How To Use MSM For Hair Growth?

How To Use MSM Powder For Hair Growth

In my last post, I talked about “how does MSM help with hair growth.” If you haven’t had a chance to check out that post, I highly encourage you checking it out so you can fully understand the benefits of MSM for hair growth.

MSM can be used internally and externally. The focus of this post is using MSM externally.

I will share with you some helpful homemade MSM hair recipes to help you promote healthy hair growth and decrease hair shedding.

So without further ado, let’s get started.

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What is MSM?

Before I share with you my favorite MSM hair recipes, I think it’s important to understand what MSM is.

MSM is also known as Methylsulfonylmethane. It’s an organic form of sulfur found in plants, animals, and humans. It’s also naturally occurring in foods such as milk, broccoli, cabbage, onion, garlic, seafood, and eggs.

MSM is an essential mineral needed by our body to function properly. There are many benefits of MSM. It’s used by the body to build healthy nails and hair. It’s also used for allergies, joint problems, pains and much more. The reason so many benefits are attributed to MSM is because it provides the body biologically active sulfur.

Many people don’t realize that MSM is the key to the creation and maintenance of Keratin in the body. Keratin is the type of protein that makes up your hair, nail, and skin. Keratin is a fibrous protein that provides the building blocks and structure for your hair.

When your body doesn’t have enough MSM, it will have a very difficult time creating keratin. So if you have thin, rough, and brittle hair, this can be directly due to lack of Organic Sulfur (MSM) in your body.

MSM can be used internally as well as externally. When used externally, it helps to lessen hair loss, promote hair growth, and repair dry and damaged hair.

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MSM Hair Conditioner Recipes

MSM with Water-based Conditioner

  1. 2 tablespoons water
  2. 1 tablespoon MSM crystals
  3. 6 tablespoon water-based hair conditioner


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of water
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of MSM powder to the hot water, stir until fully dissolved
  3. Add 6 tablespoons of water-based hair conditioner into the mixture and mix well. Let the conditioner cool before use.
  4. Wash your hair normally and squeeze excess water out of your hair.
  5. Place the MSM conditioner on your washed hair. Leave it on for about 3 minutes
  6. Rinse with warm water and again with cool water


honey and lemon MSM with Honey & Lemon Hair Conditioner 

  1. 3/4 cup water
  2. 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  3. 1 teaspoon MSM crystals
  4. 10 drops of essential oil (Lavender or sandalwood)
  5. 1 teaspoon honey
  6. 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Mixed all ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Once everything is dissolved, you can either transfer the ingredient to a spray bottle or empty soap dispenser 
  3. Wash your hair normally and squeeze excess  water out of your hair
  4. Shake the bottle before using and then spray the hair conditioner to your hair
  5. Leave the conditioner on your hair for about 5 minutes
  6. Rinse with warm water and again with cool water

MSM Hair Shampoo Recipe

  1. a person washing their hair 1/4 coconut milk (homemade or canned)
  2. 1/4 cup Liquid Castile Soap
  3. 20 drops of Essential Oils of choice (peppermint, lavender, rosemary, or orange or combinations of those).
  4. 1 teaspoon MSM crystals
  5. Optional: For dry hair: add ½ teaspoon olive or almond oil


  1. Combine all ingredients in an old shampoo bottle (pump dispensers and even foaming soap dispensers work well for this. If you use a foaming dispenser, add 1/4 cup of distilled water)
  2. Shake well to mix the ingredients
  3. Keep in the shower for up to two weeks
  4. Shake the bottle before each use
  5. Use about 1-2 teaspoon each time you shampoo

Note: Some people find that a 50:50 mixture of apple cider vinegar and water used as a rinse helps to get hair cleaner and increases shine.

MSM Hair Growth Spray Recipe

  1. 1 teaspoon MSM crystals
  2. 4 teaspoon distilled water
  3. 2 teaspoon aloe vera gel (Fresh or premade)
  4. 10 drops vitamin e oil
  5. 10 drops tea tree oil
  6. 10 drops peppermint oil


  1. Use a coffee grinder or a pestle mortar to grind the MSM crystals into a fine powder
  2. Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. I like amber-colored Spray bottle because it gives a better protection by filtering out the blue and ultraviolet light than the blue bottle.
  3. Shake well to mix the ingredients
  4. Spray on hair and scalp
  5. Massage the scalp

MSM Hair Growth Oil Recipe 

  1. How To Use MSM Powder For Hair Growth - using oil for hair growth 2 teaspoon MSM crystals
  2. 10 teaspoon olive oil
  3. 2 teaspoon castor oil
  4. 2 teaspoon avocado oil
  5. 2 teaspoon coconut oil
  6. 5 drops of vitamin E oil
  7. 5 drops of rosemary essential oil
  8. 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
  9. 5 drops tea tree oil
  10. 5 drops of Emu oil


  1. Grind MSM crystals into a fine powder
  2. Heat up the coconut oil
  3. Combine all ingredients in a pump dispenser
  4. Shake well to mix the ingredients
  5. Gently massage the oil into your scalp. Keep massaging for a few minutes to help with absorption.
  6. Use this at least twice a week, if not daily.
  7. Use the oil within a week or two. The maximum is three to four weeks, so prepare your batch accordingly.

MSM Hair Mask Recipe

  1. 2 teaspoon MSM crystals
  2. 1 capsule Biotin
  3. 2 tablespoon Molasses
  4. 4 tablespoon of Cedar oil or Extra virgin olive oil
  5. ½ cup of catnip infusion


  1. Boil 1/2 cup of water
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of catnip leaf to the hot water, let it brew for 5 minutes, and then strain.
  3. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, preferably a blender.
  4. Once mixed, apply the mixture on the scalp, and then to the length of the strands.
  5. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it for about an hour.
  6. Wash your hair normally with shampoo
  7. Rinse with warm water and again with cool water

Note: If you have long or short hair, you can either doubled or halved the recipe accordingly.


Using MSM externally is a great way to help promote hair growth and lessen hair loss.

Keep in mind though there is no magic solution to hair loss, do not expect to get results immediately. However, with a regular and long-term use of these MSM powder hair recipes, you will notice a positive change in your hair growth. 

I hope you enjoyed this article. And if you did, I would really appreciate it if you could share this information with others. 

Do you use MSM for hair growth? Have you noticed any a change in your hair? What MSM recipes do you use? I would love to know what you have to share. Feel free to leave your thought, concerns or questions in the comments below. 

Thank you for visiting my site and have fun making your MSM hair products:)


10 Comments on “How To Use MSM For Hair Growth?”

  1. Hi Hong,

    Thank you for your great explanation of the MSM and sulphur.

    I just wanted to clarify MSM HAIR GROWTH SPRAY RECIPE and MSM HAIR GROWTH OIL RECIPE can theses stay in the hair for a week or do I need to wash them after an hour please?

    Thank you, Prims

    1. Hello Primrose,

      You are very welcome. There is no harm if these recipes stay in your hair for a week. However, your hair may become very greasy.

      Thank you,

  2. I purchased a pre-made oil from Amazon similar to your MSM HAIR GROWTH OIL RECIPE. The one important difference is instead of msm, it contains sublimed sulfur. I’ve had good results so far with these two types of sulfurs. I started taking MSM internally 9 months ago, and started using Conscious Essence Sulfur oil 6 months ago. What I’ve noticed is that my hair texture is a little looser, and my hair loss gradually stopped at about 4 months of using the oil. Now, my hair is slowly starting to grow back. I am also not one of those people who go fast hair growth with sulfur, but I’m just happy it’s growing and not falling out like it used to.

    1. Hi Beth,

      Thank you for sharing. I am glad your hair is slowly starting to grow back. I’ve heard of sublimed sulfur before, but never used it before. I will have to look into it more to find out other benefits it offers besides for hair growth.

      All the best,

  3. Hi Hong, thanks for explaining the benefits of MSM. I have heard of Methylsulfonylmethane before, however, I didn’t realize MSM is an organic form of sulphur, found in animals, plants and us humans. Also, I was ignorant towards the health benefits MSM minerals deliver to the body to cure allergies, joint & muscle pains as well as creating keratin, the protein essential for hair growth, this post’s subject.
    I appreciate your home-made MSM hair shampoo recipes and MSM hair growth recipes, very useful for sufferers of thin, rough & brittle hair.
    All the best,

    1. Hey Simon, thank you for commenting. You are welcome. I’m glad you found this information helpful. I’ve been taking organic sulfur (MSM) since 2016. I’m very grateful for the amazing things it has done for my family and my health. Let me know how these MSM recipes work for you if you decide to give them a try.

      All the best,

  4. I am so glad I found this! I have suffered from sudden hair loss from a prescription I was taking. It is a very slow process growing it back, as I went from mid back length to having to cut it all off because of all the loss. I am definitely going to make the shampoo and conditioner. I am looking forward to some results. Was wondering if you have also used this?

    1. Hello Matts Mom, thanks for commenting. I’m sorry to hear about your situation. I’ve been taking MSM internally in the form of organic sulfur crystals since 2016. I take it mainly for allergies. I noticed some change in my hair but not too significant.

      I heard many great things about these MSM hair recipes and decided to give them a try. So I’ve just recently started using MSM externally for about a couple of weeks now using these recipes. I’ve noticed that my hair is shinier and softer. I know many people including my relatives have experienced faster hair growth using these recipes, but they have been using it for several months now. I believe with the continued long-term use, I will also see improvement in my hair growth. I highly recommend you give these MSM hair recipes a try. Let me know how it goes.

      Good luck to you!

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