Black seed oil is an extraction from the seed of Nigella sativa. It has been used in treating asthma, diabetes, weight loss, hypertension, and other conditions just to mention a few.
, was quoted as saying ” In the black seed is a cure for everything but old age and death.” It is known as a global cure. Cultures all over the world use and celebrate black seed oil. Black seeds are also referred to as black cumin. It naturally restores hair and scalp health. Black seed oil may benefit your hair and scalp in the following ways:
Hair Hydration – Apply black seed oil as often as you like if you have type 4 hair. Type 4 hair is the most textured of afro-textured hair types. Use black seed oil to promote shine and flexibility. When strands are flexible while styling, breakage is less likely.
Scalp Massage – A scalp massage is a very good way of stimulating the blood flow of your scalp, and stimulates healthy hair growth. Black seed oil is an excellent hair solution. Regular use of Black seed oil on the scalp and hair oftentimes results in seeing the new growth of a fuller head of hair. Blood circulation is important for hair growth. When your blood reaches the scalp it nourishes the scalp and roots of the hair with what nutrients it has. Not only that, when you massage your hair with black seed oil your blood absorbs the benefits of black seed oil and circulates them throughout your body and back again to the scalp.
Hair Fall solution – Hair fall is a natural part of the hair growth cycle. Hair grows, sheds, and falls on a healthy person. Regular applications of black seed oil interrupt the cycle of hair fall causing the hair to appear thicker for longer making the process of hair fall less noticeable. It will strengthen your hair follicles and roots as well, keeping your strands anchored beneath the scalp.
Nourishing – Black seed oil is a formidable source of
- Folic Acid.
While many hair products help with styling and preserving the hair, black seed oil actually feeds the hair. It nourishes the hair just as the body is nourished by food and water. Consider black seed oil as a meal for your hair that gives it the energy and strength to grow and flourish.
Scalp conditions – Black seed oil is a cure for many scalp conditions like dandruff and fungal infestations due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
The easiest way to use black seed oil for afro-textured hair is directly out of the bottle. Pour a touch in your hands or only on your fingertips and begin to massage your scalp. You may also want to focus this oil on your last 3 inches of hair as this is the oldest most vulnerable part of your hair. For those that fancy long hair or length retention this is a great way of keeping your ends moisturized without ruining your clothing or household fabrics with heavier oils.
Another easy way to use black seed oil is to add it to your hair products. It is safe for most hair products. Feel free to add black seed oil to your shampoo, conditioner, styling creams/lotions, etc.