Nigella oil: your hair's new best friend

Amongst the many plant oils out there (argan, coconut, jojoba…), Nigella stands out due to its reparative and anti-hair loss properties. From its origins and benefits to its application, find out why and how to use this wonderful oil.

Nigella oil comes from an aromatic plant of the same name, also known as “black cumin”, mainly grown in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. To obtain this oil its seeds are cold pressed to preserve all of the benefits. Known since ancient times, this oil was already prized for its curative (migraines, digestion problems, rheumatism) and cosmetic properties (for body and facial skincare). Today, it has become popular due to its reparative and anti-oxidant virtues which make it an excellent treatment for brittle or damaged hair.

A formulation rich in active ingredients

What is the main asset of Nigella oil? Its composition. It contains vitamins (A, B, C and E), proteins and essential fatty acids (omega 6 and 9) and trace elements (calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron). A comprehensive formula which works directly on the hair to help boost growth. With its powerful effect on hair loss and its ability to activate growth (like the related oil castor oil ), Nigella oil is recommended for combatting baldness or alopecia.

In addition, it can prevent greasy roots by purifying the scalp, help to counter ageing at cellular level and protect the hair from external damaging factors.

An oil soak for a greater effect

Like shea butter , Nigella oil should be applied to your hair as an oil soak once to four times a month depending on your hair’s condition. To boost its effectiveness, coat your locks from the roots down to the tips. Then wrap cling film around your hair and let it soak in for a few hours (a whole night ideally), before rinsing with clean water. Applied regularly, this treatment can preserve your hair’s vitality long term.

The plus point. The light fluid consistency of Nigella oil allows for easy application and quick penetration.

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