The benefits of Cinnamon for hair
Cinnamon is famous for its spicy, sweet, woody flavor and aroma. In addition to this, it is also one of the ingredients put forward to optimize hair growth . Science tells us that cinnamon can reduce hair loss and even prevent baldness . Adding cinnamon to your hair care routine can support hair health by stimulating hair growth and improving its texture and appearance.
In what follows, we will present to you the benefits of cinnamon for hair as well as some recipes that you can make at home.
The benefits of cinnamon on hair?
Cinnamon has been used since ancient times as a remedy for sinus infections and inflammation. Research shows that its rich nutrient composition also promotes hair health. Here is a quick review of its benefits for hair:
Prevent hair loss and baldness
Cinnamon can help control hair loss and therefore prevent baldness . It should also be understood that the polyphenols contained in cinnamon act as natural antioxidants . It is also important to understand that cinnamon has antimicrobial properties that help prevent scalp infections .
Improve hair length, density and growth
Topical application of cinnamon essential oil acts on hair length and density. Cinnamon essential oil contains cinnamaldehyde which dilates blood vessels and stimulates blood flow to the scalp. This stimulates hair growth .
Prevent hair damage and increases anagen phase
Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory , antioxidant and antifungal properties. They can help protect the scalp and hair from free radical damage, irritation and inflammation, and prevent dandruff.
Fight against lice
Cinnamon oil mixed with shampoo can help fight lice . If you have children, it is best to add this treatment into their hair routine to prevent spread at school.
Contain vitamins, proteins and minerals
Cinnamon also contains vitamin C and minerals that improve hair health. It contains riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, vitamin A and protein.
Possess antifungal properties
Cinnamon has antifungal properties. It will be a very good ally to add to your hair routine in order to fight against diseases causing seborrheic dermatitis or chronic dandruff for example.
Cinnamon recipes for healthy hair
After presenting you with the benefits of cinnamon, we are going to offer you some recipes that you can concoct at home.
Mask made from honey, olive oil and cinnamon
Cinnamon, combined with honey and olive oil, will act on hair loss.
For this you will need:
- Cinnamon powder: 1 teaspoon
- Honey: 1 tablespoon
- Olive oil: 4 teaspoons
Heat the olive oil until hot. Add the cinnamon powder and honey to make a paste. Carefully apply the mixture to your hair and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse with water.
Mask based on turmeric and cinnamon
Turmeric oil is a well-known antiseptic, often used to treat wounds and boils.
For this mask, you will need:
- Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
- Cinnamon powder: 1 teaspoon
- Olive or coconut oil: 2-3 tablespoons
Heat the coconut or olive oil to warm it. Add the cinnamon powder and turmeric. Carefully apply the mixture to your hair and scalp and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash the mixture with lukewarm but not hot water and shampoo to ensure the turmeric has been removed. You can perform this treatment once a week or as needed by your hair.
Egg and cinnamon mask
Eggs are an excellent source of fat, carbohydrates, protein and water. These nutrients are essential for good hair health and growth especially if you have dry hair. Eggs also contain vitamins A and B12, riboflavin, choline, zinc, iron and calcium.
To make your mask, you will need:
- Cinnamon powder: 1 tablespoon
- Egg yolk: 1
- Olive oil: 1 teaspoon
- Yogurt: 2 tablespoons
- Honey: 1 teaspoon
- shower cap
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to form a dough. Apply the paste to your scalp and hair. Place the shower cap on your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash the paste with lukewarm water, preferably using a mild shampoo.
In summary: the benefits of cinnamon for hair are numerous and will also benefit your immune system. Do not hesitate to incorporate cinnamon-based recipes, according to the needs of your hair, into your hair routine in order to obtain all the benefits for hair growth. But also and above all, have healthy hair.
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