Fabuloso. When you only hear/read half a story or recipe don’t expect a miracle. :lol:

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    CFREE says:

    So anyone with Naomi edges is still screwed huh :hahaha:

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    caligirl says:

    Yall still crazy says:

    I told yall not to listen to shatt we say

    Somebody gone mess around and die
    _______________

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:#andthataintmyfaulteither

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    Chocolate Diva says:

    Sandra prolly sits and read our posts at night thanking :wtf: is wrong with these posters.

    People damn near dying on here with Fabuloso and greasing yo scalp with Monistat

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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    Yall still crazy says:

    (authoritative voice) Auntie, stay outta our posts yo :rules:

    #ikidikid
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    Auntie, call Fabuloso and tell them they owe you some money, as much as we advertise them :rofl:

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    Yall still crazy says:

    Auntie, have you tried Whipfinity yet? *licks hand* :D

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    Ms.Fashion says:

    So I was lurking and had to login in to comment….

    First off @Cali, If I would have passed gas at my desk from laughing from your post, I would have politely cuss you out for the embarassment!!!

    :rofl:

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    :rofl:

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    caligirl says:

    Ms.Fashion – The pleasure is all mine, but please keep your poots to yourself. :smile:

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    wow. just wow. take prenatal, vitamin e and biotin.

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    ohpretty1 says:

    IKR @ Brown. I guess taking care of ut, trimming regularly, etc is too much work.

    Once a month Sandra should have Lurker Testimonials so we can see who has screwed themselves after taking some of this advice. :lol:

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    GP says:

    :hahaha: *wonders if I can get a refunding from Tiffany @ Walgreens*

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    RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 - 01/12) says:

    I wonder about many posters on this site. There have been a few posting about letting their husbands or boyfriends phugg em up the azz; and then other posters coming on the next day reporting that they tried it with their men just because some people here were doing it.

    There are also posters who come in just to complain at who they thought looked at them funny or to complain that someone actually said “hello” to them.

    I can see why many people “lurk.” I was ordered to join some phuggin “circle” click on here on my first or second day. I don’t know these people!! Plus, if they name ain’t Sandra Rose, I ain’t especially giving a phugg.

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    caligirl says:

    All jokes aside…If you read the forums. It cleary states don’t use the the regualr monistat, use the non name brand. Jeez

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    RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 - 01/12) says:

    Brownsugar1908 says:

    wow. just wow. take prenatal, vitamin e and biotin.
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    Better yet, go to a PROFESSIONAL called a PHYSICIAN. Ever heard of that one

  37. 37
    caligirl says:

    Unless noted….I would like to think that this blog is for entertainment purposes only :shrug: One should seek medical attention for any mental or physical aliments.

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    RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 - 01/12) says:

    caligirl says:

    Unless noted….I would like to think that this blog is for entertainment purposes only One should seek medical attention for any mental or physical aliments.

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    Some of these people, judging from their comments, view this blog very seriously. They actually believe everything that everyone is saying or doing, and think that they actually have “friends” on this blog. Now, this may be true for a very small minority here, but not so for the vast majority. Anonymous typists are not your friends.

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    AndThenIHitMyDougie says:

    Many claim it does work. Folks have been swearing by it in the hair forums for years….but many have stated that one of the side effects until you get used to it are the headaches. Hence why I’ve opted out of “testing” it. Most folks do use te $1 store brands though.

    Google it. Plenty of folks swear by it and will tell u how they apply it and everything. If it works for you, he, why fix it? :shrug:

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    NubianJ says:

    Smh……I can’t believe that lurkers are paying attention to what people say on here. Stevie Wonder can see most of these women ain’t working with a full deck……

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    Sandra Rose says:

    I just recieved an email from someone at the Long Hair Care Forum who went on and on about Miconazole Nitrate growing hair. But of course she didn’t provide any links to any research on the subject. Just ignorant. As greedy as pharmaceutical companies are, if Miconazole Nitrate could really grow hair they would be selling it specially for that purpose. I don’t know of any pharmaceutical companies that would pass up the chance to sell Monistat to those desperate women on LHCF to grow long hair. :lol:

  43. 43
    AndThenIHitMyDougie says:

    @Sandra

    Ummmm… I’m on LHCF…and BHM. I dont fukking with the yeast infection hair grease though. :coffee:

    They also claim prenatal pills and some more stuff helps hair grow with no research. Maybe it does but they just don’t have the research to support it.

    I know it was them forums that convinced me to go to this horse-supply store and try this stuff called “MegaTek” for hair growth (a conditioner/shampoo really made for growing horse tails) and that stuff worked like mmaaagiiiccccc. So they be on point with some of it, I must say.

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    Daisy says:

    MEOW

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    vero says:

    HOW DID I MISS THIS POST :dead: & :ghost:

    and to think that TODAY i was wondering if Sandra does read the day’s post at night. She has to be like :blink: most of the times

    and, Sassy, who would ever have the idea to TRY horse stuff for hair??? :lol:

  46. 46
    3halos says:

    Some people would rather go all the way around the world, up hills and through hell to try ad-hoc folklore instead of researching and taking the intelligent path. Biotin, Prenatal pills, eating/drinking/living healthy, stop using weaves/glue/hot appliances… makes sense… FREAKING MONISTAT? WOW

  47. 47

    Koochee cream on your head to stimulate hair growth???

    :DEAD:

    This is ONLY time I will EVER say this but what’s wrong with a good ole lacefront if you’re that desperate?

  48. 48
    iheart says:

    :dead: at this damn post

  49. 49
    vero says:

    :dead: @Your gravi @Iheart :hug:

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    Anna says:

    49 vero says:

    :dead: @Your gravi @Iheart :hug:
    ~~~~~~~~
    Me too.

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    xamayca que linda says:

    Oh wow! I for one use biotin, folic acid, msm and fennel seed to maintain my strength and shine. and drink lots of water and get trims every 6 weeks

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    prynsexxx says:

    Well since opinions vary on using Monistat for your hair, what about your feet? :shrug:

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    Yall still crazy says:

    Prynn, I say try it :yes: and let us know yo :grill:

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    Vero, here in the US, the horse hair products are sold to the human for their hair. I ain’t lying either! :D

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    kristlelicious1 says:

    I could only imagine this working for a person who had some sort of fungal infection on their scalp…clearing up the infection might allow the hair to regrow? :shrugs:

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