Cinnamon Hair Mask. Make your Hair Grow Faster!

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Cinnamon powder hair mask is a natural hair growth stimulator. Due to its nutrients cinnamon helps restore and animate even the most brittle and dull hair. Also, it makes them grow much faster.

Cinnamon is used in the cooking, but the range of its application is not limited to it. This fragrant spice can be effectively applied in hair care. The unique spicy powder contains antioxidants, vitamins and other components which can help improve the condition of the scalp. In addition, it restores damaged hair structure, strengthens them, gives them a natural shine and stimulate hair growth.

Cinnamon hair treatment doesn’t demand much time and effort. You need to use just simple ingredients leaving you a wonderful feeling of pampered with lustrous strands.

Cinnamon Benefits for Hair

  • Choline – moisturizes the scalp
  • Vitamin PP – returns natural shine to hair
  • Vitamin K – a beneficial effect on the scalp, strengthens blood vessels
  • Vitamin E – regenerates skin cells
  • Beta-carotene – prevents hair loss
  • Vitamin A – helps to restore split ends
  • Vitamin B1 – has a calming effect on the scalp, reduces inflammation and irritation
  • Vitamin B2 – activates blood circulation, thus stimulate hair growth
  • Vitamin B9 (folic acid) – protects from ultraviolet radiation, high temperatures
  • Vitamin B6 – removes dandruff
  • Vitamin C – provide hair with healthy shine

Be careful! Cinnamon, when applied topically, may cause serious skin irritation. Before you decide using cinnamon for cosmetic purposes better test a little of the mixture on your arm. The absence of inflammation and serious itching means you can apply cinnamon. If you are not sure whether you have an allergy or not – consult your doctor for details.

What to Choose: Cassia Cinnamon vs. Ceylon Cinnamon

For many of you, just like for me, it was a big surprise to know that cinnamon can be of different type. Ceylon cinnamon originates from Sri Lanka and Madagascar whereas cassia (or Chinese) cinnamon comes from Indonesia and China. Ceylon cinnamon is more expensive.  Sometimes a customer is confused at the supermarket while buying natural cinnamon but getting cassia cinnamon instead which possesses fewer benefits.

Both of cinnamon types contain a substance called coumarin. It is toxic, a fragrant chemical compound with huge side effects for health. The only significant difference is that mentioned compound prevails in cinnamon cassia. And this is a key point. Since coumarin may cause liver failure if taken internally. It tends to provoke serious skin allergy and headache while topical application. It becomes obvious that cinnamon cassia should be avoided in hair treatment.

Cinnamon Mask for Growing Hair. Is It a Myth?

Everyone should understand that some of the natural remedies are not supported by solid scientific evidence. The same thing works if speaking of benefits of cinnamon for hair. Due to the experience accumulated by actual usage, cinnamon is believed to increase blood circulation and provide hair roots with necessary nutrients. What is more interesting: the result of applying cinnamon on hair is compared with such of Minoxidil (well-known medication prescribed usually for alopecia or baldness).

One of the reasons for hair loss is a microbial activity or fungal infection. According to chemical characteristics, cinnamon includes compounds such as eugenol and cinnamaldehyde. They possess anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. So, from this point cinnamon may treat such widespread scalp problem as dandruff.

As you see, hair masks with cinnamon powder or cinnamon essential oil have the most positive effect on the scalp and the hair condition. Hair treatment with cinnamon nourishes and moisturizes scalp, prevents hair loss, reduces the appearance of split ends, soothes the scalp and removes dandruff. But due to its natural abilities to enhance blood circulation, cinnamon accelerates hair growth, gives them a natural shine and luster and improves elasticity. High antioxidant properties of aromatic herb protect hair from the negative influence of external conditions (stress, ultraviolet light, low temperature, etc.). A pleasant aroma of cinnamon gives only positive emotions from the procedure – then it is so tempting to try.

Hair masks with cinnamon are said to be recommended for the weak, dull, thin and brittle hair. But according to my own impressions it will be suitable for any hair type, even for those who have oily hair type.

Cinnamon Hair Mask: How to Make & Use

  • Choose a recipe and prepare ingredients. Take a bowl and put them into it. If you use oils in the recipe – warm them to a lukewarm temperature. Don’t make oils too hot because you can damage hair or burn the scalp.
  • Mix ingredients in the bowl to get a deep brown blend. You can warm the hair solution in the microwave or put the bowl into a big pot of hot water to gently warm.
  • Be careful using an egg in the blend. For dry hair type it is better to apply egg yolk. If you have oily hair, you can use egg white. While washing off the mask, make sure the water is not hot. Otherwise, you will have boiled egg parts in hair which are hard to remove.
  • Before you apply a mask with cinnamon on hair it is necessary to go through an allergy test. It is enough to put a small amount of the mixture on the wrist or elbow bend. If discomfort like a strong and unbearable burning appears – wash off cinnamon mask immediately and don’t apply it on the scalp. Avoid contact of the cinnamon mask with mucous membranes of eyes and skin. If it happened, rinse immediately with plenty of warm water.
  • To apply homemade mask use hair dye brush. Or you can dip your fingers into the liquid and massage it into the scalp. Continue the procedure until the scalp is covered with the blend completely.
  • Spread the remaining mixture on the hair length. Duration of application depends on which ingredients were used. If you prepare the homemade mask with irritating compounds such as cayenne pepper tincture, onion juice, clove powder, cinnamon essential oil, don’t leave the mask on the scalp and hair longer than 30 minutes. In some cases, it is possible to prolong the period if you don’t feel any uncomfortable feeling.
  • The cinnamon hair mask is not recommended for girls with blonde hair. Powder may leave unwanted yellow tint in fair hair.

Hair Growing Tips. Cinnamon Mask Recipes

Lightening Hair with Cinnamon

Everyone knows that hair dyes based on chemical components can damage the hair, change their structure. Thus, in recent years, women who care about their hair health, are turning to a more gentle method of changing hair color. Benefits of using cinnamon to lighten hair can make you wonder! The mask on the basis of this spice doesn’t only lighten hair up to 2-3 tones, but also can give them a natural shine, making them silkier and healthier. Applying cinnamon mask for lightening natural color will help to keep your hair healthy without damaging.

Cinnamon lightens hair! Still don’t believe? Then read post: Cinnamon Lightening Hair Dye

Cinnamon & Honey Hair Mask Recipe

This hair mask variation moisturizes, nourishes, smooths the hair, making shiny and easy manageable.

What You Need:

  • Organic honey – 3 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon powder – 3 tablespoons
  • Coconut oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Macadamia oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon essential oil – 5 drops

How to Use:

  1. Melt coconut oil and add honey. Mix with other ingredients.
  2. Apply the resulting blend on clean dry hair.
  3. Put a shower cap on and wrap your head with towel.
  4. Leave the mask on for 40 minutes.
  5. Rinse off the mask using your favorite shampoo.
  6. You can let it dry naturally without blow dryer.

The highly concentrated mono-unsaturated fats in macadamia oil help protect the hair and scalp from damage. The vitamin E contained in the macadamia oil helps hair to soften and rejuvenate. The proteins can strengthen and promote healthy hair growth.

Cinnamon Mask for Hair Loss

This hair mask is unique one. It helps awaken hair follicles to stimulate growth as well as prevent hair loss.

What You Need:

  • Olive oil – 5 tablespoons
  • Organic honey – 3 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Cayenne pepper tincture – 1/3 of teaspoon

How to Use:

  1. Make olive oil and honey warm.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Rub this mixture into scalp and spread the remaining mass on the whole length of your hair. Place a shower cap on and leave it on for 40 minutes.
  4. Wash of with a mild shampoo.

Cayenne pepper tincture has stimulating effect on hair follicles. In combination with organic honey and olive oil it improves blood circulation in deeper layers of the scalp and contributes much to faster hair growth.

Cinnamon Mask for Dry Hair

What You Need:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup of kefir (or yogurt)
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Argan oil – 1 teaspoon

How to Use:

  1. Mix cinnamon powder with egg yolk and yogurt until you get a smooth paste.
  2. Rub the resulting blend into the scalp. It is not necessary to distribute the left amount over the entire hair length. Remember that hair should be clean and dry before procedure.
  3. Keep the mask on hair for 40 minutes and then wash off with your favorite shampoo.

Argan oil absorbs easily into the scalp. It is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturiser. Mixed with egg yolk and kefir it helps restore dry and damaged hair providing them with shine and volume.

Cinnamon & Tomato Mask for Brittle & Dull Hair

What You Need:

  • Olive oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Organic honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon
  • 1 fresh tomato
  • 1 fresh egg

How to Use:

  1. Mash tomato with a fork, removing the peel.
  2. Add in honey, egg, cinnamon and warm oil.
  3. Spread the resulting mixture on hair and leave it on for 20 minutes under a thick towel. Rinse off the mask using your favorite shampoo.
  4. Let your hair dry naturally.

Tomato is natural remedy for oily hair type. It helps remove grease from strands and scalp, prevents scalp dryness and improves hair structure.

Cinnamon & Coconut Oil Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • Coconut oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Cinnamon essential oil – 2-3 drops

How to Use:

  1. Melt coconut oil before using.
  2. Add cinnamon powder and essential oil and. Mix well.
  3. Apply the blend on hair with massaging movements.
  4. Put a plastic bag on.
  5. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  6. Wash off with a mild shampoo.

Coconut oil is popular remedy in various hair treatments. It nourishes hair cuticle, makes it smooth. Also, it leaves the scalp moisturized and hydrated.

As recipes includes cinnamon essential oil, it can cause allergy. Don’t overdose it!

Cinnamon & Cayenne Pepper Mask for Hair Growth

What You Need:

  • Honey – 2 tablespoons
  • Burdock oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Clove powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Cayenne pepper tincture – 10 drops

How to Use:

  1. Stir all ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Apply the blend on hair roots without rubbing.
  3. Use any base oil to cover the hair length for additional moisture.
  4. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  5. Wash off with any organic shampoo.
  6. Rinse hair with herbal infusion if necessary.

By increasing blood circulation, clove powder promotes proper flow of nutrients and oxygen to hair follicles, which enhance hair growth. Cayenne pepper doubles the effect.

Cinnamon & Clay Hair Mask Recipe

What You Need:

  • Clay (any type) – 4 teaspoons
  • Cinnamon powder – 2 teaspoons
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Olive oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Cayenne pepper powder – ½ teaspoon

How to Use:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Apply the blend on the scalp. Don’t use this mask on hair length.
  3. Cover head with a towel.
  4. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes.
  5. Wash off with any mild shampoo. Let it dry naturally.

This mask recipe is perfect for oily hair. Depending on particular problem with hair, you can use certain clay for homemade mask:

  • White clay is good to treat hair loss.
  • Blue clay activates cell metabolism in the scalp, removes dead skin flakes.
  • Yellow clay cures dandruff and itchy scalp.
  • Green clay treats oily scalp and removes dandruff.
  • Red clay is suitable for sensitive scalp.
  • Pink clay activates blood circulation in the scalp.

Cinnamon & Kefir Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • A cup of kefir
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tablespoon
  • 1 egg yolk

How to Use:

  1. Mix cinnamon powder with kefir until you get a smooth paste. Add egg yolk and stir well.
  2. Apply the blend on the scalp and hair with massaging movements.
  3. Put a shower cap on and leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
  5. Rinse hair with the herbal infusion if necessary.

Kefir in combination with egg yolk perfectly hydrates and moisturizes dry hair preventing hair loss. It creates a tiny film on each strand and protects from outer negative influence (wind, high temperature or cold).

If you have dyed hair, be careful with kefir in hair mask. This component tends to fade dye color!

Cinnamon & Yogurt Mask for Dry Hair

What You Need:

  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Yogurt – 2 tablespoons
  • Olive oil – 1 teaspoon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon

How to Use:

  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Apply the resulting blend on the scalp and hair with massaging movements.
  3. Put a shower cap on and leave the mask on for 20 minutes.
  4. Wash off with any organic shampoo.

Yogurt tends to soothe scalp and eliminate irritation and inflammation. It is suitable for any hair type but is much more helpful for damaged and weak hair.

Cinnamon & Banana Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • Cocoa butter – 3 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Banana pulp – 1 tablespoon

How to Use:

  1. Melt cocoa butter.
  2. Use one ripe banana and mash it with a blender to get a paste.
  3. Combine all ingredients well and mix well.
  4. Apply the blend on the scalp and hair.
  5. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes.

Banana is a natural moisturizer. It helps restore split ends and damaged hair. Due to its hydrating effect banana keeps hair smooth and shiny.

Cinnamon & Castor Mask for Thinning Hair

What You Need:

  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Onion juice – 1 tablespoon
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tablespoon
  • 1 egg yolk

How to Use:

  1. Grate one onion bulb. Use cheese cloths to squeeze onion juice.
  2. Mix ingredients well.
  3. Apply the resulting blend on the scalp and hair.
  4. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  5. Use shower cap to cover your head.
  6. Wash off with any mild shampoo.
  7. Rinse hair with herbal infusion if necessary.

Onion contains all vitamins and minerals necessary for hair. Due to its antibacterial properties it helps remove dandruff and promote healthy hair growth.

Onion is effective remedy for faster hair growth. Learn more about homemade recipes with onion juice in special post: Onion Juice Mask. Hair Regrowth & Treatment. Best Recipes

Cinnamon & Brandy Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • Castor oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Brandy – 1 tablespoon
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tablespoon

How to Use:

  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Apply the resulting blend hair starting from the hair roots.
  3. Put a shower cap and leave the mask on for 40 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with any organic shampoo.
  5. Let your hair dry naturally.

This recipe is perfect solution for oily hair. Brandy helps remove grease from strands. Since it contains alcohol, it is not recommended for dry and weak hair because alcohol tends to dry out hair. But you can minimize its amount in the recipe for better results.

Cinnamon & Aloe Vera Juice Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • Cinnamon powder – 2 tablespoons
  • Aloe vera juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Almond oil – 1 teaspoon

How to Use:

  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Apply the resulting mask on the scalp with massaging movements. Spread the remaining blend on hair.
  3. Put a shower cap on and leave the mask on for 40 minutes.
  4. Wash off with any organic shampoo.

Hair mask recipes with aloe vera juice help soothe the scalp and moisturize hair. Aloe vera possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties which reduce itching and restore irritated scalp.

Cinnamon & Jojoba Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Jojoba oil – 1 teaspoon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon

How to Use:

  1. Mix the ingredients well.
  2. Apply the mask on hair with massaging movements.
  3. Make sure the blend covered all hair.
  4. Put a plastic bag on. Leave the mask on for 40 minutes.
  5. Wash off with any organic shampoo.

Moisturizing properties of jojoba oil help reduce dandruff caused by scalp dryness. This recipe is perfect treatment for dry and thin hair. It is also suitable for oily hair type as well.

Cinnamon & Calendula Mask for Hair Loss

What You Need:

  • Calendula infusion – 1 tablespoon
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Onion juice – 1 tablespoon

How to Use:

  1. Grate one onion bulb to get juice. Make sure you don’t have onion chunks in it because they may leave unpleasant odor in your hair.
  2. Mix all ingredients.
  3. Apply the blend on the scalp and hair.
  4. Put a shower cap on.
  5. Leave the mask on hair for 30 minutes.
  6. Wash off with a mild shampoo.

This hair mask is a natural remedy for those who have sensitive and irritated scalp. Calendula has antiseptic and antifungal properties which play essential role in dandruff treatment.

Cinnamon & Egg White Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tablespoon
  • 1 egg white
  • Olive oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Clary sage essential oil – 2-3 drops

How to Use:

  1. Whisk egg white with clean water. Add other ingredients.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Apply the blend on the scalp and hair.
  4. Cover head with a plastic bag.
  5. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  6. Wash off with any organic shampoo.
  7. Rinse hair with lemon juice solution (1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to 1 liter of clean water).

Egg white is well-known for its deep conditioning and nourishing properties for the hair strands.

Cinnamon Hair Treatment Reviews

Cinnamon Hair Treatment ReviewsLivia Klaudia, 23
I’ve been using homemade cinnamon mask on my hair for years and can honestly say that it is magic! My hair is instantly smoother, softer and my hair is no longer oily. I prefer to make the mask in the simple way: mix cinnamon powder with honey and water. I apply this blend twice a week. My hair is incredibly soft and shiny afterwards. And it really helps with the scalp too.

Cinnamon Hair Treatment ReviewsAntonie Lia, 30
I’ve applied 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon honey, and left it on for an hour. I did this twice in one week since my hair cuticles are terribly frayed & don’t lie flat. The second application is when I noticed a difference. My hair was smooth and looked much better. However, both times I’ve used it my hair was not conditioned at all afterwards.  But I want to add that it wasn’t so easy to comb, that’ why it is necessary to add some conditioner on hair. The cinnamon scent in hair is awesome!

Cinnamon Hair Treatment ReviewsSandy Zoie, 29
I have very thin hair and it has never grown past mid boob before. But I wanted to have very long hair all the time. I took this recipe and made it my own. I use 3 egg yolks and enough olive oil mixed with cinnamon powder to saturate my hair. I don’t use water because it is too runny and I don’t like the idea of diluting this. I put it on dry hair once a week for 20-25 minutes then shampoo and lightly condition. I’ve been doing this weekly for about two months. Since I started, my hair is much softer and shinier. I have seen my hairdresser and she didn’t even have to trim my hair. And it’s grown about 4 inches! I thought my hair would never grow but my routine has helped immensely!

Cinnamon Hair Treatment ReviewsEvangelina Annelies, 19
I do cinnamon treatment for several weeks following the recipe: cinnamon powder + kefir + lemon juice. Leave the blend on hair for 30 minutes. I washed my hair then applied the conditioner. After rinsing it out my hair was super dry and hard to manage or even brush. So, I put washed it with shampoo again and even after all that it was so hard to brush and detangle. I wasn’t impressed with the recipe at all.

Cinnamon Hair Treatment ReviewsNatália Fluffy3, 25
My hair is not only shiny and soft, but the split ends are nearly invisible. I did change it up a little, I doubled a number of ingredients in cinnamon hair recipe because I’ve got so much hair. I try to apply homemade mask regularly, once a week and leave it on for 20 minutes. I like the cinnamon smell in my hair! My hair is shiny and soft after the first application. I will definitely continue using this recipe. I am pleased with the results! And seems, my hair grows much faster!

Cinnamon Hair Treatment ReviewsDardana Nada, 31
To be honest, this cinnamon mix completely wrecked my hair. I used cinnamon powder in combination with honey and olive oil. I planned to grow my hair longer and healthier. After drying my hair it was clear that it just wasn’t gonna work. It made my hair dry, frizzy and thick. Usually, when I take a shower and then blow dry my hair it turns out perfectly smooth and soft. My hair also smells awful. Not going to use this natural remedy again and I don’t recommend anyone else doing this either.

Cinnamon Hair Treatment ReviewsCoby Charlotte, 40
I have been using a cinnamon mask in my hair for three weeks now. My results are pretty good. I did notice on my third treatment that my hair was softer than when I first tried cinnamon in my hair, so I guess it is really working. I noticed new hair regrowth and I feel happy about it. Since I cut my hair shorter I plan to grow it longer and longer. I apply cinnamon mix twice a week. I don’t use any hair dryer. I like the effect, my hair is glossy and soft!

Cinnamon Hair Treatment ReviewsBláthnat Caroline, 23
I tried using a cinnamon mask for two weeks and I’m very pleased with the results. I applied the cinnamon mix to my hair and massaged them into my scalp and left on for 15 minutes. I rinsed the mixture out in lukewarm water and then I washed my hair with herbal infusion (I like nettle because I have dark hair). My hair felt thicker, silky and very moisturised. During my research many articles state that you won’t see results until you apply the cinnamon mask for a month. But I noticed the benefits immediately and am very pleased. My dry hair still feels very silky and moisturised!

Cinnamon Hair Treatment ReviewsPaulina Deniece, 35
I have used a homemade cinnamon mask with great success, personally. I have used it with argan oil and it keeps my hair frizz free for days. I have tried banana, but it didn’t make a huge difference. I don’t think the cinnamon mask is suitable for all hair type. Everyone’s different and I suggest trying these DIY hair treatments at least once to see if it works for you. I have short hair. Now it’s been 3 months already since I started using cinnamon for hair. I noticed my hair grows faster! I can see it clearly on hair roots because I’ve dyed my hair. I like it!

Cinnamon Hair Treatment ReviewsBirgitta Vanja, 40
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I like this hair mask with cinnamon. Not only does it have a lovely smell, it also has honey in it which I’ve notice makes my hair shine. Usually, my hair is dull because I dye it twice a month sometimes. I use this homemade mask once a week and it works wonders on my hair! It leaves my hair soft with a very sweet smell that lingers but not too strong and no frizz. I would recommend cinnamon mask to to others. It provides both a strengthening and conditioning effect especially if you have dry hair!

Discussion6 Comments

  1. I’ve been using cinnamon with egg,honey and olive oil twice a week for two months now and i will not continue doing it if it doesnt give me the result i wanted.I was bothered by hair loss everytime i shower and brush my hair,i would sometimes count the strands on the floor and it exceeded way to many! But after patiently doing this natural treatment,the result is wonderfully satisfying! No more hairfall for me! Yeeyy!

    • Anna

      I’m glad to hear you’ve got wonderful results! Natural hair treatments can really give a stunning effect.

  2. I just tried the Cinnamon & Egg White Hair mask (without the essential oil) and I’m in LOVE! I’ve been doing a lot of homemade treatments lately – ACV rinse, egg yolk + avocado, egg yolk + coconut oil, name it! – and they’ve all been wonderful to my hair. I also use a natural hair shampoo. My hair is growing crazily fast; will continue to use cinnamon hair treatments.

  3. I just use Mayo and cinnamon every Wed. and Sun. I have permed A.A. hair. I have to get a touch up perm for my new growth every 6weeks because it makes my hair grow so fast. My hair is very shiny and it doesn’t shed like it did before I started using the mask. Plus it stops my dandruff.

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