Fenugreek is an annual plant and its seeds are widely used as the spice in dishes from South to Central Asia because of its health benefits. It’s called ‘methi’ in some parts of Asian countries. So, are Fenugreek seeds really beneficial to hair and health or it’s just a myth?
Yes, there are a lot of health benefits of Fenugreek seeds. It has several nutrient elements like potassium, calcium, dietary fiber and vitamins that’s why it is good to eat as a spice. But because of its unpleasant taste, many people don’t like it as a spice. But what many of us don’t know how good it is for our different body parts including hair, skin, heart, kidney etc.
Fenugreek Seed Benefits for Hair Care
For many years fenugreek seeds are being used for hair care. Several uses of fenugreek seeds for hair are as below:
Soak the fenugreek seeds within water for several hours and blend them with little water or lemon juice. Apply it on all over your scalp and hair and let it dry. Then wash it, you won’t even need shampoo to rinse it, only water is enough.
Take some coconut oil in a pan and add some fenugreek seed into it. Boil it until the seeds become reddish. Take the oil and let it be cooler. Then apply the warm oil on your scalp and hair. It will work like magic to enhance the growth of your hair.
To prevent premature greying of hair
Blend fenugreek seeds and curry leaves together and make a paste of it. Then apply it to your hair for half an hour and rinse it with a mild shampoo and cold water to prevent your hair from becoming grey before you are aged.
To heal dry and itchy scalp
Blend some fenugreek seed with an egg yolk and apply them all over your scalp and keep them for half an hour. Wash the scalp with mild shampoo and do that very well because the egg yolk makes the hair smell very unpleasant. After a couple of days, the dryness and itchiness should go away.
To make dry hair gorgeous and healthy
Soak some fenugreek seeds in water overnight and grind them well to make a smooth paste. Add a little olive oil, honey and curd to it and mix the paste well. Then apply it on the scalp and all over the hair and keep it for 45 minutes and rinse your hair with a mild shampoo. Do this for 2-3 times a week and see the obvious change of your hair.
To control dandruff of hair
Grind some fenugreek seeds and mix the paste well with yogurt. Apply on your scalp and rinse it thoroughly with a mild shampoo. Do this 3 times a week for the best result and discover dandruff-free hair.
To control the excessive oil of your hair
Take two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and add some fenugreek seeds into it and soak it overnight. Blend it in the morning and apply the paste on your scalp and in your hair. After half an hour wash it with a mild shampoo and see the difference.
To repair damaged hair
Grind some fenugreek seeds and mix it up with some coconut milk to form a paste. Apply it all over your hair and cover the hair with a towel for 30-45 minutes and wash the hair with mild shampoo. Do this several times a week to see the difference. If you have split ends of hair, this hair mask will help to repair it. If you have weak or frizzy hair this mask will help to make the hair stronger and frizz-free.
To condition your hair
Soak fenugreek seeds within water for a night and grind it to make a thin paste. Then apply it to your hair and wash it with a mild shampoo after half an hour. It will work as a conditioner for your hair.
Fenugreek seeds for curly hair
Boil some water and take 10 tablespoons of water from them and cool it to room temperature. Add 5 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds into it and soak them overnight. Strain out the seeds from the water and apply that water to your hair after rinsing your hair with mild shampoo. Let it dry for 10 minutes. Then wash it with cold water. You will get natural gorgeous bouncy curls.
Other benefits of fenugreek seeds for hair:
- Soak some fenugreek seeds into the water for several hours and drink the water in the morning before eating anything. It will make your hair attractive from within the inside of your body.
- Regular use of fenugreek seeds in your hair makes the hair soft, shiny and glossy.
- If you already lost a lot of hair or your hair is thin, regular use of the fenugreek seeds hair packs will help to regrow the hair and will make your hair thick and strong.
- Soak 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds into water overnight and grind it. Mix 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel with it and strain it with a muslin cloth. Apply it to the hair and scalp. Keep it for at least 2 hours and wash it with shampoo and apply conditioner after that. You can add yogurt or curd with the mixture if you have dry hair. You will get lovely and shiny hair.
Fenugreek Seeds Hair Oil
Heat Olive oil or castor oil and pour it into a glass jar. Grind some fenugreek seeds to make powder and add the powder into the oil. The ratio of oil and fenugreek seeds powder would be 4:1. Now keep it for 2-3 days before use. Apply the oil all over the scalp and hair and massage it for 5-10 minutes. Keep it overnight or for some hours and rinse it with a mild shampoo and use a good conditioner after it. Use it twice every week. Make a batch for a month at once to make the use easier but not more than that.
Fenugreek seeds have different kinds of uses. It’s not only a good spice but also a good mask for hair and skin. It has many other benefits. If we know how to use it properly we can have gorgeous and healthy hair no matter what our hair type is.
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