Revisiting and Revamping - Cayenne Pepper Hair Oil As A Growth Aid

By . - Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Back in 2011 I announced that I would be using a homemade cayenne pepper hair oil as a growth aid. I slacked on using it and I don't remember why, but my hair was responding well to the oil and the constant massaging. Well, I'm bringing it back for the next 6 months of the year with a few changes.

Cayenne Pepper Hair Oil

  • 1tbs of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tbs of Pure MSM Powder
  • 3oz of Olive Oil & Seed Oil  Castor Oil
  • 6oz of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Add all these ingredients to an applicator bottle and let it sit for 1 week before using. The oil should be a burnt orange to rust color when it is ready to use. Shake well each time and apply directly to the scalp.

How I use it
  1. Apply the oil directly on my scalp for my nightly scalp massage.
  2. Use it as a hot oil treatment prepoo.
  3. Use it in conjunction with my various deep conditioners.
  4. Use a couple of drops in the morning to add shine to my hair.
  5. Pure MSM Powder
  6. Use it as a sealant when moisturizing my ends.
Cayenne Pepper
Coconut Oil

Castor Oil

This oil could make your eyes burn, so be sure to avoid your eyes at all times.

Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

  • Cayenne pepper increases peripheral blood flow. Who doesn't want maximum circulation to there scalp?
  • It can treat hair loss by increasing blood flow to damaged body parts, in the case of hair follicles it can spur new growth.

Benefits of MSM
  • MSM works with the natural keratin and protein levels of the hair to accelerate the hair growth cycle by extending the length of the hair growth cycle.
  • MSM works with all types of hair to promote the proper production of oils within the hair to reveal added shine to the hair, and to bring shine into dry, dull and lifeless hair. 
  • MSM also benefits hair which has been heavily chemically treated such as colored hair, or hair which has been treated with permanent wave solution. 

Benefits of Castor Oil

  • Fatty acids in it nourish the hair and prevent the scalp from drying by retaining moisture.
  • Germicidal, insecticidal and fungicidal properties of Ricin/Ricinoleic acid in Castor oil protect the scalp and hair from microbial and fungal infections, the two prime causes for hair loss.
  • Castor Oil is a humectant, and we know that humectants help draw moisture from the atmosphere to the hair.

Benefits of Coconut Oil
  • The various fatty acids present in Coconut Oil serve as very good anti dandruff agents and are way better than any anti dandruff shampoo.
  • Coconut Oil has high moisture retaining capacity, since it is not broken down easily nor evaporated, being very stable. It does not let moisture escape thus keeping hair moistened and soft.

There you have it! I will be adding this oil back into my hair regimen with the hopes of reaching greater hair lengths by the end of this year.

Are you using any growth aids? If so, let us know what you are using in the comment section below.

Have a Good Hair Day!!!

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  1. I want to try this too! Sounds like it works.. Do you know if Cayenne Pepper in pill form is the same as normal cayenne powder?

  2. Replies
    1. Hi Bulelwa, you can find MSM powder at any chemist/pharmacy such as DisChem or Clicks. Thank you for your question.


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