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Benefits Of Cinnamon Hair Masks | DIY Cinnamon Hair Masks

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There are many reasons why you should use cinnamon for your hair. Look through these benefits of cinnamon hair masks and decide yourself!


Cinnamon spice originates from Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) and is obtained from the inner bark of trees belonging to the genus Cinnamomum. The spice’s flavor and the fragrance come from its essential oil, which has a component called Cinnamaldehyde. Owing to its aroma, flavor, and medicinal properties, it is commonly used for cooking and baking. Cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar levels, lowers blood pressure, and also aids in fighting obesity.

Cinnamon also possesses anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties, due to which it is used in cosmetics. At home, you can use it for hair care as cinnamon hair masks effectively treat a host of hair conditions. Keep reading to know more about the benefits of cinnamon hair masks.

Benefits of cinnamon hair masks

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  1. Cinnamon stimulates the scalp and increases the blood circulation. This, in turn, results in hair growth.
  2. Its antimicrobial and antifungal properties cure dry and itchy scalp conditions, fungal infections, and dandruff.
  3. It moisturizes hair and prevents its brittleness.
  4. Arrests hair fall by nourishing hair follicles and helps hair grow longer, thicker, and healthier when used regularly.
  5. Cinnamon is a natural hair lightener. When combined with honey, it gives your hair a light red or brownish tint.

DIY Cinnamon Hair Mask Recipes

For Dandruff Control:

What You Need

  1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil- 7 tbsp
  2. Cinnamon Powder- 2 tbsp
  3. Organic Honey- 3 tbsp


Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them to make a shampoo-like paste. Apply this on your scalp by parting the hair with a comb, and massage into the scalp for 5 minutes. Leave it for an hour before rinsing your hair with a gentle shampoo. Apply twice a week for best results.

  • Cinnamon increases blood circulation in the scalp, and its anti-microbial, antifungal property treats dandruff.
  • Olive oil also has antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that treat dandruff and lice infestations.
  • Honey moisturizes your scalp and hair.

For Hair Regrowth

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What You Need

  1. Cinnamon Powder- 2 tbsp
  2. Castor oil- 7 tbsp
  3. Essential oil- Rosemary


Add 2 tbsp cinnamon powder with 7 tbsp castor oil and mix well. Additionally, you can add your choice of essential oil to the mix for added benefits. We’ll suggest you use at least ten drops of rosemary essential oil in this case. Apply this to your scalp and massage for 5 minutes. Leave on for an hour and rinse with a herbal shampoo. Treat hair twice a week for visible results.

  • Castor oil has ricinoleic acid and omega-six fatty acids that stimulate your scalp and increase blood circulation. It also nourishes your scalp and strengthens hair roots.
  • Rosemary oil stimulates hair follicles, checks premature graying, hair loss, and helps your hair grow longer and healthier.

For Hair Nourishment

What You Need

  1. Cinnamon Powder- 2 tbsp
  2. Eggs- 2
  3. Yogurt- 5 tbsp
  4. Half Avocado

Add cinnamon powder and half avocado in a bowl and mix them well. Now, add 5 tbsp yogurt and break 2 eggs into the bowl. Transfer this in a blender and make a medium-thick paste out of it. Apply this mask on your scalp and massage it in a circular motion. Rinse off with a gentle shampoo after an hour. You can apply it once a week to strengthen your hair naturally.

  • Eggs have protein, vitamins, and fatty acids and therefore helps in strengthening hair.
  • Yogurt makes your hair smooth and shiny.

For Thicker and Longer Hair

What You Need

  1. Coconut Oil- 1/4th cup
  2. Cinnamon Essential Oil- 5 drops OR Ground Cinnamon- 1/4 tbsp
  3. Honey- 1 tsp


Warm 1/4 cup of coconut oil and add five drops of cinnamon essential oil or 1/4 tbsp ground cinnamon, and 1 tsp of honey. Mix all the ingredients well and apply the mix on your hair, working from scalp to tips. Leave this for at least half an hour before washing with a mild shampoo. You may use this mask twice a week for visible improvement.

To Lighten or Give a Natural Color to Hair

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What You Need

  1. Organic Honey- 1 Cup
  2. Conditioner- 1 cup
  3. Lemon Juice- 1 tsp
  4. Cinnamon Powder- 2 tbsp


Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and apply the mask on your scalp and hair tips and leave for 2 hours. Wash off with a gentle shampoo. Cinnamon activates the hydrogen peroxide in the honey, and this lightens the hair. The effect is temporary and slight.


While using cinnamon on skin or hair, certain precautions need to be kept in mind; these are

  • Always use organic Cinnamon and honey.
  • Cinnamon has a warm, tingling effect on the skin; and causes a burning sensation when left on the skin for too long.
  • It can cause an allergy in some individuals, and hence it is advisable that you do a patch test prior to using it on the skin. (Avoid using it if redness, rashes, or a painful burning sensation occurs.)
  • Avoid using Cinnamon on delicate areas like the neck.
  • Never apply cinnamon oil or powder directly on your scalp. You can dilute it with coconut oil, olive oil, or castor oil.

To sum up, Cinnamon works wonders on your hair, skin, and health if used in the right way! Now that you know the benefits of cinnamon hair mask, when are you going to try and review it? Let us know about your experience!

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