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  • Glover's Mane/ Sulfur8....?

     

    Since I love my hair so much. The topic arouse at work. And I mentioned my hair is nor never was thick. But it is healthy although it grows pretty slow. My coworker suggested me use some Glover's Mane. and another suggested Sulfur8. she has relaxed hair...and well.. I usally don't really give much consideration to relaxed hair. (not that I'm hatin') Its just that we are on two different pages. Anyways. I just wanted to know If any natural heads out there have used these prducts. And are they any good?

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    My mom used to grease my hair/scalp with Sulfur 8. Nothing ever burst into flames...sure smelled bad though. It's just grease. Same as Blue Magic and co. imo.

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    That stuff stinks to high heaven, even the Sulfur's 8 with the lite fragrance.

    I remember when I was little my mother used the Glover Mane liquid to soothe my scalp then she would wash it out. Other than that, I haven't had much experience with stuff.

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    Avoid them like the plague. I'm having flashbacks of that mess put in my hair as a child.

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    My mom use to put it on my hair for dandruff but I never saw where it actually worked. I just had a greesy mess on my head; never tried the Glover's mane

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    i use glover's SPARINGLY, cause it is a mess but it does help control my SD (seborrheic dermatitis), and if i absolutely must use sulfur 8, i ONLY use the light one....if you're going for getting thick hair or for helping stimulate your scalp you may want to choose other products...I read labels and ingredients and those products are for antidandruff and antipsoriasis...hth

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    Alright then! thank you all. It sounds to me like my regular is doing me just fine...I dont really want the stinky smell. As I know my husband will fuss about this at bed time so I'll just keep doing what I'm doing...

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    I *heart* Glover's and Sulfur8...not the grease you put in your hair..

    There is a product I used from Glover's that can give you the best of both worlds...I used it for my dandruff issues because it didn't dry out my hair like other products but surprisingly it seemed like my hair was growing faster and it felt stronger. I use it now about once a month now or sometimes twice if I really need it.
    http://texasbeautysupplies.com/glv50.html

    It comes in a little bottle, and you leave it in your hair for an hour and then wash it out...yeah IT STINKS REALLY BAD and your hair will have this unbelievable film when it's wet...but it's temporary, just use a nice shampoo to wash it out, rinse out VERY well, and use a thick conditioner and I find it to be a nice hair treatment.

    I also use the Sulfur8 Braid spray for my braid extensions or twists when I have them or else my scalp will go CRAZY

    http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CBsQ8wIwAA#

    ...we can s\" class=\"hrln\">use the same brands as relaxed heads...we just canT use the same type I think and grease is not my friend no matter what brand....

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    I used Sulphur 8 for a year or two while I was relaxed. I liked the results. My hair appeared to be shinier, stronger, and grow faster; however, I eventually stopped using it because the horrendous odor eventually outweighed the benefits of the product. But if you don't mind dogs following you home due to the fumes emanating from your scalp, I say go for it.

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    There is a product I used from Glover's that can...

    I had my hand on this bottle too......but I was iffy about it cause my baby locs are still trying to lock all over....when they loc really good I want to check this stuff out.

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    Side note: I sometimes wonder if something is wrong with my nose or how I process smells because I LIKE the smell of Sulfur 8.

    Carry on......

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    Roschelle: I also suffer from Seborrheic Dematitis. Which Glover's product do you use, and how?

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    My mom would mix the Glover's with vaseline to grease our scalps. I really don't know why though. I think for her dandruff.

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    I had my hand on this bottle too......but I was...

    well since you have locs and I know how much locs can just get buildup from ANYTHING, put the product on your scalp in affected areas instead of directly on your dreads...if you're a loosie like me putting it directly on the hair should be fine

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    "if you don't mind dogs following you home due to the fumes emanating from your scalp, I say go for it. "

    Double LOL.

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    well since you have locs and I know how much...

    yeah i don't bother putting anything on my hair except for my water/oil spritzes about every 3 days...other that, i just deal with my scalp, the oils will work their way to my strands...

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    I remember when I was little my mom using both products in my then natural hair. I am not sure if it worked, but all I remember is the smells!!! When I got a perm years ago I stopped using it. Now that I am 9 months Natural I only use the Sulphur 8 Shampoo if I start to see dandruff from the hard water here in Korea. Other that that I don't use either product. I hope it helps!!!

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    Since I love my hair so much. The topic arouse...

    Ok, the product's name is actually Glover's MANGE. Wow...do they still sell this stuff?

    The original product back in the day had a horrible smell to it. Glover's mange was packaged in a little brown bottle and initially used to treat animal mange. However, I forget how it came to be marketed and sold for use by humans in their hair.

    My mom used it when she mixed up her own hair grease. She cut the smell with cinnamon oil which worked pretty well. Yes, she was using it to promote "growth."

    No it doesn't have any magical "growth" properties so don't waste your money buying something that's specifically marketed to "make your hair grow." How fast and how long your hair grows is largely determined by genetics. Other external forces (combing, brushing, styling, heat, accessories, wind, sun exposure, etc.) can make it difficult for nappy hair to retain length.

    Underlying health issues and/or damage to your scalp which is deep enough to damage your hair follicles (the little hole in your head where your hair grows from and is nourished) can stunt growth or cause hair loss leading to thinning and baldness.

    With regard to the THICKNESS of your hair there are two things that influence that. One is the number of follicles on your scalp. One hair grows from one follicle and the number of follicles will never change.

    Also there is the diameter of the hair shaft itself. Hair is categoriesed as Fine (very thin hair), Medium and Coarse (very thick in diameter).

    So you can see that you can have a lot of different combinations on your head that will determine how THICK (dense) your hair will be. Three are some products out there that coat the hair shaft and can make your hair appear thicker. Hair dye also swells the hair shaft and can also make your strands thicker, although I wouldn't advise dying your hair specifically for that reason.

    But getting back to these products, just look around you the next time you go to a beauty supply store and take note of all the stuff on shelves that are supposedly forumlated to "make your hair grow." Black folks been buying this stuff for eons, and if it were that easy to "make your hair grow" then most black folks would have hair down to their butts.

    Marketers just know how to exploit our own insecurities, wants and desires for long hair, and we give them our money.

    With regard to sulfur 8, I thought that was a medicated product designed specifically to treat dandruff and promote a healthy scalp. I know it has some antibacterial properties as well.

    Sulfur as an ingredient I believe is a component of keratin which is a protein in our hair. We all know that protein is used to strengthen hair, but how sulfur would play a role in that I'm not quite certain.

    Honestly, if you're looking for something to promote strengthen your hair and promote retention, I can think of a lot of other products that you could use that won't make your hair smell badly.

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    ^^Man, I miss the clapping hands smiley....would come in handy about now.

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    Side note: I sometimes wonder if something is wrong with...

    lol I kinda like the smell too and I started using it every 3 days. I apply it very lightly to my scalp at night cause sulfur does promote growth.

    Disclaimer- Even tho I don't mind the smell if I was married I wouldn't use it but I'm sleeping alone so it doesn't matter.

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    lol I kinda like the smell too and I started...

    Really? How so? Since your hair will grows from your follicles barring an injury or illness, how does an external application of sulfur promote growth?

    When I was in grade school, junior high and high school, I knew girls who used this stuff religiously and their hair never "grew" any longer or faster.

    By the time we graduated, they still had the same length of hair that she had when I first met her. So if Sulfer 8 really worked, shouldn't she have had much longer hair?

    People tend to confuse "growing" with length retention. Your hair will grow because that's what hair does. If you want longer hair, you have to focus on retaining your ends.

    That aside, I am really interested to know how sulfer, specifically promotes growth. I tried looking it up but could find any good articles or information that explained the rational for including sulfur in hair products. So any factual information you share would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    I got great retention from these 2 products. My hair just likes petrolatum based products like this. The best time to use it is in the summer. I use at night, then co wash it out in the morning. I got a lot of growth retention from it.

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    ^^^Growth retention is different than promoting growth. I would just like people to understand that these products don't make your hair grow. So many people have unrealistic expectations about what a $3.99 jar of hair grease will do for you.

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    ^^^Growth retention is different than promoting growth. I would just...

    I love you Napia Mia...you are my Shero with a fro...in a protective style!

    I don't understand this correlation that people are making between hair growth and the use of the sulfur...that's just weird for me. Seriously, my grandmother used sulfur powder to kill insects that were unwanted in the house and my father would use it on his feet to get rid of athletes foot. Basically I've known sulfur to be the element that kind of "kills" things, so I am definitely not putting anything that says "sulfur" on my hair.

    I found that using tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, and lemon juice are the best fighters of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis just because they are all natural antiseptics. I seriously use tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil in all my spritz because they not only leave a nice clean scent but they keep my scalp healthy and soothed.

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    When I was a little kid in the late 50's Almost EVERYONE used Glover's Mange on their hair. You could always tell by that awful smell who had it in their hair that day. My mom used it on my hair every month or 2 after mixing it with a little mineral oil or olive oil. She said it was good for my scalp & hair. I always had nice thick long braids & healthy hair & scalp. Never had dandruff till I started going to hairdressers & when that happened ,it was back to Gover's again. We also used Sulfur 8 products when we weren't using the Glover's. I haven't seen the old STANK Glover's mange in the brown bottle for many years. That one had sulfur,pine tar, & other ingredients missing from the new one.

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    if you like sulphur maybe qhemet bio would work. smell nicer

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