Last year I was transitioning my hair from a relaxer to my natural texture when I noticed that the a patch of hair near the nape of my neck was broken off. I assume wearing my hair in a ponytail or bun had led the hair to break off. I really wanted to speed up the hair growth in that area and the only product that I knew would help was one by Dr. Miracle’s.
A few days later I went shopping at Target and picked up a 4oz bottle of Dr. Miracle’s Stimulating Moisturizing Gro Oil for $7.99. Though I used the product while I was transitioning I wound up doing a big chop a couple of weeks later, and cut off most of my hair, so I don’t know how effective the Gro Oil was for helping to speed up my hair growth.
But now that I’m natural I decided to continue to use the Dr. Miracle’s Stimulating Oil. Even though Dr. Miracle’s doesn’t make any claims that this oil will speed up hair growth, it does assert, that the oil will help to strengthen the hair and scalp by penetrating the scalp while also healing dryness, flaking, and itching. It also states that this product will moisturize, condition and add shine to hair.
The Gro Oil contains mineral oil, salicylic acid, lavender, avocado, clove leaf, castor, jojoba, sesame, and wheat germ oils, as well as menthol and a few chemicals. The oil is peach colored and smells like cloves. Even though it contains so many different kind of oils it’s actually rather light and it doesn’t weigh my natural hair down at all. Even when my hair was relaxed the oil wasn’t heavy and felt light on my scalp and hair.
The Dr. Miracle’s Stimulating Moisturizing Gro Oil does help to moisturize my scalp but because it’s so light it doesn’t really do much to moisturize my hair. It probably moisturizes best when it’s used as a hot oil treatment, but I’ve never used it that way.
My favorite use for the Gro Oil is as a scalp treatment right after I’ve conditioned my hair. As soon as I put the oil on my wet scalp this wonderful tingling sensation begins. It feels so good, almost as if someone was massaging it.
The tingling sensation feels great if you have dandruff. The Dr. Miracle’s Oil cools your scalp and relaxes it. If I’ve had dandruff issues I always notice that the Gro Oil, gives my scalp some relief from the itching for a few days.
Another issue that I have with my scalp is that every month or so as my hair grows longer I notice that my scalp becomes really tight and clenched because my hair is so tightly wound. I used to get relief from relaxing my hair every six wks because my scalp would relax as well. But now that my hair is natural the tingling sensation of the Dr. Miracle’s Stimulating Moisturizing Gro Oil does help to loosen up my scalp a bit and it relieves the tension and achiness that I normally feel around my temples and head, so I’m quite thankful that I have it.
Even though I’m not a big fan of the clove fragrance, or the fact that the people behind the Dr. Miracle’s brand decided to name this product ‘Gro Oil’ rather than Grow Oil, I must say that I really love this product. I think it’s great for maintaining a healthy scalp which is essential for having strong and healthy hair. The tingling sensation just feels great and is worth the $8 alone.
I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend it.