My 15 yo dd has becomes obsessed with growing her hair. Last night she was bugging me to get her some Mane n Tail shampoo and conditioner which I said I would after she used up all the shampoo and conditioner she currently has. She kept on and on with the begging so I jokingly suggested she use the MTG that I had gotten for the mini colt who was rubbing his mane and tail out. So now, she's all set to use the MTG. Apparently she googled it and other people have used it. Has anyone on the board used MTG on themselves?
Personally the smell would put me off but if DD wants her head to smell like rancid bacon, that's her problem. I just don't want anything like a burned scalp, bald head, etc.
There are better things your DD can use to grow her hair that are actually made to be used on humans. Personally, I wouldn't do it for that reason alone. Not to mention, it's not designed nor tested for use on people.
You couldn't pay me enough money to put that shit in my hair! I won't even let it get on my hands - even a drop on my skin leaves that nasty odor.
However I love the Mane-N-Tail conditioner. I have been using it every day since high school as a leave in. It's more of a thickener than for growing hair, but my hair does grow abnormally fast (according to my hairdresser).
I would say making sure she has a good diet and maybe a good daily vitamin might do more than that stinky stuff.
I quite agree. I have gotten her special vitamins for nails and hair and a multi vitamins specially formulated for teen girls. She refuses to take them because they smell bad and make her nauseous. I told her to swallow them quick and take them with food. But I'm just a mom, what do I know.
According to her, you don't leave the MTG in your hair very long. Just rub it in, leave it a minute and wash. I still think your hair would stink, though. I will get her the Mane n Tail and maybe the stuff Daatje suggested once she uses up her current shampoo. The house rule is you have to use up what you already have before you get something different.
Actually, it is time for school to start. She has too much time on her hands and is spending too much time on the internet looking up "beauty secrets". The latest is a mixture of cinnamon and honey that is supposed to lighten your hair. Mostly it makes a sticky mess in her bathroom. Once school is in session she will have too much to do with school work, her friends and her extra curricular activities to worry about putting MTG in her hair.
Not to mention she is at that age when she wants stuff NOW! She expects to use a product and have hair growth, clear skin, etc, the next day. If it doesn't happen, she wants to move on to something else. I keep telling her that stuff takes time but again, I'm just a mom.
I have long hair, down past my waist. It never got half that long until I started keeping it braided. I rarely let it out of a braid (I have since decided I hate getting trapped in loose hair) but it sure is spectacular when I do let it go.
I just use Dove shampoo/conditioner, or Neutrogena deep conditioner if it feels a bit dry. Otherwise, leave it alone, don't let it get tangled or dirty, and keep it put up.
Don't tell me about what you can't do. That's boring. Show me what you can do. - Mom