1. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper, also known as Capsicum Annuum or Capsicum Frutescens, has been linked to a couple of studies and several personal accounts on the internet to hair growth. It is said that the capsaicin in chilli peppers, like cayenne pepper, can improve the circulation of blood flow in the scalp. The typical application would involve heating up a carrier oil, like olive oil, with a couple of tablespoons of cayenne pepper, allowing it to cool and then applying it to the scalp in a massage and/or leaving it on for however one would like, kind of like a hot oil treatment. Although this treatment has been used by many people on the internet who tell of their experiences on forums and on youtube, it is a bit dangerous. Washing the treatment off is tedious, you have to be sure it doesn’t get in your eyes and not to wash it in the shower because it can cause burning sensations on your body, especially your “private area.”.
Yeah… I definitely won’t be trying this one
Monistat Anti-fungal vaginal cream is said to increase hair growth by many testimonies from the online hair community. Its active ingredient, miconazole nitrate, is similar in chemical structure to ketoconazole, which is also anti-fungal. In several scientific studies it has been found that Ketoconazole blocks, dihydrotestosterone, a hormone that plays a major role in male and female pattern baldness. Some of the side-effects of using Monistat on the scalp for hair growth include: headaches, burning and discomfort. Although there are plenty of Monistat testimonies online, vaginal cream hasn’t been clinically tested for hair growth, so I wouldn’t recommend trying it.
The inversion method is done by massaging your scalp with your favorite oil for a minute or two and then positioning your head upside down for 4 minutes. Many claim that you can grow 1 inch of hair in just 7 days. Who wouldn’t want to grow 1 inch of hair in a week! Hair grows .5 inches a month on average; now before you start whipping out your calculator, it’s important to note that you have to wait 3 weeks after every trial, making the average hair growth per month of an inversion user, twice as month as an average person’s hair growth. People who are pregnant, obese, have high/low blood pressure, hernia, heart/circulatory problems, glaucoma, recent stroke, pink eye, detached retina, spinal injury, swollen joints, osteoporosis, unhealed fractures or injuries, should NOT try this method. It’s also important to note that your head should be positioned at a slight angle. Believe it or not, this practice has been around for over 2000 years! The hair growth results are amazing and come from the increased circulation of blood flow. The results could also be attributed to the scalp massage, so just in case you aren’t able to try this method or think it’s too extreme, a regular ol’ scalp massage is fine to try.
I don’t recommend or insist that you try any of these methods, but if you do PLEASE consult a doctor first and do your own research. What are your thoughts on these methods? Would you try any of them? Let us know in the comments section!