UPDATE: Following the discussion you can clearly see in the comments, I do not recommend this product. Definitely not for everyone, and I haven’t used it in awhile myself. Ingredient list is as follows:
Water Deionized (Aqua), Octyldodeceth-20, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Glycerin, Oleth-2, Oleth-10, Menthol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Panthenol, DMDM Hydantoin, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Simethicone, Polysorbate 80, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Zinc Ricinoleate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetyl Lactate, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Extract), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Isopulegol, Menthoxypropanderiol, Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Citronellol, d-Limonene, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Linalool, Caramel, CI 19140, CI 15510, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHA
Let me start with this: I don’t believe in miracles. I believe in hard work.
With that being said, let me introduce the first new product in my arsenal of the beginning of hair regrowth: Dr. Miracle’s Temple & Nape Gro Balm. I started applying this as the directions stated: twice daily for 30 days. As of this writing, I am on day 3. I apply one time in the morning and one time before bedtime.
The reviews for this smelly stuff ranged from “this crap made my scalp AND hair break” to “I saw hair growing in like wildfire within the first week!” I was with a thick-haired friend of mine at the drugstore yesterday when he recommended this–I would’ve never thought to pick it up on my own otherwise. He used it because it didn’t seem to work for his relatively thin-haired mother. So far, so good. No adverse effects on my tough-as-nails scalp. The tingling sensation feels nice and refreshing too, even though it sure takes me an awful long time (ranging from minutes to hours) to “feel it.” The smell of this thing however, is a another story…both positive and negative reviews could agree with that.
The second I opened the little jar of goo, the smell hit me like a walrus attached to an anvil falling from the sky. “I do not want my hair smelling like the depths of a sewer for a month,” I thought. Man, it is nauseating. I employed my reluctant brother to apply it to my nape’s scalp at night while I take care of mornings. Two pairs of eyes are better than one when it comes to monitoring hair growth on the back of my head. “If it smells this bad though,” he began, “it’s gotta work.” I suppose he does have a point there.
I’m pretty optimistic about the results. I will post a comprehensive review in 30 days, the length of time the product suggests. Of course, if anything miraculous (d’ohoho) were to happen between now and then, I will mention it in my updates.
If my hair does begin to grow like wildfire though, I guess it will be my little miracle.