Black Seed Oil: A Proven Remedy for Hair Loss

The Benefits of Black Seed Oil

The unfortunate truth is that many of us have or will experience excessive hair loss (more than 100 strands/day) at some point in our lives.  Hair loss can be brought on by illness, stress, diet, pregnancy, medication genetic or a host of other reasons. For some of us, these issues fix themselves over time, but for many people they don’t.  This is why it’s so critical to address issues of hair loss and thinning immediately after you notice it. In today’s article, I am going to talk about Black Seed Oil: A proven remedy for hair loss. 

One ingredient that has been used for centuries to combat hair loss and other health issues is black seed oil.  Black seed oil has been been shown to be a remedy for hair loss. In addition, black seed oil helps grow thicker hair, and often help to reduce hair loss and helps keep good health, overall. 

What is Black Seed Oil? 

Black seed oil (also known as black cumin oil or nigella sativa) is full of potent properties that have amazing benefits for your hair and scalp (whether you have hair or not). The black cumin plant is native to southwestern Asia, the Mediterranean, and Africa.

The seed’s oil actually acts as a natural moisturizer that rids your hair and scalp of dryness. In addition, the antioxidant, anti-fungal, moisturizing and nourishing properties of black cumin will protect your skin, hair, and scalp all year round. Not to mention, it’s also great for reducing acne!

Medicinal Properties of Black Seed Oil For Body and Hair

  • pharmacologic (for medicinal uses)
  • antimicrobial (for example, antibiotics are used against bacteria and antifungals are used against fungi)
  • analgesic  (provides relief for pain and itching)
  • antioxidant (ward of signs of aging, removing waste products in our cells)
  • anti-cancer
  • anti-fungal
  • antihistamine
  • anti-inflammatory

What Makes This Oil So Special?

Black seed oil has many benefits. In addition, black Seed is composed of nigellone and other antihistamine properties which have been found to regrow hair. This is one of the key components that can make your hair thicker and longer.  The seeds contain thymoquinone,  a powerful antihistamine that has been prescribed to alopecia patients to help with regrowth and thinning hair.  The anti-inflammatory components in black seed decrease the swelling on the scalp that hinders hair growth. Nigella Sativa is said to help move dormant hair follicles.  Moreover, those suffering from Telogen Effluvium6 (TE) alopecia  can use this ingredient to stop hair shedding and preserve the hair follicles in the active phase.

In addition to putting it on your hair, taking black cumin oil by the teaspoonful daily can have powerful effects on your overall health and will benefit your hair while it’s at it. Mix it with water or honey, or if you’re really brave, drink it straight. As always, first check with your medical professional before doing any of this. 

If you find yourself having hair problems such as hair thinning, hair loss and lack of moisture, it can be tough. We like the PureFix Hair Elixir which is a 6-in-1 hair and scalp treatment with all-natural ingredients including  Black Seed Oil that works together to support longer, stronger hair and to promote hair growth. Regardless of what products you use, growing hair is not an over night or magical experience. It takes patience, consistency, and a healthy hair care regimen. 

This article was first published on April 26, 2018 and was updated on March 1, 2021.

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Brandelyn Green is the Founder of VoiceOfHair, a platform to help women of color find the best hair care products, regimens and hairstyles! Since starting VoiceOfHair in 2014 she has grown the social media platform to over 1MM+ on Instagram and Facebook. As a natural who is also a salon goer, she wanted to create a platform where people could find the best products, hairstylists, advice and trends.
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8 Comments

  • Diane says:

    I have traction alopecia will this help grow my edges back?

    • Brandelyn Green says:

      Hi, Diane. Nigella Sativa or Black Seed is said to help move dormant hair follicles. Those suffering from Telogen Effluvium6 (TE) alopecia can use this to stop hair shedding and preserve the hair follicles in the active phase.

  • Ophelia Isom says:

    I have hair loss from illness and braids ,bald spots too ! Help !!

    • Uchechi says:

      A very good article 👏. I use black seed oil. I take it in different ways. I either drink it raw, mixed with yogurt, or mixed with my shakes. It tastes great to me. But I didn’t know I can apply it to my hair. Maybe I will have to try that but wondering what it will look like.

  • Terri Johnson says:

    I’ve lost from perms and color

  • Linda Carroll says:

    I would like to use the Black Seed oil for my hair.

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