Cinnamon, spicy, sweet, and woody aromas are pleasing not only to our taste buds but also to our hair!
Cinnamon powder and essential oil are indeed used in our beauty products. It promotes growth, slows hair loss, cleanses the scalp, and has lightening properties when used in hair care or masks.
Let’s look at these advantages and how to incorporate cinnamon into your hair routine without further ado!
What are the hair benefits of cinnamon?
Cinnamon is a beneficial ally for our hair. Your hair will shine with beauty as it is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, invigorating, and stimulating!
1. Cinnamon encourages hair growth
Cinnamon essential oil stimulates blood circulation in the scalp due to its toning properties. As a result, it delivers essential nutrients to the hair follicles. The result? Your hair is nourished, strengthened, and grows faster as a result.
When used in hair care, cinnamon promotes growth while increasing shine.
2. Cinnamon helps to prevent hair loss
We’ve already seen that cinnamon has stimulating properties. And it is the scalp’s microcirculation that will prevent hair loss.
Hair follicles that are nourished are stronger and more resistant. As a result, your hair will be denser and more vibrant.
3. Cinnamon can help with greasy hair
Cinnamon essential oil is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. As a result, it soothes irritated scalps and controls excess sebum.
You can use it with vegetable oil about thirty minutes before shampooing.
As a result, cinnamon relieves irritation and itching. It can also help you get rid of dandruff.
4. Cinnamon helps to lighten the hair
Ceylon cinnamon is also used in cosmetics to lighten skin. It does contain natural peroxidase, which allows for hair lightening.
Don’t expect to go from brunette to blonde! But instead, to achieve a lighter shade naturally.
To lighten hair, use ground cinnamon rather than essential oil. However, we will provide you with a recipe later on!
Cinnamon and hair: are there any disadvantages?
Essential oils, as you are aware, should always be used with caution. They are expressly prohibited for pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under 12.
Cinnamon essential oil is no different. Especially because cinnamon is dermocaustic, it can burn the skin and is allergenic.
In other words, it must be used cautiously on the skin and hair. Before using it, perform a test in the hollow of the elbow and wait 24 hours to ensure that you do not have an allergic reaction.
Also, please don’t use a cinnamon essential oil on its own. It must be combined with vegetable oil or your shampoo.
Before using any essential oil, it is always best to seek professional advice to ensure no contraindications.
How do I apply cinnamon to my hair?
Whatever the condition of your hair, we’ve selected some homemade cinnamon powder treatments and masks for you to try!
Cinnamon, honey, and egg hair mask for strength
Honey is known for its moisturizing and nourishing properties, whereas egg yolk is used to repair hair. Combined with cinnamon, your hair will be more supple, shiny, and vibrant.
So you’ll need the following ingredients to make this mask:
- Two tablespoons cinnamon powder;
- Two tablespoons honey;
- 125 mL of your preferred vegetable oil (castor, avocado, coconut, jojoba)
- One egg,
- heated in a water bath.
To begin, combine the egg, honey, and cinnamon powder. Then, add the vegetable oil and stir until the mixture is smooth and homogeneous.
Once the hair mask is ready, proceed as follows:
- Apply to towel-dried, damp hair;
- Wrap in cellophane or a warm towel
- Set aside for 3 hours or overnight.
- Before shampooing, thoroughly rinse with warm water.
- This mask should be used once a week.
Treatment with cinnamon to promote hair growth
2 to 3 sticks of cinnamon and water are required to carry out this cinnamon-based care, which will stimulate the circulation of the scalp and thus support hair growth!
Place the cinnamon sticks in 1 liter of water and bring them to a boil. Then you wait an hour for it to infuse.
Finally, pour the cinnamon water into a spray bottle before applying it to your scalp. Massage gently and leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing.
You can easily make this treatment whenever you have some free time!
Cinnamon Hair Lightening Mask
You can use this mask every two weeks to gradually and naturally lighten your hair. After 2 or 3 masks, the lightning effect will be visible.
The following ingredients are required:
Two tablespoons coconut milk or chamomile water; 3 tablespoons honey; 4 tablespoons cinnamon powder (for their lightening properties).
Next, make the mask:
- In a bowl, combine the honey and cinnamon;
- Mix until the mixture is homogeneous.
- Pour in the coconut milk or chamomile water gradually to achieve a smooth texture.
Once the brightening mask is ready, proceed as follows:
- Apply the mask to all of your dry hair;
- Wrap a towel or a charlotte around your hair;
- Leave on for the night;
- Before shampooing, thoroughly rinse your hair.
Your hair will be shiny, supple, and fortified in addition to being lightened!
Moisturizing hair mask with cinnamon and olive oil
This cinnamon mask is excellent for curly or dry hair. All you need are the following ingredients to make this dish.
- Three tablespoons of olive oil; 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder.
- In a double boiler, heat the olive oil until it is lukewarm. Stir in the cinnamon slowly to combine the two ingredients.
Then take the following steps:
- Apply the mask to damp hair, paying particular attention to the ends.
- Leave on for 20 minutes or overnight if your hair is dehydrated.
- Rinse thoroughly and shampoo as usual.
The result? Hair that is nourished and moisturized with bouncy curls!