Cayenne & rosemary for hair growth

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Cayenne & rosemary for hair growth
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Cayenne and rosemary are not just seasonings for culinary creations. A common bond that these herbs both share is how they aid hair growth and, specifically, how they combat hair loss.

About cayenne pepper and rosemary

Cayenne pepper is ground from chilli peppers and stimulates the scalp. Rosemary, an aromatic herb with pinelike needles, cleans the scalp and stimulates hair follicles. Recipes use both cayenne pepper and rosemary for hair growth.

Cayenne & rosemary for hair growth
The pine needles in rosemary help to stimulate hair follicles. (Image by, courtesy of

Cayenne pepper hair tonic

To stimulate the scalp, use four ounces of ground cayenne pepper in a hair tonic. Combine the cayenne pepper with either 100 proof vodka or pure rubbing alcohol and with 20 per cent distilled water as the base.

Cayenne & rosemary for hair growth
Vodka is one of the bases used in the cayenne pepper hair tonic (Image by, courtesy of Edward Lund)

Cayenne pepper hair paste

Another cayenne pepper hair growth recipe calls for a paste, which also stimulates the scalp by irritating it. Ground pepper is mixed with hot water and powdered charcoal left on the scalp for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinsed off.

Cayenne & rosemary for hair growth
A hair growth recipe consists of a cayenne pepper hair paste. (Image by, courtesy of Kelly B)

Rosemary Rinse

One way to stimulate hair growth with rosemary is with a rosemary rinse. Rosemary is boiled and simmered. Then, strain the water. Pour the water over your head after shampooing.

Rosemary oil

Rosemary essential oil eases dry scalps, helping hair grow and preventing future loss. You can make your own rosemary oil by adding rosemary to olive oil and allowing the solution to ferment for four weeks. Then, use the mixture as an overnight deep conditioner once a week.

Cayenne & rosemary for hair growth
Mix olive oil with rosemary to create an essential oil. (Image by, courtesy of David)

Rosemary Vinegar Rinse

Rosemary vinegar rinse helps to strengthen hair. Use apple cider vinegar in this recipe. Apply this treatment to your hair weekly with lukewarm water.

Cayenne & rosemary for hair growth
Use apple cider vinegar in the rosemary vinegar rinse. (Image by, courtesy of Russell James Smith)

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