Coconut, Mint, and Cinnamon Remedy to Stimulate Hair Growth

Depending on whether you have dry or oily hair, in order to stimulate hair growth you'll have to apply this remedy either only on the ends, or over your entire head.
Coconut, Mint, and Cinnamon Remedy to Stimulate Hair Growth
Karla Henríquez

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Karla Henríquez.

Last update: 09 October, 2022

Do you feel like your hair is growing too slowly or is losing its strength? Has your hair been weakened from using the blow dryer, straighteners, or from other hair treatments? Today we’ll be suggesting a homemade natural remedy to stimulate hair growth from the roots.

Discover all the properties of coconut oil, mint essential oil, and cinnamon, and how to prepare this powerful remedy.

How should I stimulate hair growth?

how to stimulate hair growth

Masks and conditioners are frequently applied from mid-hair to the tips, with the intent of moisturizing, nourishing, and repairing. But if you want a remedy to stimulate hair growth faster and to give you stronger hair, and also to prevent hair loss, then you’ll need to treat the roots, at the scalp.

This homemade and natural treatment also helps to stabilize oil production, a great bonus for people whose hair tends to be on the greasy side. It’s also effective at treating dandruff. To prepare this remedy, you’ll need the following ingredients in the suggested amounts:

  • Three heaped spoonfuls of extra virgin coconut oil
  • 5 drops of mint essential oil
  • 2 heaped spoonfuls of powdered Ceylon cinnamon

We’ll now talk about their properties.

Oils that stimulate hair growth

Extra virgin coconut oil is very rich in vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, copper, and selenium. It includes antioxidant properties that make this an essential health and beauty remedy, both for hair and for skin.

Even though it’s an oil, which concerns people with oily hair, it has nourishing and stabilizing properties for the scalp, if used continually. It’s also easily absorbed by the pores.

On top of that, it also adds shine and softens hair. This effect is often obtained artificially with conventional masks, an effect which does not last. They use silicon and other synthetic and harmful ingredients.

mint essential oil for hair growth

This natural treatment isn’t complete without essential oils. This is because of the extremely powerful properties it has in just a very small amount of oil. In this case, we’ve chosen mint essential oil because of how it regulates oils, both in dry hair as well as oily hair. Added to that, it also stimulates blood flow, adds freshness, and fights dandruff, thanks to its antiseptic properties.

Although you could use an infusion made from fresh mint concentrate, we suggest using essential oil for this remedy. If using oil, make sure you’re using a high quality oil that is not infused with synthetic oils created for fragrance only.

Ceylon cinnamon remedy to stimulate hair growth

Ceylon cinnamon, just like mint, has stimulating properties that improve blood flow to the hair follicles. Added to that, it can also bring great benefits that can help to prevent hair loss. If you use cinnamon is continually, you’ll also see beautiful cinnamon tones reflected in your hair, and it could even lighten really dark hair.

For this hair-stimulating remedy, we suggest using powdered cinnamon because it’s less expensive and more convenient. You could, however, also use the essential oil.

How to prepare this remedy

Preparing coconut cream

Firstly, mix all ingredients well. You’ll need to use coconut oil that is warmer than 24 degrees C, so that it melts and can be easily mixed with the other ingredients.

How to apply it

  • Separate your hair into sections and apply the remedy to the entire scalp. Gently massage with your fingertips to work it into the scalp.
  • If you have normal to dry hair, you can also apply this remedy to the rest of your hair. If you have oily hair, simply apply it to the roots.
  • Cover your head with plastic and a towel to keep it warm.
  • Do this treatment at night before going to bed so that it can work for 6 hours. You could also do it on a day that you’ll be at home.
  • Finally, wash your hair with shampoo.
  • Do this once or twice a week for one month.

We hope you’ll try this special remedy to stimulate hair growth, and get some great results too!

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.