The Growth Foundations reminds me of hair grease, with regards to texture and semi-melted petroleum jelly, with regards to how it looks. As for the Sweet Indulgence, the texture is thick, as it appears on The Pomade Shop's website.
I applied the pomades to our wet hair to start. I used the Growth Foundations on me and my daughter's scalp as a hair grease. Although sulfur is supposed to aid in hair growth, I have not used this product long enough to support it's claim of hair growth. It did bring me back to when I had to use Sulfur 8 on my niece's hair when she was little... me and my daughter's hair smelled just like sulfur. The smell did dissipate after while; however, if you don't want to go out smelling like sulfur, use it at night while getting your hair ready for bed. I would have liked to use this pomade a bit longer as I truly wanted to see if hair growth would result with continued use. As for the Styling Pomade, I used that to aid in styling my daughter's two ponytails that she wore for the week. On my hair, I used it to do a bunch of twists.
I will add that I loved how soft our hair was... especially mine. The pomades were not too thick and they were not sticky feeling at all. When I spritzed water on my daughter's hair and applied the Styling Pomade, it did a good job laying her edges down when smoothed with my palms (I don't use brushes).
Here's a picture of the back of my daughter's hair... apparently the front picture is MIA. This is an after-school picture... normally her hair looks 10X more wild than what it is here (thanks to the playground and gym). Based on the results, I am definitely pleased with the results. The fly-aways in the picture are NOTHING compared to what I've previously seen!