Cinnamon has been a valued spice for making hair strong and beautiful. It is believed to stimulate the scalp and increase blood circulation in the body, which ensures hair roots and scalp to get the required nutrition, and oxygen, which leads to strong, beautiful and healthy hair.
Cinnamon contains chemical compounds like eugenol and cinnamaldehyde that offer antiviral, anti-fungal, antibacterial and many other benefits which could help fungal and bacterial infections of the scalp. Cinnamon oil massaged into the scalp has been used in aromatherapy to stimulate the hair follicles. It also has antimicrobial properties which could treat dandruff caused by fungal infections that cause hair loss. It can also be used to treat dry and brittle hair. Applying cinnamon oil to the surrounding areas of the scalp like the neck and temples could channel blood flow to the scalp and stimulate hair growth.
Mix 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 egg to make a paste. Apply to scalp for 20 minutes and wash out with mild shampoo.