I’ve got a couple of posts from 2006 that I get new comments on regularly. There’s the Titi Branch interview, and the first Miss Jessie’s post — it’s become its own little message board, seriously. Another is titled AKA Snake Oil, and it’s a slam on those magical grow potions we black women continue to spend our hard earned dollars on. Every time I go to Sally’s, I swear I see some new special treatment that promises to reduce breakage and encourage length.

Anyhoo, in that post, I admitted that I hadn’t tried any of these items, but they stunk of BS to me. Lots of them are chock-a-block with unhealthy hair ingredients, and they’ll throw in some kind of tingle-inducing additive to make you think “it’s working.” One of the product lines I dissed outright was Dr. Miracle’s, even though I hadn’t tried it yet. I personally can’t stand their ads — see it here in case you haven’t before.

I. Hate. It. I find the implication that natural or kinky textured hair is ugly or unruly and needs some kind of chemical intervention to be tamed and therefore “saved,” deeply offensive. I was so not considering giving Dr. Miracles a try, just on principle. Then their public relations manager Joelle wrote me the sweetest, most sincere e mail I’ve ever gotten from a company before. I let her know exactly how I felt about their advertising, and she admitted that for every one person who felt like I did, there were 15 who loved and responded to the ads. But she did see my point, and we were able to talk about it. I appreciated her candor.

Dr. Miracle, you owe Joelle a nice raise. She got an obstinate hater like me to consider giving your products a try.

Now allow me to break down my Dr. Miracles experience, so that you can make an informed decision the next time you’re wandering the ethnic hair care aisle, unsure of what to purchase.

I received a package of items that Joelle considered to be ideal for natural hair. Every product except Dr. Miracle’s relaxer is meant for use on every hair texture, just so you know. But not all of the products I was sent suited my particular hair care needs. The ones that didn’t suit my purposes, I passed along to my homegirl Katrina, who had been having trouble with growth issues and thinning edges recently. You might remember her from the Own Your Fro post. That’s my GIRL! Take it away, ‘Tree!

“Before I started using Dr. Miracle products, my hair was shedding and looking really harsh even after cutting it. After 3 months of using the shampoo, Hot Gro Conditioner and Damaged Hair Medicated Treatment I started to notice a difference. My hair started looking a lot healthier and stopped shedding. I didn’t want to give in too easy and say, “it’s working,” but I did start to see a huge difference. A lady that I would see at the toll plaza on my way to work would ask me everyday what I used on my hair because it was looking very pretty. Friends also started asking me what I using and that my hair was looking a lot healthier and it was growing. So anyone having the same bad hair issues that I was having I do recommend those particular products.

I also tried the Temple & Nape Gro Balm. My temples are very thin from braids and pulling my hair back tight with headbands. I never really tried anything for my temples until trying the Dr. Miracle Temple & Nape Gro Balm. The temple is a very sensitve area. When and if it grows back it’s a slow process. I have been using the Temple & Nape Gro for about 2-3 months and I do see a little difference. Not much but there is some progress. I do believe after using this product a little more and trying not to put stress on my temples with a little more time they will fully grow in.

The only thing I don’t like about the products is the smell. It’s a “Big Red” (chewing gum) kind of smell. Guess that could be over looked if it’s doing it’s job.” 🙂

So that’s been her experience. Entirely positive! And as proof, check out a recent photo of her up above. Isn’t she frickin’ adorable? Thanks for helping me out with this review, Tree! Mwah! ‘Preciate it.

I also found some hair luck with some of Dr. Miracle products. As I mentioned in my Tomiko’s Twist photo post, I’ve been using the healing leave in conditioner. It does have a strong scent… the kind that tingles a little bit in your eyes if your hair’s too close to your face, if you know what I mean. Dr. Miracle doesn’t let you know what’s in his products — the back of his labels are a little eyebrow raising to bellas who are wary of mineral oil and petrolatum and any of the other scary cosmetics ingredients. Blame that on scary misuse of quotation marks — which I’ll admit the English teacher buried inside me finds very amusing.

Allow me to explain with a quote from the back of the Dr. Miracle Healing Oil Sheen Spray can.

My Dr. Miracle’s Healing Oil Sheen gives you fabulous shine and is actually “good” for your hair and scalp. “Feel It” Formulas’ tingling sensation supports strong growing hair & healthy scalp.

Indeed. That “good” kinda freaked me out. And also the fact that I have no frickin’ idea what the “feel it formula” is, or the “thermalceutical complex,” a term Dr. Miracle has done gone and trademarked. I tried to deduce by scent. I wouldn’t call it “Big Red,” but there are notes of cinnamon. It took me a while to place it, but I think I got it. Dr. Miracle’s products smell like Carol’s Daughter Khoret Amen to me. And you already know how I feel about that. What is that, bay leaves plus cinnamon plus vetiver plus patchouli, or something? I also noticed that Max the cat was a little too interested in the scent of my fingers and hair after using this product. Take from that what you will.

But unlike Khoret Amen, the scent fades soon, and doesn’t leave your hair smelling like funky cinnamon mothballs (no offense intended to the fans of khoret amen. Like I said, it isn’t for me).

The one thing I really didn’t like about this product is the packaging — somebody tell me WHY so many companies that sell liquid leave-in conditioners don’t just sell them in spray-bottles? It’s clearly the best way to apply the product. My problem is, I have tiny hands just like the dude in the Burger King commercial, so invariably I wind up dripping leave-in conditioner down my back when I try to just squeeze it out from the bottle, which leads to waste and backne. I’ve bought plenty of spray bottles from Sally’s and the drugstore, and I have a REALLY hard time finding a consistently working spray bottle. Someone help me out here — any recommendations?

Packaging aside, I have no complaints about the quality of Dr. Miracle’s healing leave in. For the bellas who have e mailed me asking for thickening or volumizing products for their limp curls, this might be what helps you. My curls definitely became fuller and my hair felt big and poofy, but not out of control and frizzy. It had body, but also shape. I’m not sure if I’m explaining myself properly at all, so here’s a picture to add some perspective.

This is right after I used the leave in conditioner and Anti-Breakage Strengthening Cream. And in case you were wondering where the iridescent forest is, that’s my downstairs bathroom. It’s got crazy foil wallpaper. So Seventies! LOVE it.

The anti-breakage cream is light and white, and takes some rubbing in to completely disappear into my hair. But it lasts and leaves my hair feeling well-moisturized all day, and it’s pretty affordable at $7.99. I haven’t been using the products for a long enough time to attribute my lack of breakage to Dr. Miracle, but it certainly has helped to keep my hair looking bouncy and healthy and happy. If you’re looking for a new creamy hair dress, this could be a good addition to your product arsenal.

The one Dr. Miracle product I reviewed that I absolutely couldn’t abide was the aforementioned Healing Oil Sheen Spray, which really is the kind of product that I think satisfies the needs of relaxed, more than natural bellas. It’ll make your hair look super shiny, but here’s the rub. For better or for worse, I tend to touch my hair more than I should. And I cannot STAND to feel a layer of grease on my hair. That’s what this product did for me, left a surface layer of unpleasant slickness that made the palms of my hand shiny after I touched my hair. No likey. But if you’re a fan of ye olde Olive Oil sheen spray, you’ll probably like this.

If I had to give Dr. Miracle a letter grade based on the products I personally tried, I’d give them a B plus. (I am guessing Katrina would give them an A – or an A). I did come away with a generally positive experience and impression. Dr. Miracle definitely features products targeted to niche black hair issues, but I’d personally like to see more products specifically for natural hair. I’d like to see them be a bit more transparent with their ingredients, I’d like to see the product line expand to feature some organic or at the very least healthy ingredient products for proudly natural afrobellas. No more need for misused quotes.

I’d also like to see the advertising be altered to reflect the reality of our natural hair. The way my hair grows out of my head is kinky, coily, curly, thick, and honestly, kinda coarse. That doesn’t make it terrible or “bad” or something to be tamed with chemicals. It is the hair I was made to have. Why would I spend time and money to chemically force it to do something it doesn’t naturally want to do? That’s how I feel about my hair, and because of my feelings, Dr. Miracle’s current ads alienate me as a customer. Those ads don’t indicate that their products can be used to bring out the equally attractive aspects of my natural hair texture. Just the opposite, in fact; which is a real shame because generally speaking, the products ain’t that bad for bellas like me.

So those are my two cents about Dr. Miracle. I hope that helps, and I’d love to hear from you if you’ve had a Dr. Miracle experience of your own! What are your feelings about this product line, bellas?

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MsChelle says:
February 22, 2008, 4:10 am
Bella, I have to agree with you concerning the Dr. Miracle advertisments. I found them completely insulting and another effort at the media's promotion of the European aesthetic (i.e. straight hair as opposed to kinky) as the model of beauty. I don't remember if I read about or saw the making of those commercials somewhere, but it seems they encouraged the "before" models to make the most hideous of faces, bucking their eyes and showing more gums than teeth. Also you may be interested in knowing that Dr. Miracle (the owner/creator) is not a person of color. But that is probably not a surprise. I digress. My mother SWEARS by this stuff. After years of braiding her hair tightly, much to my dismay, she suffered from significant hair loss on the top and sides of her scalp. The bald spots were so noticeable that she resorted to wearing wigs. Underneath her synthetic coifs, her own hair was moisturized and tended to using Dr. Miracle's products. She believed that since her scalp "tingled" it had to be working. Whatever! Fast forward one year later, the bald areas have filled in thorougly, so much so, that she is able to pull her hair back into a small pony tail. I don't seen any scalp and needless to say her self-esteem has recovered. I don't care what India Arie said, my MOMMA WAS HER HAIR!! I tried to use the products, but after opening the strengthening cream and losing a large portion of nostril hair from what smelled like a cross between a hot boiled cayenne pepper and a curiously strong altoid mint, I voted NO! I am a natural bella, with thick curly hair, and from what you've described the leave in conditioner sounds like what I have been looking for. I have tried everythang from Miss Jessies, to Carol's daughter and not one of the products have given me body and curl definition. And since the price won't set a sistah back, like some of the other products I have tried, if it doesn't work I won't lose any cash. I will keep you posted.
london says:
February 22, 2008, 4:12 am
the quotation mark bothers me too! i probably cannot get this product in england so i will pass on the comment i had a revelation this week... bear with me as am new to your blog and your third para prompted this.. on ANTM this week over here we had the 'change your look episode' and one of the black contestants had half her forehead ripped off getting her weave unglued from her head... (we are a series behind so this may be old to may of your readers...) i was watching it with my best friend (and over the phone - that's how we do!) and we were both sick to our stomachs... i did not know that this went on! (i have locs and do them myself.. am superstitious about hair and having random people in my head - don't know why - just always have been... my mom still shakes her head at me.. & my locs are always on point) i am suitably horrified at what our women do to them selves.. always have been BUT who in their right minds would glue hair to their forehead?? am still not over it - as you can probably tell that's all i wanted to say really... thanks for letting me vent... my parting shot.. you read ingredients on food packaging.. do the same for outside your body.. hair and skin is important too... TTFN.. (ooops... ta ta for now = see you later)
Mrs.Mckinzie says:
February 22, 2008, 7:44 am
I tried Dr. Miracle's product after making the big chop .I have to give credit where credit is do .My scalp loved it, then my baby fro loved it ,and my bush loves it now.I used other products in between just for comparison,but i always come back to this product,because it's good for my hair.Maybe it does'nt work for everyone ,but i like it.
Bebroma says:
February 22, 2008, 8:44 am
Ima give it a try, I think. Just the brand name is a turn off for me (it makes me feel defensive -- i.e., "I don't need no &*&* miracle, just something to define my kinks and curls and nourish my hair"), and the flashing lights around their display at the local beauty stores also. But I have thin temples, the only time I had hair on both sides was when I was pregnant, so I feel like it can grow there, just needs some help. It's not super expensive, so we'll see. Your friend is a little doll!!! and I love her fro, I would love it if mine started looking like that. As an aside, so funny about Max liking the smell! I had a jar of Oyin's Brown Sugar Pomade on the floor while I was combing my daughter's hair, and over walks my doggie to get him a good sniff and lick. Uggh!! It does smell good, though, and he has a sweet tooth.
Bebroma says:
February 22, 2008, 9:18 am
Mrs.Mckinzie and MsChelle, which products in particular did you/your mom use?
February 22, 2008, 10:06 am
London, almost EVERY black women in Hollywood has her hair glued to her forehead. It's called a lacefront wig. There are only about a hand full of black women in the entertainment indusrty that wear their own hair. I hate, hate Dr. Miracle ad's!!! Honey the before pictures have those women looking as if wild chicken's have been playing in their hair. But on the other hair I have used one of their products (Strengthening Cream)and I'm quite fond of it because it didn't leave my hair and scalp feeling like an old school Jheri curl.
misstwists says:
February 22, 2008, 10:28 am
Hi Afrobella, Thanks for the review! One question - where did Tree get her hair cut? I love that style. I just used a newly purchased leave in conditioner on my daughters hair and it was okay. I'm looking forward to trying the Dr. Miracle's on her.
kia says:
February 22, 2008, 11:19 am
hi bella! wow! what a change from the notes you were singing before. i guess we can't knock it until we try things huh? wow you two have great hair. i'm glad you are enjoying the products! keep that hair beautiful and healthy ;)
Mrs.Mckinzie says:
February 22, 2008, 11:49 am
@Bebroma,I use the Hot Grow(regular),Anti Breakage Cream,and the 2 in 1 Tingling Shampoo,and my hair loves it.
Kaki says:
February 22, 2008, 12:01 pm
Hey Bella, I have a styling question for both yourself and Katrina - do you braid or twist your hair to get your curls? My hair, when I don't twist it, is a straight up tight fro and very coarse and kinky. When I do twist, however,it looks similar to both your hair. I was just wondering so I know what to expect if I try the products you've reviewed. Thanks!
Wes says:
February 22, 2008, 12:36 pm
Hi Ladies, I have the same problem as MsChelle, I have tried everything, including the Miss Jessie products on my curls, and i am still searching for that perfect product that will give my curls body as well as definition w/o the frizziness. However, at the moment I am very content w/ the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine leave-in conditioner, as well as the shampoo & conditioner, however I am also a big big fan of the Organix Hair Mayo (GOOD STUFF LADIES!!)- I read an interview where Tracee Ellis Ross recommended it, along w/ the Denman brush which I have been using in the shower to brush the conditioner thru- I know it sounds crazy to brush your hair wet, but this brush is MADE for unsnarling natural kinks and curls. It works much better for me than combing thru.
LickleTaz says:
February 22, 2008, 12:43 pm
Hay London, I'm in England too and yes they do have these products on sale.Obviously not in superdrug lol but in the African Caribbean hair supply shops etc. Just had to add my two cents. When i did have natural hair, i didn't really think much of this Miracle brand, but now with relaxed hair, i'm sad to say i still don't think much of it...but hmm, i suppose it won't hurt to try some of the products mentioned.
ericka says:
February 22, 2008, 1:09 pm
I sort of think it is kind of funny that we will use Dr. Miracles products while at the same time being directly offended by their ads, yet if Glamour magazine or any other product that is not "geared" towards us does an ad campaign like this, we would be boycotting it like the plague. Just an observation...I can't bring myself to use their products, because their ads are just too in my face as they think the before is hideous, ugly, disturbing, and unacceptable. (Anyhow, on another note...Bella: I admire your writing skills...I have been meaning to say that for some time now...it inspires me & congrats on the Miami blog!)
Tameir says:
February 22, 2008, 3:55 pm
I'd be willing to try anything that would stop these blasted beaded knots from forming at the end of my curls. They are the bane of my existence! Well maybe just my hair existence... Tameir
Melissa says:
February 22, 2008, 5:26 pm
I was just wondering if this products have any protein in them? Cuz my hair always dries out with any kind of protein. If anyone has the answer I would be very happy and love you forever.
Mrs.Mckinzie says:
February 22, 2008, 6:15 pm
Well i'm not Afrobella ,but I do want to add my two cents to Tameir I noticed after being natural for almost 10 years that to keep those knotts off of the ends of my hair I must keep my ends clipped ,and keep my hair conditioned.Melissa since I have been keeping my ends clipped on a regular basis i've noticed that my hair holds on to moisture a whole lot better,and a whole lot longer so that might help you if you try it.
Brandee says:
February 22, 2008, 6:46 pm
Leave it to Amazon to fill in the blanks... http://www.amazon.com/DR-MIRACLES-Healing-Treatment-Conditioner-177-6ml/dp/B000TX26FU/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1203720152&sr=1-16 They list the ingredients. b.
maya says:
February 22, 2008, 7:14 pm
Another Londoner just happened to find your blog, and like my fellow London sista locs are the way forward. Sistas need to get away from wearing someone else’s hair (whose hair I have often wondered)? Natural is the only way forwards please learn to love your hair in it's natural being, you will be amazed at how versatile it is and when looked after with love you will also be surprised at how people comment on it, both black and white, men and women. Take a positive step forward and embrace 'The Natural'
Bebroma says:
February 22, 2008, 11:38 pm
So I was at the hair store today, and I just could not get past the flashing lights. I find them very stressful. But aside from that, everything I looked at had all the ingredients listed. I think maybe the tingling might come from the menthol.
MsChelle says:
February 23, 2008, 1:29 am
Hello @Bebroma My mother specifically used the "hot gro" -that's exactly what the jar said by the way, and the "grow oil". She also used the 2 n 1 conditioning shampoo, although I have convinced her to use the no-poo method from time to time. The last time I saw her hair, she was giving Cornel West a run for his money! @Wes I have read a LOT about the Denman brush. The reviews I have read thus far have been favorable. I read a few places that brushing the hair rips it out of the scalp and leads to thinning, as an experiment I decided to stop brushing my own hair. It was difficult at first because I was a fan of the slick and smooth bun look. Recently I tried to slick my hair back into a bun using a brush with soft bristles and NOT running it through the length of my hair, however my hair had thickened so much it was impossible. Maybe I will research the Denman brush a little more thanks for the info though. I am also going to check out that hair mayo.
LBellatrix says:
February 23, 2008, 8:10 pm
Bless you, Bella, for trying it out. They will have to change their advertising before they'll get a cent out of me. And I think it says volumes that for every one who complains, there are 15 who approve. Not all of us see our thick, kinky-textured hair as problems requiring so-called "miracles."
trinigul says:
February 23, 2008, 8:57 pm
Totally agree with erika and LBellatrix! As tempting as your review is, I'm going to continue my personal boycott...until they change those commercials.
invisiblewoman says:
February 23, 2008, 9:21 pm
Yeah, those ads are strictly old skool, but as one who can never find products for my curly semi-kinky hair, I want soemthing that worked. I have a HUGE problem with those little end knots, and after reading Bella's 1st post I tried the Dr. Miracle strenghening creme and leave-in conditioner. They help make my hair shiny and I've noticed alot less end knots. I also brush the Creme of Nature Organic Leave-In conditioner in in the shower. Between these 3 products I have gotten a lot of compliments lately. Me no likey Miss Jessies or Carols Daughter.
bella says:
February 23, 2008, 10:45 pm
Kaki -- this is a question I get often. That's just how my hair grows. Some spirals are more perfectly spirally, some are looser, some are tighter, some feel silky, some feel super coarse and tend to start knotting easily. It's a mixture of textures. I have on rare occasion used a pencil to twirl unruly curls, but not often at all. @ Wes -- good looking out on the Organix! I was just telling my friend to give them a try -- now that Garnier seems to have taken their curl creams off the shelves, she's having a tough time finding a substitute. I have tried Organix coconut cream shampoo and vanilla conditioner, and they are AMAZING. Must try the mayo! And my family has always loved Denman brushes, but I haven't passed a brush through my hair since I went natural. Might have to give that a try. Combing through takes me FOREVER. @ Tameir and Mrs. Mckinzie, I trim my ends regularly. I trim those knots as soon as they start driving me crazy. But I do try to deep condition and comb through my hair in the shower (ALWAYS from the bottom up) on a weekly basis. @ Brandee -- thanks for the head's up on the ingredient tip! I wouldn't want to try the hot gro conditioner on basis of that information, and I wish it was printed on the container. Bellas, the people at Dr. Miracle are reading this, and drinking in all the feedback -- positive and negative. Let them know how the advertising makes you feel as a proud natural woman with dollars to spend, and here's hoping they alter their alienating campaign. Also, Dr. Miracle is interested in having an upcoming Afrobella giveaway! If you could try any product from their line, what would it be?
Kiva, Southern Girl Musings says:
February 23, 2008, 11:45 pm
Thanks for sharing this review as I recently saw their products in Sally's and was truly wondering whether they were worth a try. As always, thanks for being real! :)
Brittany says:
February 24, 2008, 1:49 pm
Well by the looks of the ingredients that are listed on the the products ( Thanks Brandee) I will defintely not be purchasing any Dr. Miracle products. I was never drawn to their products even when my hair was relaxed and now that I'm natural I'm still not. And i truly cannot STAND their commercials!!!!! SSOOOO AANNOOYYIINNGGG!
ceecee says:
February 24, 2008, 7:14 pm
Your friend Joelle is the cutest! I never really paid much attention to Dr. Miracle maybe I'll pick a jar of something up. My friend and I were discussing their products, we both thought they were a little pricey (we're college students on a budget lol) You guys are scaring me about the scent of the products though.
Bebroma says:
February 24, 2008, 8:11 pm
There is petroleum and mineral oil many of their products, which I have been trying to stay away from.
ashleym says:
February 24, 2008, 11:32 pm
I used Dr. Miracle and broke out on my scalp, face, hands and anywhere else this mess happened to drip!! HATED IT!!!! I hated everything about the stuff..my hair was only about 2 inches long( I am just starting my natural hair journey) and due to these products all of it had to be cut off because of the swelling I encured using these products. My doctor didn't know what had me looking and feeling so horrible...turns out his definition of "good for you" is not so good for you after all.....to top all of this off, I had no idea what was in this crap so I had no idea what almost killed me.....
bonifant says:
February 25, 2008, 12:42 am
I never tried Dr. Miracle because the claims seemed spurious, the advertising didn't enarmour my trust or confidence, but based on this review I would really like to try the Healing Leave in Conditioner for a few months I've really had a big problem of retaining my hair's moisture and lustre. I put oils and other "moisturizing" products into it but it always ends up feeling and worse yet looking dry. Many leave in conditioners I have tried in the past make my hair brittle to the touch and almost seem to cause breakage when I comb it.
ChiLady119 says:
February 25, 2008, 2:54 am
I've used Dr.Miracle's product (it was on sale and needed something to oil my scalp) and I think its okay. Clove is listed as one of the ingredients so that may be what causes the smell. I thinks its safe to say that if you don't have long hair in your genes then nothing you buy is really going to help you. LOL, unless it's the actual hair.
Wes says:
February 25, 2008, 10:27 am
Bella- You can tell your friend to try the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine. If her hair is already naturally curly it ought to work well for her. I never tried their curl creams but the Sleek & Shine products work well for me and I have a naturally curly 3c hair type. My favorite is their leave-in conditioner.
SJay says:
February 25, 2008, 10:51 am
I greatly appreciate your honest and open review of Dr. Miracle's...you rock, Afrobella! I can't get past the self-deprecating ad campaign, so they won't get any of this nappy girl's hard-earned money, no matter how wonderful their products. For me, over looking those horrible ads is the same as a slave refusing to leave his master because he has been treated "well".
Markeysha E. says:
February 25, 2008, 11:05 am
I think I am going to try this Dr. Miracles' product after reading you review. Saw it this weekend in my local Family Dollar store. Thou I am a bit taken back from some of the comments. But I am my own critic so I will give it a try.
Mrs.Mckinzie says:
February 25, 2008, 11:17 am
Maybe i'm blind ,but I just do not see what the big deal is with Dr. Miracles ads. Those sister's hair was tore up from the floor up,and they made those ugly faces themselves trying to do a convincing acting job so can somebody please tell me what is the big problem with there ads.On the commercial that I watched that Bella posted the girl hair looks natural,but a little damaged to me maybe i'm wrong.Can somebody please tell me what is wrong with the ads,and the commercials.
Irie Diva says:
February 25, 2008, 12:51 pm
Garnier Fructis leaves my hair VERY dry. picking sense out of non-sense in the review and the comments, i dont think im very enthused about this product and so i'll pass... besides, i'm looking for something to moisturise and give shine without leaving anything in. and the oil sheen sounds absolutely horrible its funny you compared it to olive oil's spray, i wished i had read it here first before i actually bought the can of gunk!!! what a waste.
Irie Diva says:
February 25, 2008, 12:57 pm
Mrs.Mckinzie that's like saying bella's hair is to' up too... the girl in the ad simply had natural hair that was yet to be styled... its dissing our hair in its natural state and the way natural bellas choose to way their hair, sayin we need a miracle to get it looking good i.e. straight. no we dont, our hair already looks good. all homegirl in the ad needed to do was run a dang brush thru her hair... and maybe some pink lotion
Mrs.Mckinzie says:
February 25, 2008, 2:07 pm
Irie Diva, I don't know about you but there are some sistahs on hear begging for a miracle for ther hair (did you read all of the comments hun?),and most of the time a brush,and pink lotion just does'nt do the job(i know it does'nt for me),but maybe for someone with good napps&kinks.We have dissed our own hair for years ,and some sistahs still do.I still do not personally take a huge offense to the ads,and Dr.Miracles work great for me.
london says:
February 25, 2008, 3:39 pm
firstly....BIG-UP to the uk massive... i agree that different products work for different people....we could wax lyrical all night long.. i use island oil which is 'all natural' normally but a light oiling of blue magic saves my hair & scalp before a swim on holiday... it's a remnant of my youth.. i know it agrees with my hair.. we know it's it's all a question of suck it and see with hair products... do how you do.. actually have no desire to understand the lace front weave thing... yes.. who precisely donates the hair...??? forget it - i don't want to ever know.. my ocd about hair won't let me... feel slightly queasy now... looking forward to a new post afrobella... chat soon fella-bellas...
Toodles says:
February 25, 2008, 7:41 pm
Toodles says:
February 25, 2008, 7:42 pm
ORGANIC ROOT STIMULATOR - I use their carrot oil (great for oiling your scalp), it has great ingredients that aid in healthy hair growth (and it has no mineral oil or petroleum)...when I put braids in my hair I use their olive oil on my ends to moisturize them before i put in the hair and during the time I have the braids in...i use ORS's olive oil replenishing pak as a deep conditioner
winnie says:
February 25, 2008, 8:04 pm
The ads and the products stink to high heaven in my opinion. I'll stick with Qhemet Biologics. I will never give my hard-earned money to a white man who insults me to my face.
Tameir says:
February 25, 2008, 8:10 pm
Thanks for the reply re: the blasted knots, Bella! I condition regularly, comb from the bottom up in the shower, and trim the knots out, too...but they keep coming back! I'ma trim overall more often and see if that helps. Tameir :-) Ps. I've never seen the Dr. Miracle TV commercials, but the print ads are enough to make me cringe.
Chandra says:
February 27, 2008, 4:25 pm
I am always looking for new and better products to use in my hair. I tried the Temple & Nape Balm, as my temples were thinning out due to stress (as I was told). Very strong clove smell- which I didn't mind, but to each its own. I never felt the "tingling" feeling you're supposed to get to know it's working. And it did absolutely nothing, but leave my head feeling greasy. I tend to agree with what many of you have been saying- Some products will work well for some, and not do a thing for others. I think if you can find a product that really works for you, stay with it.
Nada says:
February 28, 2008, 4:22 am
Hello All I just read both blogs you had about this and I never had any complants about the ads. Actually I could agree. I've had plenty of days where my hair just didnt do what I wanted it to. And for my age group if your hair was done yesterday you dont come to school with a natural the next. You would get talked about and go thru the day feeling self-conscience. I love Dr. Miracle's products. I feel that the ads are aimed at the women who want manageable hair. Not knock those who go for the natural look. I know if I let my perm grow I i wont be able to get a comb through it
March 3, 2008, 5:17 pm
Eve says:
March 4, 2008, 4:29 pm
well i have been using dr miracle temple& nape gro balm dat i boughtfrom one of da black hair shops in london, my sis introduced it 2 me bcos, of my breaking front hair, i've been using it 4 only 2 weeks, and i can swear 2 u, dis thing works.
Moni says:
March 8, 2008, 3:08 am
After reading this post, I was all ready to go buy some Dr. Miracle leave in, until I did some research and discovered that the first ingredient is mineral oil! http://www.texasbeautysupplies.com/dm315.html No thank you! For those who have problems with dry hair, it's important to remember that oils do not moisturize your hair. They seal in moisture that's already there, and potentially seal out additional moisture. You need to use a moisturizing product (a leave in, or butter, or even just water, depending on your hair) before adding oil to moisturize.
lola says:
March 11, 2008, 4:00 pm
this comment is expecially for the lady that posted a commentas "london on February 22, 2008 4:12 am". I live in north london and there is a plentiful supply of dr miracles hair care products at a range of hair shops. if u want the names or addresses of these stores fell free to e-mail me at lola_s@hotmail.co.uk. hope this helps. ps. i was appauld with Ebony from antm aswel.lol.
sharon says:
June 30, 2008, 8:26 pm
dr miracle starting breaking my hair out on day 3. did i buy the wrong product? i tried the hot gro hair & scalp treatment conditioner, and when i brushed my hair i got a handful of hair. i have a perm, maybe i should have used hot gro hair & scalp treatment creme, because the conditioner was too heavy and left my hair weighed down and greasy looking.
KI says:
July 4, 2008, 6:50 pm
I really don't understand what all the fuss is over Dr. Miracles and the so-called "insulting" commercials etc. I think some ppl are a little too sensitive. Obviously, they embellished the bad hair models etc... it's just a way of adding a little humor - RELAX PEOPLE!! Moving on, all I have say about DM is: THIS IS BY FAR THE GREATEST PRODUCTS I'VE EVER USED. I started using DM back in December 2007. I have type 2 hair (naturally curly), so I don't have a need for the relaxer, BUT I did still experience slow growth!! And after using DM, my hair has grown approx 5 inches. For some odd reason the very top of my head, had the shortest hair. I used to always pull up a strip of about 4.5 inches and I just couldn't understand why hair never seem to grow longer in this particular area. Well... after using DM reliously for 3 months, I noticed that this same strip was/is now almost 10 inches long, and the rest of my hair ranges from 10-13 inches (my hair has always been uneven all over..haha). DM trully works and I'm one of the most skeptical ppl ever, I can't stand the thought of being taken. I'm 35 now, I only resent the fact that DM did not come out in the 80's, when as a teen, I struggled ALL THE TIME, to achieve long hair, but was never successful. At age 35, my hair the longest it's ever been in my life! I highly recommend the "Damaged Hair Medicated Treatment" and the "intensive Spot Serum." There are a number of other DM oils and moisturizers, that also help nourish the scap and split ends, but these are the ones I seem to keep buying and will continue to buy. You have to just read each product description and pick the ones that you feel best fit your own needs. There is no doubt in my mind, that they are all effective. And the "feel it: formula is amazing. It is simply the menthol in the product that you feel on your scalp, which is actually stimulating your roots. I have to admit, I do have a tendency to "saturate" my hair with these products and keep it on my hair for a few hours. That is not what the directions say to do, but I'm telling you this has worked for me. I highly recommend DM for black women everywhere. So, let's stop fussing about the dinky commercials and start reaping the benefits of these wonderful products! Whoever this "Dr. Miracle" is, he has certainly changed my life, as I cannot wait til my hair reaches my bra strap and I have every reason to believe this will happen :). Stay blessed ladies ~K
diana says:
July 31, 2008, 8:49 pm
I am a great explorer of new hair care products and decided to give DM a try as I was actually attracted to the image used by the comapny. Unlike other products such as paltas and the pink solution, which are gloopy and heavy with grease,DM's 'Nape and Balm' solution gave my hair that magic full moisterisation without the grease.(an accomplishment not achieved by 99% of other etnic hair care lines).My hair is sooo silky soft. I will be using the whole range in the future. As for the commercial, its purpose was not to offend or suggest that afro hair is not beautiful,but attempts to tune into the complaints and need of black women who are not satisfied with the state of the hair -and their are many of us. I purchased (DM Nape and Temple Balm) 4 days ago. I found the product extremeely effective in moisturising my hair -which ahd been recently relaxed and renewing my scalp after subjecting my hair to a weave for the last 2 years.LOVE IT
Cynthia says:
August 7, 2008, 10:43 pm
I tried this Doctor Miracle perm and this shi''' took my hair out. I don't this is a perm that should be on the market or used at all by no one. This has caused me a lot of troubles and heart aches to see my hair come out every time I comb it. I have bald spots in my head when I had a head full of hair. I tried this bull instead of using my usual perm Olive Oil the #1 product to use if you want lustery, soft beautiful hair. I havea fine grade of hair, now I fighting everyday to try to revive it behind this perm. You need to trash this perm and take it off store shelves. I give you a F+ on this product. I highly upset and disguisted behind my hair shedding and fallin out. NEVER AGAIN WILL I USE THIS PRODUCT OR REFER THIS TO ANY ELSE. PISSED IN MICHIGAN
Lina says:
October 6, 2008, 10:18 pm
Dr Miracles is not white or asian guys. His wife might be bi-racial or maybe just a fair skinned sista. www.drmiracles.com has their interview under the media section. After reading the review I am thinking of giving the product a try.
Theresa says:
October 28, 2008, 6:16 pm
I also used that stuff and it also pulled all of my hair out. My hair was the longest it's been in years and Dr Miracle made it come out at the roots. just came out in hand fulls. I call my sister to tell her about my loss, and she said it happened to her. she had to wear a wig because hers came out in patches. We should find a lawyer and sue. This product should be pulled from the market.
Rain says:
October 31, 2008, 12:47 am
Dr.Miracles Ingredients Water/Aqua, Menthol, Eugenia Caryophllus (clove) Leaf oil, Ricinus Communis (castor) Seed oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) seed oil), Glycerin, Propylene Glyco, PEG-75 Lanolin, Polyquaternium-10, Polyquaternium-11, Diazodinyl Urea, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propylparaben., Decide for yourself
renita edmond says:
October 31, 2008, 12:31 pm
i really love the product it really work i love the smell it lets you know that it really works. most people said it smell bad to me it smell like tooth ache medicine but hey it works. i wish you all sold the hair grease maybe you all can have it on the market one day. i enjoy using the product. i have the hairsheenspray. and the leave in the shampoo the wrapping lotion and alittle oil so i almost have every thing that i need. thank you for that product.
mishabaker says:
November 3, 2008, 8:00 am
I have tryed this product and hate it. My whole hair line had dissapered from it. I used the templ and nape balm super and my hair just dissapered. Like it melted away. I stoped perming my hair a long time ago and tryed using the product now i have no hair. Im worndering if it will ever grow back. Be carefull it may seem to be working but months later your hair may be nonexesitant. Beware of the "feel it formula"...
Pat says:
November 21, 2008, 11:47 am
I agree with Theresa and Cynthia. I was using the "Olive Oil" perm and it was working great. Due to the advertisment, I decided to try "Dr. Miracle". I have soft hair. Obviously, Dr. Miracle was not made for my hair type. After using the perm twice (before realizing that it was DESTROYING my hair), my hair looks like a DRY AFRO in the back and slightly straight in the front. It has broken off all of my length in the back. It's as if the back of my hair is resisting new perm and fragile to touch. My hair is now shedding and puffy - especially all over the back. I will not EVER use this product again (any of it). If anyone have any suggestion on what I can do to regain healthy hair, please let me know. It was a horrible mistake to go from the Olive Oil perm to Dr. Miracle. Horrible!!!!!!!!!!
Cat says:
January 11, 2009, 6:38 pm
I am personally TORN. I've been told Dr. Miracle is nothing but nasty-smelling goop and that it breaks off hair. But I've read a lot of reviews that sing praises to Dr. Miracle. My hair used to be down my back but I went to get my hair done one day last January (bad idea), and the shampoo girl proceed to chop my hair shoulder-length. I think my hair is growing but I'm not sure, and I reallyreallyreally want it to be as long as it used to be. I almost fear it is too short to wear natural since it's too curly to lay down and too loose to afro. It just puffs! HELP!
Robbie says:
January 18, 2009, 9:14 pm
i used to use profective on my hair and it was shedding a lot someone told me about dr.miracle's hot gro i used it for twoo weeks i ha no more shedding eny more.my hair was already long,i want to keep it healthy so i use dr.mricle's perm also Thank you Dr.Miracle
unidentified says:
January 29, 2009, 11:50 pm
well, in late 2007 i decided to take a chance and try a new hair style. i shaved the side of my head. i grew out of that style and really needed something to help me grow it back. i went into a beauty supply and saw dr. miracle. i purchased the shampoo and conditioner , come about july or august my hair is almost the same length as the rest of my hair . and my hair comes to about 6inches past my shoulders. i was very happy with my results but i would say dont use this product everytime you wash your hair. maybe every 5 washes you should use a different product then go back to dr. miracle . its helped for me .
tamika says:
January 30, 2009, 12:27 am
I have tried dr.miracle for one month, my hair is really coming out more, especially in the back, I never had this problem until, I started using it. It was recommended to me from a young lady that I work with. I think I will try something else this is definitely not working for me. Yes, I am a african woman.
Linda says:
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linda says:
February 6, 2009, 10:25 pm
Dat Lem Guy says:
February 24, 2009, 4:09 pm
I live in NE Wisconsin where there is not much knowlege in the community on African American natural hair care or style. My wife who is not a person of color has done an amazing job with my hair as well as our daughters' hair. She is always looking for better, less damaging products for our family. We were haning out looking at video games and she asked if I wanted to go to Sally's to look around. We came upon the DM line. I have a very dry scalp and she often told me (in an extremely loving & caring way) I should reconsider wearing so much black. We asked the attendant what she knew, and it wasn't much. None of us had ever seen the ads or ever really heard of the line. There was no flashy set up. As a matter of fact until I came to this site I had no idea the line was so large. We decided to go with the braid spray and the healing treatment. So far it has been pretty good. The air around here is so very dry in the winter that I have been applying it 2x a day. In the summer I plan on doing it only once. As far as the scent of the products we have my wife says that it reminds her of nutmeg for some reason. At work one of my co workers (by the way my whole office is like a big disfuntional family sitcom) said that she noticed it but it wasn't unpleasant. She was used to another product I had been using. I'm glad that all of you have been commenting. Once the bottles are done I write back on my findings and if I will continue to use and possibly expand the purchse to other product.
Dat Lem Guy says:
February 24, 2009, 4:14 pm
I guess I should have mentioned that I have had my locked hair for a few years.
Dat Lem Guy says:
March 5, 2009, 5:44 pm
2.5 weeks later and I can wear black without worries. No hair loss. I did take the advice of making sure the scalp is moist before I apply to trap the moisture in. I'm not sure if it is me stimulating my scalp or the product but I have seen significant growth.(at least 2 inches) Maybe I'm crazy but It seems to be a very cool product.
Petals says:
March 22, 2009, 11:56 pm
I've been trying to give my hair a break from relaxers & weave because my hair did not grow back after I recieved a bad cut a while back. So I bought a wig @ the beginning of this month & then two weeks later I started using Dr. Miracle's Temple & Nape Grow Balm. I followed the directions on the package, using the product twice a day (I've been washing & conditioning my hair every week and moisturizing my hair) A couple of days ago, I started noticing that my hair was becoming very brittle (new) & started breaking off in the comb - A LOT!!! (also new). I also noticed that when I combed my hair, big flakes of brown skin were also in the comb (again, new). The balm would get on my ear sometimes, so now my ear also has flaky, dry skin on it too(do I have to say it?) I've stopped using Dr. Miracle
Petals says:
March 23, 2009, 12:00 am
Well I wanted to continue so I can ask, has anyone else experienced this reaction from this Dr. Miracle's product? Does anyone have any suggestions? My temples are very scarce. Thanks!
K. SAMUEL says:
April 5, 2009, 12:38 pm
I was usin g Dr. miricales for over a year I swore by the product until my hair started shedding really bad now I have short area in the miiddle of my head and at te tape of my neck. prior to dr miricales I used vital so sensitive and i had no problems should have stayed with that perm. I used all of the dr. iricales product just as it was recommended I am going to talk to a lawyer because this shit took my hair out bad
K. SAMUEL says:
April 5, 2009, 12:40 pm
also took my sister hair out too my siters hair was to the middle of her back not her hair is missing places and to the tape of her neck please be advised it will work in the beginning as you will think then your hair will start falling out
Tasha says:
April 6, 2009, 5:57 pm
i have read all of the comments (good and bad) and now i really dont know what to do. my hair isnt falling out or anything like that but i just want my hair to get a lil thicker. any suggetions?
Diana says:
April 25, 2009, 3:02 am
I am happy I came to this site prior to purchasing DM. I almost brought some of their products. I decided to wait and investigate first. After reading all the reviews, I think I will take a pass for now. I would rather error on the side of caution then try something that could damage my hair. Time will tell if this product does what it claims for the long haul.
Candy says:
May 6, 2009, 5:40 pm
Everything on this site sounds great and all...but maybe it sounds a little to good for me. I've been having hair troubles like your friend Katrina...at first i was sold on getting the product based on everything that you said until i saw the picture that you have up of your friend Katrina. Personally I feel that there needs to be a before and after photo of her, seen as you're trying to show that the product does infact work!In the picture we can't even see her hair line, and I thought that she had thin hair?!?! It doesn't look like it was EVER thin in that picture you have of her!I personally think all this is a bunch of bull...just another person being paid for great marketing skills...but hey i guess it's not that great cause i'm not buying it! People need proof that products work, not word of mouth!If you claim something works show me the proof...so that I can decide if what your claiming is reliable and had some sort or validity to it. :)
Angry MOM says:
May 11, 2009, 12:18 pm
Be careful of Dr. Miracle flammable products. It almost burned up my baby girl who was standing near a candle. Flames engulfed her hair withing 0.3 seconds! I think there is a reason why there are no ingredients listed on any of the producst or the web site. My daughter and I have been using the entire product line faithfully for a year. From the shampoo, and leave in conditioner, to the Hot Gro jar and oil and Anti Breakage Cream. We had everything Dr. Miracle made some listed some not. I felt like it was working because it was tingling, but I think that's b/c of the menthol it may contain. Do you research!! There's no way someone's entire head of hair should fully catch on fire in less than a second by being near to a candle with hair products in your hair that "tingles"! Consider yourself warned!
Elisa says:
May 14, 2009, 1:59 am
I would be wary of this product. I bought and used it but became suspicious after reading an article about growth hormones in hair care products. I wrote to Dr. Miracle to ask if they used any estrogen in their products. So far, no one has responded. I would say watch out for any "miracle" product that promotes hair growth. Too much estrogen can have nasty effects on your body as a woman. If you are using this stuff, pay attention to how you feel. If your cycle is off, stop using it. You are probably on estrogen overload. I wish companies would be more upfront about the chemicals used for African American hair. I want to look as good as the next person but I would like to be healthy.
NubianPrize says:
May 25, 2009, 2:32 pm
There's a persistent rumor that Dr Miracles is white or Asian. NOT TRUE. Check these out http://buzzologysurveys.blogspot.com/2008/11/dr.html http://www.blackgivesback.com/2009/02/insiders-ollie-and-kathleen-johnson.html I've been using his temple/nape balm & it's working well.Almost bald nape areas are filling in & so are my temple areas. I also alternate it with ORS fertilizing serum for even better results. A co worker also uses the hot gro & a lady I met at the detist last week uses all his healing products & said her thinning hair hair has filled in & is back to normal
young lady says:
May 27, 2009, 1:26 am
I hate dr mircle. This product has completely distroyed the back ok my hair. I use the nape and temple super growth. I didn't even need to use it, i just thought that it would give me even more beautiful hair. I was wrong. A few days later my hair was feeling really dry and I keep noticing that it had been looking alot shorter in the back until it now looks really damaged with a short patch in the middle. i'm so mad. I wish I didn't use it! my hair was looking really healthy prior to thoes few days of usage. I was getting alot of complents about my hair and new length. Now I don't evven want anyone to see my hair. I feel embarassed. I hate this product.
KJ says:
July 16, 2009, 4:31 pm
I tried 2 dm products about 3 or 4 years ago when it was still kind of new. I didnt get much use out of it. I was very excited to try it and paid about $8 for the hot gro(i think, I cant quite remember if it was that one, it came in a small jar like hair grease. The box said to apply this stuff to the scalp twice a day.It had a STRONG, medicine-like smell, like an old, heavy ointment. I oiled my entire scalp w/this. I did feel a tingle, and it did make my hair shiny (as vaseline would, too), but the smell was horrible. It felt heavy on the scalp and I couldn't imagine putting this on again later in the day. Even w/regular mineral oil hair grease that I've used all my life up until about a year ago when I decided to use more natural products, I have never heard of anyone greasing their scalp more than once in a day. I didnt like the smell, but I had to go to work. Let's just say, I dreaded anyone getting too close to me, and wondered if they could smell this on me. And working with people who dont use hairgrease/oils made me a bit nervous that I stunk. So I never used that again. I remember telling my mom, if they had an unscented version of this, I could try it for a while. However, I decided to give them another chance. I tried the anti-breakage cream. It too had a strong, chemical-medicine like scent, but not as strong as before. Back then I wore a press-n-curl, and it made my hair revert, so I stopped. I ended up giving it to my mother-in-law, because she was trying the products. I told her how I felt about them, but she had a few of the products already and wanted to give it a chance. So I saved her some money and gladly gave her my jars. I know she used them for a while, cause you cant miss the smell of it. But that's been years ago now, and I doubt if she continues to use them, I'll have to ask. If you like dm products, that's great, and I'm glad you found something that works for you. It just didn't work for me. Btw, I don't like the ads either, or any ad that shows kinky,curly hair as something thats a problem that is unbearable that must be tamed w/something to make it straight. being natural now, its a complete turn-off.
taneisha says:
October 19, 2009, 11:57 pm
i have very little hair at mt temple area but every where else is fine, i bought the temple and nape gro balm and have been using it for 2 weeks. i have seen great result i have never seen so many hair in taht area but my problem is it is giving me rashes on my face and flakes on my ears my entire hair line feels burnt now i have no idea wat to do... ilove the result but hate the side effects and after reading all this am going to slowly get my hair off this produts am scared beaty is pain but this is not worth it
norma says:
November 21, 2009, 11:40 pm
i tried the product and it worked for me. I had tracks in my hair when i was using it the smell gave me problems but when i took my tracks out my FAMILY and FRIENDS where shocked at how long my hair had grown, i mean really when my sister came to visit one time, and she thought i was wearing a wig she had to touch my hair to see if it was really mines lol it was awwwwsome. If you can get pass the smell then this is your product
Tiffany says:
January 25, 2010, 2:54 pm
Ladies, I am glad I found this site. I have experienced bad results from Dr. Miracles products. I first started using the shampoo and leave in conditioner, and always noticed large clumps of hair in my comb! I stopped using them after that. Then i noticed they had a products called Intensive Spot Serum. I took interest in this as I had slow growth in the back of my head. I used this for a while and didn't notice and change, then one night i applied some and to my head before bed, a good amount and rubbed it in my scalp. The next day I had an apt with my stylist for a relaxer and after that, I had a bald spot in the exact same spot I rubbed the serum in! Who would have thought it would rip out my hair! I am so embarrassed, although my other hair covers it, I know that its there! I am so upset, I have an appt with the Dermotologist next month to see what they can recommend! Ladies.. Do Not Use there products if you want healthy hair, even hair on your head at all!!
MsAnn says:
March 18, 2010, 11:23 pm
I attempted to use DM Temple Balm a couple of years ago and felt that it was working. Since that time, my hair has come horribly and I blame it on Mizani relaxer and quite possibly my Seborrheic Dermatitis, but I will attempt the Temple Balm again. Based on the reviews, I will not try the relaxer and will pass on any of the other products for mineral oil.
Felecia says:
May 6, 2010, 9:58 am
I started using Dr. Miracle's Hot Grow(super)Anti Breakage Cream on Monday and now it's Thursday. I've noticed that it makes me sweat and itch really bad. I know that I haven't used the product long, but I know the sweating and scalp/body itching is coming from this product. I couldn't even sleep last night from itching and sweating so bad. I'm not using this mess anymore.
kmichele says:
May 7, 2010, 10:50 am
I used Dr. Miracles last year sometime and it seemed to work just fine. I then noticed that my face and around my ears broke out. I did not associate it with product "Temple & Nape Balm". The other day, I found my jar of the temple and nape balm and since I was out of hair oil and my sides were thinning, I decided to use it again. OH this was the worst mistake of my life. I am itchy on my face, ears, and my scalp. My hair at the top which never breaks off has patches and every time I comb my hair, clumps and clumps of hair come out. I am DISGUSTED. On the jar it says "discontinue if signs of irritation or rash appears. If it persists to consult a doctor. What in the WORLD. So basically, this company new that there are some major problems with this product. What other company hair oil says discontinue if irritation or rash appears. Im going back to SULFUR 8 and some Bergamont Oil...at least I know I want have any problems there. Signed ~ Burned in the Temple
LesGirl says:
June 26, 2010, 7:31 am
Ok, so I don't know how many of you use relaxers on here; sadly I am one of the many woman that still do. So my personal experience and opinion for Dr. Miracle's relaxer is: STAY AWAY!!! This product will leave you severely chemical burned. I perm my hair only 4 times a year. When I was in the states I was using DM faithfully (and getting burned everytime.) When I moved to Europe I couldn't find it initially in the stores so I decided to use Organics... I didn't get burned and I left it in a little longer than I should've because I completely forgot I was even relaxing my hair. So when it was time for another relaxer I actually saw DM and purchased it. Now, I followed all instructions and prepped my hair... Immediately after getting the DM relaxer in it was burning so I washed it out. I used the shampoo 4 times to insure there was no relaxer left behind. After moisturizing and wrapping my hair I decided to give my head a break and wear my lace wig. The next day I was trying to comb my hair and noticed I had a very bad chemical burn that covers most of my scalp. I know that long, but the moral to this story is that DM is very strong and honestly DANGEROUS. When you think about it... it's a CHEMICAL burn on your head!! That's so crazy laboratory type sh.. you know. But this is a product that is in stores with the ability to cause so much damage... Maybe it's me but I am going back to Organics... I will NEVER USE DR. MIRACLE AGAIN... Hell, it's a miracle I still have hair messing around with that crap! AGAIN, THIS IS ONE WOMAN'S OPINION ON THE PRODUCT!
Miss Nubian says:
June 28, 2010, 5:12 am
What's so humorous about natural black hair? Who wants to be laughed at is the point us people who are taking it too far is trying to make!
Miss Nubian says:
June 28, 2010, 5:19 am
If you want soft, long, healthy, non chemically treated hair, cut off the cunk creme perm, and go natural. I have been natural for almost 3 years and my hair is at it’s longest ever passing my shoulders if flat ironed or pulled. I can wear it silky straight one day and don’t have to worry about chemical damage, and the next day have it in a for like Angela Davis! Natural hair rocks!
Ann of Peoria says:
July 7, 2010, 9:01 am
Cynthia, I used the relaxer also and it took my hair out. I had to get cut almost all of it off, let it grow out and cut the rest off. It was horrible. My beautician asked me what happened to my hair. She said, "Have you been real sick?" I had not, I had only used Dr. Miracle. This was a year ago. Now my hair is back healthy and looking good. I wish I had read your response before using the product. Ladies don't do like me. Read up on a product before putting it in your hair and on your head. Find out the pros and cons
Ann of Peoria says:
July 7, 2010, 9:13 am
This relaxer is NOT for me. I used this relaxer and it took my hair out (especially in the back). I had to cut almost all of it off, let it grow out and cut the rest off. It was horrible. My beautician asked me what happened to my hair. She said, “Have you been real sick?” I had not, I had only used Dr. Miracle. This was a year ago. Now my hair is back healthy and looking good. I wish I had read your responses before using this product. Ladies don’t do like me. Read up on a product before putting it in your hair and on your head. Find out the pros and cons.
blacksistah says:
July 11, 2010, 9:32 pm
where does the hair come from? please watch 'Good Hair' with Chris Rock. keep rocking that natural hair
brandi says:
July 21, 2010, 2:06 pm
I really like Dr.Miracle products, and especially the relaxer. It keeps my hair straight for 2 months or more (and i wash my hair 3x a week) I have used perms for years, but my hair does grow really long fast, and i usually have problem with breakage, but not with the relaxer when i comb through there's little to nothing on the comb. i also use tingling shampoo and the grow balm. I have also noticed that since using these products, i only have to use my flat iron once a week, even after washing, and my hair has volume and is always soft.
Nigerian373 says:
August 1, 2010, 9:56 am
I don't think the ads should be taken too seriously myself. So what??? The truth is that there are some women out there who (whether natural or relaxed) do NOT take care of their hair. When you do not take care of your hair it becomes damaged and it does tend to look like the hair in the pictures. In which case the model with damaged hair would need-- duh da duh!-- Dr. Miracle products. The ads are simple with a clear point and I think we need to not be so sensitive. I am disappointed that the owner of Dr. Miracle is a white man, though.
Susie says:
August 22, 2010, 2:27 am
Dr. Miracles relaxer is the worst relaxer EVER!!! I used it in July 2010 and my hair is badly damaged...my hairline is damaged and my hair is thinning. My hairdresser told me to stop using Dr. Miracles and my hair would be healthy again by the end of the year.She also told me that some of her other customers who use it had the same complaints. I do believe, like another person stated that you wrote a positive piece on them because of your relationship with them. Please remember this product is destroying a lot of women's hair and your credibilit. Different Issue:- African women need a product (for relaxed hair)that allows us to get our hair wet (beach, shower, etc)and not have to study the coarseness, dryness and frizziness afterward (after effect). That is why most of us can't wash our hair and just leave it to dry (go out to work, party, etc) like other women. We should not only have to use braids, etc to be able to "wash and go".
layo says:
August 31, 2010, 4:34 pm
this does not work for me
thania says:
September 7, 2010, 7:59 pm
well ive been using the dr miracles relaxer for the first time. and it made my hair like an afro puff?? how come i wanted an silky hair and now i still got my afro!!!!! huh this crap aint good okay still i havnt seen any brakage or falling hair thx to god but i will realy stop using that product!!! and by the way thir commercial are so fake !!! omg and on some website i think their is some people getting payed to give that product some props !!!!! never ever in my life ill use the dr, miracles product
thania says:
September 7, 2010, 8:05 pm
i have the same result gurl my hair looks like an dry see thru afro wow those products
Jeneya says:
October 7, 2010, 10:43 am
Hello ladies! I am a 10 year naturalista with locks. I am currently using Dr. Miracles temple and nape balm. I agree, the smell is quite...medicinal...kinda like Vicks Vaporub. I havent seen a big difference other than my baby hair looks great! I have some thin areas on either side of my head that I attribute to headbands and scarves. I recently stopped pulling it back and am actually considering cutting and restarting. (they are down my back and difficult to manage...my arms and neck get so tired trying to retwist them, and I want to start over without the bad hair products, which was what used before I knew better) About finding a good spray bottle, go to Lowes or some other hardware place and get one from lawn and garden. They are generally made tougher for outdoorsy products, and have a better spray for what you need it for. Happy Hair to all!
Shangti says:
January 11, 2011, 4:40 pm
I started using Dr. Miracle's Temple and Nape Balm and I my hairline started itching. When I lifted my weave I wanted to cry. There are clusters of bumps that looks like small pusticals around my hairling and the hairline I was trying to regrow is gone. I made sure I was using the mild formula, but this stuff is heinous. I would not suggest using it until you do an area test for the first day or two.
Eric says:
March 1, 2011, 7:23 am
Dr. Miracle is good stuff. I guess not all products can work for everyone. My wife, a blond Caucasian princess who is always messing with her hair, I take that back, hours of messing with her hair, was given Dr Miracle's shampoo from the Asian ladies at her nail salon. They told her that it actually grew hair for them!? Because my wife uses that hot clamp type iron every day, her hair became brittle. So brittle you could break it in your hand and felt to me like a Brillo pad. After using Dr. Miracle, its soft as can be. We can recommend it.
Nessa says:
March 12, 2011, 7:08 pm
Um.....your hair grew 5 inches in three months? You don't expect me to respectfully believe that do you? In a year, hair grows 6 inches on average, that works out to half an inch every month with no breakage, and some serious TLC........ You're an advertising spam bot aren't you....... tsk tsk
Donald says:
March 17, 2011, 11:59 am
Girl, thanks for the information and also point out how the commercial infringes upon the natural look of the woman. Thank you, your post has been receive very well; and I love your writing style. Love, Donald Seymour Jr.
Lil says:
March 21, 2011, 9:22 pm
well , nessa...if you have a problem trusting ..KI, statement..well it is true..my hair grew as fast as hers... with the help of Dr. Miracles.. ( since 2007 ) and it is still growing..the peppermint smell? ..it fades away, someone claimed it was ' greasy'...guess they used too much. i have very fine hair..so i use just enough to nourish my hair and scalp... as far as DR. Miracles..i could care less if he were green... i love all of his products, and is the 'only' product i use on my hair!!..happy he put it out for our use..thank you Dr. Miracle..you rock !!
donna says:
June 3, 2011, 7:10 pm
i am glad to have found the ingredients for this product so that i can research everyone. I've only bought the product once and i am just finishing it because i don't use it on a regular basis because it makes me hallucinate, which is the only way i can describe it which is why i have been concerned about the ingredients an why they are not listed on the product. thanks again for listing them
Shun says:
June 15, 2011, 9:38 pm
This perm has taken my hair out!!!!! I. Have bald spots and feel horrible!!!!! DO NOT purchase this product!!!!!!!
Tiffany says:
August 1, 2011, 7:44 am
I am in the beginning of starting my 'natural hair journey'. I'm NOT ready for the night chop yet so I decided to let the remainder of my perms hair grow out so that when I do get it cut I have good lenght to start with. Its been about 6 months now and I've been using Dr.miracles leave in conditions. And the hot gro and it has been working great my hair has grown about 8 inches in the back and 6-7in the front..... I actually like the scent and would recommend it to anyone who asked what I use .... yo all the flack about the relaxers perms are damaging to your hair regardless the brand perm force your hair yo things it's not meant to do if if it came out with FM that's what u get I dont feel bad for any of u
16 girl says:
August 28, 2011, 10:15 pm
My mom and her best friend put 2 boxes of dr mircale the frist box of normal on my top hair and the back with super relax okay so yea i really dont use relaxers but my mom best friend insited because my hair is super thick and long results while she comb my hair it was shedding like a dog she aslo cut my hair because of dead ends but the bad part is my hair felt werid at frist felt like straw and i found hairless spots on the back of my head.Never will i use a relaxer again I blame it on the super relaxer butt my cuzs was mad like dont ever let them do my hair again like who uses two different perms and they was like use the olive kind and why i let her cut my hair (shoulder lenght)cant wait for my hair to grow back and reach back two my chest area.
LIS says:
November 5, 2011, 10:14 am
Well I"m gonna be trithful and as truthful as i can be. I actually tried the perm because i have a friend in Christ that's using it and she still is. i personal don't think the perm is for everyone, i did try the perm 4 times, Thinking it would help my hair strengthen my hair was growing really good and thick, i put the Dr.Miracle thinking it was going to grow it more. But i was very disappointed when my hair started breaking off badly my hair is now short, i did buy all the products to go with the perm thinking i wasn't using it correctly. i also thought it was stress............ but i just kept trying the perm it just keeps breaking off and still breaking so now I'm trying to let it grow out so i can start using the perm i was using before sorry Dr. it's not for me
Rab says:
November 28, 2011, 9:52 am
I'm a fully African belle (Ghanaian to be precise) and i've been using the entire range of Dr. Miracle products for over two years now for my permed hair. The results have been amazing! I've never had any issues with it except getting burns on my scalp after relaxing my hair but even with that, i only get burns when i scratch my scalp before relaxing or i relax my hair immediately after taking out a weave or braids. The product has helped my hair grow really long (about seven inches past my shoulders) and trust me, for a ghanaian chic, that is long! With a few exceptions,our hair generally doesn't grow long or fast and people wear weaves and extensions around here all the time but thanks to Dr. Miracle, people can't tell the difference between my hair and a weave or a wig cos they don't think it can grow that long! I love the products and i love my hair more,but i'm also getting scared from reading all your posts. I'm scared of some future damage it may cause to my hair. I haven't had any trouble with it so far but i would like to know if there are any recommendations of other haircare products that are suitable for african hair since it looks like this product is doing more harm than good. I would cringe to have my hair jump off my head in the future if it has to endure some unknown future negative effects of using Dr. Miracle products. Please help!
Tracia says:
December 17, 2011, 2:36 am
On the package of DM, it does say not to use the relaxer if yoiur previous relaxer had a specific type of ingredient. I made the same mistake but I don't have bald spots.
MiGayle says:
February 3, 2012, 6:13 am
I like Dr. Miracle's products. I made the mistake a few years back of grabbing the wrong thing in the shower - thought it was my regular shampoo, but it turned out to be NAIR (you can't wear your glasses in the shower), and as a result washed all my hair down the drain. I was frantic. I did get used to being bald, but I wanted my hair to grow back quicker, so I tried Dr. Miracles products, and they worked! Loved the tingle, love the smell...which, as none of you non-smokers have probably figured out, is CLOVES. It smells like good incense, and has a healing property in most instances if used properly (consult your herbology/homeopathic sources). My hair grew three inches in two months, and it was awesome! But by this time I had become accustomed to the short hair (soooo sensual in the shower), so about every three months or so I buzz the whole thing off again and start over. I use Dr. Miracles every time because it keeps my hair strong.
britt says:
June 3, 2012, 3:52 pm
Omg that EXACT same thing happened to me ! I stopped using it and now idk how to stop flakes from my scalp ears and neck !
Kayla says:
July 3, 2012, 3:03 am
I used this product in rhe shower as a deep conditioner and it was terrible. Its a bit too greasy for every day use, so what I did was rubbed it into my scalp, then shampooed as much of it as I could out. I have always had really thick really long beautiful curly hair and Dr. Miracle's hair Gro just destroyed it. Unlike all these other people who have bald spots, because I used it all over my head, I got uniform shedding and I swear I have at least 15% less hair ALL OVER MY HEAD. At first I thought it might be due to some medication I've just begun taking, but thank god I read all these reviews so I now know what the real problem was and didn't continue using it. This is from only using the product ONCE. ONCE.
Sammer says:
December 9, 2012, 3:14 am
Where in england do you live beacause I can name atleast 3 shops on my main street which sell a variety of dr miracle (I live in london btw )
Sammer says:
December 9, 2012, 3:27 am
I think they do because I was searching through their products and found protein a few times I looked at the leave in and conditioner.
Rab says:
July 19, 2013, 6:41 am
Okay i posted on here about 2 years ago and i was scared of the comments people had posted about Dr. Miracle's products. However i didn't stop using them. I continued to date and the progress has been even more amazing! My purely Ghanaian hair has grown way longer than before and looks healthy and beautiful! I've honestly still not encountered any problems with the product so far and honestly i'm quite hitched on it right now. My only conclusion is that you have to know what's good for your hair and act accordingly. I guess i was just lucky to not have tried many products befor finding the right one thereby risking damaging my hair. Really sorry Kayla, about your hair :(. I hope you find something that works really well for you.
viagra says:
October 18, 2013, 10:25 am
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September 21, 2014, 5:02 pm
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ll says:
February 22, 2015, 12:49 am
I beg to differ, average persons hair grows 6inches a year not everyones hair grows the same rate, I also gained 5inches in 3months nd I used only the DM 2in1 shampoo, aussie moist conditioner and seal with blackseed oil. So yeah stop thinking average everyone is different
jennifer says:
May 23, 2015, 9:23 am
I used dm for 5yrs n I must say that its really good makes my hair fuller n longer but I later changed to ors which made my hair light with less volume..think going back to dm is a great choice


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