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Black Seed (Kalonji) Hair Mask to Regrow Lost Hair

Black Seeds (Kalonji) Hair Mask to Regrow Lost Hair

Herbal hair masks are a great way to nourish, rejuvenate and strengthen your hair.

You all have loved Miracle Hair Mask, and the success stories that I hear are amazing. Here’s another equally powerful hair mask made with black seeds.

Black Seed Hair Mask solves two problems:

  • It stops hair loss
  • And helps to regrow the lost hair

And the hair that grows won’t be fine or fragile that falls off easily. Black seed makes your hair grow thicker and stronger. Also, it stimulates the dormant hair follicles. So you will have a denser and fuller looking hair.

Although tiny, black seeds are packed with amino acids, fatty acids,  antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds called thymoquinone, as well as minerals such as iron, zinc and copper. These nutrients make it a potent remedy to stop hair loss and thinning, and regrow thicker and healthier hair.

Sounds too good to be true? There are tons of research articles to evaluate the health and hair benefits of black seeds. And those of you who have never heard of these miraculous seeds and here’s a little bit about them, followed by the black seed hair mask recipe.

What are Black Seeds?

black seeds or kalonji seeds

As the name suggests, the seeds are black in colour and also goes by following names:

  • Kalonji seeds
  • Onion seeds
  • Black caraway
  • Fennel flower
  • Shuneiz
  • The botanical name is Nigella sativa

Black seeds are native to the Middle East, North Africa, Southern Europe and Indian Subcontinent.

These seeds are not any ordinary seeds; their mention is in holy books and ancient medicinal texts. In Islamic literature, it is regarded as one of the greatest forms of healing medicine. And its many uses have earned Black Seeds the Arabic praise ‘Habbatul barakah’, meaning ‘The Seed of blessing’.

Black seeds have been used for thousands of years for eczema, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, to boost the immune system and for general well-being.

Since these seeds are so healing, they are also very popular among researcher scientists and you will find hundreds of studies on it. From diabetes to heart conditions to hair loss, black seeds have been proven to be useful in a wide range of conditions.

So while you can consume these tiny seeds to get a healthier body, you can also use them for healthier hair. These seeds work fantastic for hair growth.

Black seeds can make your hair grow stronger and healthier

black seeds

Black seeds is one of the most potent remedies for stopping hair loss and growing thicker hair.

It can be of great help in different types of hair loss, including alopecia, telogen effluvium (TE), male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss.

How do black seeds help with hair loss?

  1. Black seeds contain powerful antioxidants which strengthen the hair follicles and encourage growth.
  2. Besides, the same antioxidants also help to protect hair cells from the normal aging process that thins the hair.
  3. Another potent compound in black seeds is thymoquinone (TQ), an anti-inflammatory substance. TQ may help stop hair loss that is caused due to inflammation of hair follicles (such as alopecia, male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss).
  4. With a reduction of inflammation, the normal hair growth cycle is established.
  5. It contains nigellone and other antihistamine components — which have been found to move the dormant hair follicles into an active growth phase. So you will have more hair growing on your scalp.
  6. Antihistamine also helps make your hair strands thicker (especially useful in male pattern hair loss).
  7. Rich in B vitamins and minerals like iron, copper and zinc, black seeds provide nourishment to hair. And its fatty acids treat scalp dryness and improve the shine and condition of hair at the same time.

How to Make Black Seed (Kalonji) Hair Mask to Regrow Lost Hair

Black Seeds (Kalonji) Hair Mask to Regrow Lost Hair

Of course, you will need black seeds for the mask. But to grow your hair back, you need to make the mask more potent, that’s why few more ingredients are required…..

Fenugreek helps with hair loss and makes hair strong and shiny.

Honey is great for your scalp health, and it also offers moisturising and pH balancing effects.

Fullers earth or (mulatni mitti) helps to draw the impurities from the scalp.

Cinnamon powder has a stimulating effect on hair follicles by increasing the scalp circulation and promoting growth.

Olive oil is high in antioxidant and helps to keep hair damaging free radicals away. And it also ensures shine and softness.

Coconut milk serves as a base for the mask. It’s also incredibly moisturising and nourishing for hair.

To make black seed hair mask you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon Black Seeds or Kalonji
  • 1 tablespoon Fenugreek Seed
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Fullers Earth (Multani Mitti)**
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk

First, grind the black seeds and fenugreek seeds to a fine powder.

Place all the ingredients in a bowl; add coconut milk to make a paste. Set it aside for an hour.

During this time the entire mixture will thicken up and become slightly slimy. If you think the mixture is too thick to apply, add some water to make the mask creamy.

What can you use instead of: 

  • If you don’t have fuller earth, you can use rhassoul clay. Or skip the clays altogether. The mask will still be effective.
  • Coconut milk is very moisturising. So if your hair is already soft and silk, you can use yogurt instead. It will add volume and texture to your hair.
Black seeds and fenugreek seeds

First, grind black seeds and fenugreek seeds to a fine powder.

Black seeds and fenugreek seeds powder

Place the black seeds and fenugreek seeds powder in a bowl.

making black seeds hair mask

Next, put honey, olive oil, fullers earth and cinnamon powder. Add coconut milk to make a smooth paste. Set it aside for an hour or two.

Black Seeds Hair Mask

The mixture will thicken up. Add  some water if required. Use Black Seed Hair Mask to Grow Thick Hair

How to use:

Start with dry or damp hair. Apply this mask to your scalp and hair. Put on your shower cap or wrap your head in a muslin cloth or a towel. You can also leave your hair uncovered as this mixture won’t drip.

Leave this on for 20-30 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly. Wash with a natural shampoo and let your hair dry naturally.

Repeat this mask once a week to grow thick gorgeous hair.

You may also like: Homemade Black Seed (Kalonji) Hair Oil: Effective Remedy for Hair Loss and Bald Patches

Buying Black Seeds and other ingredients:

You can easily find black seeds in any Indian shop. If that is not nearby, you can buy Black seeds online (Click Here to Buy).

Buy raw honey that is unpasteurized and unfiltered and retains maximum goodness.

You can either buy fenugreek powder or fenugreek seeds and powder them together with black seeds.

To sum up, the black seed hair mask will

  • Reduce hair loss
  • Nourishes and strengthen hair follicles.
  • Promote healthier new growth
  • Bring relief from scalp dryness
  • Add shine and softness to your hair

Have you tried the Black Seed Mask on your hair? Share your experiences in the comment box below!

Black Seed (Kalonji) Hair Mask

Leave a Comment:

leticia says

where can buy black seed in south Africa because my hair it thing

Ammy says

Pz rply me bfor age my hair are becoming gray

Ammy says

Is it work for gray hair…???

Amy B Janus says

I don’t have a good grinder, can I use the black seed & fenugreek powders instead?

    Minaz says

    Yes you can.

Javeria says

Hi, can I skip the oil and fuller’s earth ?
Also, can I add other stuff proven to help hairloss, like onion juice, amla, reetha and shikakai powder?

    Minaz says

    Javeria, yes, please do. You should experiment adding herbs/ natural ingredients that are local to you and keep a record of what works and what does. This way you will be able find the best recipes that work for your hair.

Ankur says

Hi Minaz, can I use mustard oil or castor oil instead of olive oil?

Rakshali says

Can this mask help in male baldness..if the hair is completely lost.

Heather Kiernan says

I have organic cold pressed black seed oil and would like to know if you could tell me how to incorporate this instead of the ground seeds in the mask?

Thank you 🙂

    Minaz says

    You can mix a teaspoon of black seed oil with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Let me know how it goes for you.

Ratna says

Hi Minhaz,
Can i apply this pack on oily hair? If yes then should i add or skip multani mitti?

    Minaz says

    Hi Ratna, you can apply on oiled hair. I suggest you try both – with and without multani mitti and see what you like.

Sudha says

Hi Minaz
I seem to be having a lot of hair fall when I oil my hair and then apply the mask. Can I skip the oil altogether and use fenugreek, kalonji, honey only ? I will follow it with shikakai and fenugreek powder or liquid hair rinse. Does that sound ok Minaz ?
Thanks a ton for the wonderful website again ????

    Minaz says

    Hi Sudha, yes it’s totally okay to skip oil.

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