At Ella Mae, our range of hair care and skin products promote natural ingredients that offer you their benefits. Nigella sativa or black seed oil is produced from the seed of a flower native to eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia. The magic Nigella seeds produce an oil with fantastic properties that guarantees hair growth. Discover more about this fantastic oil we include in your haircare here.

Benefit your hair with black seed oil
Black seed oil differs from olive, argan coconut, and avocado oils because it is an essential oil. It is an oil that is known by many names, so you might have heard of it as black caraway, black cumin, or even just as nigella.

Nigella oil is anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial antiviral, and analgesic. The best oil is cold-pressed, pure, and unrefined. It consists of two powerful antihistamines known as Nigellone and Thymoquinone. It is also rich in fatty amino acids. The antihistamines in the oil give it anti-inflammatory properties and can soothe scalp conditions like sensitivity and flakiness.

Antihistamines are often prescribed to people with severe hair loss and alopecia to encourage hair regrowth. Added to hair care treatments, Thymoquinone encourages hair growth (great if you are growing your hair out). The amino acids in the oil help seal in moisture on each hair shaft leaving your hair feeling super hydrated, soft, and shiny.

Its cosmetic action can be explained by its exceptional composition. Rich in Omega-3 or Omega-6, unsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, natural essential oils, mineral salts, and vitamins (B1, B2, B6 and B8), Nigella regenerates and purifies. It is anti-inflammatory, healing, nourishing and has stimulating properties.

Although black cumin shampoo can be used by anyone, it is most suitable for damaged, dull, dry, and brittle hair.

The benefits of black seed oil: 7 ways it improves your hair

1. Healthy scalp
All the properties of black seed oil help to maintain balance on your scalp. It deals with issues like dryness, flakiness, and dandruff as it moisturizes. But it also balances the production of oils.

2. Encourages hair growth
Nigellone and thymoquinone are its two powerful antihistamines that encourage your hair to grow. Whether you have had some mild hair loss you are worried about, or just want your hair to grow faster, then this is the best ingredient to look for in your hair care. As it stimulates hair growth, your hair looks more beautiful, shiny, and radiant. And, will feel more silky.

3. Stops hair loss
The oil contains over 100 vitamins and nutrients that help nourish the hair follicles. The more they are nourished, the less hair you will lose.

4. Helps maintain hair color
If you are worried that you may be going grey soon, nigella oil is rich in linoleic acid that prevents pigment loss from the hair follicles and slows down the appearance of grey hair.

5. Great overall conditioner
Black seed oil normalizes the oil production of the scalp through the action of its amino acids. This helps maintain the condition of your hair without ever allowing it to become greasy. However, the moisture is locked into the hair, leaving it more manageable and less frizzy.

6. Antioxidants prevent damage
The antioxidants in nigella oil neutralize the effects of free radicals and help prevent imbalances to your hair and scalp.

7. Increases blood circulation
The biomolecules in the omega 3 and 6 found in black seed oil encourage the circulation of blood to the scalp. Increased blood circulation promotes hair growth.