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Trust kalonji or black cumin to stop hair fall and revive your mane

Black cumin or kalonji oil is the nuskha of the decade if you want to stop that hair fall RN.
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Hair fall? Not anymore. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Nikita Bhardwaj Published: 23 Jul 2020, 14:32 pm IST
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How much hair fall is too much hair fall? 

Well, we all have our share of hair fall and it is inevitable. There is no dearth of reasons for it. From season change, humidity, and excessive sweating to an unhealthy diet, undernourished hair, and lack of nutrition, the list goes on. Unfortunately, we only wake up when the situation becomes as grim as being able to see our scalp. 

Our first resort is always ghar ke desi nuskhe and there is no doubt that they work like magic! We’ve brought you an ingredient that’s lesser-known but super powerful. Say hello kalonji or black cumin and say bye to your hair fall problems!   

According to a study published in the journal Dermatology and Therapy, we lose 50 to 100 hair strands on a daily basis and it’s normal. The study also suggests that there is an increase in the cases of female pattern hair loss and it is high time that women take some proper measures to prevent it. Honestly, kalonji can really help.  

Let kalonji be your hair’s BFF. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here are four reasons why your hair is going to love kalonji:

1. Kalonji will help you solve your hair fall problem
Hair fall happens primarily due to poor scalp health. Damaged follicles are unable to grip the hair strand and that’s why major hair loss is witnessed. Black cumin or kalonji is used worldwide for dermatological purposes, especially for hair oils and there’s good reason for it. According to a study published in the Journal of Tropical Medicine, it nourishes the hair follicles so that they can grip the hair better which results in less hair fall.

2. Kalonji help you deal with dandruff as well
Dandruff is not just a dry scalp problem but people with oily skin also deal with dandruff. In fact, people with an oily scalp might just have an even worse experience because the oil tends to trap more dust. It makes your scalp itchy which further leads to rashes and minor wounds. But according to the above study, kalonji has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and wound-healing effects.

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Kalonji oil can be your ultimate saviour in fighting off dandruff, giving you the silky hair of your dreams. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. It promotes hair regrowth
Hair problems like androgenic alopecia or alopecia areata don’t just damage your hair but can cause a hit to your confidence level. The good news is that kalonji oil contains nigellone and thymoquinone both of which are antihistamine given to patients of alopecia as they curb allergies and let your hair grow the way they should.

4. Kalonji conditions your hair
When it comes to kalonji, amino acid does the magic trick. Basically, it helps in sealing the moisture in your scalp and lets it stay healthy as well as properly conditioned. This means kalonji can help you save big bucks by joining your pre-wash routine.

Dermatologist, Dr. Rinky Kapoor suggests that oiling for hair with kalonji oil and keeping it on for 30 minutes is helpful when it comes to conditioning.

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A DIY kalonji hair mask for stronger and voluminous hair
This is a very simple hair mask that you can make at home to nourish your mane. 

Here are all the ingredients you’ll need:

2 tbsp castor oil
2 tbsp kalonji
1 tbsp aloe vera gel
1 onion

Here is how to prepare it:

1. Put kalonji seeds in castor oil and warm it a little. Once hot, put this mix aside for 1 to 2 hours.
2. Now, put onion, aloe vera, kalonji, and castor oil into a blender. Blend it to make a paste.

That’s it, your kalonji hair mask is ready! Apply it over your scalp and hair. Keep it on for 30 minutes and rinse it. You can apply this hair mask every week for better results.    

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When it comes to hair regrowth, castor oil is the right thing to mix with kalonji to double the effect.  

Going natural works! With kalonji, you can tame your mane to a great extent.

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