A Simple DIY Sulfur Hair Growth Oil Recipe

A Simple DIY Sulfur Hair Growth Oil Recipe

Us girls are always looking for hair growth remedies and supplements to give us healthy long locs. Often, many newbies and veterans alike will decide to incorporate a Biotin supplements into their diet to achieve long healthy hair; But what if I told you that there is something better? Something that does not have the side effects that comes with taking Biotin like the increase in skin breakouts that most of us complain about.

I took some time to research sulfur powder and how to use it and most importantly, why we should use it. The use of sulfur powder is something relatively new to me, so I had to make sure I had all my ducks in a row before presenting this to your lovely ladies.

Sulfur powder is a very important compound that most humans need. We need sulfur to improve our skin conditions, for scalp health, and joint functionality especially if you suffer from arthritis, along with other great health benefits. According to Eric Boon at www.usesof.net,

“Sulfur is effective because of its keratolytic, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.”

That alone makes it very popular as a hair growth supplement, great for scalp therapy and the holy grail for hair loss. When purchasing Sulfur Powder make sure to get ‘Sublimed Sulfur Powder‘ and this you can easily find on Amazon and some Trader Joe stores.

Believe it or not, we use products containing sulfur powder every day. Just go and check the ingredients of your lotions, acne treatments, dandruff shampoos and eczema or psoriasis medications; you will find sulfur somewhere on the list. During my research, I found out that sulfur compounds are the biggest problem solvers for skin conditions such as eczema, dandruff and acne.


I suffer from eczema, and spend tons of money on ointments, shampoos and lotions for my skin and scalp. So I was excited that I could possibly limit my pharmacy visits by making  a DIY Sulfur scalp oil that will improve my scalp’s health, stimulate growth and I could also use on my entire body.

Before making the oil I did check with my doctor first because for one I am currently pregnant and I was worried it might not be safe for me to use or mix this powder if not prescribed. Thankfully I was able to ask the doctor questions and I was told that it is perfectly safe and also very effective. We always advise that you do the same thing when trying something new that you might want to mix at home.

The doctor went on to explain that Selenium Sulfide, which is the active ingredient used in dandruff and scalp eczema shampoos are sulfur compounds so making your own sulfur hair growth oil and scalp treatment with sublimed sulfur powder is beneficial as long as you use a small amount of the sulfur powder in your mixtures.

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About Shelly Ann Cameron


Hi, I am Shelly Ann Cameron, freelance writer for BlackHairInformation.com. Jamaican born but call NYC home since 2005. When I'm not at my full time job as a Marketing Analyst, I am blogging about natural hair and lifestyle on my blog www.glamnaturallife.com. I created my blog to document my natural hair journey and share whatever I learned along the way. I am a promoter of healthy hair whether it's relaxed or natural. While I am no natural hair Nazi, since going natural in 2011, many of my articles are natural hair driven.

About Shelly Ann Cameron


Hi, I am Shelly Ann Cameron, freelance writer for BlackHairInformation.com. Jamaican born but call NYC home since 2005. When I'm not at my full time job as a Marketing Analyst, I am blogging about natural hair and lifestyle on my blog www.glamnaturallife.com. I created my blog to document my natural hair journey and share whatever I learned along the way. I am a promoter of healthy hair whether it's relaxed or natural. While I am no natural hair Nazi, since going natural in 2011, many of my articles are natural hair driven.

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Pandora Gibson

I would try this, it doesn’t say how often to use it!

Alma
Alma

Every other day should be fine Pandora

Funkz A Abz

@Pandora Gibson It’s probably as often as you would any growth oil

Karleen Brownsuga

I’ll definitely try this even though my scalp stop itching since I’m taking #themanechoice hair vitamins!!

Gail Zeigler

I will definitely try this. Both, my daughter and I, suffer from eczema. So, this may be a God send.

Michelle Clark

Unfortunately I have an allergic reaction to Sulphur products. I can do it in minimum amounts but I would look like a lizard otherwise.

Ricca Armand
Ricca Armand

This sounds like a great idea and I will definitely try this. But I want to know should i only apply this oil to my scalp or can I apply it throughout my hair?

Alma
Alma

With the sulfur smell I would say just apply it on your scalp then use a sweeter or neutral smelling oil for the rest of your hair.

lola
lola

Question

I’m currently pregnant i want to try it, can i use castor oil? And if i use henna in my hair can i still use it?

How do i find the best brand for real henna, castor oil, and the other oils??

Alma
Alma

There are no indications of trouble using sulfur or henna when you are pregnant but since the sulfur is easily absorbed I would double check with a doctor first.

With henna as long as you ensure that it is pure 100% henna like Jamila henna then you should be fine. With oils always check the ingredients to be sure that you are getting a 100% pure product and not one that’s been diluted with mineral oils or other such cheap additive.

Monette McLin

I’m going to try this as my weekly pre-poo under a plastic cap for 25 min. on medium heat. I have never had an allergic reaction to sulfur so far.

Tavia McCullough

Good information!

rdyson
rdyson

I have numerous bottles of Flowers of Sulfur. My mom purchased them years ago just before the drug stores stopped selling them. I just opened a new bottle yesterday. I mixed it with Vaseline and gave it to someone to use on ringworm. It is a WONDERFUL product.
I ran out of my oils and this came the day I planned to get more. Thank you and I AM trying this!

Alma
Alma

Let us know how you get on Ruth 🙂

Joy
Joy

I’ve heard that sulfur while sulfur can be good for your scalp, it is very drying to hair. Any thought on how to combat that?

Alma
Alma

I’ve been using this oil for around a month so far Joy and I haven’t noticed any drying. If you use it as part of LOC method or just on your scalp, don’t imagine that it will be a problem.

Isyss
Isyss

I think there’s an easier and less messy way to go about using sulfur in our hair. I use MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) and you can get it in a liquid form in a spray container. I have low porosity hair, so use the greenhouse method on a daily basis to just get moisture into my hair. I’ve noticed that by adding a few sprays of MSM along with my other spray I use daily my hair has experience a lot of growth.

Rechette
Rechette

Do you spray msm directly on hair or do you mix it in a container with another product?

Keisha

I’m in the transition phase of going natural and love this idea. In going to try this but would like to know approximately how long it would take before I see results and if it’s ok to use on my 7 and 11year old daughters who are natural?

emmjaepenniman

Thank you for this recipe. I already have the tea tree oil and I’m always looking for ideas to get rid of my itchy, flaky scalp.

Vero
Vero

Can you substitute MSM powder for the sublimed sulfur powder? If so will it work as well? MSM powder is available at a local healthfood store I frequent.
Thanx

Alma
Alma

That is actually what you are supposed to use for this recipe 🙂

Stephanie Carter

Yes, I will be adding this to my regimen. It is a lot easier than the treatment I’ve been using that requires cowashing my hair three times a week to remove the growth treatment. Thanks for the great article.

Brenda

What about hair loss due to ?

Brenda

What about hair loss due to alopecia?

Corinthia Briggs

the video says private and we are unable to view it

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sulfur is an amazing mineral!!!

Carmen Davis
Chala Brooks
Chala Brooks

I have been using Sulfur 8 grease for my scalp because I have Seborrheic Dermatitis and my scalp can become very irritated, red, inflamed and scaly if I do not use my medicated shampoo or the Sulfur 8. I hate using the medicated shampoo to often because it is drying to my hair. The Sulfur 8 I use is the light version with the blue label. I have only seen it at Walmart. It doesn’t have the strong smell like the original with the yellow label. It has been a lifesaver for me and my scalp. I knew it was my go to when my scalp was on fire and very inflamed one day plus itchy. I almost lost it but when I put the Sulfur 8 grease on my scalp, it calmed down in about 15 minutes and my scalp was healing right away because the next day my scalp felt a lot better and looked better too. I was also able to wear my hair styles for over a week if I needed to and my scalp remained balanced. This article is another good option if I ever need it. Thank you so much

Chala Brooks
Chala Brooks

I have been using Sulfur 8 grease for my scalp because I have Seborrheic Dermatitis and my scalp can become very irritated, red, inflamed and scaly if I do not use my medicated shampoo or the Sulfur 8. I hate using the medicated shampoo to often because it is drying to my hair. The Sulfur 8 I use is the light version with the blue label. I have only seen it at Walmart. It doesn’t have the strong smell like the original with the yellow label. It has been a lifesaver for me and my scalp. I knew it was my go to when my scalp was on fire and very inflamed one day plus itchy. I almost lost it but when I put the Sulfur 8 grease on my scalp, it calmed down in about 15 minutes and my scalp was healing right away because the next day my scalp felt a lot better and looked better too. I was also able to wear my hair styles for over a week if I needed to and my scalp remained balanced. This article is another good option if I ever need it. Thank you so much.

Karen Barton Moore

Wenona Brown. Let’s try this!

Wenona Brown

Ok let’s do it this wknd. 😉

Tera Jackson

But I am usually hearing there is nothing to fasten up your hair growth..

Kamara
Kamara

I would love to see how to make this DIY but I can’t see the directions because of the ad in the middle of the page, it’s covering it up. Second I clicked on the youtube screen but it says the video is private. Could you please help?

FineNaturalHairandFaith

the video is private

Mike Sharpe
Mike Sharpe

If you are suffering from hair loss then read my success story. Ever since I was in my early 20’s my hair seemed to get thinner & thinner and with my Dad also being bald I knew the inevitable was going to happen. While my hair got thin to the point of being almost bald I think I spent the next 15 years trying to prevent my hair loss and so I have tried pretty much every pill/shampoo/supplement there is. I spent a lot of money and absolutely none of them worked.

Then about 2 years or so ago I came across a video on the internet at the following website:
healthcurenews*com/hairloss (obviously change the * for a dot as it won’t let me post links here). This website shows a method of regrowing your hair via natural treatment methods. I was skeptical but I went ahead with their guide and within a month my hair was already showing signs of regrowth improvement. 6 months later, my hair was thicker than it was when I was 16 and now with occasional treatment I have a stable head of full hair. Have a watch of the video and then see for yourself. I am just sharing a method that worked incredibly for me so please don’t flame me for posting a link if it is against comment guidelines
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Eliza
Eliza

Please be mindful of the sulfur you use- MSM is an edible sulfur- white in appearance, sold as a vitamin. The sulfur you use for your hair is sublimed sulfur, the yellow powder, and is very dangerous to consume in a large amount and you need to do your best to not breath it in. Do yourself a favor and just get a ready made sulfur oil blend- Here is a link to one from amazon- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711X1MQ4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_3LcuzbHSMPYTG Conscious Essence Long hair & health scalp oil blend.