Rich in folic acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin C, fenugreek seeds have been used as herbal supplements and in DIY hair treatment for a long time. They are also rich in minerals like potassium, calcium and iron - making them an excellent at-home solution for hair fall. They are also known to contain large amounts of lecithin - which are hydrating in nature and can help stimulate hair follicles for faster hair growth. Not to mention fenugreek seeds based masks can deeply condition dry hair, introducing bounce and lustre back to your mane! Fenugreek or methi seeds offer a lot of benefits for hair and can help correct almost every hair problem. Many people claim it to be the secret to grow thick and shiny hair.
Itis pretty evident from the above information that fenugreek seeds can benefit your mane greatly, here are some of its benefits in details and how to use it the best possible way...
- 1. Benefits of fenugreek seeds for hair
- - Fights dandruff
- - Promotes hair growth
- - Reduces hair fall
- - Makes hair shiny and silky
- - Prevents premature hair greying
- 2. How to use fenugreek seeds for hair
- 3. FAQs about fenugreek for hair
1. Benefits of fenugreek seeds for hair
High in protein and nicotinic content, fenugreek seeds are known to be highly beneficial for both scalp and hair health. They can be beneficial for small issues of hair dryness and more pressing issues like baldness and hair thinning as well. Let's take a look at some of its benefits in detail...
- Fights dandruff
Apart from being an embarrassing hair condition to deal with, dandruff can also completely ruin the health of your scalp and lead to hair loss. To tackle this problem, make a paste of soaked fenugreek seeds and yoghurt. Apply all over your hair and let it stay for 15-20 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. Repeat twice a week for quicker results.
- Promotes hair growth
Fenugreek seeds are loaded with nutrients that not only promote hair growth but also improve the texture of the hair when used regularly. To prepare a pack for hair growth, blend half cup soaked fenugreek seeds with one tablespoon aloe vera gel, a tablespoon of coconut oil and a few drops of rosemary oil. Apply this to your scalp, allow it to rest for 30-40 minutes before washing it off.
- Reduces hair fall
Fenugreek seeds are very helpful in improving scalp health and making the hair stronger from the follicle. To reduce hair fall, soak some fenugreek seeds at night and blend them in the morning with some water and lemon juice. Apply all over hair and let it rest for some time before rinsing off.
- Makes hair shiny and silky
These seeds can condition your hair like no other. If you have frizzy and dry hair, look no further than fenugreek. Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight and apply the water you used to soak the seeds in your hair the next morning to get shiny black hair.
- Prevents premature hair greying
Premature hair greying is a common problem among today’s youth. Fenugreek seeds are packed with potassium which helps tackle the problem of premature hair greying. Mix soaked fenugreek seeds paste with amla juice and apply it to the scalp. Allow it to rest for about an hour before washing it off with a mild shampoo.
2. How to use fenugreek seeds for hair
As seen above, there are a couple of different ways to use fenugreek seeds for hair topically. The key thing to remember is to soak the seeds and use their gel/paste form. Add other masking ingredients to this paste based on the particular hair issue you are addressing.
For the purposes of ingestion, fenugreek seeds supplements can be taken in powdered or liquid forms. When consumed, fenugreek can not only benefit your hair but also help with improving digestion, lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels, calming inflammation in the body, and improving overall health.
3. FAQs about fenugreek for hair
1) How long do I leave in a fenugreek mask?
A. Masks made of fenugreek seeds turned into paste should be left on your hair for at least 10 minutes in order for them to work. Wash off when the mask starts to feel dry and pulls on your hair follicles.
2) Is drinking fenugreek water good for hair?
A. Yes, drinking fenugreek water has been associated with promoting hair growth, increasing hair volume, and keeping scalp issues like as dandruff and roughness away.
3) Does fenugreek change hair colour?
A. No. While fenugreek seeds can help delay premature greying and retain your natural hair colour, they will not alter it in any way.
4) How do I get methi smell out of my hair?
A. There are a couple of ways to get methi smell out of your hair - rinse with apple cider vinegar, use a fragrant mild shampoo or add a dollop of honey to your hair conditioner to get the job done.
5) Can we apply fenugreek paste on oiled hair?
A. Yes, fenugreek paste can be applied on oiled. It, in fact, improves the efficacy of the hair mask.