You guys know how much I love using different oils to treat my hair problems. Kalonji oil is one of my favorites especially when it comes to treating hair fall and regrowing new hair.
So far I have been using my homemade kalonji oil but recently I thought of testing a readily available option just because I know a lot of you guys don’t have the time to go through the hassle of DIYing your own oil. That’s when I picked up BlendItRaw’s Kalonj Oil.
About The Brand: BlendItRaw Apothecary
The brand was started by Aarushi Singhal back in 2005 when she decided to take her DIY skin and hair care journey a step ahead. And noticed that the things that were available in the market weren’t of a good quality. That’s when she decided to source the original ingredients from across the country and sell it on her online shop.
Kalonji Oil Benefits
As I mentioned above kalonji oil is one of the best oils you can try when dealing with hair loss issues. Not only that but it also is really effective to promote faster hair growth, cures baldness(to a certain extent), regrows hair and helps darken hair color overtime.
It is also an excellent oil to help treat psoraisis and dermatitis.(A study conducted in 2014, showed that regular use of kalonji oil actually helped in treating psoraisis better).
Just a quick tip:
If you are not DIYing your own kalonji oil then while buying always opt for unrefined and cold pressed version of it.
How To Use Kalonji Oil For Hair?
Start by de-tangling your hair and warming up the oil using double boiler method. This will ensure that its nutrients are enhanced and not lost while warming up the oil.
Now part smaller sections and apply the warm oil directly on your scalp using either your fingers, cotton or whichever way you prefer. I personally do it old school, ask my mom or my husband to apply and massage it gently.
Its just oh-so relaxing when a loved one does your champi right 😉 ?
Leave the oil atleast for an hour before you decide to wash it off. For best results leave it overnight and use it twice a week.
Here is another quick tip for you guys:
Before you proceed to shampoo your hair, pamper your oiled hair with some steam using the thermal steam cap. This will double the good effect the oil has on your hair because the heat and steam helps the oil penetrate better into the hair shaft and scalp.
After steam, your can use your choice of shampoo and conditioner.
My Experience Using BlendItRaw Apothecary Kalonji Oil
I picked this baby up solely because it claims to be unrefined and extracted via cold pressed method. This means the oil retains most of its nutrients and that’s what’s my goal here.
The oil comes in a glass bottle with a beautiful golden cap. It has a beautiful mustard yellow color and a pure herbal aroma which is not too strong to trouble your nose. I honestly enjoyed its herbal fragrance.
I personally tried using it directly instead of mixing it with different oils and other ingredients. Solely because I wanted to test its results. So I warmed it up slightly, applied on my hair and scalp generously and massaged for 10 minutes. I also massaged using the inversion method for best results and then kept the oil on my hair overnight. The next morning I pampered my oiled hair with some steam using my thermal steam cap and then used my sls free shampoo, conditioner and my green teahair rinse.
My hair felt really smooth and manageable and my scalp felt really soothed and itch-free. After using this baby regularly for 2 weeks, I have definitely noticed comparatively less hair strands on my wooden comb then before.
Overall I am quite happy with its performance and I can definitely recommend it to you guys. Do give it a try if you have grey hair and are struggling with hair fall issues.
For best results, you can add rosemary essential oil if you want to combat hair loss or add lavender essential oil if you want to trigger your hair growth. And if dandruff is your main concern, then simply add few drops of tea tree oil to your kalonji oil for best results.
- Unrefined and cold-pressed extracted
- Cruelty-free, vegan and addictives free
- Smells nice
- Beautiful packaging
- Effective on Hair fall and dandruff
- Lot of ways to use it and create your own DIYs
- Packaging is not travel-friendly
- Not available in local stores
- Only 6 months shelf life
Completely natural yet it retains highest nutrient value due to its thoughtful manufacturing process. Works well on combating hair loss and dandruff to a certain extent.
Where to Buy BlendItRaw Apothecary Kalonji Oil in India?
I got it from their official online store.
Yay or Nay?
The oil is good in quality and is priced reasonably considering its purest value that you are deriving from it. It does help in treating hair loss and combat dandruff to a certain extent. And it helps with sun protection too. A worthy option to consider.
Hope you found this post useful. Let me know if you have any hair queries, or want me to try any products for you.
Have a lovely day.