Cayenne Pepper And Hair Growth

By | October 30, 2017
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What Is Cayenne Pepper?

cayenne pepper and hair growth


If you are a pepper lover, then I am sure you know the spicy cayenne pepper. This article’s purpose is to tell you all about the cayenne pepper and how it can help your hair growth. A natural hair stimulator indeed.

The cayenne pepper shrub originated from Central and South America and now grows in subtropical and tropical climates.  The colors of the cayenne pepper can be red, orange or yellow once it ripens. The pepper also contains vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin E, potassium, manganese, and flavonoids – which provides its powerful antioxidant properties.



How To Use Cayenne Pepper



Cayenne pepper comes in many forms:

You can choose the most accessible form for your use. The key here is to get started with one way and see if it works best for you – nothing tried, nothing done!

Benefits Of Using Cayenne Pepper And Your Hair

Cayenne pepper has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-irritant properties. These help to stimulate the scalp and help the hair in its various stages:

  • hair growth
  • hair regrowth
  • hair loss stimulator

What cayenne pepper does to the scalp once it is applied, is to increase the blood flow to the area and in doing so, brings much-needed nourishment to the hair follicles and thus promoting hair growth, hair regrowth, and hair loss stimulation.

Of course, in order of this to happen, you need to follow a consistent hair regimen for a period of time to see ‘obvious results.’ I would suggest a cayenne pepper treatment course of 2 – 3 months with whatever method you choose to implement. See some recipes below to get you started.


Other Health Benefits From Using Cayenne Pepper


Cayenne pepper can be used for a variety of purposes, not only for your hair. Here is a list of possibilities that you might like to try out:

Anti-Irritant Properties

Because of the anti-irritant property associated with cayenne pepper, it has been found to ease an upset stomach, ulcers, sore throats, spasmodic and irritating coughs, and diarrhea.

Clears Congestion

Cayenne pepper has been used to help break up and deliver much-needed help to congestion especially when it comes to the mucus relief. It helps those suffering from stuffed up noses, due to sinuses, the common cold, and flu.

Detox Support

Cayenne pepper has been known as a circulatory stimulant. It increases the pulse of our lymphatic and digestive rhythms. Because it heats the body, the natural process of detoxification is activated. Cayenne can also help to induce sweating—a very important process of detoxification. If you mix cayenne pepper with lemon juice and honey, cayenne tea is a great way to start your day as an excellent morning beverage for total body detox.

Digestive Aid

Cayenne pepper helps to stimulate the digestive tract and increases the flow of enzyme production and gastric juices. This aids the body’s ability to metabolize food (and toxins). Cayenne pepper is also helpful for relieving intestinal gas. It stimulates intestinal peristaltic motion, aiding in both assimilation and elimination.

Promotes Longevity

According to a study using data collected from almost half a million people, it was found that people who eat spicy foods have a 14% chance of living longer than those that don’t. The researchers also found that regular consumption of chili peppers aligned with reduced rates of death from respiratory disease, heart problems, cancer.

Supports Weight Loss

Scientists at the Laval University in Quebec found that participants who took cayenne pepper for breakfast were found to have less appetite, leading to less caloric intake throughout the day. Cayenne is also a great metabolic booster and aids the body in burning excess fat.’




Recipes Using Cayenne Pepper

Here are a few recipes that use cayenne pepper. A word to the wise is sufficient – be careful when using cayenne pepper near your eyes or other sensitive areas – it could be painfully hot!

Cayenne Pepper Hair Oil


Fresh cayenne peppers – 4-6

Base carrier oil of your choice – Coconut, Olive or Jojoba Oil 4 ozs.


Wearing gloves, chop the peppers into small pieces and then put in a glass jar. Pour the base oil over the peppers and ensure that it covers the peppers completely. Sit the bottle in a bowl of warm water for about 30 minutes. After this, put the oil on a window ledge where it can receive sunlight on a daily basis for 3 weeks. Once the desired time is past, strain the peppers from the oil and it is now ready for use.

You can apply the oil every other day (for about 2-3 months) to a clean scalp. If you like, you can also apply it as a pre-wash treatment. Apply to the scalp and then cover with a plastic cap for 30 mins and then cleanse.


Cayenne Pepper Deep Conditioner


1 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder

Your favorite deep conditioner

Or 4 ozs Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon Olive Oil, 1 egg well-beaten


Combine all ingredients together. Apply to freshly cleansed hair, cover for 30 mins. Rinse and follow with your usual hair care regimen.


Cayenne Pepper Shampoo

cayenne pepper and hair growth


1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder

8 ozs Castille Soap (liquid form – or you can grate the soap bar, leave it in some water for 24hrs)

Essential oil of your choice


Combine ingredients together. Shake vigorously. Use sparingly as a hair cleanser. Be careful when using and avoid your eyes. It can be an irritant to sensitive areas. It will invigorate your scalp and give a nice tingle.

You can read my review on Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap here!


My Final Thoughts on Using Cayenne Pepper And Hair Growth

I have used cayenne pepper in my hair care regimen and I love it. I have made the cayenne pepper oil and I must admit – it sure gives you a ‘fiery tingle’!! It makes you feel like ‘things are working immediately’, and in a way it is, well, it has started.

I still use cayenne pepper oil occasionally when I think I need a little more ‘oomph’ to my hair growth. I do advise caution though, as the ‘fire in your eyes’ feeling is not a great or welcome one.

Have you tried cayenne pepper as a hair care option? What have been your results? I would love to hear your feedback.

10 thoughts on “Cayenne Pepper And Hair Growth

  1. Norman richards

    Hello and thanks for sharing as this information came at a good time for me because I am having some hair loss issues. Cayenne pepper really work wonders it seems. Thanks again.

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello there, Norman.
      Thanks for stopping by. I am glad that you found the information useful and I hope that you will try it ‘on for size’ and by all means, please leave me some feedback when and if you. Hair loss for men or women can be a frightening experience. You make want to read another article I wrote on the subject as your time permits – Hair Loss and Natural Remedies

  2. Carole

    Very interesting article, I didn’t know about cayenne and hair growth. I will make sure to show this to my husband he will be very happy to read you! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello, Carole.
      Thanks for taking the time to visit.Yes, cayenne pepper is a great plant that packs a punch in more ways than one. Not only can you eat and enjoy the flavor, but you use it to help increase your hair growth with an external application on a consistent basis.
      Thanks for sharing it with your husband and I hope that he will appreciate it too.
      All the best,

  3. Michael Habib

    Wow ! So much information. I will keep this as a bookmark because I am myself starting to lose hair. I didn’t know the virtues Cayenne Peppers. This is all new to me. You have a beautiful website with very easy to read content. Definitely a site to visit multiple time.

    I would love to learn what you do here with this website and create my own. Any suggestions where I should start? 😉

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello there, Michael!
      Thanks so much for visiting and of course your compliment. It is good to know that my site has useful information that will help anyone. And more important is the fact that it can be easily navigated. I am happy.
      Yes, there are quite a few natural resources that can make a great difference to your hair and health care. You said that you may be losing hair, check out this article and see if it simply hair shed vs hair loss and also this one, which gives you some natural hair remedies as well

      Please let me know if the information is helpful.
      You also asked about my website creation, you can also check out this article. It is a guide as to how my website was created and how easy it was.
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      Much success.

  4. ariel

    Hello Michelle,
    I am fascinated by the uses for cayenne pepper. I knew of a few but had not a clue about even for digestion let alone a hair conditioner. Is it easy to rinse out after using?
    And what is the safety need to make sure not to get it in our eyes, ouch?
    I know that several people especially from hotter climates use cayenne as a daily regiment. I do not think i could be one.
    Great article.
    in peace and gratitude, ariel

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Ariel,
      Thanks for stopping by.I must warn you, this can be a ‘hot’ remedy! The key to rinsing it out of your hair is to make sure that you hold your head back all the time as you rinse in the shower…if not, your eyes will tell! Yes, I have used this in my hair care regimen and I tell you, you DO have to be careful if not…ouch!
      All the best.

  5. Paul

    Dear Michelle,

    Thanks for the detailed post and lot of great information.

    First time I came to know about “Cayenne pepper has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-irritant properties. These help to stimulate the scalp and help the hair in its various stages” Really detailed in formation on cayenne pepper keep up the great work.

    Your Friend,

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Paul,
      Thanks for stopping by. Yes, cayenne pepper can do wonders for the body, inside and out. You just need to be careful of the pepper getting into your eyes or your more sensitive membranes because it will burn or sting. Glad you found the information useful.


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