Benefits of Black Seed Oil For Hair

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Is black seed oil good for hair?

If you’ve been navigating the world of hair products for any time longer than the typical shampoo and conditioner user, you have probably come across black seed. Just like us, you are no doubt now wondering if black seed oil is good for your hair? This is a question we get asked on a regular basis. The simple answer is yes, black seed oil is one of the best natural remedies for hair, as it contains almost everything you need to nourish and maintain your hair.

To help you understand more about black seed oil and it's many advantages, we will look at it's origins and the many benefits of using black seed oil on our hair.

To help you understand more about black seed hair oil and the many advantages,  we will look at it's origins and the many benefits of using black seed on our hair. 

Where Does Black Seed Oil Come From? 

Nigella Sativa plant


Black seed oil is made by extracting oil from the seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant, which is a flowering shrub that originates from southwest Asia. Black seed oil has been used for centuries as a form of natural medicine as it contains thymoquinone, a powerful antioxidant which removes free radicals from the body. This can help with a range of health conditions and is also used to treat dry skin and hair. 



What Does Black Seed Oil Do For Hair?

Black seed oil is arguably one of the best natural ingredients for hair, as it has antibacterial, antifungal anti-inflammatory properties which protect the hair and scalp while also locking in moisture in the hair shaft. 

Black seed oil can be used to treat a wide range of hair and scalp conditions, such as: 

Black Seed Oil For Dandruff

If you suffer with dandruff, black seed oil is an excellent natural remedy, especially when you apply it directly to the scalp on a daily basis. This will not only soothe the itching but it will also reduce the flakiness, improve root strength and enhance the look and feel of your scalp and hair. 


Black Seed Oil For Hair Growth 

Black Seed oil definitely helps with hair growth. Black seed oil hair loss treatment is used by so many naturalistas who deal with various hair conditions. Whether you are experiencing a small amount of shredding or you have alopecia, black seed oil can help you on your hair growth journey. 

Don’t believe us? Checkout Rosemary’s hair growth miracle after using blackseed oil and a few of our other favorite hair growth items. 

For the best results, you should apply black seed oil twice a day, making sure you massage it thoroughly into the scalp, as this will increase blood circulation in the hair follicles, which can stimulate growth. 


Black Seed Oil For Hair Hydration

Dry Hair Issues


The majority of people with curly or coily hair suffer with a dry scalp or dehydrated hair which not only feels dry but also looks drab and unloved. By using black seed oil on a regular basis you will start to notice a massive difference to your scalp especially, as the oil will lock in any moisture, making the hair more luscious and healthy-looking. 


How to Use Black Seed Oil For Hair

There are a variety of ways you can use black seed oil for your hair. At Equi Botanics, we recommend a range of methods when using our Black Seed Hair Oil Elixir which suit different issues and hair types, including:


Daily Hair Treatment

For daily use, you should apply a black seed oil product after using our Marula Leave-in Conditioner. All you need to do is apply a small amount on the hair which will lock in moisture, strengthen the hair shaft and provide amazing shine. 

Daily Scalp Treatment

If you suffer with a dry or itchy scalp, then you should apply our Black Seed Hair Oil to your scalp everyday. When placing it on the scalp, you should massage it in to enhance blood circulation which will not only help with irritation but can also prevent hair loss and boost growth.

Protective Styling

If you put your hair in protective styles, such as box braids or cornrows to protect it from external damage, you can add further protection by using black seed oil. Using the oil will also help with any itchiness you may experience, as the oil can be applied underneath your protective style to soothe the scalp. 

Deep Treatment

For damaged or dry hair, you may need to apply a deep treatment to revitalise the hair follicles. We recommend applying our black seed oil to damp or wet hair, place a plastic cap and leave it to work its magic for around forty minutes. For really dry hair, you may also want to mix it in with Babassu oil  and use it as an overnight hair mask. In the morning, you can rinse it all off, apply leave in conditioner and style as usual. 



How Long Does It Take For Black Seed Oil To Work?

The effect black seed oil has on the hair will vary depending on your hair type or how damaged your hair or scalp is. 

For instance, some people apply a treatment overnight and the next morning they notice a difference immediately, however, for those dealing with more severe dryness or scalp problems, they may only see results after two weeks of regular use. 



How Our Black Seed Hair Oil Elixir Can Help You

Black seed oil is an amazing natural ingredient that is proven to promote hair growth, prevent hair shedding and improve hydration. Therefore, putting black seed oil in our elixir was a no brainer due to the many benefits it offers. 

To find out more about Black Seed Hair Oil Elixir, you can visit our shop or get in touch with us to get a better understanding of our products and how they can aid your hair issues.

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