Alright ya’ll, I see you going in on me in the comment section. You haven’t even read the article yet and all I see is –“this tew much girl”, “Black pepper…whet?” “No way” .. I get it, when I read it I was a bit flabbergasted myself.
Cayenne pepper is used extensively in home made hair growth concoctions so with that in mind, black pepper is not really that far out.
Black pepper on my brown rice is about where it stops for me but it is still fun to explore all of the different methods, remedies and recipes out there for hair growth so bear with us.
I saw this recipe on a blog called ‘Inspiration My Creation’ then on NaturallyCurly.com and I thought, hmm this must be a thing so why not share this fabulous recipe.
Why is black pepper great for hair growth?
Black pepper is often used in Ayurvedic medicines and it stimulates your hair follicles causing growth.
According to DNA India, black pepper is rich in Vitamins* A and C, flavonoids, carotenoids and other anti-oxidants that help remove harmful free radicals and protect the body from cancers and diseases. For us, this means it has exceptional growth stimulating and dandruff fighting abilities.
So now that we are clear on the why’s lets move on to the recipe(s):
There are two ways you can do this, the first one involves lime juice and the second one involves oils*, so you can pick the one that suits you the best. Off the top of my head I would suggest oils* if you have dry hair and lime juice if you have normal hair.
2 teaspoons of peppercorns
1/2 cup lime juice
1. Blend the peppercorns to form a powder
2. Add the lime juice to create a paste
3. Apply the paste on your roots
4. Cover with a cap for 30 minutes and cover with a warm towel for maximum penetration
Wash and condition your hair and style as usual.
1/4 cup of ground peppercorns
1 glass jar with a cover
Blend all the ingredients until you have a smooth mixture and then add the contents to a glass jar. Seal the jar tight and and allow the mix to sit for at least two weeks to infuse.
After two weeks, drain the oil using a small strainer and apply the oil to the roots of your hair. Again cover with a plastic cap and a warm towel for 30 minutes. Wash the mix out of your hair completely. Essentially you would be using this oil as a prepoo or as your hot oil treatment prior to your wash.
The question is, would you try black pepper for hair growth or is it staying just on your rice too?