Recently, there have been a multitude YouTube videos on the benefit of Vicks vapo for black hair. After watching , couple of those videos, which I have to say have been viewed many times, some of them reaching million views, they seem to suggest that Vick’s vapo stimulate hair growth. What in Vicks vaporub stimulate hair growth and is it used to help grow hair.
Vicks vaporub is normally the number one selling brand of children’s cough products. It is medicated and age appropriate for kids from two years old and up. The way it works is that it contains medicated vapors that enter the nose and mouth and help smooth the cough. According to the label of Vicks vaporub, this product contain eucalyptus, camphor, menthol, cedar leaf oil, nutmeg oil, petroleum, thymol and turpentine oil. What among these ingredients stimulates hair growth? To get an answer to this question, we had to consult black doctor.org
On blackdoctor.org ,it is said that the ingredients that stimulate hair growth are eucalyptus oil, camphor and menthol and lavender. These are the ingredients in the product that is responsible for hair growth. Eucalyptus oil stimulate hair follicles and prevents itchy scalp. It also strengthens and improves the elasticity of hair. Camphor in its part , is an essential oil that is cooling, refreshing and improve circulation . Lavender is very effective in hair loss treatments. Menthol clears the pores so that hair can grow easily. That is why menthol is found in most of the shampoo and conditioner.
With all these ingredients and their benefit no wonder Vick’s is becoming the number one hair product used to stimulate growth. And it is actually the trending subject among “ YouTubers that are specialized in hair growth. Some of the videos are claiming that you see the results after sixty days.
So how this magical potion is used. The directions are simple. Mix Vicks vapor rub, castor oil and coconut oil. Then apply the solution to your scalp and hair. This is a pre wash treatment there for, after applying the solution you have leave it on your hair for about 10 to 15 minutes then wash, rinse and condition your hair as you do on your normal routine. This will grow your hair according to all those YouTube videos trending right now on the subject.
However we still have to caution that we haven’t try this method to garantie any results. Also we wouldn’t recommend this for children under 12 because the kids can run the risk of having their eyes irritated. Vicks vaporub also has another ingredients that is problematic :petroleum. I do not know hot this chemical affects your scalp or hair. As a dermatologist based in New York City said “while Vick’s is generally safe, a closer look at the ingredients mentioned several oils that could potentially cause skin irritations or allergies.”