You may have heard the benefits of Cayenne pepper the ways it promotes health. The famous book “Left for Dead” even tells how it... 14 Magic Hair Growth Recipes Using Cayenne Pepper

You may have heard the benefits of Cayenne pepper the ways it promotes health.

The famous book “Left for Dead” even tells how it can be used to help heart disease.

But, Did you know it can also grow hair. In the next few minutes we will look at 14 recipes that make use of the benefits of Cayenne pepper for hair growth.

If you want a healthy lifestyle the benefits or Cayenne are many and if you think your hair is thinning and you want to give yourself a fuller head of hair then settle in, relax, and read along and learn the magic of Cayenne pepper.

The origins of Cayenne pepper are shrouded in mystery but it is believed that the name Cayenne and the pepper itself originated in the area of Cayenne in French Guiana. It is a form of chile and they have a recorded history of cultivation since prehistoric times. It is now grown virtually any where that has a hot or sub tropical climate. From South America to the old world carried by the Spanish and Portuguese traders to India and from there throughout the Europe in the 1600’s. China’s Hunan province has an entire regional culture devoted to the Cayenne pepper and its growth. Mexico and the United States have popularized it in the form Chili, Tex-Mex, and South Western styles of cooking. Tabasco sauce was made from some seeds grown in Louisiana and now it is a staple of Cajun cuisine. Aside from its uses in food and drinks, in recent years new discoveries that cayenne has many more health benefits than previously thought:

  • Doctors today use cayenne creams in the ER in coronary heart care.
  • People in Thailand who have virtually no heart disease credit the cayenne they eat in large quantities.
  • Tonics and elixirs are made from cayenne for fever
  • A cure for frostbite uses cayenne
  • A heart stimulus for heart attack victims
  • Normalizes blood pressure
  • Hemorrhoid relief
  • Stops bleeding
  • Prostate health
  • Balances triglycerides in the blood
  • Stimulates the Liver
  • Used to treat peptic ulcers
  • Possesses antifungal properties
  • A stomach stimulant and may offer GERD sufferers a no-drug solution


Hair Growth Recipes

Hair loss has been the bane of humankind since time immorial and for men especially. Cayenne again comes to the rescue in the form of these cayenne pepper for hair growth recipes you can try.


1) Cayenne and Olive oil for Hair growth

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon of ground cayenne pepper and into a 16 oz of olive oil
  2. let stand for 1 to 2 weeks in a dark bottle.
  3. Rub it into your scalp before shampooing


2) Vodka and Cayenne hair stimulant

  1. 50 ml of vodka
  2. 3-8 medium sized Cayenne peppers
  3. Cover with the vodka shake and store in a dark bottle for 2 weeks
  4. Dilute with water in a 2-1 ratio
  5. Apply after shampooing
  6. Apply after shampooing as well for increased results.

It also makes a great stimulant when drunk as well.


3) Coconut Cayenne oil tincture

  1. ½ cup coconut oil
  2. 2 tablespoons finely ground Cayenne pepper
  3. ½ cup olive oil
  4. Mix the coconut oil and Cayenne in a dark bottle
  5. Let sit 10 to 15 days
  6. Mix in ½ cup olive oil
  7. Apply before or after shampooing


4) Cayenne Chocolate Drink

  1. ¼ to 2 teaspoons of ground Cayenne pepper
  2. 1 Cup Hot Chocolate
  3. Stir well

This drink was popular with Mayan and Aztecs.

It grows hair from the inside by increasing blood flow to the scalp.

The amount of Cayenne may be raised as your tolerance for the heat increases.


5) Aloe Vera and Cayenne Hair Rub

  1. ½ cup Aloe Vera juice
  2. 1 teaspoon ground Cayenne pepper
  3. Mix together seal and store in a dark place for 10 days


6) Castor oil Treatment

  1. 1 cup Castor oil
  2. 2 Tablespoons ground Cayenne pepper
  3. Mix and store in a dark bottle 10-15 days
  4. Apply 30 minute prior to shampooing


7) Peppermint oil and Cayenne scalp treatment

  1. ¼ cup Peppermint oil
  2. ½ Tablespoon ground Cayenne
  3. Mix and store for 10 days
  4. Apply 30 minute prior to shampooing


8) Cayenne Peppermint oil infusion

  1. 1 cup olive oil
  2. 2 Tablespoon ground Cayenne pepper
  3. ¼ cup Peppermint leaves
  4. Bring oil to a boil
  5. Add Cayenne and Peppermint
  6. Let cool and sit 10 days.
  7. Filter out the solids
  8. Store in a dark bottle
  9. Apply 30 minute prior to shampooing


9) Chili Beer Scalp Tingler

  1. 1 Bottle beer of your choice
  2. 2 Tablespoons ground Cayenne pepper
  3. Add to the bottle of beer
  4. Let sit for a few hours in a dark cool space
  5. Apply 30 minutes prior to, or mix with shampoo

Also makes a cooling summer beverage.


10) Cayenne and Water Hair Treatment

  1. 1-2 Tablespoons ground Cayenne pepper(start with less and work up)
  2. 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  3. Ordinary tap water or mineral water is you prefer
  4. Mix the Cayenne with the olive oil in a cup
  5. Add water to get a creamy consistency
  6. Apply 30 minutes prior to shampooing


11) Hot Tree oil Cayenne Treatment

  1. 1 Tablespoons ground Cayenne pepper
  2. ½ Cup Olive oil
  3. A few drops of Tree oil
  4. Mix and let sit 10 days dark pace
  5. Apply as a part of your Hot oil hair treatment


12) The Total Hair Health Treatment

  1. 1 teaspoon ground Cayenne pepper
  2. 1 Tablespoon Castor oil
  3. 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  4. 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  5. 1 Tablespoon Almond oil
  6. 1 Tablespoon Flax oil
  7. Mix seal and store in a dark bottle for 10 days
  8. Apply directly to hair and wait an hour before shampooing.

This give not only the hair growth of the cayenne but the vital nutrition your hair may be lacking.


13) Capsaicin Capsules for hair growth

  1. 6mg Capsaicin
  2. Taken orally once a day

While not a recipe, a Japanese study has show consumption directly of Capsaicin promotes hair growth.


14) Pinoy Cabbage soup


  1. 1 medium cabbage cored and chopped
  2. Celery chopped
  3. 1 onion, sliced
  4. 3 cups vegetable broth
  5. 1 can low sodium tomato juice
  6. 2 cloves garlic minced
  7. 2 teaspoons of Cayenne red pepper(or to taste)
  8. Black pepper
  9. 2 teaspoons peanut oil or EVOL( extra Virgin Olive oil)



  1. Sauté the onion celery and garlic in the oil
  2. Add the cabbage to soften
  3. Pour in the tomato juice and veggie broth
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Lower to a simmer for 10 minutes
  6. Grind black pepper over the soup
  7. Serve.


You can see that Cayenne pepper has many medical and hair growth applications. These 14 recipes, Some going on the hair or taken internally or eaten as food. Whichever one you choose, remember to record the results of your using cayenne pepper for hair growth before and after you start. It may take a few weeks or a few months to see the results. But, with a little persistence will pay off in the long run.


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  • Monique

    May 25, 2015 #1 Author

    This was so helpful!!


  • Cecil

    September 11, 2015 #2 Author

    Thanks for your very useful and helpful information on the use of Cayenne Pepper etc.

    have been using Cayenne Pepper in my teas for a few years, and have many good benefits.

    Thanking you very much
    With the best and kind Regards for your useful information.
    C. Persaud


  • Terri Lewis

    November 5, 2015 #3 Author

    Thank you for the information. I am going to try it out.


  • taya

    February 1, 2016 #4 Author

    I mixed aloe vera, green pepper, black pepper (the spice) as well as cayenne pepper with Jamaican Black Castor oil.
    For hair growth for three days now.
    Think it’ll help?


  • SekiwE

    April 2, 2016 #5 Author

    I just read today about cayenne pepper I going to start using this week-end.Thank you for shating


  • Kerry

    April 7, 2016 #6 Author

    A 1/4 cup of Peppermint Oil? That is not safe, please, if anyone is thinking about trying this one, research it first.


    • miss e

      January 27, 2017 #7 Author

      It said 1/4 cup peppermint leaves, very different from peppermint oil.


  • kayode

    July 12, 2016 #8 Author

    Good one…I am goingto try it now


  • vavakes

    August 14, 2016 #9 Author

    everything is helpful its good to know.


  • Keegan L Shoemate

    August 16, 2016 #10 Author

    Hi really need more understanding about Castor oil and cayenne pepper mix, that I did a couple of times, really need a ride to get these things, thanks, make sure that I have a ride


  • Alex Cameron

    February 18, 2017 #11 Author

    It would be great if you provided some indication of which of these many recipes work best for most people. Otherwise, it’s a crap shoot.


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