Kalonji Oil for Hair: Benefits And How to Use
Kalonji oil, also known as black seed oil, is derived from nigella sativa or black kalonji seeds. It is a small plant with blue or white kalonji flowers that contain the seeds. These seeds are mechanically pressed to extract cold pressed kalonji oil or blackseed oil. Kalonji is used for medicinal purposes, and as a replacement for cumin in Indian cooking. Kalonji oil is a therapeutic oil that benefits the health of your hair, and is used in hair care products worldwide. Let us learn about some kalonji benefits for hair and how to use kalonji for hair growth.
Why Should We Use Kalonji Seeds For Hair Care?
There are many kalonji seeds benefits for hair. Kalonji seeds are rich in antioxidants and have antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, which make them one of the best ingredients for hair care. They are known to reverse hair damage and help in hair regrowth. Studies have shown that people suffering from scalp disorders that lead to thinning or shedding of hair saw an improvement in hair growth after using kalonji seed oil for six months.
Applying a hair oil infused with kalonji oil, coconut oil, amla, henna, bermuda grass and fenugreek, has shown positive results in reducing hair fall and improving hair growth. A clinical study also states that using herbal oil (a mixture of different ingredients) is better than using a single-ingredient oil on hair.
Kalonji Oil Benefits For Hair
1. Promotes Hair Growth -
Kalonji oil or blackseed oil is rich in nigellone and thymoquinone, which improve hair growth, while reducing inflammation and fungal allergies.
2. Reverses Hair Damage -
Our hair can get damaged due to various factors such as sun exposure, dirt, pollution and heat styling. These factors end up making our hair dull, dry and lifeless. A scalp massage using kalonji oil can provide essential nutrients to our scalp and hair strands. It nourishes our hair from the roots, makes it stronger and reverses hair damage.
3. Moisturises Hair -
If you have dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair, use a herbal oil mixed with kalonji oil. Massage it on your scalp 2 hours before washing your hair. Regular usage will improve the health of your scalp, regulate sebum production and condition hair strands, making them less dry and frizzy.
4. Prevents Premature Greying -
Regular use of kalonji oil prevents premature greying of hair. As we age, our hair follicles make less and less pigment, which turns our hair grey. Nutrients in kalonji oil prevent this process and maintain the natural pigment of our hair for a long time.
5. Reduces Hair Fall -
We already know that kalonji oil is rich in nutrients, minerals and vitamins. These nutrients strengthen our hair from its roots. With continued usage, we can notice less breakage of hair and a reduction in hair fall.
6. Adds Shine -
Regular use of kalonji oil adds shine, making hair softer after every use. Take 3-4 few drops of kalonji oil on your palm and massage it well on your hair strands.
How To Use Kalonji Oil For Hair Care?
Warm 2-3 tablespoons of kalonji oil according to your hair length. Section your hair and dip a cotton ball into the oil. Apply the oil by dabbing the oil-soaked cotton on your scalp. Massage your scalp for 5-7 minutes and then wear a shower cap. Leave the oil in your hair for 1-2 hours. Wash your hair with a mild organic shampoo. You can also apply 2 drops of kalonji oil as a hair growth serum after pat-drying your hair with a soft towel.
DIY Hair Growth Oil -
- 2 tablespoons kalonji oil
- 1 tablespoon organic castor oil
- 3-4 drops rosemary essential oil
- Cotton balls
- Mix kalonji oil with organic castor oil and rosemary essential oil in a clean bowl.
- Section your hair and dip a cotton ball into the oil mixture. Apply it to your scalp, focusing on problematic areas.
- Massage well for 5-7 minutes and wear a shower cap. Leave it for 1-2 hours.
- Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.
- Repeat this process once a week to see an improvement in hair growth within 4-6 weeks.
DIY Hair Fall Control Oil -
- 2 tablespoons kalonji oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- Cotton balls
- Mix kalonji oil and coconut oil in a clean glass bowl.
- Warm the oil mixture slightly by placing the bowl over another bowl of hot water.
- Section your hair and dip a cotton ball into the oil mixture. Dab the oil-soaked cotton all over your scalp, focusing on problematic areas.
- Massage your scalp well for 5-7 minutes and wear a shower cap.
- Leave the oil in your hair for 1-2 hours and then wash your hair with a mild organic shampoo. Follow with a conditioner.
- Repeat this process twice a week to see an improvement in hair fall.
Juicy Chemistry’s Chilli, Horsetail And Black Seed Oil
Juicy Chemistry Chilli, Horsetail And Black Seed Hair Oil is a fast hair growth oil which is clinically proven to increase hair growth by 356% and reduce hair fall by 64%. This lightweight hair oil contains chilli oil that stimulates the scalp and improves blood circulation. The addition of organic horsetail makes hair stronger and healthier, and cold pressed kalonji oil (blackseed oil) soothes scalp inflammation and prevents greying.
The best kalonji oil for hair care comes from India because the Indian climate is most suitable for the growth of healthy kalonji flowers and seeds. This is why we use certified organic kalonji oil or blackseed oil from Indian farms in our Chilli, Horsetail and Black Seed Oil to reap its benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to heat kalonji oil on the stove?
No hair oil should be directly heated on the stove as excess heat can destroy many heat-sensitive compounds present in the oil. To warm your hair oil, you can place it in a bowl of hot water, or rub the oil between your palms to warm it up slightly.
Does black seed oil or kalonji oil clog pores?
Black seed oil has a comedogenic rating of 2, so it has a low chance of clogging pores when it's used on its own. However, when it is diluted in another oil that has an even lower comedogenic rating, the chances of clogged pores get even lesser.
Can you recommend a hair growth oil for men? Can Juicy Chemistry hair oil reduce hair fall in men?
Juicy Chemistry’s Chilli, Horsetail And Black Seed Hair Oil is a unisex formula and can be used by anyone. It is clinically proven to reduce hair fall and improve hair growth with regular use.
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