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Never applied oil. Can cantharidine hair oil have any side effects?

Hi! I am a girl of age 20. I have less hairs on central crown of my scalp. I lost them years back and since then, I haven t got that pre-hairfall thickness again. I have never applied oil in my hairs since my teens(not even monthly!) Someone told me to apply castor oil in my hairs but I didn t get it in my locality so I bought cantharidine hair oil. Its ingredients are- Arachis oil- 12.5% v/v, light liquid parafifin 86.0% v/v & cantharidin. The bottle says- For preservation and growth of hair. I have never heard about this hair oil so please tell me, Can this oil have any side effects? And Can I apply it like the regular oils or is it to be applied for a certain duration?? Presently, I have no dandruff, no hairfall but I have some grey hairs. The only problem for which I want to use this oil is less hairs on my central crown. I have normal hair thickness elsewhere, including my hairline. Thanks
Tue, 17 May 2011
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i tell u firmly that there will be no effect of any oil in ur hair.
because ur hairfall has hormonal reason.
u need to consult dermatologist
minoxidil will give good result to u.
take high protein diet.
cantharidin is good ,have no side effect
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