From dandruff, to scalp itchiness, hair fall to lack of hair growth, split ends to hair damage, the struggle of hair problems is real and is faced by many!

I’m sure that most of you would have tried several remedies and found that it didn’t help treat all your hair problems.

Well, what if I told you that all you need is this one simple hair oil, that is the magical elixir to treat all kinds of problems related to hair and scalp.

Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Check out everything about this magical hair oil called black seed oil, below!


What are black seeds?

Nigella seeds or kalonji seeds, also known as black seeds, are small sized black coloured seeds that are well-known for its benefits right from its culinary usages to health and medicinal benefits.

Apart from these benefits, black seeds are widely renowned and known for its benefits to hair growth and to hair and scalp health.

Here are the benefits of black seed oil for the hair and scalp:

1. Promotes better hair growth:

Black seed oil contains a phytochemical compound called ‘thymoquinone’ that contains proteins, alkaloids and saponins that can help boost hair growth and slow down the aging process of cells and can thereby prevent hair thinning. Thymoquinone has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce hair fall which is caused due to inflammation of hair follicles.

2. For hair shine and texture:

Black seed oil helps to nourish the hair and can promote hair shine. Black seed oil can be added into your shampoo as well or used directly on the scalp to help improve hair texture, promote hair shine and increase hair volume.

3. Can prevent premature greying of hair:

Black seed oil also has linoleic acid which can help prevent premature greying of hair, as the linoleic acid helps prevent the depletion of the pigment cells in the hair follicles.

4. Can help reduce dandruff and promote better scalp health:

Black seed oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties which can keep bacteria away from the scalp and can promote better scalp health. It can also help reduce and treat scalp issues like dandruff and reduce dry scalp, by keeping the scalp moisturized and maintains the body’s natural sebum (oil) production.

5. It acts as a hair conditioner and can prevent hair damage:

Black seed oil can help normalize the sebum (oil) production in the scalp and can help ensure that the scalp and hair is well-conditioned and not too greasy at the same time. The amino acids in the black seed oil can help moisturize the hair shaft and reduce frizz, making the hair more manageable and prevent hair damage.

6. Can regulate the imbalance in one’s hair growth cycle:

Hair growth usually occurs in three stages of hair growth and hair shedding, which are the anagen, catagen and telogen stages. Any disruption in the hair growth cycle can cause hair to fall. Black seed oil can help regulate any imbalances in the hair growth cycle and activate the hair follicles to promote proper hair growth.

Here’s how to use black seed oil on your hair and scalp:

Partition your hair and apply this oil evenly onto your scalp and hair. Once the application process is done, massage this oil into your scalp using circular motions for 5 to 10 minutes. Then let it sit for half an hour to one hour before rinsing off with a mild shampoo and conditioner.

Tip: Leaving this oil on your head overnight can help have better effects for your hair and scalp.