If you’re an Indian then you will be well acquainted with this particular ingredient. Why? Well, why not! You belong to a curry home and every curry home has kalonji seeds or nigella sativa seeds. Well you ought to!
This magical seed, also called black cumin has numerous benefits from hair to skin, to medical ailments like high blood sugar levels, cancer, high blood pressure - you name it. In the West, Bengalis even use it as a dessert sprinkler. Quite a touch! Eh?
Well, apart from its flavour and benefits, kalonji seeds work like a super potion when it comes to your hair. It is used in various hair masks, shampoos and conditioners available in the market.
These seeds have an amazing anti-inflammatory compound and special nutrients that your hair craves for. The best way to add kalonji seeds to your hair care routine is by adding a hair oil that is infused with pure kalonji seeds.
And if you’re confused then don’t worry, Iba has recently launched their very ownProfessional Black Seed Therapy Hair Oil.
Let’s check out few other awesome ways in which you can use kalonji seeds for your hair;
This is the simplest trick! Just take a cup of kalonji seeds, soak it in warm water and leave it overnight. Next day when you wash your hair, wash it like you usually do and use the kalonji water like a final rinse. This will soften and condition your hair naturally. Go lady locks!
Oil Hair Mask
Take a cup of kalonji seeds and a half a cup of castor oil. Make sure the kalonji seeds have been soaked in warm water for at least two hours. Drain off the water and grind it well with the castor oil. Your easy-peasy hair mask is ready! Massage well into your hair and scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes. This mask will reduce hair fall and also promote hair growth! Thank us later Rapunzel!
Kalonji Seeds with Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is an excellent source of Vitamin C. This increases the collagen level of your scalp improving the quality of your hair. All you need to do is massage your scalp with lemon juice and leave it on. Follow it up with grinded kalonji seeds mixed with castor oil. This pack is sure to improve your hair quality and make it soft. Get good hair day everyday!
Fenugreek seeds are also absolutely awesome for your hair. And if you mix this grain of awesomeness with kalonji seeds then you’ll be saved from hair fall and hair thinning. All you need to do is take equal amounts of fenugreek seeds and kalonji seeds and grind them well. Mix with coconut oil and make it into a paste. Apply this pack to your hair and scalp and let it sit for 30mins and rinse off with a mild shampoo.
So, next time you see kalonji...just say ‘haan ji’ because that’ll do you some amazing good! Thank us later!