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MSM, a natural benefactor for our hair

MSM ( methylsulfonylmethane ) is an organic compound rich in sulfur which is present in tiny quantities in many foods such as fruits, corn, vegetables and even chocolate.

It is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and is used to treat many health conditions, including arthritis, muscle pain, and skin disorders.

But if it is used more and more recently, it is for a completely different problem: improving hair health .

Indeed, MSM can be the miracle cure for thick, shiny and vibrant hair! (little teaser which is rather dreamy, no? 😃)

In this article, we will tell you how MSM can improve hair growth , strengthen it and improve its appearance. Let's go !

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What are the benefits of MSM for hair?

MSM consists of sulfur, an essential element for healthy hair.

It helps strengthen hair by promoting the production of keratin , which is the protein that gives hair its strength and elasticity.

Additionally, it improves hair growth by stimulating blood circulation in the scalp , which allows nutrients to better reach the hair follicles.

MSM can also help prevent hair loss by strengthening the roots and improving the hair's resistance to damage. It improves their appearance by making them shinier and above all easier to style.

Adding MSM to shampoo has been shown to result in a significant increase in hair growth in people suffering from hair loss!

MSM is also said to improve the appearance and strength of hair in people with scalp psoriasis .

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So how to properly use MSM for hair?

There are several ways to use MSM to benefit from its properties on hair.

The most common method is to take MSM supplements , usually in powder or capsule form.

At Novoma, we preferred to opt for a powder form of MSM , containing 34% bioavailable sulfur . The good thing about the powder is that you can also use it for a homemade beauty recipe by applying it directly to the hair. 😉

Indeed, it is also possible to apply MSM to the scalp in the form of a hair mask. It is important to choose products containing pure MSM to achieve optimal results. In this context, you can make this mask 2-3 times a week over a period of 8 to 12 weeks.

It is also possible to combine these two methods, that is to say, to combine taking an MSM food supplement with a DIY MSM mask!

This combination can maximize the benefits of MSM for hair by treating problems both from the inside and out.

Good to know: MSM supplementation is generally considered safe, but it can cause side effects such as stomach upset and heartburn in some people. Of course, remember to consult a doctor before starting a cure or any treatment, if you have pre-existing health problems or if you are taking medication.

Finally, while MSM is effective in improving hair health, it does not cure hair diseases like baldness. So consider consulting a doctor if you suffer from hair loss, for more in-depth examinations and advice.

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Homemade recipe for a hair mask with MSM

If in addition to supplementation, you would like to test the MSM mask, here is the recipe that we offer:

Ingredients :

  • 1 tablespoon of MSM powder;
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil;
  • 1 tablespoon of honey;
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.

Our instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix the MSM powder, coconut oil, honey and lemon juice until all ingredients are well mixed.
  2. Apply the mask to clean, damp hair, making sure to distribute the mixture evenly over the entire length of the hair.
  3. Wrap hair in a warm towel or shower cap to promote absorption of ingredients.
  4. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and wash your hair with your usual shampoo.
  6. Use this mask once or twice a week for optimal results.

💡 Tip: you can also add a few drops of lavender or rosemary essential oil for even more beneficial effects on hair growth and reduction of hair loss.

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What are the complementary ingredients for optimal results on our hair?

As you can see, MSM is a powerful ingredient for hair , but it can be even more effective when used in combination with other ingredients.

First, plant-based oils, like the coconut oil used in the mask recipe above, are particularly beneficial for nourishing and hydrating hair .

Vitamins, like vitamin E and vitamin B5, can also help strengthen hair and stimulate growth.

Minerals, such as zinc and iron, are also important for hair health .

To achieve optimal results, it is best to combine the use of MSM with a healthy and balanced diet, rich in essential nutrients for the hair, as well as good hair hygiene. Let’s delve deeper into this point!

How to adopt good hair hygiene?

To have good hair hygiene, here are some tips to follow:

  • Wash your hair neither too regularly nor too frequently, with a shampoo suited to your hair type. It is important to choose a shampoo that cleanses deeply without stripping the scalp.
  • Use conditioner or conditioner to moisturize your hair and leave it soft and manageable.
  • Make a regular trip to the hairdresser to trim split ends to prevent damage and maintain hair health.
  • Always use thermal protection products before drying or straightening your hair.
  • Avoid over-manipulating your hair and styling it with hot tools too often.
  • Use hair masks to nourish hair and strengthen roots. Masks… at MSM for example! 😀
  • Drink enough water to keep your body and hair well hydrated.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet to provide your hair with the necessary nutrients.
  • Avoid smoking and consuming alcohol, which can damage the hair and scalp.
  • Use a hat or bandana to protect your hair from pollution and UV rays.

For other tips on brittle and dull hair, don't hesitate to discover our blog article on this subject!

To conclude

If you are looking for a miracle cure to save your mane: this article on MSM will be the best discovery for you!

In fact, this powerful ingredient improves hair health, with beneficial effects such as growth, strengthening and improving its appearance.

In addition, it can help you regulate your hair loss.

Using MSM in combination with other ingredients such as vegetable oils, vitamins and minerals can help achieve even better results.


Co-founder of NOVOMA

Passionate and expert in micro-nutrition, Lucas founded Novoma in 2012. It is with conviction that he develops food supplements with effective, carefully chosen and 100% clean active ingredients, to best meet the body's needs.

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