Miconazole Nitrate (MN) Challenge (May 1 - July 31, 2012)

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  1. jprayze

    jprayze Well-Known Member

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    The Miconazole Nitrate thread started in 2002 and is still going strong and is filled with a lot of experience stories throughout the years.
    http://www.longhaircareforum.com/showthread.php?t=1209

    I recently started (March 20) using it when I felt like I was at growth standstill and I think it is really helping me to move past SL and closer to APL.
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    Thank this OP to be added to this challenge and answer the following:
    • What is your current length?
    • How long have you used in MN?
    • How will you use your MN (directly/mixed)?
    • What frequency will you apply it?
    • Any other growth aids that you are using?
    • Anything else you care to add:
    ***Must include a starting pic.

    Challengers:
    @lindsaywhat
    @sheanu
    @TalkTru
    @mEmYSELFaNDj
    @shortdub78
    @braidqueen
    @sajjy
    @serenity34
    @DaughterOfZion1
    @Course24
    @jprayze
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    Check-in Dates:
    June 1st
    July 1st
    July 31st (Final)
     
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    My current length is almooostttt APL
    Ive been using MN since Feb 27, 2012. i think it contributed to my 3 inches in 2 months growth spurt.
    Right now im using it mixed with a whip shea mix, sulfur, and rosemary oil. I think i will start using it straight and alternate between the mix and straight.
    i will apply it every single day
    I also use sulfur and JBCO.
    I love growwth aids! thanks jprayze for starting this challenge! i cant wait to see some more results. My starting pic is in my siggy. Im on #4 of the shirt.
    i hope to be on #6 by july 1 (my next relaxer, and 3 inches total.)
     
  3. sheanu

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    I'm in! I was wondering when you'd get back to that thread so you could start this lol
     
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    I'll join

    What is your current length? - pls see signature pictures
    How long have you used in MN? Will start using by this weekend - need to buy it
    How will you use your MN (directly/mixed)? Mixed with mega tek
    What frequency will you apply it? up to 3x per week
    Any other growth aids that you are using? Biotin/ multi vit/ msm
    Anything else you care to add: hope I get an extra 2 or 3 inches by the end of this challenge:yep:
     
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    What is your current length? WL But im just going to be using it on my edges, My edges are pitiful right now very due to falling out from post partum shedding, my edges are hella sparse these days and the length is maybe an 1/2" long
    How long have you used in MN? I will be starting when the challenge starts
    How will you use your MN (directly/mixed)? I think I will mix it will jbco and some left over MT I have
    What frequency will you apply it? Daily or ever other day
    Any other growth aids that you are using? NO
    Anything else you care to add: I have used it in the past and it worked well so I'm hoping it will do the same this time.
     
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    What is your current length? almost APL
    How long have you used in MN? just started
    How will you use your MN (directly/mixed)? with Kid's Organic Triple Growth mixed in an applicator bottle
    What frequency will you apply it? 3-4 times a week.
    Any other growth aids that you are using? none
    Anything else you care to add: i wanna try to make sure that i don't cause dryness, so i will be drinking plenty of water and moisturizing with Hawaiian Silky and my leave-in conditioner.
    ***Must include a starting pic.
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    you said it's worked for you in the past, what kind of results did you see?
     
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    Ok I'm in!
    What is your current length? NL
    How long have you used in MN? Just started 2 weeks ago.
    How will you use your MN (directly/mixed)? Mixed one tube with half a jar of African pride grease.
    What frequency will you apply it? 3 times a week
    Any other growth aids that you are using? ic deep penetrating daily moisturizer and I seal with organic coconut oil.
    Anything else you care to add:
    I self bleached my hair last October and leaving all of what I bleached in the sink. EVERY STRAND! Leaving my entire crown bald(from hairline to center) so I have no choice but to keep it braided or I'd have to shave my head cause it can't style. The pic that's shown is how the mixture looks after I've applied it and it dries clear. I started 2 weeks the same day I got my braids redone. Hope to be regrown by end of year.
     
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    YYAAAYYY!!! thanx jprayze for starting this challenge!
    What is your current length?
    ]An inch or two from APL
    How long have you used in MN?
    Just Started I'd say 3 monthes
    How will you use your MN (directly/mixed)?
    I just mix with water only
    What frequency will you apply it?
    After reading your experience twice a day for the last two weeks. Before I think i did it once a day.
    Any other growth aids that you are using?
    Yes, Mega-tek and Sulphur
     
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    yeah my first challenge(newbie)
    •What is your current length? see pictue i guess almost armpit length
    •How long have you used in MN? Will start tomorrow
    •How will you use your MN (directly/mixed)? mixed with oils, olive oil,coconut oil jojoba oil and some essential oils
    •What frequency willyou apply it?every 3-4 x a week
    •Any other growth aids that you are using? Nioxin recharge vitamins, prenatal vitamins
     

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    I'm almost at APL!!!

    I will be using it directly on my scalp 2 x a day.

    I have some MT that I will be using a couple times a week.

    I have been using MN for about 4 days thus far.

    Hey Ladies, I purchased my MN in bulk. I bought 6 packs for only 9 bucks off Amazon (shipping is 6 which is annoyyinngggg). I know some ladies are actually buying the Monistat brand which can be expensive so Im hoping this helps. I ordered 2, 6 packs of this.

    Miconazole Nitrate 2 % Antifungal Cream - 1 Oz (Pack of 6)
     
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    What is your current length? Armpit Length- see profile pictures or pics below
    How long have you used in MN? Since Jan 2012
    How will you use your MN (directly/mixed)? MN 4% mixed with JBCO & Coconut oil
    What frequency will you apply it? 1-2x per week
    Any other growth aids that you are using? Multi,Biotin/MSM, sulfur 8

    Starting Pics:
     
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  13. jprayze

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    serenity34 Welcome to LHCF! :yawn:
     
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    Course24 I can't see your signature pics?
     
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    What is your current length?
    -Ear-length...

    How long have you used in MN?
    -since last friday (so 3 days since I got it in the evening)

    How will you use your MN (directly/mixed)?
    - Directly (mixed with water to thin it out a bit) and mixed (in my bhringraj-brahmi oil)

    What frequency will you apply it?
    - Directly every morning after a workout and cowash and 3X a week before bed with the oil mix.

    Any other growth aids that you are using?
    -Just the oil and vitamins (if those can be considered growth aids lol)

    Anything else you care to add:
    -Good luck ladies!

    ***Must include a starting pic:

    I took this pic in March. I've had A HUGE struggle with my scalp and the following thread has some more pics: http://www.longhaircareforum.com/showthread.php?t=569133

    I'm going hard for some edges:yep:
     

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    And here's my entry :grin:

    What is your current length? just shy of APL (about 1 inch away)

    How long have you used in MN? I've been using it since March 20th.

    How will you use your MN (directly/mixed)? I'm going to continue to massage it directly on my scalp twice a day. Thinking about making a spray mix that includes MN but I'm not sure yet.

    What frequency will you apply it? 2x/day
    Any other growth aids that you are using?
    I use JBCO when wearing natural type of styles (twistout, wet buns, wash n gos), not while straight.
    Going to try to start taking my vitamins (multi, and 1000 mcg biotin) while doing this challenge to get max growth.

    Anything else you care to add: Hoping that this challenge will get me to APL by the next length check (June 30th).


    My starting pics are the April 25 pic from the opening post and this twistout from last week: http://www.longhaircareforum.com/showpost.php?p=15806105&postcount=3823
     
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    Thanks. I meant to say profile pics. I got them posted now.
     
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    jprayze Well-Known Member

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    Course24 Your ponytail is gorgeous!!!
     
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    jprayze Well-Known Member

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    sheanu I can't wait to see your progress pic!!! This is going to be good!
     
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    Ladies feel free to check in anytime and tell when and how you used your MN!
     
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    will do! :yep:
     
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    Thanks. I plan to have a full rear hair length photo taken this week when my SO learns how to use the camera correctly w/o botching-up the shot! He acts like..:whyme:
    I cant seem to get a complete shot doing it by myself. So he's got to do it!
    I will then add it to my profile and prior post.
     
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    About to workout and use it again after I cowash :)
     
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    Good Morning,

    I'm bunning this week, so before I bun, I massage some MN all over my scalp, followed my some apricot oil. JBCO on the ends and a little on the edges. Feeling good ladies!
     
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    i will be using some tonight before bed.
     
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    Of course I'm in!

    Current Length: Somewhere between APL and BSL
    How long have you been using MN? A couple of months. I haven't been keeping exact count. =/
    How will you use your MN? Mixed with Avlon Keracare Dry and Itchy Scalp Glossifier
    What frequency will you apply it? Nightly
    Any other growth aids you are using? I take biotin and MSM pills 1x/daily
    Anything else you care to add: Will add a starting pic as soon as I take one. Getting a relaxer tomorrow so I will take it afterwards.
     
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    Add me please....

    What is your current length?
    Not going off of length because I am only using it on my sparse edges

    How long have you used in MN?
    Since 4/23/12

    How will you use your MN (directly/mixed)?
    Mixed with JBCO and Emu Oil

    What frequency will you apply it?
    At least 3-4x/week; not really sure though cause I like to add it to my temples after a fresh wash or cowash.

    Any other growth aids that you are using?
    Nope too lazy, might jump on some major vits in a min though

    Anything else you care to add:
    Not at the moment....
     

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    What is your current length?
    1 in shy of APL

    How long have you used in MN?
    4 mos

    How will you use your MN (directly/mixed)?
    Mixed with a moisturizer (NTM at the moment)

    What frequency will you apply it?
    2-3x/wk

    Any other growth aids that you are using?
    Multivitamin, biotin, folic acid

    Anything else you care to add:
    Yay for an MN challenge!

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    Whoo-hoo! Bought my MN, will start applying tonight.
     
  30. mEmYSELFaNDj

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    lindsaywhat When I first started my hair journey in the summer of 09 I used it between June and august, and I my hair grow at least 2.5 inches(please note: my hair was also hidden in a weave that whole time though, so MN/MT mixture worked in conjunction with protective styling and I was taking chorella and garlic supplements). And then in April 2010 I had a baby and my edges fell out and I used it again and my edges filled back by the beginning of fall. So its worked great for me two separate occasions. So Im sure it will work for me this time.
     
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