3. It increases collagen and keratin production within the hair cells
MSM(affiliate link) has the ability to increase the keratin and collagen proteins within the hair strands. How? Since MSM is a sulfur(affiliate link) based mineral, it can provide ample amounts of sulfur(affiliate link) which is extremely important to the production of collagen and keratin of our hair follicles.
Unfortunately, because our visible hair strands are technically dead, the benefits of MSM would not apply to them but this benefit does apply to the new growth of your hair.
4. MSM can decrease breakage
Because MSM increases the keratin and collagen proteins (our hair strengtheners) within our strands, it creates extra strength also decreases hair breakage which in turn decreases split and frayed ends. This makes MSM(affiliate link) a great supplement for those of us who want to get our retention game on point.
5. MSM can help treat dandruff
Alongside decreasing breakage, increasing collagen and keratin, and increasing your growth phase (convinced yet?) , MSM has been known to treat dandruff for some people.
This may have a lot to do with the extra circulation and cell renewing properties that MSM can provide. These two properties of MSM can without a doubt decrease dandruff problems that can occur.
6. It has been known to soften new growth
Many women have reported elongated new growth through taking MSM. This may have a lot to do with the extra keratin and collagen that MSM has been reported to add to hair strands (which may add extra weight to the hair strands).
Whatever it is, many women have stated that by taking MSM, they can stretch between relaxers longer and many transitioning ladies have mentioned that the demarcation line appears a bit softer due to taking MSM.
Common Questions Concerning MSM
How does one use MSM?
MSM can be taken internally via a capsule or powder form. For the powder form, many women mix in it with smoothies, juices or water, etc. Many have stated that they have the best results with MSM when it’s taken along with Biotin(affiliate link) and a good multivitamin(affiliate link). You can find MSM in many health food and vitamin stores and on Amazon.com.
What is the dosage of MSM that one should take?
For visible results, its good to start off with 1,000 mg of MSM. Once you feel comfortable with the minimum amount of MSM, then you can try raising the dosage to 1,200 to 2,000 mg. Some women have taken up to 3,000 to 4,000 mg of MSM, but take caution with doing this.
Are there any side effects with taking MSM?
There have been some women who have experienced certain side effects with taking MSM, such as : vivid dreams, bloating, and early or late periods. This however only happens to those who take 4,000 mg and over. For the majority who took 1,000 to 3,000 mg of MSM, there were no known side affects.
Are you currently taking MSM? If so, comment below on how it has helped you in your hair journey!
Originally posted 2015-03-22 15:00:48.