Monovin-A Shampoo for Faster Hair Growth

It is not difficult to understand why hair growth speed shampoo is well known on the internet. Who wouldn’t be impressed with a blend of three simple, cheap, easy-to-find ingredients that promise to grow hair 4-7 cm per month?

(For comparison: the average normal hair growth is 1.25 cm per month.)

Monovin shampoo won legions of ardent fans, who say they have had wonderful results and have many before and after photos checking all the facts about this miracle hair cocktail.

The problem is that when we are talking about hair products, usually what sounds too good to be true is not actually true.

Along with passionate testimonials, there were also doubts and controversies related to one of the components of the bomb shampoo: Monovin A , a product that is not intended to be used on humans (!).

Let’s investigate what is really behind the famous bomb shampoo – and what is just fallacy.

Ingredients of the bomb shampoo grow hair and responses to user opinions

The components to produce the famous bomb shampoo would be:

The ingredients must be combined in a specific ratio and the mixture is used to wash the hair regularly.

Let’s take a look at each of these ingredients, starting with the most controversial of them, Monovin A.

Monovin A

Monovin A is basically a concentrate of vitamin A in an oily base (peanut oil), available in vials containing 20 ml. Not much here, is there?

The controversy starts because the product is for veterinary use .

Monovin is recommended for the treatment of vitamin A deficiency joints in dogs, cats, pigs, horses, and cattle. The problem is that it can cause damage like vision problems, diarrhea, paralysis, seizures, miscarriages, infertility, and skin damage.

Answers to reader opinion questions about the ingredient monovin A (vitamin A concentrate)


Fake. Many of the blogs that recommend the use of Monovin say that it is made to stimulate the growth of the manes of horses or other animals, which is not true.

The brochure mentions ” dull hair ” as one of the symptoms of vitamin A deficiency, but says absolutely nothing about the growth of the mane (either as a symptom or as a promise of the hypovitaminosis effect of the treatment).

The product is applied in animals by deep intramuscular route (it is not applied to the horse’s mane or injected into the skin where hair follicles are produced).


The answer is: a lot of damage . Excess of some vitamins can be as or more harmful than deficiency. This is even more worrisome in the case of fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A, which are stored in the body for a longer time and are not eliminated as quickly as possible.

Some of the symptoms of excess vitamin A poisoning are nausea, weakness, drowsiness, muscle and abdominal pain, blurred vision, fever, anemia, diarrhea, dry mucous membranes, liver problems, and look at the irony, hair loss.

Just as you read it. Too much vitamin A can make your hair fall out . For your hair to recover and grow healthy, you should resort to a repairing treatment and start using a sulfate-free shampoo .


Yes it can, but thank goodness it does not appear to occur at significant levels with monovin shampoo, if not, many people should already have developed worrisome health problems.

Do the math with us: the concentration of vitamin A in Monovin is 10,000,000 IU (international units) per 100 ml. Each Monovin A vial is 20 ml (i.e. 2,000,000 IU). The “bomb” shampoo recipe calls for 1 ml, which gives 100,000 IU.

The daily recommendation for vitamin A is 2,300 IU for women and 3,000 IU for men. The maximum safe dose for humans is 10,000 IU. Just 1 ml Monovin that you are adding to your pump shampoo is ten times that dose.

Of course, the Monovin A is diluted in the shampoo , so you don’t put 1 ml on your head every time you wash your hair. Furthermore, it is unknown whether the time it is in contact with the scalp during washing is long enough to achieve any significant absorption.

But it is also clear that your normal diet provides your body with vitamin A, beyond what you are supposed to be thinking. This is separate from other dietary supplements or retinoid medications (which are made with vitamin A and can also interfere with this condition) that you may be using.

The result of this account is unpredictable . Basically, this is a scenario with no security checks, making your hair and body guinea pigs and taking all the risks of an experiment (which starts at this point until the end of the article).


It can, and it can also be that vitamin A does not even reach the hair follicles.

Laboratories that develop treatments for androgenic alopecia (traditional baldness) work day and night to develop formulations that are capable of transporting drugs to the hair follicles without a significant amount entering the blood (the use of transdermal products, liposomes, microparticles and other methods).

They establish this relationship depending on the type of substance, the excipient used, the exposure time, the skin where the product is applied, and finally, a series of factors. With the use of a homemade mixture we have no idea how much of the vitamin can be absorbed by the body, since it only penetrates the skin and barely reaches the follicles. We are working totally blind.


There are no studies linking the absorption of vitamin A, in the form and the excipient in which it occurs in Monovin, in the scalp of humans.

But let’s consider the following possibilities:

  1. If Monovin works precisely because vitamin A is being absorbed into the body, it would be much more effective and safer to take a vitamin supplement specifically dosed for humans than to use something that is applied to horses, right?
  2. If the vitamin is absorbed only by the hair follicles, it is not possible to know if the levels are ideal, if it will really have the desired effect or if it may cause any collateral damage.
  3. If vitamin A is not being absorbed by the hair follicles, we are spending money just to make the foam that goes down the shower drain more vitaminized.

It may be that the vitamin is entering your body at dangerous levels, that it is the optimal dose, or that it is not working at all. You’re basically testing your luck with a substance that, in excess, can make your hair fall out . The choice is yours (and the risk too).

In addition, there is another important aspect related to vitamin A in the pump shampoo : its conservation and stability. This is the reason why the recipe recommends the second ingredient that we are going to analyze.

Salt-free shampoo

Revered by fans of progressive straightening , salt-free shampoo has become common on drug and grocery store shelves. The argument for using it in the bomb shampoo is that the salt is said to oxidize the vitamin A in Monovin.

Why this concern? Do you know what actually causes vitamin breakdown? This degradation occurs around contact the ox Igeño of air and lu z . That is, the process starts by opening the cap of Monovin A, taking 1 ml and pouring it on top of your shampoo.

Add to this the fact that the monovin shampoo mixture will be stored for some time (since you will not use it all at once), the shampoo has other components that can react with vitamin A and the bottle of many of these shampoos it is transparent , allowing light to enter.

Maybe we are not even making our money go with the foam, which goes down the drain, and is more vitaminized?

Answers to questions from readers’ opinions about the ingredient Salt-free Shampoo


Not necessarily . Salt (sodium chloride, traditionally known as table salt, or other salts) can be used in cosmetics as an antibacterial or exfoliating component, but is often added to shampoos just to ensure it is creamier .


Yes it is . What the salt does, basically, is stimulate the water in your hair, which ends up drying out. If you’ve entered the sea and don’t rinse your hair with fresh water afterwards… you know what we mean.


No . The amount is calculated specifically for the formula of each shampoo: little salt leaves the shampoo very liquid, but the excess salt does the same (put a drop of shampoo in your hand, mix with a pinch of salt and you will see how it becomes! watery!).

If your hair is growing less than it should, it is highly unlikely that the salt in your shampoo has something to do with the problem and even if it were the culprit for dehydration of the hair , its simple removal probably would not cause the hair to remain as smooth and shiny as so many users of the pump shampoo with Monovin A say they have observed.

This is probably a merit of the third component of the formula, which we evaluate below.


Bepanthol dexpanthenol is basically a formulation, a substance that is converted into pantothenic acid ( vitamin B5 ) in our body. For more information: Vitamins Group B: All the SECRETS of the 8 different types

It helps in the healing and hydration of the skin and is traditionally used in the treatment of small wounds, rashes or cracks in the skin and mucous membranes (such as chapped lips and lesions on the nipples caused by breastfeeding).

See this article on How to use Bepanthol and Panthenol to hydrate hair.

At the time when the “bomb” shampoo appeared on the Internet, Bepanthol was in the form of an ointment or liquid, since then, a specific version indicated for hair has been made available: Derma Bepantol Solution, which ” acts as a moisturizer , restoring the shine and natural softness of the hair ”, according to the manufacturer . The liquid can be applied directly to dry or damp hair, and does not need to be rinsed off.

Answers to reader opinion questions about the ingredient Bepanthol





Does the bomb shampoo make hair grow back?

Despite all the arguments so far, there are a multitude of people on the Internet swearing that their hair grew horrors while using the monovin shampoo, including before and after photos showing that the hair was much longer.

But before we face all these “tests” with enthusiasm, we prefer to analyze carefully – and we recommend that you do the same. Some important alerts to study the “before and after” that you find on the Internet, in addition to:

Alert # 1: hair growth is all about genetics

The average growth of the hair is 1.25 cm per month , or 15 cm per year , but these values ​​vary according to the state of health, the nutritional status and the genetic tendency of each one. Any ratio around 1 to 2 cm per month of growth is considered normal.

So, before you are surprised that “Maria” grew 2 cm per month, while she uses the bomb shampoo, remember that you do not know how her hair would have grown with anything (unless she measured the same lock of hair a few months before you start using the shampoo), or if your genetics allow the same rate of hair growth.

Alert # 2: Not everyone knows when hair is growing or not

“But” Maria “said her hair was not growing at all before the monovin A shampoo!”

Really? Many people think that hair is not growing when in fact it is breaking! This is easier to understand if you dye your hair: if it is not growing, it would not be necessary to touch up the roots regularly, right?

If the hair is brittle and dry, it can break before long enough to show its growth. Or if you are cutting 3 fingers off the ends every 3 months, you could be removing exactly the amount of hair that grew in this period.

Later, when you start using the mixture with Bepanthol, the hair will be more hydrated and even if you cut it, you will feel it. V oilá : it seems that the hair grew as if by magic.

Alert 3: Not all photos are 100% accurate

“But look at the photo of ‘Maria’ that shows how her hair grew!”

Were the photos taken in the same environment with the same light, the same distance on the same camera with the same lens placed in exactly the same place and angle? Does she wear the same clothes? Did she do any procedures on her hair between one photo and another (straightening, relaxing, straightening, a new cut)? Do you have a tape measure attached to the side of your hair?

It may sound like a “conspiracy theory”, but ask any good photographer how each of these elements can influence our visual impression of things.

Alert 4: Not everyone on the Internet is 100% reliable

A person who gains 5 cm of hair in a month draws a lot of attention, right? Several people will try to find out how he achieved the miracle and will be willing to spend their money on the products they indicate to have the same result. Depending on how you make them, this person can make money from the story.

And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, really, if the case is true.

The problem is that there are unscrupulous people who see no problem in posting a photo from five months ago and saying that it is from the last month, for example. Or make a dishonest montage as we have said.

We are not saying that everyone who speaks highly of the monovin “bomb” shampoo is automatically lying, we simply ask that you have common sense in the face of your strong desire to grow hair faster.

Analyze carefully the sources of all the information you find, read other content produced by the same person, be careful with anyone who uses a speech that is more like a business than an article.

Alert 5: Other factors can also interfere with hair growth

“I know that ‘Maria’s hair grew even longer than usual, really.”

Has anything changed in your life while using the miracle shampoo? Food, medicine, health, stress ? Was she trying any other product at the same time? Did you have a hair growth problem before and now that it is healed the hair has grown back normally?

You cannot know precisely, perhaps not even “Maria” knows precisely what to say. She may be testing and reporting the results obtained with the best will in the world, but without a scientific method it is very difficult to blindly trust any experience, mainly because of the latest warning we are saying.

Alert # 6: Placebo Effect

Despite the fact that we were talking about someone 100% healthy, 100% reliable, religiously following the advances of the experiment with images coherent in time and without any other change that could deviate the result, there is a very neglected but very powerful factor called the placebo effect .

Placebo is basically a “fake” medicine that generates results because those who use it believe that they are taking a real medicine.

It seems silly, right? It is so “serious” that studies evaluating the efficacy of drugs always include a sample of patients who take a placebo believing that it is the product studied , to ensure that the results are not the same as the remedy and not simply the psychological suggestion of the patients.

If it happens with medications, of course, it can also happen with a “miracle” shampoo, right? Have you ever seen so many positive reports, with many photos and you are so confident in the efficiency of the shampoo that you end up believing that your hair is growing even faster, even if nothing is happening? Or it may even be that the hair actually grows longer, just because you think the bomb shampoo works!

There are even people who say they have “cured” the headaches of others with sugar in water droppers.

“But, I still want to try!”

If despite everything you’ve learned so far, the potential risks to your health, the possibility of spending money for nothing, and the lack of evidence that bomb shampoo can accelerate hair growth, you still want to try, ask us first. in favor, and to you:

Talk to a good dermatologist first.

The dermatologist will be able to repeat everything you already have here, but you are free to experiment with Monovin A horse shampoo . At least you will have the security of having a professional who watches you and is willing to help if there is a problem.

Also, if your hair growth is compromised by other causes , investigating and finding out what’s going on can save you from even more serious problems down the road.

Trust me, we don’t want to be a party pooper. What we want most is for the hair to grow and the fall to stop. But I know how much you like your hair, and that is exactly why I invite you to take care of it with all the caution and seriousness it deserves, see our article on Types of hair and how to take care of each one .

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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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