Fenugreek Seeds For Hair

Let’s go back to the time when there were not much hair products sold in the market. At that time people use to rely on natural ingredients to stimulate the growth of shiny, thick and healthy hair. One of such natural and popular ingredient, commonly used to treat hair fall, thinning of hair, itchy scalp or dandruff is fenugreek seeds.

Fenugreek seeds are brown, small seeds with a distinct aroma and slightly bitter taste and is commonly used for culinary and medicinal purpose.  It is known to improve digestion, soothe irritation if skin, have a favourable effect on blood sugar, inflammation and cholesterol and thus promotes all over health.

When it comes to acknowledging nutritional facts of fenugreek seeds let me tell you that it is a good source of protein, vitamin C, K, A, calcium, potassium, zinc, iron and essential fats. All these nutrients promote hair growth. The lecithin and nicotinic acid present in fenugreek seeds hydrate the scalp and fight dandruff. Fenugreek seeds moisturizes hair and adds bounce and lustre.

Amazing Benefits Of Fenugreek Seeds For Hair

1. Prevents hair loss

Being rich in protein these small brown seeds are very helpful in dealing with follicular problems and thus strengthens the hair shaft and prevents hair fall.

What to Do

Recipe 1:

  • Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seed in water and leave it overnight
  • In morning blend them to make a paste. You may add a little water as required.
  • Apply this hair mask
  • Wait for half an hour and then rinse it off.

Recipe 2:

  • Soak a half cup fenugreek seeds at night and in morning blend them
  • Add a teaspoon aloe vera gel, a tablespoon coconut oil and a few drops of rosemary essential oil
  • Blend the ingredients
  • Apply it as a hair mask
  • After 30-40 minutes rinse it off

2. Stimulates hair growth

Not only fenugreek seeds prevent hair loss but also stimulates hair growth.

What to do

Recipe 1:

  • Warm a bottle of coconut oil
  • Add a handful of fenugreek seeds to it
  • let it soak for 10 days at some cool place
  • After 10 days filter the oil
  • Store it in a cool place in an airtight bottle
  • Massage with fenugreek hair oil whenever required.

We have one more excellent fenugreek hair oil recipe. Do try to get the desired result.

Recipe 2:

  • To a cup of coconut oil add tablespoon fenugreek seeds and 5-6 curry leaves
  • Boil the ingredients and then cool the mixture
  • Strain and massage scalp with the oil
  • Store the oil in a cool place in an airtight bottle.

*It is advised to apply hair oil and massage scalp gently for 15 minutes. Leave it overnight and wash it off the next morning.

3. Effective dandruff and itchy scalp home remedy

One of the common cause of hair fall is dandruff. Dandruff is caused due to excess production of hair oil, inflammation, dry scalp, and fungal growth. Fenugreek seeds for hair is a complete solution to all these problems. It is anti fungal, and skin soothing.

What To Do

  • Take 2 tablespoons curd
  • Add a tablespoon fenugreek seed powder to it
  • Mix well and leave the mixture for an hour
  • Apply the paste on your scalp
  • Leave it for half an hour and then wash it off
  • Repeat this 3 times in a week to get rid of dandruff

4. Prevents Premature Grey Hair

As we age hair becomes grey. But if this issue happens in adults in their 20’s it is considered premature greying of hair. Our magical small seeds are rich in potassium and thus prevents premature greying of hair.

What To Do

  • Blend a handful of soaked fenugreek seeds
  • Add a half cup juice of Indian gooseberry
  • Mix the ingredients to make a paste
  • Apply the paste on scalp and hair
  • Wash it off in an hour

5. Get Shiny Hair

Fenugreek seeds not only condition hair strands but their follicle and roots. When your hair is healthy it shines.

What To Do

  • Add a half cup yogurt and a teaspoon lemon juice to it
  • Mix the ingredients to make a paste
  • Apply the hair mask and leave it for an hour.
  • This is followed by rinsing it off

Apart from adding fenugreek seeds hair masks to your hair care routine make sure to eat a well-balanced diet rich in protein, vitamin, minerals and essential fats and drink lots of water to get the desired results.