How to Use Sulfur Powder for Hair

Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, is organic sulfur used by the body to grow bone, hair and nails. reports that MSM may be useful in elevating conditions such as arthritis or allergies. It is also used as a combatant against some parasitical infections. The human body processes the sulfur in MSM to promote growth in tissue that utilizes keratin as a base, such as your hair. Adding MSM powder to a water-based hair conditioner may increase hair growth and repair dry, damaged shafts.

Step 1

Fill a microwave-safe bowl with water and MSM powder. Mix the compound and place the bowl in the microwave for 15 seconds or until the water starts to boil. Mix the solution again to dissolve any leftover powder.

Step 2

Pour hair conditioner into the bowl and mix the ingredients with a spoon. Set the bowl aside to allow the conditioner product to cool.

Step 3

Wash hair normally with a shampoo designed for your hair type. Squeeze excess water from hair.

Step 4

Place the conditioner on your washed hair. Leave the compound in hair for two minutes. Rinse with warm water and again with cool water.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 tbsp. MSM sulfur powder

  • 2 tbsp. water

  • 6 1/2 tbsp. water-based hair conditioner


Mix a small amount of MSM powder with water and place on skin. Watch the test spot for 24 hours to ensure there is no allergic reaction to the sulfur.

Do not use more than the recommended amount of sulfur powder. Excessive topical application of sulfur may irritate the skin.

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