Black seed oil is known around the world as the “cure for everything except death”. This includes being an incredible natural miracle treatment for your hair. If you have issues with dandruff, minor hair loss, alopecia, dry or damaged hair, or too many grey hairs, read on to learn how to use black seed oil.
Black seed oil for hair – Why it’s amazing!
Black seed oil is:
When you apply it to your hair (see instructions below) or ingest it by adding it to your favorite foods (or drinking/eating it as is) it magically cures or slows most hair problems. The best part is, black seed oil is 100% natural. It is made from the black seeds that come from the Nigella Sativa plant.
Black seed oil for healthy scalp and dandruff treatment
Those mini white flakes coming off the top of your head aren’t just embarrassing, they actually mess with the natural processes of your hair follicles by clogging them. Great hair starts with great scalp.
Use black seed oil to nourish the top of your head. This natural elixir helps you maintain a healthy hair growth ecosystem. It is effective for treating dandruff and managing oiliness.
If you have scalp skin issues – like minor irritation, psoriasis or eczema – black seed oil will help your scalp return to natural balance. And soothe and repair any skin irritation on your scalp.
Black seed oil for alopecia (balding)
Drugs that treat alopecia contain strong antihistamines. Black seed oil contains a phytochemical called Thymoquinone, which is a natural antihistamine. Thus, black seed oil can be used to help stimulate hair regrowth.
One 2013 research study, demonstrates that black seed oil is a valid alternative to medications like Rogaine. Read about the study here.
Black seed oil not only promotes regrowth but also slows the process of hair loss.
Black seed oil for beautiful locks
Black seed oil has been used for centuries as a natural hair conditioner. It was originally discovered 3,300 years ago in the tomb of King Tut. It is said that black seed oil is the natural elixir women like Cleopatra used to promote the growth and look of their lushes locks. Here are the benefits of black seed oil on hair appearance and texture:
Black seed oil reduces grey hairs
Black seed oil slows the depletion of pigment cells in the hair follicles and slows grey hairs from sprouting.
Black seed oil balances the hair’s natural oils
There is a natural oil produced by your scalp called Sebum. The level of sebum you have is what dictates whether your hair is dry or oily. Black seed oil helps to balances your scalp. It allows your hair to look and feel conditioned but stops it from being too grease.
Black seed oil reduces breakage
Antioxidants and a long list of nutrients in black seed oil keep your hair strong and reduce the incidence of free radicals that cause damage.
Black seed oil is a natural frizz tamer
The oil contains amino acids that reduce frizz. Moisture is sealed in the shaft of the hair and your hair stays silky smooth.
How to get the benefits of black seed oil for your hair
Your hair and skin is a reflection of what you put in your body. You can reap the hair benefits of black seed oil by ingesting the oil or in its natural seed form. Drink the oil on its own or add it to a smoothie. If using the seeds, they are best taken by sprinkling them over salads.
For best results, apply black seed oil directly to your hair. Here are three ways to do that:
- Pure black seed oil – Use 2 tablespoons of the oil, apply it to the scalp and work through from root to tip. Then, leave on for 30 minutes and wash your hair as you normally would.
- Black seed oil and a carrier oil – Mix 1 tablespoon of black seed oil with 1 tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil. Apply it to the scalp and work through from root to tip. Leave on for 30 minutes and wash your hair as you normally would.
- Make your own black seed oil – Steep 1 cup of black seeds in 5 cups of boiling water for 10 minutes. Let the water cool. Strain the seeds and mix the water with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Apply it to the scalp and work through from root to tip. Leave on for 30 minutes and wash your hair as you normally would.
Use whatever method works for you. Follow this routine twice per week for best results.