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Can You Stimulate Hair Growth with Cinnamon?

by
author image Joe Lewis
Joe Lewis started writing professionally in 2010 for various websites. He holds a Master of Science in nutrition and dietetics.
Can You Stimulate Hair Growth with Cinnamon?
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Cinnamon is the dried inner bark of the evergreen Cassia cinnamon plant. It is often used as a spice in foods. However, herbalists have used cinnamon to treat infections because it contains volatile oils, such as eugenol and trans-cinnamic acid, which have anti-fungal, anti-viral and antioxidant properties. Cinnamon might also increase circulation of the scalp. According to Victoria Epperly, author of "Daniel's Lifestyle Fasting Cook Book," you can apply a paste made from cinnamon to the scalp to relieve hair loss and increase hair growth. Always talk to your doctor before using any alternative treatment.

Step 1

Can You Stimulate Hair Growth with Cinnamon?
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Pour 1/2 cup of olive oil into a small saucepan and put on the stove. Warm the oil to a lukewarm temperature and take off the stove.

Step 2

Can You Stimulate Hair Growth with Cinnamon?
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Pour the olive in a bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of honey to the oil. Stir the mixture well with a spoon.

Step 3

Can You Stimulate Hair Growth with Cinnamon?
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Apply the mixture to the scalp with a brush applicator. Part your hair with a comb to reveal the scalp and apply a liberal amount of the cinnamon paste with the applicator brush. Work around your scalp from back to front.

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Step 4

Can You Stimulate Hair Growth with Cinnamon?
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Leave the paste on the scalp for at least 15 minutes. Shampoo your hair and condition it as usual. Apply the paste once each week as a hair treatment to promote hair growth and stop hair loss.

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References

  • "Let's Get Natural with Herbs"; Debra Rayburn; 2007
  • "Natural Beauty Secrets from India"; Roshni Dayal; 2009
  • "Daniel's Lifestyle Fasting Cook Book"; Victoria Epperly; 2008
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