Cayenne Pepper As A Hair Growth Aid?

Cayenne pepper for hair growth

Most of us know cayenne as a food spice, right? It’s in our favorite hot sauces and it can be used as a cure for some illnesses. Heck, cayenne pepper is even used as a weight loss supplement.

But what would you do if I told you that some of us are using cayenne pepper as a growth aid. EERRRRRRRR!!! Stop the press… I’m guessing this is probably some of you guys responses huh?

Yes, what I said was what you saw, cayenne pepper has been popping up more and more throughout many hair boards and blogs as a growth aid and we are about to bring you the 411 on cayenne pepper and its contribution to hair growth.

What is Cayenne Pepper?

Cayenne pepper, which also goes by other names such as bird pepper and cow horn pepper, is a red chili powder used mostly to season foods and heal ailments. It is has really high amount of vitamin A & C and trace amounts of vitamin E, manganese, potassium, vitamin B6, and riboflavin.

While these are very good vitamins for all of us to have they aren’t the reason why that some ladies have been having a huge bang for their buck in regards to hair growth.


Why in the world would one think that Cayenne Pepper would be a good hair growth aid?

Well, actually there is a pretty good and valid reason for why cayenne pepper would be considered as a hair growth aid. Cayenne pepper contains a high amount of something that goes by the name of capsaicin.

Capsaicin is an irritant, yes irritant (doesn’t sound pleasant huh?) to humans and animals that is largely found in hot peppers. This is the stuff that causes that burning sensation that makes you want to put two gallons of milk down your throat (almond milk for my vegans out there) to just stop the agonizing pain.

It is also known as a metabolism booster because it produces secondary metabolites which can aid in our go go go nature. Here’s the good part in all of this: The irritant nature of capsaicin is actually the biggest reason of why cayenne pepper may work as a growth aid.

When we consume cayenne pepper or apply it to our skin it, the capsaicin that’s contained within the pepper causes dilation in our blood vessels. This dilation means that wherever we apply the cayenne pepper, there would be increased blood flow to that area and if we digest cayenne pepper then we experience boosted metabolism. Now I have a feeling that this question coming up may be the next question on your mind…

Rhetorically speaking: If I wanted to use cayenne pepper as a growth aid, how would I use it and how often should I apply it to my head?

Well, from the ladies who have experienced results, such as ladies from Long Hair Care Forum and Black Hair Media Forum, there were two main ways that the cayenne pepper was used as a growth aid.

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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Renee
Renee

This is interesting, never heard of it before and I may not try it but interesting.

Abigail Wickham

It works. It stimulates the scalp

Gwen Tyler-Robinson

Ok like i said i do not know just shared but some hair textures can not use the same.

Mimi Kay

Huh I don’t think so

Mia Bella

Lol you guys are a trip…rice pudding and cheerios lol haha

Kia Eunice

really I need more

Ruth Guzman

I’m good on this. Ppl are doing too much to their hair in the name of growth. Just clean, condition and moisturize and your hair will grow.

Catherine Bennett

I must try this

Gershelle Cunningham

I can only imagine it being effective by either consuming or as a deep conditioner…..otherwise once its rinsed out, its no longer effective

Carla Alston

Ummm….NO!

Gershelle Cunningham

Ruth Guzman, its not that easy because hair length is mostly DNA. You really have to take extra measures if long hair isn’t in your genetic make-up.

Micole Spicer

Now that is hot! (I had to say it).

Jackie Minor

So can i use franks hot sauce and get results

Tina Lichtenwalner

Wouldn’t an ointment with capsacin do the same thing?

Jennier Lett
Jennier Lett

Do we apply the mixture to dry or wet hair?

mojomo86
mojomo86

I understand the whole “growth tips & tricks” but one will still need to leanr to care for their hair otherwise what’s the point of growth if you’re not retaining…just a thought…

Emilie E.F. Flynn

Cayenne pepper is powerful, works wonders! I promise you.

Karl Mccarty

Whhaaatttt!!!!!!

Siaesha Davis

But do i have too go on line too get it or what store u think might have it?

Sankofa Thomas

Necey Thomas

Necey Thomas

I dont think so Sankofa Thomas!!!! IM GOOD

Mamie Ngassa

You can forget that. There is no way I will put hot sauce in my hair…. Norway

Marie Jonson

I used it on my for the first time yesterday. I did the cayenne and olive oil. Did not burn one bit. Next time I am going to give the cayenne a chance to fuse with the olive oil.

Lana

Problem, too many looking for,ways to grow hair instead of focusing on maintaining healthy hair. Stop looking for ways to extend your growth cycle and embrace a regime that promotes healthy hair and the length will follow. http://www.sweetlittlesomethings.net

Tashina Brown

OK so how frequently do u do this

Corey'Loves Jotasha Taylor

THIS IS A LIE AND NO NO….IT SET ME BACK AND I LOST ABOUT 12 AROUND MY EDGES LISTENING TO THIS LIE

MsThang1
MsThang1

While this sounds interesting and Ive read positive results.. I’ll have to pass.. my scalp is crazy sensitive .. I couldnt imagine my scalp burning like a relaxer- no thanks. Curious to see others results 🙂

Deborah
Deborah

I’ve tried it and it didn’t work for me. It burned my hair shaft and I’ve notice a lot of hair loss during my washes. Be careful using cayenne in oil. It will burn.

Shanika Chance
Shanika Chance

How to get your natural hair back from straighten it without cutting it.

Jewelz Jew-Jew Saunders Cda

reading

Catherine Bennett

Me to

Jameka Jones

That seems dangerous, what if it gets in your eyes…I have a hard time using oil that has peppermint, so I don’t think this one is for me.