The benefits of Cinnamon for the hair
Cinnamon is famous for its spicy, sweet and woody flavor and aroma. In addition to that, it is also part 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 help keep hair healthy by stimulating growth and improving its texture and appearance.
In the following, we will present you the benefits of cinnamon for the 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 healthy hair. Here is a quick review of its benefits for hair:
Prevent hair loss and baldness
Cinnamon can help control hair loss and thus prevent baldness. It is also important to understand that the
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
The topical application of cinnamon essential oil acts on the length and density of hair. Cinnamon essential oil contains cinnamaldehyde which dilates blood vessels and stimulates blood flow to the scalp. This stimulates hair growth.
Prevent hair damage and increase the 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.
Cinnamon oil mixed with shampoo can help control lice. If you have children, it’s best to add this treatment to their hair routine to avoid the 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
Have antifungal properties
Cinnamon has antifungal properties. It will be a very good ally to add in your hair routine to fight against diseases causing seborrheic dermatitis or chronic dandruff for example.
Cinnamon Recipes for Healthy Hair
After having presented the benefits of cinnamon, we will propose you some recipes that you can concoct at home.
Mask with 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 to make it hot. Add the cinnamon powder and honey to make a paste. Apply the mixture carefully to your hair and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse with water.
Turmeric and cinnamon mask
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 up. Stir in the cinnamon powder and turmeric. Carefully apply the mixture to your hair and scalp and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash the mixture with warm but not hot water and shampoo to ensure that the turmeric has been removed. You can use this treatment once a week or as needed.
Egg and cinnamon mask
Eggs are an excellent source of fat, carbohydrates, protein and water. These nutrients are essential for healthy hair 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 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 and preferably a mild shampoo.
In summary: the benefits of cinnamon on hair are numerous and will also benefit your immune system. Feel free to incorporate cinnamon recipes, as needed for your hair, into your hair routine to get all the hair growth benefits. But also and above all, to have healthy hair.
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