Easy Black Seed Oil Recipe To Grow Healthy Hair (And Reduce Hair Fall)


Black seed oil is terrific for hair growth. In the article, we will see a simple and quick DIY recipe with black seed oil to make your hair thick and dense.

Black seed oil for hair

Have you taken makeup lessons from a guy?

I recently came across a YouTube channel of a young man with a beard and mustache giving makeup lessons to women.

At first, I was intrigued and watched him for a few seconds, but then I ended up watching till the end. That’s because I thought he was impressive. He approached the topic ‘how to make eyes look big’ in five simplified steps.

His makeup eye did look bigger and more attractive. But the winner for me was the easy-to-follow steps. That’s what one looks for in a person giving lessons on any topic. Is it easy to follow and replicate? And in this article, we are going to do just that.

Instead of making the eyes attractive, we will make the hair attractive.

Let’s see an easy and simple-to-follow DIY blend with Black Seed Oil which is terrific for hair growth. No cooking, no grinding and no waiting needed. Just two oils, you mix and apply. And get healthy hair and reduce hair fall.

Before we jump in to make a black seed oil mixture, I will say a few words about black seeds and their hair benefits.

What are Black Seeds?

Black seeds are tiny seeds with pitch black colour. And within them has amazing nutrients, including protein, fatty acids, minerals such as iron, copper and zinc and curative bioactives.

The black seeds’ glory is emphasized in many traditional texts of the Middle East, Asia and the Mediterranean. It is termed ‘Habbatul barakah’ in Arabic, meaning seeds of blessing. Black seeds are known for a range of ailments, including asthma, bronchitis, arthritis, acne, eczema, vitiligo, etc.

For our hair, too, black seeds offer a wide range of benefits. Black seeds can help promote healthy hair growth, decrease hair fall, condition hair and remedy scalp inflammation and irritation. 

3 Ways Black Seed Oil Can Help Your Hair

Black Seed Oil Nourishes Hair Follicles

When you take a sniff of black seed oil, it smells spicy. The smell is quite unusual. That’s because black seed oil has a unique profile of fatty acids, essential oils, antioxidants and phytonutrients.

All these compounds penetrate the hair roots and encourage hair growth. Moreover, black seed oil also conditions dry, dull and unmanageable hair, making them soft and shiny (1).

Black Seed Oil Reduces Hair Loss

The essential oil of black seed contains a powerful bioactive compound called thymoquinone (TQ). The fancy thing about TQ is that it has anti-inflammatory properties that help remove hair damaging exudate.

And as the inflammation clears up, the hair fall decreases, and the normal hair growth cycle gets restored (2).

Black Seed Oil Improves Scalp Health and Hair Density

Along with its anti-inflammatory effects, black seed oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties (3). It helps with scalp conditions such as dandruff, eczema and psoriasis. And when the scalp is healthy, it grows thick and healthy hair.

How to Mix Black Seed Oil for Hair Growth?

So you need black seed oil. And you also will need coconut oil which is fantastic for hair. Coconut oil reduces protein loss from hair and promotes strong and healthy growth.

What you will need:

  1. 1 teaspoon Black Seed Oil
  2. 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  3. 1 teaspoon Castor Oil (optional, boosts scalp circulation)


In a bowl, take black seed oil and coconut oil and stir them to combine. That’s it, easy isn’t it 🙂

Note: If the coconut oil is solid, place it in hot water, and it will melt in a few seconds

Black seed oil in a glass bowl
Take one teaspoon of black seed oil.
Coconut oil in a glass bowl.
Take 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. If it is solid, then melt it by placing it in hot water.
Black seed oil and coconut oil blend in a glass bowl. Black seeds are sprinkled on the floor with a sprig of rosemary herb.
Mix black seed oil and coconut oil and apply to your scalp and hair.

How to Use Black Seed Oil

Apply the oil to your entire scalp and massage for 4 to 5 minutes. Next, apply the leftover oil along the length of the hair, focusing on the ends.

Let the oil sit for an hour or overnight before washing it out with shampoo (homemade or store-bought). You can skip conditioner as you already did a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment. See how your hair feels.

Enjoy your beautiful hair.

How often to use black seed oil mixture

Use black seed oil hair treatment once or twice a week.

Where to Buy Black Seed Oil

Black seeds are popular in many cultures, they go by different names…

  • kalonji seeds
  • onion seeds
  • black cumin
  • black caraway
  • fennel flower
  • shuneiz
  • hei zhong cao
  • The botanical name is Nigella sativa

When buying black seed oil, pick one that contains only one ingredient: black seed oil. Also, the oil should be cold pressed and unrefined black seed oil. You can buy black seed oil here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I put black seed oil directly on my hair?

You can apply black seed oil directly on your hair. But it’s best to use it with a carrier oil such as olive or coconut, as the black seed is quite potent. You can also mix it with honey to make black seed hair mask, which works great for hair growth.

How long does it take for black seed oil to work for hair growth?

Based on data from research studies, black seed oil takes anywhere between one to three months, provided you use it consistently (2, 4).

How do you use black seed oil? What benefits have you seen? I would love to know your views, please share it in the comment box below…