Sulfur for Hair Growth

Updated February 21, 2017

Sulphur, known as "the beauty mineral," is necessary for your health as well as for stimulating your hair growth. Your hair is made primarily of sulphur, protein and water. Sulphur increases the circulation of your scalp, nourishing your hair follicles.


According to Patrick McGean, Director of the Cellular Matrix Study since 1999, consuming sulphur in its purest form reverses hair loss, restores hair colour and prevents hair loss in chemotherapy cancer patients.


Eat eggs, meat, poultry, fish, beans, legumes and dairy for protein sources of sulphur. Organ meats like liver are especially rich in sulphur.


Consume plant sources of sulphur daily, such as onions, garlic, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, watercress, kale, asparagus and cauliflower.


Ingest a pure form of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) to boost your hair growth. MSM, found in health stores, is a natural source of sulphur occurring in all foods and throughout your body.


Ask your doctor about testing for a sulphur deficiency if you are vegan. Vegans and vegetarians who do not consume eggs and dairy may be deficient in sulphur, resulting in stunted hair growth or hair loss.

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Chyrene Pendleton has been a business owner and newsletter editor for more than seven years. She is a freelance writer with over 25 years experience and teaches a variety of topics, including alternative health, hair care and metaphysics. Pendleton is a certified television show producer, radio talk-show host and producer, and a computer programmer with a bachelor's degree in computer science.