Black cumin oil has very beneficial properties for our hair, scalp and nails. Therefore, black cumin is often one of the ingredients of cosmetics, intended for hair care. Meanwhile, you can also use pure black cumin oil to improve the condition of your hair and make it look healthy and shiny. What else can you gain by using black cumin oil on your hair regularly?

What is black cumin?

Black cumin (from Latin Nigella sativa) is a plant with small and black seeds. It is characterized by a triangular shape and quite intense flavor and aroma. The plant has beautiful blue or white flowers. It is used in the kitchen as a spice, in medicine for supplementation and as a medicine to alleviate many ailments. It can be used both as a medicine, a dietary supplement or on the external parts of the body, as in hair care. Black cumin can be used in many forms, ranging from whole grains, their ground form, through infusions and oil.

black cumin nigella sativa

black cumin nigella sativa

Properties of black cumin oil

Black cumin oil is so eagerly used in hair care, due to its numerous properties that are beneficial to its condition. Black seed oil has an anti-inflammatory effect and contains a large amount of antioxidants. In addition, black cumin oil nourishes the hair from the inside, thanks to which they become strong, thick and stop breaking. It also contains many valuable fatty acids such as peanut, linolenic, stearic, oleic and palmitic acids.

However, this is not all that black cumin oil offers. It is an excellent source of B vitamins and minerals such as zinc, copper, phosphorus, folic acid, iron and calcium. Such a rich composition not only allows to nourish the hair, but also to moisturize the scalp and effectively fight skin inflammations that cause dandruff. Therefore, black cumin oil is used not only by ladies who want to have beautiful, healthy and long hair, but also by men struggling with excessive dandruff.

How to use black cumin oil on hair?

One of the most popular hair treatments with the use of black cumin oil is, of course, hair oiling. It is a procedure that can be carried out at home. You only need to buy good quality black cumin oil. Apply a small amount of black cumin oil to damp hair strands. It is worth paying attention to spread it evenly over the entire length of the hair. The scalp should also not be avoided. The oil can be rubbed into the scalp with a gentle massage. As a result, it deeply penetrates the scalp and hair bulbs.

After applying black cumin oil, wrap your hair with a plastic cap and a towel. Leave the black cumin oil on your hair overnight. In the morning, wash the black cumin oil thoroughly using a shampoo. Hair oiling should be repeated about 4 times a month to enjoy healthy and strong hair.

You can also rub black cumin oil into the scalp several times a week instead of oiling. 2 – 3 hours before washing your hair, apply black cumin oil to the scalp and hair. Then, wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo. This treatment will not only nourish the hair, but in particular reduce skin problems and dandruff.

Black cumin oil can also be used to prepare a hair mask that will accelerate hair growth and nourish it. To do this, mix a tablespoon of black cumin oil with 2 tablespoons of white tea. After the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, the mixture is slowly rubbed into the scalp. Then, leave the mask on for 2-3 hours. After this time, we wash our hair with a shampoo.

It is also worth mentioning that black cumin oil can be used not only externally on the hair, but it is also recommended to consume it, to provide valuable ingredients and minerals from the inside. It is enough to take a tablespoon of black cumin oil twice a day. As the black cumin itself has a very strong and characteristic taste, not everyone may like it. In this case, black cumin oil can be mixed with honey or lemon and raspberry juice before consumption.

Black cumin oil can also be incorporated into your daily hair care routine, by adding it to your favorite shampoo. In addition, black cumin oil can be used as a serum for split ends. It is enough to rub a small amount of oil into the tips. Remember not to overdo the amount, because then the hair may look greasy.

You can also prepare a homemade hair rinse from black cumin. It is enough to buy ground black cumin seeds. Boil one tablespoon of seeds in a glass of water. Then, we cool the prepared infusion and use it to rinse the hair. The rinse works best during the last rinse of hair. This way more of the nutrients will remain on the hair.

Black cumin oil is available in many drugstores and its cost is low. Just remember to choose black cumin oil without unnecessary additives, of course, the one that contains only black cumin oil will work best. Regular use of black cumin oil brings visible effects in strengthening and nourishing the hair. In addition, the deep moisturizing properties of black cumin effectively reduces scalp inflammation and persistent dandruff.

Dr Piotr Turkowski

About Dr Piotr Turkowski

Aesthetic medicine doctor, specialist and enthusiastic surgery, completing the specialization in plastic surgery. The only officially registered member of the international hair restoration surgery (ISHRS) in Warsaw, which brings together the world's best specialists in this field.

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