Hair Treatment with a Sulfur & Olive Oil Mix

By KC Hernandez

Organic sulfur, or methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), is a naturally occurring mineral in the human body. Sulfur is a component of your hair's keratin protein. Keratin's structure is composed of sulfur-sulfur bonds called disulfide bonds, which give hair its strength and elasticity, according to the Natural Health and Longevity Resource Center. MSM can be taken as an oral supplement or applied topically to the scalp and it is believed to promote healthy hair growth, although scientific data has yet to back this claim. You can mix MSM powder with olive oil to create a scalp and deep conditioning treatment for your hair.


Measure 1 tbsp. of MSM powder and add it to the plastic bottle using the funnel.

Pour olive oil into the bottle, also using the funnel, until it reaches the top.

Shake the mixture in the bottle for one minute until the MSM has fully dissolved in the oil. Organic sulfur is water soluble, but will dissolve into oil easily.

Apply the sulfur and olive oil mix to your scalp and work through the length of your hair. Depending on the amount of hair you have, you may not need to use the entire bottle.

Wrap the saturated hair in a towel or cover it with a shower cap and wait 30 minutes.

Rinse and wash hair as usual to remove all oil residues. Style as usual.