Cayenne Pepper As A Hair Growth Aid?

Cayenne and olive oil or cayenne and alcohol

1. Cayenne pepper with olive oil

This concoction is the most common way of using cayenne pepper as a growth aid. One of the first reports of cayenne pepper working as a growth aid came from a lady on LHCF who shared a story on how one of her relatives went from a shaved scalp to hair down her back. Now, there wasn’t any evidence that was shown to prove this story but assuming that we take it at face value…

To make the concoction, mix two tablespoons of powdered cayenne pepper into 4 oz. of olive oil (she had originally described the bottle as being around the size of a bottle of Wild Growth Hair Oil, which is 4 oz.).

Shake it up to mix up the ingredients and then apply it to your hair and scalp on one day and then the next day you should shampoo out the cayenne mixture. Alternatively you can use the mixture as a prepoo treatment and shampoo it out after an hour or two.

2. Cayenne pepper tonic

This is a more “classic” version of the cayenne growth aid. This one involves liquor so for my ladies who likes a good drink every now and then, please make the tonic first or heck take a drink beforehand just in case you need to numb out the tingling.


To make this tonic, you will need 4-6 medium sized fresh Cayenne Peppers and 50 ml of cognac or vodka or 90% alcohol. First, you should start by cutting the pepper into pieces and place them into a bottle.

Then fully cover the peppers by adding cognac, vodka or alcohol. Lastly, shake and store the mixture in a dark place away from sunlight for about two weeks for the juices from the peppers to seep into the alcohol. The alcohol with have a reddish tinge after the time has passed.

Once ready, strain the mixture and then dilute it with water. The ratio should be approximately 40:20. This can be applied before or after washing your hair, but is recommended to be applied before shampoo so that the tingling effect won’t be as harsh and so that if it does become a nuisance , you can shampoo it out straight away and will not have to worry about the double manipulation during wash day.

How often do you use it?

This seems to vary from woman to woman. Those using the mixtures as prepoos will obviously just use it on wash day which is either once or twice a week. There are those women however who use their mixtures two to three times a week (without washes) and further some have reported to using theirs once or twice a day!

I suppose it’s safe to assume that “how often” will completely depend on the person using it and whether the slight irritation from the cayenne really bothers you or not. There are those who seem to enjoy the tingling sensation but some have reported feeling nothing at all!

Are there any side effects?

For most women there have not been any negative side effects. The only expected effect is the tingling that most would experience. If you feel really uncomfortable from the tingling sensation, rinse out right away and for goodness sake try not to get any mixture in your eyes!

So that’s it girls, if you try this put please let us know how it went in the comments below.

Originally posted 2014-01-29 15:00:13.

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About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

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Comments

  1. Christa Colquitt Harris
    Christa Colquitt Harris

    Tried it once in some olive oil. Had to get my husband to wash it out. It really tingles. I am sure you probably have to do it more than once though for it to work.

  2. Grace Okorie
    Grace Okorie

    Omg! U people will nt kill somebody.for GOD’s sake why will i use pepper 2 grow ma hair? Hell no!!

  3. Evette Howard
    Evette Howard

    Its in some of those african hair growth greases…. you guys ever seen the cayenne pepper ingredient?

    1. Chiquita Sanchez
      Chiquita Sanchez

      That’s good!.. Me either i just like to take hair vitamin’s to keep my hair extra healthy when i maintain it.

    1. Le Le SR

      I agree, Pre-Natals help a lot.
      I’ve been taking them for about three months and I’ve seen a drastic difference with my nails and hair. I actually just did a carrot oil and moroccan oil deep conditioner last night and my hair is shiny and strong.

  4. Evette Howard
    Evette Howard

    Rosemary, cayenne, olive oil, and clear castor oil I actually use on my edges, just a sprinkle of cayenne though *** cayenne is freakin powerful

    1. RareDiamond

      Now that sounds like something I’d use !!! How soon did u see results & how often did u do it ?!?

  5. Sharin Pitts
    Sharin Pitts

    This actually does work..don’t knock it til you try it..it stimulates quicker blood flow and circulation but I just make a paste with water and apply to my scalp before I wash my hair..BEWARE! It feels like perm left in too long…This is my experience it ain’t for everybody cause I know ya’ll love to debate so don’t start!

    1. Sharin Pitts
      Sharin Pitts

      Some posts say 2 weeks I gave it a month. But it’s based on the consistency of your application, 2-3 times a week or more gets you quicker results. But I don’t wanna wash my hair that often.

    2. Nicole Burns

      How do you make it into a paste? I want to try it.

  6. Martina harden

    Hi my name is Martina am deaf lady just I want to know about Intersting cayenne pepper as a hair growth ? Myself wonder if work sucuss hair growth or not work grow hair from that cayenne pepper.

  7. Evette Howard
    Evette Howard

    Libby Lyz Langa everynight on my scalp, I wash my hair weekly because I work out. I literally use two pinches in my concoction

  8. Elisha Nyema
    Elisha Nyema

    I love my cayenne pepper oil mix I made. While using the oil mix and doing the Inversion method, I gain 2inches of growth in a month..

  9. Karen Nkwe-ini
    Karen Nkwe-ini

    #BlackHairInformation.com I haven’t cut my hair since I was a baby and people say my hair isn’t growning because I haven’t cut my hair but I don’t want to now I’m older so what can I do to make my hair grow but keep my bushy at the same time?

  10. Rayronda Rush
    Rayronda Rush

    i use cayenne and 100 %coconut oil vita e and olive and castor oil rosemary horsetail sage stinging nettle

  11. Vivian Miller
    Vivian Miller

    I mix with olive oil and let it sit, then separate oil from cayenne granules and massage my scalp with plastic cap on my head for 15 min my hair has grown sling with taking Hairfinity Vitamins

    1. Chiquita Sanchez
      Chiquita Sanchez

      Yep! Hairfinity Vitamin’s are good! Im currently taking those also. And Nature Bounty Hair,Skin & Nail Vitamin’s are good as well! I been taking those for year’s. Yep! They definitely work! Make your nail’s grow, & good for your skin hair grow’s good to!!

  12. Evette Howard
    Evette Howard

    Libby Lyz Langa my growth is pretty steady, dont have exact measurements, I really want my edges to thicken up I noticed true results in 30 days

  13. Tonya Rolf

    I can believe it can be used for hair growth. The pepper will open up the pores on your scalp while the olive oil conditions and moisturizes. I’m mos. def. am going to do this.
    THANKX FOR THE TIP

  14. Tanesha Grace
    Tanesha Grace

    Guys does it really work? I had the big chop last July and I just feel like my hair is not growing. HELP PLEASE!!!!!

  15. Goddessweaves Virgin Hair Bundle Deals
    Goddessweaves Virgin Hair Bundle Deals

    one day I add it to my oatmeal thinking it was Cinnamon, it was so funny after3 spoons my mouth started burning I figure something must be wrong, when I check the kitchen I just burst out laughing at myself… it took day for me to tell my daughter… should have seen my face after the first spoon, then second…LOL

  16. Abbie

    What if you’re a co-washer? Can you wash it out with conditioner rather than shampoo?

  17. Nasira Miller
    Nasira Miller

    Yes. It absolutely works. You can grow a bald spot back in one week using onion juice and cayenne pepper. If u have a juicer, u can get the onion juice that way or u can put an onion in a blender with water and blend it up. Mix a pinch of cayenne pepper into it and rub into the spot. Cover with a plastic bag and then a scarf and then another bag and another scarf, lmao. It BURNNNNNNNNNNNNNS!!!! and there will be tears bt it does work. If u want to grow ur hair out, boil an onion and wash your hair with the cooled water with a big pinch of cayenne twice a week. A friend of mine told me to put onion pieces in my shampoo and that’s how I first learned about onion. Do a google search for “Onion cayene hair growth” and go on youtube, there are lots of videos of people’s results.

  18. Joanna Lopez
    Joanna Lopez

    Don’t do it. Your eyes will burn. Your body. Every inch of skin will be burning. Unless u can manage washing your hair without dripping any water on yourselves. Good luck. Lmao

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