Tuesday, July 10

My Sulfur Oil Mix- Updated

Sulfur is a nutritional supplement found in great quantities in the human body. Often sulfur is referred to as the beauty mineral due to it's ability to increase growth in hair, nails and skin. Sulfur also is known for it's ability to improve circulation and decrease inflammation. With hair loss, sulfur can influence the amount of hair you are losing.

I purchased Sublimed Sulfur Powder in 2010 because I read how sulfur can help with hair growth. I haven't received accelerated hair growth from my Sulfur mix, but I NEVER have dandruff, itchy scalp or any scalp issues in general anymore. So, I assume it's doing something right. Before I started using my mix, I would apply Sulfur 8 hair grease almost 3 times a week which worked really well.  I stopped using it because I prefer not to apply petrolatum to my scalp.

ETA: I switched up my mix because I now have different oils in my arsenal. Although I have not received accelerated growth in the past, I am hoping this new mix will give me that extra push. As most of you know, I am transitioning. My goal is to transition for 2 years, but if my natural hair can fit into a ponytail before then, I will chop sooner. Hence the use of the sulfur mix. I apply to my scalp 3-4 times weekly and about twice a week, I baggy after applying the mix. 

If anyone is interested in my mix...see below for the "ingredients"

 My Current Mix
1/2 Teaspoon of Sublime Sulfur Powder
4 oz of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 oz of Unrefined Coconut Oil
2 Drops of Tea Tree Oil
2 Drops of  Eucalyptus Oil
3 Drops of Rosemary Oil

My Old Mix   
1/2 Teaspoon of Sublime Sulfur Powder 
     4 oz of Cold Pressed Castor Oil
3 oz of Grapeseed Oil
6 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
5 drops of Peppermint Oil

Apply all components in an applicator bottle, let sit for a day.
Then before each use, I shake it up, squeeze some on my fingers, then apply to scalp 2-3 times a week.

Few things to keep in mind when making/using sulfur based products:
Always do a patch test to make sure you don't experience any adverse effects or allergic reactions
Stop use a week before and a week after a relaxer
When making the mix: DO NOT USE TOO MUCH SULFUR. Stick to a tspn or less to 6oz or more of oil.
Sublimed sulfur powder can be purchased on Amazon, at your local pharmacy or the rxzone.us. I have the particular one in the above photo and purchased it from Amazon. 

More info on Sulfur:


  1. Hey girl, its me again. I use sulfer 8 too. I think I will try this mixture now since my sulfur 8 is about gone. My daughter and I experience itchy scalp and if I don't put somthing in hers she will get these dry, flaky patches. On the other hand, when I was relaxed, I would base my scalp with sulfur 8 and it worked great for me. My relaxers took better,I didn't experience the burning as much, and my hair wasn't as limp after the relaxer. I wouldn't recommend this for everyone, but it worked for me.

  2. Heeeey :-)
    You should try it out. For a less expensive alternative, you can use just Extra Virgin Olive Oil as your base. Plus, the sulfur powder lasts a long time. I only paid about $5.00 for it and have half left.
    Oh you did? That's good to know. I do believe Sulfur 8 has a lower amount of sulfur in it.
    That's good to know!

  3. I am going to try this mix. I tried a mix years ago and put in WAY to much sulfur. I ended up smelling like a lit match.

    1. Let me know how it works for you. I honestly don't smell any bad odor from this mix.
      lol@ the lit match.

    2. Will do. I am natural but have a thin/bald spot that came from relaxing. There is the slightest of peach fuzz(wishful thinking) but I'm trying this mix with black Jamaican castor oil to see if I can rectify the situation.

  4. Oooh thank you for this. I've been looking for a recipe and this is perfect. I have all the ingredients on hand, so once again, I'll copy yours :) Glad to see your transition is going so well :)

    1. You're welcome!
      Let me know how it works for you.

      Thank you!!

  5. I don't know if it's my imagination but I swear it's working!!! I just started using the mix last week when I was 5 weeks post my last texlax.. My washday last week was a breeze, and this weekend at 6 weeks, my new growth felt like I was maybe 10 weeks post. Maybe I'm imagining things... I hope not :) hehe

    1. Thanks for the update! I hope it's not your imagination either. You may be getting a growth spurt with the use of the oil mix :-D

  6. es ce que je peux utiliser oil sulfer 8 dans autre portion au lieu du podre merci

  7. Can'I just mix this sulfur with coconut oil and lavender

    1. Yes, you can. Only a few drops of lavender oil of course.


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