Cinnamon for thicker hair
Cinnamon or dal-chini is a versatile spice rich in antioxidants and other beneficial compounds that offers a plethora of health benefits. Dr Kapoor says cinnamon is not only good to manage sinus infections and inflammation but even hair problems. Jam-packed with vital nutrients, procyanidin in cinnamon stimulates hair follicles and aids faster growth. It also helps tackle hair loss. Studies have shown that cinnamon can help control hair loss and help prevent balding. It also contains antioxidants and antimicrobial properties, and even polyphenols, which act as natural antioxidants and help with hair growth. Even the antimicrobial properties can prevent scalp infections.
A study published in Karger International found that procyanidin in cinnamon can have positive effects on hair growth. The dermatologist recommends using cinnamon in hair oil. It contains cinnamaldehyde that dilates blood vessels and boosts blood flow to the scalp, and gives you lustrous hair. It also contains antifungal properties that help protect the scalp and hair from free radical damage, and inflammation and prevent dandruff.