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Miconazole Nitrate (MN) Challenge (September 1 - December 31, 2012)

NaiyaAi

New Member
I'm posting my end-of-year update now. The first one (red shirt) is August 20th, before the start of this challenge. The second one (blue bra) is the Saturday after Thanksgiving, about two weeks ago.

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aliyah7

New Member
Hello All! So glad to finally be in this thread! I've been following/reading this thread for weeks but had not posted because I needed to pay.:grin:
Well, here's my situation......

I started the MN challenge on 11/08. Unfortunately, out of excitement I did not plan very well and have made some mistakes. First off, I'm natural, so I went ahead and got my hair flat ironed on 11/07 for the sole purpose of seeing how long my hair was before I started this challenge. But...I wasn't thinking and let the hair dresser bump my ends. Then, to make matters worse, by the time I got home, I was sweating and my hair had reverted some at the roots. To make a long story short, I have not been able to tell if my hair has been growing. After a week of using the MN mixture I got the idea to thread-wrap a small piece of my hair (Why hadn't I thought of that before?). That thread-wrapped section never seemed to grow the for the rest of the month. Now at almost the 1 1/2 month mark it appears to be about 1/2 inch growth. What!!???? It is an area at the back 'kitchen' area. I was hoping that maybe that particular area grows slower than the other areas.?

I am still using the MN out of faith. LOL.

On the upside....My mother found out what I was doing and decided to use it. Now, her head was about 85% or so bald. Yes. And had been that way for some years. But she started using it and within a week or so, we were able to see small vellus hairs growing in. She has been using it for over a month now and most areas are filling in quite nicely. It is still far from completely being full, but soooooo much fuller than what it was before we started. I am very excited for her. I figure if it's working for her, it's gotta be working for me too.



  • What is your current length? A little past BSL but before Waist L
  • Is this your first time using MN or how long have you used in MN? This is my first time using MN and I have been using it for almost 1 1/2 months.
  • How will you use your MN (directly/mixed)? The first month I mixed (1) 1.59oz tube of MN from Walmart (Equate brand) with (1) 4oz jar of Doo gro Vitilizer. For the past 2 weeks I've been using
    the (1) 1.59oz tube of MN with about 1/4 of a 4oz jar of Doo gro
  • What frequency will you apply it? I started out using it every day. But now, I might skip a day or two a week.
  • Any other growth aids that you are using? No
  • Anything else you care to add? No
  • Don't forget a starting pic! I really don't want to put my before picture with my BUMPED ends.:nono: I feel embarrassed. I'll think about it tho.
I have noticed that my hair seems much thicker, and....different. I don't really like that. I washed my hair and it was like the shampoo didn't get all the product out. It still felt sort of icky. But I'll see what's up when I get it flat ironed again after the 2 month mark.


Thanks jprayz for this thread. I would love to join the 2013 challenge, but with better planning.:yep:

Oh, I was thinking about posting my before pic, not sure (embarrassed by it), but I not a forum person and was wondering how to put pics on here. Some help pls?

Thanks so much all.
 
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aliyah7

New Member
jprayze- When are you starting the 2013 new challenge. I wanna be ready when I join.

What's the longest you all have gone using the MN without taking a break?
 

NaturalfienD

Well-Known Member
Checking In:

I haven't been posting here often, partly because I've been doing my same routine and because I'm taking my mini braids out and unable to cowash as often as I would like. (I typically cowash the following morning after using MN the night before.) I have only used MN once this week and after next week, I will be on hiatus. But, I will post pix next week showing my growth (girl boom, cannot wait!!!) And, I will be joining the 2013 challenge too.


I hope you all are doing well and enjoy the holiday season!!
 

strawbewie

Active Member
I was not officially part of this challenge but I started using MN regularly August/ September 2012. My mix is with mega-tek, castor oil and vitika oil. I applied it almost every other day.
Left side pics were taken May/June no MN and the right side 12/20/12 using MN often


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jprayze

Well-Known Member
I was not officially part of this challenge but I started using MN regularly August/ September 2012. My mix is with mega-tek, castor oil and vitika oil. I applied it almost every other day.
Left side pics were taken May/June no MN and the right side 12/20/12 using MN often

That's good progress! Thanks for sharing!!!
 

jprayze

Well-Known Member
My final check in! I'm so happy that by coincidence, I was wearing the same shirt and I'm covering those ruffles up now :)

My hair seems to be growing a little uneven or just started uneven but I will even it out wheni get to BSL.

Left pic beginning of challenge 9/4/12
Right pic 12/23/12

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ESmackum

Active Member
My final check in! I'm so happy that by coincidence, I was wearing the same shirt and I'm covering those ruffles up now :)

My hair seems to be growing a little uneven or just started uneven but I will even it out wheni get to BSL.

Left pic beginning of challenge 9/4/12
Right pic 12/23/12

Wow. Look at your results! Congrats girly. See, now that's why I joined the 2013 challenge.
 

pinkness27

Well-Known Member
My MN spray spilled (I guess I didn't screw the top on well) and got everywhere so sad bc it was a full bottle.

I haven't posted as much in this thread like last challenge bc whenever I massaged my hairline it became sore. I think I was massaging too hard and so I am taking a little break from MN. I will prob join the 2013 challenge though.
 

aliyah7

New Member
My final check in! I'm so happy that by coincidence, I was wearing the same shirt and I'm covering those ruffles up now :)

My hair seems to be growing a little uneven or just started uneven but I will even it out wheni get to BSL.

Left pic beginning of challenge 9/4/12
Right pic 12/23/12

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Wow, that's awesome growth JPrayze! Now, I see why you wouldn't want to stop.
When I took my before pics I accidentally let the lady bump my ends, so I can't accurately tell the length of my hair. Do you think it's possible to have areas of your head that grow slower than others? I ask because I thread-wrapped a piece of my hair in the back of my head; it's been about a month and a half on the MN and I only have like 1/2 growth there. I was like WHAT??!! I should have tried a top section of hair.:sad:
 

jprayze

Well-Known Member
Wow, that's awesome growth JPrayze! Now, I see why you wouldn't want to stop.
When I took my before pics I accidentally let the lady bump my ends, so I can't accurately tell the length of my hair. Do you think it's possible to have areas of your head that grow slower than others? I ask because I thread-wrapped a piece of my hair in the back of my head; it's been about a month and a half on the MN and I only have like 1/2 growth there. I was like WHAT??!! I should have tried a top section of hair.:sad:

Thanks!

I do think that it's possible to have different growth rates in different areas...I'm going to look into it further...
 

jprayze

Well-Known Member
[USER=371021 said:
aliyah7[/USER];17556847]Wow, that's awesome growth JPrayze! Now, I see why you wouldn't want to stop.
When I took my before pics I accidentally let the lady bump my ends, so I can't accurately tell the length of my hair. Do you think it's possible to have areas of your head that grow slower than others? I ask because I thread-wrapped a piece of my hair in the back of my head; it's been about a month and a half on the MN and I only have like 1/2 growth there. I was like WHAT??!! I should have tried a top section of hair.:sad:

Do you know your normal growth rate? Do you have different textures in the different areas of your hair?
 

destinyseeker

Well-Known Member
Final check In :)

Starting Pic - Sept. 2012

Ending Pics - Dec. 27, 2012
 

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destinyseeker

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My HHJ started in Feb. 2012 and this challenge has really helped keep me on track... Thank you everyone for the inspiration! :)

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aliyah7

New Member
Do you know your normal growth rate? Do you have different textures in the different areas of your hair?

Believe it or not, I don't. I have the slightest clue as to how much my hair grows from month to month. I haven't noticed any different textures, but the middle and front part of my hair is longer than the back.

As you all may be able to tell, I am fairly new to hair stuff. For most of my life, I never had a hair regimen or anything like that; just did what I had to do to get my hair out the way and presentable. Just started learning about hair care and such things over the past few years; but did not implement them for long because of laziness.:sad:
 

jprayze

Well-Known Member
Believe it or not, I don't. I have the slightest clue as to how much my hair grows from month to month. I haven't noticed any different textures, but the middle and front part of my hair is longer than the back.

As you all may be able to tell, I am fairly new to hair stuff. For most of my life, I never had a hair regimen or anything like that; just did what I had to do to get my hair out the way and presentable. Just started learning about hair care and such things over the past few years; but did not implement them for long because of laziness.:sad:

That's ok. That's what you are here for! I was just wondering if you are a slow grower naturally. How do you apply your MN?
 

strawbewie

Active Member
Here is my end of the year update. Also posted in the APL challenge. I was mainly applying MN to my edges. Even though I tried to apply to my whole scalp for a month and a half, I didn't keep it up..maybe I could have had more growth..

I have not applied to my edges and my edges need help:( how was the MN growth on your edges?
 

NaturalfienD

Well-Known Member
Checking In:

Here are my final pictures ... I think that I joined this challenge over the summer, so I will show you all my June and December pix only. I look forward to joining the 2013 challenge in a few weeks to see what else my hair can do.

HHG Ladies!!

Here is the side, June 2012:

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Here is the side, December 2012:

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Here is the back, June 2012:

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Here is the back, December 2012:

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ManiiSweetheart

New Member
Here is my MN usage timeline. Started May 20th right at APL and ended 2012 grazing BSL ! I will continue MN usage until I feel the need not to.

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