How to Make Black Seed Oil For Hair (Plus a Bonus Hair Mask)

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In this DIY, I’m going to show you how to make black seed oil as well as a black seed hair mask. Black seeds are also known as black caraway, black cumin, kalonji, and black onion seeds. They come from Nigella sativa, a small plant with pale purple, blue, or white flowers.

Benefits of black seed oil for hair

Black seeds have many natural benefits. They are one of the most effective remedies for stopping hair loss and growing thicker hair.

Black seeds also contain powerful antioxidants that strengthen the hair follicles and encourage growth. They help stop hair from falling out, regrow hair in thinning areas of the scalp, and treat bald spots.

Tools and materials:

  • Black seeds
  • Blender
  • Tablespoon
  • Coconut oil
  • Castor oil
  • Jar
  • Fine mesh bag or cheesecloth
  • Fenugreek powder
  • Sponge/cloth

How to make black seed oil

Blending the black seeds

1. Grind the seeds

In a blender, grind the seeds to a powder

Black seed oil recipe

2. Combine ingredients

Take two tablespoons of black seeds powder and combine in a jar with four tablespoons of coconut oil and two tablespoons of castor oil. Shake to combine.

Tip: You can use any other oil of your choice.

How to make black seed oil

3. Let infuse

Let it infuse for 2-3 weeks in a sunny place.

Black seed oil for hair growth

4. Strain

Strain the oil using a fine mesh bag or cheesecloth.

DIY black seed oil for hair

5. Apply

Using a sponge or cloth, massage the oil on your scalp. Let it soak for 30 minutes or overnight for best results.

I also recommend adding a few drops of essential oil like lavender, tea tree, or rosemary for extra benefits.

This DIY black seed oil can be kept for several months in a cool, dry place. If you live in an extremely hot climate then refrigerate your oil.

DIY black seed mask for hair

DIY black seed hair mask recipe

1. Combine ingredients

Place one tablespoon of black seeds powder, one tablespoon of fenugreek powder, and four tablespoons of coconut milk in a bowl and then stir to combine.

Tip: You can also use water, aloe juice, or rice water to make the mask. 

Benefits of black seed oil for hair

2. Let thicken

Let the mask sit for 1-2 hours to thicken.

3. Apply

Apply this mask to your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly with plain water. Avoid shampooing your hair often (use herbal shampoo or shampoo bars with natural ingredients).

Note that this mask has to be made fresh every time you use it.

DIY black seed mask for hair

How to make black seed oil & a black seed hair mask

That is how you make black seed oil and hair masks. Black seeds contain many natural health benefits, including helping to regrow hair, stop hair from falling out, treat thinning hair, and strengthen hair follicles.

This is such an easy DIY to do, and with so many benefits to it, it’s a no-brainer to try it for yourself! Let me know how you get on in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Black seeds
  • Blender
  • Tablespoon
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