How to Use Sulfur as an Ingredient in Haircare Products

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How to Use Sulfur as an Ingredient in Haircare Products
Sulphur is non-toxic. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Sulphur is a naturally occurring mineral found in every living organism. Methyl Sulfonyl Methane or MSM, is an organic form of sulphur available over-the-counter. In its purest form, it is white crystals. Sulphur is required for the human body to produce keratin, which is the protein hair is made of. Sulphur benefits your hair and scalp, and is used in haircare products to promote strong, shiny hair and hair growth.

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Things you need

  • 113gr. Castile soap
  • 14.2gr. lavender
  • 14.2gr. nettles
  • 14.2gr. rosemary
  • 14.2gr. sage
  • Distilled water
  • Pot
  • Cooking source
  • Pure MSM powder
  • Strainer
  • Measuring cup
  • Empty 236ml. bottle
  • Water based conditioner
  • Extra virgin coconut oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil

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    Sulphur in shampoo is effective at ridding flaky dandruff from your scalp. Use this homemade shampoo with sulphur weekly, for healthier hair with an improved, softer texture. Mix all the herbs in a bowl, and then add 3 heaping tbsp to 2 cups of boiling distilled water. Take the mixture off of the heat and allow it to steep for 30 minutes. Add 2000 mg. of MSM to the herb mixture and allow it to dissolve for 30 minutes. After the MSM is dissolved, strain the mixture into a measuring cup. Pour 2 ½ oz. of the herbal mixture into an empty bottle, then add 118ml. of Castile soap. Cap the bottle and shake it to mix thoroughly.

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    MSM conditioner after shampooing helps repair damaged hair and makes it stronger and shinier. Mix 2 tbsp of distilled water with 1 tbsp of MSM in the microwave for 15 seconds and then mix well until all of the MSM powder has dissolved. Add the MSM mixture to a water-based conditioner and shake well. Use this MSM conditioner after each shampoo

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    Use sulphur on your scalp as a growth aid in an oil mixture. It is also a defence against dandruff and promotes a healthy scalp. Put 1 tsp of MSM powder, 8 tbsp of extra virgin coconut oil and 6 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil into an empty bottle and shake well. Let the oil mixture marinate for 48 hours. Before use, shake well and apply the oil to your scalp.

Tips and warnings

  • Pure MSM will completely dissolve in water, leaving no residue.

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