Blackseed is the seed of the Nigella sativa plant and is also commonly called "Black Cumin". People have used the seed for medicinal purposes for over 2000 years. Throughout history, blackseed was used for headaches, toothaches, nasal congestion, asthma, arthritis, high cholesterol, intestinal worms, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, diabetes, hypertension, dry skin, dry hair, eczema, etc.
The powder is a traditional hair growth method from Chad, Africa. Basara women are known to have very long hair. They cover their hair in the home-made mixture that keeps their hair moisturized and lubricated. The powder promotes healthy hair by retaining moisture and strengthening the hair follicles, which reduces hair shedding.
Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the Karite tree (African shea tree). Shea butter is edible an is used in food preparation in some African countries. The butter is mainly used in the cosmetics industry for skin and hair related products. Shea butter is used as a base for medicinal ointments and creams. It has many antioxidant and inflammatory properties. It is an excellent emollient for dry skin. The butter alleviates the pain associated with tightness and itching.
Asian women have used rice water to in enhance their face, body and hair. Rice water improves hair elasticity. It makes combing and detangling a whole lot easier while locking in moisture.