I believe that adding sulfur (Glover's Medicated Ointment) to my oil mixture has help speed the growth of my hair a tad bit. You may be asking how does sulfur help with the growth of your hair?
Sulphur is usually found in protein type foods, such as fish, meat, nuts, and vegetables. It is also often used as a nutritional supplement to provide the right amount of sulphur for growth into one’s body. The mineral of sulfur is one that has been used for beauty as well as health. If you are experiencing problems with hair loss, then finding sulfur as a way to promote hair growth can help you in solving the problem. Getting sulfur through foods, supplements or creams can all add to your daily intake of sulfur. As a result, your hair will be able to receive the nutrients it needs and slow hair loss.
NappyNelle (a member on Long Hair Care Forum) states:
Sulfur speeds up the length of your hair growth cycle, by extending the anagen phase. When the anagen phase is sped up, so are the other phases, which makes your hair seem to shed faster than it would normally. The sulfur is allowing that follicle to return to the active growth stage. About 10-15% of your hair is in the telogen or shedding phase at an given time. Your hair won't thin because of sulfur use unless you are allergic, already thinning at a high rate, or neglecting your hair in other ways.
Sulfur will extend the length of your anagen phase (by months, years, etc), by speeding up (shorten the length of time of) the other stages (inactive follicles, shedding/release) to get you back to the anagen (active growth) phase. It is like the sulfur is directly feeding your dermal papilla to increase your growth potential.
Here's a list of products that contain Sulfur:
- Sulu Max
- Boundless Tresses
- Bee Mine
- Shapley’s Original M-T-G formula
- Claudie's Hair Revitalizer
- Glovers Medicated Ointment
- Sulfur 8
Side But IMPORTANT NotePlease do a small patch test when using sulfur based products for the first time. This will avoid potential setbacks from an allergic reaction.
Sulfur application should be ceased at least one week prior to and one week following any sort of chemical process. I made the mistake of leaving it in my hair and my scalp burned really bad when i relaxed!!!!