Best Herbs and Spices for Hair growth


There is no miracle concoction that can grow hair overnight, but in this book we provide a number of natural hair mixtures that can be made in the comfort of your own home with the use of products you may already have stored or products that are easy to acquire.

Herbs and Spices for Hair growth

Herbs and Spices

There is a reason why herbs and spices have been used for centuries for just about anything, but the medicinal properties of herbs and the like are by far their greatest asset. Different herbs have different functions and different strengths. There are wide varieties of herbs that stimulate the growth of black hair. 
The biggest advantage to using herbs is that they are all natural, and most are fairly easy to find. As an added bonus, herbs tend to smell really good no matter what type of oil is used as a base for treatments, masks, tonics, serums, and etcetera. The following sections explore the best herbs and spices to use to grow hair, prevent hair loss, and strengthen existing strands. First, a simple infusion recipe:

Oil Infusion of Rosemary and Sage

Ingredient :

1 cup olive oil
1/4 cup rosemary leaves
1/4 cup sage leaves

Directions :

1) Create a double boiler by placing a metal or glass bowl over a quarter-full pot of boiling water.

2) Mix the herbs and oil in the bowl over the heat for 30 minutes.

3) Pour into a jar big enough to accommodate the oil with room the spare. Secure a square of cheesecloth over the mouth with a rubber band.

4) Tuck the jar away in a warm, dark place for about 2 weeks. Stir the mixture once a day. This period of time will help the herbs infuse the oil

5) After 2 weeks, strain the oil into a clean plastic or glass jar for permanent storage.

6) Use the oil as a treatment or for styling purposes. Store the oil in a dark place to keep it fresh as long as possible.


Aloe is multi-talented. It softens, soothes, cleans, and encourages hair growth. On top of that, it smells good and is easy to find, especially in the summer months when sunburn is prevalent. 

Aloe Leave-In Conditioner

Ingredients :

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup Aloe Vera gel
10 drops tea tree oil

Directions :

1) Mix ingredients in a spray bottle.

2) Spray in hair and comb to distribute. Great for detangling curls!


Believe it or not, catnip is a very popular herb used by black women for years to grow hair, and they are justified in their devotion to this ingredient. Catnip helps keep hair healthy and stimulates the hair to grow. To answer your question, catnip is a fuzzy leaf from the mint family.

Catnip Herbal Rinse

Ingredients :

2 cups boiling water
1 Tablespoon catnip

Directions :

1) Place catnip in a glass bowl and pour boiling water over it. Allow it the steep for 20 minutes.

2) Strain the herb and let the liquid cool until it has reached your desired temperature.

3) After shampooing and conditioning your hair, rinse with the catnip liquid. Do not rinse out the rinse.

Cayenne Pepper

The active component in cayenne is capsaicin, which stimulates blood flow enabling the hair to grow freely. Some people may be reluctant to use cayenne on their body, and that is a reasonable concern. You need to be careful not to get it in your eyes. mouth or nose. This is especially true if you aren’t a fan of spicy food! 

With a bit of caution, a treatment featuring cayenne can be used safely and effectively. You will feel the capsaicin working once applied, because your scalp will tingle.

Others Type of Herbs and Spices for Hair growth

Cayenne Pepper Oil

Ingredients :

1 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons cayenne pepper

Directions :

1) Mix the oil and cayenne together in a jar.

2) Store the oil mixture in a dark place for 10 days before using.

Cayenne Pepper and Castor Oil Treatment

Ingredients :

16 ounce bottle of castor oil
1/2 large bottle of cayenne pepper
45 black tea bags
30 Biotin pills in powder form
2-4 drops onion seed oil
1-2 drops garlic seed oil

Directions :

1) Preheat the oven to 200°F.

2) In a 2-quart baking dish, empty the bottle of castor oil and the cayenne pepper.

3) Break open the tea bags and pour the loose tea into the dish.

4) Pop open the Biotin pills and add the powder to the mix.

5) Stir the mixture thoroughly, making sure to scrape sides. The concoction will look like a black sludge.

6) Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes, 30 seconds. Remove from oven and cool enough to handle.

7) Use a nylon or cheesecloth to strain the mixture into a bottle.

8) Add the onion seed and garlic seed oils and shake to incorporate.


Chamomile softens hair and promotes hair growth. It can also lighten hair somewhat and bring out your hair’s natural highlights.

Chamomile Herbal Rinse

Ingredients :

2 cups boiling water
1 Tablespoon chamomile

Directions :

1) Place chamomile in a glass bowl and pour in the boiling water. Allow it the steep for 20 minutes.

2) Strain the herb and let the liquid cool until it has reached your desired temperature.

3) After shampooing and conditioning your hair, rinse with the chamomile. Do not rinse out the rinse.

Cumin Seeds

Cumin seeds sound like a somewhat unusual ingredient, but the seeds are full of rich nutrients and vitamins that revitalize your hair and stimulate the hair follicles, inducing hair growth.

Cumin Seed Oil Treatment

Ingredients :

1 Tablespoon cumin seeds
1/4 cup olive OR castor oil

Directions :

1) Soak cumin seeds in the oil of your choice in a glass bowl overnight.

2) Apply to scalp and through the hair, paying special attention to spots that are thinning or patchy.

3) Let stand for 15 minutes.

4) Wash hair gently.

Green Tea

Antioxidants are a key component to keeping your hair healthy. Healthy hair is more likely to grow longer and faster than hair that is ill-kempt, lacking moisture, or devoid of the proper minerals, nutrients, and vitamins it needs. Green tea is mild to use, but has a big impact when used consistently.

Green Tea Rinse

Ingredients :

3-4 green tea bags (without added flavorings)
2 cups boiling water

Directions :

1) Prepare tea as you normally would using the specified amounts.

2) Allow to cool until just warm.

3) Pour tea through hair and over scalp.

4) Allow to sit for 1 hour.

5) Rinse out the tea with cool to lukewarm water.

Green Tea Shampoo

Ingredients :

1 teaspoon green tea
1 teaspoon rosemary
1 teaspoon lavender
1/4 cup boiling water
1/4 mild baby shampoo

Directions :

1) Steep the herbs in the boiling water for 30 minutes.

2) Strain the liquid before adding it to the shampoo. Mix the herb water and shampoo in a shampoo bottle to make it easier to use.

3) Wet hair and shampoo normally. 


The curative abilities of lavender when it comes to hair loss and thinning hair is so well known that lavender is included in most top notch hair loss treatments. On top of preventing hair from falling out, lavender also encourages the hair to grow, which is good news for women with thinning hair, or hair that stubbornly refuses to grow longer.

Lavender Oil

Ingredients :

3 Tablespoons lavender oil
2 Tablespoons rosemary oil
2 Tablespoons jojoba oil
2 Tablespoons thyme oil

Directions :

1) Combine oils thoroughly.

2) Apply the oil mixture to the scalp.

3) Cover head with a shower cap and keep in place for an hour.

4) Rinse and wash hair thoroughly.


Perhaps the most mundane and overlooked herb, parsley does wonders for your hair. Full of antioxidants, parsley promotes hair growth, prevents hair loss, and can make the hair shiny.

Parsley Herbal Rinse

Ingredients :

2 Tablespoons parsley
1 Tablespoon sage
2 cups boiling water

Directions :

1) Steep the herbs for 30 minutes in the boiling water.

2) Cool until the liquid reaches a comfortable temperature.

3) Soak hair and scalp and allow to sit for an hour before rinsing with clean water, or strain out the herbs and use as a final rinse following shampooing and conditioning hair.


It wouldn’t occur to most people to use peppercorns for a hair treatment, but the peppercorn helps strengthen and soften hair. This is due to peppercorns being full of essential oils that, when released, improve the health of hair.

Peppercorn Hair Growth Paste

Ingredients :

2 teaspoons whole peppercorns
1/2 cup fresh lime juice

Directions :

1) Crush the peppercorns using a mortar and pestle. Add lime juice and combine until a paste is formed.

2) Apply the scalp and hair roots. *Note: thicker hair may require a larger amount of paste to cover the whole scalp area.

3) Wrap head in a hot towel and let sit for 30 minutes.

4) Rinse out the paste completely.

Rosemary stimulates blood circulation, and has powerful antioxidants, both of which encourage hair growth, strength, and vitality. The herb also cleans the scalp, removing dandruff and other debris that inhibits the hair follicle and prevents growth. *Note: A large amount of rosemary is not suitable for pregnant women or people with high blood pressure.

Rosemary Tea Hair Rinse

Ingredients :

3 teaspoons rosemary
2 cups boiling water

Directions :

1) Steep rosemary in water for 20 minutes.

2) Strain and allow ample time to cool before use.

3) Rinse with the tea, comb hair, and air dry.

Rosemary and Vinegar Rinse

Ingredients :

1 cup water
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon rosemary

Directions :

1) Combine ingredients well.

2) Use as a final rinse after showering. 

*Note: If the vinegar smell is too strong, try adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

Rosemary Oil

Ingredients :

1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon rosemary
5-7 drops tea tree oil

Directions :

1) Mix ingredients well.

2) Massage into scalp and though hair. Leave in for 20 minutes.

3) Rinse and wash hair completely.


Sage promotes hair growth and actively heals numerous issues. Sage is often used to treat hair loss, acne, skin imperfections, and stomach ailments. The herb is noted for its soothing quality.

Sage Oil and Vinegar Treatment

Ingredients :

2 Tablespoon sage oil
1 Tablespoon rosemary oil
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Directions :

1) Mix all ingredients thoroughly.

2) Massage into scalp all the way to the tips of your hair.

3) Let sit for 20 minutes to an hour.

4) Rinse and wash hair.

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Scent is another incentive to an all natural, homemade recipe. Some store brands smell fine, but nothing beats the smell of a home brewed concoction, especially one that allows you to pick a scent that appeals most to you. Finding a tonic, potion, or serum that works for you and helps hair to grow is the end goal. That doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice good ingredients for a designer label.

Getting your hair to grow longer and fuller will not happen overnight. There is no miracle recipe that will magically lengthen your hair in just a few days. The key to growing out your hair is to find a combination that works for you. A regimen of several recipes will likely be the best way to go, but cracking the code and figuring out which  recipes may be a case of trial and error.

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