Fact or Fiction: Can Cinnamon Stop Hair Loss?
In the never-ending quest to find a remedy for hair-loss, one common household ingredient is consistently mentioned as a hair-growth stimulator: cinnamon. But before you go sprinkling cinnamon on your head, believing it will be the cure to baldness, there are a few things to consider, including how it is applied and exactly what benefits you may experience by using the spice that is widely touted across many cultures for its antifungal and anti-bacterial properties.
First of all, when using cinnamon as a topical remedy, it is usually most useful in oil form. Cinnamon oil is created from the leaves and bark of cinnamon trees and is often used in the flavoring of foods or left out for air freshening. It is also important to note that in concentrated doses, it can irritate your skin, so before applying it in topical form, make sure to dilute the oil and test it first in a small quantity to ensure no adverse reaction occurs. Never use oil on your face or other sensitive areas on your body, for the risk of irritation increases dramatically in these spots.
Because cinnamon is rich in antioxidants, applying a little bit of diluted cinnamon oil along your hairline and scalp may provide some stimulation of blood flow to the hair follicles, which is always a positive effect. With adequate circulation, the hair will continue to experience healthy growth.
It is important to note that there are no scientific, peer-reviewed studies that have confirmed cinnamon as a direct stimulator of hair follicle growth and the benefits listed are simply speculation on the part of dermatologists and natural-remedy aficionados. Also, any benefits may be outweighed by the risk of irritation of the skin caused by cinnamon oil.
In light of this, it is up to each person to decide whether they want to apply cinnamon to their hair, or simply save it for their pumpkin-spice lattes and apple pies. When it comes to hair loss solutions, it is wise to rely on the proven experience of professionals like the team at Hairline Ink. Read more about our scalp micropigmentation services and listen to the stories of our happy clients to determine if this is the right choice for you. Our team has a passion for changing people’s lives, and we’re here to help you reinvent the way you look! Contact us at (585) 250-0835 for more information.