Black Seed oil easily goes by five names (nigella sativa oil, black cumin, roman coriander, fennel flower, nutmeg flower, black caraway) and is known for its medicinal benefits when incorporated into the form of a regimen. Black Seed oil is highly concentrated and is made up of small black seeds referred to as ‘black cumin’ (nigella sativa).
Black Seed oil is popular for its antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The nature of the expressed properties is known to cause immediate change to hair and scalp through the moisture it readily provides as a result of its rich nature in fatty acids. One of the main ingredients of black seed oil is Thymoquinone, which acts as an antioxidant to assist in neutralizing free radical effects on hair strands and relieving inflammation within the scalp.
Black seed oil proves to be very beneficial when mixed with other carrier oils to minimize scalp conditions that may cause flakiness and sensitivity. Black seed oil is likened to the powerful lavender and rosemary oils that also act as an adjuvant which when combined with other ingredients provide great healing advantages.
Black seed oil is highly beneficial to the regrowth phase of natural hair, especially for thinning areas on the scalp. When used with olive oil or coconut oil in a one (black seed) to two-part mixture (olive oil/coconut) it greatly encourages regrowth to bald spots on the scalp. In the absence of scalp conditions black seed oil flaunts the benefits of hydration, health, smoothness, moisture, shine, and just overall rejuvenation to the strands of your hair.
Here’s a quick reminder of all the black seed oil benefits that work to boost hair growth:
Make sure to prioritize your hair. Self care is self love. :)